Engaging Silicon Valley professor specializing in creative thinking, innovation, and the psychology of happiness. Javy W. Galindo is also a best selling author and highly sought after speaker available for creativity training seminars, workshops, and talks.
“The exercises and insights he presented helped me to hone my own creative process, and opened new doors in seeing how I could be more innovative and collaborative in my work with colleagues.” – Matt Harvey, Executive Director at the Stanford Tech Ventures Program
Based on his popular “Creative Minds” college course, let Javy help you and your organization learn the skills and attitudes needed to be more creative and innovative.
Price Range: $150 to $5000.
Gig Length: 30 - 360 minutes
What to Expect
"A man is born in 1990 and dies in 2010, yet he is 25 years old when he dies. How can this be possible?"
Have you ever been stuck, unable to access creative solutions to an apparently impossible problem, or unable to see beyond limited possibilities? How different would things be if you, your coworkers, or employees truly believed that for every problem there exists infinite possibilities? How would your life be different if you knew how to easily attain innovative ideas, creative solutions, and unique perspectives?
Learn how to access a world of infinite creative possibilities through professor Galindo’s enlightening, interactive, lighthearted talks and workshops.
This former electrical engineer uses humor, mind-bending puzzles, games, competitions, artistic activities, video clips, and thought-provoking images to kick-start the imagination and teach the science of creativity. Audience members will instantly discover how to see beyond the brain's self-imposed limitations and develop strategies to approach any problem and project (whether in art, business, or life in general) more creatively.
Most Popular Talk: "6 Keys to Rewiring The Brain for Creativity" (45 min - 1 hr)
Most Popular Workshop: "Rewiring the Brain for Infinite Possibilities" (3-6 hrs)
Talks and workshops cover the topics listed below:
1. Trapped in The Ordinary World: The roots of creative blocks.
2. The Courage to Create: How to deal with fear, pessimism, and the inner critic.
3. The Flexible Brain: The psychology of going beyond social conformity & the truth of “left vs. right brain” thinking.
4. Out-of-the-Box Thinking: Strategies for generating new ideas.
5. The Art of Creative Insight: How to make “aha!” experiences more likely.
6. Bringing Your Ideas to Life: Understanding Flow experiences and the psychology of getting things done.
Do a Google search for "Creative Thinking Speaker". You will find Javy at, or near the top, of your search results. Here's why:
Javy Wong Galindo, M.A., M.Eng., is a college professor of philosophy, humanities, and psychology in Northern California. He is a popular instructor at John F. Kennedy University, West Valley College, and De Anza College, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Javy is the author of the ultimate guidebook to creativity, "The Power of Thinking Differently: An imaginative guide to creativity, change, and the discovery of new ideas." His latest book is the Amazon Best Seller "Authentic Happiness in Seven Emails: a simple guide to the psychology of joy, satisfaction, and a meaningful life."
This former electrical engineer and performing arts instructor has had the privilege of working at several high-tech companies including Cisco Systems, Motorola, ViaSat, Tellus Technologies, and Northrop Grumman among others. Javy is now most well-known for his engaging college courses and public talks, his enthusiastic teaching style, and his ability to convey complex ideas in personally meaningful, simple terms.
“Thank you very much for participating in our colloquium! I thought your presentation was extremely entertaining and full of ideas for us to put to use. The initial feedback I got from everyone was also very positive, so I wouldn’t be surprised if future planning teams solicit your services when the creative thinking topic comes up again. It was a pleasure meeting and working with you.” – Matt Madden, Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation
“Javy provided a Creative Thinking talk to our group a few years ago. The talk was very interesting, engaging, informative, and a lot of fun. Javy is a great speaker and found ways to keep the audience engaged and involved.” – Roni Kornitz, Director of Customer Quality at SanDisk
“Javy is well versed in this subject and his talks are engaging and full of insight. I invited Javy to come talk to a group of entrepreneurs. Afterwards, many members contacted me and let me know how much they enjoyed the talk.” – Prasun Prakash, Founder of Silicon Valley Entrepreneurial Creatives
“On behalf of the Livermore Public Library, I would like to thank you for your inspiring talk on Sunday. All the feedback we received are very positive. The audience truly enjoyed your talk and found it very informative.” – Paul Sevilla, Livermore Public Library
• Long-time high school instrumental music instructor and youth arts coordinator.
• In addition to academic research into the science of creativity, studied creative jazz singing at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, CA and improvisational comedy at the National Comedy Theatre in San Diego, CA.
Additional Booking Notes
1) Projector screen.
Workshops may require more materials depending on the type of activities you would like your attendees to participate in.
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