As a creativity theorist, author, facilitator, trainer and keynote speaker Marci has worked with thousands of senior executives, managers and team leaders in Canada, the US and abroad challenging their traditional notions about creativity in the workplace, so that they can use it to fuel innovation, for close to 30 years. She is known for her concrete approach to creativity, creative problem solving and innovation, and for a wealth of practical concepts, tools and techniques her clients can apply immediately to see positive and meaningful results.
A wide range of companies depend on Marci for insight into what works best for innovation today: NASA, PHD Canada, Ricoh, Agnew Peckham and Associates, SPM Learning, Peace Office Standards and Training in California, CIBC, the Ontario Public Service…just to name a few.
Featured in publications such as Fast Company, Best Health and Strategy Magazine, Marci knows what it takes to lead, facilitate and take part in creating new futures. She is co-founder of the volunteer-run World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21, a new tradition begun in 2001 to encourage and engage people to use their creativity to make the world a better place and to make their place in the world better too, without causing harm. She also serves on the National Board of Directors for the American Creativity Association and was President of the Ontario Association for the Application of Personality Type (2001-2). Marci has been recognized for her pioneering work creativity and innovation by the Creative Education Foundation (US), the International Center for Studies in Creativity (US), the Innovation Forum (Ukraine) and the Innovation Summit (India) and is a frequent presenter at conferences including the World Future Society, the American Psychological Association, CPSI, CREA, and the Association for Psychological Type International.
Prior to founding creativityland inc, Marci was the first Canadian graduate of the International Center Studies for Creativity programs and the first creativity specialist on staff at an advertising agency worldwide (FCB). She parlayed her understanding of individual and team creative thinking, problem solving and innovation with psychological type into a specialized management-consulting firm, focused on freeing people’s thinking to create new futures.
Marci’s passion for freeing thinking through creativity and innovation is reflected in her writing, speaking, facilitation and consulting. She is the author of several books, Creativity and Personality Type, a Quick Guide to the Four Temperaments and Creativity, and a Quick Guide to the 16 personality types in organizations. She is currently writing Ideas to Inspire Innovation Success – Techniques to Engage your Clients and Co-workers to make it easier for people to use new thinking day-to-day.
For further information, insights and interesting points of view on creativity, innovation and World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21, visit Marci’s blog www.marcisegal.com.
Download Marci’s article, You are creative… the 21st Century century way of thinking about creativity & innovation, here.