Richard Hight is an international speaker who inspires audiences to re-imagine possibilities and discover their creative processes. He understands the importance of utilizing his presentation to motivate the crowd, and he uses a variety of learning methods to connect with every individual in the room though spoken word, music, and fine art. From the moment Richard steps onto a stage, he captures the attention of each individual by combining powerful illustrations, compelling music and inspiring messages, to challenge people to think like an artist and act like a leader.
On stage, he will encourage the audience to expand their creativity, and the message is shared through an interactive visual display of art. The audience will be astonished as they watch a beautiful image revealed, as Richard uses his artistic talents to create an amazing original illustration within minutes.
Don't settle for another dry event because Richard's presentations can bring the WOW factor to your group. His unique visual style is unlike any presentation that you have experienced, and his on-stage artwork is an integral part of connecting with crowds so he can share simple yet timeless truths. Calling Richard a "typical speaker" is like saying that VanGogh was an "average painter." Through the art demonstration and the motivating speech, he helps people to see their own life as a work of art, so that they can find the unique brilliance that sets them apart in the world.
As a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) through the National Speakers Association, Richard enjoys educating, entertaining, and inspiring on stage. His presentations can be catered to appeal to any demographic and he is skilled at tailoring the message to fit your audience, which means that your event will be personalized based on the needs of your organization.
Richard travels the world and has shared his messages with millions of people. He has appeared on CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX networks, and his artwork is placed in museums and over 50 universities around the country. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, the theater, reading, and music.
Richard is a dedicated husband to his wife, Marty, and a loving father to his two children, Averie and Coleman. As a family, they have actively supported Averie, who has Down Syndrome, in Special Olympics.
- The Masterpiece In You: Discovering, Developing and Delivering Your Talents - This is a keynote performance that brings art, music and the spoken word together to inspire individuals to achieve fulfillment in their personal lives and challenges organizations to implement creativity and innovation to accomplish their vision. Self-discovery is a journey, and each of us is always on a path of becoming. But sometimes that journey can seem dull and dreary, especially if you don't know where you're going, and you can't remember where you're coming from.
Richard invites audiences closer and tells his own warm, humorous version of the story of self-discovery. His life is a testament to the guiding power of gifts and talents, and his presentation combines visual art, music and the spoken word to show audiences the need to look within for light. For every part of us left to chance, there is another left to choice-and every choice, like another brushstroke, is another step in making The Masterpiece in You.
- Imagine That!: Creative Problem Solving and the Artist's Perspective - Successful people take advantage of emerging opportunities; successful people also seek better solutions for their ongoing challenges. In both cases, creativity is the crucial ingredient. Creativity requires a broader and more imaginative way of thinking, but it's open to all and it can help anyone, whether they're a student, a businessperson or anything in between. And creativity isn't just for fancy projects-it's for everyday life!
Whether your audience needs motivation, inspiration, ideas or solutions, Imagine That! will put the power right back in their hands. There is an artist in each and every one of them that will make them better at what they do, if only they have the will to imagine. Whether you're in need of inspiration or need to re-evaluate your career with a fresh perspective, solve a complex business problem, introduce a new idea to the marketplace, or figure out the best way to resolve a tense situation, this keynote will present everything needed so that when peers are dodging life's challenges, you're uncovering the potentially successful opportunities that were missed by others.
- Applied Imagination: Leading From An Artists Perspective - Everyone has an idea, but not everyone makes their idea come to life. Following through and bringing an idea to fruition is the hardest part-and it's what separates the leaders from the rest of the pack. The source of ideas, we call Imagination; the drive to make them real, we call Applied Imagination.
This keynote shares the teachings of leaders and peak performers who applied themselves, who stuck to their idea and used it to make a difference in the world. As much as Applied Imagination is a parable of persistence, it is also a lesson in thinking outside of the box, changing the game and choosing to lead. Your idea is waiting...apply today!
- Picture This!: The Vision of an Artist, the Attitude of a Leader - You're stuck. You've run out of ideas. Every door in your life seems to be locked. But what if, tomorrow morning, it could all be different? What if all it takes is vision-seeing something new, daring to color outside of the lines? Richard Hight was once stuck. As an unassuming Oklahoma kid struggling in school, he never seemed destined for anything special, but for one ordinary day that would change everything about what he saw in life.
In Picture This! Richard shares his story with audiences whose hopes and dreams may be just out of reach. He shares insights that will open listeners' minds and shows them how to redefine leadership and vision in colorful detail. The keynote is accompanied by a live visual demonstration, choreographed to music and customizable to include your program's central themes and messages. Picture This! provides the "Wow Factor" in plenty. Event planners call it an exceptional, high-value program, and it leaves audiences standing in amazement.