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Creativity is something we all use everyday whether we realize it or not. The Sustaining Creativity Podcast is an interview style podcast where different perspectives of creativity, tips, tools and creative experiences are shared, explored and digested.


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Creativity is something we all use everyday whether we realize it or not. The Sustaining Creativity Podcast is an interview style podcast where different perspectives of creativity, tips, tools and creative experiences are shared, explored and digested.




Navigating Creativity with John Lawyer

Creativity through the lens of a Spiritual Guide and Seeker "Creativity; It's being in touch with the universe. Being open to the universe." From desert combat zones to a battle within, John Lawyer transformed from soldier to spiritual seeker. He acts as one of several guides for Kishar, a non-profit online spiritual community for people to share their journey and explore their own unique spiritual path. John is an Omnist and believes in the validity of great human thought from around the world and across time. He offers individual spiritual coaching and guidance services as part of the Kishar Spiritual Community. Main Site: Insta @kisharspiritual YouTube @PeaceOnYourJourney


The Creative Spirit with Morgan McCarver

Creativity through the lens of a ceramic artist and Christian author "Creativity: Putting organization to something that wasn't there before." Morgan McCarver was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Her work is inspired by her female mentors of past and present, as well as her connection to Victorian corsetry through her scoliosis journey. She received an art degree with a ceramics concentration and a double minor in art history and business in 2019 from Anderson University in Anderson, SC. McCarver had the honor of receiving the 2019 Outstanding Art Major Ceramics Award her senior year. As a 2020 701 Center for Contemporary Art prize finalist, she had the honor of being the youngest artist to ever make it that far. She is a multi-award winning artist who recently received an Artist Support Grant to attend a national ceramics conference. She has had the honor of displaying her work in 3 solo exhibitions, “FemininiTEA” 2020, “The Strength of a Wildflower” 2022 and “Postures in Porcelain” 2023. She recently completed a residency at Edgewood Cottage in Blowing Rock Summer 2023 and participated 2022 as well. McCarver has studios in Asheville, NC and Spartanburg, SC. Her art can be found in various galleries around the Carolinas and Tennessee. Her first book, “God the Artist: Revealing God’s Creative Side Through Pottery,” will be released with Morgan James Publishing January 9, 2024. Website: Instagram: Facebook: LinkedIn: Twitter:


Creative Byways with Amy L. Bernstein

Creativity through the lens of an author and book coach "Creativity; it has to do with being inventive in ways that are so true to yourself." Amy L. Bernstein is a multi-genre author and former award-winning journalist. As a certified book coach and writing instructor, Amy brings a compassionate and insightful voice to the challenges and joys of the artistic process. Amy’s free Substack newsletter, Doubt Monster, explores themes around doubt that touch on artmaking, psychology, mental health, philosophy, and beyond. Her nonfiction book, Wrangling the Doubt Monster: Fighting Fears, Finding Inspiration will be published in September 2024. Learn more here.


The Language of Creativity with Paul Zolman

Creativity through the lens of the best selling author of the Role of Love and a Love Language Linguist "Creativity; you're just trying to solve a problem." Paul Zolman is the international bestselling author of the Role of Love, but the true author of love is God. In His wisdom, He placed us in a variety of circumstances that require us to find our way back to His pure love. So, what qualifies me to speak about love? My childhood experience of the opposite of love. From that austere beginning, and the distaste it formed inside me, I searched for and eventually created a method that transformed my life from anger to loving everyone. Growing up in a family of abuse, physical touch became my preferred love style, only because of the regularity. I could almost count on it. It was consistent. I came to think that was the way to express love. But deep inside, I knew that was a twisted belief. I wanted a better life for myself, which is why I created a paradigm shift that works. In this book, you’ll find what helped me move from a childhood boot camp of abuse to being a person who loves everyone and can find good about anyone in any circumstance. This is truly the role of love. I hope you join me. Website: Facebook: LinkedIn: TikTok: YouTube: Instagram: Pinterest: Twitter:


Freeing Your Creative Mind with Uroš Lovišček

Creativity through the lens of a Best Selling Author, Business Owner and Father, "Creativity is striving for something more." My name is Uroš Lovišček, from Slovenia- Europe. I am a proud father of two boys and a business owner. My first business endeavour goes back to when I was about 5 years old, selling dirt door to door. At 15 I started to help in my dads Accounting Firm. At the time I also worked as a karate and Snowboard instructor. At 20 years old I established my first company for Car care logistic with 2 friends, as business begun to pick up with couple big corporate clients 2008 struck and all went south. Later on I earned my bachelors degree from Taxes which led to establishing my solo tax practice from scratch. All this time I have also been present in a family company. 2019 I invested and become stake holder and CEO in a company that was producing carbon fibber parts for Lamborghini and Ferrari racing departments due to my passion for cars which soon turned out I was scammed altho business was real. Networking in base tax-accounting business led me to a joint venture with a mortgage broker with whom I partnered to expend tax-accounting in to a full blown financial consulting group. Since 2020 I helped develop 100s of projects for clients. 2022 have I expanded consulting business to international clients. 2023 begun with big win launching my first best selling book “Master of Finance” that I wrote with intent to help more business owners understand financial aspect of business. Website: Facebook: LinkedIn: Instagram: YouTube: Book Link:


Intuitive Creativity with Sarah DeGrave

Creativity through the lens of a theater artist and ADHD-informed Life Coach "Creativity, there is definitely that overlap with artistry but there is also component that is totally separate." Sarah DeGrave (she/her) is a theatre artist and ADHD-informed life coach, passionate about helping fellow creatives (especially women, queer, and neurodivergent artists) clarify their goals, release shame and perfectionism, and build support systems that help them take action with more joy and ease. Instagram: @alignment_and_alchemy Website:


Tinkering in Creativity with David Van Beekum

Creativity through the lens of the Co-founder and Creator or Tweva "I didn't know if was creativity. It was just playing." Dave, the Co-Founder & Creator of tweva, the world's first social TV network for small businesses and influencers. A digital marketing guru, startup enthusiast, and tech expert, Dave is a man of many talents. Dave lives in Florida with his wife and 3 girls, and enjoys the beautiful outdoors when he is not bound to one of his many computers.


The Creative Spirit with Kevo

Creativity through the lens of an artist "Creating is just a human experience." Kevo is from Houston, Texas and holds an MFA degree. His art ranges from painting to theater production, highlighting racial dynamics and human experiences. He is the director of a non profit for arts, Kevo Arts Studios, and teaches at a college, with over 10 years of experience as the owner of a successful tattoo studio. Additionally, he has a background in Stage plays and film-making, and has written and published several books. His story was even featured on Fox 26 News in a segment called "From Inmate to Entrepreneurship," highlighting the journey from incarceration to business artistry. Kevo was proclaimed his own day from the Mayor of Houston, Kevo Day, April 6th, where he is honored for his value to the Houston community.


Creative Energy with Abi Gatling

Creativity through the lens of a Marketer and Podcaster "Creativity is Freedom.....Creativity is a way of being, a view of the world, being open minded." Abigail Gatling is an experienced marketer with a background in education, community engagement, design and PR. Through her business, Crisp Communications, she offers outsourced, bespoke and beautiful marketing and communications designed to grow your business. Crisp is recently celebrated being nominated a Finalist in the 2023 Sunshine Coast Business Awards. As you could probably tell by the name of her agency, Abi is a Crisp lover (Smith's Original Crinkle Cut, if you're interested!)... and is just a little too obsessed with her sausage dog, Monty (currently the Head of Barketing at Crisp). Abi’s passion is creativity and she is on a mission to live a more creative life. So much so that she started a podcast to help further that journey. In the Creativity: Uncovered podcast Abi speaks with people from across a range of industries and walks of life, and finds out how they successfully unlock, unleash and inspire their creativity. Abi loves her podcasts and recently has been a judge of the Australian Podcast Awards, the Signal Awards and The Webby Awards. Crisp Communications Co: Creativity: Uncovered podcast: Facebook: Instagram: LinkedIn: Listen to some of Abi’s podcast guest appearances: Spotify Playlist


Present in Creativity with Derick Johnson

Creativity through the lens of a US Army Veteran turned Life Coach "To get into FLOW state, getting lost in the moment." Derick Johnson is a US Army Veteran, Life Coach and Trainer that has helped over 500 clients and 50 companies go from just surviving to thriving through his coaching modalities and marketing efforts. Derick was awarded Soldier of the Year for his battalion 3x, received numerous Awards for PT and took his leadership skills, certifications and life experiences to help people take control of their mind and body so they can THRIVE, not just survive.


The Fusion of Creativity with Gabe Bolkosky

Creativity through the lens of a violinist and violist and owner and operator of Education for Happiness "For me Creativity is about bringing order to the chaos." Violinist and violist Gabe Bolkosky has been praised for the way he "takes audiences into his confidence and includes them" and described as having "the serenity of a master without a hint of coldness." Primarily a violinist, he performs a diverse repertoire of classical and contemporary works with different collaborative artists from many musical genres in many of the great concert halls. Coming in 2024, Gabe will release Mozart's Milanese quartets with the Bayberry String Quartet. He has performed and taught across the United States and abroad, working with all ages of musicians. As a member of the Bayberry String Quartet, he recently pioneered an online approach to music-making and collaboration from home. His organization, Education for Happiness, recently launched PhoenixPhest Virtual Chamber Music Immersive and Rollin’ Daily Practice Support, culminating a 20 year in-person program. His focus educationally has been to help musicians of all ages and stages with a focus on inclusion.


Creative Awareness with Kumar Vijayendra

Creativity through the lens of an author, speaker and entrepreneur "I see creativity as and expression of my true self." Kumar Vijayendra is an author and speaker, renowned for his expertise in Sustainable Operations Management. He uses his extensive knowledge and international experience to help small businesses realign their strategies around the 4Ps of Sustainability - People, Planet, Profit, and Purpose. With nearly two decades of experience driving operational excellence in diverse organizations, Kumar's thought-provoking articles have been featured in leading trade journals and respected research publications. His newly released book, "The Sustainable Entrepreneur", provides invaluable insights on leveraging sustainability for enhanced environmental impact and profitability. As President of Footsteps LLC,, and serving on prestigious boards, Kumar's expertise is recognized across industries. He has been invited as a member of the prestigious Forbes Business Council in recognition of his thought leadership and contribution to small business sustainability. Kumar holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh with a certification in Sustainability. He is a certified Six Sigma Green belt, a Certified Scrum Master, and a certified executive coach. As a dynamic speaker, his captivating style and ability to communicate complex concepts leave a lasting impact. Instagram: LinkedIn: Facebook:


Bringing Creativity to Life with Ashton Rodenhiser

Creativity through the lens of a visual storyteller and professional doodler "I almost fee like it's my religion. I feel like I wouldn't exist without it." Ashton Rodenhiser is passionate about lifting the creative spirit in everyone that she meets. She has followed her passion for helping people communicate their ideas and combined that with creativity by founding Mind's Eye Creative Consulting. You’ll often find her with markers in hand as she’s helping bring ideas to life through graphic recording and graphic facilitation practices. She’s worked with diverse groups, from non-profits to Fortune 500 companies. It may appear as if she’s the silent illustrator in the room. In fact, she’s helping to break down complex concepts and notions into an easily understandable visual language, helping others retain more information while inspiring people to continue practicing her techniques in the world. Website - Website - Twitter - Instagram - Facebook - YouTube - Pinterest - TikTok - LinkedIn- Beginner’s Guide to Sketchnoting - Free video lesson - Draw your First sketchnote in 15 minutes -


Creative Tenacity with Sally Gimon

Creativity through the lens of Sally Gimon helping people save taxes with the Spend Thrift Trust "I'm Tenacious" Sally was motivated to become a real estate investor when her mom became sick in October 2018. Sally was 53 and needed to make a change in her life quickly. She has been an insurance agent for 20 years and has used her experience to make positive changes. Now she shares her information weekly in her real estate group and Win, Win Women TV. In July 2020 she bought a Bank Owned Property for $20,000 that would go to auction for $50,000 when Covid restrictions lifted. She knew her Capital Gains would be $7,140 and researched how the rich paid so little in taxes. This led her to find the Business and Beneficial Spendthrift Trusts. Currently Capital Gains are 23.8% on any profit. There is passed legislation to raise this to 40% for some tax levels. The IRS is hiring 87,000 new agents. The Spendthrift Trust defers Capital Gains into infinity and beyond, keeps people judgment proof, and their information private. My social media links are:


Creativity Belongs to Everyone with Wendy Fedan

Creativity through the lens of an illustrator, author, caricature artist and teacher "Creativity is something that belongs to everyone." Wendy Fedan is a full-time freelance illustrator/designer, living in Amherst, Ohio. She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art where she also teaches Continuing Education courses for teens and adults. Wendy launched her own design for publishing biz in 2021 named Create-a-Way Design & Publishing to act as a book shepherd, helping other authors through the self-publishing process. She has 14 indie-published books under her belt so far, mostly picture books which she's also illustrated, but she also has her own novel series called Somewhere In-Between to explore her personal interest in the paranormal.


2023 Podcast Wrap Up

Sustaining Creativity Podcast 2023 Wrap-Up I'm wrapping up the 2023 year in this solo podcast episode. I have had the honor to chat with so many amazing individuals about creativity from around the world. So many wonderful stories and creativity experiences to wrap-up. I learned a lot about creativity and myself this year. Creativity has gotten me through highs and lows. It has supported me and challenged me. In the end Creativity has changed my life. I hope you enjoy the 2023 Wrap-Up Episode! If you don't follow us on social medial click the links below:


Creative Zest with Ines Ducic

Creativity through the lens of a passionate coach "Creativity means to truly be alive and not just simply exist." With over two decades of diverse industry experience, Ines continues to pursue her passion for leading and influencing positive change in others. As a passionate Life, Leadership, and Creative Breakthrough Coach, she wholeheartedly believes that the greatest creative act is the one of creating and innovating ourselves.


Unleashing Creativity with Heather Saulsbury

Creativity through the lens of the Co-Founder of PNWBushCraft "Creativity to me is, being able to use my imagination to look at something from a different angle." Heather Saulsbury is a motivated and intelligent entrepreneur who thrives on combining her passion for the outdoors with her artistic talents. As the co-founder of PNWBUSHCRAFT, she crafts high-quality waxed canvas gear, inspiring adventurers to explore the wilderness. Heather's multidimensional experience and unwavering drive make her a force to be reckoned with in the entrepreneurial world


Authentic Creativity with Bill Heinrich

Creativity through the lens of a coach and author "We breathe creativity, that's all life is about. We are in a constant state of creation." Success isn't always what it seems from the outside. I speak from experience; I found success at a very young age. I was living in one of the most beautiful places on earth and from the outside everything looks perfect, but something was always missing. Surrounded by material success, with everything in place by normal standards, I found myself dissatisfied and nothing seemed to fill the emptiness inside. No matter how much money I made or how successful I was I never felt whole. Over the course of time, this feeling got worse, never better, no matter what I did. I remember, it was almost 30 years ago that I was so miserable I walked out the door to change my life and I never looked back. Prior to starting on my spiritual transformation path, my life was literally out of control! Dysfunction completely controlled my life and I was making decisions based on who I wasn’t. I was literally walking through life blindfolded! I'm not blindfolded any longer! I have cracked the code! With nearly 30 years of research, investigation and experimentation I found the answers that allow anyone to live life with passion, purpose and prosperity. The information that I have discovered it's so powerful that it creates a fool proof blueprint to follow that guarantee success. LinkedIn: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter:


Connecting to Creativity with Braith Bamkin

Creativity through the lens of an entrepreneur, business owner and speaker "I love people being connected, I was always left out in childhood, as I grew older I made it my purpose to make others feel connected and included." Braith Bamkin is an accomplished keynote speaker, astute business owner, and certified marketing professional, known for his giving nature and unwavering commitment to helping others. With a rich background spanning both the corporate world and entrepreneurship, Braith offers a unique perspective on what it takes to thrive in the business landscape. Having supported over 2,250 business owners across a plethora of industries, including trades, finance, IT, and property, he has developed a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by businesses of all sizes. His approach to success is simple yet profoundly effective, emphasizing purpose, intention, and connection with a focus on people-centric strategies. As a speaker, Braith is renowned for his engaging demeanor and his ability to get straight to the point. His presentations are not only informative but are also packed with practical, actionable advice. He draws on his extensive experience, particularly in leadership, marketing, and business development, to provide audiences with the tools and knowledge needed to make a tangible difference in their ventures. Braith's genuine desire to make a positive impact on individuals and organizations sets him apart. Whether addressing budding entrepreneurs or seasoned professionals, his insights, fueled by compassion and expertise, make Braith Bamkin an invaluable addition to any podcast.