We at Speakers Connect are proud to present Gregory Burns, world-class athlete, artist and motivational speaker.
Gregory 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.
Faced with external or internal limitations, we all battle to achieve goals that seem out of reach. Regardless of our level of personal achievement, each new challenge requires a new decision and level of commitment. While testing his limits, Gregory’s story speaks to the winner in all of us. This dynamic presentation, utilizing dramatic slides and video footage, challenges audiences to question their excuses in order to achieve their business and personal objectives.
Key Speaking points:
- Winning one step at a time
- Energizing mantras and mindsets
- Adapting & balancing work and personal life
- Creating and persevering through uncertainty
Art teaches us about creativity, intuition, exploration and how to deal with uncertainty. After analyzing five principles which great artists and leaders share in order to be more creative, Gregory leads participants through a hands-on art-making workshop, which stimulates the more creative Right side of our brain. By taking audiences out of their comfort zones and undertaking exercises that encourage them to think individually and collectively outside of the box, this Master-class empowers participants to work creatively and more intuitively to find solutions in foreign situations.
Key Workshop objectives:
- Experiment outside comfort zones
- Re-engage the right side of the brain
- Work creatively alone and with teams
- Define and present a Leadership
Visualizing Company Culture Through Art Workshop
Through this innovative team-building workshop, Gregory helps participants reinforce company culture and values by creating amazing artwork that staff craft in a collaborative effort that is a testament to the team and their objectives. The process of visualizing, humanizing and personalizing company culture creates a strong connection and ownership for participants. Encouraging teamwork and free expression, Gregory’s methodology stimulates participants to reengage with their creativity and colleagues while promoting staff retention and producing a lasting piece of art.
Key Workshop Themes:
- Creative problem solving
- Time & energy management