Michael J. Gelb is the world's leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership. Michael leads seminars for DuPont, IBM, Merck, Microsoft, Nike, and YPO. He brings more than 30 years of experience as a professional speaker, seminar leader, and organizational consultant to his diverse international clientele.
A fourth degree black belt in the Japanese martial art of Aikido, Michael is co-author with International Grandmaster Raymond Keene of Samurai Chess: Mastering Strategic Thinking Through the Martial Art of the Mind. In 1999, Michael Gelb shared the Brain Trust Charity's 'Brain of the Year' award with former U.S. Senator John Glenn. Michael is also the author of the powerful Nightingale-Conant programs Putting Your Creative Genius to Work, Speak With Power, and Mind Mapping.