He brings more than 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, seminar leader and executive coach to his diverse, international clientele.
Creative thinker, Executive coach and Innovative Leadership
Michael is the author of 17 books including the international bestseller How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci.
Michael J. Gelb is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, innovative leadership and conscious capitalism. His clients include DuPont, Emerson, Genentech, KPMG, Merck, Microsoft, Nike and YPO.
Michael is a Senior Fellow at The Center for Humanistic Management and a member of the Leading People and Organizations Advisory Board at the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business. Michael was also awarded a Batten Fellowship in Innovation from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business, and he co-directed the acclaimed Leading Innovation Seminar there for more than 10 years. Michael was honored as “Brain of the Year” (1999) by the Brain Trust Charity – other recipients include Steven Hawking, Garry Kasparov and Edward De Bono.
The author of 17 books including How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci, Discover Your Genius, Innovate Like Edison, and The Art of Connection: 7 Relationship Building Skills Every Leader Needs Now, Michael’s books have been translated into 25 languages and have sold more than one million copies. Recent releases include The Healing Organization: Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World, co-authored with Prof. Raj Sisodia, and Mastering the Art of Public Speaking: 8 Secrets to Transform Fear and Supercharge Your Career.
A former professional juggler who performed with the Rolling Stones, Michael introduced the idea of teaching juggling as a means to promote accelerated learning and teambuilding, and also leads an original and very popular teambuilding program based on his book: Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking: Uncork Your Creative Juices!
“Michael Gelb is an authentic source of practical wisdom for those who seek to develop their creative powers. ”
“Mr. Gelb seems to me uniquely qualified to speak with authority.”