Steve Uzzell

Renowned National Geographic Photographer and Authority on Creative Problem Solving

  • Steve Uzzell`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Steve Uzzell`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $7,500 - $10,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Virginia, USA

  • Steve Uzzell`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Steve Uzzell`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $7,500 - $10,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Virginia, USA

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Open Roads Open Minds – An Exploration of Creative Problem Solving and The Nature of Transition.

Using his striking photographs as illustrations of his metaphor about possibility and creativity, Steve inspires audiences to take advantage of his experience and vision to make any venture an adventure.  In any project he undertakes, Steve’s preparation lays the foundation...

Using his striking photographs as illustrations of his metaphor about possibility and creativity, Steve inspires audiences to take advantage of his experience and vision to make any venture an adventure.  In any project he undertakes, Steve’s preparation lays the foundation for magic to happen. In words and images, he endorses Louis Pasteur’s belief that “Chance favors the prepared mind,” and his talk inspires the audience to apply this to their own lives and problem solving. “After all, our eyes will only ever see what our mind is prepared to comprehend.”

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The Nature of Transition

We’ve all heard it, and we’ve all said it – about our organizations, about our workplace, about the economy, about our lives: “We are in such a state of transition.” But what does it mean to be in transition? What was it like when we weren’t in transition? When ...

We’ve all heard it, and we’ve all said it – about our organizations, about our workplace, about the economy, about our lives: “We are in such a state of transition.” But what does it mean to be in transition? What was it like when we weren’t in transition? When does it start? Does transition end? How do we know when we are finished? Should we fear it and avoid it, or look forward to it and embrace it?

 

In this talk, Steve explores the very nature of transition, visualized with his striking photographs. Viewing the subject from myriad perspectives – personal, daily, local, historical, architectural, global, and from the natural world – he also examines what he believes are the four fundamentals guiding us in transition: curiosity, passion, commitment and accountability.

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About Keynote Speaker Steve Uzzell

Steve Uzzell’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Passion, perspective and preparation: bringing all three to every assignment is Steve Uzzell’s goal. Steve Uzzell is one of the top advertising and corporate photographers in the country. He started in the photography business over 30 years ago as an assistant to the editor of National Geographic and a member of their photographic staff.

Using his striking photographs as illustrations of his metaphor about possibility and creativity, Steve Uzzell inspires audiences to take advantage of his experience and vision to make any venture an adventure. In any project he undertakes, Steve Uzzell’s preparation lays the foundation for magic to happen; “Chance favors the prepared mind,” said Louis Pasteur. After all, our eyes will only ever see what our mind is prepared to comprehend.

Steve Uzzell spends six months of the year traveling the world for his clients; the remainder teaching and delivering his presentation Open Roads Open Minds: An Exploration of Creative Problem Solving.

More About Steve Uzzell . . .
Steve Uzzell travels the globe for clients such as Honda, Weyerhaeuser, Yellow Freight, Boeing and France and his work has garnered international acclaim and won numerous awards, including ten from Communication Arts. Along the way Steve Uzzell has photographed two books, Maryland and The View From Sterling Bluff and had editorial work published in over 50 publications including Newsweek, Smithsonian, Time, and U.S. News.

Testimonials

“You and your message were the highlight of the conference! Our crowd of 750 mostly middle-aged men would typically wait to be wowed by a keynote – sitting back in their chairs, arms crossed, territory marked, daring a speaker to impress them. In moments, our reps were open, eager (leaning forward!), smiling and taking notes in the dark. They were captivated by your pictures, alert to your words and responding to the way you were guiding them, considering how they could accomplish even more in their lives through preparation, asking the important questions and recognizing the moment when spontaneity collides with preparation. You made us each think we were finding something new on our own – not being ‘lectured’ by the typical ‘motivational’ speaker.”

Stacy Baehman

Assistant Director, Marketing Communications, Woodbury Financial

“In ISA’s 26 year history of conducting annual meetings, we have never had a 100% excellent rating until Steve Uzzell. Steve’s message, “preparation leads to magic,” and his delivery were exceptional. His presentation exceeded our expectations and sent us on an open road to enjoy life.”

Pamela J. Schmidt

Executive Director, ISA - The Association of Learning Providers

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