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Motivational talks that evoke purpose, meaning, and belief

Roy Sharples is a leading expert and author on helping people unleash the power of creativity to build a better future.

 

He authored "Creativity Without Frontiers," ​which featured in multiple publications and media channels (Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur), delivered numerous keynotes at industry events, lectures, and talks at many art, design, and business schools (Royal College of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Chicago Booth Business School), and businesses (Microsoft, Ford, Starbucks). 

Roy has an evocative style that generates optimism, provoking action to change minds, drawing on decades of experience leading transformative industry change for some of the world's most influential organizations, building beloved brands, startups, and creative studios. ​

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CREATIVITY WITHOUT FRONTIERS

If creativity thrives among outsiders, how can it be nurtured inside large organizations? How can one build a team that works together to solve real problems while leaving room for individual inspiration? How can one ignite the creative spark without burning down the building?

Creative leaders break the mold by making their path to achieve mastery. Those who achieve greatness do not fit a formula or follow a structure. In this talk, Roy Sharples draws on decades of experience at the forefront of business innovation to explore what makes the creative mind tick, the conditions that nourish creativity in organizations of all sizes, from artists to corporations to civilizations, and how to create a manifesto to unleash the power of creativity.​

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CREATIVE SOCIETIES THAT SAVED THE WORLD

Creative societies are spaces for dreaming, making, and doing, where people can create without fear, solve problems, innovate openly, and live more fulfilled lives. 

A society that does not value creativity is closed and oppressed, intolerant of diversity and difference, and unwilling to consider different ideas, opinions, and solutions. 

Applying insights from the world's most influential creative societies, Roy Sharples raises awareness about the importance of setting the right conditions for a better urban future through creative action. 

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Photography @ Brian Smale