PSPS Q4 Program - The Creativity Upgrade
Speaker: Natalie Nixon
Members – Free
Guests - $25
In today’s world where technology is ubiquitous, we must lead with creativity. This is true for two reasons. First, because humans are hardwired to be creative and the algorithms will only be as good as the questions we ask. Second, because creativity is the engine to build cultures of innovation.
In this session you will learn that creativity is our ability to toggle between wonder and rigor to solve problems. You will leave with examples of professionals from science to law, and from farming to fragrances, who lead with creativity. You will also be given tips to exercise creativity individually and organizationally by practicing the 3 I’s of creativity: inquiry, improvisation and intuition. Focus will be placed on how to cultivate and sustain creativity.
Natalie Nixon, PhD changes lives through ideas. She is a creativity strategist who happily integrates wonder and rigor into her life and work. She converted a 16-year career as a professor into a successful consulting practice. At Figure 8 Thinking, she advises and emboldens companies to transform their business results by applying creativity. Clients have included Comcast, Bloomberg, Vanguard and Living Cities. Natalie incorporates her background in anthropology and fashion, as well as her experiences living in Brazil, Israel, Germany, Sri Lanka, and Portugal to help her clients become more dynamic versions of themselves.
She’s the author of The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation and Intuition at Work; the editor of Strategic Design Thinking: Innovation in Products, Services, Experiences, and Beyond; and a regular contributor to Inc. magazine on creativity, design thinking and the future of work. Natalie’s board experience includes: Trustee of Vassar College; The Philadelphia Art Commission; the Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce; and The Charter High School for Architecture & Design (CHAD).
Each attendee will receive a copy of Natalie's Book, The Creativity Leap!