Top Creativity Keynote Speakers
The World Economic Forum says that ‘Creativity’ is now the third most important job skill while 60% of Global CEO’s polled by IBM cited ‘Creativity’ as THE most important leadership quality in business today. It’s no wonder then that more global conferences and meetings are inviting top creativity keynote speakers to speak at their events. Here is a list of some of world’s top creativity keynote speakers:
James Taylor – who started his career managing high profile rock stars – is now an in-demand keynote speaker, internationally recognized leader in business creativity and a global innovation expert.
For over 20 years, he has been advising CEO’s, entrepreneurs, educators, governments, leaders, writers and rockstars on how to build innovative organizations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity.
One of the most global motivational speakers and most booked innovation keynote speakers around his clients include Sony, Apple, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Visa, EY, Mercedes Benz, TATA, McDonalds, Mubadala, Barclays and IKEA to name just a few.
Fredrik Haren is an author and Creativity keynote speaker, Change, and Global Business who has delivered 2,000 presentations in over 60 countries on 6 continents.
Fredrik Haren’s speaking style combines humor and audience interaction with useful content that inspires new thinking and a willingness to change. His clients have included HP, Visa, KPMG, BMW and IKEA.
SIR KEN ROBINSON
Although Sir Ken passed away in 2020 his speech on creativity in schools has influenced by many. Sir Ken Robinson worked with governments, education systems, international agencies, global corporations and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations to unlock the creative energy of people and organizations.
The embodiment of the prestigious TED Conference and its commitment to spreading new ideas, Sir Ken Robinson is the most watched speaker in TED’s history. His 2006 talk, “Do Schools Kill Creativity” has been viewed online over 40 million times and seen by an estimated 350 million people in 160 countries.
Denise Jacobs is a speaker, author and creativity evangelist who increases employee productivity and engagement through evangelizing leading-edge techniques for busting through creative blocks in order to help individuals to be their brilliance, cultivate collaboration, and develop leadership skills.
Denise’s high-energy, tailored opening keynotes set the stage for an event, creating both context and space for inspired thinking, deep listening, and spirited conversations. Her clients include Facebook, Google, Adobe and O’Reilly Media.
Josh Linkner is a creative troublemaker! He started his career as a jazz guitarist and then went on to become the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He is also a deeply experienced business leader, venture capitalist, top-rated keynote speaker, New York Times bestselling author, and professional jazz guitarist. He is a top keynote speaker on innovation, disruption, and hyper-growth leadership and represented by top speakers bureau in North America. His clients have included Ford, FedEx, Pfizer, American Express, and GEICO.
Erik Wahl is an internationally recognized artist, top TED speaker, and No. 1 bestselling author. His breakthrough experience as an artist and entrepreneur has translated into making him into one of the most sought-after corporate speakers on the circuit today. His clients include HP, LexisNexis, Walt Disney and United Healthcare.
Dr. Natalie Nixon is a top change management keynote speaker, consultant, and a strategy, foresight, and one of the most in-demand creativity and innovation speakers. She advises leaders on unique approaches for process transformation and leveraging creativity as an innovation resource to more rapidly achieve priority business goals. Her clients have included IBM, Citrix, PCMA, and SAP.
Cyriel Kortleven is a sought-after speaker at conferences, events and internal leadership development meetings. His mission in life: delivering an inspiring boost the creative & entrepreneurial mindset of professionals in change.
Through his playful and enthusiastic attitude to life, he creates an open and informal atmosphere – ideal for bigger events and conferences. Cyriel stimulates people to break their fixed-thinking patterns and inspires you unleash your full potential.
Having worked for the Walt Disney Company for some 25 years, Duncan Wardle now serves as an independent innovation and design thinking consultant, helping companies around the globe embed a culture of innovation and creativity across their organizations, delivering a series of keynotes, training workshops and leading innovation projects.
His unique Design Thinking process helps people capture unlikely connections, leading to both fresh thinking and revolutionary ideas. His clients include Ford, Twitter, McKinsey & Company and Coca Cola.
Other Popular Creativity Keynote Speakers
This list of the top creativity keynote speakers provides just a small selection of popular creativity keynote speakers working with companies, industry associations and governments today. Other notable mentions include:
So what is the definition of creativity anyway?
You often hear the words innovation and creativity used interchangeably. Is there a difference between these two terms? So what is the definition of innovation?
Is creativity a part of innovation? Or is it the other way around? Or are the two mutually interchangeable, dependent on context? Ultimately, are they just labels?
In this video from top creativity keynote speaker James Taylor explains the difference between the two terms, and gives a short overview of how creativity and innovation are connected.
In this video you’ll discover:
- Why business executives don’t use the word Creativity
- Creativity and Innovation
- The Creativity Framework
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