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.... Show More

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October 20, 2020 30 min

Creativity through the lens of a Soulful Online Business Strategist

"If we are stuck in ridgid thinking and stuck in thinking this is how something has to look and how something has to go then there's no room for growth, there's no room for flow."

Eva Collins is a soulful online business strategist who loves teaching service-based boss ladies how to build a business, and create online courses and group programs. She&#...

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October 13, 2020 46 min

Creativity through the lens of a Theater Maker, Comedian and Podcast Host

"Creativity is about looking at something and instead of looking at it straight on, looking at it sideways." 

Dan has worked as a theatre director, improviser, actor, motivational speaker, street performer, and stand-up comedian since graduating from CircoArts, the New Zealand circus training school, in 2001. He has won multiple awards for his writing f...

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October 6, 2020 43 min

Creativity through the lens of a Young Adult Author and Actor

"Stepping off the beaten path in any aspect of your life." 

Megan O'Russell is the author of several Young Adult series that invite readers to escape into worlds of adventure. From Girl of Glass, which blends dystopian darkness with the heart-pounding danger of vampires, to Ena of Ilbrea, which draws readers into an epic world of magic and assassins.
With the Gi...

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September 29, 2020 43 min

Creativity through the lens of a reiki master

"Creativity is showing up to your canvas, and being open to the options available."

Erika M. Schreck is a reiki master, tarot reader, shamanic practitioner, grief intuitive coach, Spiritual Warrior Advocate™ and numerologist through her business Turtle Healing Energy. Erika enjoys helping you create more ease in your life, and use tools and practices to experience more calm and jo...

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September 22, 2020 38 min

Creativity through the lens of a Baker/Actress/Sugar Cookie Decorator 

"Creativity is like my survival skill."

Brittany Jeffery is a 34 year old actress/baker in Astoria,Queens,NY. She was born in NJ, raised in Germany (the oldest of 5 kids) and now is a New Yorker! She started her little baking business 3 years ago via Instagram with the help and encouragement of her co-workers. She sort of fell into it whilst searching for ...

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September 15, 2020 25 min

Creativity through the lens of a Travel Blogger 

"Creativity impacts every area of your life....creative problem solving....living creatively, it's for everyone!"

Emily Rose is a musical theater actress recently turned travel blogger. In 2018, she sold her belongings and began to travel full time and work around the world! She now shares her adventures on her website, TheWanderlustRose.com and her Instagram account to ins...

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September 8, 2020 51 min

Creativity through the lens of a Master Addiction Counselor, Educator and Marriage and Family Therapist.

"Creativity is unlimited, unencumbered thought"

Dr. Michael Barnes is a Master Addiction Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Diplomate in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. He serves as the Chief Clinical Officer at the Foundry Treatment Center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  Dr. Barnes comes...
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September 1, 2020 40 min

Creativity through the lens of an author, concert curator and  lyric coloratura soprano

"Allowing yourself to be open and be free enough to find when the inspiration hits you so that you can let that lead you to a result."  

Stephanie Ann Ball has been invited to perform as a soloist in operas, oratorios, and on concert series alongside world-renowned composers across the country. She has also created concept programs that sh...

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August 25, 2020 33 min

Creativity through the lens of a Musician and Educator

"Creativity is a lifestyle and a practice."

Connor Frost is a Musician and Educator, hailing from just outside New York City. He has toured extensively both as a solo act and with his band, Dizzy Bats, throughout the US, as well as internationally, and has self-released seven albums over the last decade. In 2017 he officially started his education company, FrostForward Le...

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August 18, 2020 27 min

Creativity thru the lens of an Artistic Director, Educator & Broadway Performer

"Creativity is who I am"

Kristin Huffman appeared in the Tony award winning Broadway musical
by Stephen Sondheim-"Company". It also won a Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards for Best Revival of a Musical in which she played the leading role of “Sarah” as well as flute, sax and piccolo. The production was filmed and ...

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August 11, 2020 52 min

Creativity through the lens of a Third Grade Teacher & Drag Queen

"Creativity is being authentically yourself, not trying to copy someone else or be someone else."

Stuart Sanks is a Renaissance man of sorts. He teaches third graders at the Studio School in Northglenn, CO. In addition to the standard curriculum, he writes plays for his students to perform as part of the arts curriculum. In his spare time, he performs all o...

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August 4, 2020 31 min

Creativity through the lens of a performer

"Listening to the needs that are out there and connecting the dots."

Aaron has performed in theaters across the country and in 2017 moved to CO from NYC with his hound dog Eleanor. He has adapted and directed Shakespeare; staged rock and symphony concerts; is a founding artist of the puppet and mask ensemble The Zoot Theatre Company; is the former Artistic Director for Eureka Suitcas...

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July 28, 2020 51 min

Creativity through the lens of a journalist

"I think I'd be dead if I weren't using creativity all the time in my life"

John Moore is one of Colorado’s most respected and honored arts journalists. At The Denver Post, he was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the United States by American Theatre Magazine. He was then employed as the Senior Arts Journalist for the Denver Center for the performing ...

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July 21, 2020 30 min

Creativity through the lens of a DevOps Engineer

"Constructing your life the way you invision it to be"

Heather Dawn is a DevOps Engineer, Singer-songwriter, and Mother in the Metro Detroit area. She has been a member of the Broadway Union Actors’ Equity Association since 2001. Prior to her career in the software industry, she performed professionally for Disney Entertainment in Orlando, Florida and in Tokyo, Japan. She also ...

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July 14, 2020 32 min

Creativity through the lens of a Clinical Psyhologist

"A way of integrating what I experience in the world in a meaningful fashion"

Arielle Schwartz, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist, EMDR Therapy consultant, somatic psychotherapist, and certified yoga instructor with a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University and holds a Master’s degree in ...

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July 7, 2020 31 min

Creativity through the lens of a musician

"The only thing I know is I don't"

I'm Wil Snyder and... I Are Wil! A multi-instrumentalist from Denver, CO. Ever since I got sober 4 years ago in Jan 2016, I've been pursuing my career in the music realm, which includes a lot of hats. I compose for, arrange for, and play in a diverse set of bands full time and spend pretty much any free time I have being creative in some ...

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June 30, 2020 29 min

Creativity through the lens of a holistic health teacher

"Anytime we create anything it's going to be different"

Courtney is dedicated to helping women incorporate holistic health in a realistic way. She lives in Longmont, CO with her high school sweetheart and three young kids. She has been teaching on holistic health for over a decade and has worked with hundreds of women to help them feel and look their best.

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June 23, 2020 39 min

Creativity through the lens of an Executive Director

"Finding the balance between humility and the self confidence to try something"

Keenan is the Executive Director of NorthStar Transitions, a substance use disorder treatmentcenter in Boulder, Colorado. He also serves as Chairman of the Board at Stout Street Foundation,a non-profit treatment center in Denver. He uses his personal and professional experience in recovery to bu...

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June 16, 2020 39 min

Creativity through the lens of a producer

"Creativity is the essence of life."

Zak Kilberg is the founder/CEO cutting-edge media production company Social Construct Films, which heruns with his partner, IzWeb. Zak is Producer/Executive Producer for an exciting slate of film/televisionprojects, with partners such as Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bill Horberg (Kiterunner), Tim Kring(Heroes), Bruce Cohen (Pushing Daisies),...

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June 9, 2020 22 min

Creativity through the lens of a fashion designer 

"Creativity is anything that gets your blood rushing, your heart pumping, your stomach fluttering"

After  a  successful  career  as  a  physical  therapist,  CEO  and Creative  Director,  Zankhna  Parekh  decided  to  pursue  her  first love  -  fashion.  Zankhna  Designs  was  established  in  2012  to cater to strong, powerful, trailblazing women who still wanted to be effo...

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