2019 talks

 

ACCESSING CREATIVITY ON THE ROAD

FRIDAY, October 11 // 9:30 AM // BOZEMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Kelsey Dzintars is a prolific Montana artist and graphic designer based in Bozeman, with much of her inspiration coming from her time as a river guide on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and other personal experiences in the outdoors.

Kelsey regularly exhibit her paintings in the west and has had her creations on products such as skis, apparel (and even a driftboat!) in partnership with brands with whom she resonates. Kelsey will share some of her experiences and tips traveling and working from the road as an independent artist and designer these past 4 years.

 

THINK YOU’RE NOT CREATIVE? THINK AGAIN!

LORI ADDICKS | LARKSPUR GROUP

Friday, September 20, 2019 | Download the workbook.

Do you or someone you know need to jump-start your creativity? Which of the four thinking styles do you fit into: logical, detailed, people-oriented, or conceptual? Lori Addicks, President of Larkspur Group, taught us about The Whole Brain® Model, which serves as an organizing principle for how the brain works. Through engaging activities and discussion, we explored the basics of Whole Brain® Thinking and how it can drive our creative-thinking process.

Lori is a consultant, master facilitator, and executive coach specializing in leadership, organization and team development, as well as multi-generational diversity.

Want to learn more about creativity vs. innovation? Read more here.


SLOWING DOWN WITH MOVEMENT

Bryant Sterczala | Kinetic Meditation

Friday, May 17, 2019

How do we enjoy the slow moments in a world obsessed with speeding up? Movement, dance, and a little joy.

Bryant Sterczala is a storyteller and dancer who moved to Montana in July of 2017 and made it his North Star to teach dance in Bozeman. Every other Sunday evening, Bryant teaches Kinetic Meditation, an interpretation of the 5Rhythms teachings of Gabrielle Roth which include Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, and Stillness.

In his talk, Bryant explored the emotions of the creative journey, and how movement and dance can be a tool to help you achieve your dreams.

 

HARNESSING YOUR CREATIVITY

PRISCILLA PEREZ | @PRISCILLA_CREATES

Friday, April 12, 2019

How can we encourage and seek out creativity in our everyday lives? Priscilla Perez is a window painter, muralist and chalk artist in and around Downtown Bozeman (PLUS, she’s a formally trained pastry chef) who finds and captures inspiration by observing, listening and practicing. She shared her tips and tricks to help strengthen our creative muscles (hint: a bicycle helps) and taught us the best ways to find inspiration in our surroundings.

 

FINDING THE RIGHT GUIDE

Katie smith | @ThemarketingHat

Friday, February 8, 2019

What’s the fastest way to learn something new, especially something that feels intimidating or out of reach? Find the right guide to show you the ropes.

Katie Smith spent her 20s teaching people how to rock climb, cross-country ski, and horseback ride. Today she runs The Marketing Hat, a marketing coaching and strategy business, and applies the lessons and techniques she learned as a guide to give business owners the confidence and skills to tackle their own marketing goals and plans. In this talk, she breaks down how to apply guiding to teaching anything and what to look for in your own guide, no matter what you want to learn.


CREATIng civil debate

Dr. steve running | Emeritus regents professor

Friday, January 11, 2019

How do we have civil discussions about divisive topics like climate change? Dr. Steve Running was a professor of ecology at the University of Montana for nearly 40 years and is an internationally recognized scholar in climate change and much more. Among his long list of notable achievements was Steve's position as a chapter lead author for the Nobel Prize-winning 2007 Assessment of the IPCC.

In a conversation with Steve, we explored how he’s navigated challenging discussions about the politicized topic of climate change.