Freelance writer. Writing coach. Partnership and community builder. Project and event planner. Science and design lover. Cyclist and Parkdale Roadrunner. Grilled cheese forever. www.altairanorthe.com
Writing. Creative coaching. Child and maternal health research. Mental health. Environmental Science. Project Development. Grants. Grilled Cheese. Photobooth Props. My cats.
Getting the Sunshine Coast CM chapter off the ground.
Action Action Action
Anyone who is passionate about what they do, and honestly shares themselves with others.
Baking chocolate cake.
To tell my friends that I love them.
How to colour their hair pastel (I get asked all the time), or how to make the best veggie burger.
Altaira’s CreativeMornings activity
Edward Hart Finding Your Voice
Simon Sinek Love Your Work
Gregor Robertson The role of creativity in problem solving, change, and politics
Joe Stewart Maintaining Satisfaction as a Designer
Ben Chestnut Do What You Love
Seth Godin Thinking Backwards
Pamela Goldsmith-Jones Former Mayor of West Vancouver
Steve Powers Steve Powers
That negative chatter... you just go "Shh, I'm busy being awesome".
It seems like play should be an easy sell—people say they love play—but actually, play gets a bad rap.
I think that's one thing we don't allow ourselves: the time to think. There's this fear that you need to be rushing.
Seek out uncomfortable situations.
All of a sudden, we realized that someone was paying us for having such a good time.
I am not wise, but the smartest thing I have done—maybe the smartest thing any of us can do—is listen.
It takes a certain kind of person to actively seek out criticism. But those are the leaders and people that organizations need the most.
Reflect credit but embrace blame.
I didn't take formal training in art. I'm going to keep saying it, because everyone thinks they're not an artist.
Tiffany Pratt Designer + Stylist
For young girls [children’s media] 80% of the time a career is presented to them, the career is "princess." It’s not really a great aspiration. You can’t go to "princess school" and it doesn’t seem like many real princesses are happy. I don't really want that for my daughter.
There's a sort of freedom to do whatever it is I want to do, which I guess is the definition of being an artist.