Creative Courage: A Journey Into Clarity

I am leading a workshop for Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation at their 24th Annual Nonprofit Conference on Sustainability Strategies.

Thursday, October 20 at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

clarityWorkshop Title: Creative Courage: A Journey Into Clarity

Workshop Track: Stimulating Creativity
Workshop Session:
Session 1 (9:30 a.m.) – to 12 noon
Sonoran Ballroom

Workshop Description: It takes courage and bravery to stand up in a meeting and share ideas. Some leaders naturally have this but many do not. For anyone filled with ideas but lacking the information needed to express those ideas — this session is for you. This session is designed to expose possibilities for creative courage and use it as a super tool for infusing innovation and redefining what is possible. Organization statements to be addressed during this session

  • Lack of creative courage impacts personal and team performances
  • Without creativity – innovation is stagnant
  • A workplace that is committed to creative innovation encourages all ideas.

This audience interactive experience will lead to break-throughs in ideation, problem solving and brainstorming. Participants will walk away with a tool kit of ideas to be a creatively courageous in work and life. Through interactive activities, participants will explore creative courage concepts as follows:

  • a focus on the creative courage mindset
  • a focus on methods for creative ideation
  • a focus on effective sharing of ideas and courageous ownership
  • a focus on collaborative creativity methods
  • a focus on innovative brainstorming

Participants will leave with a tool kit for creative courage capacity building for their team and organization.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the critical impact that creative courage brings to an organization
  • Learn innovative brainstorming techniques
  • Learn methods for creative ideation
  • Learn creative courage mindset skills
  • Learn the practice of courageous ownership.

Presenter Bio:

Cyndi Coon is the President and Chief Experience Officer of Laboratory5 Inc. Cyndi’s magical power is to help others find creative courage. Cyndi is a storyteller who sees the world in pictures. She connects with people to co-create big giant ideas as an intuitive thinker. Cyndi loves to explore, hike, camp, listen to music, read and create in her studio or on the go with her traveling creativity kit. She is a speaker, a writer, a teacher, a coach and a leader with contagious positivity and high energy! Cyndi is an expert in using creativity to expose clarity and experiential magic. Cyndi works with audiences to deepen the understanding of innovative creativity and to support the leap to the next level of their ideas. Her naughty, rule-breaking approach keeps everyone on their toes.


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Changing women’s lives one nail wrap at a time – Tracie Rollins

Founder of Nail Art Inc. Tracie Rollins

Founder of Nail Art Inc. Tracie Rollins

Seasoned entrepreneur Tracie Rollins has played a roll in influencing the lives and professions of women all over the world.  A local business women in Phoenix, Tracie has been involved with organizations such as National Association of Women’s Business Owners and sponsors girls in need from the Philippines, Rwanda and Kenya.  She also takes the time to mentor others in business.  As a mentor, Tracie uses a tough love approach.  She asks all of the hard questions when it comes to business and career, but she is also very encouraging.


Now Tracie has taken her passion and applied it to a brand new company that she is launching.  Nail Art Club Inc. offers monthly subscriptions to nail wraps while donating 20% of the profits to charities and organizations that work to make the world a better place for women. These organizations help teens and women get a better start, transition out of an abusive situation, become self-sufficient, start their own businesses or launch a new career.  It is important to Tracie that women embrace their differences.  According to Tracie, being different cultivates leadership.  “Leadership isn’t a job title. It’s within each and every person who takes the time to help others make a better life for themselves. The best leaders embrace who they are, take care of themselves and use their differences to make the world a better place.” she writes on her website.  I encourage you to read her inspiring story here.

Nail Art Club Board of Directors

Nail Art Club Board of Directors

Nail Art Club Inc. is only one of five benefit corporations registered in the state of Arizona.  You can help support this new local business.  There are 28 days left on the Kickstarter campaign and there is plenty to gain by donating.  You can also check out Nail Art Club’s fresh new website.


Written by Amy DeCaussin

Director of Projects & Social Media

Laboratory5 Inc. is a small business based in Tempe, Arizona

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