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presenter at creativity conferences
Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
Feroz Khan
Change Agent
Robert is a very passionate and creative. He is a forward thinker, strong, innovator and self motivated expert, with good sense of humor. No matter how complex the problem is, He will always come up with a brilliant, elegant, and cost-effective solution.

April 16, 2015, Feroz worked indirectly for Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia

Michel Deniger
Director International Business Development
Alan is undoubtedly one of the most persistent trainers; from its original education with the founders Osborn and Parnes Alan never stopped browsing the planet in order to help individuals and corparations achieve ways to increase their creative potential .To several nations Alan gave voice to help them improve their development prospects true the creative process.

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October 19, 2014, Michel reported to Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia

Tony Esteves
Inspirational Facilitator
Alan continuously brings creativity to the masses. His vast creativity experience has touched thousands of people around the world. I highly recommend Alan Black for any of your creativity needs and I’m grateful to have met and learned from him over the years.

September 5, 2014, Tony worked with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia

 

Dr. Deanna Berg
President, Innovation Strategies Intl
I have been involved in many of the same worldwide conferences where Alan was also a presenter. I have been very impressed with his ability to engage and involve his audiences. His presentations are creative and fun and provide a wealth of practical, strategies and skills that participants can easily use.

October 7, 2013, Dr. Deanna worked with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia

 

Neil France
Genesis Business Services
I have seen Alan present ideas at a number of Creativity Conferences. He is gifted in engaging groups whether they be the whole conference or smaller syndicate groups. His style progressively allows the audience to question their own thinking and break through to new levels of awareness. A complex character who possesses enormous life experiences that he is able to draw…more

August 27, 2013, Neil was with another company when working with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia

 

Tony Esteves
Inspirational Facilitator
I’ve personally seen Alan present his work and support creativity conferences in Canada, the US and South Africa. He brings his abundant knowledge of creativity into his presentations and leaves participants excited to learn more.

He has been a mentor to me and I am proud to know him.

July 24, 2013, Tony was with another company when working with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia

 

Melissa Gordon
President at EchelonCommunicate, LLC
I don’t know anyone with a greater wealth of knowledge and depth of expertise in the field of creativity than Alan Black. As two sides of one coin, Alan seems to hold creativity as both a “magical source” and a “practical solution” for solving problems and transforming individuals and communities. As a thinker, workshop leader and storyteller, Alan is a precious resource…more

July 23, 2013, Melissa was with another company when working with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia

 

Mitsu Araujo
Owner, Way Desenvolv. Humano and Professional Training & Coaching Consultant
July 22, 2013, Mitsu was Robert “Alan” Black’s client

 

Billy Arcement, MEd–

The Leadership Strategist
Providing personal and/or organizational leadership solutions that improve performance.
Robert “Alan” Black is the consummate expert in the field of creativity. His approach and methods to teach one to be more creative are unique and powerful. Attending his training is truly a “creative” experience.

July 20, 2013, Billy worked directly with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia

 

Bill Cummins
President at Cummins Marketing Consulting, Inc.
I have seen Robert Alan Black present several times at the Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI). I recommend him highly as a presenter on creativity topics for two reasons:
1) His style engages the audience in a “hands on” fashion. It was the opposite of a “classroom lecture” experience, and as a result, all of the attendees became more involved, learned more, and…more

July 19, 2013, Bill was Robert “Alan” Black’s client

 

Hessie Traut
Principal at Eversdal Aftercare
Alan Black is a true wizard when he presents creative thinking sessions!
I have learned so much from him over the years I’ve had the privilege to work with him. Not only is he an expert in his field, but he is a very pleasant, helpful and unselfish person. He eagerly shares his ideas and photos. I can also recommend him as a house guest! He stayed with me and my family…more

July 18, 2013, Hessie worked with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
Andrew Crighton
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Writer and Content Marketer
You can be certain that whatever he brings forward for discussion will be the thoughtful insights of an enquiring mind. Alan is passionate about creativity (whatever that means) and likes to celebrate it, and he’s a good listener, too.

July 18, 2013, Andrew was with another company when working with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
Margaret R Edinburgh
Margaret R EdinburghClick to drag this recommendation
Certified TimeSlips Facilitator at
Robert “Alan” Black is a very accomplished speaker and instructor. I, personally, know of his involvement in Toastmasters as well as the Southern Order of Storytellers. Over the years, he has been involved in these groups and they have served as meticulous resources that have greatly enhanced his presentation abilities. Not only has Alan been a student of these…more

July 18, 2013, Margaret R worked directly with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
Joette Field
Joette FieldClick to drag this recommendation
Transitions Consultant
Alan Black is an enthusiastic, knowledge-filled, caring consultant with a huge background in creativity and education. His worldwide travels and experience provide a solid foundation for his varied presentations. Alan presents with a tool box of knowledge, creativity and feedback. His upbeat attitude is always a bonus!

July 18, 2013, Joette was with another company when working with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
John Cox
John CoxClick to drag this recommendation
THE GREATER NAPLES CHAMBER
Alan is worth the price of admission and finds creative ways to help others discover their own creativity and their own leader within.

July 18, 2013, John was Robert “Alan” Black’s client
matteo catullo
matteo catulloClick to drag this recommendation
president at eventi creativi
Alan has a deep knowledge of creative thinking, an amazimg variety of tools , is able to manage productive group with love and care.

July 18, 2013, matteo worked directly with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
Bill Jarrard
Bill JarrardClick to drag this recommendation
Imagineering Outcomes
Alan Black has been a friend and colleague for many years and I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing his cre8ive presentations a number of times in several countries now. Alan’s approach is always high energy, full of fun and activity, but most importantly he shares invaluable insights into how anyone can think more creatively. His unique presentation skills are very impressive.

July 18, 2013, Bill was with another company when working with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
Annabelle Hoffman
Annabelle HoffmanClick to drag this recommendation
Artist
Robert Alan Black is a wonderful teacher of creative problem solving techniques.His repertoire of content is huge. He communicates well with his audience.He delivers 200%

July 18, 2013, Annabelle was with another company when working with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
Ann Bracken
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Lecturer at The University of Maryland
Robert Alan Black is a talented professional who knows how to make a room come alive. He has an encouraging presence when facilitating a workshop and includes everyone in meaningful, creative activities. Robert Alan Black has a wealth of experience and makes an excellent addition to any roster of presenters.

July 18, 2013, Ann was with another company when working with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
Tim Hurson
Tim HursonClick to drag this recommendation
Author: Never Be Closing and Think Better
Alan brings to his presentations and workshops almost 40 years of experience in the art and science of creative thinking. His stories and expertise are truly inspring — and grounded in both research and practical application. His passionate commitment to the field has touched the hearts and minds of his many fans, worldwide.

I also recommend Alan’s excellent book,…more

July 18, 2013, Tim worked directly with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
Paulo Benetti
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Director INTELIGÊNCIA NATURAL CONSULTORIA EM INOVAÇÃO (ALL LATIN AMERICA) & DIRECTOR OF K & B INNOVATION (HONG KONG)
Robert Alan Black makes great presentations that motivate people to engage in the business of Creativity and Innovation.

July 18, 2013, Paulo was with another company when working with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
marguerite battaglia
marguerite battagliaClick to drag this recommendation
Former Instructional Coach at Bryant and Stratton College
I have been a colleague of Alan’s through the Creative Education Foundation and have presented with him at the Creative Problem Solving Institute for over twenty five years. He is remarkably creative, flexible and intuitive. He is very bright, reliable and consistently completes tasks in a superior manner. He communicates effectively and is flexible and cooperative. You…more

July 17, 2013, marguerite worked directly with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
Kevin James
Kevin JamesClick to drag this recommendation
Manufacturing Supervisor
I first met Alan Black in the Spring of 2001 when he presented at an American Creativity Association conference at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Afterward I was fortunate enough to become engaged in hours of conversation regarding the nature of creativity and innovation with both Alan and Art Fry, the inventor of the Post-it(R) note.

Since the conference Alan and…more

July 17, 2013, Kevin was with another company when working with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
Efiong Etuk
Efiong EtukClick to drag this recommendation
Founding Director, Global Creativity Network
Dr. Alan Black: Foremost Creativity Scholar and Practitioner of Our time

I have known Dr. Alan Black for 18 years now, as my personal creativity mentor, friend, and colleague. During that time, I have observed, participated in, and benefited from Dr. Black’s many-faceted roles and responsibilities in the planning and organization of numerous creativity conferences…more

July 17, 2013, Efiong worked with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
Bill Barker
Bill BarkerClick to drag this recommendation
Retired lawyer and businessman
Over a period of years some years ago I attended several of Alan Black’s creativity presentations at Northwood University Alden B. Dow Creativity Conferences. He is a great presenter and colleague and always worth while listening to what he has to say or seeing what he demonstrates. I read his Facebook postings and I am sure he does even better now.

July 17, 2013, Bill was Robert “Alan” Black’s client
Dr Marilyn Fryer
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Managing Director, the Creativity Centre UK Ltd
Alan is a talented and experienced workshop presenter and facilitator of creative thinking activities which he has done all over the world, including for major organisations. He is enthusiastic, sincere, helpful and dedicated. We are delighted with his support for and involvement in our charity’s international ejournal, Creativity & Human Development.

July 17, 2013, Dr Marilyn worked with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
John A. Lewis
John A. LewisClick to drag this recommendation
WEB BUSINESS SOLUTIONS | COPYWRITING + BLOGGING | DESIGN | MARKETING
I’m not a stranger to creativity training sessions. Creativity is an interest of mine. I’ve probably attended about three or four of Alan’s sessions by now. The great thing about Alan’s sessions is that I leave them with practical tips and ideas about how I can be more creative and innovative in my own life and business. I always feel the time spent with Alan has been…more

July 17, 2013, John was Robert “Alan” Black’s client
Lindsay Collier
Lindsay CollierClick to drag this recommendation
Author / Speaker / Squeezer of Thinking Juices amazon.com/author/lindsaycollier
As Kodak’s expert in Creativity and Innovation I was a colleague and a presenter at the Creative Problem Solving Institute in Buffalo for a number of years. I found Robert Alan Black’s sessions to be the most inspirational and the most fun of all the sessions. There is just never a dull moment when you are at any of his sessions. I also had the pleasure of working together…more

July 17, 2013, Lindsay worked directly with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
Sam Harrison
Sam HarrisonClick to drag this recommendation
Speaker, Author and Coach on Creativity-Related Topics
Alan Black is a fellow speaker and author in the wild and wonderful world of creativity — and he’s a person I greatly respect. His vast knowledge of creativity is exceeded only by his deep passion, his dead-on insights and his delightful storytelling abilities. These marvelous traits merge to make Alan an in-demand speaker throughout the world. I’m proud to recommend Alan…more

July 17, 2013, Sam was with another company when working with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
Randah Taher, M.S. Creativity & Change Leadership
Randah Taher, M.S. Creativity & Change LeadershipClick to drag this recommendation
Adjunct Instructor at Higher Colleges of Technology
Alan is a natural storyteller. He knows how to link to his audience’s interest and provide them with stories that captivates their imagination. He is an attentive facilitator and an inspirational speaker. I don’t think I can get bored when with him because we seem to have a multitude of similar interests between us which makes it even more important, for me, to stay in…more

March 19, 2013, Randah Taher, worked with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
KATHY BROWN
KATHY BROWNClick to drag this recommendation
Transformational Leadership Catalyst/ Keynote & Motivational Speaker- Leadership, Relationships, Dance thru Life, Spirit
Robert Alan Black is an exceptional creative presenter. He has a unique way of bringing everyone into the learning process. He brings his point home with passion, joy, a sense of wonder and laughter.

February 21, 2013, KATHY worked with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
Garth Aldrich
Garth AldrichClick to drag this recommendation
Trainer, Facilitator and Speaker in Creative Problem Solving, Innovation and Leadership
Mr. Robert “Alan” Black has been a valuable mentor and colleague for nearly 15 years. As a creativity professional engaged in numerous international organizations his multicultural experience, knowledge and networking skill is impressive. Passionate, skilled, articulate and resourceful Alan continuously enhances his and others creative leadership capabilities.

A…more

January 31, 2012, Garth was with another company when working with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
Arne Stjernholm Madsen
Arne Stjernholm MadsenClick to drag this recommendation
Innovation Management Partner at Novo Nordisk
I’ve known Alan for more than a decade; we ran into each other repeatedly at conferences on creativity and innovation. I’ve had Alan to present at seminars in Denmark at several occasions, including at Novo Nordisk and at the Danish Initiative for Creativity & innovation. His highly interactive workshops are true eye-openers for the dimensions of creativity – thinking…more

February 16, 2010, Arne Stjernholm was Robert “Alan” Black’s client
Susan Newhouse
Susan NewhouseClick to drag this recommendation
Chief Strategic Facilitation Officer, SVP Innovation at TNS
I heard about Alan long before I ever even met him. He was one of the venerable creative gurus who was always at CPSI, the creativity conference I attend every year. I was told that his sessions were a must — not only for the creative wisdom he imparted, but also his wry sense of humor. I was not disappointed. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Alan better over…more

November 15, 2008, Susan was with another company when working with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
Porter Poole
Porter PooleClick to drag this recommendation
Owner, WOW! Solutions, inc.
Alan is an amazing creative force and teacher. His unique perspective from traveling the world and many years of living creatively make him a fantastic presenter, author and teacher. I’m proud to know him as a friend and associate.

October 14, 2008, Porter was with another company when working with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
Doug Stevenson
Doug StevensonClick to drag this recommendation
Principal Innoviser™: Innovation, Improvisation, Facilitation, Training, Ideation, Experiential & Social Media Marketing
Dr. Alan Black is ubiquitous in the applied creativity community. Wherever people gather to celebrate creativity via conferences, workshops, special projects, or to support associations dedicated to creativity, there you will also find Alan. He is always involved knee-deep and is an iconic leader. That’s perhaps because he truly lives the creative life — Just ask him…more

August 26, 2008, Doug was with another company when working with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia
Matti Hemmi
Matti HemmiClick to drag this recommendation
Author, Speaker and Chief Paradigm Shifter at inKNOWation
I have come across Alan’s work for several years, and I firmly believe he’s a fascinating consultant. As a participant of CPSI, I have had the chance to interact with him and truly appreciate his expertise as well as his marvellous attitude. I definitely recommend Alan and his work.

March 30, 2008, Matti was with another company when working with Robert “Alan” Black at Yearly present at several creativity conferences in the US, Canada, South American, Africa, Asia