Dennis G Shaver is an American Product Development Entrepreneur, Amazon International Best-Selling Author, Coach, Trainer, Speaker and a former Fortune 500 leader. Dennis specializes in turnkey product development and empowering entrepreneurial leadership in corporations, education, established businesses, startups and aspiring entrepreneurs.Dennis began his career as an entrepreneur at age 5 on the large family dairy farm alongside his 6 brothers. Dennis’s father taught the 7 brothers as a team how to be creative and innovative to effectively “MacGyver” things to keep equipment working properly. After graduating from high school, Dennis was hired as an hourly manufacturing employee at General Motors Corp. After receiving his first degree in business, Dennis was promoted to several GM divisions in various management capacities. Dennis also held key leadership positions at PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, A.O. Smith Corporation and The Clorox Corporation in; Engineering, Manufacturing, R&D, Business Development, Quality Control and Organizational Development. Dennis also served as Founder and President for several successful entrepreneurial business startups.

Dennis’s passion and true north is empowering Aspiring Inventor-Preneurs to become a Conduit to their Entrepreneurial Can-Do-It.

Dennis is the author of the book The Entrepreneurial Incubator, “Getting your idea from Mind to Market”. Shaver helps avoid costly errors by first aligning aspiring inventors’ mindsets for success. From there, he outlines the 7 Essential Steps and Fundamental Resources as a step-by-step methodical process to help Aspiring Inventors get their ideas from Mind to Market to reach their full entrepreneurial potential.

Dennis is known for his experienced based common sense in being practical yet ‘stir creative thinkers’, to bring out the best in empowering them to become a conduit to their entrepreneurial can-do-it.

Dennis also speaks on a variety of topics for individuals entrepreneurs, groups and companies on topics like; “How to Get Ideas from Mind to Market to Profit”, “Entrepreneurial Influence”; “Connecting the Dots from Kindergarten to CEO”. Shifting our Mindset to Entrepreneurial thinking; empowering creativity, innovation and being resourceful for social and economic change paves the path to get ideas from mind, to market, to profit. Dennis appreciates, and shares with listeners, that entrepreneurial leadership is not about tenure nor position. Leadership is a Mindset. “If it is to be, it really starts with me”. It’s about empowerment, moment-to-moment choices and effectively leading others to effectively lead themselves. Dennis helps you identify a custom strategy to shift your mindset for increased capacity, growth and transformation in reaching your full potential. His fusion of real-life experiences, his conversational techniques and heart felt zest for life connect with his clients and audiences at an intimate, intense and individual level.

Dennis chooses a lifestyle as an entrepreneur that keeps him healthy and young at heart personally and professionally. As a six-time marathon runner and two-time 100 mile run pacer, he believes a healthy mind and a healthy body go hand and hand.

These attributes have been the fuel and hallmarks evolving Dennis’s career in helping people make the rest of their life, the best of their life.

Brief overview to ‘post’ of 7 Essential Steps to Get Ideas from Mind to Market 7 ESSENTIAL STEPS to GET IDEA FROM MIND TO MARKET TO PROFITTM

1. Prepare Competitive Intelligence
2. Prototype Proof of Concept
3. Protect Protect Self & Idea
4. Package Looks are Everything!
5. Pitch In 59 Seconds
6. Promote “Oh, I Want That”!
7. Produce to Profit OR… Prepare for the next great idea!

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Brief overview to ‘post’ ; To help you become a Conduit to your Entrepreneurial Can-Do-It, here is the
3 Step Entrepreneurial Success FormulaTM
1. Ready – Mindset
2. Aim – Skillset
3. Action – Implement

Ready-Mindset: Ready is to prepare yourself first by choosing to be in the most effective Mindset. It’s about finding your true north supported by empowering thoughts and an attitude of…, I AM worthy and deserving. Then you can pave the path to be the key and the cause to Aim yourself in the direction of your entrepreneurial dreams, goals, and desires.
Aim-Skillset: Aim is positioning yourself in the most effective direction by understanding how to access, align and utilize effective skills and all available resources to build a strong entrepreneurial infrastructure or base. Then you are better able to effectively pave the path to take the most effective Actions.

Action-Implement: Action is the process of doing something purposeful to have a desired outcome. It starts with having the most effective Mindset-Attitude, then position your Skillset-Resources thus paving the path to take effective action to realize your full entrepreneurial potential. Then…, Rinse-n-Repeat!


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