Leading from an Artist's Perspective
Everyone has an idea, but not everyone makes their idea come to life. Following through and bringing an idea to fruition is the hardest part—and it's what separates the leaders from the rest of the pack. The source of ideas, we call Imagination; the drive to make them real, we call Applied Imagination.
This keynote shares the teachings of leaders and peak performers who applied themselves, who stuck to their idea and used it to make a difference in the world. As much as Applied Imagination is a parable of persistence, it is also a lesson in thinking outside of the box, changing the game, and choosing to lead. Your idea is waiting… apply today!
Richard Hight is an international speaker and artist whose work is housed in over fifty museums and universities around the country. He discovered his love of drawing while struggling with dyslexia in school, and has been producing art and engaging audiences ever since.
In his presentations, Richard focuses on helping audiences to re-imagine the possibilities in store for them and to engage their passions and natural talents. His presentations focus on the power of creativity and all of its applications, be they the arts, business, or everyday problems.
His programs combine the spoken word with compelling music and a live, visual demonstration where he creates (in full scale and color) an original piece of art, reflecting both the audience and the major themes of your event. His presentations appeal to all demographics, and he can skillfully adapt his programs to suit your needs.
To call Richard a "typical artist" would be akin to calling Lincoln a "typical politician." His visual style, depth of understanding, and ability to engage audiences are unparalleled; he brings the "Wow Factor" in full force to every one of his engagements. Through his words and demonstration, he shows audiences that their lives are works of art unto themselves, and therefore set apart in brilliance.
Richard has been named a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) by the National Speakers' Association, and has appeared numerous times on CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX networks to discuss his work and perform demonstrations. Richard has also launched numerous international tours and shared his work with millions of people abroad.
When Richard is not traveling, he resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In his spare time, he enjoys attending the theater, fishing, reading, and playing music. He is a dedicated husband to his wife, Marty, and a loving father to his two children, Averie and Coleman. As a family, they have actively supported Averie, who has Down Syndrome, in the Special Olympics.