What Makes Us Unique?

Our purpose is to help businesses grow, innovate, and compete differently

Our vision is to inspire business leaders to be innovative so they can create new solutions for real problems.

Our mission is to become one of the leading strategy and innovation thought leaders in the world.

Our values are:

  • Service Above Self.
  • Unwavering Faith.
  • Pursuit of Excellence.

Who Are We?

Brian Gladden



Dr. Brian K. Gladden is the founder and CEO of The Strategy & Innovation Institute (Si2). Brian is one of the leading experts in the US on Blue Ocean Strategy and business model innovation. He spent years researching new market creation, Blue Ocean Strategy, and business model innovation for his doctoral dissertation.  He was then trained by the Blue Ocean Academy on Blue Ocean Strategy, Strategyzer on Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas and Testing Business Ideas, and by LeanStack on Lean Canvas, Jobs-to-be-done, and the customer journey. Read more about Brian…

How Can Your Organization Work With Us?

Whether you’re looking for a keynote speaker for your next event, or you’re wanting to train your team on strategy & innovation, we offer a variety of options! We can customize your experience.
Book a free consultation today to see how we can add value to your business! We can do webinars to comply with social distancing. 

Strategic Innovation Workshops

 1-Day (or 2 Half-Days) Discovery Session With Your Team

Go through each specific module of the Customer-Centered Innovation Framework. Each workshop will produce action items that can be completed in 1-2 weeks so we can move to the next module/workshop.

Innovation Sprints

1-2 week agile sprints with your team to validate findings and assumptions. Design experiments, explore solutions, test hypotheses, learn from stakeholders and implement solutions. De-risk your ideas and projects by using quick, inexpensive sprints to prove out each step of your journey.

2-3 day Leadership Retreats

  Educate your team on all of the modules and frameworks at an accelerated schedule so that you can gain knowledge transfer and skills to be able to implement the frameworks on your own schedule.