The Power of the Experience

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” ― Richard Branson. Well I didn’t fall over, but I certainly opened myself up and pushed the boundaries with my creativity based personal development … Read More

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Education As The Next Big Trend In Travel

AS SEEN ON THE NEW DAILY The Next Big Trend in Travel? It’s Education 80 per cent more Australians are booking classes and workshops when they travel. And globally, education while travelling is up by more than 90 per cent! … Read More

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Great eating spots in NoLita, New York City

NoLita, or North of Little Italy has had some notable residents in its time – David Bowie, Martin Scorsese, John Mayer and us, Angie and Jeremy! This very cool neighbourhood in Manhattan is bounded by SoHo, Little India, NoHo and … Read More

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The Keys to Open House Museums in NYC

There’s a proverb that says – home is where the heart is. While the Oxford dictionary goes on to explain – that your home will always be the place for which you feel the deepest affection … In New York … Read More

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Tips For a Creative Night in New York City

Wow, where do you start!? Try it all we say. There are restaurants, bars, clubs, both Broadway and off-Broadway shows and plenty more. Something we also like to do when visiting New York City is to see live performances. What … Read More

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10 Reflections On 2018

Last week I had the opportunity to reflect on 2018 during the 11-hour flight back from Japan. (yes, we are also looking for at that city for another Creative Escape!). In 2017, I had a 7-week sabbatical from work that … Read More

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Why Taking Your Eye Off The Ball Is Actually A Good Idea

I bet you are walking around with one right now. An idea not yet fully formed, a little gem of insight or creative thought that is bubbling away under the to do list and the demands of daily life. What … Read More

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Want To Be A Better Communicator? There’s a New Stage-d Approach

It’s no secret that one of the most in-demand life skills is the ability to be an effective and compelling communicator. Someone who can get across their ideas, speak authentically, and master the 90% of communication that is non-verbal. Conversely, … Read More

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5 Reasons How Finding Your Visual Voice Will Make You Happier

There’s a wealth of evidence that creativity is a key capability for happiness and growth in our professional and personal lives. From extensive global studies like “State of Create”* to insights from academics, thought leaders and business icons, creativity is … Read More

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Creatively Igniting The Power of Your Creativity

Creativity by its nature is a divergent process. The Oxford dictionary talks about divergent thinking as “the avoidance of common limiting assumptions”. In layman’s terms it’s about moving away from our ingrained “mental model”. Opening ourselves to a range of experiences, thoughts, … Read More

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Bringing Customer Experience to Life

With greater transparency, immediacy of information and a growing array of channels to review and to promote products and services, customers are empowered like never before, and businesses are increasingly acknowledging that great customer experience or CX, is a critical … Read More

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Creating a new creative business

Recently arriving in New York City to lead the first Creative Cities 21 experience, it’s hard to believe that it’s 12 months since our last visit, one that would result in us developing and launching a new business. Back then … Read More

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