Creativity: Uncovered

Creativity: Uncovered

Everyone has creativity inside them, however, some find it easier to uncover than others. Even the most inspired can find themselves with a creative block when a deadline looms. Because, being creative, or having fresh ideas, on demand, day after day, is tough! Creativity: Uncovered explores how different people, across a range of industries, successfully unlock, unleash and inspire their creativity. Uncovering the secrets to idea generation, lateral thinking, inventiveness and design, this podcast will give you tried and tested ways to summon creativity the next time you need it. You will walk away with new ways of building creative habits, solving problems and making a dent in your corner of the world. Creativity: Uncovered is hosted by Abi Gatling from Crisp Communications. For more information, head to Creativity: Uncovered is a registered Trademark of Abigail Gatling and Crisp Communications.


June 10, 2024 37 mins

When things aren’t going so well in your life, it can be easy to fall into a funk and get down. It is less easy, however, to reframe your situation and take the positive out of it.


In this episode of Creativity: Uncovered, Lauren Hackney shares her story of how at the lowest point in her life, her creativity saved her. 


In one year, Lauren lost her job and almost lost her husb...

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When you run a business, especially as a creative, there is pressure to niche down. That is, you need to have a specific area, style or client base that you exclusively deal with. But how do you niche when you’re an all-rounder, or have many different interests?


I asked Brand Strategist and Creative Coach, Hollie Arnett this question when she joined me on Creativity: Uncovered.


Hollie has ...

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May 13, 2024 42 mins

In this episode of Creativity: Uncovered, I speak with my husband Michael Back about play, imagination and giving yourself permission to be creative.


Michael was a really creative kid, but somewhere along the line he felt pressured to become more serious and focus on a “real job”. Next minute he found himself studying business, becoming a Financial Adviser and being dissatisfied with his career. That is,...

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In this episode of Creativity: Uncovered, I delve into the often-overlooked aspect of creativity: handling feedback. 


I unpack the importance of being prepared for feedback throughout the creative process, so that you can be sustainable in your creativity.


Tune in to hear about my personal experience with feedback and hear some practical advice on how to develop resilience, how to discern ...

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Lauren Spangler’s biggest creative boom came when she had LESS time than ever. But even though the timing was a little off, she was able to use this experience to redefine her relationship with her creative side.


After facing creative burnout, Lauren pivoted her career from being a musician and artist to a desk job as strategist. It wasn’t until years later, when she was up nursing her newborn that creat...

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April 1, 2024 40 mins

With a career spanning 40+ years, Steve Griggs has certainly refined his creative process. As New York’s premier landscape designer, Steve flexes his creativity and imagination every day to deliver beautiful, functional and livable spaces for his clients.


Steve joins me on Creativity: Uncovered to share more about his process and how he remains inspired after nearly half a decade in the field.


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Why is it that when life gets tough, we turn to creativity?


In this episode of Creativity: Uncovered, I am joined by Amber Byers, an attorney who re-found her love of writing after being made redundant.


Now Amber is an award-winning author, editor and head judge of the Tadpole Press 100-Word Writing Contest.


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March 18, 2024 38 mins

Rebecca Noel Ati is ambitious, curious and is determined to achieve her goals.


In fact, she ticked off her goal to be a writer at age 14, when she wrote, illustrated and self-published her first book.


In this episode of Creativity: Uncovered, Rebecca shares her story of balancing her personal and professional creativity, managing her own ambition, dealing with naysayers and her journey to ...

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March 11, 2024 38 mins

Have you ever heard of a “branded podcast”?


Angela Hollowell did so well with her own podcast Honey & Hustle, she was approached to create a paid, branded podcast for Castos.


In this episode I pick Angela’s brains about the differences between a personal podcast and a branded podcast, and her experiences of the two.


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What if I told you that everyone has at least one type of creativity waiting to be unleashed within them? I know that you do, but perhaps you just haven’t realised it yet!


In this episode I aim to help you discover and understand the untapped potential of your creativity by exploring three traditional types of creativity: exploratory, transformational, and combinational


By shedding light...

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February 26, 2024 36 mins

Maps usually depict places, their physical features, cities, roads, topography… 


But, for my guest Sonja  Bajic, her maps capture so much more. Her hand drawn maps immortalise your experience, feelings, perspective and memories of a place. And, for Sonja, it’s not just about places; everything can be a map.


Tune into this episode with illustrator, artist and mapmaker Sonja Bajic, to find o...

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February 19, 2024 34 mins

Being creative seems like such a fun, adventurous and freeing experience. And it is, until… it’s not. When you have to be creative on demand, you can experience burnout… So how can you tackle this and get your zest back?


Mari Reisberg, is a therapist, performer, creativity and innovation coach, and host of the Sustaining Creativity Podcast. She uses her training in psychology, acting and coaching to help...

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Some people have so much creativity in them, it can’t help but come out in so many different ways. And often, these people also seem to have a calling to help others bring out their creative self.


My guest, Karen DeLoach, is on a mission to teach and stir up the creativity in others for their happiness, and for their healing.


Tune in to hear how to tap into latent creativity, how to foster...

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February 5, 2024 35 mins

If you think that you have creativity inside of you, but just don’t know how to tap into it, this episode of Creativity: Uncovered is for you.


Samantha Mackay is a personal development and Enneagram focused on helping people tap into and express their true creative selves.  


As someone with a long journey of recovering from chronic illness, pain, anxiety and depression, Samantha has always...

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“I love doing that, but I just don’t have time for it’


How many times have you heard people say this? This saying is why the things we love doing, like being creative, can get pushed to the bottom of the to-do list, in favour of life-admin, chores or just general adulting. In this episode of Creativity: Uncovered, I share a life hack that will help you squeeze more of what you love into your everyday lif...

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January 22, 2024 38 mins

Creativity and maths have never been two words that I have put together… until now. In this episode of Creativity: Uncovered, I chatted with data scientist Noah Healy, who is a recreational mathematician in his spare time.


He shared with me how maths is one of the most creative acts out there, how it helps us understand the world around us and how it requires a curious, imaginative mind.



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January 15, 2024 30 mins

Imagine being in hospital for an extended period of time. Or, knowing that due to your condition, you may never leave hospital again.


Sounds grim, right? But it doesn’t have to be.


Enter: Richard Wilmore and Hearts Need Art. This not-for-profit organisation brings creatives into hospitals to share their craft with patients, caregivers and staff. This program creates moments of joy, self-ex...

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January 8, 2024 39 mins

Who here has absentmindedly drawn or doodled while they are on the phone, in a meeting or elsewhere?


If that was you, you are going to find today’s chat really interesting. Because all of that doodling was not in vain.


In this episode, Ashton Rodenhiser, a professional doodler, joins me to discuss using drawing as a thinking and learning tool.


Ashton shares why doodling is a...

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January 1, 2024 31 mins

Do you ever remember your dreams? Or, how about what you think about when you meditate?


Paying attention to what you think about during a dream-like state could be the key to unlocking your creativity and pushing through your creative blocks.


My guest this episode, Megan Mary, is a dreamworker who helps people recall and interpret the subconscious messages in their dreams. She joins me to ...

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December 25, 2023 43 mins

How can you get back into creativity after a long period without it?


My guest this episode is Kimberly  Lahodny, a performance artist and screenwriter, who has lived this experience a number of times. Moving states, motherhood, career changes, all have had an impact on her creativity and she found it a struggle to get back on track.


Now she helps other women find their creativity again thr...

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