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How to Be Creative

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How to Be Creative is a podcast about what it means to be creative across different disciplines, industries, life circumstances, and career structures. You’ll learn tips for fitting creativity into your daily life, and hear from a bunch of different people about how being creative has helped them reach goals, open doors, and live a more rewarding--or at least more interesting--life. I’m your host, Kat O’Leary, and I’m excited to introduce you to some of my favorite creatives, as well as the tools that help me get my most crucial work done.

How to Be Creative is a podcast about what it means to be creative across different disciplines, industries, life circumstances, and career structures. You’ll learn tips for fitting creativity into your daily life, and hear from a bunch of different people about how being creative has helped them reach goals, open doors, and live a more rewarding--or at least more interesting--life. I’m your host, Kat O’Leary, and I’m excited to introduce you to some of my favorite creatives, as well as the tools that help me get my most crucial work done.

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United States

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How to Be Creative is a podcast about what it means to be creative across different disciplines, industries, life circumstances, and career structures. You’ll learn tips for fitting creativity into your daily life, and hear from a bunch of different people about how being creative has helped them reach goals, open doors, and live a more rewarding--or at least more interesting--life. I’m your host, Kat O’Leary, and I’m excited to introduce you to some of my favorite creatives, as well as the tools that help me get my most crucial work done.

Twitter:

@katoleary

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 11: Coming Home with Billy Peters

4/1/2020
This week I'm talking to writer, veteran, and tech professional Billy Peters about World War III, the concept of coming home when home doesn't fully exist, and what it means to be a writer with military experience who doesn't want to be a war writer.

Duration:01:02:19

Episode 10: Creating Your Own Future with Ivy Jelisavac

1/27/2020
This week, I'm talking with director Ivy Jelisavac about intrinsic motivation, creating structure to get things done, and building community online. For the past two years, Ivy's been my creative accountability partner, and I'm tremendously inspired by her grit, talent, and commitment to creating a better world--and film industry.

Duration:01:09:12

Episode 9: Running a Creative Small Business with Jennifer Wiese

1/13/2020
Today I'm chatting with Jennifer Wiese, founder of Workroom Social, about running a creative small business, authenticity, and the value of hobbies. Discussed on this episode: Jen's upcoming Intro to Garment Sewing Intensive!Workroom Social websiteWorkroom Social on YouTubeWorkroom Social on InstagramWorkroom Social on FacebookWorkroom Social on TwitterWorkroom Social on PinterestClaryville JeansSaturday Morning Breakfast Cereal: 11 LivesIn Praise of MediocrityStanford d.schoolInstagram...

Duration:00:44:14

Episode 8: Taking an Intentional Break to Get Out of a Rut

1/6/2020
In this solo episode, I talk about taking a break to recover after being in a creative rut. Discussed on this episode: Rachel Syme on TwitterGoodreadsReal Talk Radio with Nicole AntoinetteInstagram TwitterHTBC Instagram

Duration:00:19:02

Episode 7: Creative Tranquility with Kimberly Wilson

12/30/2019
Today I'm chatting with psychotherapist and entrepreneur Kimberly Wilson about her journey as a multipassionate entrepreneur, getting things done while preserving your energy, and making space in your life for regular creative play. Kimberly Wilson is a psychotherapist in private practice, serves as president of Pigs & Pugs Project, and designs eco-fashion line TranquiliT. In 1999 she founded Tranquil Space —named among the top 25 yoga studios in the world by Travel + Leisure—and sold it...

Duration:00:44:03

Episode 6: Discovering New Creative Pursuits with Shama Hussain

10/20/2019
Today I'm chatting with illustrator Shama Hussain about inspiration, her creative process, and discovering new creative pursuits as an adult. Shama Hussain is a social media strategist and artist living in Manhattan. She currently works at IBM and has previously worked on social media for NBC, UN Women, New York Magazine, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and the Obama White House. Outside of her day job, she is a self-taught illustrator and likes to create art that shares a story and a...

Duration:00:41:41

Episode 5: Creativity as a Mental Health Practice with Theodora Blanchfield

9/30/2019
Today I'm chatting with writer Theodora Blanchfield about the role creative work has played in her mental health journey. In this candid conversation, Theodora shares what caring for her mental health has meant for her in the aftermath of her mother's death from cancer and while she's navigated other challenges including career changes and breakups. Where to find Theodora: @theodorable@tblanchfieldPreppy RunnerAs always, you can find show notes, including a complete episode transcript and...

Duration:00:56:42

Episode 4: Saying Yes with Tiffany Han

9/16/2019
Today I'm talking with coach and writer Tiffany Han about incremental progress, making space, and saying yes to what you really want in life. As a participant in Tiffany's Raise Your Hand Say Yes Inner Circle, I'm so excited about this episode. I've gained so much from working with and getting to know Tiffany over the past year, and I'm thrilled to be able to share just a bit of her wisdom with you! Links: Tiffany HanRaise Your Hand Say Yes Inner Circle@thetiffanyhanthetiffanyhanRaise Your...

Duration:00:47:17

Episode 3: Small Changes that Pay Big Dividends

9/9/2019
This week I'm talking about how tiny changes--taking a different route to work, stopping to notice your surroundings--can give you a fresh perspective. Can doing little things over time dramatically change your life? Spoiler alert: yes! Here's what I discussed on this episode: Nicole Antoinette/Real Talk RadioAtlas ObscuraDuolingoAtomic HabitsCavedayTheodora Blanchfield/This May Be Oversharing... podcastInstagram TwitterHTBC InstagramYou can find a full episode transcript at...

Duration:00:18:08

Episode 2: Art and Activism with Kimberly Enjoli

9/2/2019
Today I'm talking with artist and activist Kimberly Enjoli about the intersection of art and activism, how to support activist movements beyond being out in the streets, and why art is even more necessary in a deeply troubled world. Some of the organizations discussed on this episode: TwitterFacebookEquality for FlatbushPeoples Power AssembliesWhere to find Kimberly: @groundwork_zine@sugarwaterartdeptTo support Ramsey Orta: Sign the letter of support of Ramsey Orta's release on...

Duration:00:51:20

Episode 1: Getting Started

8/26/2019
On this episode, I talk about how to get started on your creative work: getting past excuses, making tradeoffs, setting boundaries, and finding a support network. Here’s what I discussed on this episode: Business Christmas podcastTheodora Blanchfield/This May Be Oversharing… podcastCreative MorningsMy accountability partner, Ivy JelisavacTwitterInstagram TwitterHTBC InstagramYou can find a full episode transcript at https://howtobecreative.org/2019/08/26/episode-1-getting-started/

Duration:00:22:45

Trailer

7/28/2019
Welcome to How to Be Creative, a podcast about what it means to be creative across different disciplines, industries, life circumstances, and career structures. You’ll learn tips for fitting creativity into your daily life, and hear from a bunch of different people about how being creative has helped them reach goals, open doors, and live a more rewarding--or at least more interesting--life. Subscribe now to receive the first full episode when it drops on Monday, August 26.

Duration:00:00:50