In this episode, we’re exploring how you keep turbulence positive. David Culton is an Innovation Consultant, Photographer, Artist and Magician. He is a master at the balancing act between being disruptive and generating positive turbulence. Here you get a behind the scenes view on what it takes to help organizations develop innovative ideas by generating positive turbulence.
David brings his considerable talents in the areas of cultural dynamics, visual & verbal communication, and psychology to the world of innovation consulting. With a degree in psychology from Colgate University, David entered the fast-paced world of high-tech Public Relations in New York City. His adventurous spirit and cultural inquisitiveness soon called and he began an 8-year odyssey to learn more about the dynamic Asian culture.
Teaching English to business executives by night, and studying with a master potter during the day, David explored the yin and yang of Kyoto, Japan. By the time he returned to the U.S., he was fluent in Japanese, and had become an accomplished potter and photographer, and had traveled the country performing as a magician.
David’s background in psychology, creativity and gift for communicating in new worlds has served him and his clients at Creative Realities well since 1997. David applies his unique cultural, communication and teaching skills as trainer, guide and advisor on a wide range of innovation programs. And his passion for demonstrating the many ways innovation can be applied across a broad spectrum of client challenges continues in his development of new client program, such as:
CRI’s Key Account Management Process, for transforming sales organizations from being individual order takers into cross-functional teams of account need specialists
Phoenix, which helps clients re-discover many of those potentially breakthrough ideas that may have been prematurely discarded or inadvertently lost in a real or mental file drawer.
His diverse clients include: Dewar’s, Coldwell Banker, Unity Health Center, Campbell Soup, BMC Software, USG among others
David is a member of AMI (Association of Managers of Innovation) and has been a guest lecturer at the Harvard Business School.
Specialties: New Product Development, New Service Development, Strategic Visioning, Training, Creative Problem Solving
Learn more about David on LinkedIn.
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