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Josh Linkner

Five-Time Tech Entrepreneur; Hyper-Growth CEO; NY Times Bestselling Author; Venture Capitalist; Professional Jazz Guitarist & Host of the Creative Troublemakers Podcast

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 Josh Linkner Biography

Josh Linkner is a Creative Troublemaker. He passionately believes that all human beings have incredible creative capacity, and he’s on a mission to unlock inventive thinking and creative problem solving to help leaders, individuals, and communities soar.

Linkner has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He is the author of four books, including the New York Times bestsellers "Disciplined Dreaming" and "The Road to Reinvention". He has invested in and/or mentored more than 100 startups and is the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners.

Today, Linkner serves as Chairman and co-founder of Platypus Labs, an innovation research, training, and consulting firm. He has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is the recipient of the United States Presidential Champion of Change Award.

Linkner is also a passionate Detroiter, father of four, a professional-level jazz guitarist, and he has a slightly odd obsession for greasy pizza.

Videos
Books
Hacking Innovation: The New Growth Model from the Sinister World of Hackers

Hacking Innovation: The New Growth Model from the Sinister World of Hackers

The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation

The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation

Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity

Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity

Leaning Forward: Surviving/Winning In the Future of Interactive Marketing

Leaning Forward: Surviving/Winning In the Future of Interactive Marketing

Speaking Topics
  • BIG LITTLE BREAKTHROUGHS: How small, everyday ideas drive gigantic results

    The pressure to generate big ideas can feel overwhelming. We know that bold innovations are critical in these disruptive and competitive times, but when it comes to breakthrough thinking, we often freeze up. Instead of shooting for a $10 billion IPO or a Nobel Prize, the most prolific innovators focus instead on Big Little Breakthroughs – small, creative acts that unlock massive rewards over time. By building a daily habit of creativity, leaders and organizations not only enjoy a high volume of small wins, but also the daily practice of micro-innovations — the fastest route to discover the massive breakthroughs we seek. How did a convicted drug dealer use a Big Little Breakthrough to launch and scale a massively successful fitness company? Why was a nurse practitioner able to use daily micro-innovations to solve healthcare problems that the biggest corporations couldn’t crack? How did a tattoo lead to a 30% boost in performance for a publicly traded restaurant company? Big Little Breakthroughs isn’t just for propeller-head inventors, fancy pants CEOs, or hoodie-donning tech billionaires. Rather, it is a simple yet effective method for all of us to cultivate the power of human creativity. Focusing on a simple and deliberate approach to daily practice, the system enables people from all backgrounds, training, and walks of life to expand their creative skillset and mindset. It helps everyday individuals and leaders unlock inventive thinking and harness innovation to tackle tough challenges and seize bold opportunities. The Big Little Breakthroughs framework provides a specific and practical approach to unlocking dormant creative capacity. Instead of wild, risky and expensive moonshots, participants learn to unleash small, daily creative acts to drive gigantic results over time. In fact, cultivating high volumes of micro-innovations not only de-risks the creative process, it builds the much-needed skills that lead to colossal transformations...and the creative confidence to take responsible risks.

  • FIND A WAY: Expand creative problem solving to tackle the challenges of COVID-19

    In these uncertain times, we can no longer rely on the models of the past and expect the same results. How can we confront the new realities of the COVID-19 era and emerge stronger and better equipped? Creative problem solving has long been the core ingredient in overcoming adversity and seizing new opportunities. In this inspiring keynote, famed tech entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Josh Linkner explores the realities, challenges, and opportunities created by COVID-19 and delivers an inspiring path forward. Participants will learn specific techniques and leave both energized and better equipped to conquer challenges and seize possibilities. How can leaders bounce back and recover after facing painful setbacks? How can creative resilience be harnessed to conquer adversity? How can we rewrite the rules after a massive sea change like the coronavirus? In this high-energy session, participants will see how creative problem solving can become their most powerful resource. They’ll uncover practical tools to unlock inventive thinking and win even against daunting odds and unprecedented challenges.

  • THE 5 MINDSETS OF INNOVATION: How the world’s most innovative leaders think and act

    Having interviewed hundreds of top innovators, leaders and organizations around the world, New York Times bestselling author and tech entrepreneur Josh Linkner uncovered the five most powerful mindsets that are the building blocks for jawdropping innovation. In this high-energy keynote, your audience will learn to embrace these powerful approaches in order to conquer adversity and fuel growth. How did an oddball idea save the cattle industry over $1 billion? How did a large hotel chain create a new revenue stream and drive competitive differentiation without investing a penny? How did the leaders of a small organization stave off a near-certain extinction, even when they were overwhelmingly outmatched by a powerful enemy? Each mindset is reinforced through surprising, real-world examples, laugh out loud moments, and practical takeaways. The five mindsets are portable and can be applied immediately to any role, job function, or industry. This memorable session will leave your audience inspired, moved, and better equipped.

  • THE MUSIC OF BUSINESS: Problem solving, collaboration and agility from the dangerous world of jazz music

    Live jazz is an art form that equates to real-time innovation. To even navigate through a single song, jazz musicians must collaborate, adapt to rapidly changing circumstances, and make decisions in the face of ambiguity. As the baton of leadership gets passed from one musician to the next, individual contributors are constantly course correcting, inventing, and creatively solving problems. Sounds just like your organization, doesn’t it? In this unique and memorable keynote, jazz guitarist and tech entrepreneur Josh Linkner uses a live musical performance as a metaphor for modern, innovative collaboration. Josh and his fellow musicians lead the audience on a musical journey, sharing an insider’s look at this stunning art form. Through the lens of a jazz musician, participants will gain a fresh perspective and new techniques for creative problem solving, improved collaboration, and real-time agility. This mesmerizing session’s finale features live audience participation. After helping to ”compose” a new jazz song, three audience members join the band and perform their new composition live in front of their peers (no musical experience necessary). Participants are given handheld percussion instruments
    • along with some fun props and costumes
    • and together with Josh and his fellow musicians, the group performs for the audience. This live performance brings the key learning principles to life, always ending in a cheering crowd and terrific pictures for social media.

  • THE CREATIVITY UPGRADE: Lead your team to the next level of innovation, growth, and sustainable success

    On a regular basis, we upgrade our cars, software, and wardrobe. But when was the last time you upgraded your imagination? Isn’t it about time to give your team a boost of inventive thinking, creative problem solving, and everyday innovation to drive better outcomes? From your upgrade, you will:
    • Learn and understand the mindsets of innovators
    • Grasp the need for – and urgency – of change
    • Become inspired to take action and forge a new path
    • Acquire specific techniques for creative problem solving
    • Leverage human imagination to outpunch the competition
    • Understand how and where to use inventive thinking to fuel growth
    • Discover fresh possibilities with heightened level of creative awareness
    • Recognize that we are all creative, and that everyday innovation is accessible for every role and job function
    • Demystify the creative process
    • Emerge with specific tools to close the Creativity Gap to achieve full potential
    • Launch a new version of you – as a powerful creative force In this inspiring keynote, Josh will help your team grow, as both business leaders and as people. Your audience will learn to solve problems in creative, nontraditional ways and expand their creative capacity to drive growth and sustainable success. Your group will laugh hysterically, feel thoroughly energized, get deeply inspired, and leave better equipped. Now that’s an upgrade that’s simply irresistible.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Josh Linkner?

    Booking fees for Josh Linkner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Josh Linkner, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Josh Linkner?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Josh Linkner for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Josh Linkner for your next private or corporate function.
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Josh Linkner

Five-Time Tech Entrepreneur; Hyper-Growth CEO; NY Times Bestselling Author; Venture Capitalist; Professional Jazz Guitarist & Host of the Creative Troublemakers Podcast

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Detroit, MI, USA
Speaking Fee:
Live Event: $30,000 - $50,000  
Virtual Event: $10,000 - $20,000

Josh Linkner Biography

Josh Linkner is a Creative Troublemaker. He passionately believes that all human beings have incredible creative capacity, and he’s on a mission to unlock inventive thinking and creative problem solving to help leaders, individuals, and communities soar.

Linkner has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He is the author of four books, including the New York Times bestsellers "Disciplined Dreaming" and "The Road to Reinvention". He has invested in and/or mentored more than 100 startups and is the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners.

Today, Linkner serves as Chairman and co-founder of Platypus Labs, an innovation research, training, and consulting firm. He has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is the recipient of the United States Presidential Champion of Change Award.

Linkner is also a passionate Detroiter, father of four, a professional-level jazz guitarist, and he has a slightly odd obsession for greasy pizza.

Josh Linkner Videos

  • Josh Linkner Innovation Keynote Speaker 2020 Preview
    Imagine your audience, being deeply inspired and moved to action by the #1 most-booked innovation keynote speaker Josh Linkner. Imagine an...
  • Josh Linkner Innovation Keynote Speaker 2019 Speaking Video

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Josh Linkner Speaking Topics

  • BIG LITTLE BREAKTHROUGHS: How small, everyday ideas drive gigantic results

    The pressure to generate big ideas can feel overwhelming. We know that bold innovations are critical in these disruptive and competitive times, but when it comes to breakthrough thinking, we often freeze up. Instead of shooting for a $10 billion IPO or a Nobel Prize, the most prolific innovators focus instead on Big Little Breakthroughs – small, creative acts that unlock massive rewards over time. By building a daily habit of creativity, leaders and organizations not only enjoy a high volume of small wins, but also the daily practice of micro-innovations — the fastest route to discover the massive breakthroughs we seek. How did a convicted drug dealer use a Big Little Breakthrough to launch and scale a massively successful fitness company? Why was a nurse practitioner able to use daily micro-innovations to solve healthcare problems that the biggest corporations couldn’t crack? How did a tattoo lead to a 30% boost in performance for a publicly traded restaurant company? Big Little Breakthroughs isn’t just for propeller-head inventors, fancy pants CEOs, or hoodie-donning tech billionaires. Rather, it is a simple yet effective method for all of us to cultivate the power of human creativity. Focusing on a simple and deliberate approach to daily practice, the system enables people from all backgrounds, training, and walks of life to expand their creative skillset and mindset. It helps everyday individuals and leaders unlock inventive thinking and harness innovation to tackle tough challenges and seize bold opportunities. The Big Little Breakthroughs framework provides a specific and practical approach to unlocking dormant creative capacity. Instead of wild, risky and expensive moonshots, participants learn to unleash small, daily creative acts to drive gigantic results over time. In fact, cultivating high volumes of micro-innovations not only de-risks the creative process, it builds the much-needed skills that lead to colossal transformations...and the creative confidence to take responsible risks.

  • FIND A WAY: Expand creative problem solving to tackle the challenges of COVID-19

    In these uncertain times, we can no longer rely on the models of the past and expect the same results. How can we confront the new realities of the COVID-19 era and emerge stronger and better equipped? Creative problem solving has long been the core ingredient in overcoming adversity and seizing new opportunities. In this inspiring keynote, famed tech entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Josh Linkner explores the realities, challenges, and opportunities created by COVID-19 and delivers an inspiring path forward. Participants will learn specific techniques and leave both energized and better equipped to conquer challenges and seize possibilities. How can leaders bounce back and recover after facing painful setbacks? How can creative resilience be harnessed to conquer adversity? How can we rewrite the rules after a massive sea change like the coronavirus? In this high-energy session, participants will see how creative problem solving can become their most powerful resource. They’ll uncover practical tools to unlock inventive thinking and win even against daunting odds and unprecedented challenges.

  • THE 5 MINDSETS OF INNOVATION: How the world’s most innovative leaders think and act

    Having interviewed hundreds of top innovators, leaders and organizations around the world, New York Times bestselling author and tech entrepreneur Josh Linkner uncovered the five most powerful mindsets that are the building blocks for jawdropping innovation. In this high-energy keynote, your audience will learn to embrace these powerful approaches in order to conquer adversity and fuel growth. How did an oddball idea save the cattle industry over $1 billion? How did a large hotel chain create a new revenue stream and drive competitive differentiation without investing a penny? How did the leaders of a small organization stave off a near-certain extinction, even when they were overwhelmingly outmatched by a powerful enemy? Each mindset is reinforced through surprising, real-world examples, laugh out loud moments, and practical takeaways. The five mindsets are portable and can be applied immediately to any role, job function, or industry. This memorable session will leave your audience inspired, moved, and better equipped.

  • THE MUSIC OF BUSINESS: Problem solving, collaboration and agility from the dangerous world of jazz music

    Live jazz is an art form that equates to real-time innovation. To even navigate through a single song, jazz musicians must collaborate, adapt to rapidly changing circumstances, and make decisions in the face of ambiguity. As the baton of leadership gets passed from one musician to the next, individual contributors are constantly course correcting, inventing, and creatively solving problems. Sounds just like your organization, doesn’t it? In this unique and memorable keynote, jazz guitarist and tech entrepreneur Josh Linkner uses a live musical performance as a metaphor for modern, innovative collaboration. Josh and his fellow musicians lead the audience on a musical journey, sharing an insider’s look at this stunning art form. Through the lens of a jazz musician, participants will gain a fresh perspective and new techniques for creative problem solving, improved collaboration, and real-time agility. This mesmerizing session’s finale features live audience participation. After helping to ”compose” a new jazz song, three audience members join the band and perform their new composition live in front of their peers (no musical experience necessary). Participants are given handheld percussion instruments
    • along with some fun props and costumes
    • and together with Josh and his fellow musicians, the group performs for the audience. This live performance brings the key learning principles to life, always ending in a cheering crowd and terrific pictures for social media.

  • THE CREATIVITY UPGRADE: Lead your team to the next level of innovation, growth, and sustainable success

    On a regular basis, we upgrade our cars, software, and wardrobe. But when was the last time you upgraded your imagination? Isn’t it about time to give your team a boost of inventive thinking, creative problem solving, and everyday innovation to drive better outcomes? From your upgrade, you will:
    • Learn and understand the mindsets of innovators
    • Grasp the need for – and urgency – of change
    • Become inspired to take action and forge a new path
    • Acquire specific techniques for creative problem solving
    • Leverage human imagination to outpunch the competition
    • Understand how and where to use inventive thinking to fuel growth
    • Discover fresh possibilities with heightened level of creative awareness
    • Recognize that we are all creative, and that everyday innovation is accessible for every role and job function
    • Demystify the creative process
    • Emerge with specific tools to close the Creativity Gap to achieve full potential
    • Launch a new version of you – as a powerful creative force In this inspiring keynote, Josh will help your team grow, as both business leaders and as people. Your audience will learn to solve problems in creative, nontraditional ways and expand their creative capacity to drive growth and sustainable success. Your group will laugh hysterically, feel thoroughly energized, get deeply inspired, and leave better equipped. Now that’s an upgrade that’s simply irresistible.

FAQs on booking Josh Linkner

  • How to book Josh Linkner?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Josh Linkner for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Josh Linkner, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Josh Linkner or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Josh Linkner?

    Booking fees for Josh Linkner, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Josh Linkner, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Josh Linkner?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Josh Linkner for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Josh Linkner for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Josh Linkner or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Josh Linkner or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Josh Linkner is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Josh Linkner for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Josh Linkner generally travels from Detroit, MI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Randi Zuckerberg, Mitch Lowe, Daymond John, Uri Levine and R "Ray" Wang. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Josh Linkner for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Josh Linkner Speaker Videos

  • Josh Linkner Innovation Keynote Speaker 2020 Preview
    Imagine your audience, being deeply inspired and moved to action by the #1 most-booked innovation keynote speaker Josh Linkner. Imagine an energizing performance with practical takeaways. Imagine...
    Josh Linkner Innovation Keynote Speaker 2019 Speaking Video

Josh Linkner Speaking Topics

  • BIG LITTLE BREAKTHROUGHS: How small, everyday ideas drive gigantic results

    The pressure to generate big ideas can feel overwhelming. We know that bold innovations are critical in these disruptive and competitive times, but when it comes to breakthrough thinking, we often freeze up. Instead of shooting for a $10 billion IPO or a Nobel Prize, the most prolific innovators focus instead on Big Little Breakthroughs – small, creative acts that unlock massive rewards over time. By building a daily habit of creativity, leaders and organizations not only enjoy a high volume of small wins, but also the daily practice of micro-innovations — the fastest route to discover the massive breakthroughs we seek. How did a convicted drug dealer use a Big Little Breakthrough to launch and scale a massively successful fitness company? Why was a nurse practitioner able to use daily micro-innovations to solve healthcare problems that the biggest corporations couldn’t crack? How did a tattoo lead to a 30% boost in performance for a publicly traded restaurant company? Big Little Breakthroughs isn’t just for propeller-head inventors, fancy pants CEOs, or hoodie-donning tech billionaires. Rather, it is a simple yet effective method for all of us to cultivate the power of human creativity. Focusing on a simple and deliberate approach to daily practice, the system enables people from all backgrounds, training, and walks of life to expand their creative skillset and mindset. It helps everyday individuals and leaders unlock inventive thinking and harness innovation to tackle tough challenges and seize bold opportunities. The Big Little Breakthroughs framework provides a specific and practical approach to unlocking dormant creative capacity. Instead of wild, risky and expensive moonshots, participants learn to unleash small, daily creative acts to drive gigantic results over time. In fact, cultivating high volumes of micro-innovations not only de-risks the creative process, it builds the much-needed skills that lead to colossal transformations...and the creative confidence to take responsible risks.

  • FIND A WAY: Expand creative problem solving to tackle the challenges of COVID-19

    In these uncertain times, we can no longer rely on the models of the past and expect the same results. How can we confront the new realities of the COVID-19 era and emerge stronger and better equipped? Creative problem solving has long been the core ingredient in overcoming adversity and seizing new opportunities. In this inspiring keynote, famed tech entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Josh Linkner explores the realities, challenges, and opportunities created by COVID-19 and delivers an inspiring path forward. Participants will learn specific techniques and leave both energized and better equipped to conquer challenges and seize possibilities. How can leaders bounce back and recover after facing painful setbacks? How can creative resilience be harnessed to conquer adversity? How can we rewrite the rules after a massive sea change like the coronavirus? In this high-energy session, participants will see how creative problem solving can become their most powerful resource. They’ll uncover practical tools to unlock inventive thinking and win even against daunting odds and unprecedented challenges.

  • THE 5 MINDSETS OF INNOVATION: How the world’s most innovative leaders think and act

    Having interviewed hundreds of top innovators, leaders and organizations around the world, New York Times bestselling author and tech entrepreneur Josh Linkner uncovered the five most powerful mindsets that are the building blocks for jawdropping innovation. In this high-energy keynote, your audience will learn to embrace these powerful approaches in order to conquer adversity and fuel growth. How did an oddball idea save the cattle industry over $1 billion? How did a large hotel chain create a new revenue stream and drive competitive differentiation without investing a penny? How did the leaders of a small organization stave off a near-certain extinction, even when they were overwhelmingly outmatched by a powerful enemy? Each mindset is reinforced through surprising, real-world examples, laugh out loud moments, and practical takeaways. The five mindsets are portable and can be applied immediately to any role, job function, or industry. This memorable session will leave your audience inspired, moved, and better equipped.

  • THE MUSIC OF BUSINESS: Problem solving, collaboration and agility from the dangerous world of jazz music

    Live jazz is an art form that equates to real-time innovation. To even navigate through a single song, jazz musicians must collaborate, adapt to rapidly changing circumstances, and make decisions in the face of ambiguity. As the baton of leadership gets passed from one musician to the next, individual contributors are constantly course correcting, inventing, and creatively solving problems. Sounds just like your organization, doesn’t it? In this unique and memorable keynote, jazz guitarist and tech entrepreneur Josh Linkner uses a live musical performance as a metaphor for modern, innovative collaboration. Josh and his fellow musicians lead the audience on a musical journey, sharing an insider’s look at this stunning art form. Through the lens of a jazz musician, participants will gain a fresh perspective and new techniques for creative problem solving, improved collaboration, and real-time agility. This mesmerizing session’s finale features live audience participation. After helping to ”compose” a new jazz song, three audience members join the band and perform their new composition live in front of their peers (no musical experience necessary). Participants are given handheld percussion instruments
    • along with some fun props and costumes
    • and together with Josh and his fellow musicians, the group performs for the audience. This live performance brings the key learning principles to life, always ending in a cheering crowd and terrific pictures for social media.

  • THE CREATIVITY UPGRADE: Lead your team to the next level of innovation, growth, and sustainable success

    On a regular basis, we upgrade our cars, software, and wardrobe. But when was the last time you upgraded your imagination? Isn’t it about time to give your team a boost of inventive thinking, creative problem solving, and everyday innovation to drive better outcomes? From your upgrade, you will:
    • Learn and understand the mindsets of innovators
    • Grasp the need for – and urgency – of change
    • Become inspired to take action and forge a new path
    • Acquire specific techniques for creative problem solving
    • Leverage human imagination to outpunch the competition
    • Understand how and where to use inventive thinking to fuel growth
    • Discover fresh possibilities with heightened level of creative awareness
    • Recognize that we are all creative, and that everyday innovation is accessible for every role and job function
    • Demystify the creative process
    • Emerge with specific tools to close the Creativity Gap to achieve full potential
    • Launch a new version of you – as a powerful creative force In this inspiring keynote, Josh will help your team grow, as both business leaders and as people. Your audience will learn to solve problems in creative, nontraditional ways and expand their creative capacity to drive growth and sustainable success. Your group will laugh hysterically, feel thoroughly energized, get deeply inspired, and leave better equipped. Now that’s an upgrade that’s simply irresistible.

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