Sustaining Creativity Podcast

Sustaining Creativity Podcast

Creativity is something we all use everyday whether we realize it or not. The Sustaining Creativity Podcast is an interview style podcast where different perspectives of creativity, tips, tools and creative experiences are shared, explored and digested.


April 9, 2024 24 mins

Creativity through the lens of a Spiritual Guide and Seeker

"Creativity; It's being in touch with the universe. Being open to the universe."

From desert combat zones to a battle within, John Lawyer transformed from soldier to spiritual seeker. He acts as one of several guides for Kishar, a non-profit online spiritual community for people to share their journey and explore their own unique spiritual ...

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Creativity through the lens of a ceramic artist and Christian author

"Creativity: Putting organization to something that wasn't there before."

Morgan McCarver was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Her work is inspired by her female mentors of past and present, as well as her connection to Victorian corsetry through her scoliosis journey. She received an art degree with a ceramics conce...

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March 26, 2024 27 mins

Creativity through the lens of an author and book coach

"Creativity; it has to do with being inventive in ways that are so true to yourself."

Amy L. Bernstein is a multi-genre author and former award-winning journalist. As a certified book coach and writing instructor, Amy brings a compassionate and insightful voice to the challenges and joys of the artistic process. Amy’s free Substack newsletter, Doubt...

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Creativity through the lens of the best selling author of the Role of Love and a Love Language Linguist

"Creativity; you're just trying to solve a problem." 

Paul Zolman is the international bestselling author of the Role of Love, but the true author of love is God. In His wisdom, He placed us in a variety of circumstances that require us to find our way back to His pure love. So, what qualifies me ...

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Creativity through the lens of a Best Selling Author, Business Owner and Father,

"Creativity is striving for something more."

My name is Uroš Lovišček, from Slovenia- Europe. I am  a proud father of two boys and a business owner. My first business endeavour goes back to when I was about 5 years old, selling dirt door to door. 
At 15 I started to help in my dads Accounting Firm. At the time I also wor...

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Creativity through the lens of a theater artist and ADHD-informed Life Coach

"Creativity, there is definitely that overlap with artistry but there is also component that is totally separate."

Sarah DeGrave (she/her) is a theatre artist and ADHD-informed life coach, passionate about helping fellow creatives (especially women, queer, and neurodivergent artists) clarify their goals, release shame and perfec...

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Creativity through the lens of the Co-founder and Creator or Tweva

"I didn't know if was creativity. It was just playing."

Dave, the Co-Founder & Creator of tweva, the world's first social TV network for small businesses and influencers. A digital marketing guru, startup enthusiast, and tech expert, Dave is a man of many talents.

Dave lives in Florida with his wife and 3 girls, and enjoys th...

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February 20, 2024 35 mins

Creativity through the lens of an artist

"Creating is just a human experience."

Kevo is from Houston, Texas and holds an MFA degree. His art ranges from painting to theater production, highlighting racial dynamics and human experiences. He is the director of a non profit for arts, Kevo Arts Studios, and teaches at a college, with over 10 years of experience as the owner of a successful tattoo studio. Add...

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February 13, 2024 27 mins

Creativity through the lens of a Marketer and Podcaster

"Creativity is Freedom.....Creativity is a way of being, a view of the world, being open minded."

Abigail Gatling is an experienced marketer with a background in education, community engagement, design and PR.

Through her business, Crisp Communications, she offers outsourced, bespoke and beautiful marketing and communications designed to grow your bu...

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February 6, 2024 32 mins

Creativity through the lens of a US Army Veteran turned Life Coach

"To get into FLOW state, getting lost in the moment."

Derick Johnson is a US Army Veteran, Life Coach and Trainer that has helped over 500 clients and 50 companies go from just surviving to thriving through his coaching modalities and marketing efforts. 

Derick was awarded Soldier of the Year for his battalion 3x, received numerous Awards ...

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Creativity through the lens of a violinist and violist and owner and operator of Education for Happiness

"For me Creativity is about bringing order to the chaos."

Violinist and violist Gabe Bolkosky has been praised for the way he "takes audiences into his confidence and includes them" and described as having "the serenity of a master without a hint of coldness." Primarily a violinist...

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January 23, 2024 26 mins

Creativity through the lens of an author, speaker and entrepreneur

"I see creativity as and expression of my true self."

Kumar Vijayendra is an author and speaker, renowned for his expertise in Sustainable Operations Management. He uses his extensive knowledge and international experience to help small businesses realign their strategies around the 4Ps of Sustainability - People, Planet, Profit, and Purp...

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Creativity through the lens of a visual storyteller and professional doodler

"I almost fee like it's my religion. I feel like I wouldn't exist without it."

Ashton Rodenhiser is passionate about lifting the creative spirit in everyone that she meets. She has followed her passion for helping people communicate their ideas and combined that with creativity by founding Mind's Eye Creative Cons...

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January 9, 2024 31 mins

Creativity through the lens of Sally Gimon helping people save taxes with the Spend Thrift Trust

"I'm Tenacious" 

Sally was motivated to become a real estate investor when her mom became sick in
October 2018.  Sally was 53 and needed to make a change in her life quickly.  She has
been an insurance agent for 20 years and has used her experience to make positive
changes.  Now she shares he...

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Creativity through the lens of an illustrator, author, caricature artist and teacher

"Creativity is something that belongs to everyone."

Wendy Fedan is a full-time freelance illustrator/designer, living in Amherst, Ohio. She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art where she also teaches Continuing Education courses for teens and adults. Wendy launched her own design for publishing biz in 2021 named...

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December 29, 2023 10 mins

Sustaining Creativity Podcast 2023 Wrap-Up

I'm wrapping up the 2023 year in this solo podcast episode.

I have had the honor to chat with so many amazing individuals about creativity from around the world. So many wonderful stories and creativity experiences to wrap-up. I learned a lot about creativity and myself this year. Creativity has gotten me through highs and lows. It has supported me and challenged me....

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December 26, 2023 26 mins

Creativity through the lens of a passionate coach

"Creativity means to truly be alive and not just simply exist."

With over two decades of diverse industry experience, Ines continues to pursue her passion for leading and influencing positive change in others. As a passionate Life, Leadership, and Creative Breakthrough Coach, she wholeheartedly believes that the greatest creative act is the one of creatin...

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Creativity through the lens of the Co-Founder of PNWBushCraft

"Creativity to me is, being able to use my imagination to look at something from a different angle."

Heather Saulsbury is a motivated and intelligent entrepreneur who thrives on combining her passion for the outdoors with her artistic talents. As the co-founder of PNWBUSHCRAFT, she crafts high-quality waxed canvas gear, inspiring adventurers t...

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December 5, 2023 28 mins

Creativity through the lens of a coach and author

"We breathe creativity, that's all life is about. We are in a constant state of creation."

Success isn't always what it seems from the outside. I speak from experience; I found success at a very young age. I was living in one of the most beautiful places on earth and from the outside everything looks perfect, but something was always missing. Su...

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November 28, 2023 26 mins

Creativity through the lens of an entrepreneur, business owner and speaker

"I love people being connected, I was always left out in childhood, as I grew older I made it my purpose to make others feel connected and included."

Braith Bamkin is an accomplished keynote speaker, astute business owner, and certified marketing professional, known for his giving nature and unwavering commitment to helping others...

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