Oct 24, 2017 Michelle Royal No Comments


A Note from Michelle Royal, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of RIDG. When Julee Bellomo invited me to participate as the headlining keynote for this year’s ProductCamp, I was thrilled. As the inaugural event, the theme for this year is “Discover.” It was a conference like this, over 11 years ago, that helped me discover […]

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Oct 16, 2017 Michelle Royal No Comments

RIDG Nominated for Excellence in Service Award

We are excited to announce that RIDG is a finalist for the Excellence in Service award in this year’s 14th Annual Tampa Bay Tech Awards. A big thank you to the Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF), all board of directors, and team members for this wonderful nomination. The event will be held at the Mahaffey […]

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Oct 03, 2017 Michelle Royal No Comments

The Five Powers of Million Dollar Teams

We have been working with high-level executive teams over the past ten years to build the skills that accelerate the velocity of growth. We would never take credit for the ultimate outcome of the teams with whom we work. It is their company and they put in the day to day hours, focus, and hard […]

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Aug 14, 2017 Michelle Royal No Comments

Marketing Mastery: What Words Are You Using That No One Cares About?

Your client is telling you, all the time, what they need. Are you listening? [Full Transcript] Hi everyone, it’s Michelle Royal, CEO of RIDG, where we build better innovators. Notice I said build “better” innovators, meaning we already know you’re smart. You got this. We are just here to hopefully improve it a little bit […]

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Apr 10, 2017 Michelle Royal No Comments

What is Disruption Readiness, Anyway?

To be disrupted means to interrupt (an event, activity, or process) by causing a disturbance or problem and also drastically alter or destroy the structure of something. Almost daily we hear our clients tell us they want to become the disruption, create the disruption, or leverage the innovation process to become the disruptor. Regularly, they [...]

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Oct 13, 2016 Michelle Royal No Comments

RIDG Seeks Office Manager

RIDG (Royal Innovation Design Group) is seeking an Office Manager (also known as the Office Maestro) that is a calming, organizational force and builder of infrastructure in our fast-growing, creative consulting company. The Office Maestro enjoys leading from within an organization, while crafting and applying their passion and expertise in order to lead administrative harmony […]

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Sep 14, 2016 Michelle Royal No Comments

RIDG Seeks Marketing Intern

RIDG is looking for a qualified intern to join our marketing/content creation team. Our marketing department produces high-quality content (graphic design, illustration, video, blogs, e-books, webinars, social media) internally and for our clients, and seeks an intern who can participate in various stages of content creation and marketing campaigns. This intern should be prepared to […]

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Mar 15, 2016 Michelle Royal No Comments

Serious Play for Leaders

Recently, I attended an event at the iconic Salvador Dali Museum located in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Nathan Schwagler from Dali Innovation Labs was facilitating a session on community leadership with a group from Leadership Florida. He kicked off the event with a thought provoking, visually-driven mini-lecture on how to see the world differently. "When we [...]

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Mar 01, 2016 Michelle Royal No Comments

The New ROI (Remember Our Information)

Jim Engelmann is about one thing, and one thing only — increasing engagement. I had lunch with him recently and his passion for this powerful mission was overwhelming and awe inspiring. From increasing attendee participation by 1,000% over the course of a three-day conference to ensuring employees are paying attention to imperative messages at an […]

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Feb 24, 2016 Michelle Royal No Comments

5 Simple Ways to CRUSH IT in 2016!

Gary Vaynerchuk aka Gary Vee has quickly become a household name (at least in the homes of entrepreneurs) and his brand has evolved dramatically since Wine Library TV. I have been following him for over 5 years now and have watched a ton of his video content from The #AskGaryVee Show, The DailyVee, and now even […]

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