Creative Commitment Generates Magic - Helene Oseen 51

March 15, 2017

Helene Oseen’s passion and mission is to inspire women to love who they are, to own their power and to create their best life.

She has spent many years advising and styling women across the country and encouraging them on their life-long journey to learn, transform and expand life’s experiences in pursuit of happiness and that perfect outfit. As a speaker, style expert, Fashion 911® author, newspaper columnist and television contributor she dispenses both wisdom and wardrobe advice in her always true-to-the-female way experience. Her newest book (January 2017) Wear Your Life Well: Lessons on the Journey to your Truest Self is available on Amazon as an e-book or paperback as well as on Audible.

Helene is a distinguished recipient of the Global Woman of Vision Award. Honoring exceptional women, it is bestowed on leaders who have implemented their passion and whose personal dedication and actions inspire others to new levels of success.

Visit her web-site at www.wearyourlifewell.com. Find her on Facebook at facebook.com/heleneoseenwearyourlifewell and connect with her on Instagram @heleneoseen.

And while you are on the web-site don’t forget to get your FREE copy of Wear Your Life Well: Your Journey through Journaling.

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Creativity Opens Doors - Lauri Mackey of Lauri’s Lemonade Stand 50

March 10, 2017

Lauri Mackey is the proprietor of Lauri’s Lemonade Stand, a Positivity Podcast for Women where she interviews amazing guests who share their stories and expertise to empower mature women into the next chapter of their lives. Lauri’s unique life experiences through teenage pregnancy, failed marriages, excommunication and graduating high school after the age of 40, have provided turn-around moments that have brought her the greatest happiness. Through public speaking and working on her first book about her excommunication and restoration of blessings, she is out to boldly serve other women into their “Happy Middle.”

Lauri also enjoys racing mountain bikes and lives in Camarillo with her amazing husband and two puppies.

http://laurislemonadestand.com/

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Creativity is an Active State - Kara Snyder - 49

March 2, 2017

Kara Martin Snyder is the Owner/Strategist over at vital corps, a health + lifestyle studio located at the 3-way intersection of functional health, self-care and strategic action. Kara's not your run of the mill, wellness coach, though. Sure, she's got the classroom and professional creds that many health coaches have but she's also got an arsenal of bad-assery stemming from her experience in the boardroom, kitchen, and personal experience with the effects of chronic stress - namely Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Serving frazzled, Type-A women since 2009, Kara deconstructs the broken processes in her clients' lives, investigates why they might feel not-so-great, and co-creates actionable steps towards a healthier life – a life spiked with passion and slathered with joy. Additionally, she’s the host of Le vital corps Salon podcast and the creator of the 33K Task List Project. Her work has been featured in Prevention, the Wall Street Journal and Fortune magazine among others. Make yourself cozy in Kara’s digital home at http://vitalcorpswellness.com/.

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Creativity Transcends Paradigms Janice Francisco 48

February 22, 2017

Janice Francisco, Innovation Catalyst, MSc Creativity and Change Leadership

Janice Francisco operates at the intersections of change, learning, creativity and innovation.  She helps managers and their teams solve the mystery of what it means to be innovative and teaches them how to use creativity to achieve innovation, grow and transform. She is the inventor of the Think Up Innovation Framework, an integrated, agile and repeatable process applied in real work settings to build change and sustainable innovation capacity.

As an organizational development consultant she works as a creativity and innovation expert, creativity trainer, change manager, learning producer, group facilitator and executive coach. As a researcher she explores how organizations apply creativity and build cultures of innovation.

Janice is President of BridgePoint Effect, a globally focused consultancy she founded in 2001. She speaks internationally on organizational creativity, is a member of the Advisory Board to the Conference Board of Canada’s Council on Innovation and Commercialization and has developed expertise on leading change and innovation in the government, non-profit, private, and Fortune 500 sectors. She holds a Masters of Science in Creativity and Change Leadership; a Bachelor of Business Management, a Diploma in Adult Education, the International Association of Facilitator’s designation of Certified Professional Facilitator™ and is a member of the global Certification Team for FourSight Thinking Profile™ and Team Report. She is a member of the European Creative Association, the Institute for Performance and Learning, and a leader at the Creative Problem Solving Institute.

Accreditations

  • M.Sc. Creativity and Change Leadership
  • B.A. of Business Management
  • IAF Certified Professional Facilitator
  • Certified in Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Diploma in Adult Education
  • 4MAT4BUSINESS Instructional Design Methodology
  • Certified FourSight Presenter and Master Trainer
  • Certified KEYS® to Creativity and Innovation Administrator
  • Certified Stormz Digital Facilitator
  • Certified Organizational Growth Indicator Partner

Expertise: Creativity & Innovation, Creative Problem Solving, FourSight Thinking Framework, Leadership Development, Organizational Change, Instructional Design, Learning Organizations, Critical Thinking, Strategic Thinking

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Claudia Carawan Singer Songwriter 47

February 9, 2017

Creating soulful music to lift your vibe

Claudia Carawan is an award-winning singer/songwriter and speaker whose music runs deep. Her voice has been described as “goose-bump inducing” and her original songs feature buoyant melodies fused with feel-good lyrics. At the heart of Carawan’s music and mission is a belief that music is transformative. She has independently released 5 CDs:

Out of the Blue: Positive pop
Fearless: Music to help you soar
Joy Rising: Music to help you get your “joy rising” Unfinished Business: Sassy, sexy blues & R&B Magic in the Air: A sparkling holiday collection

Inspirational Speaker

Carawan was so inspired after hearing Maya Angelou speak that she began creating “Music Lessons” (presentations that integrate story-telling, music and humor). As a speaker Carawan weaves her messages, music and humor together seamlessly into presentations for conferences, retreats, churches and professional organizations.

Workshops, Retreats & Concerts

As a workshop facilitator Carawan conducts a variety of interactive workshops on creativity, dream-building and music. In addition, Carawan performs in a variety of bands & ensembles: Solo and in the Claudia Carawan jazz quartet, Nightvision Dance Band, & The BlueBeats. Carawan has served as a Music Director at Unity of Bon Air in Richmond, Virginia for over 20 years and has touched and inspired the community with her original music, powerful performances and insight.

Outreach

When not on stage, Carawan teaches & shares music with various populations. She ran a recording studio for at-risk youth at a residential healing facility for 17 years and brings the joy of music into other facilities like nursing homes & hospitals.

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Creativity Is Going Into The Unknown - Bryan Demchinsky - 46

January 26, 2017

Bryan Demchinsky is a Montreal freelance editor and writer, the author or co-author of five books. Among them are Soup to Self-Sufficiency: Montreal’s Old Brewery Mission, with Alan Hustak (2014); After Auschwitz: One Man's Story, an as-told-to biography of Hermann Gruenwald (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006); and Storied Streets: Montreal in the Literary Imagination, with Elaine Kalman Naves (Macfarlane, Walter & Ross, 2000). The American Library Association chose After Auschwitz as its best university press book published in Canada in 2007. Bryan is also the editor of many other books.

Since leaving a career job at Montreal Gazette in 2011 he has published in various magazines and newspapers. Much of what he learned as editor and writer came from working at The Gazette and five other Canadian newspapers for 35 years. This is now being transmitted in teaching and mentorship roles, including leading seminars in editing and memoir writing for the Quebec Writers’ Federation. Among other projects, he is currently at work on a family memoir.

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Creativity, Ritual & Raspberries. Sofia Wren. 43

November 16, 2016

Sofia Wren helps writers and creatives ready to get themselves out there in a bigger way, who want to make faster progress and reach more people. She guides them to get comfortable being seen for who they truly are and to expose their work and message to more people.  Sofia Wren provides writers and creatives with intuitive, practical support to help them reach their creative goals.

She has been writing daily since 2009, and has helped dozens of writers start and maintain writing practices. Her work is featured in magazines online such as Quantum Success Magazine, and Silent Voices UK. 

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It’s A Choice. Dr. Paul Jenkins. Positivity Speaker & Coach. 42

November 9, 2016
About Dr. Paul

Summary

I am a psychologist.  I started into school thinking that I would become an engineer, in fact I was a chemical engineering major when I started at BYU way back in 1984.  I figured I could make some money using all of those sweet math and science skills that came pretty easily to me.  I chose to become a psychologist when I realized that I have a passion for assisting others to live their life on purpose.  There is far too much negativity, fear, and doubt in the world.  I am on a mission to lift and inspire my fellow human beings to create and live a life they love.  When I made the shift to psychology, I found out quickly that not only do I have a love and passion for what I do, I’m also really good at it.  When I do my thing, people’s lives are changed for the better.  I don’t say this to brag, but to acknowledge that I am in my element.  I believe that everyone has a “sweet spot” or a “unique mission” in life, and your sweet spot is when you do what you love for the people who love what you do.  I also believe that you have the ability to create a life around your unique mission which has a two-fold effect:  First, you begin to love your life – Second, you generate wealth.  Some people have commented to me, “Dr. Paul, you are so lucky to have a job that you love!”  Lucky??!  I made this.

I am a man of faith.  I make no apologies for this because it is my faith that gives meaning and context to everything that I do.  Those who work with me are perfectly welcomed and encouraged to include discussions about faith and the role that it plays in their life.  I’m not here to  impose my beliefs on others, and I’m not here as your spiritual advisor.  I do believe, however, that our relationship with our creator is the first key relationship we have, and that as we understand our source, life begins to make more sense.  I’m happy to share my faith and beliefs with anyone who asks – feel free to ask me about this or get a quick summary here.

In addition to my unique mission and my faith, the love of my life is that sweet lady in the picture with me.  Vicki and I were married in 1988 and it just keeps getting better.  We have four wonderful children – Ryan, Adam, Brennan, and Lyndi.  We have made our home in the beautiful mountains of Utah.  I think the best is yet to come!

 

My Faith

I was raised in the high mountain valleys of Utah, where my Mormon Pioneer ancestors fled after being persecuted for their religious beliefs.  My family has been faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for generations back on both sides.  I was raised in this faith, and have matured into my own commitment and understanding of the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Vicki and I met as we were both serving voluntary proselyting missions for the Church in Finland.  This gave us a good start on our relationship with common beliefs and experiences – and we both speak fluent Finnish as a result!  We believe that family relationships extend beyond this mortal life, and that through adherence to certain principles we can be together forever.  This adds great meaning and value to our lives.  We have raised our children in the Church as well, and at the time of this writing three of our sons have also served missions; Ryan in Fresno California (speaking Spanish), Adam in Stockholm Sweden, and Brennan in Los Angeles California (speaking Korean).  We both commit a portion of our time to voluntary service in the Church and in the community where we live.  The Church has a lay ministry with no paid clergy.  I have served twice as the Bishop of a congregation, and currently teach a Sunday School class of 14 and 15 year old youth.  My faith is a great blessing in my life and has been a defining factor for me as I have created my purposes.

Learn more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://lds.org and at http://mormon.org

If you are a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and would like to see an application of some counseling principles for couples click here.

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