What is it really, how does it work and how can I make it work for me?
with speaker Kate Hammer, commercial storyteller and innovator
Thursday 12th December 2013, 09.00 – 11.30
The Gestalt Centre, 96-100 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4TP
This event is FREE but places are limited so please book today to avoid disappointment. You can book your place by emailing Deborah at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will arrive to a warm welcome from The Gestalt Centre team including a complimentary breakfast of Christmas spiced tea, coffee and pastries, allowing plenty of time to network and catch up with other members of our local business community.
This talk will explore how to tap creativity in your business – any business, whatever the sector. If you think creativity is just for artists or people who are self-expressive, it’s hard to see how creativity applies generically to business. Kate and her team at KILN view creativity as broader. They see creativity as problem solving in the broadest sense. With this lens, we all possess creative problem-solving abilities. In this talk the focus will be on the behaviours that tap into – and even amplify – those creative problem-solving abilities. These are behaviours that can be observed, learned and rehearsed. Best of all, they can be applied in business settings – without loosening your necktie or swapping your shoes. This talk promises a dose of enjoyable learning that can tangibly change what you choose to do next in your working life.
Kate Hammer is a commercial storyteller who created StoryFORMs, a new tool for forging and using stories in business contexts. Kate is a co-founder of KILN an innovation catalyst firm helping companies imagine bolder ideas for new products, services and internal processes. KILN provides trend intelligence in 3-dimensional forms to companies and teaches the Osborn-Parnes Creative Problem (CPS) Solving framework within companies of all sizes and at universities internationally. Kate's partner in KILN is Gregg Fraley, author of Jack's Notebook, a business novel that demonstrates the power of CPS in action. With Throughline she coaches individuals and teams on applying imagination in structure ways - with the goal of lifting the ceiling off what’s possible.