Welcome to the February 2006 edition of Key Inspirations eLearning Service with Kevin Asbjornson, MIM, Leadership and Performance consultant, keynote inspirational speaker and performing artist. Thank you for subscribing!

New Clients and Appearances for
Kevin Asbjornson, MIM


Colorado Business Committee for the Arts
19th Annual Business for the Arts Awards
Gala Luncheon
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Donald Seawell Ballroom
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Denver, Colorado

American Academy of Family Physicians Annual Leadership Forum
Saturday, May 6, 2006
Hyatt Regency Crown Center
Kansas City, Missouri

Inspiring Creative Leadership Program
Banff Centre
Sunday, May 14- Friday, May 19, 2006
Banff, Canada

For a complete listing of Kevin's appearances,
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Key Inspiration for the Day: Art has intrinsic value for business leaders.  In Gifts of the Muse - Reframing the Debate About the Benefits of the Arts published by the RAND Corporation, the authors state: “The ‘distinctive fruits’ of interactions with art are the development of the individual’s capacity to perceive, feel and interpret the world of everyday experiences.” Kevin Asbjornson, MIM, has developed a groundbreaking application of art’s intrinsic value that is transforming the practice of leadership around the world. In his Leadership and Development experience Artistry of Leadership - Creating Meaningful Connections®, Kevin uses his original piano music as a medium to access and awaken executives’ Emotional Intelligence, the capacity for self-awareness, creative expression, imagining, and empathy. The experience enables business leaders to tap their Emotional Intelligence in the everyday workplace and inspire unprecedented creativity, collaboration and productivity. To learn more about how Artistry of Leadership®, click here. To read more about Gifts of the Muse and access a free online copy of the research brief at the RAND Corporation website, click here.

In This Edition:

Kevin Asbjornson, MIM, Named Finalist for Award Acknowledging Innovative Integration of Business and the Arts

Kevin Asbjornson to Perform at Spirit of Adventure, a Creative Visual and Performing Arts Experience

National Physicians Organization to Feature Kevin Asbjornson, MIM, and Artistry of Leadership at Annual Leadership Forum

Kevin Asbjornson, MIM to Present Artistry of Leadership at Banff Centre’s Inspiring Creative Leadership Program


Kevin Asbjornson, MIM, Named Finalist for Award Acknowledging Innovative Integration of Business and the Arts

Kevin Asbjornson, MIM, has been named a finalist for the
19th Annual Business for the Arts Awards presented by the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts. Kevin is a finalist in the Innovation category, which recognizes groundbreaking integration of business and the arts. The winners in each of the four categories (including Philanthropy, Workforce and Workspace) will be announced at a Gala Luncheon on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 in the Donald Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Kevin’s interactive Leadership and Performance experience, Artistry of Leadership – Creating Meaningful Connections®, represents a highly innovative integration of business and performing arts-based learning and reflects his personal and professional commitment to the transformational impact that the arts can have for corporations and organizations. For more information about Artistry of Leadership, click here. For more information and to order tickets for the 19th Annual Business for the Arts Awards Gala Luncheon, please visit www.CBCA.org. To read the CBCA’s press release announcing the finalists, click here.

 

Kevin Asbjornson to Perform at Spirit of Adventure, a Creative Visual and Performing Arts Experience

Kevin Asbjornson, MIM, will be a featured performer at Spirit of Adventure, a unique multi-sensory experience that blends live musical performance with the works of internationally acclaimed photographer Mike David. This special animated large screen presentation will transport the audience to some of the most beautiful places in the world, accompanied live on stage by original music performed by Kevin and other renowned musicians and singers. Kevin’s CDs of original contemporary piano music will be available for purchase, as well as the Spirit of Adventure CD sampler. The show will be presented on Saturday, February 25, 2006 at 2:15 pm and 7:45 pm in the Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Denver campus. For tickets call the Newman Center box office at 303-871-7720. For more information about this unique and creative collaboration between the visual and performing arts, visit www.mikedavidphotos.com and click on Spirit of Adventure Show.

 

National Physicians Organization to Feature Kevin Asbjornson, MIM, and Artistry of Leadership at Annual Leadership Forum

Text Box:  AAFPKevin Asbjornson, MIM, will present his interactive Leadership and Performance experience, Artistry of Leadership - Creating Meaningful Connections®, at the Annual Leadership Forum (ALF) of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The ALF provides the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenges of leadership, both as individuals and members of AAFP. The mission of the AAFP, representing more than 94,000 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students nationwide, is to preserve and promote the science and art of family medicine and to ensure high quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages. Kevin's presentation will take place on Saturday, May 6 at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. For more information about the Annual Leadership Forum, click here.

 

Kevin Asbjornson, MIM to Present Artistry of Leadership at Banff Centre’s Inspiring Creative Leadership Program

Kevin Asbjornson, MIM, Performing Artist in Residence and Senior Creativity Faculty at the Banff Centre, will present his interactive Leadership and Performance experience, Artistry of Leadership – Creating Meaningful Connections®, for the Centre’s Inspiring Creative Leadership Program. This program’s goal is to enhance participants’ ability to proactively and strategically lead change with finesse and bring refreshed value to business. The Inspiring Creative Leadership Program will take place Sunday, May 14 - Friday, May 19 at the Banff Centre in Banff, Canada. For additional information or to register for this dynamic program, please click here.



Kevin Asbjornson's DVD portfolio, featuring a Telly award-winning, high-definition film about Artistry of Leadership®, is now available.

The DVD includes information about Kevin’s groundbreaking work on creative leadership, his clients, testimonials and three complimentary recordings from his CDs of contemporary piano solos. To order a complimentary copy of the DVD please click here.

Kevin's music enhances individual and classroom learning, attention and focus, and creates an ideal ambiance for relaxation, concentration and insight. Kevin’s CDs are an excellent choice by parents, teachers, physicians, coaches, trainers, and facilitators who understand the positive impact of music in their workplace, home, and automobile environments. Let Kevin’s music be a transporting counter-balance to the cacophony of daily life.  Ideal for gift giving!

A 3-CD gift pack of his original contemporary piano solos, as well as the Acoustitherapy
collection of CDs featuring recordings from Kevin and other acoustic instrumental artists, can be purchased with a credit card or check through the toll-free and online ordering services of Colorado Creative Music.

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