‘the creative process is something you work with; it’s a force that you rise up to meet’ – a Q&A with Canadian artist Katie Brennan

Can you tell us a bit about what you do and your journey so far? I’ve been pursuing art for many years — I hold both a BFA and MFA...

/ December 8, 2017

How to stay on in a corporate job gracefully

  I was miserable In April 2016, I came out of Seth Godin’s altMBA course with a deep conviction that I wanted something more professionally than my job provided. I...

/ December 1, 2017

Balance: Are you investing in your emotional bank account?

Being busy takes its toll I caught up with a pal yesterday who I would describe as a high achiever.  We have a mentoring agreement where we speak regularly about...

/ November 23, 2017

The Art of Being Yourself

The new ROI is a Return on Individuality This is Caroline McHugh and she has something important to say about authenticity and doing work that matters.  Jonathan Mildenhall the CMO or...

/ November 17, 2017

D.H. Lawrence: “We shall stamp our feet with new power”

This is a fantastic piece of prose from one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, D.H. Lawrence.  It’s full of hope, ambition and encouragement to free ourselves...

/ November 9, 2017

Brené Brown: ‘Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change’

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” – Brené Brown I’m halfway through listening to Daring Greatly by Brené Brown.  You know how audible allows you to...

/ October 20, 2017

Careers: Giving justice to our true talent by doing work that matters

I read this great article by the modern philosopher, Alain de Botton where he talks about how important our chosen careers are.  He describes that sinking Sunday night feeling we have all...

/ October 13, 2017

12 Free innovation techniques used by top creatives that anyone can use

Behold.  The 12 techniques used by the best entrepreneurs, creatives, makers and doers from all over the world.  In this world of plenty, it can be easy to become snow-blind...

/ October 7, 2017

Forget FOMO, how about embracing JOMO?

There is joy to be had in missing out This hyper-connectivity thing is messing with our chi. We can’t seem to put these damn phones down. Our multi-channel, reality filled,...

/ October 6, 2017

Creative endeavour: White-hot and passionate is the only thing to be

Lukewarm is no good Last year I wrote about loss and trauma and wondered whether, in a strange way,  it could lead to self-improvement.  I used the example of Nick...

/ September 29, 2017