How to use “play” and improvisation to address organizational goals and challenges.
Highlights of Episode 67
- How “playing” with Lego blocks can help with problem solving and strategic planning
- Avoiding perfectionist tendencies
- Addressing the fear of the “blank page”
- Being open to exploring options (instead of shutting down everything right away)
- Proceeding with your idea when you’re overcome with dread
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One of the awesome women I know is Melissa Dinwiddie and I’m so happy I get to call her my friend and creativity inspiration.
Melissa is Chief Instigator and lead facilitator of Creative Sandbox Solutions™, a creative consultancy that helps organizations future-proof their people and their plans through the strategic use of play.
She delivers kickass workshops and keynotes to corporations, conferences, high schools, and colleges; hosts creativity retreats; runs an online community for women; and is the author of The Creative Sandbox Way: Your Path to a Full-Color Life.
I asked Melissa back on the podcast to chat about her latest project, really the next level up and an evolution of her already extensive body of work.
In this episode, we chat about the work that she does for corporations and organizations to help with problem-solving and other organizational challenges through the use of play.
We also talk about ways to fight perfectionist tendencies, how to be open to exploring options (instead of shutting everything out at the get-go), and how to proceed with your idea even when you’re overcome with dread.
How do we deal with the fear of the blank page? We make it un-blank. Just start. Anywhere. – Melissa Dinwiddie
Mentioned in this episode
- Melissa Dinwiddie’s previous episode: Awakening our Creativity and Living a Creative Life
- Find out more about Melissa Dinwiddie here and follow her on Instagram
- Melissa’s book: The Creative Sandbox Way*
- Training to Imagine by Kat Koppett and Joel Goodman*
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