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Patti Dobrowolski

Patti Dobrowolski, author of 9 Tips to Up Your Creative Genius and DRAWING SOLUTIONS: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life, is the founder of Up Your Creative Genius, a consulting firm that uses visuals and creative processes to help companies and individuals around the world accelerate growth and change.

Patti is a critically acclaimed comic performer, writer, business consultant and an internationally recognized, four-time TEDx talk speaker. She has brought innovative visual practices to Fortune 100 companies, governments, not for profits and small businesses.

Patti holds a Masters in Psychology with an emphasis in Drama Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Her signature TEDx talk, Draw Your Future explains the process she created called “The Snapshot of the Big Picture,” and has received close to 6 million views across all channels. She has since received thousands of comments and messages from people sharing their stories of how her talk helped them to change their lives..

In 2004, the Association for Women honored Patti with the “Woman of Achievement” award and in 2019 she was invited to speak at the UN in New York city for the Ideagen Globals 2030 – Empowering Women & Girls Summit. She is on the Advisory Board for Women in Cloud, an organization committed to expanding economic pathways for women through technology.

Her large format strategic illustrations grace the walls of Nike, Microsoft Inc, Starbucks, Pepsico, FedEx, Turner Broadcasting, FritoLay North America, Hoffman LaRoche Inc., Providence Health Services, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USDA and The Seattle Space Needle.

Patti lives with her wife Julie and three dogs on a small urban farm in Fort Worth, Texas.

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“Through her two programs I’ve got lots of confidence and I’m beginning to draw my future.”
– Violet
“The surprising thing was that I started out with a little goal and ended up finding a much bigger goal. But the best part about finding a bigger goal was I even found the same level of energy and enthusiasm and empowerment that I can now see myself moving forward with this goal in a new way and I’m really excited about it.”
– Amy Honeycutt


How to Draw Your Future and Step into the Life You Dream About

The odds against you making change in your business or your life are 9 to 1. Patti will show you how to beat those odds through her simple, visual, goal-setting process that you can immediately use in your world to help yourself and your teams turn vision into reality and you don’t even need to know how to draw.

How to Use the Creative Genius Equation to Make You Great

The Creative Genius Equation is an innate process that you unconsciously use every time you set a goal and work to achieve it. Patti empowers you to use these innate aspects everyday: imagination, intuition, desire and drive to tap your creative genius to achieve your goals every time.

How Your Imagination Changes Everything

While your imagination is running 24/7, it’s mostly old, negative programming. Become a consistent manifestor, by letting Patti show you how to flip your fear to light up new neural pathways and train your imagination to work for, not against you.

How I went from working at a burrito shack to performing on Broadway in 4 months

Everyone has dreams of a bigger life and wonders, “How can I get there?” Patti will show you the simple brain hacks she used to give you a success button dopamine rush that fuels your motivation to ensure you cross that finish line.

How to use your creativity to accomplish your goals even if you are a busy professional

Feeling overwhelmed by worry, lack of time or home responsibilities? You are not alone. A 4x TEDx speaker, Patti will show you five powerful behaviors can help you cut through the distractions and nail your goals every time.

How to use a picture to stay focused during a pandemic, social unrest, and major life changes

Your busy life is overflowing with distractions that can make you feel underwater. A picture is one of the most powerful lifelines you can have. Learn to create and activate a vision of your future to pull you through any rough water you encounter.

How I went from a simple drawing of my future to a paid speaking gig in less than 6 months

Everyone has the potential to step onstage, but many don’t know how. When you learn to use a unique drawing process you will gain the clarity you need to get you there. A critically acclaimed comic performer, Patti’s simple technique will show you how and you don’t even need to know how to draw.

How I’ve landed 4 TEDx talks and how you can too without any experience

Stepping into that red circle and sharing your compelling idea has the power to transform your career, build your audience and land you ongoing work – sometimes for years. Patti will show you a practical step by step process to help you land your first TEDx talk and nail it!

7 steps to crush your speaking event even if you’ve never spoken to a group before

Stepping onto a virtual or actual stage requires courage. You can build your courage by disciplining your mind before you take the stage. Patti’s 7 steps will arm you with all the tools to claim centerstage and own it.

Sample Interview Questions

Draw Your Future

  • How did you get started with Draw your Future?
  • What is the story behind your Draw Your Future TEDx talk with 6 million views?
  • How did that affect your ability to get public speaking gigs and corporate clients?
  • What do people not realize about the benefits or disappointments of going viral?
  • What is the Draw Your Future method and how has it affected your life?
  • Why is visual goal setting so powerful?

TEDx Talks

  • How did you get your first speaking gig?
  • How did you land that first TEDx talk?
  • If you could give someone only one piece of advice on how to land a TEDx talk, what would it be?
  • What tips or tricks did you learn acting on broadway that helped you when you became a public speaker?

Virtual Meetings

  • How long have you been facilitating virtual meetings?
  • How do you use visuals during a virtual meeting?
  • What makes virtual meetings different from live in person meetings? How are the same and how are they different?

Live Graphic Capture

  • How did you first become a graphic recorder?
  • Why is visual capture of meetings helpful?
  • What advice would you give to someone wanting to learn?
  • Where do your images come from and who inspires you?

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