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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.Kim Seybert Catrina Cocktail Napkins, Set of 6  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.S HorrorShop Funkenmariechen Costume Red White S 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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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.  BMC Toys Diorama Accessories Bombed French Farm House 1 32 Scale for 54mm Plastic Army Men by BMCMy 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.  Shady Grey, Stitch, Plaid JanSport Rucksack Big Student Asphalt wild at heart One SizeYet, 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.CIC Pre Writing Wall Lines Set Of 4  The next order of business was to come up with some creative ideas for solving these problems.Littlest Pet Shop Pet Triplets Bunnies 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.American Girl Tennis Ace Outfit for Dolls for Dolls Truly Me 2016 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. Mirror Geisha by Abstract Graffiti, 14x19InchMy goal is to make my students better thinkers so that they can lead …

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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.Kwikset Pb Entry Deadlatch 3014 Us3 Deadlatch Replacement by Kwikset 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 …