Professional photographer shooting events, headshots, portraits and street photography. Speciality working with corporate clients. Former motorcycle industry media relations director and guru who occasionally loves to go back to that industry as a consultant and regularly as a photographer. In another life was a university student development specialist and an alumni and development (read: fundraising) assistant director. Loved the job, hated wearing suits. I love working with people and creative teams. I also absolutely love tacos. I mean, like... a whole lot. If a task is not fun, make it fun. If it's still not fun, finish strong and move on.
quality over quantity; connecting with and interpersonal communications; shutter speed, aperture and iso; motorcycles and the motorcycle industry; enthusiast publications & media relations. i can also spit-shine leather boots and shoes to a high gloss, but have yet to find a professional application for such skills.
delving into larger, commercial photoshoots; business management and life planning and organization; building an efficient but easy wardrobe to make my morning choices go smoother.
learn to be gentle with yourself, approach all others with compassion, and don't overthink a task before commencing.
buddha, the dalai lama, mother theresa... and all others who have realized their own inner goodness, only to turn around and care and love for those around them who are still on that journey.
some say my hair... i think it's my ability to connect with people of all kinds and from all backgrounds.
never planned one. just do what i love.
my home phone number from when i was a kid growing up in glencoe, il.
meditation... it will last you a lifetime.
Manny’s CreativeMornings activity
Crossovers give us permission to let go and get complete; to let a part of ourselves die so that this new part of us can be reborn, more expansive and complete than before.
When we are vulnerable, we actually get connected to what makes us feel most awake and alive. That's sort of the unexpected thing. It allows us to really connect to what matters most, like your values, where you feel like your gifts are being underutilized, and perhaps most importantly, it allows us to feel our fear, and experience it without getting hijacked by it.
We often try and avoid frustration, but frustration is often our biggest catalyst to creating change for us.
Jen Spencer Creative Executive Coach & Consultant