I started as an untrained illustrator 30 years ago, when graphic recording was done by only a dozen people in the world, and have since illustrated for some of the most powerful people in the world, including big companies like Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, and for amazing individuals including Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama. I am humbled and honored to have played a part in developing and training 100’s of graphic recorders around the world.
I’m the author of 9 Tips to Up Your Creative Genius, DRAWING SOLUTIONS: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life, the forthcoming Creative Genius You: The Equation That Makes You Great (2023), and The Non Obvious Guide to Drawing Your Future (2024).
Later, his question haunted me and I began to wonder what it would feel like to perform on Broadway. I let myself fantasize about walking through the stage door into the dressing room with my name on the door. I imagined myself getting ready and waiting behind the thick red velvet curtain for the house lights to dim.
I told myself to snap out of it, but the lingering sensations of my Broadway fantasy stuck with me when I returned home to Seattle where my career as a performance artist had sunk to an all-time low.
While I still perform, I have pivoted my performance to keynote speaking, where I can reach a larger audience and have a greater impact. I am grateful to be a 3x TEDx speaker including Draw Your Future, TEDxRainier, Imagination Changes Everything, TEDxSacramento and Creative Genius YOU, TEDx Bend.
If you are looking to increase your results, create a more cohesive team or envision your next strategic direction, there’s no better time than now. Call or text me at (206) 618-1030 today!
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As a creative artist, I first chose a school that would enhance my ability to help others, while having fun. I was educated alongside cartoonists Matt Groening (The Simpsons) and Lynda Barry (Ernie Pooks Big Adventures) and mentored by actor/filmmaker Sally Cloninger and artists Marilyn Frasca and Cappy Thompson.
Earning my graduate degree as a drama therapist, I worked with Angeles Arrien, spiritual leader and Jonathon Rosenfeld, psychologist coach to many of the top CEOs in the world.