Episodes
Wow! It’s episode 100! In this episode, Amy Climer interviews four long-time listeners who share what they learned from The Deliberate Creative Podcast. They talk about their own insights and changes they made in their lives based on listening to the show. Prepare to be inspired! What You’ll Learn * How four listeners have applied the learnings from the podcast to their work and life * Insights into Amy’s recent creative block * News about the future of The Deliberate Creative...
Published 12/31/18
Wow! It's episode 100! In this episode, Amy Climer interviews four long-time listeners who share what they learned from The Deliberate Creative Podcast. They talk about their own insights and changes they made in their lives based on listening to the show. Prepare to be inspired!  What You’ll Learn How four listeners have applied the learnings from the podcast to their work and life Insights into Amy's recent creative block News about the future of The Deliberate Creative Podcast ...
Published 12/31/18
Human-centered Design requires learning people’s real needs. It means moving past assumptions and engaging with people to better understand their experiences. Some of the most powerful tools in the Human-centered Design process are ethnographic interviews and other types of ethnographic research. This episode explains what these tools are and how to use them to help you gain a deeper understanding of their real needs. The results will be increased creativity and innovation. What You’ll...
Published 08/02/18
Human-centered Design requires learning people's real needs. It means moving past assumptions and engaging with people to better understand their experiences. Some of the most powerful tools in the Human-centered Design process are ethnographic interviews and other types of ethnographic research. This episode explains what these tools are and how to use them to help you gain a deeper understanding of their real needs. The results will be increased creativity and innovation. What You’ll Learn...
Published 08/02/18
Human-centered Design is about looking at people’s real problems and creating solutions that meet their needs. In this episode, learn the definition and basic steps of human-centered design and how it can help you solve problems more creatively. What You’ll Learn * The definition of human-centered design * Why human-centered design matters and how you can use it in your work/life * The six-step human-centered design process Resources * The Lab, Office of Personnel Management *...
Published 07/19/18
Human-centered Design is about looking at people's real problems and creating solutions that meet their needs. In this episode, learn the definition and basic steps of human-centered design and how it can help you solve problems more creatively. What You’ll Learn The definition of human-centered design Why human-centered design matters and how you can use it in your work/life The six-step human-centered design process [powerpress] Resources The Lab, Office of Personnel Management...
Published 07/19/18
Intrapreneurs are problem solvers who are being recognized as the driving force behind innovation in organizations. Dr. Irena Yashin-Shaw is leading the charge in this new way of working. In this episode, she shares how to be an intrapreneur and how to create a culture that fosters creativity and intrapreneurialism. What You’ll Learn * What intrapreneurs do and why it matters * Three practices to foster intrapreneurialism * Barriers that prevent intrapreneurialism * An example of a...
Published 07/06/18
Intrapreneurs are problem solvers who are being recognized as the driving force behind innovation in organizations. Dr. Irena Yashin-Shaw is leading the charge in this new way of working. In this episode, she shares how to be an intrapreneur and how to create a culture that fosters creativity and intrapreneurialism. What You’ll Learn What intrapreneurs do and why it matters Three practices to foster intrapreneurialism Barriers that prevent intrapreneurialism An example of a large...
Published 07/06/18
Charles Day is an accidental consultant. After building a successful, creative film editing company others started asking for his input on developing their company to be more creative. In this episode, he shares his insights and what he’s learned about organizational creativity. What You’ll Learn * common practices of the most creative businesses * Three elements leaders need to do a lead a creative organization * Four weapons every leader needs – and they don’t cost...
Published 06/22/18
Charles Day is an accidental consultant. After building a successful, creative film editing company others started asking for his input on developing their company to be more creative. In this episode, he shares his insights and what he’s learned about organizational creativity. What You’ll Learn common practices of the most creative businesses Three elements leaders need to do a lead a creative organization Four weapons every leader needs - and they don’t cost anything ...
Published 06/22/18
Conversations are the heart of what we do. The type of conversations we have impact all aspects of our business and personal life. Creative organizations have conversations that lead to creativity. In this episode, Dr. Cheri Torres shares how to engage in conversations that matter and how to help your organization be more creative. It is surprisingly simple and you can start implementing change immediately. What You’ll Learn * Four types of conversations and which ones to avoid *...
Published 05/31/18
Conversations are the heart of what we do. The type of conversations we have impact all aspects of our business and personal life. Creative organizations have conversations that lead to creativity. In this episode, Dr. Cheri Torres shares how to engage in conversations that matter and how to help your organization be more creative. It is surprisingly simple and you can start implementing change immediately. What You’ll Learn Four types of conversations and which ones to avoid The two...
Published 05/31/18
Understanding the four levels of creativity can help you assess yourself and your colleagues. In this episode, Daniel Cape explains the four levels and talks about experiential education and creativity. What You’ll Learn * The four levels of creativity and examples of each * The level we judge ourselves on and how that can inhibit our creativity About Daniel Cape Daniel Cape is a doctoral student at Saybrook University earning his degree in psychology with a focus on creativity...
Published 05/18/18
Understanding the four levels of creativity can help you assess yourself and your colleagues. In this episode, Daniel Cape explains the four levels and talks about experiential education and creativity. What You’ll Learn The four levels of creativity and examples of each The level we judge ourselves on and how that can inhibit our creativity About Daniel Cape Daniel Cape is a doctoral student at Saybrook University earning his degree in psychology with a focus on creativity studies. He...
Published 05/18/18
It’s nearly impossible learn skills without failing some of the time. In this episode Dr. Amy Climer examines the connection between learning and failing. She shares some stories from her own life and how she was able to use failure, mistakes, and mess-ups to further her learning and her creativity. What You’ll Learn * How failure is inevitable in the learning and creative process * The importance of transferable skills Resources * How to Create a Podcast Review * Amy’s email:...
Published 05/03/18
It's nearly impossible learn skills without failing some of the time. In this episode Dr. Amy Climer examines the connection between learning and failing. She shares some stories from her own life and how she was able to use failure, mistakes, and mess-ups to further her learning and her creativity. What You’ll Learn How failure is inevitable in the learning and creative process The importance of transferable skills [powerpress] Resources How to Create a Podcast Review Amy's...
Published 05/03/18
This episode is about the financial impact of creativity to an organization. What is the ROI in creativity and innovation? Does it matter if employees are creative? Is it worth investing in training to help people be more creative? Learn the five levels of employee creativity, the financial impact they have on the organization, and why creativity training is worth the investment. What You’ll Learn * Five levels of employee creativity and the financial impact they have * Why creativity...
Published 04/19/18
This episode is about the financial impact of creativity to an organization. What is the ROI in creativity and innovation? Does it matter if employees are creative? Is it worth investing in training to help people be more creative? Learn the five levels of employee creativity, the financial impact they have on the organization, and why creativity training is worth the investment. What You’ll Learn Five levels of employee creativity and the financial impact they have Why creativity...
Published 04/19/18
Dr. Dani Chesson is a thought leader in design thinking. Through her research she identified six core capabilities that design thinkers possess. In this episode, she walks us through those six core capabilities and helps us understand how to be better at coming up with creative solutions to problems. What You’ll Learn * The six core capabilities of design thinkers * Why visual expression helps creative problem solving * The importance of separating out the ideation and evaluation of...
Published 04/05/18
Dr. Dani Chesson is a thought leader in design thinking. Through her research she identified six core capabilities that design thinkers possess. In this episode, she walks us through those six core capabilities and helps us understand how to be better at coming up with creative solutions to problems. What You’ll Learn The six core capabilities of design thinkers Why visual expression helps creative problem solving The importance of separating out the ideation and evaluation of ideas How...
Published 04/05/18
Inspired by guests Jeff Leisawitz (episode 89) and Dr. Dani Chesson, Dr. Amy Climer shares the story of a big failure she experienced in 2006-2007. Most importantly, she talks about what she learned, what she would do differently, and how you can mitigate your risk on a project that might fail. What You’ll Learn * The story of Amy’s failed art practice * What Amy learned from being a professional artist * Advice for starting a project that might fail Resources * See Amy’s art...
Published 03/22/18
Inspired by guests Jeff Leisawitz (episode 89) and Dr. Dani Chesson (episode 91), Dr. Amy Climer shares the story of a big failure she experienced in 2006-2007. Most importantly, she talks about what she learned, what she would do differently, and how you can mitigate your risk on a project that might fail. What You’ll Learn The story of Amy's failed art practice What Amy learned from being a professional artist Advice for starting a project that might fail [powerpress] Resources See...
Published 03/22/18
Jeff Leisawitz is a musician, artist, and writer whose mission to to help everyone be more creative. His focus is on teaching the power of using creativity as a tool to be seen, expressed, and healed. What You’ll Learn * How he accidentally wrote a book * The impact of creativity on the world * Jeff’s advice on getting more creative About Jeff Leisawitz Jeff Leisawitz burns with a mission—to inspire writers, artists, musicians and everyone else to amp up their creativity, heal...
Published 03/08/18