May 25, 8:00am - 9:00am NZST. Hosted at Studio One Toi Tū
part of a series on Commitment
About the speaker
A commitment is a promise to show up whether you’re having a good or bad day. It’s a behavior and mindset that signifies the posture of a professional. It’s about saying yes with your whole heart.
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?
Our speaker this month is Marcus Powell. Marcus is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa (CTOA), an organisation that works to connect and re-engage New Zealand’s young people back into education and employment while making meaningful connections with others working in creative industries. Marcus has also helped build Rawkusradio.co.nz, a radio station lead by the youth for the youth. Through his work in building pathways for youth into the NZ music industry he has received a Vodafone New Zealand Foundation’s World of Difference Award and received a nomination for the prestigious “New Zealander of the Year” award.
Marcus is also one of New Zealand’s most decorated rock guitarists. Marcus was an original band member in the multi-platinum band Blindspott who were signed to EMI and Grindhouse Records, performing with Linkin Park, Deftones, and Metallica throughout the world. Blacklistt (gold) which was formed after Blindspott, debuted at number one in 2013 and won the “Best Rock Album” at the 2014 Vodafone Music Awards.
This month’s global exploration of Commitment was chosen by our Vienna chapter and illustrated by Florine Glück. Thank you to our global partners MailChimp, Adobe, and WordPress.com for their ongoing support of the CreativeMornings community.
We love that we make every jar of Fix & Fogg from start to finish in our factory in Wellington. From designing our labels to our carefully blended peanut butter, we’re completely hands-on throughout the entire process. We think our award-winning butters are so popular because people can taste the difference in a product that’s handmade by humans who care about quality.
3rdeye is a specialist recruitment and talent management agency based in Auckland, New Zealand - working locally, acting globally. We offer expertise recruitment, talent management, search, career and industry advice within the Advertising, Design, Digital, PR and Media industries. We focus on representing the best talent and matching them with the perfect client. Simply put – you meet them through us!
It’s tempting to get caught up in the latest and greatest, but we try to remember who we are doing this for and what it is we do best: roasting delicious coffee and creating meaningful coffee experiences for folks who simply love coffee. We roast coffee for our amazing customers; be they café owners or enthusiastic home brewers - coffee drinkers! And luckily, we still get to drink it too. At the heart of Supreme is people, and the way coffee connects us. Perhaps our core product is not, in fact, coffee, but instead, what happens over a coffee shared - generous hospitality.
Creative New Zealand encourages, promotes and supports the arts in New Zealand for the benefit of all New Zealanders through funding, capability building, our international programme and advocacy.
At antipodes we believe the heroes of the table should be the food and fine wine so we chose a water source that has a mineral fingerprint subtle enough to refresh but not alter the palate. Antipodes is very proud to support CreativeMornings Auckland because everything we do in life requires a creative mind.
Studio One Toi Tū offers more ways for Aucklanders to meet and share ideas, skills and practices – with each other and visitors. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, a maker a resident or a visitor, creativity can become part of your life in Auckland.
NZ’s first and only packaging company to produce only plant-based sustainable packaging. Focused on leading the way to inspire change and provide the most sustainable packaging on the market at affordable prices.
At Almighty, we strive to be socially innovative with the way we do business (juicy business), and creativity has always been at the heart of social innovation, exploring new ways of finding solutions to world problems that are more just, more efficient, more sustainable and, sometimes, just more effective. We choose to support the CreativeMornings breakfast lectures to not only encourage others to take part, but to engage in this discourse ourselves, to learn, and to take part in some small way.
Bread & Butter Bakery specialises in organic, long fermented sourdough breads and handmade pastries, cakes and savouries. Bread made in this way does not need any additives or baking aids, instead the traditional slow fermentation creates all the flavour and texture and simultaneously makes the bread more easily digestible. Pastries are made with real ingredients, no out of the bag powders or ready to use fillings. Bread & Butter believes in supporting and giving back to the local community that support us. We therefore work with various charities, schools, and creative people and hope to contribute to a vibrant and viable Auckland city.
The Jungle is a small team of multimedia communicators who have been making digital content together since 2012. Combining our creative, technical and strategic skills: we are a content production company that specialises in the creation of engaging content for digital channels. We strive to keep things simple, to be genuine and easy to work with, and to produce content that’s beautiful, consistent, and real. And we’ve been supporting the CreativeMornings/AKL team with our other “creative hats” on since the beginning.