Bernhard Wolff, a creativity expert, is both a business educator and entrepreneur who, since childhood, has had a passion to both amaze and inspire others. This led to him training to speak backwards, practicing magic tricks, and performing as a memory artist. This backwards speaking is still his unique trademark.
After completing school, he trained as an advertising clerk and worked as a copywriter at Springer & Jacoby, Germany’s most creative agency at the time. This period was spent learning from top ideas creatives like Konstantin Jacoby and Jean-Remy von Matt.
After leaving the agency, Bernhard Wolff studied business education with Friedemann Schulz von Thun and completed a postgraduate court in creativity at the University of Malta with the inventor of lateral thinking Edward de Bono.
While studying, Bernhard Wolff carried on with his stage work and, with the trio ‘Plebsbüttel’, became the world champion of comedy magic in Japan in 1994. While appearing in Las Vegas, the trio received an award for the most innovative act by Siegfried and Roy. From there, Bernhard went on to four the ‘Think Theatre’, an ensemble which, together with Eckart von Hischhausen, staged the ‘Comedy With Brains’ show.
Appearing as a guest speaker on more than fifty television shows, Bernhard Wolff has made over 2000 appearances in variety shows, at trade fairs, on cruises, and corporate events. He is also the successful author of “Thinking helps”, “Please think up the title yourself”, and “30-minutes creativity on the job”.
Besides entertaining audiences, Bernhard Wolff has also used his extensive experience in entrepreneurial ventures. In 2003 he founded “Wolf meets Jaeger GmbH”, an event agency in Hamburg followed by the “Think-Theatre” in Berlin in 2006. The entrepreneur is also the co-founder of the ‘Keynoter’ quality network and initiator of the ‘Ideas Breakfast’ at AXICA at the Brandenburg Gate.
Bernhard Wolff, as his focus for the last number of years, is as a speaker and moderator. He combines his years of experience, competence, and new ideas to bring his message across to his many and varied audiences. He presents in both German and English and lives in Germany.
Innovation is crucial for future success. Companies try hard to build a culture of innovation and to motivate employees and teams to contribute their ideas and creativity. Bernhard Wolff’s credo: The best way to do that is to inspire intrinsic motivation and to help people to rediscover their childhood creativity. In “Think Backwards – Move Forward” Bernhard triggers individual creativity in a playful and entertaining way is a guarantee to kick-start innovative thinking at every live event. Bernhard Wolff is your Brain-Ice-Breaker, creating an encouraging and energetic atmosphere.
This activating lecture breaks through the frontal format, networks the participants, and ends with a sparkle of shared ideas.
The optimistic lecture that inspires people from all areas and functions for their own ideas and joint innovation.
“In your keynote you showed each participant in a very entertaining way how important innovative thinking is in everyday business and with what practical methods it can be easily implemented.”
“You have sensitized the audience to the concerns and requirements of an innovation culture.”
“Your lecture has motivated not only us, but also our entire sales team.”