Committed to making creativity simple, making it practical and helping people apply their creativity to produce results, Dr. Roger Firestien has taught more people to lead the creative process than anyone else in the world. Roger Firestien focuess on the presence of creativity in the business world. Firestien believes that despite commonly being described as disorganized, creativity can also be systematic. As an expert teacher on the 'Creative Process,' Firestien's energetic presentations help businesses around the world tap into their creativity and as a result, achieve success.
Called “The Gold Standard” of creativity training by his clients, he has presented programs in creativity to over 600 organizations nationally and internationally ranging from major fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, universities, associations and churches. Some of the organizations to benefit from his keynote presentations, training and facilitation include: AT&T, Disney, Los Angeles Times, Farmers Insurance, GE, General Mills, Merck, UBS, the American Hospital Association, Young Presidents Organization and the University of Illinois, as well as government groups from the Federal Executive Institute, the US Air Force, US Agency for International Development, NOAA, Department of the Treasury and NASA.
By applying Roger’s work in creativity Clorox solved a 77-year-old problem in 15 minutes, General Motors came up with a $1.50 solution that saved the company $50,000 a week, Mead Paper developed a world-class line of products and saved $500,000 a year, The Los Angeles Times set their vision for the future, and Buffalo, New York received One Billion dollars for economic development.
Dr. Firestien is Associate Professor and the Senior Faculty member at the world renowned International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY Buffalo State.
He is the author and co-author of five books including Leading on the Creative Edge and Why Didn't I Think of That? His latest is Create in a Flash: A Leader's Recipe for Breakthrough Innovation.
Roger’s expert views on creativity have been reported in Fast Company and The New York Times.
Roger holds a Ph.D. in Communication and a M.S. in Creativity and Innovation, from the State University of New York. When he’s not traveling, he lives in Buffalo, NY, and regularly works cattle on the SK Hereford Ranch near Medina, New York.
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Roger Firestien is the gold standard of creativity training. He has changed the way our whole workforce looks at problems.
One of the best qualified persons in America to present this topic.
A+ for not only the caliber of your performance but for the quality of the working relationship. Simply first-rate!