One of my least favorite statements on the face of this earth is, “I’m not creative.” The fact of the matter is, most of us have had the creativity trained out of us. An orientation toward facts, processes, and concrete results has taken the place of big questions like “what if?” or “how can we?”
Through exercises, questions, and conversations, I’m aiming to reclaim creativity as a trait universally contained in each individual.
According to laughter scientist (I want that job…) Larry Provine, babies laugh 15 times more than their grown-up counterparts. When did the idea of “adulting” get so boring? Too many adults have given up on the idea of fun, laughter, and whimsy as a part of everyday life. I want to help you incorporate worldviews, techniques, and philosophies that encourage you to (1) laugh more each day, and (2) help others do the same.
In so many ways, this is where it all started for me. Introverts and extroverts alike should have the opportunity to survive, thrive, and lead in the classroom, at work, in the world.
Q: How can we cultivate spaces that allow these seemingly divergent personalities to thrive?
A: By busting myths about the needs of each group, helping colleagues and peers understand one another, and creating practices and environments that create the best chance for universal success.
These are the pillars of my professional philosophy- I hope to be able to share them with you here, in other spaces I create and inhabit online, and in-person with your colleagues, peers, and organizations.