Creative Leaps International
Our founding partner and core faculty for interdisciplinary projects
CREATIVE LEAPS INTERNATIONAL
Our goal? To help each and every participant access multiple creative connections, deeper personal insights and rich new solutions to the challenges at hand.
Who We Are
We are learning specialists, interdisciplinary thinkers, performing artists and scientists working worldwide as creative catalysts and agents of change in business, government, higher education and the social sector. Our most prized capacities are exceptional imagination and a gift for agile, 360° orbital thinking, that is, thinking generated from multiple perspectives — intellectually, culturally, across disciplines and generations.
What We Do
We develop highly creative learning and conferencing experiences to invigorate and deepen leadership development, creativity training, cohesion and change agendas, resilience and renewal retreats, issue-focused summits, and cross-cultural initiatives. Learn about our "Concerts of Ideas" and trademarked pathway to new thinking known as "The Main Sequence".
At Creative Leaps International, we are passionate about learning and bringing ideas to life, especially in ways that can take you by surprise.
Clients and Partners
IBM Starbucks Pfizer GE Boeing McDonnell Douglas The SC Johnson Company The United Nations The White House The Earth Summit The Global Leadership Forum The World Bank The US Department of State The North African Partnership for Economic Opportunity The Aspen Institute Center for Creative Leadership Association for Mangers of Innovation Management Education for the World Society for College and University Planning Columbia University George Washington University Queensland University of Technology McGill University The University at Albany Organizational Behavior Teaching Society The American Red Cross Center for Excellence in Municipal Management
Thoroughly original in concept, the Concert of Ideas is a spark to new thinking, wholehearted engagement and a powerful catalyst for change.
"If I ever had doubts about the power of the arts on business executives, my work with John Cimino and Creative Leaps International at McDonnell Douglas and SC Johnson put those doubts to rest. In each case, the companies were battling tradition in order to reach new levels of performance, and the leaders were under pressure to re-think and re-design some deeply rooted management habits.
Participating in experiences designed and delivered by Creative Leaps International set our learning dialogue on a new, more candid, more inspirational path-and cracked a few protective shells. In both engagements, Creative Leaps helped us leap to a better place more quickly. And...it was fun!!
Chief Learning Officer - McDonnell Douglas, S.C. Johnson
"I have attached the comments from your keynote evaluations and I have never in my life read more powerful reflections from a 2 hour presentation. It's amazing! If you ever need a strong reference for your work, send them my way."
"John Cimino and Creative Leaps International created some of the very best programs I was privileged to see during my seven years with GE. His work has always been exceptional."
Steve Kerr, Chief Learning Officer
GE, Goldman Sachs
"Right after the music -- boom! People went together. John Cimino and Creative Leaps are truly global leaders in the art of bringing the performing arts to bear on business issues."
Robert Nalewajek, Chair
Human Issues in Management Conferences