Over the years I’ve spoken to people from all walks of life and many different professions. And, my keynotes are especially popular with groups that are predominantly analytical: PhDs, engineers, financial analysts, MBAs. My presentations open their minds to the more imaginative and intuitive aspects of intelligence.
Here’s a note from a client who recently sponsored my presentation for a group of 200 MDs and PhDs:
On our quest to innovate and bring future to life at the Rome off-site PDC meeting 2014, we invited Michael Gelb as a guest speaker. We were going through a challenging transition and it was important to find someone who would be able to understand the situation and the same time engage with teams and spark the interest.
Michael Gelb, in his inspiring and thought provoking way layered with Italian charm, accomplished much more. Skillfully navigating through the initial anticipation and skepticism, Michael reminded us of the often ignored power of our senses and imagination once again. He reignited our need to feel, absorb, and process our uncertainties and ambiguities and unleash our own creative spark. Guiding us elegantly through the Leonardo da Vinci’s principles, we were reminded that creativity is not rushed but comes from living in harmony with oneself and the deep appreciation for the rich world around us. Perhaps the most powerful and telling effect of Michael’s lecture were the smiles on the faces of the usually evidence driven, serious, audience of scientists who suddenly recovered that suppressed urge to play, enjoy life and allow their dormant potential to reach the surface. ~Dragana Bugarski-Kirola, M.D., Genentech, meeting organizer.
~Dragana Bugarski-Kirola, M.D., Genentech, meeting organizer