The Artistry of Engagement
So what has poetry, music and art got to do with leadership and engagement? In this very unique interview including a live musical performance, I will be talking to Libby Wagner who is a poet, teacher, writer and speaker. A trusted advisor for presidents, CEOs and executive directors, and whose work has shaped the cultures of numerous Fortune 500 clients. Owen Ó Súilleabháin a singer and composer from Ireland who has collaborated with Riverdance composer Bill Whelan, violinist Nigel Kennedy, actor Russell Crowe, director Steven Spielberg, and Irish music legends The Chieftains. Also Steven Morris an artist, writer and entrepreneur who has combined a thriving painting practice with leading his company Mth Degree, a very successful brand evolution consultancy. During this show we will explore the circle of artistry and why these three unique artists and business thought leaders are collaborating to bring deep and meaningful insight to today’s business leaders.
Libby Wagner is a poet, teacher, writer and speaker who works with organizations large and small, and leaders across the globe, to create the kind of lasting and powerful impact they desire. Libby is a trusted advisor for presidents, CEOs and executive directors, and her work has shaped the cultures of numerous Fortune 500 clients, including The Boeing Company, Nike, Philips, SAP, Diageo and Costco. Libby is a founding faculty member of the Institute of Conversational Leadership and Invitas with poet David Whyte, and she was honored as a Nellie Cashman Woman Business Owner of the Year in 2014. She has been quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. Libby is the author of Amazon Best-Seller, The Influencing Option: The Art of Building a Profit Culture in Business (2010), and What Will You Do With Your 90,000 Hours? The Boardroom Poet’s Thoughts on Work (2016).
Owen Ó Súilleabháin is a singer and composer from Ireland. He works with leaders to unlock the sensibilities of listening into areas where it’s most in need. He introduces creative and dynamic methods of listening, to enable more powerful communication and enliven transformation. As an artist, Owen has performed in more than a dozen countries and collaborated with Riverdance composer Bill Whelan, violinist Nigel Kennedy, actor Russell Crowe, director Steven Spielberg, and Irish traditional music legends The Chieftains. Now based in the United States, Owen works with clients in some of today’s most challenging industries, from education to healthcare to the corporate world. He has performed for industry leaders at the Center for Professional Excellence at the University of Texas San Antonio and at JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot Studios in Hollywood. Each summer, Owen curates and leads journeys of art and spirit in the Golden Vale region of Ireland.
Steven Morris is an artist, writer and entrepreneur who, over the 27 years, has a thriving painting practice. Over the last 23 years he has lead his company Mth Degree, a brand evolution consultancy that works with and advises companies to evolve brands to become more conscious and purpose-driven with deep and lasting impact on their cultures and the world of their audiences. He is the author of Brand Love & Loyalty and Humanizing the Customer Journey, and His forthcoming book entitled The Evolved Brand: How to Impact the World through the Power of Your Brand challenges current business assumptions and shows organizations how to create and deploy brands with purpose, artistry and impact. Steve has been a speaker for the past 22 years at national and international conferences on creativity and purpose-driven entrepreneurship. He founded and leads the San Diego-based Creative Sphere, a series of salon round-table conversations for business leaders on creativity and artistry at work.