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Geoff & Zoe Thatcher on Creative Leadership.

Other Speaking Topics Include:

Innovation

Creativity

Leadership

Branding

Genx vs Geny

Experience Design

Speakers

Geoff Thatcher

Geoff Thatcher’s work as a creative leader has taken him from Maracanā Stadium and the opening ceremonies of the Rio 2007 Pan American Games to the grand opening of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. He is a student of the themed entertainment industry who got his start as a train engineer and stuntman. He is a writer and teacher who once facilitated a leadership workshop at The CIA University (yes, that CIA). After a long career creating brand experiences, visitor centers, museums, theme parks and live events, he launched his own experience design firm, Creative Principals, in 2017.

Zoe Thatcher

Zoe Thatcher is a young and talented designer and illustrator. After being named the female scholar athlete of the year, the NCAA Championships-qualifying swimmer graduated summa cum laude from Auburn University in 2018. She immediately went to work as a costume designer at Weissman in St. Louis, one of the largest dance wear companies in the United States. In addition, Zoe worked on costume designs for the grand opening of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and uniforms and merchandise for the Quest themed experience center in Doha. In August 2019, she joined Creative Principals as a designer and illustrator.

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Testimonials

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Geoff’s presentation style is energetic but authentic, with very relevant and engaging stories. He has shown a keen ability to hold a room’s attention and read the audience feedback.
Kevin McMillen

Vice President of Sales & Sales Operations,
Yokogawa Corporation of America

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Geoff spent a half day with our top leaders and inspired them think more creativity. They walked out with both big smiles and new ideas on how they could manage their teams.
Lori Gordon

Director of Marketing,
Thunderdome Restaurant Group.

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Thatcher has a solid point to make. (He) hopes that leaders and future leaders deeply understand the importance of creativity, open-mindedness, and listening in service of innovation. During current times in particular, when our world is transforming, the importance of being able—and willing—to change, innovate, and adapt is crucial. Doing so in ways that would have been laughed at as ridiculous is paying off for many companies, while others that take more traditional or conservative routes are struggling and failing.
TD Magazine

August 2020

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Out of 304 attendees surveyed, 259 listed Geoff Thatcher’s speech as 'the most enjoyable part of the orientation’ with attendees describing his presentation in survey forms as ‘awesome, fun, excellent, cool, interesting, entertaining, amazing, wonderful, energetic, enthusiastic, inspiring, fantastic, dynamite, happy, motivating, spectacular, tremendous, humorous, informative, animated and better than Ethan Zohn.
Holiday World Orientation
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Nothing surprises me about Zoe because she excels in everything she does.
Brett Hawke

Former Auburn Head Swimming
& Diving Coach

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As a working mother, I was proud to see the collaboration between Geoff and his daughter Zoe. It's such an inspiration.
RUQAYYA ALBLOOSHI

Head of International Relations,
General Secretariat of the UAE Cabinet

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Zoe Thatcher is a rock star!
PAUL BECK

Advisorary Board Emeritus Chair,
David Eccles School of Business,
University of Utah

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Geoff is a great storyteller. His ideas inspired me to reflect on the past while still being decisive today to shape the future. As leaders, we have to figure out how to do this in our organizations.
Chief Learning Officer

Fortune 500 company

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Geoff & Zoe deliver their powerful message with optimism and meaning.
Katie Veira

Founder & Chief Creative Officer,
HQ Worldwide Shows