Keynotes & Lectures

Dr. Maisel has delivered lectures and keynotes worldwide. Dr. Maisel is currently providing a keynote, lecture or workshop on the following: Life Purpose Boot Camp; The Future of Mental Health; The 12 Secrets of Personal Creativity; Why Smart People Hurt; Creativity and Business; and several other topics. Contact Dr. Maisel to see if your group or organization might benefit from his appearance. Please contact Dr. Maisel to chat about tailoring a keynote for your group or organization.

His keynotes for writers (and other creative and performing artists) have included:

  • Jack London Writer’s Conference
  • Pikes Peak Writer’s Conference
  • William Saroyan Writer’s Conference
  • Rising Sun Writer’s Conference
  • Legacies International Lettering Conference
  • Indiana Arts’ Administrators Conference
  • Oklahoma Federation of Writers Conference
  • Arizona State University Arts & Letters Convocation
  • Mendocino Writer’s Conference
  • Santa Fe Conference on Creative Tourism
  • First International Lake George Creativity Conference
  • London Design Your Creative Life Conference
  • Antwerp A Day For Creativity Conference
  • American Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic
  • And many more

Cathe Olson, conference director, Central Coast Writer’s Conference: 

“I came across an article in Writer’s Digest about Eric Maisel and his creativity books. I knew right away that he would bring something different to our conference. And it seems that he was just what people were looking for! We had the biggest attendance we’d had in several years and a record number of new attendees to the conference. In fact, many people who didn’t consider themselves ‘writers’ decided to try the conference this year because of Maisel’s positive message of creativity. Maisel’s inspiring keynote speech set the tone for the conference and both of his workshops were full and received rave reviews in our evaluations. I’m so pleased I took a chance and did something different this year!”

Angie Vangalis, Director, Legacies 25th International Lettering Arts Conference:

“Thanks so much for your wonderful keynote! People were talking about it the whole week of the conference!”

Dr. Maisel has presented lectures at the following venues and many others:

  • Romance Writers of America annual conference
  • Novelists, Inc. conference
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • North Carolina School of the Arts
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • American Psychological Association annual conference
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists annual conference
  • Aspen Creativity & Madness Conference
  • Santa Fe Creativity & Madness Conference
  • California Writers Club
  • Writer’s Digest Writers Conference
  • The American Conservatory Theater
  • University of California at Berkeley Counseling Center
  • Tennessee Williams Writers Conference
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Paris Writer’s Workshop
  • The Inside Edge
  • And many others


Dr. Maisel can provide a keynote geared to writers, visual artists, performers, or other creative or performing artists; to general audiences on life purpose and the creation of meaning; to businesses on creativity in business; and on other subjects. Contact Dr. Maisel to work out a keynote appropriate for your organization.

Dr. Maisel’s 3 Primary Keynotes are:

The Twelve Secrets of Personal Creativity

Creativity in Business: What Are We Really Talking About?

Keynotes can be tailored to your particular conference, organization, and audience.


The Twelve Secrets of Personal Creativity

Rethinking Depression: Shed the Label, Reclaim Your Power

Introduction to Creativity Coaching

Beating the Writing Blues

The Art of the Nonfiction Book Proposal

The Atheist’s Way: Living Well Without Gods

Mastering Creative Anxiety

Creativity in Business: What Are We Really Talking About?


Dr. Maisel’s keynotes and lectures are perfect for:

  • Writers’ Conferences
  • Visual Artists’ Conferences
  • Photographers’ Conferences
  • Musicians’ Conferences
  • Stage and Screen Conferences
  • Book Festivals
  • Arts Organization Conferences
  • Business Conferences
  • Coaching Conferences
  • Mental Health Conferences
  • College and University Lecture Series
  • Conservatory Events
  • Special Events and Fundraisers

To book Dr. Maisel contact him at



Creativity Coaching Training
Life Purpose Boot Camp Training
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