What you will learn:
Famous entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk have become the case studies for nearly every…single…organization looking to motivate their employees towards greater innovation. This course takes a different approach. Your employees will learn invaluable lessons for the workplace based on the experiences and philosophies of visionary artists who were disrupters in their creative field and changed the face of art. These painters, writers, comics, rappers, and others often overcame rejection, criticism, and downright dismissal of their ideas—until they were finally accepted and celebrated. From Ernest Hemingway to Frank Lloyd Wright to Beyoncé to Lin-Manuel Miranda to Phoebe-Waller-Bridge to so many others, game-changing artists are the new go-to figures for fanning the entrepreneurial flame within organizations.
About the instructor:
Meta Wagner is passionate about helping people reach their creative potential. She is the author of What's Your Creative Type?: Harness the Power of Your Artistic Personality (Hachette) and a TEDx speaker.
Meta is a sought-after speaker on her original model of The 5 Creative Types and how the power of creativity, and a deepened understanding of creative motivations, can transform organizations, teams, and individuals. She is also a contributor to Boston Globe opinion pages, was a columnist for PopMatters, and has written on pop culture and creativity for Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Salon, and Wall Street Journal custom studios.
When she's not giving talks or writing, Meta is molding young minds as an adjunct professor at Emerson College and Boston University. She developed and teaches a “cult favorite” seminar called “Creativity in Context” (the springboard for her book) along with classes in creative non-fiction and communications writing.
Meta was previously in executive positions in the marketing and public relations fields and received multiple awards from professional organizations. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her MFA in creative writing from Emerson College, where she was chosen as the student commencement speaker. She lives in the Boston area with her husband (and her son whenever he drops by).
If you're looking for a speaker for your next company or organization event who will jumpstart your people into considering their creative potential, check out Meta Wagner and her book, What's Your Creative Type? She spoke at our Stone Temple Consulting company meeting, and we can't stop talking about the insights we gained.
— Mark Traphagen, Senior Director of Brand Evangelism
We were thrilled to have Meta speak at Hill Holliday! She did a wonderful job of engaging the standing-room only crowd and created exactly the kind of dialogue between different departments that we were hoping for. People raved about the talk for the rest of the day – truly the highlight of 4pm Happy Hour. Can’t recommend her enough!
— James Saulsky, Account Executive, Hill Holliday Advertising Agency
I just wanted to say thanks again for taking time out of your day to talk to us, both during your session and when we ambushed you in the lobby. It was an absolute delight to meet you and pick your brain, and I know that I'm certainly taking the lessons about myself, my creative type and my team to heart. Just have to learn to push through that ego block! Thank you for your patience and generosity! I hope our paths cross again soon.
— Emily Andras, Production Designer, Renaissance Publishing
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