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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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No matter what challenges we face, or what our current circumstances, we can meet them with discovery and empathy (and kindness for self and others), and become more empowered as creators. By acknowledging our feelings and fears, and opening up... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Fertile Unknown
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I love Improv's Yes-And principle because it's how nature organically creates...one thing building on another to create something new. It's nature's creative emergence. We just need to unlearn everything that got in the way of us being easy improvisational creators... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Fertile Unknown
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Telling our stories, instead of only listing out events, changes how we view and experience our past (giving more meaning and understanding), and how we create what's next (giving us more possibilities). In addition to doing vision boards, writing out... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2019 at The Fertile Unknown
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So often in our emergence process, what emerges does not fit neatly into our pre-conceived expectations. That's because the creative unconscious - the which is below the surface - contains more wisdom and information and creativity than that which is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2019 at The Fertile Unknown
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As the new within us is emerging, the old sometimes fights back to maintain its status quo. It can become a battle between the habituated, outdated familiar and the emergent, life-giving unfamiliar. During the transition, being neither here nor there... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2019 at The Fertile Unknown
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At the core Creative Emergence is about Aliveness. It is about feeling alive, tapping into our creative selves to do and be what is most alive in us, and to use creativity to access that aliveness. When we are fully... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2019 at The Fertile Unknown
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Often in an emergence process, people come to a point where they fear they have nothing of real value to share. So they retreat and stay in or re-box the familiar, or they create sudden distractions, or they copy and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2019 at The Fertile Unknown
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The improv principle, Yes And, is a doorway to creative new worlds. Yes And is generative, divergent, expansive, and opening. It’s accepting the reality that’s presented AND adding something new. Newness upon newness creates unimagined new worlds, ideas, visions, possibilities,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2019 at The Fertile Unknown
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Improvisational theater changed my life. I truly believe it should be taught in every school - from elementary to higher education. The transformation I have experienced in my life and work, as well as seeing it with countless others over... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2019 at The Fertile Unknown
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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
Posted Aug 14, 2019 at The Fertile Unknown
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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