Are individuals and teams in your organization generating enough creative ideas? Do the best ideas consistently lead to valuable innovations? VisionMining helps you answer "yes" with our engaging, dynamic and distinctive photography-based programs. We help you "mine your vision," that is, to see, extract and utilize the "precious metals" that are too-often buried within the "ordinary stuff." We have three different, cutomizable programs for businesses, non-profits and government agencies.

1. Creativity and Innovation Workshops. Using cell phone cameras, participants perform visual problem-solving "assignments," followed by in-depth discussions, that give you concrete methods and approaches for:

  • Finding new ways to think and work by changing mindsets and behavior.
  • Overcoming status quo bias, risk-aversion and group-think.
  • Exploring problems from multiple viewpoints; leveraging diversity.
  • Enhancing individual motivation and confidence and team collaboration.
  • Sharpening critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Promoting executive skills, training future leaders, developing a creative/innovative culture.

2. Team Building Events. Participants engage in group photo activities designed to enhance teamwork, demonstrate the benefits of diverse viewpoints, and get the team's creative juices flowing. Team Building Events focus more on team interaction than our "C&I Workshops" (described above).

3. Presentations/Keynotes. VisionMining President Steve Gottlieb has trained hundreds of photogrphy students how to broaden their vision. In photographs and anecdotes, he explains how what he has learned from that process has direct application to enhancing workplace creativity, innovation, teamwork and more. Note: When a relatively small group is involved, this presentation can include substantial audience interaction.]