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A Sherpa’s Guide to Innovation

A Sherpa’s Guide to Innovation

The Innovation Engine at Atrium Health

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E63: What’s Behind Door #3? Interdependence & Modularity!

Ben, Jay & Will geek out on a great but less well-known theory of Dr. Clayton M. Christensen - Interdependence and Modularity.
February 26, 2020

E62: Seth Ervin – Libraries as Platforms of Community Change

Can you name an institution more welcoming and inclusive than a library? Probably not. In this episode, we learn from Seth Ervin, Chief Innovation Officer at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, about how he applies innovation principles to design the...
February 12, 2020

E61: Remembering Dr. Clayton M. Christensen

Ben & Jay reflect on what Dr. Clay Christensen has meant to each of them, their experience meeting Clay and his wife, Christine, and a few parting thoughts in gratitude for this amazing man. memoriesofclay.com How Will You Measure Your Life? The Clayton Christensen Institute The Forum for Growth and Innovation at Harvard Business School
January 28, 2020

E60: Kelly Leonard from The Second City – Improv is Human Being Practice

Ben and Jay open a new decade with an improvisational theatre, organizational learning, and human behavior rock star, Kelly Leonard.
January 22, 2020

About A Sherpa's Guide to Innovation

Are you looking to better understand and apply innovation theories, methods and tools? Do you need to think about your business or industry in a different way? Join the Sherpas as they conduct spirited conversations and tell compelling stories to guide you along your innovation expedition.Get your gear ready!Business Model Innovation, Human-Centered Design and Strategic Partnerships
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Team

Jay Gerhart

Jay Gerhart

A passionate driver of consumer strategy and innovation for Atrium Health. As part of the Innovation Engine, he employs methods such Design Thinking, Jobs to Be Done and Business Model Innovation in product and service development. Recently trained at Second City Chicago and Charlotte Comedy Theatre in improvisation, he brings “Yes, And” and a next level of teamwork to transformational projects. During his 20 years with Atrium Health, he has led many of the system’s most significant corporate strategy, planning and development initiatives, including Levine Children’s Hospital and Levine Cancer Institute.
Ben Tingey

Ben Tingey

Benjamin Tingey is an Innovation Manager with the Atrium Health Innovation Engine. In this role he champions the voice of the patient, designing care experiences and business models that nail their Job to Be Done, and curates the voices of the Innovation Engine and other innovation thought leaders by hosting the "A Sherpa’s Guide to Innovation" podcast. Benjamin learned to speak Spanish fluently as a 19-year old serving the Hispanic immigrant community in South Carolina. Before joining the Innovation Engine, his prior career experience included Spanish language instruction, social entrepreneurship, healthcare startups, and hospital system corporate strategy. Benjamin’s love of American history and literature influenced his preference for schools named after famous Americans, receiving his undergraduate degree in American Studies from Brigham Young University and a graduate degree in Healthcare Administration from George Washington University.

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