Thought Leader Interviews

Creativity in Business Thought Leader Interview Series

This is a series of 6-question interviews with creativity and innovation thought leaders around the topic of applied creativity in business and the new work paradigm. The same 6 simple, open-ended questions generate a myriad of rich, creative responses from these pioneering minds.

31. Interview with William E. Smith, PhD here
President of ODII, innovative thinker and practitioner in the field of creative leadership, organization and social development; author of The Creative Power.

30. Interview with Cathy Rose Salit here

Cathy Rose Salt is CEO of Performance of a Lifetime, a training and consulting company that brings the tools and framework of theater and improvisation to corporate and organizational life and performer of improvised musical comedy with The Proverbial Loons at the Castillo Theatre in New York City.    

29. Interview with Leilani Henry here

Leilani is President of Being and Living® Enterprises, and is the creator of Brain Jewels®, a multi-sensory coaching process.

28. Interview with Kat Koppett here

Kat Koppett is founder of Koppett   + Company a theater and storytelling-based training and consulting company; and author of Training to Imagine: Practical Improvisational Theatre Techniques to Enhance Creativity, Teamwork, Leadership and Learning,

27. Interview with Corey Michael Blake here

Corey Michael Blake is President of Round Table Companies - specializing creatively packaging and publishing business and memoir titles by new and bestselling authors.

26. Interview with Peggy Holman here

Peggy Holamn, author and consutlant, and is Winner of the 2011 gold Nautilus Award for conscious business/leadership, her latest book, Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into Opportunity. She also wrote the widely resprected The Change Handbook.

25. Interview with Tim Kastelle here

Tim Kastelle is Senior Lecturer in Innovation Management at the University of Queensland Business School, and also runs the UQ Business School’s Innovation Leadership Executive Education and MBA Programs.

24. Interview with Rick Smyre here

Rick Smyre is an  internationally recognized futurist and founder of Communities of the Future - a futures-focused collaborative network in 46 states and 7 countries. He's best known for his pioneering work in the emerging field of Community Transformation.

23. Interview with Annalie Killian here

Annalie Killian is the "Corporate Maverick." and Catalyst for Magic at AMP, one of Australia’s most eminent Financial Services corporations. In charge of Innovation, Communication and Collaboration, she is also the creator of the unique Amplify Festival of Innovation & Thought Leadership.

22. Interview with George Pór here

George Por is co-founder of CommunityIntelligence Ltd, a London-based transformation agency, the hub of an international network of consultants collaborating on larger projects. George is a pioneer of using social media for developing such strategic organizational capabilities as collaborative work and learning.

21. Inteview with Steve Shapiro here

Steve Shapiro is an innovation author, consultant, speaker, and the Chief Innovation Evangelist for InnoCentive. Over the years, Steve has shared his innovative philosophy in books such as 24/7 Innovation, The Little Book of BIG Innovation Ideas and Goal-Free Living, and Personality Poker.

20. Inteview with Seth Kahan here

Seth Kahan, President of the Performance Development Group, Inc., writes for the Fast Company blog, Leading Change and the Washington Post's On Success. He is the author Building Beehives: Creating Communities that Generate Returns and Getting Change Right: How Leaders Transform Organizations from the Inside Out.

19. Interview with Sam Horn here

Sam Horn, known as America's Intrigue Expert, is an coach, keynoter, consultant, and creative communication strategist; and auther of many popular business books including Tongue Fu! and POP!

18. Interview with Doug Stevenson here

Doug Stevenson is Founder of All Creation, which provides creative services and content for businesses and organizations; Director of Business Development for Group Delphi, and Partner in The Innovise Guys, who infuse innovation with improvisation.

17. Interview with Gregg Fraley here

Gregg Fraley is CEO at Kiln Ideas, Ltd; a creativity and innovation practitioner; author of Jack’s Notebook, a business novel about creative problem solving; and Partner at The Innovise Guys - bridging innovation with improvisational comedy.

16. Interview with Julie Ann Turner here

Julie Ann Turner is Founder of CreatorsGuide.com and of Orbits of Influence; Creator/Executive Producer and Co-Host of the lead CONSCIOUSSHIFT Show on Co-Creator Network; and author of the 3-book Series, A Creator’s Guide: Principles, Process & Power to Transform Your Life, Work & World

15. Interview with Michael Gelb here

Michael Gelb is a leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He is the author of 12 books on creativity and innovation including How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day and Innovate Like Edison.

14. Interview with Jay Rhoderick here

Jay Rhoderick is Founder and President of Bizprov, Inc., a dynamic corporate training consulting firm that uses the core principles of improvisational theater in business.

13. Interview with Marci Segal here

Marci Segal, MS is CEO of Creativity Land, Inc. and co-founder of World Creativity and Innovation Week, April 15-21. She wrote Creativity and Personality Type: Tools for understanding and inspiring the many voices of creativity; a Quick Guide to the Four Temperaments and Creativity: A psychological understanding of Innovation, and contributed to The 16 Personality Types in Organizations.

12. Interview with Frank Spencer here

Futurist Frank Spencer is President at KedgeForward, an integrally-oriented foresight consulting firm.

11. Interview with Dan Pink here

New York Times best-selling author, Dan Pink has written several books about the changing world of work, including Drive, A Whole New Mind, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko, and Free Agent Nation. Dan’s latest book, Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us

10. Interview with Robert Richman here

Robert Richman is Product Manager of Zappos Insights - the division that teaches other companies how to create great service and culture.

9. Interview with Michael Margolis here

Michael Margolis is President of Get Storied, founder of Story University; Producer of The Reinvention Summit' and author of Believe Me: a storytelling manifesto for change-makers and innovators .

8. Interview with Jeff Klein here

Jeff Klein is CEO of Cause Alliance Marketing, Executive Director for Conscious Capitalism, Inc. (a.k.a. FLOW) through which he facilitates Conscious Business™, Peace Through Commerce®, and Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs™; and author of Working for Good: Making a Difference While Making a Living

7. Interview with Dr. Win Wenger here

Win Wenger, PhD, founder of Porject Renaissance, is a pioneer in the fields of creativity and creative method, accelerated learning, and brain and mind development. Dr. Wenger is an educator, researcher, trainer, musical composer, and the author author of 52 books, including The Einstein Factor and Discovering the Obvious.

6. Interview with Russ Schoen here

Russ Schoen is a partner at New and Improved, LLC; faculty member at the Center for Studies in Creativity; contributing author to innovation-related materials including the Foursight and Ingenious Thinking suite; and improv theater performer.

5. Interview with Brian Robertson here

Brian Robertson is the pioneer of holacracy, a new organizational operating system noted for dramatically increasing agility, transparency, innovation and accountability, and the CEO of HolacracyOne.

4. Interview with Larry Blumsack here

Larry Blumsack is founder and director of Zoka Institute, a creativity and innovation consulting, training, and coaching company. Informing his work is over 40 years as a serial entrepreneur/business leader and as a creative.

3. Interview with Dr. Stan Gryskiewicz here

Dr. Stan Gryskiewicz. is an international authority in leadership, creativity, and innovation and the author of Positive Turbulence: Developing Climates for Creativity, Innovation and Renewal; Senior Fellow at the Center for Creative Leadership; and founder and CEO Association for Managers of Innovation.

2. Interview with Mike Bonifer here

Mike Bonifer is the co-founder of GameChangers, and author of GameChangers: Improvisation for Business in the Networked World. He writes about and teaches improvisation for business.

1. Interview with Paul Scheele here

Paul Scheele, founding partner of Learning Strategies Corporation, chairman of Natural Brilliance Productions, and founding member of the distinguished Transformational Leadership Council, is an accomplished author, speaker, and consultant.