Dr. Roger L. Firestien is committed to making creativity simple, making it practical and helping people apply their creativity to produce results. Roger is the president of Innovation Resources, Inc., a company that delivers programs in creative thinking and problem solving. Roger’s keynote presentations and training programs are dynamic, interactive, great fun and provide methods that participants can use immediately to create innovative results.
In 1984, Roger joined the faculty of the International Center for Studies in Creativity at the State University of New York College at Buffalo, and he is the author of over 80 articles, books, audio and video programs. His research focuses on how to help groups develop creative solutions more productively.
Called “The Gold Standard” and the “Classic Cola” of creativity training by his clients, some of the organizations to benefit from his keynote presentations, training and facilitation include: AT&T, Disney, Los Angeles Times, Farmers Insurance, GE, General Mills, Merck, UBS, the American Hospital Association, Young Presidents Organization and the University of Illinois, as well as government groups from the Federal Executive Institute, the US Air Force, US Agency for International Development, NOAA, Department of the Treasury and NASA. Take a look at Rogers client list.
Roger focuses his work on how to be personally creative and how to lead a team to produce creative results. His clients regularly report dramatic improvements in their innovation effectiveness and enhanced quality of work life. His books, Leading on the Creative Edge and his creative thinking fable, Why Didn't I Think of That? are essential reading that leaders regularly order for their teams to kick-start innovation. He is currently working on a much anticipated sequel to his creativity fable.
Roger holds a Ph.D. in Communication and a M.S. in Creativity and Innovation, from the State University of New York. When he’s not traveling, he lives in Buffalo, NY, Cincinnati, OH, and regularly drives a tractor, although not too well, on the family farm near Greeley, CO.
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Innovation Resources, Inc.
P.O. Box 615, Williamsville, NY 14321-0615
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