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GS01 Embrace the Shake: Transforming Limitations into Opportunities

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM ET
Tuesday, December 5

As leaders in the ever-evolving landscape of organizational learning, our ability to navigate challenges and discover innovative solutions is paramount for the long-term success of our work. Phil Hansen redefined his limitations when faced with a career-ending tremor in his drawing hand; learning leaders can learn to similarly perceive challenges as opportunities for growth and creativity. By embracing our unique constraints, we can tap into our internal resources to unlock our teams’ and organization’s potential.

Join us for this impactful opening keynote, where we will explore how to cultivate creativity within limitations, empowering you to look inward for solutions and inspiration. Through captivating visuals and live interactive art, we will challenge preconceived notions, activate your creative capacity, and unveil fresh perspectives on the tasks at hand. As learning and development leaders, these insights will enable you to approach your work with renewed vision and usher in success through innovative approaches.

Phil Hansen

Multimedia Artist, Speaker, Author, Innovator

Phil Hansen is an internationally recognized artist who eschews conventional boundaries, choosing instead to work at the intersection of traditional art, electronic media, offbeat materials, and interactive experiences. His artistic journey nearly came to an end when he developed a tremor in his drawing hand. In exploring new ways to create art, Hansen 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 disseminated around the world via features on PBS, BBC, and CCTV. He has spoken at the Adobe MAX Creativity Conference, World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, and the Million Dollar Round Table.