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…

Creative Thinking @ Oxford House 4th November 2015…

We had such a blast last time we ran this session. So we are looking forward to getting creative with playful Creative Bags of Surprises, Postcard Tarot BOOK here

We are working in partnership with Echo – Economy of Hours the new way to share creative skills with a massive range of creative folk from across East and wider London, UK.

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Discover new ways of creating solutions
#creativethinking

Entrepreneurs are artists…

Loving this Bruce Poon Tip quote from Looptail…

“Building a company is a very emotional process. Entrepreneurs are the artists in the business community – they march to a the beat of their own drum. To me, someone creating a company isn’t any different than an artist who writes a song or creates a painting or magnificent sculpture. Art is about putting your ideas, thoughts, heart, and soul into your work. And regardless of what you do, it will be a reflection of who you are and what you stand for.”

#beopentocreate #valuesbased #creativebusiness

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#brucepoontip #looptail #gadventures

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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Celebrating Investment Escalator 17th September 2015 @ RBS Headquarters, London

Truly inspiring business development programmes give you, as a business owner and your business, the access to the relevant skills that will give you the stepping stones to growing your business… and more!

Investment Escalator tonight #celebrateIE @lsbu_enterprise

Open To Create… sharing our experiences of Investment Escalator @ London South Bank University 17.09.15

Investment Escalator @ London South Bank University has become one such programme… FREE courses are offered in the full range of skills needed to start up to grow your SME business. The rigour given by academics and business owners who deliver the course plus their own SME business expertise gives the programme it’s edge. It’s grounded in the day to day realities of business with the latest cutting edge thinking, innovation and research. The networking between business owners and the fabulous setting for learning The Clarence Centre – London South Bank University state of art enterprise centre.

Open To Create… have benefitted from the one to one surgery sessions in marketing, group sessions in business effectiveness and finances and have been commissioned to run our 3 x 3 Creative Business Nuts & Bolts workshops.

This EU funded programme is a brilliant example of how well thought out business growth programmes for businesses can really work… thanks to the amazing team – Daisy, Lee, Kajal, Richard and Beau.

We are looking forward to sharing about our experiences tonight at Celebrate Investment Escalator event…
5pm – 9.30pm RBS Headquarters, 250 Bishopsgate, London. EC2M 4AA #CelebrateIE

Talk to us on 07941 655 856 or anna@opentocreate.com about how 3 x 3 Creative Business Nuts & Bolts can work for your setting

Useful links

Investment Escalator https://www.lsbu.ac.uk/business/access-our-expertise/smes-investment-escalator

The Clarence Centre https://www.lsbu.ac.uk/business/enterprise-centre

Funding information http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/business-economy/championing-london/london-and-european-structural-funds/european-regional-development-fund

Open To Create… are in the first Echo ++ East London based sharing economy business accelerator

Open To Create… have been selected to take part in Echo++ – the first sharing economy fuelled business accelerator…

Truly we can build our commitment to #giveaswegrow

Share and grow at the same time... virtuous business growth

Share and grow at the same time… virtuous business growth

What we receive we will be offering back into the existing and future Echo community via our ‘trades’…

Echo++ brings all the benefits of an exclusive business development programme to those that want to grow at the right pace, on their own terms. And it does so at no financial cost.

Designed for East London sole traders, start-ups and micro businesses, Echo++ is an inclusive business growth accelerator. It is bespoke to each organisation we work with and rather than traditional ‘top down’ support, it’s a networked approach, connecting local businesses and experts with passion for growth and a willingness to share – and there’s no money involved.

Our current trades are;

Creative MOTs http://economyofhours.com/listing/?id=1645

Discover your inner superhero http://economyofhours.com/listing/?id=1729

New 3 x 3 Creative Business Nuts & Bolts series @ Investment Escalator, London South Bank University Sept 2015

We are delighted to have been recommissioned to run our 3 x 3 Creative Business Nuts & Bolts workshops in partnership with London South Bank Investment Escalator business acceleration programme. Our courses are open to any London based business who is keen to devour the competition…

Dates for your diaries – each workshop runs 9.30am to 2pm;

3rd September 2015 Perfecting Pitching & Presentation

11th September 2015 Authentic Creative Networking

1st October 2015 Successful Creative Communication

Open To Create... is working in partnership with Investment Escalator...

Open To Create… is working in partnership with Investment Escalator…

Useful Links

Open To Create… specials workshop promo http://www.slideshare.net/annabsexton/investment-escalator-special-workshops-autumn-sessions-including-open-to-create-creative-business-nuts-bolts-sessions

London South Bank Investment Escalator https://www.lsbu.ac.uk/business/access-our-expertise/smes-investment-escalator

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.

Gentle creativity…

What exactly could that be for you? In these days of “busy”, information overload and rushing to keep up with the latest podcast, box set and time grabbed with friends before our train home?

Dinner & Drawing next week 22nd JulyD&D serving for July 2015 2015 from 6.45pm will be your chance to explore this theme…

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-to-create-dinner-and-drawing-22nd-july-2015-tickets-15498195520

Being gentle as you create... What can you do to be more gentle?

Being gentle as you create…
What can you do to be more gentle?

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