Chris Griffiths- innovation, creativity & mind mapping

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Chris Griffiths has over 28 years’ experience in setting up and leading successful businesses that have ranked in the ‘Deloitte European Fast 50′ and ‘The Sunday Times Fast-track 100′.

He sold his first company at the age of 26. Chris is the founder of OpenGenius, the company behind productivity software, Ayoa, the first tool to combine Mind Mapping, Task Management and Chat features into one tool.

About Chris Griffiths

Chris delivers a refreshingly pragmatic approach on systemising innovation in business.
If you’ve always thought creativity was all fluff and no substance, Chris will convince you otherwise. In an era of automation and chatbots, Chris can provide rare insight on the ways in which AI can enhance human ingenuity with reference to his own AIpowered creativity app, Ayoa.

He is a multi-time bestselling author whose work has been translated into over 20 languages, and a serialentrepreneur.

He has launched 4 apps to date, each with over 1M users; he has grown and sold a global network of over 1000 innovation coaches, and built a 22,000 sq. ft. tech-hub.

He has been asked to facilitate brainstorming sessions at the Petra Nobel Conference of Nobel Laureates and has worked with Governments, Royals, and a wide array of global CEOs.
He is a regular contributor to publications such as Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, and the BBC (among others). He is also the world’s leading expert on mind mapping

Transform your thinking

Chris is the founder of OpenGenius, a company focused on helping transform thinking, creativity and learning.

His technology solutions have been used by millions of individuals to clarify thinking, generate game-changing ideas, and turn ideas into action.

He is a bestselling author on creativity, mind mapping and innovative thinking skills, with his latest book published by Kogan Page, ‘The Creative Thinking Handbook’ now available in 10 languages. Previous titles include ‘GRASP The Solution’ that ranked as the #1 book on Amazon under ‘Decision Making’, and ‘Mind Maps for Business’ co-authored with Tony Buzan.

Promote a growth mindset

As a serial entrepreneur, Chris doesn’t just talk the talk, and has founded several businesses. He set-up his first company aged 18, which he sold when he was 26.

His companies have ranked in the ‘European Deloitte Fast 50’ and the ‘Sunday Times / London Stock Exchange Fasttrack 100.’

Chris has launched four apps that have each grown to over 1m users.

His current product Ayoa is a personal knowledge management tool that uses mind mapping to help people think more creatively and get the right things done.

Chris often talks about how teams can build grit and resilience.

He has had many difficult times as well as good, and shares this in an open and honest way during his talks. He helps audiences understand that failure and success are not opposites, but are part of the same process, empowering teams to take a chance on change.

What topics can Chris deliver in his keynotes?

Chris is considered one of the world’s leading experts on systemising innovation and he talks about creativity, decision making, strategic thinking, resilience and how to obtain an ‘everything is possible’ mindset.

Minds, like parachutes, work best when open, and Chris strives to kick-start events by motivating audiences to think ‘without the box!’

What style does Chris use with his audiences?

A mix of sharing his knowledge and personal experiences, combined with active participation.

Chris believes the best way to help people understand is to get them actively participating in fun challenges that have an underlying serious meaning.

These consist of thought experiments done either individually or with people working next to each other. All that is needed is pen and paper.

Does Chris facilitate workshops, brainstorms, strategy days etc?

Chris and his team often facilitate these types of events. This will normally consist of a keynote from

Chris, and then the group facilitation led by his team of Innovation Experts.

Is it possible to do a keynote session remotely?

Absolutely. Chris has delivered many keynotes via video conferencing.

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Truly life changing… opened my eyes to thinking differently and being more creative. Many colleagues noticed the change and the business is ultimately seeing the benefit.

Dominic McKenny Director of IT, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust