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Shannon Wagers

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Contact Info
Company/Employer: The Procter and Gamble Company
Phone - Office: 513 525 8616
West Chester Township, OH, USA, Ohio, USA 45069
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannonwagers
Facilitator Qualifications
Years Facilitating: 6-10
Skills/Expertise (Select all that apply):
  • Subject Matter Expert / Speaker
  • Project Management
  • Effective Teams / Team Building
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Innovation Facilitation (New products; services)
  • Strategic Planning
  • Branding / Brand Image / Brand Strategy
  • Process Improvement
  • Training Others in Creativity/Facilitation/CPS
Industries Served:
  • Advertising / Branding / Marketing
  • Business / Industrial
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Fashion / Personal Care
  • Human Resources / Organizational Development
  • Internet / Social Media
  • New Products & Services
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Other Industry
Affiliations: Basasdur Applied Creativity - Professional Innovation Advisor
CEF/CPSI Leadership:
  • CPSI Presenter
Education: B.S. Chemistry - Miami University
Qualified Assessor: Basadur Applied Creativity Creative Problem Solving Profile
Awards: Basadur Applied Creativity - Spark Award, Coach Award, Golden Egg Award.
Languages Spoken:
  • English

A Consumer Products Professional with decades of experience in creating winning products. Shannon is an expert in consumer products development and exudes strong interpersonal skills in partnering with clients and colleagues. Products developed include Tide, Olay, Old Spice, and Gillette.

Shannon is the Corporate Innovation Capability Program Manager for the P&G GYM, an innovation and creativity space. The GYM conduct overs 1500 workshop days per year, engaging over 25,000 participants.  He leads and integrates the strategy to enable a "Best in Class" experience for teams to solve their innovation challenges. Shannon also designs and leads the GYM corporate training program to prepare these teams and individuals to "Bring our their Best." As the Lead Innovation and Creativity Alchemist, Shannon directs teams with best in class processes, techniques and tools to identify new opportunities, solve problems, and generate big ideas.Shannon has been recognized and awarded as an exceptional facilitator. His style is abundantly energetic and inclusive. He is highly sought for creativity sessions for ability to direct teams and effectively keep them on task. Shannon's sessions are valued as "time extremely well spent, producing extremely valuable output." Shannon's skill, techniques, and understanding of approaches "are amazing.” Additionally, he is a requested speaker on Creativity in the workplace.

Shannon was acknowledged in the 2016 book " Design-Centered Entrepreneurship" . Co-Author Dr. M. Basadur, states "I have been fortunate to work with several world-class leaders who have taken bold risks to build entrepreneurship and innovation capability in their organizations. The following stand out in their fields. In industry ... Shannon Wagers". Co-Author Dr. M. Goldsby states, "Several friends from world class companies have had a tremendous impact on my thinking about innovation and business ... Shannon Wagers at Procter & Gamble has taught me about the creative process of inventing new products."

Shannon's credentials include:

-Certified Master Integrator and Facilitator of Simplexity Thinking from Basadur Applied Creativity (BAC). Simplexity is an ideation process that specializes in solving difficult organizational challenges, developing new products and services with clients, facilitating strategic planning, and training teams to be more creative. BAC clients include many of the world’s leading companies, such as Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, John Deere, Frito-Lay, and PepsiCo.

-Professional Innovation Advisor (PIA) of Simplexity Thinking. The PIA is the highest designation of granted by the Center for Research in Applied Creativity, representing the elite of Applied Creativity practitioners.

-Shannon is a certified trainer in Simplexity Thinking. He instructs all P&G employees on Ideation/Creative Problem Solving and facilitation.

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