January 2017 Newsletter
Happy New Year!

Hope you do thing this year to energize your creative self both personally and professionally!

Quick update on my personal and professional creativity: I'm starting off the new year energizing my creative expressive spirit by taking two choreography classes, two pole fitness technique classes, an acting class, and acting in a public show. The last time I performed in public was with Precipice Improv in the DC area before moving to Charlottesville, and I've missed the energy of performing for a live audience.

I have, fortunately, had the creative energy of facilitating a lot of live groups - been facilitating creative process for groups of all sizes (from 15 people to 350 - my largest workshop size yet). Last quarter I welcomed NOAA, the Heritage Company, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence among others as new clients, worked with ongoing clients, and continue as adjunct faculty to the Federal Executive Institute, doing monthly Improv for Leaders workshops with senior gov't executives. It was a busy time creating content for clients, and many of my public offerings got put on hold, but I did lead a second sold-out Creative, Original Facilitator workshop - fun! - in DC, and hope to do more this year...along with other new programs.

I'm excited to participate in 3 upcoming telesummits - all FREE. The first one is the Soul Driven Success Summit. You can learn more about it by scrolling down.

As always, scroll down for articles, event, musings, and links. And let me know if you want to get your year off to juicy creative new start. I offer a 30-minute free, no obligation consultation to see if and how I might be able to support your creative life and work. :-)
FREE Soul-Driven Success Telesummit!
Starts January 11th

Do you feel you have a bigger calling but you are not quite sure what it is or how to make it happen? Do you have a feeling that more is being asked of you, that your soul is calling you to something greater?

Join me for an exploration into a new vision for life - where you live your uniquely creative life, and engage/create work that fulfills your purpose and make the difference in the world. It is the Soul Driven Success Summit . I've have a long-time deep passion for soul-centered, creative, alive, income-generating work, so I am excited to be one of the 25 speakers!

Now more than ever, our world needs us to step up, make our voices and our visions known, and let them be the power behind our work and service to a more generative, compassionate, thriving world. Join in on this journey to learn methods for connecting with your creative soul, trusting your inner vision, and creating what's next in your life and work.

Click here to learn more and register for FREE! 
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.  32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday - Inc.
2.   7 Improvisation Principles For Becoming a Better Leader - the Economist
3.  Fear is boring, and other tips for living a creative life - Elizabeth Gilbert shares 11 ideas
4.  Play as if Your Mental Health Depended on It - Psychology Today 
5.  Your Brain on Art: A neuroscientist's lessons on brain benefits of abstract art - Salon
6.  5 Ways Improv Makes You A Better Leader - Homegrown Success
7.  Thinking with your hands: helps with problem-solving - World Economic Forum  
8.  How To Brainstorm Like A Googler - Googles' 3-step ideation process - FastCo
9.  Creative Love: Passion as Dynamic Power - becoming a creative force in nature
10. Creativity as Relationship - The Need for Community in Innovation
11. Emotional Intelligence & Empathy is Essential to Innovation - BigThink
12. Everyone is born creative, but it is educated out of us at school - theguardian
13. The Collapse of Expertise and Rise of Collaborative Sensemaking
14. How does our brain form creative and original ideas? - ScienceDaily
15. We need creativity to survive. So why are we so suspicious of it? - WorldEconForum
16. Schopenhauer on the Crucial Difference Between Talent and Genius - Brainpickings
17. 12 Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking
18. Why Unleashing Your Inner Child Will Make You Insanely Creative, According to Science
19. 3 Kinds of People. Hope's in creative imagination w/in tension of opposites - Huff.Post -
20. Where Creativity Comes From - Scientific American
I'm honored to be mentioned in this article, written by Halelly Azulay. Halelly, a long time Capitol Creativity Network member, interviewed me for her Talent Grow Podcast show a few months back, then attended my recent Creative Facilitator workshop in DC. She wrote the following blog post based on those experiences and interviews with two other applied creativity practitioner, including Gregg Fraley, a presenter at our Creativity in Business conference known to many on our email list. Read the article here. 
CreativiTweet 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 and emergence....tweets for thought:
~ Some mysteries lend to being solved...others to being engaged, not so 
   much answered.
~ What if "mistakes" were seen as dynamic discovery-iterations rather than static right-
~ Stress is often misplaced creative energy looking for purpose and expression.
~ Change-creators throughout history lived in the same world as everyone else - they just did 
   not buy into the same limitations.
~ The more we cultivate presence, the more we deepen our relationship with the moment,
   the more it provides insights, ideas, new solutions.
~ One of creativity's paradoxes: it's both uniquely personal and universally impersonal at
   the same time.
~ The difference between the unknown which leads to confusion and the unknown which leads
   to emergence is intention with creativity.
~ Most ORs are really ANDs-in-waiting if you zoom out a bit. #paradox #creativity
~ Creative empowerment come from saying yes before knowing how, not from waiting to
   know how before saying yes.
~ One of the gifts of finding your calling is that no one else can "reason" you out of it.
~ The earth doesn't "manage" the tree. It creates conditions for th tree to flourish.
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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.

Saw this on twitter. Love the sentiment as we move into a new year!
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