We expand your capacity for breakthrough innovation by building the skills of creative thinking and collaboration. Today, when change is the status quo, possessing the tools and techniques that produce tomorrow’s innovations is essential.

If you think creative thinking is just the talent of a few, you can only sit and wait for other people to have ideas. But if creativity is a skill, you and everyone in your organization needs to learn it. We teach, inspire and train the 21st century skills of creative thinking and problem solving.

Innovation is simply an adaptive response to our changing reality. It starts by mastering the skills of creative thinking -- individually and in successful collaboration in the workplace.

Rick Kantor


Rick brings a lifetime of creative entrepreneurial ventures to his current work teaching creativity and innovation to university students, organizations, and individuals. In his varied roles as an adjunct professor of Creativity in the Workplace at Drexel University Online, and as a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and consultant, Rick strives to be a catalyst for unlocking the creative potential that lies uniquely within every individual, strengthening the creative skills that allow each of us to adapt to rapidly changing realities.

In between his varied business startups, Rick earned a B.A. in Psychology from Oberlin College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Sonoma State University, and an M.S. in Creativity and Innovation from Drexel University. He has designed best-selling gift, stationery and novelty items; started a New York City-based decorative painting and design business; created lifestyle furniture and design stores; produced theatre on Broadway; and built an eco-friendly interior design gallery in Northern California where he now lives.

Rick is best known for co-founding Pony Express Creations, Inc., one of the leading creative manufacturers of original Halloween and novelty headwear for retail stores, theme parks around the world, and Cirque du Soleil.

Drawing on his avid interest in contemporary art, Rick’s published chapter “Art as Open Source Intelligence” won first place at the 2015 KIE Conference. His chapter “Reframing Creativity as a Martial Art” appears in the new 3rd edition of The Talent Management Handbook, edited by Lance and Dorothy Berger. The Talent Management Handbook is ranked Amazon’s #1 new business development book. Rick was awarded the Champion of Creativity Award in 2017. He currently serves as Secretary of the American Creativity Association.


Learn to harness it or become irrelevant... or extinct.

How quick, precise and creative is your response?

Every day we face competitive market forces and disruptive technologies from unicorn start-ups. Our future depends on the speed and skill of our response to workplace disruption.

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn

Alvin Toffler

If this is how your organization tries to capture tomorrow’s breakthrough ideas… call us!

We’re in the business of increasing what’s possible by expanding how you and your teams think, act, collaborate and stay motivated. Creativity is the muscle we exercise for the heavy lifting of innovation required to stay relevant with the
pace of change.

The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting.


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