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Hero Speaker Series: Phil Hansen

November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Phil Hansen

Phil Hansen was a burgeoning pointillist. He spent years creating beautiful art pieces out of thousands of tiny dots, each piece more intricate than the last. Until he developed a career-ending tremor in his hand and was no longer able to produce his art.

Crushed, Phil abandoned his dreams of being an artist. When, three years later, he learned he had permanent nerve damage, a magical thing happened: Phil decided to embrace his shake. He began producing again, using squiggly lines to create expansive art pieces just as impressive as his pointillist work. Using bigger materials, Phil lost sight of his limitation and his work began to flourish.

It was during this time that Phil realized embracing his limitation actually drove his creativity. “We need to first be limited in order to become limitless,” Phil says in his TED Talk, which has been viewed 2.3 million times.

Come learn to embrace your limits and release your creativity with Phil Hansen on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Through this interactive experience, we will identify our own obstacles and constraints and learn how to transform them into catalysts to creativity.

Applicable to everyone with a passion, Embrace the Shake with Phil Hansen will leave you inspired and ready to release your own creativity, unencumbered by obstacles.

This is a part of our Hero Speaker Series. Upcoming speakers are Priya Parker (June 5), Jimmy Chin (August 7), and Ryan Holiday (October 23).

Tickets: $75 for general public, free to active Studio/E members + 1 guest with code.

Parking: The Hutton House has a surface lot

Program Schedule

5:30 – 6:00 PM      Happy Hour

6:00 – 7:30 PM      Presentation and Q&A

7:30 – 8:30 PM      Closing and Connecting

Food, drink, and fun will be provided


Why is Studio/E hosting an event with Phil Hansen?

As students of exploration, we know how important it is to learn to navigate within boundaries. Phil’s physical limitations, while at first disappointing, ended up to be the catalyst to his creativity and, later, his career. By learning to embrace his limits and work within the constraints, he opened himself up to a world with great possibility. And this is a story we can get behind.

Do you accept refunds?

In order to receive a full refund, we do require a minimum of 7 days notice prior to the event. Please email membership@yourstudioe.com to make this request.

Where can I learn more about Studio/E?

Studio/E is a diverse and open learning community of individuals and institutions who engage in content and experiences that shape the future they desire.

At Studio/E, we explore new mindsets, competencies, and methodologies from diverse leaders that help our members explore, launch and navigate their great ideas. It’s through these powerful tools that leaders and their enterprises not only survive but thrive in everything they do.

To learn more, explore our website yourstudioe.com or reach out to membership@yourstudioe.com.


November 14
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


The Hutton House
10715 South Shore Drive
Medicine Lake, 55441 United States
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