Areas of Expertise:
- Design Thinking Brainstorming: Chic has facilitated over 5000 brainstorms for Disney, Gore-Tex, NASA, FBI, and the CIA. He specializes in new product development and organizational initiative sessions in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.
- Organizational Creativity: How to go from a culture of “Yes, but…” to “Yes, and…”
- Social Kidpreneurship: How to teach our youth to become social entrepreneurs and help solve local community challenges.
Chic’s passion is inspiring executives, MBA students and children to be “curious first… critical second” while creative problem-solving. He is a Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Darden Business School and adjunct faculty at the Brookings Institution. In 2001, Harvard Business School released a case study on the speaking career of Chic entitled “What a Great Idea!.” Chic’s first book, “What a Great Idea!,” published by HarperCollins, was a main selection of the Executive Book Club. Chic worked in new product development and marketing for W.L. Gore and Associates (Gore-Tex®), Johnson & Johnson and Walt Disney.