Ignite your creativity & awaken your inner rebel to shepherd the change you want to see in yourself, your business, and the world.

You want to know that your time here mattered. That you made a positive difference. Yet, that restlessness you’re feeling… it’s your intuition telling you what you’ve tried so far won’t get you where you want to be.

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Dear leader:

Now more than ever, we need powerful people like you with clear intentions and access to creativity and innovation to step forward. We need you to be the leader of your own life first and foremost, as well as a creative leader of our organizations, our teams, and our nonprofits. We need you to reclaim your creative confidence and uncover the spark inside of you that has the power to move mountains; shift cultures; solve problems; create new, innovative products and services; and disrupt entire industries.

We need you to soar to levels previously unimaginable. But you don’t need to do it alone.

Start with creativity. Uncover joy, abundance, ease, and extraordinary leadership.

Studies show that creativity is the most important leadership quality and greatly enhances bottom-line revenue. Creativity is also the cornerstone in leading change inside the organization and in society.

As Dan Palotta argues in Harvard Business Review “…the best creativity […] comes from a desire to contribute to the lives of others, ... by showing people that something thought to be impossible is in fact possible.

Coaching + Masterminds

Entrepreneurship meets art. Revitalize your creativity, work from your zone of genius, and deeply connect with a community of like-minded souls…with an expert guide in your corner.

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Workshops + Retreats

Adventure is calling! Reconnect with the world within and around you, expand your definitions of creativity and play, and reignite your passion to fuel the change you want to see in yourself and in the world.

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Awaken new energy in your organization. Infuse your team with creative confidence through interactive experiences designed with your unique goals and objectives in mind.

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Creative rebels, unleashed

Art first. Money, courage, and joy to follow.

Art starts on the inside. The Innovation and Creativity Institute guides leaders on the Creative Rebel’s Voyage, starting with leadership of self and uncovering limitless leadership of others.

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What if shifting our perspective simply meant paying attention?

Share our lens with creative explorations from the field.

What Is Your 4-Minute Mile?

About ten days of mail arrived yesterday via UPS, sent by my brother-in-law who is kindly checking my mail this month. I opened the large envelope this morning and began going through the contents one by one. In about five minutes, I had opened and reviewed everything. I wadded up the junk and empty envelopes and…

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A Creativity Lacuna

“When you grow up by the sea, you spend a good deal of time looking at the horizon. You wonder what on Earth the waves might bring—and where the sea might deposit you-—until one day you know you have lived between two places, the scene of arrival and the point of departure.”  ~ Andrew O’Hagan Rothko’s…

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I Have Forgotten How to Read

Growing up, my bedroom was small, but cozy with lots of light and well-designed space. It was my haven, and I would spend hours lying on the twin bed my dad built out of wormy chestnut—deeply engrossed in a great book.I discovered Dahl, Fitzhugh, Rawls, and later as a teenager, Salinger, Steinbeck, Hawthorne, Camus, Melville,…

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How to Turn on Your Creativity

“An individual’s ability to draw is … the ability to shift to a different-from-ordinary way of processing visual information—to shift from verbal, analytic processing to spatial, global processing.” ~ Betty Edwards, author of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain I’d like to take a moment to thank you for being a part of my community…

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