Leadership Expert, Violinist, Visionary, Cultural Ambassador
Miha Pogacnik is an exceptional virtuoso - on the musical stage as well as on the management platform and in the corporate and political world. Pogacnik is a visionary in every sense. He is the creative force behind cultural and diplomatic missions. His music is medium for his thoughts and his vision development. He is actively engaged in cultural, business and political spheres as well as academia and civil society, while his visions had led him to explore influence of formative principles of Art on evolution of society.
It is his practical insight that creative environments need to be developed, where on a raised resonance platform Art forces attract, “compose” and bind together different social fields. His method of interdisciplinary transfer from musical masterpieces to leadership and cultural development, inspiring scores of global brands companies As cultural ambassador of Slovenia, he follows the dynamic principle that artists and their audiences purposefully travel throughout the world and gather in places that really need them.
He has inspired over 100 multi-discipline festivals and conferences during 16 years, at times in crisis areas of the world: He has played in schoolyards, the Chartres Cathedral and concert halls, at the foot of the pyramids and before military tanks.
Through music and art he demonstrates the principles of renewal and change, ransforming thinking patterns and removing barriers which limit creativity and vision. He creates an inspirational platform for tackling teamwork and effective communications. Pogacnik teaches executives how music compositions are organised and ways to apply those principles to business. Using the analogy of musicians in an orchestra playing together he shows delegates the importance of leadership and teamwork. Through his consummate violin artistry and his deep appreciation of the human journey, he is able to take his audiences through change and transformation. From corporate executive teams to schoolteachers, he creates his unique spell to extract individuals’ true awareness and capacity, implementing the powerful chemistry between creativity and business.
Pogacnik uses music as the ultimate “cure” for business problems. He focuses on links between music and business. Staff-problems? Losing market share? The great musicians will help you sort all of that out. His semi-theatrical performance is far from didactic training, but he manages to play, draw and talk about crisis and leadership, breakthrough and victory over your own weakness. He had an answer to any question.
Pogacnik is both a skilled concert violinist who has spent years perfecting his art, and a motivational speaker, who uses music to advise businesses on how to achieve success. Art should not be present only in the concert halls, it should be there where the decisions are made. Pogacnik’s active engagement in cultural, business and political spheres as well as academia and civil society, his vision led him to explore influence of formative principles of Art on evolution of society. It is his practical insight that creative environments need to be developed, where on a raised resonance platform Art forces attract, “compose” and bind together different social fields.
Pogacnik presents in English and German.