We create our own lives. The ability to create with astounding originality and innovation is one of humanity’s greatest gifts. Within us all exists an innate ability to welcome fresh perspectives, dynamic ideas, and exciting creations into the world.
Humanity remembers great painters like Frida Khalo, accomplished inventors like Thomas Edison, flourishing minds like Albert Einstein, beautiful writers like Jane Austen, and forward-thinking leaders like Steve Jobs. We celebrate these people for the diverse ways they have used their creativity to change the world.
Yet there are people everywhere who have awakened to the creativity they possess, and used it to imbue their lives, their families, their businesses, and their communities with greater meaning and joy. These people are equally as deserving of having their creativity celebrated because however we create, it breathes a deeper and greater life into the world.
Those who have used their creativity to make an impact know that sharing their vision will inspire countless others to let their inner spark of creativity Ignite! A whole new era of creatives are waiting for the inspiration they need to change the world. That inspiration is found in the pages of Ignite Your Creativity.
Creativity Ignites creativity. By telling your story, you’re empowering readers everywhere to embrace their inner gift and celebrate the originality and innovation we are all capable of.
Photographer, Visual Storyteller, Creatively Fit™ Coach, International Best-selling author
C.E.O. at Creative Potential Institute, International Best-selling author
I’m Kathy Strauss and I’ve been in the creative industry all my life. I’m a photographer, an artist, and creative coach. I use my creative voice with my camera, using it to tell stories for personal branding, commercial clients, and families. Fine art is my “release”, using my camera to show the world how I see it. I am also a mixed media artist—painting, doodling, writing… anything that allows me to tap into the universal energy that surrounds us. And I’m a creative coach—when I’m not doing my photography or creating a new piece of art, I’m teaching.
Kathy specializes in personal branding, headshot portraits, marketing, event imagery, and family photos. Her clients seek her out for business purposes, but she also incorporate her fine art photography. She aims to visually tell my clients’ stories and create custom visual libraries for them, so they don’t have to rely on stock photography. Family photography is equally important to her, as she believes in creating lasting memories and telling their stories. Her family sessions are filled with laughter and creativity, capturing moments that will be cherished for generations.
Is a worldwide community dedicated to encouraging and empowering everyday creativity in homes, schools, and communities. We exist to celebrate every creative idea, effort, and the imagination inspiring it to help everyone live more creative lives.
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We are World Creativity & Innovation Week and World Creativity & Innovation Day. We welcome everyone. We celebrate every creative idea and effort. Creativity does not take sides. Neither do we. Creativity considers all points of view. We welcome creatives with diverse perspectives and ideas with open arms, open hearts, and open minds.
Creativity is what makes the world go ’round. And don’t just take our word for it – look around you: Everything around you is a product of creative minds thinking differently, challenging the norm, taking risks and learning from trial and error. Everything you do can be a creative act.
We inspire and enable people around the world to celebrate creativity in their own way, and share it with others through our international community and brand presence.
WCIW/D will continue to be a platform for discussion, for spreading the ideals of creativity, for sharing resources, for connecting people, for inspiring and celebrating the incredible lessons and benefits of creativity & innovation all around the world. Please join us.
Practicing creativity will bring creative confidence, and with creative confidence will come your ability to look at problems as opportunities. You will find new solutions to personal opportunities and change your life. You will find creative solutions to community opportunities and change your world. You will discover new connections to improve the world for all of us.
Our mission is simple: we want to encourage people to use new ideas, make new decisions, and take the steps towards making the world (and your place in it) better through creative thinking.
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