Biography

Artie Isaac has worked for more than 30 years with highly creative people, addressing challenges and opportunities facing more than 1,000 leaders and companies.

Bet-the-company challenges and opportunities require a questionable approach.

Since selling his award-winning advertising agency (2008), Young Isaac, Artie leads corporate brainstorming and idea generation programs to develop new products and expand productivity. The key to success is questions.

Artie chairs CEO peer groups with Vistage Worldwide, the world’s leading chief executive organization. He holds Professional Coach Certification from both the International Coach Federation and the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. Artie is certified to interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Predictive Index, and EQ-i 2.0/EQ 360.

Artie has taught Personal Creativity & Innovation at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, Creativity Management at the Capital University Graduate School of Business, and Marketing Strategy, Ethics and Creativity at the Columbus College of Art & Design.

Artie Isaac was bred to question.

Artie is a writer, actor, corporate trainer and sought-after public speaker. He is slowly writing a book about competence. (Very slowly.)

Artie received a B.A. (1982) in English from Yale and an M.B.A. (1998) from Columbia.

 

Artie has won awards for his work as a Vistage Chair and Speaker, including being named a Master Chair (2018-present), Best Practice Chair (2018-present), STAR Chair (2017, 2018), and the Vistage International Innovation Speaker of the Year (2013).

Artie’s values: justice, compassion and wonder.

Audio/Visual Library

In May 2019, Artie was interviewed by Chloe Teasley, Staff Writer, for “Five Traits Of Excellent Leaders,” in Columbus CEO.

In October, 2018, Artie was interviewed by Mike Manuche and Josh Whitt on the Conquering Columbus podcast.

Artie likes this radio interview. The first seven minutes are insights and research from Ria Greiff on Understanding General Differences, followed by the interview. (Thanks to Ria Greiff and WCBE 90.5 FM.)

The following videos are fun.

Introduction Script

If you are introducing Artie Isaac before a keynote or workshop, here are some suggestions:

 

  • Skip a biographical statement. Artie prefers you describe:
    • How you met Artie
    • Why you invited Artie to speak
    • What about today’s topic seems valuable for the audience
  • If you want to offer a biographical statement, here is a short script:
    • Artie Isaac has worked for more than 30 years with highly creative people, addressing challenges and opportunities facing more than 1,000 leaders and companies.
    • Artie chairs CEO peer groups with Vistage Worldwide, the world’s leading chief executive organization.
    • Artie has taught Personal Creativity & Innovation at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business and Marketing Strategy, Ethics and Creativity at the Columbus College of Art & Design.
    • Artie received a B.A. (1982) in English from Yale and an M.B.A. (1998) from Columbia.