Phil Hansen

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Internationally-recognized Multimedia Artist, Inspiring and Interactive Speaker for In-Person and Live Virtual Events

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6 Video(s) By This Presenter

About Phil Hansen’s Virtual Presentation
Phil Hansen 2021 Speaker Reel
Phil Hansen: CCTV Full Frame Essay The Art of Philanthropy
Phil Hansen’s TED presentation:Embrace the Shake
Keynote Clip

2 Programs By This Presenter

Success, especially in today’s fast-changing business environment, depends on our ability to make “creativity and innovation” a continuous process. Leaders want to know how their teams can rise above any challenge and succeed no matter what comes their way. Whether it’s to embrace change, overcome obstacles, sustain growth, or take your success to the next level, they want to “Embrace the Shake”.

The term “Embrace the Shake” is coined from Artist Phil Hansen’s personal story of transformation. After developing a career-ending tremor in his drawing hand, Phil embraced his “shake” both physically and metaphorically by redefining his limitation as an impetus for creativity. Phil not only restored his artistic abilities, he became a much more creative and innovative artist than ever before. Upon sharing his message on the TED stage and millions subsequently after, “Embrace the Shake” has become a motto for many businesses to approach their limitations in a new way.

Phil’s powerful message of finding creativity within limitations will inspire you to stop looking on the outside, and start looking inside yourself for resources that can transform your challenges into opportunities for success. And like Phil’s art, “Embrace the shake” isn’t just a talk, it’s an experience! Through jaw-dropping visuals and LIVE interactive art, get ready to break preconceived assumptions, activate your creative capacity, and bring fresh ways of viewing the task at hand that will culminate with success.

Are you ready to Embrace your Shake?

Learning Outcomes
Your participants will be able to:

  • Identify preconceived assumptions that cause us to believe obstacles have the power to limit success.
  • Break down resistance to limitations by recognizing their role in driving – versus stifling – creativity.
  • Explore ways to view problems with a fresh perspective by activating internal resources, the most important being creativity.

The Collaboration Art Experience (Included with the Keynote):
In addition to his inspiring talk, Artist Phil Hansen designs a hands-on interactive art experience that brings your audience together to create a stunning and unexpected work of art. This fun, engaging and collaborative project furthers the experience of embracing challenges through teamwork, and demonstrates the power of coming together to create something new. Client keeps the final artwork.

Limitations can drive Creativity.

Not your average virtual presentation. Phil brings you into his studio through a mixture of visuals and multi cameras (like a TV production), to make you feel like you’re in the room.

Audiences will feel inspired, engaged with Phil’s personal journey of overcoming adversity. They will learn a new create tool to help them see their own limitations in a new way. His program will help them focus on what they can do to help each other and themselves rather than look for external resources.

Whether your virtual conference is on Zoom, a live private Facebook group, or professionally hosted, Phil will genuinely connect a highly relevant message to your attendees.

What to Expect:
-Help attendees learn ways to be creative, embrace limitations, deal with change
-Inspiring, engaging, interactive
-This can be for both for large/small teams and leadership/management meetings
-The length can vary 15 minutes to 45 minutes

After hearing Phil’s talk, attendees will be able to:
-Identify preconceived assumptions that cause us to believe obstacles have the power to limit success.
-Manage change through analysis and application of systematic creativity.
-Reduce stress by turning inwards and looking at how our internal resources can solve the challenges ahead.


“Phil is amazing! We loved hearing his story and seeing his artwork.”

— Idaho Central Credit Union

“One of the best keynotes we have had. Everyone absolutely loved
his message. He was also one of the most easy going speakers I
have worked with in a long time. I highly recommend Phil for any

— Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions, Inc.

“Excellent Presentation.  Engaging, Intersting and the after art is totally worth the extra upgrade.”

— GAMA International

“Our audience was in total awe of his talent; completely captivated. His presentation style was genuine.”

— Connecting Point Marketing Group

“Phil Hansen is guarenteed to deliver heart, emotion, inspiration, creativity and the WOW factor for any audience. His story, his genuine personality and his amazing talent speak volumes to any crowd! Truly an amazing human than can inspire the masses!”

— Shaw Industries

“Phil’s story is unique and compelling. His presentation kept our audience very engaged. The “reveal” and seeing the result of their art creation ended with a standing ovation!”

— Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association

“Phil was our best speaker to date and was perfect for our meeting. Throughout the week I heard people talking about his session and his artwork. He kept everyone engaged throughout. Keynote speakers at times can tend to sound the same, but with Phil’s art his messaging goes to a new level.”

— Hu-Friedy

“Best message and overall presentation I have ever heard at a conference!”

— INVEST Financial Corporation

“Phil Hansen offered our sales team an uncommon, uncharacteristic and unexpected twist on traditional meeting presentations. His message was innovative, imaginative, and left us wanting more!”

— General Mills President, Sales and Channel Development

“Book Him! Phil was easy to work with … and a great keynote that really resonated with our audience.”

— AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association)

“There are really smart speakers, there are really inspirational speakers, and there are really human speakers. Phil is all three. Can’t wait to hear him again!”

— International Society for Technology in Education

“Phil Hansen is a master storyteller and shares his personal journey of challenge and triumph with sensitivity and humor. He is an engaging speaker who can connect with any audience. Phil is also one of the most creative artists I have seen. You never know what he will pick up next to make into a surprising and inspiring work of art.”

— The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

“Phil will wake up your employees in a way you as a leadership team cannot.”

— Executive Board Member of SAP

“This year we assembled a dozen or so of the most influential executives in healthcare to explore how to best handle the enormous, disruptive wave crashing upon our industry. We wanted an outside perspective that would inspire us to think differently about constraints and inspire us to create entirely new approaches. Phil delivered on both of these fronts and did so with a warmth and humility that touched each of us. I would highly recommend Phil for any group looking for a fresh perspective.”

— Dtu Health

“Phil is a dynamic presenter who knows how to engage the audience. He’s comfortable on stage, knows his material well, and has a flair for surprising the audience in a positive way. He’s able to tie in his talk to business professionals and their day-to-day work life.”

— Consortium Health Plans, Inc.

“Phil was absolutely fantastic. He has the ability to captivate an audience and immediately create a connection. From the pre-planning to our on-site interaction, Phil was a pleasure to work with throughout the process.”

— Elior North America

“Phil was awesome! Presentation was engaging and inspiring. Definitely have him do the artwork at the end. The employees loved what they created.”

— W Services Group, LLC

“Phil is a true professional with an engaging presentation. His message is applicable to so many audiences, and inspired discussion throughout the rest of our retreat. We received tons of positive feedback from our attendees.”

— Burgundy Asset Management

“Phil was an excellent speaker with a dynamic topic and engaging style. He was VERY well received by our audience of 1500+ people.”

— Salt Lake Community College

“One of the challenges we face in this new virtual environment is delivering a high energy, interactive experience for attendees and delegates. Phil Hansen’s unique style and message delivers this and more! We received wonderful feedback from all of our delegates and would not hesitate to recommend Phil to anyone.”

— Poolwerx

“Phil was INCREDIBLE!!!!! Like… I have no words … so grateful to have had that experience.”

— Expel

“Phil’s presentation resonated with participants and principles he taught were discussed as we summarized take aways from the conference. Specifically, overcoming self-limiting beliefs. Phil’s ideas were powerful and easily applied
to the challenges that health care leaders are experiencing. The pre-conference work to understand the audience clearly paid off. He understood
his audience and effectively connected with everyone in attendance.”

— University of Utah Health

Phil delivered a truly memorable and engaging keynote to attendees at the LIM, receiving a 96% approval rating from attendees! Responses submitted in the session survey included, “Excellent! Thought provoking, pushes creativity”, “This was phenomenal and by far the best session of the conference”, “A++++”, “Best session I have ever attended. Thank you!!” 

— Project Management Institute

“Phil was the absolute perfect choice to present at our event! He kicked off the day with energy, positivity, inspiration, and fun! His “Embrace the Shake” Keynote was truly one of the highlights of our entire event! Phil was incredibly well-received by our customers and our internal attendees alike. His authenticity resonated effortlessly and the connection to the subject matter was palpable. Beyond the amazing Keynote session, Phil is just such a genuinely great guy & super easy to work with.”

— Tastepoint by IFF
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