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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.AndyTours Winter Quilt Tribal Native Ethnic Artwork Reversible Blanket for Bed and Couch W59 x L31  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.Ultra Soft Flannel Blanket,Easter,Funky colorful Icons with Different Patterns Daisies and Cute Kids Bunny Characters, Multicolor,Lightweight Microfiber,All Season for Couch or Bed 50 x60 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. Adjustable Shoulder Strap Badminton Racket Cover Badminton Racket Bag Tennis Bag (2 Racquet), bI 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.  Cute Throw Blanket Fairy Princess Horse Resting Oversized Travel Throw Cover Blanket 60 x50 My 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.  Dreamgirl Women's Stretch Lace DressYet, 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.Easel folding portable aluminum easel poster display stand whiteboard bracket art supplies  The next order of business was to come up with some creative ideas for solving these problems.2 Commercial Hockey Goalies with 2 Large Red Air Pucks 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.40x50 with frame 7138 cut cat 2 KYKDY DIY coloring Paints Pictures by Numbers cat Dog rubbit Pig Tiger Lion Wolf Penguin Panda and Parred Animals Paintings by Numbers,7144 Cut cat 4,60x80 no Frame 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. Kidoozie Little Tuffies Teaches Beneficial Roleplay and Employs Tactile Engagement For Ages 18 Months and Up by KidoozieMy 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.Bay Dawn by Lance Kuehne, 8x24Inch 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.Vosarea Simulation Octopus Stuffed Plush Toy Realistic Marine Animals Doll Throw Pillow Cushion 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 …