Leadership & Creativity Workshop
A workshop to foster creative thinking for an innovative, adaptable, solutions-focused business.
What happened to our creativity?
Our society and education value the left side of our brain. We’re rewarded for being rational, analytical and efficient to such an extent that we leave half of our brains virtually unused. Our thinking has become convergent.
Because we’re constantly judging, criticising and censoring, our neurons are fighting each other. The result? Under fear we use a smaller part of the brain, diminishing its power.
A creativity test developed by NASA shows we are creative geniuses up to the age of 4 or 5. By the time we’re 10, 70% of that creative genius has gone and it’s virtually disappeared by the age of 15.
Can we get our creativity back?
The divergent right half of the brain is the original, unusual, creative side. It cannot be stimulated by a rigid working environment with fear of shame, and where the sole focus is on results, results, results.
The right side of our brain has to be having fun and be present in the moment. Once we get those right brain neurons firing within a safe and playful environment, we’ll have more and better ideas.
Creativity in the workplace
Businesses now recognise that stimulating real creativity is a worthwhile investment. Feeding our right-brain ideas into our left-brain functions fires up the imagination, allowing us to generate new possibilities. When we use creative thinking the brain literally lights up!
When we’re in tune with our creativity we have better conversations, essential to building good dynamics within a team and a strong corporate culture.
Working together collaboratively and creatively encourages a willingness to explore ideas that differ from our own perspective. Diversity improves results, making organizations more appealing places of work and more interesting to clients and the outside world.
In short, creativity is key to developing businesses and helping them grow.
But how do we learn to ‘colour outside the lines’ again? How do we come up with 25 alternatives to a fork?
It starts by providing a calm, playful, provocative, fun and co-operative environment so that we can really start to generate original ideas.
Join us for our Leadership and Creativity Workshops
If you need support to get the juices flowing, these workshops are for you.
Together we’ll fire up those creative, divergent neurons, learn to let go of fear and have a lot of fun while experimenting!
We provide a safe, non-judgmental environment in which we’ll develop creativity using paint, sound, words and other techniques, to get back to each person’s creative genius.
We’ll show you how to incorporate what you learn effectively into your working life, so it’s more than just a fun day out of the office. You’ll learn how to use your creativity to work better with your colleagues and develop better teams, as well as to bring a new perspective to your problem-solving.
We’ll help you develop an environment in which innovation can happen.
CREATIVITY + CONNECTIVITY = SUSTAINABLE CHANGE
Following a career in the City (JP Morgan, Lazards, Goldman Sachs) Magdalena went on to study and achieve a degrees in Psychology and Art and Design, a diploma in Integrative Energy Therapy and yoga. She has recorded a solo album and works with music and improvisation.
Using her long experience and bridging the gap between business and art, Magdalena is interested in bringing creativity, freedom, playfulness, process and presence to the working world and empowering others to improve their performance, joy and imagination.
Mia Forbes Pirie
A skilled trainer, mediator and coach, Mia’s top two strengths are empathy and strategy – combining convergent and divergent thinking. She holds both a Masters in Law (LL.M) and Science (MSc).
She is a former City solicitor (Ashurst) and Head of Alternative Dispute Resolution in a boutique law firm. She has worked nationally and internationally with Commercial clients as well as Members of Parliament, governments, religious organisations, NGOs, and charities. Mia navigates complexity, supporting parties to achieve practical and creative solutions while improving relationships. She also coaches one to one and helps organisations improve their culture and team dynamics.