Experience Real Transformation
Our World Today

Our world today is becoming uncertain. The Business and Political spheres face increasingly complex issues that lead to enormous pressures when making decisions. Low levels of employee engagement and lack of inspiration impact performance and work quality.

Miha comes from the world of Culture, Art and Music. As a professional Violin Player he really masters his Art. Early on in his career he had to immerse himself in the work and pressure of high quality performance. He questioned the stuff true engagement is made of and how he could connect with his audience in a more profound way. More importantly, the very fact that Art was often seen as pure entertainment to be consumed only in specific setups challenged him deeply.

Now Miha is working with Business people and Politicians. On a daily basis, he encounters similar types of struggles and challenges. Miha demonstrates the powerful tool of transfer from classical masterpiece to leadership development.

Miha’s Solution

What Miha now calls « productive detours » in his path was a way of applying his unique creativity in completely new fields and testing new solutions. Business and Politics may seem far fetched from Art yet Miha skillfully put together a unique method to address common dilemmas regarding performance, motivation and inspiration.

All this lead him to the realization that the transformative power of the Arts was somehow lost in translation. That Culture was not handled properly in the way society works. And most importantly, that he was in a position where he could do something about it. Miha decided to put his artistic competence and gifts at the service of something bigger than « consuming ». What seems idealistic utopia turns into a tool for strategy and solutions to address critical Business issues as well as structural and systemic problems in society.

When it comes to his cultural and artistic background Miha is a new breed of Artistic Entrepreneur. He is paving new pathways for Artists that are ready to play new roles in society beyond the cultural sphere. The process he has created and his teachings, known as the Miha Method, are a real gift for all Leaders that take the path of addressing systemically real world problems.

Work with me to emotionalise challenges
and opportunities in your organisation
and find sustainable solutions
BUSINESS
& ECONOMY

Miha Pogačnik’s educational intentions have many forms. As Adjunct Professor of Arts & Leadership at the IEDC Bled School of Management and Lecturer in prestigious Business Schools he applies the Miha Method to enhance Business Learning with Artistic principles. Business Schools today are in great need of creating transformational and memorable Business Programs. In the online era, where almost everything is downloadable, it is priceless to know how to emotionalize challenges and opportunities. Executive Learning becomes an internalized, sustainable experience beyond only cognitive understanding.

As a Role Model, Miha consistently demonstrates to Business Executives and Political Actors the importance of awakening to their own uniqueness. As a Teacher, he is a living example of how the power of Art connects disciplines and spheres of life that have fallen apart. For Miha the Education of the Future lies in bridging the gaps between Disciplines, Cultures and Generations. He creates a radically new form of Art that has as goal to connect, bridge and bring the musical Resonance principle into the « Architecture » of human relationships. In a nutshell, Miha repositions Arts to the level of « Social Art », the Resonance of Relationships. He teaches Social Art with his disruptive Method. In his project « Terra Parzival, a Prototype of European Regional Development » in Slovenia he demonstrates the role of Social Art in the composition of Society. Social Art is also the Future of Company Organization.

CULTURE
& EDUCATION

Miha Pogačnik introduces a new process into the Business Innovation landscape: the Miha Method. Trusting the integrity of classical masterpieces he treats them in completely new ways and guarantees better results. Business, unlike great music, struggles to « compose its own masterpiece ». Bridging Art and Business is about individual development, team work and the transformational power of Art as a sponsor for true vision and company direction.

Miha anchors inspiration and meaningful co-creation in your company culture. He takes your company to the cutting edge by working smarter. Because it is not enough to make changes. It is vital to go beyond your company’s problems and address the much bigger, systemic reality with truly creative solutions. His method unlocks the full capacity of your company using the Resonance Platform principle. Employee empowerment becomes an internal business. Once you are aligned you become productive. The Miha Method gives your company true competitive advantage. It literally cracks the codes of how to induce the Entrepreneurial Spirit in organizational development. Because by 2025, Millennials and Gen-Zers will be the majority of the workforce. Unlike previous generations they need meaning and greater freedom of expression at work. Investing in the formative forces of Art ensures investing in the emerging future of Business.

POLITICS
& ARTIVISM

The Miha Method, already successful in the Business arena, introduces the Arts in the decision-making process of Politics as a driving force for the composition of Society. European Political Actors ready to bring to the surface real European issues find productive solutions beyond political debate. Miha Pogačnik’s remedy to Europe’s severe identity crisis is to challenge the pragmatic, political and economic approaches without forgetting the Soul of Europe and the ideal it represents worldwide. Officially a Diplomat, Miha is a strong advocate that while Economy is global, the European cultural heritage is local, built upon language and Art. When seeing Europe through the lens of the Arts it becomes a polyphonic garden of genius expressions. Miha’s political vision involves strengthening the cultural landscape in Europe at a Regional level. In a vibrant European consortium attention is brought to its shared cultural identity with each country defining its unique contribution in terms of Culture.

Miha’s Social ARTivism was born in the early eighties. With the founding of IDRIART tens of thousands of people travelled with Miha to be part of social change during heightened cold war tensions. He placed Art at the heart of social upheavals in Budapest, Prague and over 2OO intercultural festivals from Moscow to Amazonia. The social innovations of the « Cultural Caravan » and the « Flotilla of Peace » were the first Mobile Inspiration Centers. The Miha Method was born by raising position and opposition to « composition » and has proven sustainable. Miha now works with Politicians at times of peace to access their highest potential.

Miha’s Clients

BANKING & INSURANCE

ABN AMRO BANK, ECB, WORLD BANK, ABRAAJ CAPITAL, BALOISE GROUP, BANK OF AUSTRIA, DAIMLER FINANCIAL SERVICES, DEGUSSA BANK, DEUTSCHE BANK, ING BANK, LOMBARD, MORGAN STANLEY, MUNICH RE, RABOBANK, SWISS LIFE, SEB BANK, SIGNAL IDUNA, SKANDIA INSURANCE, UBS

 

CONSULTING, COMMUNICATION, BUSINESS SCHOOLS, EDUCATION

ATOS CONSULTING, AXEL SPRINGER, BERLIN SCHOOL OF CREATIVE LEADERSHIP, CAPGEMINI UNIVERSITY, CEIBS (CHINA), HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, ICG, IMD, INFORA, IESE, INSEAD, J WALTER THOMPSON, KIENBAUM, KPMG, LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL, SAATCHI & SAATCHI, SOL, UNIVERSITY OF REYKJAVIK

 

ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY, IT, MACHINES, HEAVY INDUSTRY

AHLSTROM, AIRBUS, BAE SYSTEMS, BOMBARDIER, CEMEX, DANFOSS, DEUTSCHE TELEKOM, DM, EDS, ERICSSON, FIRST DATA, FREEBALANCE, FUJI, XEROX, FUJITSU, GE, HEWLETT PACKARD, IBM, JOHNSON CONTROLS, MICROSOFT, NOKIA, NOSK HYDRO, ORACLE, SAP, SIEMENS, SONAECOM, SPRINT, SULZER AG, SWISSCOM, T-MOBILE, WHIRLPOOL

 

EU, WORLD AFFAIRS, SOCIAL ARTIVISM, CONFERENCES

BBC WORLD, CITY OF GLASGOW, EFMD, EFQM, FLASH FORWARD CONFERENCE, GREENPEACE, HELLENIC MA, INNOTOWN, LIONS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION, LONDON BUSINESS FORUM, TEDX GLASGOW, WIN CONFERENCE, WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM, WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION, YPO

 

TOURISM, INFRASTRUCTURE

CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD, DEUTSCHE BAHN, EXPEDIA, TAM AIRLINE, TUBE LINES, TUI, US POSTAL SERVICE, WESTERN UNION

 

AUTOMOBILE

DAIMLER CRYSLER, FIAT, MITSUBISHI, PORSCHE, VOLVO, VW

 

NUTRITION, PHARMACEUTICAL, CONSUMER, PETROCHEMICAL, ENERGY

AUCHAN, AVEDA, BAYER, BEIERSDORF, BEN AND JERRY’S, BODY SHOP, COCA COLA, DSM, ECOVER, ESPRIT, HEINEKEN, HENKEL, KPN, LEGO, MARKANT HANDELS FORUM, MATTEL, MEDTRONIC, MERCK, MEXX, NAGARJUNA, NIKE, NOVARTIS, O’NEILL, OTTO, PEPSI, PDVSA, PFIZER, PROCTOR & GAMBLE,  SANOFI, SHELL, SODEXHO, WELEDA, WESSANEN

What people say
Steve Wozniak
Co-founder Apple
“Miha, you are truly a friend whom I never forget, especially your presentation in Budapest.“
Avivah Wittenberg-Cox
CEO 20-first
“ What Miha does is fascinating, fresh and astonishingly beautiful. I think that he would be a wonderful addition to any leadership program. ”
David Pearl
Experience Engineer, Author, Performer. 
“ Miha is a violinist who uses his instrument to seduce, stimulate and shake corporate audiences into a more awakened consciousness. ”
Margaret Wheatley
Author ‘Leadership and the New Science’
“ Miha works magic. Through his consummate violin artistry and his deep appreciation of the human journey, he is able to take his audiences into their own experience with change and transformation. I have seen his magic work with very diverse audiences. He never fails to create a spell that allows us to go more deeply into our experience, and from those depths extract new levels of awareness and capacity. “
Philippe Narval
Managing Director, European Forum Alpbach
“ Miha is a fantastic communicator and one of the very few people I know who understands well what important role the arts and culture can play in an age where the fundamentals of leadership and business are put to the test. He captures his audience with verve and passion and opens radically new perspectives for innovation. ”
Najeeb Al-Shorbaji
UN WHO
“ I was very impressed by the approach. Emotional intelligence is one of the areas that interest me greatly and influence my management and leadership style. The use of music in the way that you used it is new to me. Much appreciated. I hope to have the opportunity to meet with you and learn from you.”
Cecilia Gobbi
President, Gobbi Foundation
“ It’s a new way for the business world to see things. Pogačnik’s approach allows you to draw out the best part of yourself, of your intelligence, your intuition, your inspiration. It combines the rational part of ourselves with our emotions… which is a key to success. ”
Kurt Walbert
 CEO, Porsche Holding GmbH
“ Thank you again, Miha, for your wonderful presentation of transformational relationship musical masterpieces can have on organisational development. This resonates deeply with our striving for excellence and inspiration here at Porsche.“
Kristin Engvig
Founder, WIN Conference
“ Miha is a visionary who not only is a fantastic musician, he is also able to bridge the world of music with that of management and business thinking. That is so unique – I have worked with him several times and it is always equally interesting. ”
Charles Handy
Professor & Expert, Organizational Development
“ Total magic! “
Eric van Piggelen
CEO, BCCK
“ Your sessions were the highlight of the ICCA congress 2017!”
Ahmet Shala
Former Minister of Finance, Republic of Kosovo
“ You are not THE BEST – YOU ARE A GENIUS :) ”
Amalia Sterescu
ex Senior Business Consultant, Oracle Corporation
“ I strongly recommend your out-of-the-box interpretation of leadership to all the senior leaders who would like to offer a different perspective to their teams. “
K.N.Tang
Chairman Emeritus,   Asia Pacific ACNielsen
“ When Miha went to the stage, it was very clearly a breath of fresh air. The energy, the power… The audience was tired, exhausted, but at the end of the performance, incredibly reenergized, revitalized. ”
Carol Potts
ex Vice President, HP Americas Global Accounts Sales
“ Miha is an incredibly high energy and inspiring motivational speaker & performer. He tied together his outstanding musical talent with relevant leadership messages, and it was an inspiring way. ”
Galia Meier
Investor Relations,  Baring Vostok Capital Partners,
“ From the first minute of Miha’s performance he captures all of your attention and pushes you out of your comfort zone. Miha pushes you to think outside the box!”
Sir Ernest Hall
Chairman, DeanClough, UK
“ What I love about Miha is his unstoppable enthusiasm and power to pursue whatever goal he sets for himself. “
Manfred Hoefler
Managing Partner, ICG Integrated Consulting Group
“ My experience as Change Management Consultant is that Top Managers really get personally involved in Change processes after having made the experience with Miha and his performance. “
Sir John Hegarty
Advertising Executive Bartle Bogle Hegarty
“ Truly great! When you talk to companies about creativity you manage to frame it in terms of unlocking growth potential. It IS the business tool!”
Susan Goldsworthy OLY
Affiliate Professor at IMD Leadership & Organisational Change
“ Looking at the video brought tears to my eyes and transported me back to the remarkable moment we lived at Sanofi. For a moment, I had a burst of adrenaline to get back in a CEO position and contribute to lift us all to our true being and the opening of our inner intelligence that your work does. As chairman of the Board of companies I am continuously reminded of the need to bring this breath of life to the corporate world.”
Richard Straub
President Global Peter Drucker Forum
“ Peter Drucker defined Management as as a liberal art. It draws from humanities, social and natural sciences. Hence it is fortunate when accomplished musicians such as Miha Pogacnik help to strengthen the bridge from arts to management in an original and unique way. ”
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