Peter Sheahan

International Expert on Leveraging Business Trends and New Market Opportunities

Peter Sheahan inspires innovative business thinking and creates lasting behavioral change. A highly successful entrepreneur, he is the founder and CEO of Karrikins Group, a multi-million dollar consulting practice which attracts such clients as Apple, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Hyundai, IBM, Pfizer, Wells Fargo, and Cardinal Health. A bestselling author, his new book, “Matter: Move Beyond the Competition, Create More Value, and Become the Obvious Choice”, shows readers that their edge of disruption is where their opportunity to matter is found.

Sheahan’s insights into business trends, and the changing needs of customers and staff, have made him a regular presenter on Fox Business. He has also appeared on ABC and the BBC, and has had profiles in The Washington Post and Fast Company, as well as acting as a featured expert in a five-part CNBC series on innovation.

He is the author of seven books, including the international bestsellers Fl!p, Generation Y, Making it Happen, and Matter.

Sheahan has delivered more than 2500 presentations to over 500,000 people in 20 different countries, and was named one of the 25 Most Influential Speakers in the World by the National Speakers Association. He is also the youngest person ever to be inducted into their industry Hall of Fame.



8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

MATTER: Create More Value, Move Beyond the Competition, and Become the Obvious Choice!

California grocery retailers and suppliers continue to experience significant disruption including the omnichannel world, shifting consumer preferences, non-traditional competition, and the changing nature of last mile logistics. It is during these times of change that it is important to think differently and continue to evolve your business. In this case-study rich, keynote session, Peter Sheahan will help you understand how to become the Obvious Choice through real-world examples of companies who have been able to elevate their role in the lives of their most important stakeholders by:

  • Telling themselves the truth and taking ownership for transforming their business
  • Putting the consumer at the center of everything they do
  • Unleashing their ambition and being willing to take intelligent risks
  • Moving from agreement to alignment behind their aspiration for the future

In Palm Springs, Peter will encourage you to find opportunity in the change and disruption the grocery industry is facing by solving the higher order problem consumers face, escaping the gravity of your own success, and being the best version of yourself, because companies don’t transform, people do.