The value we ascribe to experiences has a fetish-like quality, ascribing far more value that the worth of the inputs it takes to create it. This has dangerous repercussions on how we live, consume, and interact with the world around us.
Motown may be known for its hits, but it‘s success is largely owed to its creative and highly collaborative culture. The principles that founder Berry Gordy designed his business around are relevant to any creative organization. You don’t need a Diana Ross or Smokey Robinson to make it work for you.
Our differences are our superpowers: traits that allow us to experience the world in a manner that is special and unique. Through inclusive design, we have the privilege of empowering people to discover their own super powers, to live authentically, and to fully experience the world in radical ways.
I've seen others express concern that becoming a parent will negatively affect their career. Certainly, there are examples of toxic companies that only want to hire 20-somethings with no children or worldly commitments (though why anyone would fund leadership with such short-sighted expectations is beyond me). Parenthood teaches you ways of thinking about, reacting to, and experiencing life that you can never understand until you're in it.
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Talks and Workshops
I regularly deliver talks and workshops on topics including establishing your business impact, design-driven transformation, design systems, and mindful creativity. I've also created several distinct workshops and talks for individual clients and would be happy to discuss your event and topical needs.