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Michael Gelb

Michael J. Gelb

Michael Gelb

  • Creativity and Innovation Expert
  • Renowned Best Selling Author of How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci and Innovate Like Edison
  • Inspirational Speaker, Consultant & Juggler


Increase Effectiveness & Productivity

Michael J. Gelb will help you increase effectiveness and productivity with his   unique strategies that inspire innovation, creativity and leadership. Gelb, is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking,  accelerated learning and innovative leadership. He brings more than 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, seminar leader and organizational consultant to    his diverse, international clientele.

Creative & Innovative Thinking & Collaboration

Michael Gelb’s keynote presentations are absolutely brilliant and completely engaging. His ability to inspire creative thinking in an effective and collaborative environment is unparalleled. Conference attendees consistently rate Michael’s much anticipated  presentations and workshops as tremendously impactful and very often – life changing. Companies find that they experience significant and measurable improvements in employee satisfaction, retention and communication by learning how to leverage the creative talent within their teams.

Keynote, Seminars or Workshops:

Michael Gelb designs and delivers exceptional programs that will help you achieve extraordinary results. Choose from Michael’s most popular offerings or create a customized program.How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: 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. This program can be delivered as a keynote speech or half-day to two-day workshop. It is perfect for leaders, managers, professionals or teams who would like to focus on creativity, accelerated-learning and leadership.Innovate Like Edison: 5-Step System for Breakthrough Business Success:  Thomas Edison is history’s greatest practical innovator. Beyond his invention of the phonograph, motion pictures and a system to light the world, Thomas Edison invented the rigorous, disciplined process of innovation. This program introduces Edison’s Five Competencies of Innovation™ and can be delivered as a Keynote up to a 3 day workshop to work on individual innovation literacy and cultivating an organizational culture that supports innovation and is perfect for leaders, managers, professionals and innovation teams. Each competency will be brought to life with specific, practical “take-home” applications. This program is readily adaptable to specific organizational challenges.Juggling in Business & Life: Five Keys to High Performance: This program creates a fun, cooperative learning environment. Participants coach one another in the art of juggling, and pick up the balls for each other as they drop! In the process, everyone learns the core principles of accelerated learning and organizational high performance. The ability to learn is life’s most important skill. This delightful program uses juggling as a metaphor for learning how to learn.  It is perfect for managers, professionals and teams who want to focus on accelerated learning and teamwork. It can be formatted as a keynote speech or half-day workshop.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. Each genius will be introduced through specially commissioned original watercolor portraits and a brief biography illustrating the role of the key principle in his or her life and work. You will then explore how that principle can and does relate to you and your organization. This keynote speech or half-day to two-day workshop is a great option for leaders, managers, professionals and teams who manage change, want to cultivate emotional intelligence, develop creative thinking skills and promote a “learning organization.”

Audience Members Rave:

“In a field cluttered with misinformation, Michael Gelb is an authentic source of practical wisdom for those who seek to  develop their creative powers.” ~ Murray Gell-Mann ( Nobel Laureate, Physics)“We are at least twice as productive as  before. Our organization’s productivity improvement has been phenomenal.” -Dr. Thomas Jenkins, DuPont“Your talk was absolutely brilliant – one of the most riveting presentations I have ever seen.”-Professor Raj Sisodia, author of Firms of Endearment“Our organization hired Michael because of his novel approach and unique programs inspiring innovation, creativity and leadership. There were measurable, significant increases in employee satisfaction, team effectiveness and communications. Michael’s programs are for business executives/leaders who truly want to leverage the creative and innovative talent in their department, division or company to improve productivity and employee retention.” -Liz Faison, Project Director, Merck“Michael is an astounding individual whose skills span a surprising and wide array of disciplines.  All journeys of innovation must begin with – and include throughout – the skills and principles that Michael espouses. I can think of no one better qualified than him to help advise us in this space.” -Jim Karkanias, Senior Director (Partner), Microsoft