For thirty years, Bill Strickland has used his innovative arts and training centers to transform the lives of thousands of impoverished adults and teenagers. A commanding speaker, his resonant message of self-worth leaves audiences in tears and on their feet. â€śStrickland is a genius,â€ť says former e-Bay president Jeff Skoll, â€śbecause he sees the inherent genius in everyone.â€ť
Bill Strickland has changed lives, restored our faith in ethical leadership, and reshaped the business of social change. Recently, Strickland was named as one of the 25 members of the White House Council for Community Solutions by President Obama. And for years now, in front of enraptured audiences, this MacArthur Genius has shared his unshakable message of leadership, self-worth and the intrinsic ability in all of us to achieve remarkable transformation in our lives. He was also honored by the US Senate for his contribution to social innovation.
Strickland is also the author of Make the Impossible Possible, a recipient of The White Houseâ€™s â€śComing Up Tallerâ€ť Award, and the founder of the Grammy-winning MCG Jazz, the most successful jazz subscription series in America.