Full of surprises and discoveries, this one-hour interactive masterclass has a straightforward premise and unconditional promise–it explores the roots of creativity and pushes participants to become creative right then and there. Through games, challenges and eye-popping examples, Andy leads participants through the looking glass, down the yellow brick road and into the final frontier. He turns the brainstorming process upside down and uses standard mass-gathering materials like Post-It Notes, but in a most twisted and unusual way. When the dust settles, attendees will be full-fledged creative geniuses…well, at least creative enough to write a blurb like this.
AKA – Getting Gutsy: Heart Attacks Are Better Than Yawns.
This rollicking event is based on the somewhat revolutionary “Creativity, Curiosity and Guts” class Andy teaches to McGill University MBA students. It’s a primer on taking risks, thinking differently and enjoying the liberty that comes from doing so; think of it as a crash course in bravery. One student called it: “A reminder for me to trust my own authentic ideas and judgment.” Like Andy, this speech may not be for everybody, but may be just right for those looking for a little (yeah, just a little) organizational or personal shake up.
One of Andy’s favorite credos is “Today’s failure is tomorrow’s back-slapping story over beers.” No matter what your worst personal catastrophe may be, it pales in comparison to his…something he will prove in “My Greatest Failure,” an examination of how and why things go wrong, and what they ultimately mean. (Note that this is not called “My Biggest Failure” or “My Worst Failure,” but “My Greatest Failure.” The distinction is important.) Presented with cringe-worthy video captures of Andy’s disaster of disasters, audiences will be relieved to learn that failure is a temporary state, feel better about themselves…and be thankful that they are not Andy.
Some people collect hockey cards, others art, but Andy collects valuable business and life lessons. With a career spanning more than four decades, from co-founding the world famous Just For Laughs Festival to being a global pioneer in mobile gaming and entertainment, Andy has learned more than his fair share of important lessons, compiling hundreds of them in the process. In a speech customized for your specific themes and needs, presented like a poppy Buzzfeed list, Andy will dig into his database, share the lessons you need to learn to drive your company, motivate your attendees…and ensure that you don’t have to make the same mistakes he did.