An innovative mindset

A home to help bring your business idea to life, even if you’re starting from scratch. We are on a mission to help you bring your big idea to reality. To help you see things differently.

 

Hey! It's Mike & Catherine here

We’ve teamed up with AUT and created the Practical Innovation App and cards of the Periodic Table of Innovation (which you be given access to on enrolment), to assist with your learning.

You’ll participate in a Masterclass (virtual or in-person depending on numbers), and a Live Dragon’s Den Review Board at the conclusion of the program at no extra cost to you.

You’ll also get:

Access to top business coaching from local business owners, experts in their industry, and be introduced to a community of entrepreneurs.

The steps needed to succeed, including creating a business plan and an opportunity to pitch your idea.

A transformational experience that builds and boosts your confidence with resources, mentors and support needed to hone and polish your business idea.

  • MIKE HUTCHESON
  • CATHERINE NEWTON

SPEAKER, THINKER, WRITER, INNOVATOR

I’m a Director of a number of companies Public and Private, a business adviser and an Adjunct Professor at Auckland University of Technology, teaching an online Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme. I’m a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and I have a Masters degree of Philosophy from AUT (1st class honours). My thesis was on “The Alchemy of Innovation in New Zealand businesses”.

I’M A BUSINESS WOMAN-ON-A-MISSION

Like you, I am someone who knows that I am here to make a difference. We have a business idea and a deep drive to fulfil this purpose, our passion. Our burning desire to succeed exceeds our fears – but our belief in ourselves gets challenged. Often.

Working with AUT

We have built this programme to support business owners or startups like you to nurture your ideas and build the best businesses possible. We will help you to start your own revolution, give vent to your passion, and hustle to create something meaningful and valuable for the world.

Perhaps there’s a daring goal out there with your name on it? But you’re procrastinating for fear of failure. Well, we’re a community of business owners/leaders who believe that anything’s possible, even failure, but it’s better to fail at some audacious mission, than to risk nothing.

 

Perhaps there’s a daring goal out there with your name on it? But you’re procrastinating for fear of failure. Well, we’re a community of business owners/leaders who believe that anything’s possible, even failure, but it’s better to fail at some audacious mission, than to risk nothing.

We believe in those with the courage and tenacity to start from nothing and pursue their dreams, no matter how big or small.

Our programme will enable you to test your idea and minimise that risk. Perhaps you’ve moved outside your comfort zone? And if you have crossed the terror barrier you are already closer to growing your network, your bank account AND who you are.

If you can relate to this, this is the place to build your connections, learn innovative skills and be inspired with like-minded people. It just might be the next step you’ve been looking for in your adventure.

'Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
- Dr. Peter Drucker

Join Our Programme

Do you dare to dream about turning your business or organisational idea into a success? Globally over 550,000 people jump into the business idea pool each month. Many more want to create change in their organization. Some just test the water; others go boots and all. There are those that sink, some that swim, and the lucky few who hit the jackpot the first time.

Join the Practical Innovation Program. What’s on the course–

-12 complete modules
– Get focused with a deadline
– Gain an Innovative Mindset
– Pitch your idea

Learn from industry leaders

Mike Hutcheson and Catherine Newton have track records helping businesses achieve real results. Their inspiring stories and grounded direction have helped hundreds of people discover how to take their mindset, skillset, and innovation strategies to a whole new level. Now it’s your turn!

Mike Hutcheson

Adjunct Professor at AUT

Former Managing Director of Saatchi & Saatchi

www.mikehutcheson.com

Catherine Newton

Director of Innovative Education at AUT

www.catherinenewton.com

Stay in the know

You’ll get regular inspiration and updates including first dibs on events, scholarship opportunities, giveaways and other ways to keep your innovation muscles flexed!