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Komal Minhas

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September 28, 8:30am • Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa •

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You won’t want to miss this month’s talk with the amazingly inspirational Komal Minhas, angel investor, speaker and media-maker based in Ottawa. Komal will be speaking on building strong pillars of wellness, community and purpose to hold onto through our own chaotic times, to take pride in the resiliency that chaos builds in us, and to embrace whatever season of life you’re in right now.

We are in control of the story we tell ourselves about the events that unfold before us. We can view chaos as a freight train hitting our soul or we can see it as a catalyst for clarity.

Join us on Friday, September 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa as we explore this month’s theme ‘CHAOS’. 

Tickets for this month’s talk will be released on Friday, September 21 at 11 a.m. on the CreativeMornings Ottawa website.

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For this month’s talk we’re welcoming six Ottawa community builders and shakers to take the stage for five minutes each to speak to their own interpretation of the theme “community”.

Join us on Friday, August 17 at Ottawa’s City Hall as we explore our city through these various lenses and experiences as told by different walks of life.

Get to know our speakers!

Tickets are FREE (but please RSVP) and will be available at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, August 10!

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Make plans to join us on Friday, July 27 for this month’s talk on intention when Kathryn Anne Flynn takes the stage as this month speaker. 

Kathryn was in brand marketing for some of the world’s biggest brands, until a twist of business-fate led her to being a full time yoga teacher. This totally unintentional shift in career gave rise to heightened self-awareness, kindness, and greater calm – and not just because of the stretchy wardrobe.

Living with intention is about balancing the skills for being personally powerful, and a powerful force for good in the world. This talk introduces you to the ideas exploring how the journey inward is critical to being intentional in your outward actions. No yoga pants required.

Tickets are FREE (but please RSVP) and will be available at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, July 20! Mark your calendar and set your alarm!

Join us on Friday, June 29 for this month’s CreativeMornings Ottawa talk with CBC Ottawa News at 6 co-host Lucy van Oldenbarneveld! Lucy will share some of the twists and turns she has taken throughout her life and career. 

Spoiler alert… there is no foolproof way to be ready for all of life’s eventualities. So having a life where you say ‘yes’ more than ‘no’ – and being open to whatever gets thrown in your career or life path – is the best way to prepare for the now. You’ll be more resilient and maybe even more grateful. We get one chance at life, so make sure you are prepared for all the adventures.

Tickets are FREE (but please RSVP) and will be available at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, June 22! Mark your calendar and set your alarm!

Join us on Friday, May 25 for our big BIRTHDAY BONANZA at the beautiful TwentyTwo (22nd floor of the Westin Hotel) for this month’s talk on commitment! We’re excited to welcome friend of CreativeMornings Ottawa, Tania Carrière to the stage as this month’s speaker!

A creative life is built on the commitments you make to projects and people. It can feel like a leap of faith. But is that not the very essence of leading a creative life?

Tickets are FREE and will be available HERE at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, May 18! Mark your calendar, set your alarm, and don’t sleep in too late!

Make plans to join us on Friday, April 27 with guest speaker Kat Kavanagh for a “game”-filled talk that will explore how shifting our mindset can help us live more fulfilling lives. 

Kat delights in making the mundane exciting, whether it’s races, games or competitions (with random prizes!). Kat as been described as having the spirit of a 5-year old: she can’t help but transform everyday life into fun and games. Luckily, her passion fits her work: she’s a web/graphic/game designer, who loves making fulfilling and joyful experiences. 

Tickets are FREE and will be available at https://creativemornings.com/talks/kat-kavanagh at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, April 20. Mark your calendar and set your alarm!

Make plans to join us on THURSDAY, March 29 when internationally acclaimed and Juno award winning singer-songwriter, Kellylee Evans will take the CreativeMornings Ottawa stage to speak on the global theme of “courage”.

Kelly is no stranger to the hard work involved in making a successful creative career. After a life-altering lightning strike in 2013 and a concussion in 2015, the next two years saw Kellylee dedicating her energy to recovering and getting back to making and sharing her music.

Courage has no specific form and knows no bounds. From recovering from a traumatic accident to the act of listening when you would rather interject, every day we are wrapped in opportunities to exercise courage.

Tickets are FREE and will be available on HERE at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, March 23. Mark your calendar and set your alarm!

Event details coming shortly!

** Photo credit to Chris Roussakis of Roussakis photography **

Join us on Friday, February 23 (8:30AM - 10AM) at the beautiful Andaz Hotel for this month’s talk on curiosity! We’re pleased to welcome twin brothers, artist and curators Jason and Stefan St-Laurent to the CreativeMornings Ottawa stage as this month’s speakers. 

Curiosity is many things—a trait, a mindset, and a skill. To wonder about the things you don’t know and to actively fill those gaps with knowledge is to consciously enrich your life. It’s also the secret sauce for creativity. Curiosity silences ego and encourages us to ask why. By constantly asking why we keep the channel open, allowing inspiration, perspectives, and ideas to mold our work and ourselves.

Tickets are FREE and will be available HERE at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, February 16, 2018! Mark your calendar, set your alarm, and don’t sleep in too late!

** Photo credit to Pat McGrat of the Ottawa Citizen. **

Happy New Year - we can’t wait to kick off our 2018 CreativeMornings series with all of you! Join us on Friday, January 26 as we welcome Marketing Specialist accidentally turned Linkedin Viral Content Creator, Michaela Alexis to the stage as this month’s speaker our our global theme anxiety

In this talk, Michaela will explore the ties between anxiety and perfectionism, how she overcame her battle with agoraphobia, and how even with anxiety, you too can learn to live life to its fullest.

Tickets are FREE and will be available at https://creativemornings.com/talks/michaela-alexis at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, January 19, 2018! Mark your calendar, set your alarm, and don’t sleep in too late!

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