Creative Leadership Expert, Violinist & Visionary
Miha Pogacnik Bio
Classical Concert Violinist and Cultural Ambassador of Slovenia
Inspiring Leaders, Igniting Change, Evoking Creativity and Spurring Innovation .
" Through his consummate violin artistry and his deep appreciation of the human journey, he is able to take his audiences into their own experience with change and transformation He creates a spell that allows us to go more deeply into ourselves, and from those depths extract new levels of awareness and capacity." Margaret Wheatley, author of Leadership and the New Science and co-author of A Simpler Way
Miha Pogacnik (Po-gah-chnik) offers an original response to today's quest of the business world for creativity. His cutting edge approach and genius fuel organizational and individual development in an inimitable way. He uses live performing to shed new perspectives on corporate strategy. This involves taking a musical masterpiece apart, exploring it and at the end, putting it together again.
Miha, renowned for setting the world standard in "Art and Business":
has exceptional capacity to inspire business leaders to "think out of the box";
helps teams intensify the spirit of innovation -- leading them towards new ways of listening to themselves and to others, by tapping the pathways of their intellect and emotion;
uses music to enhance understanding of the most pressing demands of business, ranging from the search for excellence and quality, to problem-solving, leadership and development;
demonstrates that art is a significant force for productivity, creativity, and organizational renewal.
Miha has worked with scores of leading companies, such as Ericsson, Shell, IBM, Hewlett and Packard, Saatchi & Saatchi, Whirlpool, Skandia Insurance, ABN Amro Bank, Nike, Body Shop and others. He has addressed the World Business Academy, World Economic Forum/Davos, and agencies of the United Nations.
As President of the Institute for Development of Intercultural Relations through the Arts (IDRIART), he has directed an innovative interdisciplinary international event, the "Annual Business and Art Conference", in Castle Borl-Ankenstein, Slovenia since 1998, and over 180 intercultural festivals around the world.
Miha works in English, German and Slovene.