May 2016 News & Updates
Miami Beach morning, April 2016
Hi and happy spring! I have switched the format of this newsletter slightly to be (I hope) more mobile friendly. Let me know what you think. :-)

Since the last newsletter, in addition to coaching and organizational programs, I got to test out some new public workshops: an I mprov for Branding workshop at the FUSE conference in Miami, and an all new Creative, Original Facilitator workshop for an amazing group of professional facilitators in DC. They inspired me to finally create a certification program, which I hope to introduce in the fall. Stay tuned. I'll have more to announce in the next newsletter...working on some things behind the scenes right now. As always, scroll down for articles, musings, links, and more.
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. The link between laughter and learning - and how improv theater fits in - FastCo:
2. The Power of Play | Charlie Hoehn | TEDxSantoDomingo:
3. Lessons Learned -- Why the Failure of Systems Thinking Should Inform the Future of
Design Thinking:
4. Constraints as a Catalyst for Creativity - article by Tom Jacobs: 
5. The not-so-funny reason therapists are taking improv comedy classes - Washington Post:
6. How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love- Brainpickings:
7. Why Theater Majors Are Vital in the Digital Age:
8. Design as Participation:
9. 10 Exercises To Fuel Creative Thinking:
10. Spontaneous Versus Solution-Oriented Creativity | Innovation Management:
11. The Emotions That Make Us More Creative - HBR:
12. Post-generational Transformation: Everything You Know About Generations At Work Is Changing:
13. 12 podcasts that will tell you a fantastic story - Mashable:
14.  Patti Smith on the meaning of success and the power of Improvisation - FastCoCreate:
15. How improv makes it real - director Joe Swanberg and actor Jake Johnson - FastCo:
16. Tales of Creativity and Play - Tim Brown TED Talk:
17. Why Play Should Be a Priority for Every Adult's Life - The Creativity Post:
18. Habits of Original Thinkers - Adam Grant TED Talk:
On my blog: Creativity Transcends Its Models 

"A map is not the territory it represents."
~ Alfred Korzybski. Similarly, there is no one model for the creative process, or one that is comprehensive and fully accurate. At best, a model can be, in the words of Ken Wilber, "true but partial."  Read my short blog post here.  
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Current/Past clients: 15% OFF all sessions & packages in May.
New clients: 10% OFF all sessions & packages starting in June.
Once a year I offer coaching specials. This current special is to celebrate and thank existing and past clients in May...and welcome new ones in June. Email me or call 434-995-5077 for details.  
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