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Michelle
Charlottesville, VA
Creativity & Emergence Catalyst, Consultant and Coach
Interests: I use whole brain approaches and the Creative Emergence Process© to support my clients - pioneering entrepreneurs and organizations - in consciously creating what's next.
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In the quest for new results, I think we have to go directly inward into new ways of being. My take - although not necessarily linear - I see it more as interdependent and interactive: Not to mention being more... Continue reading
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Emergence is a process found throughout the natural world where the new whole emerges as greater than the sum of its parts. In improv theory, there is the concept of "Yes And" which accepts and includes that which already is,... Continue reading
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Henri Fayol was a French management theorist whose theories in management and organization of labor were widely influential in the beginning of 20th century. He was known for his 14 Principles of Management and 5 Elements of Action (referenced in... Continue reading
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Inevitably, when facilitating creative process; introducing participants to a new activity, process or framework; or asking them a question they don't readily know the answer you get a deer-in-the-headlights look, often accompanied by a palpable silence. This silence can feel... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2019 at The Fertile Unknown
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Whole-Brain Creativity Practices and Principles for Vibrant, Agile, Innovative Learning Environments This workshop is for professional facilitators, trainers, OD practitioners, coaches, consultants, educators, leaders and anyone else who wants to facilitate creativity, dynamic learning and positive culture change for their... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at The Fertile Unknown
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Many people are going through what feels like accelerating challenging times now. There is much happening in our world beyond our control…and…much more that we can control than we think. This post is a reminder of that…that it is not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at The Fertile Unknown
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image from fitnessandwellnessnews.com As a facilitator of creative process, your energy has an impact of those in the room. It’s an often overlooked part of facilitating creativity, yet it's the most immediate, primal, and direct way of connecting in ways... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at The Fertile Unknown
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When the going gets tough, the tough get resilient, empowered, creative, and improvisational. History shows us that. Times of great challenge, flux, and uncertainty can lead to into new, healthier ways of thinking, being, interacting, and creating. That’s where I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at The Fertile Unknown
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Sadly, there are still too many organizations where some or all of these are true: The Good Employee If you are into playing, laughing and having fun at work, you are not serious enough. If you care about people's feeling... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at The Fertile Unknown
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Love this quote. It's one of the reasons I use arts/movement based appraiches in my work - it helps us bypass the habitual-linear-sequential, left-brain dominant conscious thinking to access more our ourselves, and our creativity, insight, and intuition. By going... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at The Fertile Unknown
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I'm honored to be mentioned in the following article, written by Halelly Azulay. Halelly interviewed me for her Talent Grow podcast show a few months back, then she attended my recent Creative Facilitator workshop in DC. She wrote the following... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at The Fertile Unknown
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Image from protocolsolutionsgroup.com As the new within us is emerging, the old sometimes fights back with a vengeance to maintain its status quo. It can become an epic battle between the habituated, outdated familiar and the emergent, life-giving unfamiliar. During... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at The Fertile Unknown
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There is no chart or graph on creative process, types, states, approaches, mindsets, steps, stages, etc. that that encompasses all of the complexities, nuances, multi-dimensionality and paradoxes of creativity. I post things here not because I agree with them in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at The Fertile Unknown