See Deeper Act Bolder

Harness the power of creativity to unlock your leadership and live your One Wild Life.

Do you want to make a difference but you are not sure how? Do you long to have a lasting legacy but you are not sure you have the skills needed to get there? Perhaps you dream of setting up your own creative or social venture or have a vision brewing? Do you feel creatively stuck or doubt that you can learn the creative skills required for leadership?  Then See Deeper Act Bolder is for you.

The world needs your creativity, your imagination, your vision, your beauty, your aliveness, your leadership, your voice, your spark- it is calling to you to lead your one wild life.

See Deeper Act Bolder is a new 10 week online programme which focuses on supporting you to harness the power of your creativity to unlock your leadership and live your one wild life.

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Why this course and how it emerged: 

Over the years I have interviewed and worked with hundreds of social and creative entrepreneurs, systemic innovators, makers and doers, dreamers, artists, activists, trailblazers, changemakers and visionaries.

They have several things in common.

They did not start out calling themselves those things, nor did they have all the skills they needed from the outset. But, much like you, they had dreams, ambitions, vision, innate talent and a desire to make a difference. So to get to the impact they are having, they had to enlist their creativity, passion and belief that change is possible. They had to SEE deeply and ACT boldly. As they developed their ways of seeing, they developed their capacity to act.

We need more creative leaders and decision makers. We need people who can join up the dots and think laterally to solve problems.We need more embodied leadership- moving from the head, heart and gut. We need flexible, adapative and collaborative changemakers. We need more creative entrepreneurship which respects the earth, and each other, in equal measure. We need you.

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Through See Deeper Act Bolder you will:

  • Learn and experience the ’12 Paradigms of Creative Leadership’
  • Build your creative confidence and capacity to effect positive change.
  • Use the creative process to clarify your vision and connect with your passions.
  • Learn to reframe what you see and identify new opportunties and pathways.
  • Learn new skills in writing and photography
  • Shape and share your vision and voice
  • Connect with your creativity from the inside out
  • Engage with your creative vision to identify next steps and take action.
  • Develop mindful habits to sustain your vision and actions.

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Learn by Doing.

This is an experiential, learn by doing programme. I will not just be telling you how to do things, but will be creating a structure through which you can systematically learn and reflect while engaging with others on the course. Together we will learn by doing, reflecting, taking action and having some fun.

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See Deeper Act Bolder is right for you if any of these resonate with you:

  • You are a budding or seasoned creative or social entrepreneur seeking news to approach problem solving
  • You want to develop your leadership skills but you do not want to invest in a university course or do an MBA
  • You feel some creative block and are seeking some fresh ways around it.
  • You are keen to try something new and experiement in a ‘learn by doing’ manner.
  • You are curious about your deeper creative power and potential.
  • You are keen to connect with a community of like-minded people.
  • You have an interest engaging in a reflective and enriching learning journey through the creative process.
  • You want to do it all mindfully.

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Learn through the Creative Process

Creativity as a process is a great playground and the creative process is an amazing metaphor for change and leadership. Through it we learn how to see differently, innovate, seek connections, work with the light and the shadow, navigate the chaos, explore the margins, begin to map patterns and bring the formless into form. Engaging with the creative processes in intrinsically rewarding but also teaches us the skills we need to effect personal and social change.

So in essence this programme is about harnessing the creative process to unlock your leadership potential and develop the skills you will need to effect change on a personal or social level to live your one wild life. In turn, you will also gain some skills in creative practices, namely photography and writing.

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How the modules will be delivered:

All content will be hosted in a private online classroom, which you will be able to access for 6 months after the course completes. Each week varies slightly but will include:

  • Weekly videos where I introduce the theme, share stories, practical tools and skills from my own practice
  • Creative exercises and tips & hints
  • Writing Prompts and Journalling exercises
  • Guided visualisations and reflections
  • Online forum and discussions
  • Live sessions for Q&A

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Why learn with Clare:

For this programme I will be drawing on my own varied experience, as a creative and social entrepreneur, as an international documentary and humanitarian photographer, as an author, yoga teacher, creative coach and someone who has retreated into my own creativity as a way to clarify my vision and nourish my soul. To the mix I bring an unusual and valuable blend of disciplines and education- I have an MSc in International Education from Oxford University, a hatha yoga qualification and am a Social Entreprenuers Ireland awardee (You can read more about my journey here). This is a course that has been bubbling in me for years and now is ready to pop!

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Why specifically writing and photography?

As a photographer and writer, I have realised that many of the skills we need to make a difference can be developed by engaging with the creative process. I have found photography and writing to be brilliant tools to explore this process. Photography can teach us to see and reframe our current context, and writing can help us articulate our vision. When we learn to see differently, we understand differently, take risks, create new connections, engage with our environment in fresh ways. And when we take the time to write and reflect on our learning, we can communicate our stories, visions and missions more effectively.

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Tools we will use and learn:

Over the course you will learn through a range of modalities and engage with a variety of creative learning tools including:

  • Writing and journaling– weekly reflective exercises and learning.
  • Photography– using mindful photography to see deeper and act bolder.
  • Check-in and self inquiry– weekly process to tune into yourself and identify.
  • Creative visioning– written and audio guided visualisations and meditations.
  • Painting/ drawing– invitations to engage and learn through multiple modalities.
  • Body practice– including some basic yoga instruction and breath work.

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Themes and Modules.

In the course you will be introduced to key themes and concepts in creative leadership as well as working through the 12 Paradigms of Creative Leadership:

Module One: Arrival

Setting the groundwork, your intentions and preparing for your learning journey.

Module Two: Presence and Play

Tuning in with yourself, your surroundings and settings.

Module Three: Passions and Purpose

Engaging with your passions to help clarify your purpose.

Module Four: Perspectives

Exploring different perspectives and learning modes to see deeper.

Module Five: Perimeters

Adventuring to the edge and margins to lean into risk and investigate your courage.

Module Six: Patterns

Learning to identify patterns in your internal and external environment for building creative thinking.

Module Seven: Process

Experiments in trust and emergence in the creative process while learning to navigate the chaos.

Module Eight: Power & Possibility Thinking

Power part 1/ Vision: Experiments to clarify your vision

Power Part 2/ Voice: Fine turning your story to accelerate your leadership journey.

Module Nine: Planning & Practices

Create a system for initiating your action and sustaining your creative pathway through mindful practices

And celebrate & party!

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