Michael Gelb is the leading authority on Creative Thinking applied to personal development, a pioneer in the fields of Accelerated Learning and Innovative Leadership.
Michael Gelb ignited the current fascination with "all things da Vinci" with his Washington Post, New York Times and Amazon.com best-seller "How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci". He also introduced the idea of teaching juggling as a means to promote accelerated learning through his book "More Balls than Hands: Juggling Your Way to Success by Learning to Love Your Mistakes".
Michael is co-author with Chess Grandmaster Raymond Keene of "Samurai Chess: Mastering Strategic Thinking through the Martial Art of the Mind", and co-author with Sarah Miller -great grandniece of Thomas Edison- of "Innovate Like Edison: The Five-Step System for Breakthrough Business Success".
His other publications include "Body Learning: an Introduction to the Alexander Technique", "Present Yourself! Captivate Your Audience with Great Presentation Skills", "Discover Your Genius: How to Think Like History's Ten Most Revolutionary Minds", "Mind Mapping: How to Liberate Your Natural Genius" and "Work Like Da Vinci: Gaining the Creative Advantage in Your Business and Career", among others.
Michael shared the Brain Trust Charity's Brain of the Year Award (1999) with former U.S senator John Glenn. Previous honorees include Prof. Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, Garry Kasparov and Gene Rodenberry. He was also awarded a Batten Fellowship by Darden Business School in 2003.
Michael Gelb leads seminars for organizations such as DuPont, IBM, Merck, Microsoft, Nike and YPO, among others - bringing more than 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, seminar leader and organizational consultant to his diverse and international clientele.