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Making a Difference with Art Every Day | Christine Martell

Making a Difference with Art Every Day | Christine Martell | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it


I have always struggled with internal yearnings that feel at odds. To make art <-> To make a difference.

For years I would go back and forth. Doing work as a facilitator for organizations that made a difference alternating with time in the studio. I would make bridges between them when I could. Using experiential creative techniques in training. Building websites or making posters for organizations.

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Surfacing secret dreams | Exploring New Options

Surfacing secret dreams | Exploring New Options | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it

As I develop new products I grab the people around me to test everything. A couple of years ago I was vacationing in Cabo San Lucus with my parents and I asked them to try out an exercise using a prototype of the VisualsSpeak ImageSet.

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The Bamboo Project : Is Your "Successful" Career Holding You Back?

The Bamboo Project : Is Your "Successful" Career Holding You Back? | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it
"The succesful careerist may find that the darkness embroiled at his center is the part that wishes to fail in order to open other neglected parts of his life; when he becomes his failure he no longer has to carry...
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The Bamboo Project : Join my Online Career Clarity Camp!

The Bamboo Project : Join my Online Career Clarity Camp! | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it
Career Clarity and Creation...
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Crow Hill Conversations :: » 23 inner work tips for coaching business success

Crow Hill Conversations :: » 23 inner work tips for coaching business success | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it

They say BE-DO-Have, right. I believe that. So here is a list of tips to enhance what I call the Be-Zone of your life. Inner work leads to outer success and whole life satisfaction!

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Are You Making the Ultimate Money Mistake? | Red.Hot.Momentum

Are You Making the Ultimate Money Mistake? | Red.Hot.Momentum | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it
Understand why price strategy is a critical factor in your overall small business profit goals.
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The Bamboo Project Blog: Positive Professional Development Tool: The Question Log

The Bamboo Project Blog: Positive Professional Development Tool: The Question Log | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it
Professional development isn't just about the answers. It's also about questions. You can learn a lot from the questions you ask. They can tell you about patterns in your work and in your thinking about your work.
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How to manage content for social media? | Exploring New Options

How to manage content for social media? | Exploring New Options | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it
It's been a while since I posted on this blog. I was feeling badly about it, so I started to look deeper at why it was happening. It's certainly not for lack of things to talk about. We have new products, improvements, and stories to tell.
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Joy on silent retreating: Part 2 | smarts and culture

Joy on silent retreating: Part 2 | smarts and culture | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it

MD: How does retreating and specifically silent retreating fit into your life?

JA: I wish I could pull off a formal, structured silent retreat more often than I do. But I've eased into a rhythm of doing it twice a year: once between Thanksgiving and Christmas and then in March, around my birthday. I like the conscious choice of doing it at times when most people are outwardly focused. It helps me stay grounded and centered in the midst of holiday chaos.

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Your Brain: Forget ‘Bout It! Confirmation at Last! | Red.Hot.Momentum

Your Brain: Forget ‘Bout It! Confirmation at Last! | Red.Hot.Momentum | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it

A new research article at ScienceDaily has just confirmed what I’ve been practicing for years… forgetting is good.

My partner asks me repeatedly why I don’t remember things… things being those “things” he finds important to him.

My response is always the same, “I have more important things to remember, if something doesn’t add to my memory bank as useful in the long term I simply choose not to remember it, especially if it can be easily looked up!”

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Career Transition Coach & Mentor | Transformational Leadership Consultant | Seattle, Washington - USA & Europe - Blog - The Top Link to Better Performance? Trust!

Career Transition Coach & Mentor | Transformational Leadership Consultant | Seattle, Washington - USA & Europe - Blog - The Top Link to Better Performance? Trust! | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it

Want to trust others? Trust yourself first.

In the last couple of months I’ve heard one too many stories about a leader or manager that doesn’t trust their teams. If leaders don’t trust their people and what they are doing, and employees don’t feel trusted to do what the leaders are asking them to do, it’s a vicious cycle - a lose/lose situation. Results suffer

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Making Room for Creativity

Making Room for Creativity | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it
Are you giving yourself time away from your work problems so that you can solve them more creatively? Yes, you need to stop thinking about them in order to actually get anything creative to happen. It’s true.
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Get Out! - Red.Hot.Motivator, Delivered Every Monday

Get Out! - Red.Hot.Motivator, Delivered Every Monday | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it

Get Out!

This last weekend was PodCampAz. I presented a session on building Tribes vs. Communities as it relates to social media. I sat in on a couple of presentations on Saturday and returned Sunday for my session and sat in on a few others.


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Engaging Curiosity in a Group - VisualsSpeak

Engaging Curiosity in a Group - VisualsSpeak | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it
When you're working with a group, there are times when things just work well from the beginning -- people are sharing and the dynamic is good. Then there are...
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Pricing Strategies: The Pricing Secret They Forgot to Tell You… | Red.Hot.Momentum

Pricing Strategies: The Pricing Secret They Forgot to Tell You… | Red.Hot.Momentum | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it
Do customers buy on price? Do they buy on gimmick? What is the motivation and how can we use it to get more sales?
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Price, Profit & Power - A Red.Hot Money Course | Red.Hot.Momentum

Price, Profit & Power - A Red.Hot Money Course | Red.Hot.Momentum | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it
Learn to how to set prices, avoid working for Free, raise prices and gain confidence in all your small business price strategies. (Money is at the root of prosperity! So get out and make some!
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Tips for Sharing Curated Content (the Good Stuff You Find)

Tips for Sharing Curated Content (the Good Stuff You Find) | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it
You’ve heard the message that sharing content from other sources with your own supporters is not only a good idea because it’s less content you have to create yourself, but also because it positions you as an trusted and reliable...
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5 Big Myths about Small Business Price Strategies | Red.Hot.Momentum

5 Big Myths about Small Business Price Strategies | Red.Hot.Momentum | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it
Five ways to avoid making big price setting mistakes that affect your bottom line.
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The Bamboo Project Blog: Reality Check: Companies Aren't Developing Their Workers

The Bamboo Project Blog: Reality Check: Companies Aren't Developing Their Workers | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it
An interesting article in last week's Wall Street Journal by Peter Cappelli from the Wharton School on why companies can't find the employees they need: With an abundance of workers to choose from, employers are demanding more of job candidates...
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Business storytelling - VisualsSpeak

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Review of No Story No Fans by Raf Stevens

I recently came across the work of Raf Stevens, and he sent me an advance copy of his new book, No Story No Fans...
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The Best Medicine - Ann Marie's Blog

The Best Medicine - Ann Marie's Blog | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it
One of the nicest things our landlords gave us when we leased their home in Holland for a few years was a two page list of their favorite local places to eat and shop, along with the names and phone numbers of various English-speaking...
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Joy on silent retreating: Part 1 | smarts and culture

Joy on silent retreating: Part 1 | smarts and culture | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it

MD: You describe yourself as a retreat junkie. We even met at a retreat! Can you tell me how you were first drawn to retreating?

JA: To be honest, I didn't start retreating until I had to. I'd gotten burned out and needed a break. Retreating seemed to be a "legitimate"--to whom, I really can't say--structured way to take time for myself. I could say I was learning something. It was the way for me to give myself permission to do something I wanted to do.

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The Bamboo Project Blog: How Do You Know When You Have a Clear Career Vision?

The Bamboo Project Blog: How Do You Know When You Have a Clear Career Vision? | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it
In the work that I do with people to help them achieve career clarity, the question comes up--"how do you know when you have the 'right" vision? How clear do things have to be?" I think that people have this...
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The Bamboo Project Blog: Want to Stay Stuck? Deny Reality

The Bamboo Project Blog: Want to Stay Stuck? Deny Reality | Creative Facilitation and Coaching | Scoop.it
I've observed that when it comes to change of any kind--personal or professional--the impetus for action only comes when we are finally able to observe and accept the reality of our current situation.
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