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Music Thinking

A framework to connect co-creativity, user-centred design, branding and organisational change
Learn the basic principles and how you can use this for your personal leadership, team and organisation

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Music Thinking - one process, six cues

Jam Cards

38 inspirational and 6 cue cards come in a beautiful box in the size of an old 45 rpm single record. 
Use them in ideation sessions or on-boarding rituals. Scan the cards to hear a sound.

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Workshop Cards for inspiration, onboarding, off-boarding, check-in, ideation

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Here we share updates about workshops, programmes, new templates, tips and tricks and you can read all the 38 stories from ‘Behind the Cards’ – the background thoughts about every inspiration card of the Music Thinking Jam Cards.
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The Jazz Process to innovation with Adrian Cho

The Jazz Process to innovation with Adrian Cho

Adrian Cho Jazz process to innovation podcast

Why do people tip up to six times more than they already have paid? How do people deal with adversity? What do Jazz and Business have in common? Today we are in Ottawa (Canada) talking to Adrian Cho, ex-IBM consultant, book author, wildlife photographer, artistic director of the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra, bass player and creative […]

Multi-Sensory Storytelling

Multi-Sensory Storytelling

Creative Chef Jasper Udink ten Cate

How can you tell a story through food and music? What is Multi-Sensory Storytelling? Are all chefs drummers? Should prominent leaders start a band together? In this episode, Creative Companion meets the Creative Chef. We have a lively conversation with Jasper Udink ten Cate, artist, designer, futurist, keynote speaker, book author and drummer. He worked […]

The Thrills of Business

The Thrills of Business

The Thrills of Business

What are the thrills of business? What are the similarities between the technology and the record industry? And what is situational leadership? In this episode, we connect with Padraic McMahon, Customer Success Manager at Hubspot, a software company that helps businesses grow. Padraic has worked in Management positions at Google and LinkedIn. Before that, he […]

Cross-pollination in leadership

Cross-pollination in leadership

cross-pollination in leadership with Ilkka Mäkitalo

Can we be successful in more than one field? What about the multiple me’s we have developed in different areas? What does cross-pollination in leadership mean? Today we are in Finland, my guest is  Ilkka Mäkitalo – musician, teacher, CEO, Co-Founder of Howspace and Conductor of Jyvaskyla Big Band.  We chat about instruments,  jazz and how […]

Music and the Brain

Music and the Brain

Music and the brain

Did you know that music can help you to rewire your brain? This episode is about the working of music on the brain and behaviour. My guest today is Artur Jaschke – neuromusicologist and professor for music-based therapies and interventions at the ArtEZ University of the Arts in Enschede and he also works at the […]

Deep listening® with Sharon Stewart

Deep listening® with Sharon Stewart

Deep Listening with Sharon Stewart

This episode is about listening – deep listening®. My guest today is Sharon Stewart –  creator of sound works, musician, poet, researcher, piano teacher and deep listener.  We learn about the Center for Deep Listening® at Rensselaer and the retreats that were held by composer Pauline Oliveros and the many ways to listen, for example […]

Innovation patterns and improvisation in organisations

Innovation patterns and improvisation in organisations

Innovation patterns and improvisation in organisations with Wolfgang Stark

This episode is about Innovation patterns and improvisation in organisations. Today, my guest is Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stark – teacher and researcher specialised in organisational and community psychology and visiting fellow at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.  With natural sounds, like birds and wind in the background, we talk about how to co-create the sound […]

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