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Phil Hansen has designed a unique art experience beyond the keynote speech. Companies who are seeking an unforgettable interactive experience for their audience are absolutely stunned by its originality, value and effect.
Referred to by his fans as "the Artist for the People," Phil Hansen is an internationally recognized multimedia artist, speaker, author and innovator—at the forefront of bringing art to a wider audience. Crashing irreverently through conventional boundaries, Phil works at the intersection of traditional art, electronic media, offbeat materials, and interactive experiences. He is most widely known for his meta-art, videos that document the creation process (sometimes even through destruction), showing millions that art is action, not just result. His work also extends deeply into traditional media with features on the Discovery Channel, Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, Glamour and many more. His work is sought-after by many influential clients including the Grammy Awards, Disney, Skype, Mazda and the Rockefeller Foundation.
For the tens of millions who have seen Phil's art on TV and online, it's hard to imagine that his artistic journey nearly came to an end when a tremor developed in his drawing hand. In exploring new ways to create art, he discovered that by embracing his shake, limitations could become the passageway to creativity. His inspirational story was first shared on the TED stage to a standing ovation, and then shared around the world including on PBS, BBC and CCTV. Now, Phil's ability to draw parallels to the business setting has won him followers among industry and business leaders, leading to invitations to speak at the TED2013 conference, Adobe MAX Creativity Conference, World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, and the Million Dollar Round Table. He’s the author of Tattoo a Banana, a guide to exploring creativity through art with everyday materials and he’s the founder of Goodbye-Art Academy, providing high quality and free art education videos to teachers and students everywhere.
TED: Embrace the Shake
Phil Hansen: Artist, Author, Keynote Speaker (2018)
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Embrace the Shake: Transforming Limitations into Opportunities
Success, especially in today’s fast-changing business environment, depends on our ability to make "creativity and innovation" a continuous process. Leaders want to know how their teams can rise above any challenge and succeed no matter what comes their way. Whether it’s to embrace change, overcome obstacles, sustain growth, or take your success to the next level, they want to “Embrace the Shake.”The term “Embrace the Shake” is coined from Artist Phil Hansen’s personal story of transformation. After developing a career-ending tremor in his drawing hand, Phil embraced his “shake” both physically and metaphorically by redefining his limitation as an impetus for creativity. Phil not only restored his artistic abilities, he became a much more creative and innovative artist than ever before. Upon sharing his message on the TED stage and millions subsequently after, “Embrace the Shake” has become a motto for many businesses to approach their limitations in a new way.Phil’s powerful message of finding creativity within limitations will inspire you to stop looking on the outside, and start looking inside yourself for resources that can transform your challenges into opportunities for success. And like Phil’s art, “Embrace the shake” isn’t just a talk, it’s an experience! Through jaw-dropping visuals and LIVE interactive art, get ready to break preconceived assumptions, activate your creative capacity, and bring fresh ways of viewing the task at hand that will culminate with success. Are you ready to Embrace your Shake?
Your participants will be able to:
- Identify preconceived assumptions that cause us to believe obstacles have the power to limit success.
- Break down resistance to limitations by recognizing their role in driving - versus stifling - creativity.
- Explore ways to view problems with a fresh perspective by activating internal resources, the most important being creativity.
What Other Organizations Say About Phil Hansen
Phil’s presentation was phenomenal! He received a standing ovation during his keynote and several of my colleagues on the speaker team received rave reviews in person from attendees. I greatly appreciated your team’s support and facilitation and can’t really think of anything that you could change to make it better!Project Management Institute - Kansas City Mid-America
What Other Organizations Say About Phil Hansen
Phil did a great job. His presentation really connected with the audience. I heard him mentioned more than a few times throughout the conference in other sessions, especially his views on self-limiting belief. Phil was a perfect choice for the event and I would recommend him to anyone.The American Occupational Therapy Foundation
Works by Phil Hansen