Creative Problem Solving: CREATIVITY IN ACTION

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“Masterful, mesmerizing, and marvelous.”
Orange County Register

Creativity is a birthright. Each day we are challenged to work out the situations of our lives with creative solutions. Creativity is a defining characteristic of being human. The artist has a special relationship with creativity. He has invested in it, he has exercised its muscles, and he has given it room to roam and grow. In this engaging and thoughtful presentation, Award-winning Broadway writer/actor/producer Dr. David Gonzalez illuminates the creative process through his poetry, stories, monologues, and music.
People come away inspired to be more creative in their lives and work.


Our Powerful Stories

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“Mr. Gonzalez works his magic… absorbing, funny and suspenseful.”
New York Times

Stories create connections. They join us in shared experiences and shared identity. Personal stories give insight into character and ability. In this keynote speech, Dr. David Gonzalez tells amazing true stories about his journey toward becoming a successful performer, scholar, and businessman. Effective storytelling conveys self-knowledge, generosity of spirit, mastery, creativity, and passion. Audiences leave with new skills in how to use their own stories in effective ways.


Run It Down

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“An amazing spoken-word production blessed by the poetic modern word interpretations of Gonzalez.”
Latin Beat Magazine

Run It Down traverses the landscape of Gonzalez’ creative world: poems of urban grit and mountain cliffs, stories about a father in the CIA, stunningly powerful tales from his life as an arts therapist, Orpheus in the Underworld, plus other gems from his repertoire. He brings it all together with a mix of original music for piano and guitar.
Your people will be inspired, entertained, and motivated by David’s multi-modal artistic expression.

Team Building Through Spontaneous Acts of Funk: A Playshop

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“Mr. Gonzalez has the gift of creating magical worlds and drawing his audience into them.”
Orange County Register

David has led countless experiential workshops to help folks develop creativity and risk taking as they build strong, flexible, and resilient teams. This work is also a great way to release stress, regain vitality, and reconnect with the creative impulse.


  1. A workshop leader with decades of experience.
  2. A Motown/Hip-Hop/Salsa head-to-toe tapping warm up for the bones.
  3. A suite of carefully crafted exercises to release the voice and poetic imagination.
  4. A central tale to inspire play.
  5. Mix well for episodes of fearless play.

Wear comfortable clothing and an attitude of adventure!

Celebrating LatinX Diversity:

Mi Gente

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“He had everyone in the crowd on their feet singing.”
L.A. Times

Acclaimed performer David Gonzalez shares the riches of Hispanic culture through his poetry and stories. The content of this presentation moves from ancient myths to personal sagas to his own compelling poetry of a Latino determined to shape an authentic identity and creative life. David has a gift for communicating essences, and in this keynote, he offers a fresh vision of contemporary Latino culture that is rooted in soulful mythology and poetic imagination. People come away with a new understanding and appreciation of LatinX culture.




Latin Beat Magazine

""An amazing spoken-word/Latin jazz production blessed by the poetic modern word interpretations of González and the funky urban spirit and soul of the city.""

New York Times

""With speech, sound, music and, above all, inspired imagination, Mr. Gonzalez has the gift of creating magical worlds and drawing his audience into them. ""

New York Times

""Masterful, mesmerizing, and marvelous. ""

New York Times

""He had everyone in the crowd on their feet singing. ""

New York Times

""Mr. Gonzalez works his magic… absorbing, funny and suspenseful. ""

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