Amy Herman

2017 Keynote Speaker

Amy HermanThe Art of Perception is an innovative professional development program that teaches participants in a variety of leadership capacities to analyze works of art as a vehicle to enhance their observation, and perception skills, as well as refine their communication of both vision and strategy.  While leaders by nature are observant and perceptive, there is a consistent breakdown across the professional spectrum in precise communication of both complex strategic planning and exchanges of critical information.  The Art of Perception addresses these deficiencies directly by engaging leaders in exercises in perception and communication as they relate to strategic thinking as well as client relationships and which also happen to be thought provoking, eye-opening, and fun. 

While enhanced observation and perception skills are the paramount objectives of The Art of Perception, a secondary outcome is the refinement of inter- and intra-team communication. The exchange of information within a company as well as with an industry at large must be premised on accuracy and precision at all times. Painting, photography and sculpture are used to address issues of bias, assumptions, and inclusion that are critical for leaders across the professional spectrum. 

Amy Herman, JD, MA has been conducting The Art of Perception for leaders in law enforcement (FBI, CIA, NYPD Intelligence,), the United States Military (United States Special Operations, Department of the Army and U.S. Naval War College), medicine, education, philanthropy, and financial services since 2001 and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and on the CBS Evening News, among others. She conducts her program full time in museums, at conferences, and at secured training centers around the country. Ms. Herman holds an AB in International Affairs, a JD, and an MA in Art History. Her book, Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life, was published in May 2016.

Learn more about The Art of Perception by downloading the PDF or by visiting The Art of Perception online.

Joe’s Place Bookstore will be onsite selling Amy’s book Visual intelligence. She will also be able to sign them.