Gregg Fraley works as an innovation consultant and does frequent keynotes and workshops on creative thinking, creative selling, innovation, problem solving, and new product development.
His clients are typically Fortune 1000 companies, and, he does pro bono work with start up companies and newly released prisoners. He is known as one of the best idea generation (aka brainstorming or ideation) session facilitators in the world.
He is the author of Jack's Notebook, a business novel about creative problem solving (Nelson Business). This is the only book available that teaches the CPS process in the context of a story. CPS is also known as the "Osborn-Parnes" Creative Problem Solving process. He wrote the book in order to give more people access to a method that heretofore was a bit of a corporate secret.
Gregg is currently working on two new books. One related to creative selling, and another inspirational book about creativity in graphic novel form.
Gregg worked with Warner Cable's QUBE interactive television project in the early 80's, where he won an Emmy award for writing and a cable ACE award for Innovation. His entrepreneurial career includes senior marketing/sales or ownership positions in several software companies. He began his selling career with Cincom Systems, where he sold high-ticket database, networking, and manufacturing systems to the Fortune 1000. He was later a founder of Med-E-Systems, a software firm that developed the first wireless prescription system for physicians, "Smart Scripts," a patented product. Med-E-Systems evolved into Advanced Health Corporation and that company went public in 1996.
Gregg has performed as a stand-up comedian and has done extensive training in improvisation. He's a graduate of Players Workshop of Second City in Chicago and has also trained with Improv Olympics (IO). In his early career he worked in a wide variety of jobs, including Associated Press photographer and movie theatre operator.
Gregg has published articles on creativity and innovation (Quirk's Market Research Review, ESOMAR's Research World) and has syndicated dozens of articles as well. Gregg is a former board member of the Creative Education Foundation (CEF). He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) in the USA.