Innovative Conference Keynote Speaker – Michael Gelb Michael Gelb
“Original, compelling and practical…10 out-of 10!” ~YPO
Click on the video above and discover how hiring Michael as keynote speaker on creativity, leadership, communication skills or innovation can generate standing ovations and transform your business.
Your talk was absolutely brilliant – one of the most riveting presentations I have ever seen.
~Raj Sisodia, Ph.D. Professor of Global Business at Babson College, author of Conscious Capitalism.
You don’t have to be a genius to learn how to think like one.
— Michael J. Gelb
How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci
What if you could call on history’s greatest genius, Leonardo da Vinci, to be your personal mentor in cultivating your ability to think creatively, learn faster and lead change?
Learn 7 essential principles for a more creative life.
Measurably improve memory and problem solving ability.
Apply the principles to generate greater creativity and innovation in the workplace.
This dynamic, highly-interactive program brings da Vinci’s genius to life through fascinating biographical and historical information, setting the stage for an introduction to seven principles for thinking “a la Leonardo.” Participants are then guided to apply the principles, through a proven series of practical exercises, to your organization’s greatest challenges.
The da Vinci principles are:
Curiosità – An insatiable quest for knowledge and continuous improvement
Dimostrazione – Learning from experience
Sensazione – Sharpening the senses
Sfumato – Managing ambiguity and change
Arte/Scienza – Whole-brain thinking
Corporalità – Body-mind fitness
Connessione – Systems thinking
Leonardo invented the parachute before anyone could fly! Imagine what your organization could accomplish with that kind of innovative thinking.
By capturing the very essence of Da Vinci’s life and genius – the seemingly perfect integration of mind, body, spirit and soul – Michael Gelb guides us in the discovery and understanding of the boundlessness of our own human potential. ~Deepak Chopra M.D.
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Edison is to Innovation what Leonardo is to Creativity.
— Michael J. Gelb
Innovate Like Edison
The 5-Step System for Breakthrough Business Success
Leonardo was probably the most creative person who ever lived but Thomas Edison is history’s greatest practical innovator. Beyond his invention of the phonograph, motion pictures and a system to light the world, Edison invented the rigorous, disciplined process of innovation.
Learn the 5 essential competencies of innovation
Apply Edison’s strategies for setting and achieving goals
Develop “Innovation Literacy” to drive innovation
Edison understood that personal success and organizational innovation go hand-in-hand. Personal success requires you to learn how to think like an innovator; and, for your organization to be successful, innovation is now more important than ever.
This program introduces Edison’s Five Competencies of Innovation™. They are:
Master Mind Collaboration
Each competency will be brought to life with specific, practical “take‐home” applications.
Electrifying! Gelb transmits the amazing energy and creative power behind Edison’s world-changing innovations. ~Tony Buzan, creator of Mind Mapping
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Creative energy is our greatest untapped resource.
— Michael J. Gelb
Creativity On Demand
How to Ignite and Sustain the Fire of Genius
The best thinking on leadership and organizational performance has shifted away from the idea of managing time to recognize the importance of managing energy. Creative energy is our greatest untapped resource. How can we access it ourselves and inspire it in others?
Learn the 10 elements of a creative mindset
Understand the 5 phases of the creative process
Discover 3 practical methods to raise creative energy
Throughout history geniuses such as Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, etc. had an intuitive understanding of how to access and apply creative energy.
This program guides participants to generate and express creative energy using simple, elegant, evidence‐based methods. These techniques, based on ancient wisdom and validated by contemporary science, are combined with an understanding of how to adopt a creative mindset and apply the most potent methods of the creative process.
A highly original mixture of inspiration and executive coaching that will help you claim the creativity that is your birthright. ~Marshall Goldsmith, author of Mojo and Triggers
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Your brain is designed to improve with use.
— Michael J. Gelb
Improve Your Mind as You Age
In the last 30 years the scientific evidence supporting the notion that your mind can improve through the years has become overwhelming. Clearly, the question is no longer whether your mind can improve with age, but rather how you can optimize your mental powers as you get older.
Learn and apply the research-validated practices that prevent dementia
Strengthen memory and transform your attitude towards ageing
Develop an immediately applicable, practical strategy to improve performance with age
This program presents practical, evidence-based information on improving your mind throughout life.
How to Improve Your Memory and Learning Ability
Exercise for More Brain Power: The Most Beneficial Activities
7 Simple Elements of a Brain-Friendly Diet
Create a Brain-Enhancing Environment
Investing in Your Social Wealth: Cultivate Healthy Relationships
Sleep, Naps and Meditation: Rest Peacefully to Delay Resting in Peace
A blueprint to optimize your brain and improve the rest of your life. ~Daniel Amen, M.D., author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
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The most important creative habit is to be open
to the non-habitual, to invite surprise, wonder
and playful exploration.
— Michael J. Gelb
Discover Your Genius: How to Think Like History’s 10 Most Revolutionary Minds
In this compelling, multi-media presentation you will have the opportunity to get to know ten of the most amazing people who have ever lived. Each of these extraordinary individuals embodies a special “Genius” characteristic that you will be invited to integrate into your daily life and apply to your most important organizational challenges.
Expand your mind by contemplating the history of ideas
Awaken your creativity as you explore the nature of genius
Learn to apply genius thinking in your organization, now
The full Genius Dream Team includes:
Plato: Deepening your love of wisdom
Filippo Brunelleschi : Expanding your perspective
Christopher Columbus : Going perpendicular: Strengthening your optimism, vision and courage
Nicholas Copernicus : Re-organizing your vision of the world
Queen Elizabeth I : Wielding your power with balance and effectiveness
William Shakespeare : Cultivating your emotional intelligence
Thomas Jefferson : Celebrating your freedom in the pursuit of happiness
Charles Darwin : Developing your power of observation and cultivating an open mind
Mahatma Gandhi : Applying the principles of spiritual genius to harmonize spirit, mind and body
Albert Einstein : Unleashing your imagination and combinatory play
This keynote is easily customized to focus on your most important concerns. A recent program for a global construction management group, for example, emphasized Brunelleschi, the world’s first design-builder; while a program for a computer sales force highlighted Columbus’ optimism and Shakespeare’s Emotional Intelligence.
Michael brings the wisdom of history’s greatest geniuses to life in an inspiring and unforgettable fashion. Best of all, he translates that wisdom into immediately useful, practical processes and tools. ~Christian Keller, Astra Zeneca
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Michael applies his original thinking and creative powers to develop keynotes based on your needs.
For example, Michael was asked to serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the Annual Conference of the Conscious Capitalism Institute. The theme was The Emerging Role of Women as Conscious Leaders. Michael was also asked to develop and present a keynote address.
Here are some highlights of what he created:
Michael has also presented this keynote to the Women’s International Networking Symposium in Rome to an audience of more than 1000 women and in many other venues around the world.
Thank you Michael! We had a very successful conference and it all started with your keynote on Monday morning! Thanks again for a home run! ~Andi Davison, Emerson Global Exchange
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