Creativity Workshop Ticket (12/15-16)
On the heels of All You Need Is Water, the public speaking workshop that I hosted in early November, I’m excited to offer another new event. I Love That Kid is a workshop dedicated to creativity. The title is about reconnecting with that younger version of you, the one who loved to write or draw or paint or take pictures or perform, that kid who loved to create.
Whether your job invites you to be creative or not, whether you want to pursue a creative profession or not, whether you consider yourself a creative person or you used to be or you’re simply curious, let’s talk about it.
I’ll share from my experience, going all the way back to middle school, always doodling and daydreaming about starting different brands. I’ll touch on what I learned during my eight years in the surf industry, with Quiksilver and then Hurley. And then I’ll talk about To Write Love on Her Arms, the non-profit I founded in 2006 and was part of until 2021. We’ll bring it full-circle by looking at the season I’m in now—flying solo, DIY, trying new things, being creative again.
The workshop will be limited to 15 people, which leaves plenty of time for Q&A. I’m happy to be an open book, not only with the highlights and surprising open doors, but mistakes and lessons learned as well.
I Love That Kid is an online event. We’ll meet via Zoom, starting the evening of Friday, 12/15 at 7pm ET. This will be a chance for me to welcome you and set the stage, and then we’ll spend the rest of the time getting to know each other. Everyone will be invited to share a little bit about who they are and why they’re participating. Hopefully this breaks the ice and sets us up to dive into the material the next day.
Saturday (12/16) is broken up into two parts. We’ll start at 1pm ET with a session focused on exploring creativity—showing up and routine, having the freedom to dream and play, inspiration vs discipline, letting go of perfection, and choosing the process over the outcome.
We’ll take an afternoon break—two hours to eat, take a nap, reflect and recharge—and then we’ll get going again at 6pm ET, with a session devoted to the business of creativity—everything from charging money to building a platform to using social media. And let’s not forget: dealing with imposter’s syndrome along the way.
Please note: Due to the limited nature of this event, there will be no refunds.