Genein Letford, M.Ed, CVP
Award-winning Global Intercultural Creativity™ Keynote Speaker, TEDx Speaker, Corporate Trainer, Podcaster, and Best-selling Author
Fee Range: $10,000 - $15,000
Los Angeles, California
Intercultural Creativity, Creativity, Creative Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, Diversity, Financial Literacy, Innovation
“Intercultural Creativity is Now the Most Important Skill in Business” shares the World Economic Forum; and Genein Letford is an Award-winning expert at bringing you her “7 Gems of Intercultural Creativity” and the “16 Diamond Tools for Creative Thinking” so you can develop and master this skill now!
When Genein Letford was in the third grade, she was labeled a special education student because of her speech impediment; she stuttered when speaking. Her mother insisted she learn to play an instrument, and she chose the trumpet, mainly because it was one of the least expensive instruments to rent. As an overcomer she is now a TED-x speaker inspiring people all around the world!
Genein is an award-winning global speaker, educator, podcaster, best-selling author and corporate trainer on creative thinking and intercultural creativity. She is the founder of CAFFE Strategies, and has inspired and led many to reconnect to their creative abilities in order to produce innovative ideas for the workspace of today.
Her unique message intersects creative thinking development with building a culture of inclusion and belonging. She believes creative literacy is a critical skill and she is often called ‘America’s Creativity Coach’ for her work in reigniting creativity in our workforce while having fun! Genein is a Certified Virtual Presenter (CVP) by eSpeakers inc.
"Today’s session on Intercultural Creativity™ was great! Your energy was wonderful. The management of the technology, the ability to chat with multiple smaller groups of people by topic and the very usable tools were all highlights for me. Thanks for helping make this team better."
~ Brian Kaplan, Kaiser Permanente Vice President – National Benefits Administration
Genein is a driving force in student equity access, creative development and financial literacy. A recent TEDx speaker, she believes every child deserves the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial and creative talents and contribute positively to the community.
After paying off almost $100,000 of debt, she realized the importance of early financial literacy, opportunity recognition and telling your story of purpose to become a thought leader.
Her international best selling book 'From Debt to Destiny: Creating Financial Freedom from the Inside Out' is continuing to help many discover their creative gifts while achieving financial abundance. She speaks around the world on these topics and remains committed to preparing the next generation for a life of success! Genein also hosts a popular podcast Create and Grow Rich
Genein has been recognized as:
- 2019 LA Lakers ''Business Woman of the Year"
- Hart Vision Charter School Teacher of the Year
- Innovation in Education Award
- PEOPLE Magazine Teacher of the Year Finalist
- National Sontag Urban Educator Award
- Bravo Arts Educator Award
- Jane Ortner 'Educating Through Music' Curriculum Award
- Great American Teacher Award
- National Teacher of the Year Award Finalist
She has appeared on the CBS Queen Latifah Show, many podcasts and panels world-wide, and has been featured in The Huffington Post, Forbes, Fast Company Magazine and Toastmasters International Magazine.
This group shared about her Diversity & Inclusion session: "Genein’s approach to diversity training to bring out the creative genius of a team is powerful, transformative, accessible and non-threatening. Genein’s unique way of teaching allowed our diverse group to explore and discover levels of diversity we had not previously imagined." ATD-GG
Her audiences include: IEEE, Kaiser Permanente, ATDGG, UCLA, PricewaterhouseCoopers-PwC, Massachusetts Office of Education, Woodbury University, Donorschoose, California Charter Schools Association, UC San Diego Women in Business Mission Possible Conference, Mt. St. Mary's University, TEDx CSUN, Extraordinary Educators Conference, Chicago, IL, Kairos Conference, California State University, Meeting Planners Association, and many more.............
Genein most requested experiences include:
- Creative Thinking for a Post Pandemic World
- Intercultural Creativity: Building and Honoring the Creativity in Us All
- Brilliant Yet Broke: The Missing Tools Our Students Need To Succeed
- Custom Topic: Genein is an award-winning speaker and can craft a powerful unique experience for the theme of your event
As an Overcomer, Genein Letford knows creativity is not a special talent that only some people possess. Creativity is in all of us and it is a skill that can be intentionally developed. She jumpstarts individuals, companies, organizations, students and team’s creative thinking through engaging and thought provoking exercises. To Book Genein, call us today at 888-766-3155 so she can create a "Diamond" experience for your audience, whether Virtual, In-person or at your Hybrid event!