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A distinguished name in speaking and communication, Mike Vance is known for his exciting style and unique content. His fast-paced delivery sprinkled with good-natured humor make him one of the most stimulating speakers and sought-after teachers. USA Today named him as "one of the most requested speakers in the United States."
Mike Vance spent many years in charge of idea and people development for Walt Disney Productions, Disneyland and Walt Disney World. He also served as Dean of Disney University, famed for its superlative training programs which set a new standard for customer service in the world.
Mike Vance is considered one of the outstanding innovators in management development, training and building corporate cultures. His companies helped in the start-up of Apple Computer, prompting Apple co-founder, Mike Markkula to comment, "We couldn't have done what we did at Apple without Mike Vance." He helped design and create General Electric's multimillion-dollar high tech maintenance and training center that introduced and pioneered the concept of team centers and prototype learning.
Andy Rooney, writing about speakers in his column, said of Mike, "he works more than anyone else." The reason Mike Vance is requested so often is that his dynamic style hits home hard with a wealth of good ideas geared at getting things done. His calendar is filled with repeat customers such as: AT&T, General Electric, WPP, Motorola, Sun Micro Systems, Glaxo-Wellcome, Johnson & Johnson, and the Young Presidents Organization.
Mike Vance began speaking about out-of-the-box thinking nearly 30 years ago, popularizing the phrase "Think Out of the Box." He co-founded the Creative Thinking Association of America (CTA) with Diane Deacon, to awaken and stimulate the creative urge in all of us by providing resources for unleashing human potential. He and Diane have also co-authored the widely acclaimed books, Think Out of the Box, Break Out of the Box - Techniques for Achieving Breakthroughs and Raise the Bar - Creative Strategies to Take Your Business and Personal Life to the Next Level.
"Mike Vance is one of the most creative guys I've met in a long time. He'll take you down new roads, no matter how many you've been down before." -- Walt Disney
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