EMCC Global Provider Summit

24-25th November 2020


EMCC Global Provider Summit

24-25th November 2020


Janet Sernack

Janet Sernack: Navigating the innovation puzzle - coaching and mentoring innovation in an uncertain world

Session on 25 November 2020 07:30 UTC - View on timetable


n a recent article, “Beyond coronavirus: The path to the next normal” McKinsey and Company stated that we are facing an unprecedented new reality that requires us all to respond to new environments, new customers, and heightened societal expectations, in order to build resilience and creatively lead the way out of adversity through successfully navigating the innovation puzzle.

We are also able to support them to elect new ways of taking advantage of the crisis by helping them understand and learn more about to coach people and teams to navigate the innovation puzzle successfully by:

  • Stepping over their business as usual thresholds
  • Opening up to a new world of conscious, creative, and commercial possibilities, in ways that are creative, inventive, and innovative
  • Making sense of innovation to magnify their impact, relevance and create greater value to their clients
  • Enabling them to adapt, grow, and innovate thru disruption – accelerating their capabilities to stand out as an exceptional leaderconsultant, trainer, or coach and mentor.

Learning outcomes

  • Know why innovation is important to organisations, leaders, and teams
  • Understand the language of innovation and how to define it
  • Know what it means to coach and mentor innovation effectively.


Janet Sernack is the Founder and CEO of ImagineNation™ a niche Melbourne based innovation consulting company, which is a collective of passionate innovation, strategy, learning and coaching professionals who work with organisations, leaders and teams to develop innovation agility to deliver their growth goals for purposeful change.

Acknowledged as a global thought leader on the people side of innovation she teaches trains and coaches people and teams to step over their business as usual thresholds, and open them up to a new world of conscious, creative and commercial possibilities.

Janet has 32 years of experience consulting and leading culture development, change management, leadership and innovation education interventions to some of Australasia’s and Israel’s top 100 companies.

She co-creates with clients speedy, agile and blended ways that help people and teams adapt, innovate and grow through applying the transformational powers of innovation, lean start-up methodologies and human-centred design thinking, to emerge innovative organisations, leaders and teams.

As a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders, an executive coach, an award-winning blogger and presenter of the Coach for Innovators Certified Program.

She is a sought-out speaker at global conferences on innovation coaching, culture and leadership. In 2010 she moved to the Middle East and joined the Start-Up Revolution and now lives in lovely Bayside Melbourne, Australia.