Phil Hansen

Internationally Recognized Multimedia Artist, Author, and Innovator

Phil Hansen is a top innovation keynote speaker, internationally recognized multimedia artist, author, and innovator — at the forefront of bringing art to a wider audience. 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.

  • Phil Hansen`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Phil Hansen`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $20,001 - $30,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Minnesota, USA

  • Phil Hansen`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Phil Hansen`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $20,001 - $30,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Minnesota, USA

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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. ...

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?

 

Learning Outcomes:

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.

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About Keynote Speaker Phil Hansen

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. Hansen’s 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, Phil 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. “Phil’s message of self-reinvention and the power of transforming adversity into opportunity is one that translates well across audiences-regardless of the industry. His message inspires, motivates and re-energizes the creative spirit in us all.” – Ford Motor Compan

“We need to first be limited in order to become limitless.” – Phil Hansen 

Testimonials

“All I can say is “wow”! It’s been over a week since my Weichert sales team participated in Phil’s “virtual experience” and they are still talking about it. At a time when a team can feel limited, he helped us to look beyond those limitations and imagine the possibilities. The motivational nature of the program was unbelievable, but the real magic was the interactive portion of the presentation. It was engaging and provided practical strategies to discover how we can approach creating ideas and solving challenges.”

Weichert Realtors

 

Phil’s message of self reinvention and the power of transforming adversity into opportunity is one that translates well across audiences—regardless of the industry. His message inspires, motivates and reenergizes the creative spirit in us all.

Ford Motor Company

 

A number of years ago at our sales meeting we had a very expensive performance painter present. I can say that the impact of Phil’s talk with the fingerprint art project provided much more impact and value. Being
able to connect all employees to a single work of art is absolutely incredible.”

Bethany Quam

General Mills President, Convenience & Foodservice Division

There are really smart speakers, there are really inspirational speakers, and there are really human speakers. Phil is all three. Can’t wait to hear him again!

Brian Lewis

CEO, International Society for Technology in Education

Phil Hansen is a master storyteller and shares his personal journey of challenge and triumph with sensitivity and humor. He is an engaging speaker who can connect with any audience. Phil is also one of the most creative artists I have seen. You never know what he will pick up next to make into a surprising and inspiring work of art.”

Barbara Shepherd

Director of National Partnerships, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

“Phil Hansen offered our sales team an uncommon, uncharacteristic and unexpected twist on traditional meeting presentations. His message was innovative, imaginative, and left us wanting more!

Shawn O’Grady

General Mills President, Sales and Channel Development

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COVID-19 special virtual keynote fees are available for webinars. Fees listed above are for a live keynote – Please ask your advisor for special pricing on virtual keynote / webinar fees.

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