The Innovation Leadership Circle

The path to achieving your innovation goals

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Want to join other leaders like you that have delivered breakthrough results in their businesses? Then apply here:

“With the Innovation Ecosystem, Mark has created a valuable resource for leaders seeking inspiration and insight. He combines his personal experiences with the perspectives of a range of compelling business leaders relevant for anyone seeking to enhance innovation and entrepreneurial capabilities.”

The Innovation Leadership Circle

Rob Wolcott, Professor of Innovation, Kellogg School of Management

Establish lasting connections with an exclusive network of innovative business leaders

Our innovative Ecosystem Learning     methodology is based on proven approaches to:

Collaborate with a group of accomplished leaders to co-create solutions, and achieve breakthrough results via customized coaching

At the Innovation Ecosystem we believe in the power of ecosystems to achieve outcomes not possible in isolation – we are extremely passionate about this. So we created the Innovation Leadership Circle, which brings leaders together to achieve their results more quickly and accelerate their innovation agendas.

Grow leadership capability through unfiltered access to expert practitioners and thought leaders


We’re trusted by:

People behind the Innovation Ecosystem

A team with proven track records

Ian Charles Stewart

Mark is the CEO and Co-founder of the Innovation Ecosystem which helps individuals and organisations become more innovative and entrepreneurial. He has over 20 years of experience driving change in market-leading companies such as BP, Hay Group, and Syngenta, where he led the development of a $2bn Speciality Crops Unit. He is also Chairman for BC Platforms, a genomics software company, and director of Terramera, a Vancouver-based ag-tech start-up.

Mark Bidwell

Iain Fitzpatrick

Chryssa is an Ecosystem Partner and has a passion for creating new things. In her role as Director for Good at School for Social Entrepreneurs she designs and delivers trainings for social entre- and intrapreneurs enabling them to create new ventures, projects and services. She is a founding member of the League of Intrapreneurs Canada and founded her own company peopleshare in 2012. Chryssa is also a Fellow of the School of Social Entrepreneurs, board member of North York Community House and trained Action Learning Facilitator.

Chryssa Koulis

Chairman and Co-founder of the Innovation Ecosystem, Ian is a serial innovator, WiReD magazine Co-founder, and social venturer. He recently returned to Switzerland after a decade in China supporting entrepreneurs seeking to innovate in the complex Chinese ecosystem. He firmly supports the Innovation Ecosystem view that business environment change is now pervasive and companies need to constantly innovate or suffer business model disruption.

Walt is an Ecosystem Partner and an inspirational leader and experienced business builder with a passion for driving innovation to deliver new sources of profitable growth. His sweet spot is at the intersection of Innovation, Transformation & Change. Walt spent 8-years with a-connect an innovative network-based consultancy where he helped to grow the business globally. Most recently, Walt held a senior leadership role at Syngenta leading innovation teams across multiple continents. 

Iain is a Co-founder of the Innovation Ecosystem and a global business builder and enterprise leader with 20 years professional services experience, spending the majority of those in global business leadership roles. Iain is known for being skilled at breaking down the most complex problems into solvable chunks and getting the job done with and through others. Iain is able to engage at all levels to deliver superior organisational performance. Acts as an enterprise leader and always operates with the highest levels of integrity.

Walt Renfree

We will prioritize those who apply early. We will also make sure the fit of each Innovation Leadership Circle is best. This may mean, for example, making sure directly competing companies are in different programs.

We believe passionately in the power of ecosystems to achieve outcomes not possible in isolation. So we created the Innovation Ecosystem to help organizations and leaders improve their innovation results.

Between six and eight. Research and experience shows this is the optimal size to achieve group based results.

What is the Innovation Leadership Circle?

What is the Innovation Ecosystem?

It is our premier service. It brings leaders together to accelerate their innovation agendas.

Fill out the form. Once we receive it we will contact you to talk through how the Innovation Leadership Circle maps to your innovation agenda.

How does Ecosystem Learning compare to other approaches?

A successful ecosystem involves working in harmony. We will be relentless in making sure the program is right for you and for others participating.

Based on proven methods for achieving breakthrough results the Ecosytem Learning approach leverages the diversity and experience of the group, combining collaborative and customised learning to captures the power of the group to create solutions to the most challenging problems.

How many people take part in each Innovation Leadership Circle?

Where can I learn more about the Innovation Leadership Circle?

How do I apply?

Complete the application form on this page. The selection process involves a detailed discussion to fully understand your needs and address any remaining questions you may have.

Why do you ask me to choose multiple possible dates?

Who delivers the program?

Is my application likely to be accepted?

We do. The Innovation Ecosystem includes accomplished business leaders, expert practioners and thought leaders in the space.