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!
“Those who seek beauty will find it.” It can be hard to look at the world through a positive (or different) lens when times are tough. St. Pierre presents lessons learned from years of struggling with mental health issues and how he applies them to growing as a creative person.
Tickets are FREE and will be available at https://creativemornings.com/talks/steve-st-pierre at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, December 8. Mark your calendar, set your alarm, and don’t sleep in TOO late!
Join us on Friday, November 24 at the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management as we welcome Ted Fellow, Dr. Andrew Pelling to the CreativeMornings Ottawa stage as this month’s speaker on our global theme death!
His laboratory discoveries and advances are all predicated on death and the semi-living. The The living cells and tissues they study, and the products required to maintain them, are all a product of death. Ultimately, the creative scientific process of discovery is made stronger because it demands death - the death of ideas, hypotheses and specimens.
Tickets are FREE and will be available HERE at 11 a.m. sharp on Friday, November 17. You wan’t want to miss this one!