Tag Archives: creative

Mapping the Road Ahead

From 2010, I’ve started each year with a rough personal plan on paper, a starting point if you will. I utilized a tool often used in project planning, some know it as mind mapping others know it as road mapping, but instead of diagrams, I combined it with sticky notes. Sticky notes makes sense for […]

Lessons We Can Learn from Great Organizations: Disrupting the Family

I spend a lot of late nights cultivating relationships with family and friends. Like any another evening, I was speaking to a close confidante, Peter (Pseudonym), about his issues in relating. He yearns to have a good relationship with his extended family members, but he’s not sure if it’s possible. He’s also afraid of rejection […]

Regaining Creative Mojo

I found myself at a loss for words, imagery and playful thought early this spring. It was a frustrating experience. Stemming from a busy period of commitments, guilt was weighing heavily on my mind. I needed to spend more time with my family, find some proverbial balance. As it turns out, the gift that frustration […]

In Search of Inspiration: Taking the Road Less Traveled

Creativity is sometimes ignited by reaching outside your comfort zone, trying something new, something adventurous. Learning from great artists and thinkers who did this during their time, such as Leonardo Da Vinci, it’s sometimes about taking the road least traveled (research is optional) that allows us to see the best views and discover new territory. […]

Creative Collaboration Featuring Antonio CD Smith

The best creativity is sparked by curiosity, conversation and good food. That’s precisely how the latest creative collaboration began with Seattle’s Antonio CD Smith, pulling out his vision and photographer’s eye for me and connoisseurdelavie.com. A dinner at my latest foodie find (post to come soon) coupled with a Q&A about branding (post on what […]

Why I Left My ♥ in San Francisco

The charms of San Francisco boil down to the creative and entrepreneurial spirit whether it’s the people, food, coffee/tea (choose your vice) and culture. In some ways Vancouver and San Francisco are similar, with multiculturalism and love of diversity, laid back lifestyles and environmentally sustainable reputations. But, these cities are so much more than that. […]

Creative Holiday Gifting Ideas For Everyone

Whether you’re managing a holiday budget or in search of that illusive token of appreciation for the person-who-has-everything, these gift-giving ideas will help inspire you to get a little creative and touch the hearts of those you’re appreciating. Personalized Gifting Engraving, monogramming, or any way you can think of to incorporate the recipient’s name, initials, […]