Jo Hunter on Creativity, Shame and Connection - E48
How can rediscovering our creativity free us to thrive?
In this episode Amisha meets creative consultant and entrepreneur Jo Hunter.
Jo grew up very creative, but as the pressures of adult life kicked in, like so many of us she became focused on being fast and being perfect, rather than being creative. When the hectic pace of her ‘dream job’ began to take its toll, Jo took a month out to slow down and reconnect. She asked people around her to set her some creative challenges, and working through them one by one she rediscovered her own creativity - her capacity to take risks and to play - and it changed her life.
Now with her organisation 64 Million Artists Jo works to help others reconnect with their own creativity. The team go into a variety of workplaces from factories to hospitals and challenge people to step out of their comfort zones and into the realm of new, playful experiences. Jo speaks about the structural, social and organisational obstacles to creativity and how we can bust through them to unleash our creative selves for the benefit of all.
“Creativity is the essence of who you are, it’s absolutely connected to spirituality and the true expression of yourself. When you are not really being who you are it's an immediate blocker to being creative.”~ Jo Hunter
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