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In our last blog post,  we explored how students at Yale University tapped into their passion and purpose in order to ignite their search for a creative career.Imperial Toy Roxx Power Paxx by Imperial Toy  A great way to ignite that search is to write a Life Purpose Statement. The Importance of A Life Purpose Statement Purpose is key to creative success and fulfillment.  Your purpose is …

This past week, I had the privilege of speaking on Creative Success Now: How to Ignite Your Passion and Purpose for Successful Creative Careers” to students at Yale University.Miniature Lee tablet Sailor Moon 3 10 pieces Candy Toys & tablet (Sailor Moon) My talk attracted a variety of students who were intrigued about creativity and turning their passion and purpose into a successful career.  These included singers, composers, performers, an aspiring novelist, several …

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“Thank you, Astrid! Your coaching really helped me figure out a way to approach the vast new career field [of music production] I was treading into. Baoblaze 6 DOF Aluminium Alloy Robot Arm Claw Kit Gripper with Servo for Arduino Raspberry Pi Industrial GradeI was able to frame what I was doing very clearly and keep focused on where I was going with it in a way that was probably the most productive I’ve ever been.” – …

One of the hallmarks of my class at the Yale School of Music, Creating Value Through Innovative Projects, is that students learn by taking action.  Baby 4 Pcs Bedding Set King Size, Digitally Composed Cow with Beautiful Captivating Eyes Livestock Theme All Season Duvet Cover Bed Set, Cinnamon Royal bluee GreenMy seminar’s focus is how to generate innovative solutions to the most pressing problems in classical music today. Over the course of the past semester, my students worked collaboratively on four different creative projects. Three …

I love working with creatives to help you achieve success in today’s ever-changing landscape!  I firmly believe that we live in an age where creatives can not only make a living from their creativity but also thrive.  Sportagraphs BEN AINSLIE HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPH 16x12 PHOTO MOUNT DISPLAY SAILING OLYMPICS COAYet, creativity myths pervade our culture. These myths cast doubt on the importance and sustainability of creativity in the 21st Century. Let’s examine …

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When we last left the students in my Innovation and Collaboration class at the Yale School of Music, they identified the key problems of their audiences.Prestige Disney Princess Cinderella Costume, Medium 78  The next order of business was to come up with some creative ideas for solving these problems.Funko Porte Clé DC Joker Glow In The Dark Exclu Pocket Pop 4cm 0849803084950 We entered the phase of creative problem solving known as “ideation” where students have brainstormed using a variety of …

It’s exciting to observe the process of creative problem solving! Innovation can occur when you provide a solution to a problem that meets the deeper needs of your intended target audience. To do so, you need a good problem statement.Halloween Enchanting color in The Long Curly Hair High Temperature Fiber Wavy Wig In my Innovation and Collaboration Class at the Yale School of Music, my students have now coalesced around 4 project …

My class at Yale on Creating Value Through Innovative Projects is off to a great start! The focus of my seminar is how musicians can generate innovative solutions to the most pressing problems facing classical music today and to work in collaborative groups to solve these problems. Star Wars STAR WARS THE POWER OF THE FORCE Iuoku Celebration Princess LeiaMy goal is to make my students better thinkers so that they can lead …

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This past week, I led two sessions with the management team and the ushers at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on how to leverage and flex the 4 communication styles for world-class customer service.Koongso Calf Elephant Bedding SetGirls Soft Bedding Collection Little Elephant Pattern,Hypoallergenic,Microfiber,1 Duvet Cover+2 Pillowcase It was a thrill for me to be at the theater because I have been a balletomane since high school. In fact, when …

I am passionate about empowering creative success!  In fact, my mission is to help creative people achieve success so that the world is teeming with creativity.Sculpture Block 30 x 40 x 3 cm Sculpture Canvas Why? Because I believe that when we put our passions and talents to work in the service of spreading creativity throughout the world, we are making the world a better place. The goal of …