Dave Birss helps people and organisations boost their creativity and innovation. Dave is obsessed with creativity – what it is, where it comes from, its role in history, its place in our future, what makes some people more creative than others – and this obsession finds its way into almost everything he does. He’s on a mission to shatter the myths and destroy the mystique around the creative process. And on the way, enable more people to harness their untapped creative abilities and help organisations benefit from valuable ideas. His main role is running “RIGHT Thinking”, which shows organisations a more effective way to generate more effective ideas. The company is based around a thinking system that Dave has developed to help people apply the right kind of thinking at the right time. Hence, the name of the company. He’s helping organisations of all sizes improve their thinking.
Dave Birss’ experience and insight span many industries such as publishing, finance, psychology, education, broadcasting, technology, FMCG and marketing. He has spent a large chunk of his career as the Creative Director of some of the UK’s biggest and best advertising agencies.
Dave’s dynamic talks captivate audiences with pragmatic advice and tangible techniques, all of which are immediately applicable and inspire people to take action. His keynotes, Master classes and Creativity Audits range from co-creating meaningful new ideas, to concepting education programmes for teams, and on through to product development and marketing sessions for some of the world’s most curious companies and motivated leaders.
His latest book, How To Get To Great Ideas, proposes a new theory of creativity. It explores what makes some individuals more creatively productive and shows how businesses can encourage creative thinking in the workplace. It became an Amazon best-seller in half a dozen categories, including philosophy and advertising.
Dave also co-authored a best-selling book called Iconic Advantage. It looks at how businesses can use innovation as part of their growth strategy.
And he wrote A User Guide to the Creative Mind which explains the creative process and gives you techniques to come up with more ideas. It’s on the recommended reading lists of the world’s top advertising schools.
Over the last few years, Dave Birss has worked with lots of individuals and organisations to help them boost their creativity. That’s not limited to idea-generation techniques and workshops. He also looks at the environment, the processes, the culture, the structure and the recruitment processes – all of which have a massive impact on an organisation’s ability to generate fresh thinking.