Culturally Creative People: What “The Purple One” Taught Us About Creativity

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I have always been a creative person…but why?

Reflecting on when I was growing up, I often had a project on the go whether it was making jewelry, painting wooden frames, painting and glazing ceramics, making handmade greeting cards or even sitting for hours colouring in one of my many colouring books. My love for creativity and colouring was inherited from my Maman because all through her pregnancies with my sister and I, she coloured. Our Dad couldn’t bring home enough colouring books and now my Mom, my sister and still sit for hours and colour.

Fast-forward to when I started my career after completing a BA in Gerontology 18 years ago. Since that time, I’ve always had entrepreneurial type roles where I was giving an abundance of opportunities to create, grow and maintain programs that I personally shaped and built; it’s no wonder I included creativity as a core value for Ripple Effect Leadership Consulting.

Those who know me well, know that I have always had a HUGE love for “The Purple One” – Prince (RIP Prince). Prince taught us a lot about creativity; he thought big, he took risks, he experimented, and he grew with his audience. Prince was the epitome of cultural creativity and he understood that creativity is a practical process; that the process of having original ideas adds value.

Here are three ways Ripple Effect Leadership facilitates culturally creative workshops while adding value to your company workshops and retreats:

  1. We demonstrate values-centric culture possibilities for organizations to consider.
  2. We inspire creative alternatives to workplace communication and collaboration.
  3. We encourage divergent thinking and dialogue to learn from shared experiences and create new experiences.

Take a generous amount of creativity, add relevant experience, passion and right skill set and you get effective creativity. Not just cool ideas, but ideas that separate your company from the pack in your marketplace. As you plan for your next team building workshop or staff retreat, consider Ripple Effect Leadership Consulting to plan with you and create a memorable program.



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