As an architect I live in a world of creativity. One might think that finding a creative method of telling the collective story of a firm full of creative minds would be simple and straightforward. One would be wrong. Enter Greg Miller—the light into a dark place. Greg has given us a fresh perspective on how we impact our clients, our community and our own team. Not only has Greg helped us discover the voice to tell our stories, he has helped us discover—within ourselves—the power to critically examine our daily choices and the statements these choices make about our values and our hopes for the future. Working with Greg Miller and Olympian Creative has been beyond exceptional; the value he has brought to our company personally and professionally is of the highest level.
– Eric M. Roberts, AIA, President and CEO, KNIT: Designing Community, Las Vegas, Nevada
Greg Blake Miller helped me think through the structure and storyline of my documentary film about Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, a project that would not be half as good had Greg not been there to offer suggestions, his unique angle of vision and generous spirit, and with his brilliance in creating whatever he turns his heart and mind to. Now I can’t imagine doing a film or any project without Greg being by my side.
– Kerry Candaele, Director, Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony, part of the documentary film trilogy Beethoven | Hero
Greg Blake Miller is a great coach—and he is so much more than that. Over the course of our year working together on a memoir project, Greg has challenged me to go deeper into my story, provoked important questions, inspired me to become a more authentic and skilled writer. He has built my confidence, gently coached my weaknesses and accompanied me through the rigors of remembering and telling my family’s story. His help along the whole project spectrum—from its broad themes to its smallest, salient details—has been invaluable. As a native Las Vegan and avid scholar of the city’s history and zeitgeist, Greg has served as a crucial field guide and friend.
– Suzanne Dalitz, author of the forthcoming memoir Princess of the Desert Inn
We have had the pleasure of working with Greg Miller and Olympian Creative on several occasions. Not only did he facilitate our annual staff planning meeting, but we have also recommended him to lead storytelling training and facilitation for our clients. Greg is incredibly talented and a true expert in the art of communication. He is very easy to work with, and we very much look forward to working with him again!
– Anna Pikovsky Auerbach, Chief Operating Officer, Moonridge Group Philanthropy Catalysts, Las Vegas, Nevada
I’ve been lucky to have Greg as my editor for several years now. He has the enviable ability to help you tell the story that you didn’t know you wanted to when you started, but realize that you needed to once you are done. Greg is able to see not only what you are capable of, but how you can bring your talents to bear on the specific project you are working on. He’s absolutely enriched the quality of my writing, and more than that, he’s helped me change the way I engage with my subjects. Working with Greg has helped to elevate me creatively and professionally, and I give him my highest endorsement.
– David G. Schwartz, Ph.D., Director, Center for Gaming Research, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and author of Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling (Gotham Books, 2006), Suburban Xanadu (Routledge, 2003), Grandissimo (Winchester, 2013) and Boardwalk Playground (Winchester, 2015)
We were looking for a skilled editor when we found Greg Miller. We wanted him to help us polish our memoir – point out ways to make our sentences tighter, our language more dynamic; help us whittle away excess. It was, after all, our story, and we were experienced writers; we knew what we wanted to write, and how. He gave us the perceptive editing we’d hoped for. More importantly, though, he led us through the underbrush into paths we hadn’t imagined, challenged us to rethink events and emotions from new perspectives, and weave our story together into a mosaic far more compelling than our initial dream. He’s insightful, knowledgeable, and wide-ranging. Not only that, he’s a great guy. And now, a friend.
– Terry and Ann Marshall, authors of the forthcoming memoir, Warrior. Writer. Sting Ray Summer.
Whether it’s been the many magazines we’ve worked on together or the novel he recently helped me with, I’ve always admired and appreciated Greg’s coaching ability, editing skills, and wide-ranging knowledge. He’s intimately familiar with the craft of writing on every level, and whenever I need help on a project, he’s my first call. What also separates Greg as an editor and coach is his personal investment in each project. When he gives you feedback and direction, he communicates passionately, as if it were his very own work.
– Philip M. Hagen, award-winning writer and editor, former editorial director of Wendoh Media, and author of the forthcoming novel The Nevada Lean
Olympian Creative and Greg Blake Miller helped us hone our messaging and create marketing materials that more effectively tell our story. At each step of the process, Olympian provided nuanced analysis, creative ideas, and a clear path forward that resulted in dramatically better resources for our audience.
– Chris Giles, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, Cate School, Carpinteria, California
Greg Miller has helped the AIA Las Vegas Board of Directors focus its creative energy on community outreach programs that expand architectural awareness throughout the community and bring about greater understanding of the importance of design. Greg guides his clients toward creative solutions by helping them visualize new approaches and see beyond the ordinary.
– Randy Lavigne, Executive Director, American Institute of Architects Las Vegas and AIA Nevada