If you are interested in arranging an interview with Lee or Colleen about The MacGyver Secret, here is some preliminary information and a list of suggested questions.  To arrange any interviews, please use the form on the Contact Us page and your request will receive our immediate attention.



Lee  Zlotoff


Lee Zlotoff is an award-winning writer, producer and director of film and television with over a hundred primetime credits to his name. Among his more notable creations is the iconic MacGyver TV series that has continued to run around the world for over 30 years since its debut in 1985. And is now returning in a new MacGyver series on CBS and an upcoming feature film from Lionsgate Studios. Lee is also a recipient of the coveted Audience Award from the Sundance Film Festival for his film ‘The Spitfire Grill’ which has gone on to become a highly successful musical.

Lee is a graduate of St. John’s College, with campuses in Annapolis, MD and Santa Fe, NM, where he served on the board of directors for over a decade and is now a member of the President’s Council.

Committed to supporting those who strive to improve global futures and outcomes, Lee is also the founder and director of The MacGyver Foundation, which receives a portion of the proceeds from every MacGyver project.





Interview Questions:

Q: How did you find the MacGyver Secret?
Q: What are the 3 steps of the process?
Q: Does this work if you are a …. (pick an industry e.g. engineer, entrepreneur, teacher)?
Q: What is an “incubation activity” and what are some good ones?
Q: What are some things that would prevent the process from working?
Q: Can you use this with personal problems?
Q: What are some of the results that people have achieved?



Dr. Colleen Seifert  Ph.D



Dr. Colleen M. Seifert is the Science Advisor for The MacGyver Secret. As a cognitive scientist, she offers expertise informing the development of the book and workshops.

Colleen is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Yale University. After a postdoctoral fellowship, Colleen moved to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, was promoted to the rank of full professor in 2001.

Colleen has published over fifty scholarly articles addressing the intersections of thinking, memory, and creativity. Her research on problem solving and the creative process has led to methods to enhance creativity both in design and education. She is a past President and Executive Officer of the Cognitive Science Society, and a Fellow in the American Psychological Society.

Colleen lives with her husband, Zeke Montalvo, and son, Victor, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.