Create Your Creativity Creates Value in Three Worlds
We develop and deliver unique Innovation and Creativity trainings designed to cause rapid, impactful transformation for both businesses and individuals. Our trainings are practical and structured, developed over several years, tapping into the knowledge of dozens of international creativity experts. We’re doing the research so you don’t have to.
We generate content on the topics of Creativity, Innovation, Africa, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and collect and present other relevant content from the most cutting-edge sources worldwide. Yes, again – we do the curation, you get the benefits.
We empower people and organisations to be more creative by public speaking and participation in events, advisory positions, and partnerships and collaborations with other thought leaders in our industry. We’ve developed a special focus on Fourth Industrial Revolution issues and empowering youth.
Why We Exist
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The Innovation Explosion
THE INNOVATION EXPLOSION
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96% of us have lost the levels of Creativity we had when we were 5 years old, due to ignoring and suppressing our Subconscious. Luckily, we are all born equally Creative, and we can regain our Creativity by unlearning the habits that have blocked it. Some of these habits even help us – but because we’re not aware of the habits and their limits, we can’t improve on them.
THE INNOVATION EXPLOSION is the product of years of research, studying the work of dozens of international creativity experts, packaged into a simple, sensible model backed by real world testing, delivered in 8 x 2 hour modules for individuals, and an alternative of 8 x 3 hour modules or 3 full days for businesses and teams.
THE INNOVATION EXPLOSION is a transformational process that will train you to reshape your thinking and free your mind, whether on your own or as part of a team. And to be able to use the process yourself, again and again into the future. It’s been an incredible success so far. But don’t take our word for it – check out the testimonials.
Creative Thinking has been rated as the most important skill in the Fourth Industrial Revolution by the World Economic Forum, LinkedIn, Adobe, and many other sources. The First Industrial Revolution turned humans into robots. Now robotics and automation are turning us back into humans. And Innovation is the most human of all skills.
85% of CEOs agree that creativity is the key to driving economic growth. And Cleverism says that Creativity is THE must-have skill for entrepreneurs. Adobe reports that 88 percent of businesses agree that investing in Innovation makes them more competitive and have more satisfied customers and more productive employees.
The average sales of innovative companies are 6 times higher than average. Individuals who report as “creative” earn 17 percent more than “non-creators.” 82% of people surveyed agree that Creativity is valuable to society as a whole.
Regular creative thought lengthens life, boosts the immune system, and nearly halves the chance of mental disorders later in life. Merely watching someone else do creative work calms the mind and reduces stress.
Creative Thinking boosts the production of positivity neurotransmitters, making people who practice regular creative thought happier people. People who identify as “creative” are 20% more likely to report themselves as confident, and 15% happier.
LETTERS FROM OUR USERS
“Inspired with tools to adopt a new mindset”
I love the Creativity Workshop because I wasn’t spoon-fed what to think.
The workshops were invigorating and enlightening.
NGO Chair (Color Me Africa)
“It’s going to be big. Get in Now!”
A great clarifier. Helped me clarify that I don’t have to wait until I have everything in place, like a venue, to start my health coaching business.
Medical Doctor, Health Coach
“Incredible Powerful and Profound.”
I really enjoyed the very clear tools and found them easy to integrate into my life right now, today.
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.”
This workshop showed me a creative streak I didn’t know I had.
“Michael is Brilliant!”
Insightful, thought-provoking, challenging and shifting.
Animations Producer, Entrepreneur
“The results were amazing! Great Workshop.”
An illuminating journey. The results were amazing.
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
“Robust, Productive Coaching”
Michael gave me robust, very productive coaching.
Actor, Writer, Producer
Did You Know
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Innovation Explosion Foundation Online Workshop
Innovation Explosion Foundation Workshop
Our basic workshop for individuals – the entry point to all future workshops. This is 100% LIVE online, not a recorded webinar.
LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS
For individuals: 8 sessions. Once per week. 2 hours per session. So, 8 weeks.
For companies and teams each session needs 3 hours to allow for work on the
specific issues facing the team. We can work with you to structure a schedule that
suits you – we have for instance done this workshop in a 3 full day format for
companies, spread over 2 months.
To create profound and impactful transformation, you have to practice the skills and work on your focus project OVER TIME. The time between workshops is as important to your creative growth as the time spent in the workshop. If we did two full days back-to-back, you would only have the chance to work on the techniques afterward. When we ﬁgure out how to cause the same results without the in-between time to work on your project and yourself, we will let you know.
This is transformation, not information. We measure our success in the actual impact on you. We have found that the results are by far more impactful with direct coaching and the sharing of group experiences. Many people have gotten more from watching another participant’s breakthrough than their own. And if you can’t make a session, don’t worry – the online sessions are all recorded and uploaded immediately.
Absolutely. We can also create other bespoke creativity training. We have delivered for example a one-day training in overcoming Writer’s Block for the Writers Guild of South Africa, and a three hour training for student members of AIESEC.
The content of this workshop is unique, based on years of research. It trains you to
think bet t er, faster, and easier, and allow you to continue developing this skill
forever after. This skill will apply in every aspect of your life.
In this section you can watch videos about Create Your Creativity – coming soon will be videos on creativity and innovation that you can enjoy. Join us and become part of the movement! Free your mind!
Creator and Main Trainer of Create Your Creativity – Creativity Coach, Screenwriter, Filmmaker
Michael is a coach and trainer, writer, filmmaker, public speaker, and educator.
He is internationally accredited as a Creativity Coach, Life Coach, Executive Coach, and NLP Practitioner. He has taught at WITS, AFDA, and NEMISA, and co-founded and designed the programme and curriculum for Johannesburg’s Academy of Television (ATV), where he was the first Academic Head and still serves as the custodian of Screenwriting and Storytelling. He has decades of experience in the TV and film industry in Africa, Europe and the US and is currently producing screen adaptations of the South African novels The Blessed Girl, Indaba My Children, and The Seed Thief, as well as writing the last two.
This year he has spoken on Creativity at events including the MyFuture4.0 conference, the AIESEC YouthSpeak Forum, and the Basha Uhuru Creative Festival at Con Hill. He serves on the Research Advisory Committee of the MICT-SETA (Media and ICT Sector Training Authority of SA).