Reza is an opportunity maker. He believes in existence of unlimited opportunities for everyone and our ability to activate them.
Described as “a passionate entrepreneur with a rare intellect,” Ghiabi helps individuals and businesses to discover unique opportunities. With a bold goal to help everybody win, Ghiabi activates people and resources to make high effect movements.
Fascinated by the leaders and entrepreneurs that make the greatest impact on their environments, those who are inspired and inspire others, he has discovered some remarkable patterns about how they think, act and communicate and the platforms in which people and businesses operate at their natural best.
Since 2014, he is best known for organizing TEDxTehran, a local, independently organized event licensed by TED that brings thought leaders, innovators and doers, from across different disciplines, to share “Ideas to Make the World a Better Place” in the heart of Tehran.
Ghiabi’s unconventional and innovative views on business and entrepreneurship, have attracted local and international attention and have earned him to work closely with an array of leaders and organizations, including Aras San’at, TICK, Iran-France and Iran-Netherlands Friendship Associations, Mani Form, Viuna, TEACHER’s, PZP, Ministry of Industries and Mines, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tehran Art Walk, Tehran Philarmonic Orchestra, private sector and entrepreneurs.
Ghiabi shares his views with all who listen. He speaks at Industrial Management Institute and has commented for local, national and international press, including TEDBlog, Tejarat-e Farda and Tadbir Magazines and Seday-e Ashena Radio. Ghiabi is active on social media and writes his own blog on ghiabi.com.
Ghiabi serves on the board of VIRA Creativity & Innovation Group, a platform for it’s members to pursue their passion projects. He is also a volunteer at TED’s OTP, translating world famous TEDTalks to Persian. Ghiabi is active in the music and not-for-profit world and lives in Tehran.
Areas of Expertise
Entrepreneurship , Business Coaching , Business Consulting
An idea worth spreading
Let's make world a better place by spreading good thoughts; person to person, heart to heart. Let's not rush to "mark" others, let's be simple, honest and truthful.
Let's find out why we are who we are, what to do with our lives and how to do it in time.
I'm passionate about
Communities; synergy of individuals with the same vision; interaction of ideas worth spreading. Oh, and coffee. Black.
Talk to me about
Your TED story.
Your moments of engagement.
How to reach people to their highest potential.
People don't know I'm good at
Playing Santoor (Iranian music Instrument)
My TED story
It all started in 2008, when I watched a TEDTalk named "The Paradox of Choice" by Barry Schwartz for the first time.
At the time I was confused, I didn't know anything about my desires and expectations. I was trying to fit in to "routines", not sure if I WANT them or not. That simple low quality talk by that simple wise man, changed my life: I chose to be simple. I try to think simple and act complex.
Being a part of TED community, watching, translating and sharing TEDTalks, contributing in TED conversations and other TED activities is a part of my daily life. I hope and help TED change other lives as well as mine.