Micheal Perman

Founder and Principal of C'est What

  • Micheal Perman`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Micheal Perman`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Micheal Perman`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Micheal Perman`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    California, USA

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Building Creative Cultures

Building Creative Cultures – For organizations that want to drive more creativity and innovation in their culture, leading to growth and employee satisfaction.  Michael will reveal the right behaviors, tools, insights and ways of working that lead to more innovative, ...

Building Creative Cultures – For organizations that want to drive more creativity and innovation in their culture, leading to growth and employee satisfaction.  Michael will reveal the right behaviors, tools, insights and ways of working that lead to more innovative, growth-oriented cultures.  The presentation, accompanied by music, film, interesting graphics and stories will inform and entertain your audience. This presentation is for organizations who want to see creativity flourish and people motivated.

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CRAVING: The innovation connection

 Innovation emerges from deep insights about WHAT PEOPLE CRAVE in all aspects of ...

 Innovation emerges from deep insights about WHAT PEOPLE CRAVE in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. It’s the fundamental key to unlocking creativity and innovation in any product and services industry and in any business function. In this presentation, Michael shares his experience, wisdom and advice from conducting hundreds of insights sessions and dozens of innovation workshops that  You’ll hear curious stories about courage and creativity, leading to an applicable framework that not only provides the roadmap ahead, but instills the process with both heart and mind.   This presentation is great for organizations trying to transform, grow and innovate.

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Mindful Innovation

Mindful Innovation:  “Mindful Innovation” is an advanced level of Design Thinking that accesses deeper levels of empathy and collective consciousness – liberating more holistic ideation.  The technique also leverages meditation and social consciousness as ...

Mindful Innovation:  “Mindful Innovation” is an advanced level of Design Thinking that accesses deeper levels of empathy and collective consciousness – liberating more holistic ideation.  The technique also leverages meditation and social consciousness as contemporary tools that enable organizations to develop more purpose-driven cultures where employees thrive in greater harmony.  In this presentation, Michael Perman shares ideas from years of experience implementing Design Thinking.  You’ll learn how your organization can evolve and thrive amidst a higher level of consciousness.  You’ll also feel really peaceful, relaxed and inspired to create what’s next.

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Curious Clues: About What’s Next

William Gibson once said, “The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.” In this presentation, Michael Perman shares emerging trends through his careful analysis and pattern recognition of “CURIOUS CLUES.” Michael can customize his presentation ...

William Gibson once said, “The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.” In this presentation, Michael Perman shares emerging trends through his careful analysis and pattern recognition of “CURIOUS CLUES.” Michael can customize his presentation for your industry, and share concepts about what’s emerging. Michael is an experienced futurist and will share exciting possibilities about what’s coming next in your industry.

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About Keynote Speaker Micheal Perman

About Speaker Michael Perman…

Michael Perman galvanizes teams and whole organizations to think and act differently, while helping them envision a future of prosperity and growth. Michael is the founder of C’EST WHAT? The Mindful Innovation firm based in San Francisco.

Under his leadership, people become better equipped to make strategic choices regarding where to invest their time, energy, and resources for growth.  Michael has extensive experience in leading C-Level and Board of Directors level strategy sessions to establish a future path.

Michael is an insights-driven executive, curious about the world and people around him. During his 30 plus year career in new product development, brand strategy, innovation and organizational transformation, Michael has gathered insights from hundreds of ethnography sessions, executive interviews and learning experiences in more than a dozen countries.  These sessions were creative fodder for dozens of innovation initiatives in categories of food, fashion, sports, energy, government, finance and retailing.

Michael’s experience includes projects for Levi’s, Starbucks, General Mills, Nike, Banana Republic, US Bank, The Naval Postgraduate School and the Electric Power Research Institute.  His transformational programs were implemented with thousands of employees, leading to more effective teams, more motivated people and growth. Michael’s experience is global – having activated insights, innovation and marketing initiatives in several international cities. He also advises smaller organizations, start-ups, agricultural commissions and non-profits to create a path forward.

Most recently. Michael was “Dean” of Innovation for Gap across all brands and functions where he orchestrated 30 innovation leaders and enabled more than 2000 employees to experience and utilize best-in-class innovation tools. His team drove development of new products, new experiences, brand strategy and organizational effectiveness.

Prior to Gap, Michael held several roles at Levi’s including Head of Consumer Insights and Senior Director of Global Marketing where he helped reposition and turn around Levi’s women’s business. He also drove insights leading to the creation of several new sub-brands products including Waterless, Commuter and Denizen, which generated more than $600 MM in revenue.

Michael was previously founder of Brand New Corporation, the innovation and strategy consultancy based in Portland, Oregon where he created new methods of generating insights and ideas.

Michael believes innovation is the “ability to perceive alternative realities and the courage to act upon those visions.” His dynamic and creative presentations and workshops illuminate this concept and provides advice on how organizations can take action.

Michael lives in Larkspur, CA where he enjoys trail running with his dog Artimus, mountain biking, cooking fish and trying to make things grow in the garden.

Testimonials

“Michael connects with an audience, opening up their minds by opening up his heart. We crave innovation, we fear complexity, but we find comfort in connection; and Michael helps us with all three.”

John Harris

President and CEO, Worldwide Partners, Inc.

“Michael was amazing at delivering the humor and insight our audience loves and other people gravitate to. He’s an incredible speaker and has great presence with the audience.”

Jerry Friedman

Head of Production, Brain Exchange

“Michael was definitely our most innovative Master of Ceremony. He turned our Design Thinking Forum into a masterpiece.”

Heather McKenzie

Senior Provider, Marcus Evans

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