60 episodes

IDEO U’s Creative Confidence Series features conversations with today’s most inspiring change makers and industry leaders who believe in creating positive impact through design. Host Suzanne Gibbs Howard, IDEO U founder and dean, speaks with guests about how they approach challenges through creative problem solving. Through their stories and insights, we hope to further support our global community in tackling their everyday workplace challenges. IDEO U is an online school where anyone can unlock their creative potential, discover more at IDEOU.com.

Creative Confidence Podcast IDEO U

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IDEO U’s Creative Confidence Series features conversations with today’s most inspiring change makers and industry leaders who believe in creating positive impact through design. Host Suzanne Gibbs Howard, IDEO U founder and dean, speaks with guests about how they approach challenges through creative problem solving. Through their stories and insights, we hope to further support our global community in tackling their everyday workplace challenges. IDEO U is an online school where anyone can unlock their creative potential, discover more at IDEOU.com.

    How to Be a Better Presenter: Dav Rauch

    How to Be a Better Presenter: Dav Rauch

    IDEO’s Dav Rauch explains why it’s important to connect with your audience as a presenter and how to get them in the right mindset to be open to new ideas. He shares techniques you can use to be a better presenter and help people retain the information you share. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.

    • 44 min
    Designing Your Work Life: Bill Burnett

    Designing Your Work Life: Bill Burnett

    In the #1 New York Times bestselling book Designing Your Life, Bill Burnett and his co-author Dave Evans showed us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling. With their second book, Designing Your Work Life, they zero in on finding happiness at work. In this episode of the Creative Confidence Podcast, Bill gives advice on how to assess the potential of your current career and shares ways to redesign and re-engage with your job. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.

    • 44 min
    Generating Better Ideas: Brendan Boyle

    Generating Better Ideas: Brendan Boyle

    Brendan Boyle, IDEO partner and founder of the IDEO Play Lab, joined us on the Creative Confidence Podcast to share how to bring more playfulness into your work. Get into a creative mindset and generate an abundance of new ideas with his favorite creative warm ups and group activities. See more on the IDEO U blog.

    • 46 min
    Effective Storytelling at Work: Zena Barakat & Brian Janosch

    Effective Storytelling at Work: Zena Barakat & Brian Janosch

    Resident IDEO storytellers Zena Barakat and Brian Janosch talk about the importance of stories in the world of business and innovation. Learn how to get started weaving stories into your work today with real life examples and tips for using stories in common business scenarios.

    Learn how to create a story brief, explore different mediums, and create multiple versions of your story to gather feedback from others in our 5-week online course Storytelling for Influence: https://ideo.to/Yjfodp

    • 43 min
    Bringing out Creativity in Others: Rochael Adranly

    Bringing out Creativity in Others: Rochael Adranly

    Rochael Adranly, IDEO partner and general counsel, has spent her career finding the balance between the rules-based world of law and the ambiguous, non-rules-based world of design. In this Creative Confidence Podcast episode, she shares how to bring out the natural creativity in others and encourage colleagues to be your partners in innovation—instead of your roadblocks.

    • 45 min
    Identifying Business Potential: Kanyi Maqubela

    Identifying Business Potential: Kanyi Maqubela

    As a venture capital investor at Collaborative Fund and Kindred Ventures, Kanyi Maqubela has invested in dozens of companies—including Lyft, Kickstarter, Beyond Meat, and Blue Bottle Coffee—and evaluated hundreds more. He seeks out founders and businesses that are not only addressing a market need, but have the potential to reinvent our future. In this episode of our Creative Confidence Podcast, he shares the elements he looks for to signal a strong business idea, an impactful leader, and a collaborative team.

    Build your leadership abilities in our course Leading for Creativity, and learn how to design prototypes to test and iterate business ideas in Designing a Business: https://ideo.to/XX94SR

    • 45 min

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