Perseverance: The Unsung Hero of Creative Vision

Described by the Director of Photography at National Geographic as one of the most versatile photographers of his generation, Dick Durrance helps leaders and their teams harness the logical and the visual power of their minds to picture their full potential and produce a strategic vision for transforming their intractable problems into promising opportunities.

As the only National Geographic photographer ever named Magazine Photographer of the Year and Advertising Photographer of the Year (as CEO of his own company), Dick Durrance brings a uniquely comprehensive understanding of the creative process to helping corporate executives, association leaders, government authorities, medical professionals and financial entrepreneurs harness the full power of their imaginations. He shows them how, by using the visual potential of their minds to see difficulties from new perspectives and the logical power of their minds to create well planned solutions, they can bring to the world the very best they and their organizations have to offer.

In a unique and entertaining two part program, you:

1. see the best that he has learned about creative vision in a short keynote presentation titled “Strategic Vision: Picture / Produce It”. Using the images and adventures from National Geographic stories and global advertising campaigns, he shares with you three key ideas how you can transform the perplexing challenges you encounter into promising opportunities.

2. participate a series of fun exercises in which you use the camera in your phone to apply the key ideas to your life.

“Destiny is not a matter of chance. It is a matter of choice.”
William Jennings Bryan

  • View VIDEO Clips of Dick in Action

    To view short VIDEO CLIPS from recent presentations, click on the picture above.
    Dick did a great job. He integrated his unique perspective from behind the camera as a student, soldier, National Geographic and advertising photographer into a captivating motivational story told with wonderful photographs and punctuated with wisdom and life lessons. He received extremely positive comments from the group attending our YPO event. I highly recommend Dick.
    Kevin McCoy, Education Chair, Kansas YPO
    If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a thousand well-chosen words married with a lifetime of incredible and emotional images is truly priceless. Dick Durrance creates that balance with a skill that only a true communicator can accomplish. He takes you on a journey of discovery, not only of images and vistas, but of a vision that integrates the mind's eye into every aspect of your personal and business life. It is a transforming experience with applications that extend way beyond a camera lens."
    Allison Scott, Director of Communications, The Broadmoor
    "Dick spoke at our recent Great Ideas Conference. He did a GREAT JOB! His talk "Dream Like a Champion" was one of the highest rated sessions. His session was beautifully done, incorporating his gorgeous National Geographic photos to teach life-lessons. He was personable, creative, and got great results. I recommend him to anyone looking for an inspirational speaker."
    Megan Denhardt, Sr. Manager, Learning, ASAE"
  • Receive my periodic e-cards via email

    Sign-up to receive my periodic email and spark some ideas of your own.