Photo: Ryan Logan


When was the last time your brain exploded

with a surprising revelation about yourself?

Karl's creativity presentations get personal,

and everyone benefits.

Karl offers mind-freeing reasons on how you were once an insanely creative person (yes, you), how you lost this ability (not your fault), the impact that it has had on your life and how to get it back. They ignite your creative confidence by delivering  a unique perspective on how you think now compared to how you used to think. You may realize your incredible ideas may not always be as good as you think, but he offers tried-and-true tools to bypass your creative block.

A 2010 IBM survey of more than 1,500 CEOs from 60 countries and 33 industries showed that —more than rigor, management discipline, integrity or even vision— successfully navigating an increasingly complex world will require creativity. And needs have gotten more so since then as we conform to societal, herd-like thinking and behavior. Going on vacation? Don't go to London until you're 65 and have bad knees. Go to the Amazon, instead, and get some experiences no one else has.

Creative ability can be learned. It's already there in all of us but, sadly, it can get buried deep down inside and never see the light of day. In Karl's animated talks, he hands out practical and motivational "shovels" for digging out your creativity, tools and information you and your  organization can use to ignite creative thinking. Even people who define themselves as "creative," from graphic designers and advertisers to scientists and chief executives, learn that, even at their most creative, they can be better.



  • Creative problem-solving
    There are creative thinking processes that can make solution finding more effective. 

  • Idea generation
    Employing brainstorming techniques that help our predictable brains to think more creatively can result in finding more useful ideas and solutions.

  • Critical and analytical thinking
    Creative thinking can generate ideas that might solve a problem, but ideas need to be evaluated before implementing them to ensure they’re going to work.

  • The vocabulary of creativity
    Imagination, Ideation, Implementation, Inspiration, Innovation, Invention, Incubation, Isolation, Insight...what do they mean and how do they work together?

  • Challenging assumptions
    We are often our own worst critics making negative assumptions about ourselves and our abilities. Challenging these assumptions, these "limiting beliefs," can free our minds to think more honestly, openly and radically.

  • Creative confidence
    Creative ideas can challenge the status quo and invite criticism. Fear of judgment can create a lack of confidence, which can cause us to censor ourselves and make us less likely to share new ideas

  • Risk-taking
    If we want to be successful creative thinkers, we have to be willing to put ourselves out on a limb and embrace the possibility of failure.


Photo: Ryan Logan