Frank Prince, author, management consultant and adventurer, began his professional career with a degree in engineering, a passion for innovation and a commitment to providing skills to individuals that drive profitability to organizations. Frank has focused on understanding how the brain works at both a conscious and subconscious level. He uses these insights to motivate individuals to take the life-changing steps that allow them to rapidly achieve their goals.
His transition to the consulting world came after spending 5 years building a participative team-based innovation process for sales and manufacturing at Frito Lay and PepsiCo. The effort drove $500 million to the bottom line over those 5 years. His creativity and innovation expertise enabled him to do pioneering work in high performance work teams within large organizations. Frank spent another five years working with organizations focused on Innovation. He worked with the Center for Research in Applied Creativity (Ontario, Canada) as a consultant, trainer and researcher. He served as an adjunct instructor for the Center for Creative Leadership (Greensboro, NC) and as an adjunct professor for George Fox University (Newberg, Oregon) teaching "Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship." He also taught "The Creative Manager" course at Motorola University. As a Master Instructor in Creative Problem Solving he has trained well over 40,000 individuals.
As president of Unleash Your Mind Consulting, Frank conducts skill building within organizations in the areas of innovation, leadership, presentation skills and strategic planning. These skills transform an organization to a true "Idea Factory" that achieves bottom line results. Idea factories implement processes that create sustained innovation making them more and more successful over time. Frank’s expertise leadership facilitation techniques permit specific application of his skills in conducting executive team leadership sessions. These sessions focus on top management decision-making and strategic planning. By helping business leaders learn to predict the future of their organizations Frank enables them to seize strategic windows of opportunity. He also conducts Strategic Innovation workshops that drive innovation within companies and are guaranteed to generate a return on the investment. His clients include several Fortune 100 firms including Procter & Gamble, Perrier, PepsiCo, Kellogg, Yahoo, Bayer, Time Inc., and Nabisco. Frank has a strong expertise in the Media industry working over the last 16 years with many of the major print industry leaders like Conde Nast, Time Inc., Zoom Media, The Star Tribune, and Media Networks. He also has worked with creative teams within Publicis and Leo Burnett.
He served as an adjunct professor for the University of Beijing teaching the Masters Degree Program for Entrepreneurs. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Creative Education Foundation and is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists. Frank is a frequent keynote speaker around the world focusing on innovation techniques for individuals and organizations. He delivered the keynote at the 2014 International Creativity Conference in South Africa and he spoke at the Fortune 2010 Global Leadership Forum in Cape Town during the world cup.
Frank has authored over 30 books and articles. He has focused on pulling together insights from other leaders in the fields of leadership and innovation. He coauthored GPS for Success, with Stephen Covey (Seven Habits of Highly Effective People), Dr John Grey (Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus), and Les Brown (Live Your Dreams). The book is a printing in a highly successful leadership series. He coauthored the book Stepping Stones to Success, This book is coauthored with best-selling authors Dr. Warren Bennis (author of On Becoming a Leader), Jack Canfield (co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul ®), and Deepak Chopra (author of Seven Spiritual Laws of Success). Frank was also published in the first edition of the book Blueprint for Success that was co-authored with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard (One Minute Manager). His first book was a best seller, C and the Box and is described as “an elegant approach to paradigm shift thinking”; it has helped thousands learn to look at their life situations creatively.
Frank's tools and credentials include mastery in a myriad of inventory methodologies (Myers-Briggs, Firo-B, Strengths Deployment and the Kirton Adaptation Innovation Inventory), He is also a certified Hypnotherapist and uses hypnosis to empower, motivate and help individuals in both their business and personal life. He has worked on everything from fears and phobias to public speaking and Olympic athletic performance. His downloadable audio series, “Speed Sleep” and “Speed Sleep II” has helped over 250,000 individuals improve sleep quality and gain healthy eating habits. Frank also spent three years with Golf Magazine researching the mental side of golf and has developed a training program titled “Thought Free Golf” which develops a consistent thought routine for golfers to bring their best driving range swing to the first tee.
Proficient in advanced communications techniques, Frank is a certified master practitioner in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP). NLP is a science that studies the way people process information and how they prefer to use that information to take action. This science can improve understanding of consumer behavior and accelerate the speed at which rapport can be achieved. Frank is also trained in Face Reading through the FBI as an advanced communications tool. Frank conducts a course that teaches Sales People how to “Read their Customers Mind”.
On the personal side Frank applies the same goal achievement processes to his love of riding off-road motorcycles. Frank's specific interests focus on off-road motorcycle adventure riding. In 1995 he finished third in the “San Felipe 250”, second in the “Baja 500”, and he won his class in the 1150 mile "BAJA 1000" off-road motorcycle race thus winning the Desert Championship series for 1995. He completed a 5100 mile off-road ride through Africa in 1997. Frank ran on a dog sled team in the Alaskan Iditarod Race in 1998. In 2000, he completed the Nevada 2000 mile off road race that circled the state of Nevada. In 2003 he traversed the Costa Rican rain forests and 2005 was the crossing of Iceland by 4X4. In 2007 he ran the 50th anniversary 1200 mile Baja race and took 6th place in the Open class. Frank rode through northern Canada in 2008 and completed a ride through the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu in 2009. In 2012 Frank rode Alaska from Bottom to Top and back again. In 2016 he went to Antarctica with a research team from National Geographic and Cornell University and followed the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton, his role model in powerful leadership. In January of 2018 Frank completed another bucket list journey by riding 2000 miles around the coast of New Zealand. COVID did mess things up a bit for a few years but in April of 2022, Frank and Mark Ford dis a lap around the country of Panama. Enjoying rain forests and of course seeing the great canal.
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