April 2017 Newsletter
Hi there!  

Happy spring! I just have a couple short updates for now, starting with an invitation to join the Creative Courage Telesummit  - online and FREE - starting this month. Scroll down for details.

The Cville Creativity Network will be back in action, after a long hiatus, on May 24th with a juicy-good experiential session on Playback Theater for personal creativity and positive social change in uncertain times. Details to come next month. If you live in or near Charlottesville, join the Meetup for all the latest info., and to meet other locals also interested in applied (and fun!) creativity.

Also, will be doing another full-day workshop from my Creative Facilitation Series in DC on May 27th. This one goes deeper into the "being" aspects of facilitating creative process. Details to come in the May newsletter, but wanted to let you know so, if potentially interested, you can save the date. Others in the series, which first began in 2006, have included Creative Facilitation, Creative Facilitation Using Improv, Whole-Brain Creative Facilitation, and last year's Creative, Original Facilitator. The upcoming one will use the some of the foundations of the others with some new additions. Can't wait to share next month! In the meantime, if you or your organization may want to experience one of the other workshops, email me and let's find a time to explore it. I customize the public workshop for organizations.

Scroll down for articles, event, musings, and links. And let me know if you want to use your creativity to create your unique signature business, product, workshop, or service offering. I offer a 30-minute free, no obligation consultation to see if and how Creative Emergence Business Coaching might be able to support your creative life and work. :-)
FREE Creative Courage Telesummit!
Starts April 17th

I'm happy to be part of the Creative Courage Summit: Unleash Your Creative Potential, Find Your Purpose, and Create the World you Want, a free online summit that starts April 17th, hosted by creativity psychologist, . This summit is for anyone wanting unlock and consciously apply their creative potential to work and life. Join over 20 leader/designer/practitioners from the fields of applied creativity, life design, psychology, and others - and who are using using whole-brain approaches - to explore the journey of creative courage to:

~ Create more beauty, meaning and purpose in the world
~ Tap into and apply your unique gifts and potential
~ Use daily practices to cultivate and express your unique voice
~ Move through creative blocks and fears that emerge
~ Apply Design Principles to your life and treat your life as a design project
~ Make a greater impact
~ And much more...

If you have been wanting to write a book, build a passion project, or launch a full-time or side business, but have been putting it off, this offers an opportunity to move through resistance and start taking action steps toward making your visions real with applicable principles and practices to use anytime to create what's most live for you, and for those you serve!

CLICK HERE to learn more and register for free! 
Creative Facilitation Train-the-Trainer Workshops
for Organizational Departments or Teams

In addition to the Creative Facilitation series of public workshop I've been offering for many years, I also offer in-house train-the-trainer workshops for leaders, managers, trainers, coaches, and facilitators in organizational departments such as organizational development, training and development, human resources, sales, or marketing - and anyone else who wants to facilitate and generate more creativity from their staff or team. Workshops can be half-day, full-day, 2-days, or shorter ones stretched out over a period of time. They can come with or without additional coaching. How we structure it depends on your unique needs and objectives. The workshops aren't one size fits all - they are all individually customized to maximize learning, engagement, and relevance. Common to all, though, is they are fun, highly experiential, and grounded in your objectives. Call me at 434-995-5077 or email me for more information, or to set up a time to discuss how this might work in your organization. 
Creativity Links

Every issue I include some of my recently tweeted links - articles, videos, and other creativity-related links of interest. Join me at @ CreatvEmergence.

1.  There is no Educations without the Arts - The Atlantic: http://theatln.tc/2nzXnEY
4.  Why take a design-based apprach? - Design & Emergence: http://bit.ly/2oy73UP
5.  From the Knowledge Economy to the Human Economy - HBR:   http://bit.ly/2n9CfHb
8.  Mantra to Navigate Emotionally Charged Conflict - Inc.: http://on.inc.com/2mpLpjX
9.  24 Characteristics of Creative Organizations - from my blog archives: 
10. 13 surefire ways to tap into your creativity - LA Times: http://lat.ms/2m3osRG
11. The Art of Thought: 1926 Model of the Four Stages of Creativity - Brainpickings:
12. Embrace the shake - TED talk on creativity: http://bit.ly/2oV1LiQ  
CreativiTweets Musings

Every issue I also include some of my own musings in 140 characters or less. These are some of my recently tweeted explorations about creativity, improv, and emergence....tweets for thought:

1.  Our souls don't fit into boxed in prescriptions on how to live, be,
     and create. It's a creative discovery process.
2.  Creativity is both a means and an end.
3.  Creative courage is not waiting until you have no fear. It's feeling the fear, and creating
     what's most alive in you anyway. #creativealiveness
4.  Discovery --> Ownership --> Empowerment. We're more empowered by what we discover  
     or ourselves than what is told to us.
5.  Difference between the need to be right and the need to be true: the former maintains a
     finite world; the latter engages an infinite one.
6.  When you speak from your heart, you find words in the moment your head could not have
     possibly imagined.
7.  Yes-But negates, and maintains status quo. Yes-And generates and creates something  
     new. It's the And that keeps it generative.
8.  Yes-And takes us from binary thinking, with few workable options, to possibilities thinking,
     with many. Choices aren't limited if our thinking is not.
9.  Habitual thinking generates familiar solutions. Non-habitual thinking creates the pathway for
     novel and diverse solutions to emerge - often surprising. #emergence  
Creative Emergence Coaching

Creative Emergence Coaching is a whole-brain coaching process designed to accelerate your personal, professional, and business development. Using a variety of whole-brain approaches designed to bypass the habitual thinking/being patterns and engage you into new territory, we focus on discovering and/or structuring your purpose, passion, creativity, and aliveness into an income-generating business or work...or creating anything new: your signature approach/model/process/methodology, workshop, product, or service. I meet you wherever you are and we go from there to create what's next in a fun, soulful way. Contact me for a FREE, no obligation 30-minute discovery consultation to see if this approach is right for you. 

Our Services

The Center for Creative Emergence is a creativity consulting, facilitating and coaching company dedicated to integrating inspired creativity, meaning, organizational culture and business for a happier and more productive work life and a richer bottom line. We cultivate creative thinking, breakthroughs, and emergence with entrepreneurs, teams, and organizations via whole-brain creative process for innovative work, positive social change and consciously creating a generative future.

Our Services include creativity and emergence coaching and facilitating, whole-brain corporate and public workshops, conference presentations, creativity events and Quantum Leap Business Improv.  

Creative Emergence Coaching clients include Entrepreneurs who want to discover their calling, develop their signature approach, products and services, or create their new future story; Leaders who want to draw out and focus the creativity of their work force; Pioneers who are forging new territory or creating new models; Facilitators who want to create new programs or workshops; Business Partners and Teams who want to co-create or establish a creative work culture.  

Organizational Clients have included Dominos, John Deere, PBS, Panasonic, Deloitte, Microsoft, GEICO, RAPP, Kaiser Permanente, Federal Executive Institute, Inova Health System, NetImpact UVA, Teach for America, Hands On Network, National Institutes of Health, The World Bank, USGS, Invest Northern Ireland, Service Employee International Union, Clean Currents, Center for Nonprofit Advancement, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration among many others.

  The Center for Creative Emergence |  434-995-5077  | www.creativeemergence.com