The word is full of problems that are hard to solve and aren’t just going to vanish.
Some of them may  exist in your business. 
Instead of remaining stuck in overwhelm, following the pack or struggling only to constantly have competitors nipping at your heals you can find leading edge insights that will give you big competitive advantages .
Get Empowered Innovation and begin your solution adventure. 

Customer Expectations

There are significant changes required as to how we perceive and sense customer’s needs, wants and expectations as they too, adapt to, are empowered by the increasing speed and proliferation of choices available in our increasingly connected and digitized world. Find competitive advantages with outside box insights from the leading edge. Get  Empowered Innovation Digest.

Aggregation of data


This connectivity and the resulting aggregation of data is creating entirely new business models and revenue streams, both for startups and established companies that leverage existing assets in creative, profitable new ways. It also is changing the basis of competition as companies can now compete as part of ecosystems. Get ready with Empowered Innovation .

Free your mind


If you open up the mind, the opportunity to address both profits and social conditions are limitless. It’s a process of innovation. – Jerry Greenfield Save time and expand your mind with the responsive and engaging Empowered Innovation Experiences.



Innovation is creativity with a job to do. – John Emmerling   Get focused creative insights in an inspired virtual experience with Empowered Innovation.


Mindless habitual behavior is the enemy of innovation.
– Rosabeth Moss Kanter


Bridge the gap with Empowered Innovation.



Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. – Steve Jobs Leadership doesn’t have to be boring when you have Empowered Innovation.

Better Leadership


Innovation is far more valuable because it raises the productivity of both capital and labor….Still, like anything else, successful innovation starts at the top and leaders need to be held responsible for it…Innovation is never one event, but a process of discovery, engineering and transformation. “Innovation Is The Only True Way To Create Value” Begin now with the Empowered Innovation. 

Help when just getting by isn’t good enough

“You are braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

–Christopher Robin

Maybe you are one of the stressed decision makers or business owners who is so busy with the day to day that you can’t find time to keep a look out for potential disruptions emerging from the leading edge. Even worse, you may not be able to connect the dots to:

  • get the competitive advantage you need to stay in business,
  • get a bit of breathing room
  • increase revenue
  • and grow brand value.

Whole industries are being transformed by outside disruptions and pressures. The entertainment and financial industries are being reshaped by the evolution of digital economies. The oil and gas industries are coming under new pressures that are transforming the future of the energy sector…and these won’t be the only ones. What determines who takes proactive action and who waits for crisis to engulf? 

Research supports that best outcomes do not come from fear and worry states.

 The highest functions of the brain include the ability to:
  •  regulate our emotions
  •  suppress our biases
  •  switch between tasks
  •  solve complex problems
  •  think creatively and flexibly
Fortunately, these are skills that can be learned by most people and they are impossible to automate. That means this is not something technology alone can fix. Many experienced leaders realize the need for a more informed proactive responses like Empowered Innovation. Booking an Empowered Innovation Talk is a mini-workshop that can get you and your group on the right track or keep you there, depending on your needs.



Hello and thanks for stopping by!

I am Yvette Dubel, Founder of WebAntiphon Group, Speaker, Author of “Why Brand Risk Management Innovation Is a Game Changer”, Creator of the Empowered Innovation Principles and a pioneer in Art Based Solutions. 

I have joined forces with my friend and colleague, Deanna Burgart, to help smart leaders  elevate their efforts with simple steps that deliver your transformation moving from obstacles to opportunities. And we have fun doing it.

Deanna Burgart is a self-proclaimed “Indigeneer” and president of Indigenous Engineering Inclusion Inc.. She spent over 17 years working in the energy sector in sustainability and risk management.  Recently, she has redirected her work towards professional speaking, curriculum development, and resourcing organizations who want to improve their business strategies with Indigenous communities.

Empowered Innovation helps people like you to achieve, even exceed, their goals with proactive strategies that expand positive outcomes in less time while minimizing the risks. You can succeed by cultivating  the right mental state for inspired focused action to achieve triple bottom line success (profit, people, planet). Victory in business doesn’t have to mean sacrificing what matters most. In fact, you can distinguish your brand value with a legacy that does more than meet your financial goals.
Too many smart creative business owners, professionals, and leaders know their business but struggle to keep up with the fast pace of change and issues impacting their potential success. This leaves most confused, overwhelmed and stressed or worse paralyzed by what they don’t know. That’s where Empowered Innovation Principles can help.  Because innovation isn’t just a technology hurdle…the problem is your ability to innovate – yourself, your organization, products, services and maybe your industry.
The solution is your mastery of your ability to innovate without sacrificing what matters most. You can choose from my Empowered Innovation Talk (for your next meeting or event), or one of my Empowered Innovation Experiences (retreats and gamified workshops)
And that’s something we’d love to help you with if this resonates with you.

Until we meet or meet again…

Wishing you success and peace,

Yvette Dubel

WebAntiphon Group

Yvette Dubel author of Why Risk Management Innovation Is a Game Changer

WebAntiphon Blog

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