Mitchell Rigie is an author, speaker, thought leader in creative thinking mastery, empowerment, and effectiveness. He is a founding partner of SmartStorming, an NYC-based consulting and training company that helps organizations around the world think and perform more innovatively, every day.

Through his empowering workshops, speaking engagements, and consulting practice, Mitchell has shared his insights with an international audience of thousands of corporate professionals from companies like Google, Under Armour, NBCUniversal, Siemens, Capital One, Diageo, Omnicom Group, as well as with graduate students at the MIT Sloan School of Management.



Prior to SmartStorming, Mitchell worked for over 20 years in the advertising field. As a creative director, he and his teams generated award-winning marketing campaign ideas for some of the world’s biggest brands.

He is co-author of the acclaimed book, SmartStorming: The Game-Changing Process for Generating Bigger, Better Ideas.

Mitchell is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. He also served as a member of the Rhode Island School of Design Board of Trustees.

Personal and team development in the areas of creativity, creative problem solving, idea generation, brainstorming leadership and facilitation. Author of the book, SmartStorming: The Game-Changing Process for Generating Bigger, Better Ideas. I also learned quite a bit about human nature and how our mind (consciousness) works.

Business-building, networking, marketing, and social media. Looking for partners to help find opportunities to do what I love to do—helping individuals, teams, and organizations unlock their fullest creative thinking and problem-solving potential.

All sense of limitation is self-imposed.

Steve Jobs for his fearless innovative vision, Bill Gates for his global vision to help humanity, Thomas Edison for his ability to see failures and setbacks as stepping stones to success. Oprah Winfred for her ability to use media to call attention to worthy causes, the Dali Lama for holding a space for love and compassion for all of humanity. And Elon Musk for his ability to transform his visionary ideas into real-world business ventures.

My ability to demystify creativity and empower individuals and teams with the know-how, skills, and tools they need to succeed with confidence. (a.k.a., Courageous creativity!)

A backup career is a belief in the possibility of failure; I'm all-in pursuing my life's purpose.

To achieve as much as possible each day... while enjoying the journey.

How to "dis-create" perceived limitations by questioning assumptions! It's a cool technique that frees the mind to imagine new possibilities.

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