Creativity + Innovation = Innotivity
"creativity is the single-most important skill in the world for all business professionals today.
There is no better investment you can make today than strengthening your Creative skills..."
- LinkedIN Learning
AND YET ... you struggle to innovatE.
You're Failing to find your pivot.
you aRE CONFUSED by today's "uncertainty"
Creative ways forward seem... improbablE
Keep the future simple.
Creativity and Innovation are just two parts of one process that starts with encountering a challenge and ends with sorting it out.
Using the two different words is like the many Inuit words for snow. It’s nice to have the diversity.
the Creativity behind the ideas
the Innovation behind the actions
But in the end, it's all Snow.
According to so many important business authorities, CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION THINKING is THE MOST IMPORTANT SKILL in the world.
The key to Innovating as a team is to have a balanced team in which everyone is equally able to Innovate. (MIT study)
The key to Freeing your Team
is to free the minds of every member of your team
To guide everyone to an attitude and practice of
ADAPTABILITY & SELF-FLEXIBILITY
WE CAN HELP YOU
Our methods work for individuals, teams, & coaches.
If you want to get back your
RECLAIM your CREATIVE GENIUS
Get MORE IDEAS FASTER & EASIER
IMPLEMENT the ideas with EXPLOSIVE SUCCESS
(and watch the videos)
You Just Need Some
Creativity = an Aptitude
Innovation = an Activity.
INNOTIVITY = an ATTITUDE of
FREE YOUR MIND FROM ITSELF
The source of EVOLUTION AND REVOLUTION.
The driver of IDEAS and RESULTS
The basis of UNLEARN, RELEARN, ADAPT
The ENERGY that drives every organism to INNOVATE ITSELF
Creativity and Innovation rolled up in one
Create new paths forward.
Turn knowledge into impact.
"building a business may be the most creative human activity"
- Yasuhiko Kimura
93% of executives say that the long-term success of their organization depends on their ability to innovate.
But only 18% feel that their company’s innovation efforts are working.
the innovation explosion
THE INNOVATION EXPLOSION is our flagship workshop. It’s based on years of research and studies of the work of dozens of international creativity experts, packaged into a simple, step-by-step model delivered in an automated, online microlearning format that allows you to progress at your own pace. Or you can upgrade to add group or one-on-one guidance.
THE INNOVATION EXPLOSION is a transformational process that will train you to reshape your creativity and innovation thinking on your own or as part of a team. We guide you through the process using a project you are stuck on. And you’ll be able to use the process yourself, again and again, forever.
But don’t take our word for it.
Check out the testimonials below.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY
“Fantastic! Great Facilitation and Content”
This program brought together concepts from psychology, neuroscience, and self-awareness in a way that makes it profoundly clear how our creative brain works, how it gets stuck and how we can help it. It’s given me a big step in becoming a mechanic of my own mind. Creativity is no longer an aloof concept removed from self, but now accessible through a well-defined process.
CEO Rekindle Learning & World Economic Forum Global Leader
“Choose the Self You Want to Be”
I joined this workshop because I was looking for change in my life and wasn’t sure where to start with the change. What I learned in the first session already, was that the change would not come from external sources, or “thinking outside the box” but it was all about working with what was within me. I would encourage anyone looking to tap into the best version of themselves to do this course.
4IR Consultant, One of the 200 Young South Africans you must take to Lunch 2019
“Incredible, Powerful and Profound”
I really enjoyed the very clear tools and found them easy to integrate into my life today. The depth was outstanding, as was the flow of topics and watching people go through transformations quickly, in front of our own eyes. My aim was to get clarity on what kind of a business I could set up, which I have achieved.
Education Practitioner, Researcher, Facilitator
“I’ll be forever grateful for this course”
This workshop awoke creativity in me that was dormant and opened up my thinking again.
Life Coach, Community Activist
“Showed me a Creativity streak I didn’t know I had”
My experience has been entirely in theater where I got something from someone else and made it an act. I never knew I could write my own comedy material from scratch. My first joke, nobody laughed. Now I feel confident to stand in front of people and deliver my own ideas and don’t feel I’m wasting people’s time.
“Michael is Brilliant!”
Insightful, thought-provoking, challenging and shifting. Gave me a system and tools to get creative thinking re-energized. Now I have a clear plan and idea of how to progress, and I’m excited again.
Animations Producer, Entrepreneur
The Results were Amazing! A Great Workshop.
An illuminating journey. Our team members opened up about the issues within our team for the first time. We are walking away with ammunition to boost the company’s innovation levels. Michael is provocative, straightforward, no nonsense, and funny.
The future of Entrepreneurship
“I highly recommend Michael’s techniques”
From dealing with my procrastination to tapping my personal brand creatively, Michael’s techniques have had a positive impact on my life.
Software Consultant, Blogger
“It’s going to be big, get in now!”
This workshop has given me clarity and a great level of comfort at what I should be doing. Michael reads people well. He helps participants clarify what they are thinking. When he says it back to me, it’s even more recognisable and resonant than when I said it myself.
Dr Zandile Mokgatle
Medical Doctor and Health Coach
Invigorating and enlightening. I felt safe to explore and be authentic. Where I was stopped in the past, I can now create. I’m blowing all barriers and moving at full speed. I can now accomplish much bigger dreams.
Creativity as we need it today and into the future
Creativity = the ability to think different than YOURSELF
" Creativity is the skill of the Future."
"85% of CEOs agree that Creativity is THE KEY to driving economic growth"
"Creativity is THE MUST-HAVE SKILL for ENTREPRENEURS"
"The pandemic is liberating firms to experiment with RADICAL NEW IDEAS."
- The Economist
“The First Industrial Revolution turned humans into robots. Now robots are turning us back into humans. And Innotivity is the most human of all skills.”
We are all born Creative GENIUSES. Yet 98% of adults have lost our creative spark – according to a famous study by George Land, a NASA scientist. Watch this video to learn more.
"The challenge is not to be creative, but to remain creative as we
– Pablo Picasso
"If a toddler had the mind of an adult, she would never learn to walk. She would fall three or four times and think - This just isn't for me. i'm not good at this at all"
– Michael Lee
Innovation that starts where it is supposed to!
IN THE MIND OF THE INNOVATOR
Innovation is just Creativity in Action.
It will get nowhere until you Innovate yourself.
Team Innovation starts with the INDIVIDUALs in the team
And within the MINDSET of each Individual.
Creativity is a skill we can relearn,
by Unlearning the things we have put in the way.
#1: Our ATTACHMENT TO OUR OWN IDENTITY
#2: Our FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN
#3 Living in perpetual quiet CRISIS
Recover your creative genius and innovate into the box like a boss!
UNCERTAINTY IS NOT A CHALLENGE TO OVERCOME. UNCERTAINTY IS THE SOURCE OF INNOTIVITY
“Face to face with a lion in the bush, the last thing you need is to be creative. First, you need to step out of crisis.”
– Michael Lee
We can help you
with a clear, simple STEP-BY-STEP SYSTEM
that you can repeat whenever you need it, for the rest of your life.
For your TEAM, if you’re in one.
For others, if you’re into coaching.
What more do you need to know to make time to check out that system?
SIGN UP - or set up a call with us
If you're not ready to try our paid programs, please join our FREE Innotivity Networking Think Tanks. These online events feature dynamic experts talking about the role of
Creativity, Innovation and Innotivity at work
One-third brains: presentation of cutting-edge thoughts
One-third brawn: short breakout room discussions
One-third boldness: elevator-pitch shares fom attendees like YOU
And as always, One-third lean protein.
Yes, the math DOES add up, in our world of Abundance. We look forward to seeing you!
INTERNATIONAL CREATIVITY COACHING CERTIFICATION
If you want to help others Innovate, join us and become an Internationally Certified Creativity Coach. You will learn how to help your existing clients – and new clients - take advantage of INNOTIVITY. Creativity Coaches can serve:
- Company teams
- HR Departments
- Innovation Departments
- Creative Industries Practitioners
What Coaches have to say about the Creativity Coach Training
“Thankful to have gained this perspective”
I learned to integrate current coaching practices, with creativity. All coaching is in fact helping clients to create and/or recreate themselves
“Most amazing personal journey”
I highly recommend this training to all coaches. It expanded the way I look at things externally, and internally. I learned more progressive ways of viewing projects, and situations.
“Able to free my mind from fear”
What a great course! I broke free of the fear that was stopping me from embracing, and expanding, on project ideas.
“Free Your Mind”
This is an excellent training programme for anyone wishing to free their mind from the shackles we impose on ourselves.!
I was blown away by the content and methods taught!
“My personal improvement is a testament!”
Thank you Michael for your time, effort and constant communication, coupled with your integrity, involvement and dedication each Sunday.
Roxane Gehm Janse
“Confident to Innovate and be Creative”
I transformed in all areas of my life, during the 8 week journey. I feel far more comfortable with innovation and creativity, than I was prior to the course.
“Putting what I have learnt, into practice, daily”
I thoroughly enjoyed the training, and did a lot of work, on myself, and my project. The videos, material, tasks and webinars, brought everything together in a creative way.
“Change, Shift, Grow, Unlearn, Relearn and Adapt”
I believe that it is essential that we unlock our innovation potential, it’s the most important skill we will need in the uncertainty. I recommend creativity coaching to unlock your own potential, and gain access to your best creative self.
“Challenged to grow and think differently”
I was challenged to think into new boxes, revisit learnings, and challenge beliefs. I see the results and enjoyment in my everyday life, by not being afraid to incubate and marinate!!! Proof that the process works, was that I had two happy clients by the end of the course
TEAM COACHING AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT PROCESSES
Today more than ever before, team innovation is reliant on the creativity of the individuals that compose the team.
Potentially productive and popular processes like Design Thinking are doomed to repetitive results and an ongoing need for an external facilitator if you do not empower your team with greater creative abilities first. Our approach to teamwork is to combine individual creative transformation with team structures and goals in one collective process.
We at the INNOTIVITY INSTITUTE aim to transform the world, one mind at a time or in groups of a thousand. We'll take it how it comes. All of our Creativity Coaches are internationally certified by the International Coaching Register (ICR). They are skilled in a variety of areas besides Creativity and Innovation.
Check coach biographies to see the skills they offer.
MEET MICHAEL LEE
aka Master Tardigrade
Founder OF The INNOTIVITY™ Institute
Master of Creativity Coaching
Thought Leader Coach
Founder of the Academy of Television & long-time educator.
Global Advisor for Africa, Innovation Minds
Writer, Filmmaker, Transformational Speaker.
Author of the upcoming book INNOTIVITY: A Mind Makeover Manual
Michael is our favorite African-American (a dual citizen). He pretended to grow up in California, faked growing up as an “American in Prague” in the 1990s, and has three decades of experience as a creative professional. He now splits his “home” between Johannesburg and New York when we’re not in the middle of a pandemic.
FYI a tardigrade is a microscopic animal that looks like a "water bear" with extreme survival skills - the ability to withstand extremes of heat, cold, deep space, drowning etc.
“The world is poised for an innovation explosion the likes of which humanity has never dreamed... Let me make it clear: I mean innovating you. Then your work. Then everything.”
Michael on Charles Ngobeni's show