How to Be Creative

How to Be Creative

How to Be Creative is a podcast about what it means to be creative across different disciplines, industries, life circumstances, and career structures. You’ll learn tips for fitting creativity into your daily life, and hear from a bunch of different people about how being creative has helped them reach goals, open doors, and live a more rewarding--or at least more interesting--life. I’m your host, Kat O’Leary, and I’m excited to introduce you to some of my favorite creatives, as well as the tools that help me get my most crucial work done.... Show More

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This week, I'm talking with director Ivy Jelisavac about intrinsic motivation, creating structure to get things done, and building community online. For the past two years, Ivy's been my creative accountability partner, and I'm tremendously inspired by her grit, talent, and commitment to creating a better world--and film industry.

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Today I'm chatting with Jennifer Wiese, founder of Workroom Social, about running a creative small business, authenticity, and the value of hobbies.

Discussed on this episode:

  • Jen's upcoming Intro to Garment Sewing Intensive!
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  • In this solo episode, I talk about taking a break to recover after being in a creative rut.

    Discussed on this episode:

  • Rachel Syme on Twitter
  • Goodreads
  • Real Talk Radio with Nicole Antoinette
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  • Today I'm chatting with psychotherapist and entrepreneur Kimberly Wilson about her journey as a multipassionate entrepreneur, getting things done while preserving your energy, and making space in your life for regular creative play.

    Kimberly Wilson is a psychotherapist in private practice, serves as president of Read more

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    Today I'm chatting with illustrator Shama Hussain about inspiration, her creative process, and discovering new creative pursuits as an adult.

    Shama Hussain is a social media strategist and artist living in Manhattan. She currently works at IBM and has previously worked on social media for NBC, UN Women, New York Magazine, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and the Obama White House. Outside of her day job, she is a ... Read more

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    Today I'm chatting with writer Theodora Blanchfield about the role creative work has played in her mental health journey. In this candid conversation, Theodora shares what caring for her mental health has meant for her in the aftermath of her mother's death from cancer and while she's navigated other challenges including career changes and breakups.

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  • September 16, 2019 47 min

    Today I'm talking with coach and writer Tiffany Han about incremental progress, making space, and saying yes to what you really want in life. As a participant in Tiffany's Raise Your Hand Say Yes Inner Circle, I'm so excited about this episode. I've gained so much from working with and getting to know Tiffany over the past year, and I'm thrilled to be able to share just a bit of her wisdom with you!

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    This week I'm talking about how tiny changes--taking a different route to work, stopping to notice your surroundings--can give you a fresh perspective. Can doing little things over time dramatically change your life? Spoiler alert: yes!

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  • Today I'm talking with artist and activist Kimberly Enjoli about the intersection of art and activism, how to support activist movements beyond being out in the streets, and why art is even more necessary in a deeply troubled world.

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  • August 25, 2019 22 min

    On this episode, I talk about how to get started on your creative work: getting past excuses, making tradeoffs, setting boundaries, and finding a support network.

    Here’s what I discussed on this episode:

  • Business Christmas podcast
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    Welcome to How to Be Creative, a podcast about what it means to be creative across different disciplines, industries, life circumstances, and career structures. You’ll learn tips for fitting creativity into your daily life, and hear from a bunch of different people about how being creative has helped them reach goals, open doors, and live a more rewarding--or at least more interesting--life.

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