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October 19, 8:30am • Grandview Public Market • part of a series on Honesty

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

The #CMPB Summit Summary: A Lil Diddy to Giving a Damn By Brandyce Stephenson

Yulia and Brandyce from the Palm Beaches,
headed to camp for good times and teachings.

We arrived at the Summit on a warm summer day,
to hugs and high-fives greeting our way.

Over 300 creatives from 89 cities and 32 countries were on scene,
for 3 days of magic, this wasn’t a dream.

Our fearless leader Tina welcomed the crowd with a cheer,
“You made it” she said, “You really are here!”

The first night we gathered around the campfire,
with James Sills who encouraged us to raise our voices higher.

With marshmallows ablaze and chocolate galore,
we cheered to each other sharing our s’mores.

The following morning started off with delight,
with running, hiking, or yoga in the fresh morning light.

With coffee in hand, and energy high,
we were led to the field house by a band that was spry.

“Cheers to giving a damn!,” Tina exclaimed as we gathered,
to be led by Priya Parker on why gatherings matter.

There was crying and laughter, as we all came together,
unique yet alike, just like birds of a feather.

After lunch it was time to head to the theater,
where hand fans came in handy because it felt like a heater.

We listened with glee from incredible speakers that care,
about sound healing, transformation, and joy spotting with flair.

Sara Auster, Elias Heath, and Ingrid Fetell left us feeling inspired,
as we celebrated our partners that we long had admired.

The crew from #CMCLT wrote a special song,
and invited us all to a sing-along.

Then it was time to hear from Seth Godin,
his words of wisdom were truly golden.

Riding a wave of good vibes and bliss,
a break before dinner, then a sound bath not to be missed.  

We all gathered round on the field house floor,
taken in by a transmission of sound and even some snores.

Another campfire was on deck for the night,
the stars were alive and the drinks were alright.

Thursday morning was a slow moving start,
as we lined up in droves at the coffee cart.

The day started off with SY Partners to lead,
on why being seen is an important need.

We turned to each other to share something new,
our courage and trust with each other grew.

Next to the stage were our fellow campers,
sharing best practices, we truly were pampered.

Just before lunch we headed to small groups to chat,
to continue our learning about this and that.

The afternoon consisted of free time and field trips,
and live t-shirting printing to keep us looking hip.

By the lake it was time to compete for some prizes,
with the lakeside legends showdown full of surprises.

At 6pm sharp we were dressed in our chapter colors feeling quite arty,
the band picked us up and we were ready to party.

The final dinner was a sight to behold,
as we talked with friends new and old.

A final serenade from James Sills and his pop-up choir,
had us singing and dancing in our color block attire.

We piled in to the theater to dance the night away,
it was a magical experience what more can I say?

CreativeMornings put on quite a show,
for a community that cares and continues to grow.

We all believe in their fierce manifesto,
we say it with gusto.

Everyone is creative, Everyone is welcome to attend,
So find a chapter near you and make some new friends.

Until the next summit we send hugs and high-fives,
and promise to keep the CreativeMornings spirit alive.

Photo credit: Tory Williams

July Event with Sean Scott

Last month we gathered at Delray Beach’s gorgeous Crest Theater to talk about intention. Sean Scott, co-founder of Subculture Coffee, led us through his journey of entrepreneurial perseverance. From a one-man coffee shop in a shared space to 3 successful locations, his intention was always the same: to build a warm, safe and friendly environment where community happens, relationships build and ideas cultivate. We loved watching his casual vibe as he inspired us to lead our lives with intention.

Watch the video:


Our morning wouldn’t be complete without the support of our local partners: Subculture Coffee, Human Capital Group, Jeff Perlman, Synthesis, bnotes, nebular agency and Purgreens for the delicious breakfast.

SAVE THE DATE FOR AUGUST

Join us on Friday, August 17 at Culture Lab West Palm Beach for another awesome breakfast and talk with Gopal Rajegowda is a Senior Vice President at Related Companies.  LEARN MORE

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

June Event with Jennifer O'Brien

What is craft? Is it the Mona Lisa, Martha Stewart gone bad or a treacherous muse who refuses to show up? At June’s CreativeMornings Palm Beach event, within the walls of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, craft was as simple as making (something). Something to be enjoyed, experienced, celebrated and shared.

And share we did. With the support of Craft Haus, Synthesis, Nebular Agency, Jeff Perlman, Human Capital Group and various makers, we indulged in crafts big and small: small batch Subculture Coffee, Bean Scene Productions, Pretzels Pretzels and the collective om of a meditation led by Brandyce Stephenson. It was the perfect way to wind down the week.

Jennifer O'Brien, Executive Director at Resource Depot, took the stage to define and democratize craft. In her inspiring, humorous talk, Jennifer assured us that we too can craft. Craft is as easy as crying in the car (parenting) or turning waste into wonder. Just beware of the creative process (particularly Step 3: This sucks, and Step 4: I suck). And when you’re struggling, remember: forget the end user. Craft for yourself, and be free.

Thank you to our community member, Jen Hyde for this awesome recap.

Watch the video:

SAVE THE DATE FOR JULY!

Join us on Friday, July 20 at the Old School Square (Crest Theater) for another awesome breakfast and talk with Sean Scott, co-founder of Subculture Coffee. LEARN MORE

Many thanks to #CMPB organizing team:

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
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

May Event with AJ Brockman 

Last month we all gathered in the beautiful Kelsey Theater! Purgreens provided a delicious cold oatmeal and tasty juices while Subculture caffeinated us with their delicious coffee.AJ Brockman took the stage and quickly we were in awe of his story, tenacity, and how ridiculously talented he is!As an award-winning artist and Visionary genius, AJ is truly inspiring. He spoke on May’s Theme of “Commitment” sharing his story of how he didn’t let his disability (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) stifle him from fulfilling his dreams. Instead, he used his single hand to become an award-winning digital painter with a million dollar finger! He left all of us feeling like we can do anything as long as we are committed to the vision, process, and serving for the betterment of the community around us!*

Watch the video here:

Join us on Friday, June 15 at the Boca Raton Art Museum to hear Jennifer O'Brien, the Executive Director at Resource Depot, a creative reuse & learning center talk about ‘Craft.’ LEARN MORE

Many thanks to CMPB team:

Nichole Thomson - The Flamingo House
Meghan McKenna - bazookadigital.com
Jenni Klein 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 - 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 KonovnitsynaStraight Fwd Co.
Jonathan Caplan - Lower Westside Design Company
Amber Tollefson - Docu + brand C R E A T I V E

Event Vibes

What is it like to attend a CreativeMornings Palm Beach lecture & breakfast? Here is a 25-second glimpse from our February 2018 event at Grandview Public Market. Thank you to our volunteer producer and video creator, Reese Hendrik Blanke of FireOptic http://fireoptic.us/

Don’t miss our next event on March 16 with John Englander, an oceanographer, consultant and leading expert on sea level rise.

Can you believe we are turning ONE already this January 2018? We feel so grateful to all of YOU who stood behind our mission to foster a close-knit creative culture throughout the Palm Beaches through the magic of CreativeMornings. We feel fortunate to connect so many remarkable people together on a monthly basis over breakfast and an inspirational talk. We’ve shared a whole year of incredible stories and moments. But the best is yet to come. Hope you are ready for another year of tribe-vibes, hugs and high-fives. 

Here are some of our favorite highlights from 2017:

  • CMPB Community: 553 members
  • Social Reach: 835 followers on Instagram
  • Moments Captured: 761 Photos
  • Most Attended: August with Jeff Perlman
  • Places We Went: 10 unique venues
  • Partners We Adore: 45+ awesome businesses

We couldn’ve have done this without YOU! To celebrate our first anniversary, we invite you to join us on two separate occasions on January 19:

Event details: https://creativemornings.com/talks/teal-pfeifer

And, if you can’t join us in the morning, here is your opportunity to meet the community in the evening at CWS Bar + Kitchen in Lake Worth from 6-9 pm:

Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2065913936975541/

So no excuses, come morning or evening, or both! And bring a friend or peer. Let’s make 2018 even more special.

Dear Community,

We know this has been a tough week for all of us in Florida. Many of you are still struggling with post-Irma clean-up, damages, and power outages. Our hearts are heavy seeing so much hardship all around. And yet, there is a certain power in the aftermath of a disaster to bring people closer together, to humble us, and make us kinder.


We regret to inform you that we will not be having our CreativeMornings Palm Beach event tomorrow due to the Hurricane Irma aftermath. After checking with our speaker and venue, we are unable to reschedule this event for either 9/22 or 9/29. Therefore, we are choosing to cancel it completely and begin planning for October 20th.


However, in the theme of ‘Compassion’, we will hold an informal meetup this month to host a Hurricane Irma relief effort, plus get our tribe together for a cup of coffee. There will be no speaker, no official presentation, but we’ll have some time to gather, share each other’s space, and unite to give back to those who need it most. We are in the middle of arranging all the details. Stay tuned for another announcement.

Last month we had the opportunity to gather and scope out the new TK2 Academy - Coding Bootcamp in Boca Raton, who so generously hosted our July Event. Delivery Dudes, one of our loved local sponsors, provided us with a delish bagel breakfast including all sorts of fancy schmears - lox spread yo! As always we enjoyed conversation over Subculture Coffee or Alchemy Juice for our non-caffeinated morning people. Palm Beach’s own “Young Millennial Go-getter to Watch”, Alexa Carlin, took the stage to encourage us to shift our focus from inequality to equality. Watch video (produced by AR Design) below to relive:

Then submit your FAVORITE QUOTE from this talk here.

See all photos from July here. Photographer Rodrigo Tasca of Tasca Studios.

DON’T MISS #CMPB AUGUST 

Date: Friday 8/18, 8:30am - 10:00am
Theme: Genious
Speaker: Jeff Perlman
Venue: Arts Garage

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