Testimonials for Roger and feedback:
"Wow! Roger held an audience of NAB People & Culture team members spellbound with his insightful, action oriented approach to innovation. Applying lateral thinking, he sees opportunities everywhere and turns complexity and the threat of the unknown into exciting business opportunities. Without doubt Roger La Salle is one of the most inspirational speakers and writers of our time."
-Mr Jim Young,
Executive General Manager
National Australia Bank
People and Culture, Group Business Services
“For the third time, Roger has visited Turkey and presented at our International conference and for the third time reviews have been outstanding. Without doubt his Matrix Thinking tools lead the world as business tools in their power and simplicity. The outcomes are amazing”
- Selim Guven
Turkish Society for Quality
As Spanish to English translator in South America I have worked with many experts.
Indeed, in South America we seem to have an endless troupe of American and European experts preaching innovation and entrepreneurship at conferences and universities, including many who are well-recognized names in those fields. In July 2010 I had the unique pleasure of working at many events with Roger La Salle and his Matrix Thinking methodology. His material, presentations and workshops are without any doubt the most engaging, simplest and valuable method I have ever experienced. In fact during his work I found it quite impossible not to come up with the next big thing in any of the many market sectors he touched on, and this was evident also within the groups he worked with. This material is invaluable and directly targeted at practical outcomes for businesses of any type. I commend this highly.
- Tjebbe Donner
Official Translator and Interpreter
Thought provoking insights on innovating intangibles, from one of the best innovation thinkers of our time. A must for all service Industry professional
- Mr Chetan S Wakalkar
Founder Trustee & Group Director
Indira Group of Institutes
It´s amazing what you do. I have created many workshops - too philosophical or "creative" maybe - but you blew my mind, yesterday.
Thanks a lot!
How can I work with you?
- Alfredo Durán M.
Bogotá - Colombia
“We are always looking for practical, relevant and outcome focused methods to drive value out of innovation programs – but we rarely find them. Roger has delivered yet another systematic and structured approach to ideation applied to the ever growing services industry.”
- Matt McIntyre,
Innovation Academy, Deloitte
We found the system an excellent approach to developing innovative ideas from customers, service agents, engineers and sales staff. The normal brainstorming method is only a distant second in comparison to his innovation process.
We used if for the Strategic Planning Conference and managed to get some outstanding out of the box ideas in just half a day…
- Paul Mracek
Managing Director (retired) Fasco Asia Pacific
(A Division of General Electric - Regal-Beloit Electric Motors Int’l)
Roger, once again you have delivered and outstanding event to the family businesses in Glasgow. This is the second time and we are working to have you back again as soon as possible.
Your understanding of innovation and the need and way to embed that in family businesses through successive generations is total. Thanks and best regards…
- Professor Renee Reid
Caledonian Family Business Centre
Glasgow University - Scotland
Your presentation was great and extremely well received. With regard to the evaluations, as mentioned five 10s, four 9s and one 8, which is first rate. Comments from members:
1. ‘Passion was infectious. Roger obviously loves what he does’.
2. ‘Very simple, the KISS theory’
3. ‘Roger was great’
4. ‘All good’
- Andrew Dalziel,
"Roger's presentation to our major Belfast innovation conference was a great hit, his material is invaluable, a must for all business people."
- Mr. Bob Barbour
Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Competitiveness, Belfast, Ireland
Roger La Salle redefined innovation as “change that adds value” and presented his simple but extremely powerful “Matrix Thinking” tool in his first book on the innovation of tangibles. Now he has addressed the intangibles – the increasingly bigger part of the economy where “ideas and services” are the future. This material is original, and in my view” gold” for the services sector.
- 'Dr. Rajen. M,
CEO, Holista Colltech Limited
Roger, just a short note to thank you for the fabulous interactive presentation at the ICN National Conference last month. Our internal survey confirmed that your information and delivery style were absolutely the highlight of the event. You left our people with both the motivation and the tools to understand and implement innovation in our business. Thanks again.
- Peter Yates.
Chief Executive Officer
ICN – Victoria
"Roger's interactive presentation in our recent conference was truly enlightening. He delivered a simple yet powerful message full of anecdotes and real examples. No overheads or PowerPoint for this fellow, he just walks and talks and doodles on a white board as he reveals the secrets of innovation and opportunism.”
- Mark Debevc
Acoustic Product Leader
Boral Australia Limited
“Thank you for your inspiring presentation to our members Roger. The feedback has been excellent. Anyone who missed the seminar missed something truly valuable to their business. During these current tough times, learning how to capture opportunities will prove invaluable.”
- Heather Dowling
Family Business Australia – SA Chapter
“Neumann Steel has recently completed a two day program in innovation and opportunity conducted by Roger La Salle. This was really quite motivating and stimulated many new initiatives during the session.
Roger’s ‘real life’ examples and experiences provided a base for our employees to explore and convert to the current and future of our workforce. In the current market place and to remain competitive this is vital to ensure future growth for organisations.”
- Jane Olson
Neumann Steel Pty Ltd
“I participated in the NorthLink Group Innovation program conducted by Roger La Salle with his Matrix Thinking tools. The information and insights I received from these sessions were a real eye opener. Subsequently Roger made several visits to my company and without doubt as a result we have now moved to a new level.
We have a better telephone interface to customers, new marketing material, a new part time semi retired ex tool maker salesman, a very high tech patented new mechanical lock we are involved in developing and are not working with a customer we have for years been trying to win.
The program has been a real asset to my business and I would absolutely recommend it to anybody in business.”
- Shane Kelly,
Roger, we do endorse the program you brought to our business. More importantly members that were present at the in-house sessions have become more willing participants in our business & the business is moving forward at a much faster rate than I could have wished for.
Roger the best part now is I can take a back seat & not worry any more, so I cannot be any happier. Thank you for your efforts as it was certainly worth the exercise.”
- Ron Beadle
“I was involved in the NorthLink Group Innovation program conducted by Roger La Salle with his “La Salle Matrix Thinking” tools. I found these sessions to be extremely informative and stimulating, and really took a lot away from them.
Since then, management and staff had participated in a half day innovation workshop which was a great way to quickly expand our portfolio of new ideas. Matrix Thinking is a fantastic business tool that we will strongly consider for ongoing in-house use".
- Sophie Sumner
Applications and Development Engineer
Sealed Air - Cryovac
‘Roger La Salle presented ‘Innovate or Perish’ at a recent Family Business conference. Roger’s approach to innovation is so stimulating and original that the delegates were furiously taking notes throughout the session. Roger is not only a respected international expert in the field of innovation and opportunity capture, he is also a gifted communicator who had the audience spellbound from go to the last second of his presentation. I would highly recommend Roger as an engaging and entertaining speaker. His knowledge and expertise on innovation, coupled with his powerful and energetic delivery, created a memorable session at our Family Business conference’.
- Imelda Bergin
Family Business Association
Chief Executive Officer for NSW
Your presentation to our delegates was inspiring. Our group is made up of many industry segments with a variety of interest levels. To engage such an audience is a true gift. You completely captured them with your energy. Your ability to connect to a variety of personalities, cultures, and ages is a true gift. Feedback from attendees has been very positive. Thank you for making my job easier by delivering a presentation which caught everyone’s attention. It would be fabulous to work with you again.
- Ana Drougas
Rotational Molding Association of Australasia
On behalf of the Association of land Development Engineers, we extend to you our thanks for your presentation at our National Conference 2008, held on the Gold Coast. Your presentation “Product Innovation & Greater Business Opportunity” was well received by our Members and Delegates and rated as the Conference highlight.
We now look forward to having you present again to our full membership in Melbourne.
- Stephen A. Hopper
Association of Land Development Engineers
“I would also like to comment on Roger’s excellent delivery style which I found to be very down to earth and inspiring at the same time. His passion for innovation highlighted by the “throwing out” of ideas and challenges to the group shone though.”
- Tim Anderson
Your presentation was fantastic.
I started reading your books and love the way you are approaching the whole area of innovation. I do a lot of work in the area of strategic consulting and problem solving with executives. My specialty is working on problems that are seen as extremely difficult/challenging/expensive and work to find the easiest and simplest way forward. I enjoyed your matrix and the questions behind them, they are extremely elegant and I appreciate the power of the questions.
I've just lent the books to my partner who works for a fruit distribution company as innovation is critical to their business--I'm sure it will be invaluable to them.
- Philip Pryor (Principal)
“As our Family Company enters its 4th Generation, it was imperative to gather and maintain the interest and attention of our younger family members at our recent Family Forum. Roger certainly achieved this as he said he would, by engaging them in conversation and stimulating them with his exciting ideas”.
- Margie Hill (3rd Generation)
Dyson Group of Companies
On behalf of the Caravan and Camping Industry Association of NSW, I would like to thank you for presenting at our recent Annual Conference, A Changing World – and how to profit from it, which was held in Wollongong from 23 - 25 July, 2008.
Feedback received from conference delegates has been very positive. Roger you really were one of the highlights of our conference. Well done!
- Jane Furner
Industry Development Manager
…I was the moderator for your session. I have to say that you presentation was fantastic and everyone though it was the highlight of the two day event….
I have spoken to the divisional deputy secretaries about holding a departmental workshop on innovation/opportunities; you would be the ideal person to present to the department.
I have also spoken to the state AusIndustry office and they would also like to come along. They also have an event coming up that could use your presence. I also think that there is an opportunity to run an industry event either in conjunction with the DEDT or as a separate event. We will be in touch shortly....
- Keith Wheatland
Industry Capability Network
Your keynote presentation “Innovation – The Essence of Business Success” rated as the conference highlight on the conference survey completed by delegates”
- Kim Hackwood
General Manager AALARA
(Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association Gold Coast Conference 2008)
“Thanks Roger for giving us a focused process for finding opportunities within even the most complex issues and challenges. It was a wonderful revelation!”
- Graham McKern
Director of Development
MacKillop Family Services
Mighty entertaining and informative… Exceeded all my expectations… it was fantastic, thank you
Presentation to AIM Australia – 2007
Really enjoyed your presentation at the Quest Conference in Melbourne 25th July, could have listened to you all day……………. Regards
- Ron Schroeder
Quest Bunbury – July 08
I literally hung on every millisecond, for the whole day. Unbelievable contents and presentation
- South Australia Gov DTED facilitated workshop 2007
Excellent presentation, visually, verbally, humorous
- Lenovo VIP guests dinner, Grand Hyatt Melbourne 2007
"Roger is an exciting and stimulating presenter who brings his topics to life with graphic examples, insights and directions for personal and business development." "Roger is superb... I recommend him highly as a speaker... "
- Cate Hlavac
Senior Consultant, Trade New Zealand
"... I have seen them all, the La Salle method is... fantastic."
- Mr. Barry McDonald
Managing Director, (retired) Albany International, Australia
"... A simple and practical process of innovation"
- Mr. L.Y. Seto
Director, Public Service Agency, Singapore
"... The best speaker we have ever had..."
- Mr. Leigh Hepburn
Past President, Australian Inventors Assoc
"... inspirational, a great presentation..."
- Mr. James Yong
Sales Manager, Isolectra Far East, Singapore
“… Extremely applicable. Darren and I (co attendee) will be hosting an internal workshop to apply the “La Salle Matrix Thinking” technique. This will be to transfer our knowledge gained from the workshop and provide an introduction to skills development and conceive new innovations, which are the lifeblood of our company.”
- Ric Gato
APCI, Adelaide, South Australia
"In 2015 we needed a model to help one of our clients innovate and develop new ideas. We researched the web and we came across Roger La Salle and Matrix Thinking. Since then we’ve developed a relationship with Roger and his work that has made an enormous difference to our client. In 2017 Roger travelled to Northern Ireland to work with us and our client over a residential training weekend.
To watch Roger first-hand was a joy.
We’ve worked with many speakers and experts but never before have we worked with someone who is as engaging. More importantly, never before have we used a framework, methodology or tool that is more effective. The key to its success is its simplicity. Anyone can do it. Our client has increased their turnover by over 20% in a single year after implementing Matrix Thinking. The Change Program that they initiated has also been recognized with a UK National Training Award.
If you need new ideas in your organization, or if you need an engaging and effective speaker, look no further than Roger La Salle. “Simply a genius and ingeniously simple”
- Ian D Laverty
Re: IDG Conference – Pune India - September 2015
Dear Roger, greetings!!!
It was an inspiring session by you during the CIO event and great to meet you.
Request: please send me a copy of your slides
- V. Subramanian (Subbu)
Director: CIO Board Member
Global Business IT leader
I have been to a lot of workshops and can say from past experience that this workshop was among the best of them. I would recommend the workshop to anyone serious about innovation. Clearly innovation and the need to change to survive are essential and you have the tools to help companies do just that. Thanks again.
- Nick Ktoris
Chief Executive Officer
Sentek Pty Ltd
The last two days I attended a fantastic course on "Matrix Thinking" taught by Mr Roger La Salle. His lessons really blew my mind in how to identify everyday problems and innovate to make them viable businesses and opportunities.
- Jason Yip
Business Development Executive
A-Star- Singapore (A-Star is the CSIRO of Singapore)
"Having Roger La Salle even recognises us and what we do is a big achievement but to get him to come to meet us and give a highly motivating presentation was phenomenal."
- Michael Johnston,
Grants Electrical Services Ltd.
Head Office Pennybridge Industrial Estate
Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Thanks once again for one of the most engaging training that I have ever attended!
Your ability to pick up examples from real life is unparalleled. The team was particularly impressed with your style of delivering content. You kept the room energized and engaged for 2 straight days with your insightful and outcome focused methods. Matrix Thinking around identifying opportunities and asking the right questions are few things which we have already started applying. Thank you for your effort, would love to work with you again in future!
Look forward to catching up when you are in Sydney next.
- Umesh Pahwa
Vice President GENPACT
Roger's workshop and experiences he shares during his workshop are amazing and had me thinking at every point. He is a true innovator in both the word and his experiences he shares. He had me thinking how to be innovative in my own business and how innovation did not have to complex it could be very easy and simple!!! Truly, if anyone is thinking about doing a workshop - I would not hesitate for one second.
This was by far one of the best workshop's I have ever experienced- HANDS DOWN!!"
- Tristan Winen
Work Life Safety Systems WLSS - Adelaide
We received excellent feedback from you session. In fact, one person told us that it was the best session that she has ever attended…….. A number of senior leaders have told me that their staff returned from the session enthused and reinvigorated. I don’t think we could have asked for more!!
Also, we had 86 people in the room on the day and 80 people viewing online. Since then, the video has been viewed 115 further times. This is brilliant!
Thank you again.
- Claire Roennfeldt
Director, Innovation Section
Strategy and Governance Branch, Executive Division
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
HI Roger, - October 2015
Many thanks for your session at the CSDAA 2015 Convention. Spot on topic,
Reality and Innovation at its very best.
We have had excellent feedback from all. Well done.
- Lloyd J Williams
Traxx Construction Products
Unit 4/1 Rocklea Drive,
Victoria 3207 Australia
HI Roger, Thanks - June 2015
Brilliant course for everybody in the workforce, whether private of Government.
- Henry Mohe,
Manager - Road Safety Council
Port Moresby – PNG
Roger's presentation was the best "business" training event I have been to in a long time.
His personal experiences and journey as an innovator authenticates his ideas and suggestions. I have already started adopting the "matrix" approach to innovating some of our products.
I would strongly recommend the government holding another training session and introducing Roger to other companies in the area.
- Tim Knowles
Enware Australia Pty Limited
August 2015 - The sessions with Roger were very valuable as they simplified the key elements of innovative thinking as a process for identifying improvements that can be made to both products and processes.
The matrices are an excellent guide for teams embarking on projects designed to identify such improvements and we are looking forward to applying these principles in our next project.
- Patrick Collins
“Roger La Salle recently presented on the topic of “Innovate or Perish” at the Innovation Centre of Western Australia. His approach to innovation is fresh, bold and wonderful in that it deconstructs so many of the “overthought” approaches to how we innovate.
Roger managed to demystify many of the innovation myths, whilst providing a convincing argument as to why innovation needs to be at the core of all our business decisions.
Our audience walked away energised and enthusiastic – I would highly recommend you expose your organisation to Roger’s approach to innovation”.
- Pia Turcinov
Innovation Centre of Western Australia
“Facing a challenging audience of Australian fruit growers, Roger not only managed to raise the energy in the room up a few notches but he delivered on our key conference objective – to open the minds of Australian fruit growers to the possibility of innovation! Roger is a thoroughly engaging speaker and in my opinion would be a valuable contributor to any event wanting to promote change/innovation.”
- Richelle Zealley
APAL Communications Manager
The results from the surveys from your conference presentation out of 5 were as follows:
(Your Average - Info/Content 4.58)
(Your Average - Presentation 4.75)
(Your Average - Overall 4.67)
Congratulations, this is an outstanding result considering the average for all other speakers was just 4.
- Dave Cullen
Australian Exhibitions & Conferences Pty Ltd
Roger presented to our members meeting last week. His session was captivating and inspiring to say the least. People were amazed by the simplicity and power of his tools, the feedback was fantastic. His material on the Opportunity Matrix opened doors to thinking that were quite remarkable.
- Amit Menghani,
President – Young Aviation Aerospace Australia.
“Roger provided an enjoyable presentation on the importance of innovation, supported by simple but powerful applications. Our management team thoroughly enjoyed Rogers presenting style and we look forward to working together again to streamline our service offering”.
- John E Dalton
General Manager Industrial Services Victoria
Veolia Environmental Services (Australia) Pty Ltd
Your presentation was spellbinding.
I know everybody there enjoyed it and wanted more. Unfortunately we had to finish at 8pm.
I sincerely hope we could have you again.
- Henry Santamaria
Team Manager, Logistics
The seminar was fantastic. We were introduced to a new way of thinking that also had the tools to assist us in the implementation. We have already started using it and our people have embraced it - doesn’t get better than that
The onsite visit was terrific, informal but really helpful.
- Jeremy Robertson
Boge Pty Ltd - Melbourne
“One of the best learning events I have ever been to. Roger La Salle has the ability to get you to think laterally while still considering profit and company efficiencies. He visited our factory the next day and his help was invaluable. We have implemented many of his methodologies and are already getting results. Thanks to Vance Wheeler, the Entrepreneurs Program and the AI Group for arranging this very valuable conference.”
- Lindsay Jensen
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in Bangkok, Thailand for the Second time on 28th September, 2017.
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