Community Spotlight
We do our best to give you great talks, inspiring spaces, and tasty coffee every month, but the best part of CreativeMornings is the people. So we’re showcasing a few of the faces of CMSF, and you could be next!

MEET ALLEN

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What do you love about San Francisco?

I moved here from New York City over forty-years ago. I loved the city then for the dramatic hills, the romantic fog, the fantastic restaurant choices…

and I still do for the very same things.

What do you enjoy most about CreativeMornings?

The young creative energy, the friendly folks who attend, the interesting meeting locations, and, of course, the wonderful complimentary food.

What are a few of your favorite themes/talks/speakers we’ve had here in SF?

One of my recent favorites has been artist Leah Rosenberg. Her talk and images about color and cakes were both refreshing and thought-provoking.

I also liked another speaker, Erin Gilmore, who spoke at the Conservatory of Flowers. She was very different than most other speakers, in that she spoke of her pain and recovery. She was very real and very moving.

What’s one thing you’ve been inspired by lately?

Live theater always inspires me. I recently saw a new musical, Paradise Square, performed at Berkeley Rep. The show was an inspiration of staging, dancing and music. Movies can create special effects which can be magical, but when magic happens by sheer talent it’s awe-inspiring.

What is one piece of advice that is overrated?

When people tell you that something can’t be done. Nothing is impossible if you have the passion and determination to do it. Before I wrote my first book, I was told I would not be able to find a publisher for my writing. They were wrong… big time. My 27th book, Embracing Life After Loss, and 28th book, Positive Thoughts for Troubling Times, will be published this year.

Where can people find out more about you?

Website:         www.allenklein.com

TEDx talk:      http://tinyurl.com/z4hfsx5

Twitter:           @allenklein

Facebook:      facebook.com/allen.klein

LinkedIn:        linkedin.com/in/allenklein/

Instagram:     allenklein22