Michael J. Gelb


Michael J. Gelb

Michael J. Gelb is a world-renowned innovator in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and leadership development. His clients include DuPont, Genentech, Merck, Microsoft, and Nike.

Gelb is author of the best-selling book How to Think Like Leonardo DaVinci, which has been translated into 25 languages and has appeared on the New York Times, Washington Post, and Amazon.com best seller lists. Through an intensive immersion in Leonardo da Vinci’s life, works, and writings, including more than ten trips to Italy, Gelb experienced an epiphany in which he was able to translate the Maestro’s wisdom into contemporary terms.

Gelb is also author of 13 other books, including Creativity on Demand, Discover Your Genius: How to Think Like History's Ten Most Revolutionary Minds, and DaVinci Decoded. The New York Times, the Washington Post, and Training Magazine have all featured Gelb's work. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN's Business Unusual, and on countless radio programs including live interviews with NPR and the BBC World Service.

A teacher of the Alexander Technique since 1978, Gelb is also a fourth degree black belt in aikido, a certified teacher of qigong and tai chi, and a former professional juggler who performed live on stage with Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones.

Michael J. Gelb at Omega