Category: Creativity Tips & Tools

Are You Efficacious Enough to Survive the Innovation Economy?

In Eileen Chadnick’s article, Are You Ready for the Innovation Economy? (Globe and Mail, August 2016), she cites six must-knows to be ready for the innovation economy (about to replace the knowledge economy) All six are very helpful words of advice to all of us and I would like to add one more to the list. To survive the innovation economy you need to be efficacious about your ability to be creative. Part of the problem is that many Read more...

The Art of Creative Conversations

John Kao, in his book The Art and Discipline of Business Creativity, offers seven principles to follow to promote creativity and innovation through communication:  Creativity is a two-step. A leader’s first priority is to allow ideas to develop by keeping possibilities open – you have to suspend disbelief and avoid making judgments too soon. It might take the second, third, or even fiftieth idea before something clicks. Use positive-speak to inspire confidence. Nothing shuts down creativity faster than a negative Read more...

Mindmapping Tool for iphone & ipad

I recently got an ipad and discovered a great mind mapping tool called iThoughtsHD that I absolutely love. I have been using it to create my workshops and to help my coaching clients in identifying what is important to them. It is creative and easy to use. I highly recommend it. For a tutuorial on how to use it check out

World Future Society Seeking Innovators

The World Future Society is one of my favorite websites (check them out at For those of you out there who are inventors and innovators you might want to check out their "Futurists:BetaLaunch" initiative. Futurists:BetaLaunch is a unique opportunity for inventors and innovators to share their creations in a hands-on, up-close-and-personal format with the ~1,000 futurists converging at WorldFuture 2011, the annual conference of the World Future Society, in Vancouver, Canada on July 8-10, 2011. Learn more about it Read more...

Bringing Creativity Into Relationships

The quality of our lives pivots on the quality of relationships to ourselves, to other individuals, and to the world. Studies have shown that we are healthier in mind and body when we are in positive relationships. We propose using creativity to generate a better quality of life using relationships as a medium. To learn more about how to bring creativity into relationship, read our full article. (more…)