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Keith is an accomplished author, speaker, facilitator, consultant, and recognized thought leader on the topics of innovative problem solving, idea generation and persuasive communication and presentation skills.
Keith worked in advertising and strategic marketing for over 20 years, at New York agencies in the Omnicom and Publicis networks, where he was responsible for generating business-building ideas on a daily basis, for some of the world's leading brands. He has also coached numerous business leaders on their sales and presentation techniques.
Keith is co-author of the acclaimed book, SMARTSTORMING: THE GAME-CHANGING PROCESS FOR GENERATING BIGGER, BETTER IDEAS. The SmartStorming innovative problem-solving methodology is based on his professional experience and expertise, extensive research into the subjects of problem solving and idea generation, and practical application in the areas of innovation, peak performance, and interpersonal communication.
Through their speaking, workshops, writing and consulting practice, Keith and his partner have shared their insights with an international audience of thousands of corporate professionals from companies like Google, Under Armour, NBCUniversal, Siemens, Omnicom Group, and many others, as well as with graduate students at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Keith is a graduate of Loyola and Tulane Universities, both in New Orleans, Louisiana, and of Coach University, the world's leading training organization for professional coaches.
Expertise: Keynote presentations on innovative problem solving, the essential elements of innovation, and persuasive communication and presentation; Innovation work session design and facilitation; Workshops on the topics of innovative problem solving, innovation, advanced brainstorming/idea-generation and persuasive communication and presentation skills; Team-building through group problem solving; Brainstorm facilitation; Individual and group executive coaching