Energize + Educate + Motivate



Energize + Educate + Motivate

For over 25 years the team at Eureka! Ranch has been energizing, educating and motivating groups all over the world through customized high impact talks.

Content & topics*

  • Igniting Innovation in You, Your Projects and Your Company

  • Innovation 101: How to be Successful with Innovation no Matter What

  • Learn to Lead Smarter with Innovation

*Eureka! Ranch is not limited to these titles & topics.


Eureka Ranch Female Leader & Innovation Speaker
The scores for this program were outstanding! Our overall target is a 6.3 out of 7 and you got a 6.9!
— Program Director, Goering Center, University of Cincinnati


Maggie Nichols joined the Eureka! Ranch in 1999 after graduating from Miami University’s Farmer School of Business. After reading an article about the Ranch during an Entrepreneurship class, she decided that the Eureka! Ranch was the place where she was going to work. Months and dozens of pestering visits later, Founder, Doug Hall, finally acquiesced and Maggie’s been part of the ranch ever since.

She started as an Apprentice Inventor working on innovation projects along side Doug Hall and the team. After a short stint working on internet strategy at a large corporate bank, she moved to Oxford, England where she supported Eureka!‘s European efforts. In 2005, she returned to the US as Vice President of R&D while also, continuing to oversee innovation projects. In those years she helped to pioneer the development of Innovation Engineering.

In 2009 Maggie was named President & Chief Operating Officer - not only leading the team at Eureka! Ranch and the Innovation Engineering Institute, but helping C-Level Executives around the world guide their employees and teams through innovation. She has served as innovation coach and educator to some of the world's largest companies and non-profits including American Express, Humana, March of Dimes, and P&G. In Summer, 2018 Maggie was named CEO & President of Eureka! Ranch.

Maggie is a self reported introvert, but when it comes to Innovation Education and Leadership you’ll find her passion makes her talk fast, furiously and incessantly providing an incredible energy to any event.

Maggie is a Miami University (that is Ohio) graduate who is married to her college sweetheart, Brian. They live in Cincinnati, Ohio with their two kids.

Doug Hall Innovation Keynote

DOUG HALL, Founder & Chief Inventor

Your general session received an overall rating of 3.7 on a scale of 4!
— Credit Union Executives Society

Your presentation at our Ocean Reef Meeting exceeded expectations. I was especially impressed that you listened through the morning and tailored your presentation based on what you heard. Not everyone is that committed to results.
— Karen Horrell, Great American Insurance
You were amazing! We had a very good conference - you took it over the top!
— President & CEO, International Economic Development Council
Your presentation was a great combination of research, surprising facts, and innovation. Many delegates indicated that they thought this year’s event was the best CEOs Conference ever, and I’m sure it was in no small part due to your motivational approach.
— CEO, Food & Consumer Products of Canada
Your presentation hit home with our attendees and will help guide the industry in ways I don’t think many people realize.
— Trade Show Director, Event Solutions


The cost for Eureka! Ranch talks is based on time, travel, content, and speaker. Have no fear we have content and pricing for all events and budgets. We love nothing more then talking about innovation and training others in a new way of thinking.

From breakfasts & lunches to break out sessions, workshops, and keynote talks we are happy to work with you to help ensure you walk away ahh'd by what you heard & experienced.

Lets talk about how we can help