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Recognized for Visionary Leadership in
Fast Company's
blog, Leading Change


Whole-Brain Creativity Consulting,
Coaching and Facilitating

For Entrepreneurs, Leaders, Teams & Organizations

Are You at the Edge of What You Know?

When knowledge and information are infused with creativity and imagination an organization becomes engaged, resilient and generative. We partner with our clients to become a creative entrepreneur, a creative team, or creative organization by:

• Going from what's wrong to what's next - and what's alive

Using creative, generative, whole-brain thinking
• Unlocking the collective intelligence and ingenuity of teams
  and the unique creative gifts of inidividuals
• Integrating purpose, passion, profit, play and serving the good of the whole
• Establishing a culture where creativity, improvisation and innovation are the norm
• Harnessing the self-organization of creative systems for generative new solutions
• Creating new foundations to support thriving, engaging and fun work

What We Offer

We offer Consulting, Workshops, Programs, Creative Emergence Coaching, Creative Facilitation Training, Retreats, Presentations and Events, Creative Process Facilitation on all aspects of business, personal and organizational creativity - from individual creativity and emergence coaching to team co-creativity to organizational creative culture development. See our Approach and Services pages for details.

Creative Breakthroughs

We work with you and your organization to achieve measurable breakthroughs. We help you unlock and focus your creative resources in grounded and practical ways that serves your organization’s mission AND its people; meets the business bottom line AND catalyzes passion; facilitates new knowledge creation and innovation; and shapes, frames and evolves new, life-giving outcomes.

Our Discerning Focus is Emergence & the Whole Brain

Our signature Emergence Focus™ uses what is relevent in both problem-focused and outcome-focused approaches, and includes a new dimension. We get there using Whole Brain Practices.

Problem Focus
Outcome Focus
Emergence Focus
Past
Future
Now and Future
What's Wrong
What's Desired
What's Emerging
Control
Influence 
Explore & Engage
Outside Experts  
Collaboration 
Cocreation
What's Missing 
Known Resources
Unseen Resources
Determine
Answer 

Discover

Analysis 

Goals with Action

Unfolding

Isolate
Combine
Integrate & "Yes And"
Problems
Results
Opportunities & Invitations
Solve  
Develop 
Transform
Unknown is Dangerous
Unknown is Controllable
Unknown is Creative
Thinking
Acting
New Way of Being

Where the Known and the Unknown Meet

Our clients are on that edge. We help individuals and organizations work in unknown territory and learn to use it as a business resource. We use our Creative Emergence Process and an integration of whole-brain methods which include emergent strategy, storytelling, applied improvisation, body-centered and arts-based practices to name a few. By using the whole-brain, what emerges are novel ideas, profound insights, visionary innovations, surprising directions, new structures and next-level solutions you can't get by conventional thinking. People feel a sense of purposeful contribution as inspired results are achieved.

New Directions, Services, Products, Approaches and Systems

• Breakthrough thinking and innovative applications
• Designing environments conducive to creativity, meaning and contribution
• Unlocking and focusing your imagination and aliveness...and that of your team
• Harnessing the productive power of diversity and different creative styles
• Moving from a "surviving" mindset to a creative "thriving" mindset
• Implementing generative structures and systems to contain and focus the new 
  creativity energy

CEO Michelle James on
Bringing
Your Whole
Brain to Work
Using applied improv, storytelling,
visual thinking, the body & more

 
Creativity in Business eBook 
32 Thought Leader
Interviews & Practices
Click here
 
Creativity in
Business Telesummit

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Creativity Immersion Course!
16 content-rich hours on MP3s

Next Creativity in
Business Conference: 2014
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Upcoming Public
Workshops & Events

March 12: Storytelling for Business
Thriving in Charlottesville, VA

April 18: Creating What's Next:
Bring Your Vision to Life
in Earlysville, VA

May 5-6:
Improv for Culture
Change
in Omaha, NE

May 14
: Improv for
Leading
from the Inside Out
at the Front
End of Innovation Conference
in Boston, MA


December: Annual Whole-Brain
Creative Facilitation Workshop

in Falls Church, VA

 

Latest News & Interviews

Guest on What Wize Women Want TV

On Holistic Fashionista Radio


Interviewed on Stories Sell Telesummit

Interviewed on Evolve 2012 Initiative

Intervewed on Biz for World Changers
 
Interviewed by Massage magazine

Interviewed on We Mean Biz TV


Interviewed by Thrivable.net

Panelist on
DC Social Media Examiner
 
Interviewed by Career Buzz radio

Presented at TEDxCreativeCoast
 
Interviewed by ConsciousSHIFT radio
 
Interviewed by Creative Liberty blog

Creativity in Business Conference videos and photos
 
Named a visionary leader in Fast Company's Blog, Leading Change

Interviewed on Solutions are Power

Interviewed on WTOP radio