As creative professionals, we are called upon to produce and deliver original strategies and solutions to make our companies or clients stand out in the crowd, requiring a high level of creative thinking and generation of innovative ideas. But sometimes constantly having to be “on” creatively can be mentally taxing. Furthermore, standard working conditions often can extinguish our creative fire, making it tough to come up with fresh ideas precisely when we need them most. What is needed is a way to work better so that we can create more.

Through exploring various concepts and approaches, including the neuroscience of creativity, productivity techniques, and emerging practices that spur innovation, we’ll discover not only the ways in which our brains work best, but also what’s behind the times when we feel on fire with creativity and when we don’t. We’ll translate this information into processes and techniques for dramatically enhanced creative productivity. Beware: this workshop challenges the standard norms around concentration, focus, productivity, and may change how you work…for the better.

Topics include:

  • The six step process to unfold the brain in order to work better and create more
  • Recognizing and expanding idea generating and capturing styles
  • Methods for getting the brain into the state where one accesses creative ideas and ideates best
  • Leveraging the relationship between collaboration and playing games to foment creative inspiration
  • Achieving flow states for optimum creative productivity
  • Eliminating the biggest blocks and inhibitors of creativity
  • Tools for gathering sources of inspiration that kick-start the creative process
  • Applying Design Thinking approaches to getting to finished products faster

The goal of the workshop is to help participants:

  • Challenge and replace standard approaches to work in order to be more creative and innovative
  • Manage time and eliminate distractions to achieve optimal creative productivity
  • Transmute negative stress into eustress to inspire and spur creativity
  • Structure time and workspaces to be more productive
  • Generate creative ideas when most needed
  • Develop and/or regain creative confidence as well as feeling reengaged with work and other creative projects

What past participants have said

“Denise reaches inside your brain, takes out the dull and noncreative
parts, lets you examine and question them, sprinkles it with ‘magic’ in the form of original and easy to follow exercises that spark creativity and diminish
destructivity. She then places it back in your cranium. Her enthusiasm is very contagious you want to go out and put her ‘magic’ into practice!”

“The work-shop was far greater than I expected and it came to be valuable experience. I am pretty excited to share the ideas I learned.”

“I gained a lot of new insights about the behavior of the brain I wasn’t aware of before and got a lot of tips that I can use on a regular basis.”

Upcoming Workshops

  • November 2013: “Get Unblocked” private workshop at Ekskaret near Stockholm, Sweden

Past Workshops

  • September 2013: “Get Unblocked” half-day workshop for private client in Miami, FL
  • August 2013: “Get Unblocked” full-day workshop at FrontEnd Conference in Zurich, Switzerland