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  • Writer's pictureKerri King

Unleash Your Creative Potential

I had the opportunity to speak to a large group of industry leaders as part of Festivals and Events Ontario Tuesday Talks with FEO hosted by Debbie Mann earlier this week. It was SO great to have friends and colleagues join in the discussion to talk about one of my favourite subjects: CREATIVITY.

Specifically, we discussed ways that the festivals and events industry is getting creative and supporting each other.

Many of you reached out asking me about the session, so I thought I would do a quick recap for you.


“Creativity is intelligence having fun” – Einstein

During the hour-long discussion, Debbie and I talked about the innovative new ways that industry leaders are tapping into their creative talents in response to the pandemic.

Many individuals and organizations had to reinvent their lives – both personally and professionally – to survive. One member spoke about how he used his juggling skills to create entertaining videos for those experiencing mental health challenges. Brilliant!

For many businesses, the impact of the pandemic has been so substantial that they had to throw away their business plans and find brand new creative approaches to their operations.

I shared five key steps to Leading with Creativity, which include:

  1. EMBRACE change

  2. IMAGINE the possibilities

  3. CREATE a new vision

  4. WRITE your plan

  5. COMMIT to excellence

If this resonates with you, connect with me and I will share my Creative Vision Quest program with you. It’s a game changer!


It’s more important than ever to stay connected with each other. Thanks to organizations like Festivals and Events Ontario, we can come together on a regular basis and share new ways of doing business in this changing environment.


Ultimately, we are quite simply better together. After all, very few people in the festivals and events industry have been unaffected by the pandemic – and everyone is looking for creative approaches.

Creativity is defined as the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems.

It was wonderful to see organizations like The Ontario Garlic Festival sharing their experiences; and the willingness of the FEO community to come together to brainstorm ideas and opportunities for each other. Kudos to Debbie Mann and the FEO team for hosting Tuesday Talks with FEO. You can watch the full chat below.


I’m SUPER STOKED to have the opportunity to sit down with one of today’s leading voices on branding and empowerment, Katie Zeppieri, Founder of GIRL TALK Speakers Bureau! It’s all part of the ‘Fall’ into #startupgrind with Spark Centre and Launch Lab on October 21.

Katie was named a “Young Woman of Distinction” by the YWCA, and is a social entrepreneur, marketing/PR specialist, author and two-time TEDx speaker. She founded GIRL TALK Speakers Bureau—Canada’s premiere female speakers bureau—which represents an impressive roster of women who are leading innovation in a wide range of industries.

Katie’s outspoken voice on important issues has made her a sought-after speaker, influencer, and media commentator having appeared on Newstalk 1010, CTV, CP24, CBC Radio and SiriusXM and garnering awards like the Governor General’s “Caring Canadian” Award.

Katie is also the Founder and President of MicDrop Marketing a boutique marketing company that amplifies brands and high-profile individuals through consulting and brand strategy, public relations, influencer marketing, event management, and staffing.

From female empowerment, entrepreneurship, and Katie’s path to success, to marketing and being a voice amongst echoes, this #startupgrind will have you feeling empowered, inspired and excited for change.

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Sue Sutcliffe
Sue Sutcliffe
10 de out. de 2021

Thanks for your kind words and for all you do Kerri. You are such an inspiration and I would love for you to share your Creative Vision Quest program with me. 🏡🍽🍁🍗🍂🌰🌽🍴🦃 Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃🍴🌽🌰🍂🍗🍁🍽🏡

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