What Defines a Creative Visionary?

I’m adding more thoughts on how I’m defining “creative visionaries.”

Although there are many types of visionaries, it’s my supposition that ALL visionaries are “creative” thinkers. In other words, they are ahead of their time and thinking outside-the-box.

Creative visionaries are:

  • pioneers
  • people who aspire to greatness
  • people who change the course of history
  • change agents
  • radical visionaries
  • creative outside-the-box thinkers
  • muses
  • creative thought leaders
  • forward thinkers
  • magicians
  • transformation entrepreneurs
  • people who transform old outdated systems, paradigms, and radically challenge the status quo
  • prophets
  • innovators
  • “imagineers”
  • big picture thinkers
  • idea generators


  1. Jenna,
    Great list…I’d agree with every item on your list. Another part of the picture that you’ve probably addressed in the past (I’m new to following you on Twitter) but I think is critical, is how creative visioneers act. What are the actions they can/do take that are actually making the out-of-the-box impacts happen or at least start? Perhaps just as importantly, how do we, as a culture, support them? How can we encourage and nurture these kinds of people in the best way? I believe your blog is a good start to that, and would welcome your – and others’ – thoughts on that topic. I have one for a son, and I also love being around and supporting creatives, so I’d love to learn more from those of you, including you Jenna, about this topic. Thanks for taking it on.

    Warm regards,

  2. Geoff,

    Thank you for your great comment and inspiring questions. I haven’t addressed the questions you’ve mentioned here (I do some of that work through my Visionaries Mentoring Program) but I will.

    BTW, your site looks fantastic.


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