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Innovator     -     Keynote Speaker     -     Artist

Phil's TED Talk

"Phil Hansen is a master storyteller and shares his personal journey of challenge and triumph with sensitivity and humor."

      Barbara Shepherd

      Director of National Partnerships

      Kennedy Center

"This was the second conference we asked Phil to speak at and he was even better the second time which we thought was impossible!"

Exciting      -      Insightful      -      Authentic

Embrace the Shake: Transforming Limitations into Opportunities

Success, especially in today’s fast-changing business environment, depends on our ability to make "creativity and innovation" a continuous process. Leaders want to know how their teams can rise above any challenge and succeed no matter what comes their way. Whether it’s to embrace change, overcome obstacles, sustain growth, or take your success to the next level, they want to “Embrace the Shake”.


The term “Embrace the Shake” is coined from Artist Phil Hansen’s personal story of transformation. After developing a career-ending tremor in his drawing hand, Phil embraced his “shake” both physically and metaphorically by redefining his limitation as an impetus for creativity. Phil not only restored his artistic abilities, he became a much more creative and innovative artist than ever before. Upon sharing his message on the TED stage and millions subsequently after, “Embrace the Shake” has become a motto for many businesses to approach their limitations in a new way.


Phil’s powerful message of finding creativity within limitations will inspire you to stop looking on the outside, and start looking inside yourself for resources that can transform your challenges into opportunities for success. And like Phil’s art, “Embrace the shake” isn’t just a talk, it’s an experience! Through jaw-dropping visuals and LIVE interactive art, get ready to break preconceived assumptions, activate your creative capacity, and bring fresh ways of viewing the task at hand that will culminate with success.


Are you ready to Embrace your Shake?

"That wasn't just a talk, that was an experience!"

"A number of years ago at our sales meeting we had a very expensive performance painter present. I can say that the impact of Phil’s talk with the fingerprint art project provided much more impact and value. Being able to connect all employees to a single work of art is absolutely incredible."

      Bethany Quam, General Mills President

      Convenience & Foodservice Division

Collaborative Art Experience

At the request of some of his speaking clients, Phil has designed a unique art experience included in the talk. Companies who are seeking an unforgettable interactive experience for their audience are absolutely stunned by its originality, value and effect.

"Sometimes in life and work it's hard to see how the small pieces we are working on fit into the larger picture. This art experience

captured that relationship perfectly."

To Book Phil for Your Event:

Please contact your preferred speaking agency or contact Phil directly at

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