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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.




Infusing Life with Color with Sasha Willis

Creativity through the lens of the Boss Lady behind Strategy By Sasha and owner of Boundless Audio Podcast Network "Creativity for me is infusing my life with color." Sasha Willis is the boss lady behind Strategy By Sasha, host of the Strategy for Creatives: Business Minus the Bullshit Podcast, co-host of the Swirl and Sip Podcast, and owner of the Boundless Audio Podcast Network. As a business strategist, podcaster, and multi-facet business owner, her goal is to empower all women business owners by strategizing and action planning to build and grow their brands without the stress. When she's not busy doing business things, you can find her spending time with her husband and 5-year old son. Website: Facebook: LinkedIn: Instagram:


Finding Joy in Storytelling with Andrea Wilson Woods

Creativity through the lens of a Storyteller "At it's barest bones meaning, creating something from nothing." ANDREA WILSON WOODS is a writer who loves to tell stories, and a patient advocate who founded the nonprofit Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association. Andrea is the CEO and co-founder of Cancer University, a social-impact, digital health company. Her best-selling and award-winning book, Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days, is a medical memoir about raising and losing her sister to liver cancer. Website:


Creative Mindset with Jocelyn Chong

Creativity through the lens of a sales and money mindset coach "Creativity means you allow your mind to think openly." Jocelyn Chong is a Sales and Money Mindset Coach, Multi-Award Winning Four Time #1 International Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker and Podcast Host. She empowers service-based female entrepreneurs and executives to unleash their potential and embody wealth consciousness so they can attract the right clients, double their sales results and fall in love with their businesses. She has over 20 years of experience leading multiple eight-figure businesses and building high-performance sales teams in the banking and finance sector, with 15 years in leadership, governance and project delivery. She has been featured in many publications and is regarded as a Thought Leader in the banking industry. Jocelyn also infused spirituality into business, and her followers are growing daily. She is a heart-centred entrepreneur, a compassionate and resourceful individual who thrives on human transformation and loves to help others to create a life by design. She has been featured in Channel 9, Thrive Global, Digital Journey, FOX,, The Times, and Finance News World. When she's not empowering her clients, you can find her working on her self-development, enjoying nature, and planning her next getaway. Website: LinkedIn: Instagram: Facebook: YouTube:


Live Incredibly Full Everyday with Martin Salama

Creativity through the lens of the Architect of the Warrior's LIFE Code "Being open to the opportunities around you." Martin Salama is known as The Architect of The Warriors L.I.F.E. Code. He specializes in helping people frustrated in their life quickly shift their mindset to UNCOVER their greatness so they can live their true potential and enjoy LIFE! An example of what he’s achieved is a client like Roberta, who lost her 6-figure job due to COVID and came to Martin depressed and felt very lost. Within a short time, she had, quote: “direction, focus, and a renewed energy around all the possibilities I could pursue… and getting back on track to enjoy LIFE!” The key to his success is, he’s mastered the ability to Live Incredibly Full Everyday! Which he turned into the acronym L.I.F.E. and created the Warriors L.I.F.E. Code coaching program. Social Media Handles: Websites:


Creative Questions with Erin Whalen

Creativity through the lens of a communication skills consultant and empathy infuser "It's a Divine purpose to create." Erin Whalen is a Communication Skills Coach and the founder of Compassionate Coaching, which guides teams in the helping profession, especially bereavement and end-of-life professionals, to get through their days with more ease. She uses her background as an actor, trainer, Playback Theatre practitioner, and facilitator to develop highly engaging programming that centers around giving and receiving empathy. Website: Linked In: IG:


Storytelling with Beret Strong & John Tweedy

Creativity through the lens of a Director, producer, writer & Filmmaker, writer and mediator "How do you bring together conscious and unconscious minds." - Beret "The interplay between structure and variation." - John Beret E. Strong, Ph.D., M.F.A., Director/Producer, has been making documentary films since 1995, and owns Landlocked Films. Beret is also a researcher, writer, and educator. Her films have shown on PBS stations across the U.S. and Canada, and won CINE Golden Eagles and a nomination for an IDA/ABC News Videosource Award. Her films have screened at festivals including Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Yamagata International Film Festival, Cine las Americas, the Boulder International Film Festival, Denver Film Festival, and the Pan African Film Festival. She also runs a small educational nonprofit supporting educational opportunity for youth in Central America. Beret cares about amplifying people’s voices, social justice and equity, and the health of our planet. John Tweedy, M.A., J.D., has been directing, producing, and editing films with Beret E. Strong and Landlocked films since 1995. He directed Streams of Gold, about gold mining in an Ecuadorean valley over a 100-year span, broadcast nationally on Free Speech TV; Penny and Red, about Penny Chenery and the thoroughbred racehorse Secretariat, broadcast on PBS stations nationwide; and has edited most of Landlocked Films’ other prize-winning documentaries. His filmography includes work on climate science, law and equity issues, cultural competency, disability, and education. John is also a lawyer, mediator and writer. FACEBOOK: INSTAGRAM:


Empowering Your Creativity with Lil Cross

Creativity through the lens of a musician and business owner "Creativity is turning nothing into something. Seeing things as what they could be, not what they are." My name is Lil Cross, I'm 21 and based in Tampa, Florida! I'm a lifetime musician and a full-time artist coach for the last two years. In my original music, I specialize in Hip-Hop, and as a coach me and my team specialize in helping creatives monetize their skills and create full-time careers out of them. I'm just one member of a team of artists who are all on the same mission to make great music and help others monetize theirs, the name of our collective and company is Dead to the World. lil cross instagram: dead to the world instagram: lil cross music streaming link: dead to the world music streaming link: website link:


Exploring Creativity with Robin Landa

Creativity through the lens of a professor, writer and award winning designer "Creativity is a twist on something that exists. Imagination is something new" Robin Landa is an expert in creative advertising, branding, graphic design, and social media, and has been called a "creativity guru," having published over 20 widely recognized books in her fields of expertise. Robin holds the title of Distinguished Professor of the Michael Graves College, Kean University, USA. She has won numerous awards for her design, writing, and research, and the Carnegie Foundation lists her among the greatest teachers of our time. Robin is a former chair of Design Incubation and serves as a creative consultant to the C-suites of international corporations. You can find out more about her work online at Instagram: Facebook:


Living a Creativity Life with Victoria Wolf

Creativity through the lens of an Award Winning Graphic Designer and Content Creator "It's easy for me to be creative for others, where I struggle is my own creativity for me and getting it out of me." Victoria is a self-taught, award-winning graphic designer. For over thirty years, she has run her successful design and marketing company, Wolf Design and Marketing, and now focuses on designing covers and interiors for self-published authors. With her husband, Rich, she lives, works, and explores the country in an RV. She and Rich create cooking and RV lifestyle videos via their YouTube channel and website, gfexplorers. Also a published author and artist, Victoria views the world through a creative lens. Creating is in her DNA, and she looks forward to all the inspiration her nomadic life will bring. GF Explorers Website: YoutTube: Facebook: Instagram: TikTok: Pinterest: Wolf Design and Marketing: Victoria Wolf Art Website: Instagram: The Book, Perpetual Conflict:


Honoring Creativity with Liz Alterman

Creativity through the lens of a writer and author "Creativity is a way of honoring an idea or a feeling. Taking it and sharing it, making it bigger than it was." Liz Alterman is the author of a domestic suspense novel, The Perfect Neighborhood, a young adult thriller, He’ll Be Waiting, and a memoir, Sad Sacked. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, and other outlets. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, three sons, and two cats, and spends most days microwaving the same cup of coffee and looking up synonyms. When she isn’t writing, she’s reading.


Inviting Creativity with Sarah Finniss

Creativity through the lens of an Art & Yoga Fitness Instructor and Children's Book Author "Creativity means, having space to move in new ways." Sarah is a 36 year old certified yoga fitness instructor, stretch coach and personal trainer. She has a background in the arts and early childhood education and is a newly launched children's book author and illustrator. Book: Iris' Magical Yoga Adventure Instagram: sarahcare_swfl Website:


Your Adventurous Spirit with Lynne Bowman

Creativity through the lens of a grandma and author "I have no idea what it's like to not be creative!" A best seller on Amazon, with a five- star rating and rave reviews, Brownies for Breakfast is a cookbook you’ll actually enjoy reading and using. Frank, complete, simple: favorite sweets and comfort foods, reimagined as whole food, plant based, sugar-free, low-carb, dairy-free, gluten-free classics. Beautiful graphics and photos, nutrition facts for every recipe, plus a great, fun read: one of the best cookbooks you’ll have on your shelves whether you’re diabetic, pre-diabetic, or just hoping to live long and prosper. Everything you need to know about sugar substitutes, dairy-free baking, no-carb thickeners, gluten-free options, plant-based protein, sleep, stress, shopping, equipping your kitchen, all in straightforward, no-bs language. Lynne has been featured at women's expos throughout the country, teaming with actress Deidre Hall to write and publish Deidre Hall's Kitchen Closeup (2010) and Deidre Hall's How Does She Do It? (2012). In previous lives, she won national awards as a creative director for Silicon Valley companies, was Creative Director at E&J Gallo Winery, Advertising Manager at RedKen Laboratories, and freelanced for agencies in San Jose, Los Angeles, and New York. She has also worked as an actress, makeup artist, screenwriter, illustrator, legal journalist and television Weather Person. Lynne has three grown children, two absolutely perfect grandchildren, and is president of The Pescadero Foundation. She and her husband have a small farm on the coast of Northern California. Facebook:Lynne Parmiter Bowman Instagram: Lynne Bowman YouTube: Lynne Bowman


Sparking Joy with Susy Lee

Creativity through the lens of an author "Now I think it's about expressing my inner thoughts or inner passions....making something new out of nothing." The international prize-winning author of ‘Raising Kids Who Care: Practical conversations for exploring stuff that matters, together,’ Susy Lee lives to help families build a strong culture of communication and contribution. Her book won Best Indie, Royal Dragonfly and Feathered Quill Book Awards. An eternal student, Susy Lee majored in psychology and has a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies. This helped her consider how parenting and wealth equity play roles in social cohesion. Her eclectic career twirls around the twin themes of social justice and children. It has included state and national education and consultancy roles with children and families, international aid and development, and advocacy. Susy is an engaging presenter who has taught all ages from Grade 1 to University, and runs conference workshops for parents and families. She lives a bike ride from the beach in Sydney, Australia, dances whenever music plays, and has raised two caring sons with her generous husband Brian. More info on her website: Facebook: Insta:


Creative Motivation with Nate Palmer

Creativity through the lens of a Dad, coach, author, speaker and host of the Low Card Hustle Podcast "Being unique and inventive and having a good time is when I feel the most creative." Nate helps entrepreneurs and busy parents get into the best shape of their lives using simple training & nutrition frameworks and without tracking a single calorie. Being in amazing shape gives a massive advantage in business, focus, and family time, and that’s why Nate is so passionate about helping leaders maximize their impact and legacy using fitness and nutrition as force multipliers for their personal mission. He also happens to be a dad, husband, the author of bestseller The Million Dollar Body Method, and he’s been told that he makes a mean taco. Find out how to get back in the best shape of your life here: Book: Website: Facebook Profile: Facebook Community: LinkedIn: Twitter: Instagram: YouTube:


Building Creativity with Jason Skeesick

Creativity through the lens of an Entrepreneurial Evangelist and podcast host "Up until November 2021 I never would have thought of myself as creative." Jason Skeesick is a US Army veteran, coach, and an entrepreneurial evangelist. He is a father, husband, fighter, and carrier of heavy things. His company Spear and Clover helps businesses with passionate leaders, talented teams, and strong playbooks go from contenders to Dynasty Organizations. He leads The Spear and Clover Mastermind a large group of like minded entrepreneurs united in helping one another impact the world with their unique missions. You can find Jason hosting the weekly Spear and Clover Podcast available on Youtube and across all audio platforms. Website:


Creative Passions with David Lee Csicsko

Creativity through the lens of an Artist at large "To me, creativity is like oxygen" David Lee Csicsko is an internationally recognized and celebrated designer and artist currently living and working in Chicago, Illinois. During his 30 year career, David has engaged in a wide variety of projects at nearly every scale; from small privately commissioned prints to his more recent explorations of the possibilities inherent in working with stained glass and mosaics at large scales. These monumental projects have included work for hospitals, universities, elementary schools, churches, and various private homes. His many credits include designing the Obamas’ White House Christmas in 2012. While David’s aesthetic and striking use of color and pattern is distinctive, each project he engages in is entirely unique. Through his work, David celebrates the diversity and richness of the human imagination, and expresses the joys of life through his dynamic use of color, bold graphics and playful patterns. David’s lively illustrations can also be seen in The Skin You Live In from the Chicago Children’s Museum, now in its 16th printing. Instragram: website: Facebook: publisher is TROPE.COM


Keeping Curiosity Alive with Neil Mach

Creativity through the lens of an author "It's about just playing, it's simple hearted play." Neil Mach was born and raised in England's "Rockin' Surrey." He enjoys bragging that he was born in the same year as the opening of Liverpool's Cavern Club, Elvis' performance at the Jailhouse, and Lennon and McCartney's first meeting at a church picnic. He has three sisters, though no brothers. During his early school years, Neil had instruction in ballet, tap dancing, and theatrical performing, so most of his role models were strong women. Although he was viewed as a Billy Elliot type character by neighbourhood boys (and his own father) he had plenty of supportive girlfriends. Midway through the 1970s, Neil joined the Met Police in London, where he spent the next 35 years on the front line. He worked in various roles and in many squads and specialist departments. Neil amassed a number of accolades and distinctions, including several commendations for diligence and tenacity. He was blown up, fired upon (at least three times), and stabbed, all while performing his duties. Upon retiring from the public sector, Neil concentrated on writing books. His stories usually feature strong female role models and the ideas of duty and loyalty. Neil has published nineteen (19) titles. Neil is a frequent podcaster and blogger who enjoys talking about his ideas on where fiction and reality begin and end. He enjoys working with young authors as a creativity counsellor to encourage and foster their imaginative vision, improve their mental imagery, and help new writers understand how best to use their mind's eye. Neil and his wife of over 40 years, Sue, reside in a modest cottage on the River Thames in Surrey. They have two grown daughters, and two grand-children. Neil has a variety of interests outside writing. These include cooking, gardening, and costume role-playing. Neil believes his grandmother’s side affords him a Romani ancestry. He characterizes himself as a broad-minded Catholic. Neil read art and literature at the Open University. In 2012 he accomplished a degree level apprenticeship in Customer Service. Twitter = @neilmach Instagram = Check Neil Mach on Amazon


Kate Dudzik

Creativity through the lens of a Cognitive Scientist (MCs), Idea Enthusiast, & Caffeinated Writer. "There aren't any moments in time when we are not creative" My work as a scientist and author is fueled by a passion for exploring what it means to think, what thoughts look like, where they come from, and what they mean. I began with an Undergraduate Degree (Hnrs) in Cognitive Science, Specializing in the Biological Foundations of Cognition, and continued on to complete my Master’s of Cognitive Science (MCs.), both at the Institute of Cognitive Science of Carleton University. This has enabled me to do exciting work while learning from and working with incredible people both in private and public industry. When I’m not busy writing, reading, or learning how much more I have to learn in a vast universe of knowledge, you can find me writing my book, running, hanging with my dog, playing video games, or trying new foods with friends. Website:


Adam Braus

Creativity through the lens of a professor, podcast host and author "It's a balance of generativity and artistry" ADAM BRAUS is a professor and polymath professional, author, and expert in the fields of education, organizational management, and ethics. He is a writer, speaker, teacher, podcaster, and consultant. He lives in San Francisco, California's Mission district. You can subscribe to his weekly podcast, find links to his books, or contact him via his website


Carina Gardner

Creativity through the lens of a fabric and paper designer "Being a designer, I take for granted that everyday we have to use creativity in order to flex that muscle." Carina has a Ph.D. in Design from the University of Minnesota. She was a professor before starting her fabric and paper business. Carina was the Creative Director for Cartabella Scrapbooking Company. Her brand has been seen on wallpaper, dishware, jewelry, home decor, and sewing patterns. Currently, Carina designs fabrics for Riley Blake Designs and has several digital shops for her Cricut, Silhouette, Sublimation crafters. Carina’s design program Design Suite has grown into a thriving creative business that teaches aspiring designers to make their mark and make money. Carina lives in Sandy, Utah with her husband and three children.