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The Creative Life Podcast : Creativity, Innovation and Inspiring Ideas | James Taylor

In 'The Creative Life' podcast, James Taylor reveals all of his creativity and innovation strategies and techniques so you can unlock your creativity and live 'The Creative Life'. As a leading creativity coach James teaches and interviews creative leaders on subjects including; how creativity works, the creative process, what is creativity, how to generate ideas, creativity exercises, creativity research, creative block, creative personality types, theories of creativity, creative thinking, educational creativity, divergent thinking, organizational creativity, creative cultures, and innovation. His work builds on other leading creativity experts including Julia Cameron, Sir Ken Robinson, Michael J Gelb, Eric Maisel, Scott Barry Kaufman, Twyla Tharp, Richard Florida, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Steven Pressfield, Tina Seelig, Josh Linkner and many others. James Taylor shows us how we can all learn to be more creative.
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Now displaying: June, 2019
Jun 25, 2019

Founder of Why Millennials Matter, Joan Kuhl is an author, speaker, and champion of women in leadership. Through her international speaking engagements, research, and consulting, she has guided leaders from more than sixty countries with clients such as Goldman Sachs, Eli Lilly and Company, University of North Carolina, and the New York Mets. She is the author of three books, including Dig Your Heels In: Navigate Corporate BS and Build the Company You Deserve.

In this episode, we cover:

2:07 – Cultivating confidence
4:18 – Taking an inventory of your strengths
4:38 – The importance of self care
5:17 – Dealing with imposter syndrome
8:36 – Referring women keynote speakers
16:09 – How Joan found time to write a book
19:37 – Uncovering superpowers

Resources mentioned in this episode:

joankuhl.com
Tools: Google Calendar, Evernote, Rev.com
Album: Ugly Dolls Soundtrack

If you enjoyed the show, please rate it on YouTube, iTunes or Stitcher and write a brief review. That would really help get the word out and raise the visibility of the Creative Life show.

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Jun 18, 2019

Jerry Colonna is CEO and cofounder of Reboot.io, an executive coaching and leadership development firm, and he is also the author of REBOOT: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up. Prior to his career as a coach, he was a partner with JPMorgan Partners, the private equity arm of JPMorgan Chase. He joined them from Flatiron Partners, which he launched in 1996 with partner Fred Wilson. He has used the knowledge gained as an investor, executive, and board member for more than 100 organizations to help people lead with humanity, resilience, and equanimity.

In this episode, we cover:

2:15 – The coaching/client relationship
– Your first coaching session
7:17 – Smuggling in mindfulness
8:45 – The role of mindfulness as radical self-enquiry
10:46 – Five times a day
12:20 – Red, Yellow, Green
15:07 – Hal Gregerson – Asking Better Questions
16:20 – Ed Catmull’s great question
17:34 – Dealing with imposter syndrome
18:00 – The power of a well-asked question
19:08 – What does success look like?
19:33 – What kind of company are we building?
19:47 – What kind of leader am I?
20:11 – Writing your first book
23:59 – The Crow

Resources mentioned in this episode:

hello@reboot.io
reboot.io/book
Tools: Friends
Books: On Writing by Stephen King
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Record: Growing Up by Bruce Springsteen

If you enjoyed the show, please rate it on YouTube, iTunes or Stitcher and write a brief review. That would really help get the word out and raise the visibility of the Creative Life show.

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Jun 12, 2019

Dr. Mik Kersten started his career as a Research Scientist at Xerox PARC where he created the first aspect-oriented development environment. He then pioneered the integration of development tools with Agile and DevOps as part of his Computer Science PhD at the University of British Columbia. Founding Tasktop out of that research, Mik has written over one million lines of open-source code that is still in use today, and he has brought seven successful open-source and commercial products to market. He is the author of Project to Product: How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of Digital Disruption with the Flow Framework.

In this episode, we cover:

2:54 – Getting into the flow of writing code
3:16 – Introversion to Extroversion
5:16 – Setting up flow blocks
6:37 – Getting things done
7:49 – Scheduling recurring events
8:44 – Understanding your energy levels
11:51 – Digital disruption
14:33 – Value streams
16:28 – Project Management vs Agile
18:46 – Software as a creative discipline
18:58 – Flow and feedback
21:40 – DevOps
21:50 – Lean Startup
22:48 – Mik’s ‘lightbulb moment’
24:30 – Steve Blank

Resources mentioned in this episode:

twitter.com/mik_kersten
Tools: Slack
Album: House or Baroque

If you enjoyed the show, please rate it on YouTube, iTunes or Stitcher and write a brief review. That would really help get the word out and raise the visibility of the Creative Life show.

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Jun 4, 2019

After a life as a consulting actuary to Fortune 100 companies on Park Avenue, David Wood built the world’s largest coaching business, becoming #1 on Google for life coaching and serving huge audiences worldwide. He now coaches high performing leaders to play the best game they possibly can, deepening connection and living a regret-free life. How? By setting life-changing goals, taking laser-focused action, and increasing their levels of Truth, Daring, and Caring.

In this episode, we cover:

3:02 – The Shadow Side of Bali
5:19 – Vagabonding by Rolf Potts
6:21 – Finding Your Community
7:18 – Personal Growth
12:51 – Types of Coaching Business Models
21:44 – Guide On The Side

Resources mentioned in this episode:

playforreal.life
Tools: Google Docs, Get Real App
Books: Loving What Is by Byron Kadi, E-Myth by Michael E. Gerber
Album: Bat Out Of Hell by Meatloaf

If you enjoyed the show, please rate it on YouTube, iTunes or Stitcher and write a brief review. That would really help get the word out and raise the visibility of the Creative Life show.

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