Michael J. Gelb

Michael J. Gelb is a leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He is the author of 18 books, including Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age, How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, BodyLearning, and Walking Well (with Bruce Fertman). Michael’s books are translated into 25 languages and have sold more than one million copies. 
In 1999 Michael received the “Brain-of-the-Year” award from the Brain Foundation; other winners include Stephen Hawking, chess master Garry Kasparov, and Bill Gates. In 2003, he received a Batten Fellowship in Innovation from The University of Virginia and co-directed the acclaimed Leading Innovation Seminar at the Darden Graduate School of Business for more than 10 years.
In 2020, Michael was invited to become a senior fellow of the Center for Humanistic Management at Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business. In 2021, he was invited to become a member of the MG100 Executive Coaches group. 
Michael is also a master teacher of the Alexander Technique, aikido, tai chi and qigong, and a professional juggler who performed with the Rolling Stones.