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Gregg Frayley

Author of  Jack's Notebook

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Gregg Frayley's Bio:

Gregg Fraley works as an innovation consultant to Fortune 500 companies and does keynote speeches and workshops on creative thinking, innovation, problem solving, and new-product development. An idea generation expert, Fraley leads on-site and virtual brainstorming sessions for his clients. He has credentials as a classic artistic “creative”—doing illustration and improvisational comedy—and as a creative entrepreneurial business professional.

With Warner Cable’s QUBE interactive television project in the early 80s, Fraley worked on production teams that won Emmys and cable’s ACE award for innovation. His entrepreneurial career includes senior management and/or ownership positions in software companies and a qualitative research firm. He was also a founder of Med-E-Systems, a software firm that developed the first wireless prescription system for physicians, “Smart Scripts.” And he led the PR and marketing effort that took Advanced Health Corporation public in 1996.

Fraley is currently a partner in The Innovise Guys, a leading innovation podcast that combines humor with innovation content. Innovisation is a term Fraley and his partner, Doug Stevenson, have coined to describe the use of improvisation techniques to spur spontaneous thinking in structured creative problem solving. To hear the podcasts, visit http://dainnoviseguys.libsyn.com.

Fraley did his Improv training at Player’s Workshop of Second City and Improv Olympics, both in Chicago. He is a board member of the Creative Education Foundation (CEF) and teaches creative problem solving at CEF’s annual Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI) and other creativity and innovation conferences worldwide. He is also a professional member of the National Speakers Association (USA). Fraley resides in Chicago.