Creative Creatures: 5 Questions You Must Answer

Got the creativity gene(s)? One thing I love about my coaching practice is that I am encircled by highly creative people. Creative Creatures’ minds race daily with terrific ideas for solving problems, bringing joy, igniting beauty, and making the world better for at least one other person, likely more. Trouble is, many of us don’t know how to convert our limitless creative ideas for books, for businesses, for birthing our amazing ideas into the world in tangible ways. And, without a partner in the process to bolster our courage, we may find … [Read more...]

Want To Be An Inspirational Leader? Get a Little Bit Crazy

Buzzwords like inspirational leader get bandied about and then quickly blurred with conventional wisdom about leadership. Be self-aware, be values-grounded, be credible, be a story-teller, be results-driven, etcetera. I suppose that’s all true. But what makes a run-of-the-mill leader, even those who at times flirt with greatness, markedly different from a truly inspirational leader ? I believe it’s the Little Bit Crazy Factor. Leadership gurus today, like New York Times best-selling author Bob Rosen, argue that great leadership requires … [Read more...]

Creativity Takes Courage

We tend to be happy to leave creativity to the artists, musicians and entertainers of the world but in fact it is vital for each of us. Creativity has been clearly linked to one’s health and happiness but did you also know it has been identified as a key component to leadership success in business? Creativity is not limited to artistic and musical expression—it is also essential for science, math, and even social and emotional intelligence. Creative people are more flexible and better problem solvers, which makes one more able to adapt to … [Read more...]

How to Free Your Imprisoned Artist

Atlanta artist and author Sharna Fulton just shattered a myth I’ve been carrying around. Sharna is the creator of Chloe Pink™ , the 7-year old character who inspires and motivates girls to be independent, adventurous, and believe in themselves. In our conversation, I’d been bubbling over with adoration for artists, specifically Sharna’s uber-cute illustrations paired with super empowering messages. How deeply and abidingly jealous I am of artists! She stopped me, “But Jone, you are an artist.”Really? No, I don’t think so. “I’ve read your … [Read more...]

Four Healing Questions & Three Men Making Music Matter

Cross-cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien tells us that in many traditional cultures, when an ill person goes to the healer, he or she is asked four questions: When did you stop singing? When did you stop dancing? When did you stop telling your story? When did you stop sitting in silence? Arrien calls these the healing salves. I love to think about them as the four healing questions because once we answer these questions, we see our pathway forward, we know what’s missing and we know what to do to start healing – more singing, more … [Read more...]

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