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"Rolestorming" with Rick Griggs: A New Approach to Creativity & Problem Solving

  • 13 Apr 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Collindale Golf Course - C.B. & Potts, 1441 E. Horsetooth Rd, Ft. Collins, CO



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with Rick Griggs

A New Approach to Creativity & Problem Solving


Brainstorming is dead…try Rolestorming! This surprising innovation is an answer to poorly attended and ineffective brainstorming sessions. 


First published in Training Magazine, Griggs’ rolestorming assigns another identity during the idea generation process to help view major issues from a different standpoint.


“Seizing one good opportunity is worth more

than solving ten problems.”

Rick Griggs

Unusual ‘off the wall’ ideas may seem foolish or ’silly’ if ‘you’ present them, however, generated by an assumed identity removes ridicule and self-consciousness. The best way to use rolestorming is to follow the “order of operations” by seizing opportunities first; focus on prevention second; and finally problem solving.



“[Rolestorming] It’s a freakin’ brilliant idea.” 
Online blogger comment


“I so enjoyed your presentation…Your session on Rolestorming
was my favorite of the conference.”

Catherine O’Neill Thorn, Executive Director


“From what I read, you’ve got a real winner here…publishers could be falling out
of their chairs to take a look. I think Rolestorming is groundbreaking stuff?

Barry Zucker, Literary Agent, McGinniss Associates, NY


Date: 4/13/2017

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


C. B. & Potts
1441 E Horsetooth Rd.

Fort Collins, CO 80525

Rick Griggs develops individuals, teams, innovators and large organizations.  After positions at National Semiconductor and Intel Corporations, he chose a career that teaches hard working people how to jump-start their humanity to reach high goals.  He keynotes on balance, creativity, innovation and Napoleon’s Power.


Rick holds Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology and French, and a Master's Degree in Business Behavior Analysis.  He has consulted for IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Apple, the IRS, Lucasfilm, Visa, and other public and private firms.  Rick earned lifetime teaching credentials in psychology and business management.  His 10-month Mastery Academy® addresses client needs in training, retention, development and succession.


His U.S. clients include Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Stanford University, Lucent Technologies, American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), American Dental Association, Quaker Oats, Cisco Systems, Kaiser Permanente, Wells Fargo, and 9 City & County Governments.


Mr. Griggs has consulted in France, England, Belgium, and Luxemburg for European firms such as Total (French gas & oil), Accenture Consulting (Europe), Banque Générale de Luxembourg, and Crédit Agricole.  He speaks fluent French, some German and a bit of Spanish.


As an award-winning author, his eight books touch on Teams, Balance, Optimism, Creativity and Quality.  His titles have been translated into Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, and ‘British’ English.  He is the author of the prose poem Samsara and founded the Quid Novi Innovation Conference. His Rolestorming invention is listed as one of the top ten creativity and product marketing tools in the world.*


*MindTools Editor’s Choice article – https://www.mindtools.com/pages/Newsletters/05Jun12.htm



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