Chris Griffiths has over 28 years’ experience in setting up and leading successful businesses that have ranked in the ‘Deloitte European Fast 50′ and ‘The Sunday Times Fast-track 100′. He sold his first company at the age of 26. Chris is the founder of OpenGenius, the company behind productivity software, Ayoa, the first tool to combine Mind Mapping, Task Management and Chat features into one app.
He is a bestselling author on creativity and innovative thinking skills, with his latest book, ‘The Creative Thinking Handbook’, ‘GRASP The Solution’ reaching #2 on the Amazon UK Business Chart, and ‘Mind Maps for Business’, co-authored with Tony Buzan, ranking #5.
Chris has worked with individuals from organizations operating across the globe in a diverse range of industries, including Government, FTSE-100 and Fortune-500 companies, academic institutes, and major organizations. He has coached Senior Leadership Teams in the European Commission, Parliaments and Courts, and was invited by his majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan to facilitate a brainstorming session of Nobel Laureates at The Petra Nobel Conference.
He was responsible for the creation of the ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor Course in Mind Mapping, setting up a worldwide network of over 1,000 instructors. Chris is on a mission to promote innovative and entrepreneurial thinking from the grass roots up through the Inspire Genius Foundation and has now launched a range of training and consulting services through OpenGenius, focusing on Mind Mapping, innovation and creativity.
In addition to writing bestselling books on creativity and innovation, Chris regularly contributes articles to a number of major publications. These articles span topics as varied and important as the future of work, rebooting a creative mindset, being positive in work and many, many more. Recent articles and comments have appeared in GQ, the Sun, The Telegraph, Director Magazine and Minute Hack. As a world leader in the innovation field, Chris regularly takes part in interviews on TV, the radio and podcasts. This includes an appearance on BBC World News’ flagship show Talking Business and an interview on the Fast Leader podcast. To read more of Chris’ work, please see our press page.
Founder of Tec Marina – this office space provides a creative hub for innovative start-up companies in a converted 20,000 square foot warehouse in Penarth Marina, Wales. Follow Tec Marina on Twitter for news and insights into the developments of this exciting project.
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“Chris Griffiths advises the largest companies in the world to be better.”
Forbes Magazine, ICON Event, Prague
“Chris shows with clarity and persuasiveness that creative thinking is not magic, but a process that can be learned, developed, and most importantly applied to the challenges, whether business or personal, that confront us all.”
Tim Hurson Author of ‘Think Better: An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking’
“Organisations are proclaiming the need to work smarter – Chris Griffiths provides a map of how to do that.”
Bob Urichuck, Author
“Chris is not only a great human being but also a great inventor, speaker and leader.”
Dina Faidi Consultant, Creativity Beyond
“My brain has been given a boost… Very inspirational. This is as good as it gets.”
Gopal Raja CEO, Ideation Inc
“Truly life changing… opened my eyes to thinking differently and being more creative. Many colleagues noticed the change and the business is ultimately seeing the benefit.”
Dominic McKenny Director of IT, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust