Inspire Your Team

An Art Of It workshop or presentation can do it.

Gordon Hochhalter hosts these little interactive romps.

You’ll travel through some everlasting principles and new ways of thinking.

You’ll experience insights and real-life examples.

And get some video advice directly from the mouths of creative giants.

Luminaries like Kurt Vonnegut, Aaron Sorkin, Stefan Sagmeister, Frank Gehry, those guys at Pixar, and Waldo The Wonder Dog.

Each workshop or presentation is customized for your organization. It reflects your unique creative needs and goals.

Check out the basic content by following the links below.

What you won’t see is the wacky interaction and genuine good time had by all. Stories. Exercises. Discussions. Entertainment and inspiration.



Purpose, Tribes, Stories & The Squat Or Sit Experience

Explores seismic shifts in integrated communications. And, more importantly, how you can take advantage of them. Including an exercise in building an experience / story platform.

Messages Don’t Work Anymore

From Hype to Help: Remaking IMC

Stories Of IMC On The New Frontier


So You’re A Storyteller?

Zeros in on what a real, emotionally compelling story is. Then teaches your team how to structure one that moves people. All through personal experience.

What’s A Story, Anyway?

How To Shape A Story

Stories That Move The Movement

Tell A Transmedia Story


The Creative Work Of Leaders

Takes your leadership team through the new essentials of creative leadership. Reframing. Storylistening. Understanding your tribe’s worldview. Purpose. And leadership storytelling that inspires action.

Aristotle Leads A Tribe

What’s A Tribe?

Tribes Connect With Emotion

The Pillars Of Tribe Connection


Dare To Be What Only You Can Be: Defining Your Shared Purpose

Takes your team through a series of exercises. Each one aimed at helping them define your organization’s purpose and reason to exist. And to find the one that’s remarkable enough that people will share it with others.

The Purpose Effect

Where Purpose Lives

A Purpose Worth Sharing

Behold, The Patron Saint of Purpose


Worth Sharing

Today, a purpose that’s not worth sharing is a purpose not worth having. And it’s no longer about stories you tell, it’s about stories that others share. How do you make yours remarkable enough to be talked about by others? And simple and compelling enough to be enthusiastically passed on?

Finding The Remarkable

A Purpose Worth Sharing

Tribes Connect With Emotion

What’s An Experience

Stories That Move The Movement


Fixing The Creative Brief

It’s seldom creative. It’s never brief. Today’s rambling, uninspiring brief is a flaming bag of shit dropped on your team’s doorstep. They have no choice but to stomp it out. Learn how to reinvent the brief for an age of experiences and storysharing – not messaging.

We’re Asking The Wrong Question

What’s A Tribe 

Tribes Connect With Emotion

Stories Of IMC On The New Frontier

What’s An Experience


A few reviews for your reviewing pleasure

Gordon has that rare mind for creative thinking.

And Gordon’s presentations are inspiring. He guides his audience to a promised land of purpose-driven solutions and deliver beyond expectations.

His quiet demeanor hides the passion he feels for great work. His soft voice draws his audience in close. His sarcasm is subtle. His humor is infectious.

He shares his wealth of knowledge in a way that entertains the way a favorite professor makes you smarter without you realizing you are in the classroom.

Creative ideas are powerful. Gordon is the master at showing you the path to discover your own great ones.

— Peter Gerritsen, President, Taan Worldwide

One more.

Gordon is of the rare breed of experts that can effectively speak to the reality of running an agency and the abstract of staying in front of the steep curve of “change.”

His presentation skills are excellent and his message is even better!

— Stephan Woods, Community & Business Leader, President, TideSmart Global

Okay, if you insist.

Gordon believes that messages don’t work anymore and has put together a powerful presentation of why this is true and what you can do to address this fact.

We recently brought Gordon to our agency to share his wisdom with our staff.  The presentation was fast paced, funny, and inspiring.

Most importantly, Gordon challenged us to understand what questions to ask of ourselves and our clients.

I highly recommend Gordon to any communication firm who is ready to meet the challenges of today’s connected world.

— Sam Stern, CEO, Magnify Good