The Art of Original Thinking

The Making of a Thought Leader

Jan Phillips

Socially, economically, politically, and technologically our world is evolving in ways we could scarcely imagine even a few years ago. Now, more than ever, we need to close the gap between our professional and personal lives, bridge commerce to compassion, sustainability to profitability, and move from insight to action.

This book is a brilliant guide to original thinking, inspired living, and visionary leadership - a hands-on guide to becoming a thought leader. Phillips challenges us to question assumptions, free ourselves from illusions, dispel myths, and question the origins of our thoughts. Phillips? artful blend of storytelling, real-world examples, insightful interviews, and research sheds light on people, groups, and businesses around the world that are profiting exponentially through conscious choices and creative collaborations.

Jan Phillips is a visionary thought leader, award-winning author and dynamic speaker. She teaches individuals and organizations to ignite their original thinking and capitalize on their diverse strengths to achieve success while being a force for good in the world.Jan is known worldwide for her keynote speaking, workshops and multimedia video presentations. She creates a unique multi-sensory experience, weaving humor, storytelling, captivating imagery, and music to inspire and ignite insights for life-changing action. Jan shows people how to access their wisdom, activate their own creative energy and communicate with passion and power.

Jan is one of the founders and principal members of the 9th Element Group, an organization dedicated to promoting thought leadership by providing compelling keynote speakers, educational programs, products, workshops and seminars. Her own quest has led her into and out of a religious community, across the U.S. on a Honda motorcycle, and around the world on a one-woman peace pilgrimage. Blending east and west, art and activism, reflection and ritual, Jan’s transformational presentations inspire consciousness and commitment.