Greg Burns, renowned artist, athlete and motivational speaker has been an artist in-residence in more than 40 coveted resorts over the last 20 years such as The Amilla Fushi, One & Only resorts, Banyan Tree, Shangri-La and Four Seasons–all this is part of his master plan to ‘live a big life.’
Gregory Burns has been an artist-in-residence in more than 40 coveted resorts over the last 20 years. His job, when he stays in these little oases of paradise, is to paint. Sometimes he converses with guests, teaches art, or goes scuba diving. A tough life, you might think. And indeed, he’s not going to complain!
Gregory never seems to miss an incredible opportunity. It may appear as if some people have all the luck but more often than not, it is about having the right attitude, the persistence and courage to take the road less travelled.
He says ‘ You should never be afraid to give up what you have for what you can become. Frustration is a double-edged sword. Embracing it helps you overcome your negativity and find answers you are looking for.’
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Greg Burns is a highly sought after motivational speaker, world-class athlete and internationally renowned fine artist. Well known for competing in three Paralympic Games and setting four world records in swimming he then transitioned into IronMan events, inspiring many with his discipline and perseverance. For over three decades, Gregory has been painting professionally across 30 countries receiving high accolades including the prestigious 2016 Sports Artist of the Year Award.
The passion he reserved for challenging endurance activities he now channels into his artwork and speaking events. When he is not leading creative masterclasses offering transformational content, Gregory is simply, “putting the magic on canvas”.
Gregory was born in the US, the son of a diplomat and has built a reputation as a peak performance athlete and artist working with high level audiences on topics related to the mind, body and business connection. He holds a BA in Communication Studies and Master in Fine Arts in painting. Gregory has published three books in English and Mandarin and has been featured on CNN, BBC, CNBC, ESPN, CNA, CCTV and in the AWSJ, Time Magazine and The China Daily.
Greg’s speaking topics are:
- Winning one step at a time
- Energizing mantras and mindsets
- Adapting & balancing work and personal life
- Creating and persevering through uncertainty
- Experiment outside comfort zones
- Re-engage the right side of the brain
- Work creatively alone and with teams
- Define and present a Leadership
- Creative problem solving
- Time & energy management