MAY 2019 EVENT AT SOCIAL HOUSE WITH SPEAKER WILLIAM WATERS.

What does it mean to preserve? How do you preserve your community? How do you preserve your creativity, your families, your relationships, architecture, and environment around you? How can YOU help preserve the present for the future generations that come after us?  We were left to ponder some deep thoughts after May’s event on the global theme of Preserve.

Hosted at the amazing co-working space Social House in Lake Worth Beach our committed community of morning people were greeted with fresh coffee or cold brew from Made Coffee, a May event partner who has been a big supporter of CreativeMornings chapters across the state from St. Pete to Miami!

Before everyone settled in our activities director, Meghan McKenna took us through an exciting Rock, Paper, Scissors showdown! The competition was fierce, and there were a few confused looks “Wait, paper covers rock or does rock beat paper?” as we drew down to the final two. Scissors for the win! Congrats to the winner who was gifted a $10 gift card to Subculture Coffee.

After the fun and games, William Waters, Director of Community Sustainability for Lake Worth Beach took us on an insightful look into the history and future of Lake Worth. An eclectic city filled with artists, mom and pop shops, and rich architecture that has had its share of ups and downs, but has preserved its charming nature despite all the twists and turns.

William invited our audience to be a part of the future preservation Lake Worth, also lovingly referred to as “Lake Worth Weird” sharing with us that Lake Worth embraces everybody. “We don’t care who you are or where you came from, just be a good productive member of our community and help us turn it around."

We are grateful to each one of you that attend a CreativeMorning Palm Beach event each month and help us preserve this community. Thanks to our amazing long-term local partners Subculture, Celsius, BNotes, and Human Capital Group for their continued support. Hugs and High-fives to Social House for being such gracious hosts and Made Coffee for helping us stay chill in the Florida heat this month. – 


Big thanks to CMPB host Brandyce for the awesomely detailed write-up this month!

APRIL 2019 EVENT AT PATHOS WITH SPEAKER BEOWULF SHEEHAN

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Not only do April showers bring May flower, it brings creative people together as well. Our April event was held on a stormy morning at PATHOS, a creative intelligence firm in downtown West Palm Beach. The Pathonians welcomed our (wet) community with big smiles and open arms!The creative energy at PATHOS set the perfect scene for our speaker, the insanely talented photographer Beowulf Sheehan. Beowulf was thrilled to be back in his home state of Florida as he gave us a glimpse of his impressive portfolio which included portraits of authors and musicians including Malcolm Gladwell, Yoko Ono and Patti Smith. Relating his life to the childhood game of “Show and Tell”, he inspired us to put the “Tell” in our own work. His presentation took us on an inspiring journey through the faces of many interesting individuals.A colossal thank you to our local partners Subculture Coffee, Hope Water and CELSIUS® for fueling our morning. And so much gratitude for the support of Human Capital Group, bnotes and the West Palm Beach DDA who share our values for fostering community and helped make April’s CMPB event possible.

Many thanks to #CMPB organizing team:
Kevin Lawson - KVL media
Adam Ross - AR Design
Jonathan Caplan - Lower Westside Design Company
Nichole Thomson - The Flamingo House
Meghan McKenna - Bazooka Digital
Jenni Schwartz - Solmark Creative
Mike Schwartz - Solmark Creative
Andy Bugsby - True North Creative
Joseph R. Russo - Palm Beach Tech
Brandyce Stephenson - bsoulworks.com
Sheri Felipe - sherifelipe.com
Ashley Marie Taylor - Shore to Summit

MARCH 2019 EVENT AT OLD SCHOOL SQUARE WITH SPEAKER JAYSON KOSS

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The energy of the morning started even earlier on Friday, March 15th with an invigorating vinyasa flow led by CMPB’s host Brandyce Stephenson. After the class, the zen-ed out yogis welcomed our creative community to Old School Square in Downtown Delray for March’s event. Appropriate to the monthly theme of Water, the intended outdoor event was moved inside as we drew our attention to Palm Beach County’s most well-known Dude.


Our speaker, Jayson Koss, the CEO and Founder of Delivery Dudes, reminded us that “like water everything flows and changes.” We adapted to the rain outside just like Jayson and his company constantly adapts and evolves. He took us through his career journey, working in the fashion industry in NYC to ditching the suit and tie and selling weed in California. Jayson moved back to South Florida in 2009 to pursue his passion of creating a better life for himself and others and that’s when Delivery Dudes was born. We left the event carrying Jayson’s personal mantra with us - “be good, do good and have fun.”

Big high-fives to our local partners Subculture Coffee, Hope Water and CELSIUS® for keeping us well hydrated and properly fueled. And so much gratitude for the constant support of Human Capital Group and bnotes who share our values for fostering community.

Many thanks to #CMPB organizing team:
Ashley Marie Taylor - Nebular Agency
Kevin Lawson - KVL media
Adam Ross - AR Design
Jonathan Caplan - Lower Westside Design Company
Nichole Thomson - The Flamingo House
Meghan McKenna - Bazooka Digital
Jenni Schwartz - Solmark Creative
Mike Schwartz - Solmark Creative
Andy Bugsby - True North Creative
Joseph R. Russo - Palm Beach Tech
Brandyce Stephenson - bsoulworks.com
Sheri Felipe - sherifelipe.com

FEBRUARY 2019 EVENT AT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY WITH SPEAKER RICKY AIKEN

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Thanks to the Historical Society of PBC and local partners Bnotes, CELSIUS® and The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, we had the pleasure of sitting in the 1916 County Courthouse for February’s CMPB! With tasty treats and yummy Subculture Coffee, we were fueled to listen to a riveting talk on this month’s theme Symmetry from Ricky Aikens of Inner City Innovators.

Ricky, also known as the head “Hope Dealer,” shared his story of growing up in what he called “a hopeless place.” Raised in the projects, he was left with two options as a kid–end up in prison or dead. After a rocky start to life, losing friends and family, Ricky decided he wanted better for his life and the hood he was raised in. With a renewed sense of purpose for his life, he dreamed up Inner City Innovators. ICI has become a resource for the youth in the inner city corridors of West Palm Beach. They provide programs and support to help break the cycle of delinquency and gun violence.

Inspired and ready to help ICI continue their mission forward, our community raised money that morning through a raffle and awesome laptop stickers that said: “Real change happens when those who need it lead it.” Quote by Ricky Aikens.

Thank you to Tiffany Lanier, talented speaker, facilitator, clarity coach and devoted CMPB Morning Person, for our February recap. Email Jenni if you want to take a stab at the next one.

Many thanks to #CMPB organizing team:
Sheri Felipe - sherifelipe.com
Ashley Marie Taylor - Nebular Agency
Kevin Lawson - KVL media
Adam Ross - AR Design
Ryan Buynak - AR Design
Zlata Kotmina - Straight Fwd Co.
Jonathan Caplan - Lower Westside Design Company
Amber Tollefson - Docu + brand C R E A T I V E
Nichole Thomson - The Flamingo House
Meghan McKenna - Bazooka Digital
Jenni Schwartz - Solmark Creative
Mike Schwartz - Solmark Creative
Andy Bugsby - True North Creative
Joseph R. Russo - Palm Beach Tech
Brandyce Stephenson - bsoulworks.com

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JANUARY 2019 EVENT AT PLACE OF HOPE
SPEAKER LAURA CUSACK


January was a cause for celebration, education and action—as celebrated our 2-year anniversary and explored creativity as a powerful force for good. Place of Hope opened its Boca Raton Campus to us, while Subculture Coffee, Bnotes, CELSIUS®, Chick-fil-A Town Center at Boca Raton and Doughboy set the table for a memorable morning.Laura Cusack, Human Trafficking Prevention and Education Coordinator at Place of Hope, took the stage to talk about the Surreal reality of human trafficking. Inviting us to close our eyes and imagine ourselves at risk or as victims, she explained how human trafficking is taking place right here in our own backyards. Luckily, we can make a difference. It’s up to us as a community to put a stop to it.Ending the morning on a high note, we left with our eyes open, armed with new information, action items, sweet birthday mugs and screen-printed swag. Hella early, but so worth it.

Thank you to Jen Hyde, talented copywriter, content strategist and CMPB Morning Person, for our January recap. Email Jenni if you want to take a stab at the next one.

Many thanks to #CMPB organizing team:
Sheri Felipe - sherifelipe.com
Ashley Marie Taylor - Nebular Agency
Kevin Lawson - KVL media
Adam Ross - AR Design
Ryan Buynak - AR Design
Zlata Kotmina - Straight Fwd Co.
Jonathan Caplan - Lower Westside Design Company
Amber Tollefson - Docu + brand C R E A T I V E
Nichole Thomson - The Flamingo House
Meghan McKenna - Bazooka Digital
Jenni Schwartz - Solmark Creative
Mike Schwartz - Solmark Creative
Andy Bugsby - True North Creative
Joseph R. Russo - Palm Beach Tech
Brandyce Stephenson - bsoulworks.com

DECEMBER 2018 EVENT AT 1909
SPEAKER NICHOLAS MOHNACKY

On December 21st we gathered at West Palm Beach’s newest (and coolest) community space for co-working, creation and collaboration, 1909. The vibes at 1909 set the perfect tone for Nicholas Mohnacky’s talk on the global theme of Tradition. Nick’s upbringing was anything but traditional so Nick made his own traditions and found solace through nature, specifically the waves in Hawaii. He intertwined his passion for surfing and it’s culture for how he chooses to live his life and run his businesses, including bnotes, a CMPB local partner.Emotions from Nick’s talk were high as we said “see you later” to CMPB’s 2017/2018 host, Yulia Konovnitsyna. We presented her with flowers, a well-deserved round of applause and sent her off with well wishes on her next adventure. We will all miss Yulia and her dedication to the chapter, but rest assured we have big plans to continue bringing amazing events to Palm Beaches’ awesome Morning People.Thanks to our local partners Human Capital Groupbnotes, and Jeff Perlman who share our values for fostering community;  and Subculture Coffee who keeps us fueled month after month.Many thanks to #CMPB organizing team:
Brandyce Stephenson - bsoulworks.com
Sheri Felipe - sherifelipe.com
Ashley Marie Taylor - Nebular Agency
Kevin Lawson - KVL media
Adam Ross - AR Design
Ryan Buynak - AR Design
Zlata Kotmina - Straight Fwd Co.
Jonathan Caplan - Lower Westside Design Company
Amber Tollefson - Docu + brand C R E A T I V E
Nichole Thomson - The Flamingo House
Meghan McKenna - Bazooka Digital
Jenni Schwartz - Solmark Creative
Mike Schwartz - Solmark Creative
Andy Bugsby - True North Creative
Joseph R. Russo - Palm Beach Tech

NOVEMBER 2018 EVENT AT MATHEWS BREWING CO.

Musings on last month’s event by our host Yulia Konovnitsyna….In life, be in the relentless pursuit of the “Insurmountable, Incomprehensible, Impossible.”This is the message Frank McKinney, our CreativeMornings Palm BeachNovember speaker gave us as his gift.When faced with fear and doubt, you have two options: become paralyzed or figure out a way.When it comes to action, inspiration and motivation will only get you so far. Only the aspiration to do something great, to put in real effort, will get you to where you desire to be. Aspiration is the “ultimate restart button,” according to Frank.Last month’s theme was Restart. And Frank is the epitome of the master of reinvention. A Real Estate Artist who went from flipping “crack houses” to creating dream mansions for the wealthy; 6x International Bestselling Author in 5 genres; Philanthro-Capitalist who uses his self-made fortune to help those less fortunate in Haiti; Ultramarathoner with over 40,000 miles track-record and counting (unstoppable even after a major knee surgery); Actor and Speaker; Frank doesn’t let anything get in his way of discipline, conviction, and aspiration.Frank is not some superhuman who was fortunate or gifted with these opportunities. Just the opposite! He came from nothing but aspired to live a great life. He worked his hardest for everything he has.Frank is just like the rest of us, except for one thing - his mindset. He is meticulous with working away at his dreams every-single-day and unstoppable on his quest to achieve them.I aspire to be more like Frank, and you should too.______Thanks to our sponsors  Human Capital Group, bnotes, Jeff Perlman, and Mathew’s Brewing who believe in the importance of fostering community and Subculture Coffee who kept us fueled with the best coffee around.

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Many thanks to #CMPB organizing team:
Brandyce Stephenson - bsoulworks.com
Sheri Felipe - sherifelipe.com
Ashley Marie Taylor - Nebular Agency
Norman Perkel - Norman Perkel Photography
Kevin Lawson - KVL media
Adam Ross - AR Design
Ryan Buynak - AR Design
Zlata Kotmina - Straight Fwd Co.
Yulia Konovnitsyna - Straight Fwd Co.
Jonathan Caplan - Lower Westside Design Company
Amber Tollefson - Docu + brand C R E A T I V E
Nichole Thomson - The Flamingo House
Meghan McKenna - Bazooka Digital
Jenni Klein Schwartz - Solmark Creative
Andy Bugsby - True North Creative
Joseph R. Russo - Palm Beach Tech

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OCTOBER 2018 EVENT AT GRANDVIEW PUBLIC MARKET

October saw spooktacular Halloween festivities and the gathering of creatives at the community-driven food hall, Grandview Public Market, in celebration of the global theme – Honesty. After an invigorating icebreaker where we were encouraged to get honest with our neighbor, 5 diverse and inspiring speakers took the stage to each share a 5-minute lecture on the value of being true to oneself.

Founder of Grandview Public Market, Chris Vila, taught us accepting our mistakes will allow us to grow. Alex Celis of Celis Produce reminded everyone to honor those who paved the way for us with honest hard work. The mastermind behind Quinn and theStationer on Sunrise, Liz Quinn, proved paper nerds can also become business mavens and that asking for help is okay. Chef and Owner of Cholo BBQ, Clay Carnes, cleverly pointed out to just be honest and not merely think about being honest. And, Louis Grayson, the creator of Poké Lab and Ramen Lab Eatery, left us with the inspiring affirmation to bring honesty into everything we do.

It was an inspiring morning and we want to thank our sponsors Human Capital Group, bnotes, Jeff Perlman, and Steam Horse Brewing Co. who believe in the importance of fostering community; and Clare’s and Subculture Coffee who kept us fueled with warm breakfast goodies.

High fives to Enid Nolasco for this awesome write-up! Enid is the creative maven behind Witchcraft Branding. She is also the founder and host of Raw Storytelling - live monthly shows, podcasts and workshops where real people share real stories.Many thanks to #CMPB organizing team:
Joseph R. Russo - Palm Beach Tech
Brandyce Stephenson - bsoulworks.com
Sheri Felipe - sherifelipe.com
Ashley Marie Taylor - Nebular Agency
Norman Perkel - Norman Perkel Photography
Kevin Lawson - KVL media
Adam Ross - AR Design
Ryan Buynak - AR Design
Zlata Kotmina - Straight Fwd Co.
Yulia Konovnitsyna - Straight Fwd Co.
Jonathan Caplan - Lower Westside Design Company
Amber Tollefson - Docu + brand C R E A T I V E
Nichole Thomson - The Flamingo House
Meghan McKenna - Bazooka Digital
Jenni Klein Schwartz - Solmark Creative
Andy Bugsby - True North Creative

SEPTEMBER 2018 EVENT WITH LAURA REISS

Last month, we met up at the Mizner Park Cultural Center, Boca’s best-kept secret. The theme was Chaos. The takeaway, Kindness. Laura Reiss, founder of The Samaritans365 Foundation, shared lessons learned from moving to a new city and channeling personal chaos into a force for good. Offering tools from her “Kindness Matters” arsenal, Laura outfitted us with inspiration and ideas to practice gratitude, compassion and kindness.

Rising to the challenge, creatives scooped up raffle tickets to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence, claiming sweet prizes from Women Empower Expo, The Samaritans365 Foundation and the Mizner Park Cultural Center. Everyone was a winner, leaving as kinder, better caffeinated people, with new friends and fresh inspiration. Special thanks to everyone who attended, volunteered and supported the event, including Human Capital Group, Jeff Perlman, Subculture Coffee, Bnotes, CrowdSource Rescue and the amazing CreativeMornings team.

High fives to Jen Hyde for so eloquently writing September’s recap.

Many thanks to #CMPB organizing team:

Andy Bugsby - True North Creative
Joseph R. Russo - Palm Beach Tech
Brandyce Stephenson - bsoulworks.com
Sheri Felipe - sherifelipe.com
Ashley Marie Taylor - Nebular Agency
Norman Perkel - Norman Perkel Photography
Kevin Lawson - KVL media
Adam Ross - AR Design
Ryan Buynak - AR Design
Zlata Kotmina - Straight Fwd Co.
Yulia Konovnitsyna - Straight Fwd Co.
Jonathan Caplan - Lower Westside Design Company
Amber Tollefson - Docu + brand C R E A T I V E
Nichole Thomson - The Flamingo House
Meghan McKenna - Bazooka Digital
Jenni Klein Schwartz - Solmark Creative

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