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Creativity is the way forward. Whether you are a coach, facilitator or therapist, Jens recent book will transform your practice
Jen combines a unique combination of practical experience, training and cutting edge tools, to unlock creativity, maximise performance and improve wellbeing. She understands the nature creativity and innovation, having developed different services and businesses in both the public and private sector. Jenn understands how the human brain works and knows how best to use knowledge from neurosciences, occupational science and personal development. Often team development or coaching approaches only address some of the needs, leaving individuals and teams with a half-baked plan with limited sustainability or perhaps rehashed version of what currently exists. Creative thinking is desperately needed right now, but it must be combined with courage to implement, support for those involved and a sustainable plan. It must also not be tied down with lengthy processes for implementation which strangle brilliant ideas. Risk taking is intrinsic to adaptation and sometimes we really get scared, so understanding the neurology of “fear” is crucial. Leading creative, courageous, adaptable teams is vital in the current climate. Resources are often limited, time short and in many cases, moral and wellbeing are poor. Leaders need support but so do grass roots staff. Having worked at both ends of the spectrum, Jen is able to see the complete picture and understand multiple perspectives. That is rare.
A light-hearted, practical approach to problem solving.compressed seated me Jen has a rich bank of stories, research and fun activities that she can draw upon, to craft a meaningful message which will engage and move the audience. Topics include: Crafting wealth: How Biomimicry can help your business Crafting flow: How “rivers” can help performance at work (and home) Crafting opportunity: How creativity helps generate ideas and build value Crafting health: How story and metaphor can be used to improve wellbeing
A life long artist, Jen paints large scale works, mostly in oil and acrylic. She is is interested in questions around engagement and disengagement, human occupation and occupational alienation.
As author of texts which include creativity, coaching and occupational therapy, Jen is also an avid blogger and often writes at the same time she paints.
If Jen could survive without the thrill that public speaking gives her, she would hide herself away and create, create, create and create some more. From products to guide and inspire, through to paintings, she has to stop and remember to eat...
I have been unpicking this thing called disappointment lately as it hounds me, frequently flattening my enthusiasm and energy. To a certain degree, I think we learn how to be disappointed as children – I still see my mum’s disappointment with her work life and whilst my dad doesn’t voice his, I still see Read more about The Infinite Gap – disappointment and creativity[…]
“at least I f**king tried…That’s the only euology I need” (Frank Turner) I’m sitting here, in a freezing cold, partially converted warehouse, painting properly for the first time in months – about 7 months to be precise. I’m huddled against a small heater which is really doing nothing apart from massively increasing my carbon footprint. In Read more about That’s the only eulogy I need[…]
A short video pleading for some honesty about the creative process…
One evening, when I was about 16, we were playing a family game of cards and my mind must have wandered off as I was brought back to the room by my dad shouting “Jen…you are not concentrating, you never concentrate properly…”. He went on to rant about various times I didn’t concentrate and it Read more about When I am gazing out the window…[…]
Last year, I needed to really focus, really hide myself away and immerse myself in a new project – a big one. I started to tell people that I wouldn’t be around for a bit, I would probably be turning down invites etc. As I entered this phase, it really felt like I was a Read more about Being inside the chrysalis, amongst the creative gloop[…]
If you haven’t read Episode 1, you can see it here, but I finished it off with the grand statement “next time we will examine the role of the Executive system, why some people develop “protective mechanisms” against mental illness and why some don’t” As I sat down to write today, several months after I wrote Episode Read more about The Dark Side of creativity – Episode 2[…]