Ways to start off 2016 in authentic & creative ways to stay centred in yourself?

January edition of Open To Create… newsletter is out today…

This can be a funny ol’ time of year neither feeling like it’s not really a ‘new’ year yet with the festive season still milling around the edges of our sight lines but not really feeling the ‘momentum’ that we could easily believe we are ‘supposed to feel this time of year…

Read it here

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Links

January newsletter http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e9d8c72e3d&id=1597bbea3e

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Relight your creative fires…

What makes your great creative fire burn?

There are so many different ways to make a fire come to life…

Read our fuller newsletter for November with a range of ways to walk yourself, workshop yourself and feed your creative fires… http://bit.ly/OpenToCreateNov15Newsletter

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illuminating your creativity over tasty home cooked food & connecting conversations…

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Coaching skills to improve your communication 19th November 2015 @ Oxford House, London

This is another one of our favourite workshop sessions to run… you get a chance to play with creativity approaches to learning coaching skills, goal setting and working out user friendly strategies for improved, more creative communication.

All courtesy of us and Echo – Economy of Hours hosted by Oxford House, London, UK

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Be more present, use active listening & create more from your conversations…

October is the time to play with your creative monsters…

Well that’s what we suggest… Instead of letting your inner critic, wet blanket or party pooper lurk and poo poo your creative plans, how about changing things up a little to creative more creative mentoring and coaching so you can grow, not shrink?

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Let your inner creative monsters free…

A sample of the menu we have for you this month;

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Creative thinking new ways through to creative solutions ECHO workshop 21st July @ Oxford House, East London

How do you think creatively? Surely this is the whole basis of thinking?

Well… our creative thinking workshops have evolved from listening to those people we have met over the year thwarted by pesky concerns, worries and fears about making their next creative moves happen.

You have been there – knowing where you want to go… BUT not quite hitting your mark.

Get along to our  Creative Thinking workshop with Economy of Hours ECHO in Oxford House, Bethnal Green, East London next week 21st July and play with new ideas, ways of framing your challenges and come away buzzing with new ways forward…

How to think outside your current ways of thinking, seeing and handling your challenges...

How to think outside your current ways of thinking, seeing and handling your challenges…

Every person is creative. With daily practice using creative thinking, we becoming more willing to take risks, try out new ideas and ways of working and tackle day to day challenges with ease and flow.

This 3-hour workshop will equip you with tools you can use to help you approach problems in new ways, tackle creative blocks and build more creative practices into daily life.

Key objectives
• To deepen your understanding of creative thinking and how you already use this in your life and business
• To learn to use creative thinking as a problem solving tool
• To learn to use creative thinking to take more risks
• To come away with new ways forward for yourself and your business
• To have fun and get playful

Key benefits

• Learning what works for you as a creative thinker
• Learning new creative thinking tools to apply in your business and life
• Having fun and relaxing in a like-minded group of people
• Time away from your business to focus on creating new solutions to current and/or long-standing challenges
• Leave with new ideas and ways forward for yourself and your business

Who’s this for?

People working in any industry who want to bring more creative thinking and problem-solving to their work and life!

Your Workshop Leader

Anna B. Sexton is Director of Open To Create… Open To Create… offer bespoke creative learning programmes, workshops and 1:2:1 coaching focusing on growing and sustaining communication, creativity and confidence within individuals and teams.

May your creative materials be your guide…

This May what creative materials can you turn to gold? 

Are you passionate about playing with words? Love creating drawings or photography? Shape shifting work within creative communities? Or creating gold in your everyday life through many simple creative moments throughout your day – creating breakfast, sharing stories over coffee or slaying the dragons of your mind to get creative once the truth is clear and the lies are toast?

We know “You can find inspiration in everything*.” a favourite quote of ours from Paul Smith

What materials get you creatively excited?

* ” And if you can’t, keep looking…” Paul Smith

Get more inspired this month with us with

Dinner & Drawing 19th May 2015   6.45pm – 9.30pm

Book Dinner & Drawing tickets HERE

Perfecting Pitching & Presentation 22nd May 2015 9.30am – 2pm

Join up for free is you are a London based SME HERE

Part of Investment Escalator @ The Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation, London South Bank University

LINKS

Dinner & Drawing booking page https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-to-create-dinner-and-drawing-19th-may-2015-tickets-15497640861

Investment Escalator website http://investmentescalator.com/programs/5385def223b5eae985000011#.VUSoWtJViko

Creating Authenticity and Self Esteem in yourself, your life, your creative business…

This coming week sees us sharing the love with Monday night Dinner & Drawing 20th April; themed around making it happen your own creative way… 

SEE yourself as you truly are...  Set the real you free...

SEE yourself as you truly are…
Set the real you free…

We are then launching on 23rd April our 5 week Creative Thinking Skills course in partnership with Idea Store, East London, UK.

Authentic Creative Networking re-launches on 24th April in partnership with Martin Copland-Gray and London South Bank University Centre for Enterprise, Innovation and Research.

And Self Esteem Enhancement 5 week course kicks off next Saturday 25th April 2015 in partnership with More To Life UK Mentor Programme and Idea Store Whitechapel…

All in the quest to share our love of creating new ways to be fully yourself in your authentic creative wonderfulness…  WANNA PLAY?

We are part of World Creativity & Innovation week 15th – 21st April 2015

Exciting to know there is such a swell of global interest in all things creative and the innovations that flow from individuals and groups who tap into their deep wells of creativity…

WCIW is a do-it-yourself event – it happens where ever you are. So Open To Create… is offering up April’s installment of Dinner & Drawing as part of…

World Creativity & Innovation week 15 - 21 April 2015

World Creativity & Innovation week 15 – 21 April 2015

We are very much behind championing a world where everyone has the strength, resources, and social and emotional support to navigate life’s challenges?

That’s the purpose behind World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW) April 15 – 21. Founded in 2001, people in over 50 countries in businesses, schools, associations, organizations and communities celebrate every year.

WCIW is a time to encourage people to use their creativity to make the world a better place and to make their place in the world better too.

WCIW is a time to inspire new action, create novel ideas, make new decisions.

WCIW is a time to educate, engage, celebrate and open doors that help people experience freedom from suffering and open up to new worlds of what’s possible.

Please join with us for Dinner & Drawing 20th April and play your part in honouring and embracing creativity and innovation during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21.

Make it a creative month… April 2015

April is the month of more light coming in, more feelings of the creative sap & juices beginning to rise up again… and boy do we feel here @ Open To Create… HQ

Make it, create it... go for it this April...

Make it, create it… go for it this April…

How seasonal are you in your creative cycles and what does April inspire you to create?

We are proud to be part of World Creativity & Innovation week 15th – 20th April with our Dinner & Drawing event 20th April 2015 – this month’s theme is ‘Make it…’ 

World Creativity & Innovation week 15 - 21 April 2015

World Creativity & Innovation week 15 – 21 April 2015

Creative Thinking 5 week course @ Whitechapel Idea Store, East London, UK is a chance to play with your styles of creative thinking, learn about creative coaching goal setting tool & leave with a new started & successful creative project by the end of course…

Boost your confidence to create real & meaningful networks with Authentic Creative Networking 24th April 2015. This forms part of 3x 3 Creative Business Nuts & Bolts created in partnership with Martin Copland-Gray & London South Bank University Centre for Enterprise, Innovation & Research.

Self Esteem Enhancement 5 week course @ Whitechapel Idea Store, East London, UK starts 25th April gifting you the time and space to uncover who you really are vs’ who you think you should be to accepted, part of the crowd or to fit in…

Curious about any of the above you can book to call me 07941 655 856 for a long chat about what you want and how our courses can support you making it happen… 

Spring into creative bloom…

Spring into creative bloom…

Our theme for March 2014… so much is springing for us in terms of projects newly starting, projects ending gracefully and all the new momentum this is creating… we are little bit behind on our postings!

What newness and endings are you creating? 

Spring into creative bloom this month... boing boing boing!

Spring into creative bloom this month… boing boing boing!

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