Patti Dobrowolski

  • Live Strategic Illustrator at Fortune 100 companies (2000-2017)
  • Multiple TEDx speaker - Best of TEDx - 2015
  • Women of Communications Award
  • Comic Performer (on/off Broadway) (1989-2017)

Patti Dobrowolski has spent the past 25 years inspiring audiences and organizations around the world to make change by drawing a simple picture.

A visual thinker, comic performer, Fortune 100 strategic illustrator, she’s also a critically acclaimed keynote speaker speaker and the author of Drawing Solutions: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life.

After 15 years working in multiple industries as a change agent, she founded Up Your Creative Genius, to bring visual thinking and creative processes to help employees tap their creative genius to accelerate growth and change. Her strategic illustrations grace the walls of Nike, Microsoft Inc, Starbucks Coffee Company, Pepsico, FedEx, Samsung Innovations, Turner Broadcasting, FritoLay North America, Genentech, National Governor’s Association, USDA, Coopervision, New Zealand Principals Federation, Providence Health, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Seattle Space Needle.

With an MA in Psychology: Drama Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies, Patti’s multiple awards include the Association of Women in Communications Woman of Achievement and Make Mine a Million $ Business program. Dobrowolski is a three time TEDx speaker and her TEDx talk Draw Your Future went viral on ProjectHappyWay and was chosen the best of TEDx in 2015. Her other TEDx talks include Imagination Changes Everything and CreativeGenius: You.

 
  

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Thank you so very much for your inspirational kick-off to the NAO 2016 conference last week in Washington, D.C! It couldn’t have been any better! Your energy, enthusiasm and creative genius set the stage for all AHECers to have an outstanding conference experience. Many AHECers–over the course of the week– shared with me how valuable your session was and how they hope to implement ‘drawing their vision’ for their AHEC’s future state. Thanks again for such a wonderful presentation and for helping us all consider what bold steps we need to take to make NAO’s future vision a reality!

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Patti Dobrowolski
  • Amazon
  • Microsoft
  • Albertsons Cos.
  • Nike Brand
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Starbucks
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • O'Reilly Media
  • National Governor’s Association
  • New Zealand Principals Federation
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Draw Your Future: How a Simple Picture Will Change Everything

Using her signature process, the “Snapshot of the Big Picture,” author Patti Dobrowolski shows her audience how to leverage the latest neuroscience and drawing to train their brains to identify and stay focused to achieve key goals. Participants literally draw their current state of business/life, t ...

Using her signature process, the “Snapshot of the Big Picture,” author Patti Dobrowolski shows her audience how to leverage the latest neuroscience and drawing to train their brains to identify and stay focused to achieve key goals. Participants literally draw their current state of business/life, then build the bold steps to take into that desired new reality they’ve been dreaming about. Finally, audience members leave with a clear and compelling action plan to revisit and build upon each week to bring about the very changes they desire. See how a simple picture can help change your life and you don’t even need to know how to draw.

Surveys show a 60% increase in strategy retention when a visual is used to communicate it.  Find out the true meaning behind “A picture speaks a thousand words”, and discover how drawing a simple picture can inspire you and your team to accelerate your goal achievement.

#creativity #innovation #goalsetting

Creative Genius YOU: Tap Your Innate Brilliance for Extraordinary Results

The odds of you or your organization making change are 9 to 1 – against it.  With 25 years working with global teams helping them transform their organizations – whether through new product development, strategy launch or shifting organizational culture, Dobrowolski shares three simple tips to help ...

The odds of you or your organization making change are 9 to 1 – against it.  With 25 years working with global teams helping them transform their organizations – whether through new product development, strategy launch or shifting organizational culture, Dobrowolski shares three simple tips to help your employees build and sustain a culture of innovation:  Draw your future, change your mind, utilize mindfulness to tap your creative genius and expand your resilience and capability to meet today’s changing demands.

#vision #changeresilience #mindfulness

Imagination Changes Everything

Imagination is our most powerful tool. This innate talent is the gateway to innovation, but often gets mired by process or suppressed by structure. Utilizing both inner and outer visual tools we can shift behavior and empower individual and team creativity for a more relevant future. Offering the la ...

Imagination is our most powerful tool. This innate talent is the gateway to innovation, but often gets mired by process or suppressed by structure. Utilizing both inner and outer visual tools we can shift behavior and empower individual and team creativity for a more relevant future. Offering the latest neuroscience data, Dobrowolski will guide you to marry a visual with the most innate tool you have:  your imagination.  Creativity is the number one business skill of the future. Inspire your audience to leverage your imagination and bring more of what you want into your workplace and their life.

#brainscience #innateskill #visionsuccess

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Patti Dobrowolski has spent the past 25 years inspiring audiences and organizations around the world to make change by drawing a simple picture.

A visual thinker, comic performer, Fortune 100 strategic illustrator, she’s also a critically acclaimed keynote speaker speaker and the author of Drawing Solutions: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life.

After 15 years working in multiple industries as a change agent, she founded Up Your Creative Genius, to bring visual thinking and creative processes to help employees tap their creative genius to accelerate growth and change. Her strategic illustrations grace the walls of Nike, Microsoft Inc, Starbucks Coffee Company, Pepsico, FedEx, Samsung Innovations, Turner Broadcasting, FritoLay North America, Genentech, National Governor’s Association, USDA, Coopervision, New Zealand Principals Federation, Providence Health, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Seattle Space Needle.

With an MA in Psychology: Drama Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies, Patti’s multiple awards include the Association of Women in Communications Woman of Achievement and Make Mine a Million $ Business program. Dobrowolski is a three time TEDx speaker and her TEDx talk Draw Your Future went viral on ProjectHappyWay and was chosen the best of TEDx in 2015. Her other TEDx talks include Imagination Changes Everything and CreativeGenius: You.