THE

INNOVATION
REVOLUTION

K. Melissa Kennedy Biography
Bestselling Author of
The Innovation Revolution: Discover the Genius Hiding in Plain Sight

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K. Melissa Kennedy is a bestselling author, TEDx speaker, and intrapreneur turned entrepreneur helping companies discover the genius hiding in plain sight. (Spoiler alert: It’s the people.)

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K. Melissa Kennedy is a bestselling author, TEDx speaker, and intrapreneur turned entrepreneur who parlayed her experience working for and building successful companies into a unique process for harnessing hidden assets inside organizations and turning them into big idea generating, $1-billion revenue producing resources. She was named to the 2017 Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Leadership list.

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K. Melissa Kennedy parlayed many years of experience working for and building successful companies into a unique process for harnessing hidden assets inside organizations and turning them into big-idea-generating, $1-billion-revenue-producing resources. (Spoiler alert: It’s the people.) She’s an internationally acclaimed expert and TEDx speaker, happy to share the not-so-secret actions
that have led to impressive outcomes for Fortune 100 corporations, start-up companies, and entrepreneurs.

Melissa’s recent bestselling book The Innovation Revolution: Discover the Genius Hiding in Plain Sight details how.  It’s the essential guide for 21st-century leaders to deliver rapid results within the enterprise through INTRApreneurship – entrepreneurship on the inside. She was named to the 2017 Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Leadership list.

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K. Melissa Kennedy parlayed many years of experience working for and building successful companies into a unique process for harnessing hidden assets inside organizations and turning them into big-idea-generating, $1-billion-revenue-producing resources. (Spoiler alert: It’s the people.) She’s an internationally acclaimed expert and TEDx speaker, happy to share the not-so-secret actions
that have led to impressive outcomes for Fortune 100 corporations, start-up companies, and entrepreneurs. She was named to the 2017 Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Leadership list.

Melissa’s bestselling book The Innovation Revolution: Discover the Genius Hiding in Plain Sight details how. It’s the essential guide for 21st-century leaders to deliver rapid results within the enterprise through INTRApreneurship – entrepreneurship on the inside.

Melissa can help you do things you didn’t think were possible.

  • Launch amazing, effective, strategic, workable new initiatives in just 48 hours.
  • Break through bureaucracies and unleash startup-like attributes within your organization: Teamwork. Focus. Speed. Accountability. Action.
  • Maximize impact by gaining buy-in and creating alignment across corporate silos.
  • Function at Smart Speed™ — both during your interaction with Melissa and long after.
  • Have a heck of a lot of fun doing all of the above.

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K. Melissa Kennedy knows how to get things done. And she tells you about it in her recent bestselling book The Innovation Revolution.

What kinds of things? Launching companies from scratch. Introducing new products. Building customer loyalty. Improving sales processes. Boosting efficiency. In short, the kinds of activities that make a real difference for Fortune 100 corporations, major educational institutions, startup companies and entrepreneurs. To the tune of more than $1 billion in revenue-generating projects. And counting.

For instance:

  • She pioneered one of the first social media strategic plans for Cisco System — including a monthly online video program that was viewed by 120,000 customers within the first year and ultimately helped add more than $1 billion to the sales pipeline
  • She launched a comprehensive marketing initiative for NC State University — which led to its first $1 billion fund-raising campaign
  • She co-led the effort to raise $3.1 billion for North Carolina public universities and community colleges — the largest higher education bond referendum campaign in US history

It’s those kinds of results that have made Melissa an internationally acclaimed expert, happy to share the not-so-secret behind her success. It’s called Smart Speed™, a unique process that focuses on intrapreneurship — taking advantage of the innovation-driving resources hiding within organizations of any size: the people. People who, believe it or not, have unique insights and great ideas. And who can — given the chance — launch amazing, effective, strategic, workable new initiatives in just 48 hours.

Melissa’s bestselling book The Innovation Revolution: Discover the Genius Hiding in Plain Sight details how.. It’s the essential guide for 21st-century leaders to deliver rapid results within the enterprise through INTRApreneurship – entrepreneurship on the inside.

Melissa knows exactly what those people on the inside are really capable of; she used to be in their shoes. That’s made her a passionate advocate for breaking through bureaucracies and unleashing attributes typically associated with startups: Teamwork. Focus. Speed. Accountability. Action.

K. Melissa Kennedy is a bestselling author, TEDx speaker, and intrapreneur turned entrepreneur helping companies discover the genius hiding in plain sight. (Spoiler alert: It’s the people.)

And yes, she knows a thing or two about startups (in addition to having undertaken three of her own).

  • Named to Triangle Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Leadership List
  • Certified Startup Weekend facilitator
  • Organized the largest-ever Global Startup Weekend event
  • Facilitated more than a dozen startup events globally
  • Won second place at Startup Weekend Coca Cola
  • Represented the Triangle at the International Startup Organizers Summit and Global Entrepreneurship Week in Brazil
  • Organizes Carolinas Innovators & Design Thinking Meetup and After Tweetup

The icing on all of her billion dollar cakes and entrepreneurial adventures? With her quick wit, abundance of energy, leadership flair and infectious enthusiasm, working with Melissa can be a heck of a lot of fun.

Publisher: 48 Innovate (March 7, 2017)
ISBN: 978-0-9982925-0-2
ISBN: 978-0-9982925-1-9
Paperback: 222 Pages
Retail Price: $18.95 Print, $9.99 Kindle

Contact: K. Melissa Kennedy
Company Name: 48 Innovate
Phone Number: 919-348-2207
Email Address: mail@48innovate.com
Twitter: @kmelissakennedy
LinkedIn: /in/kmelissakennedy
Company Website: www.48innovate.com
Book Website: http://www.innovationrevolutionbook.com/

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