9 episodes

Kia Ora, welcome to Creative Couch, a podcast brought to you by Creative HQ, an Innovation Hub based in WellingtonNZ. We'll be exploring everything from Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Design and all the unobvious in between.

Joining us on the couch each week, will be trailblazers, thought leaders, creative champions and generally amazing humans who are contributing to these spaces in Aotearoa & afar. In this first series we will look at demystifying innovation, youth entrepreneurship and chat startup life with some Kiwi founders.

So grab a cuppa, settle in and join us on the Creative Couch.

A podcast brought to you by Creative HQ with the support of our friends over at the Institute of Directors and WellingtonNZ.

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Kia Ora, welcome to Creative Couch, a podcast brought to you by Creative HQ, an Innovation Hub based in WellingtonNZ. We'll be exploring everything from Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Design and all the unobvious in between.

Joining us on the couch each week, will be trailblazers, thought leaders, creative champions and generally amazing humans who are contributing to these spaces in Aotearoa & afar. In this first series we will look at demystifying innovation, youth entrepreneurship and chat startup life with some Kiwi founders.

So grab a cuppa, settle in and join us on the Creative Couch.

A podcast brought to you by Creative HQ with the support of our friends over at the Institute of Directors and WellingtonNZ.

    Welcome to Creative Couch: Trailer

    Welcome to Creative Couch: Trailer

    Kia Ora, welcome to Creative Couch, a podcast brought to you by Creative HQ, Wellington's Innovation Hub. We'll be exploring everything from Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Design and all the unobvious in between. Joining us on the couch each week, will be trailblazers, thought leaders, creative champions and generally amazing humans who are contributing to these spaces in Aotearoa & afar. In this first season we will look at demystifying innovation, youth entrepreneurship and chat startup life with some Kiwi founders. So grab a cuppa, settle in and join us on the Creative Couch.Creative Couch is possible thanks to the support of our friends at the Institute of Directors and Wellington NZ. Creative HQ is based in Wellington, New Zealand. 
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    Demystifying innovation - Part 1: Defining innovation

    Demystifying innovation - Part 1: Defining innovation

    Innovating. Innovative. Innovation. Innovate. 

    What does innovation look like, feel like and sound like and how do those in the sector define it?

    Welcome to the first episode of Creative Couch. This is the first episode in a 3-part series of “Demystifying innovation”. Each episode, we will be joined by experts in the industry who will be helping us unpack and understand what innovation truly is, and how we can all introduce and/or enhance it in our day-to-day lives. 

    We are joined by special guests Alexandra Lutyens, a senior innovation specialist at Creative HQ, Chris Jackson, founder of We Create Futures, and Finn Lawrence, founding director of Mevo, who will begin to unravel the inner workings of an innovative life. 

    What is innovation? 

    What is the actual benefit of us being innovative? 

    Together we will discuss these important, burning questions so many of us have, and what the impact innovation has had on us and our planet so far. 

    This episode of Creative Couch is hosted by Dr Colin Kennedy, Head of Creative HQ's School of Innovation and Senior Innovation Specialist.This episode was made possible thank you to the support from our friends at the Institute of Directors here in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington. 
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    • 48 min
    Demystifying innovation - Part 2: Why innovation is essential for your organisation's success (and survival)

    Demystifying innovation - Part 2: Why innovation is essential for your organisation's success (and survival)

    How can innovation change and impact the workplace? How does an organisation implement innovation in a productive and successful way?

    Continuing our journey to demystifying innovation, joining us on the couch in this episode are special guests Catherine Jones, CEO of Creative HQ) and Shannon Thorpe, CEO of Fortune Favours. We will be delving into innovation and why it’s essential for an organisation's success and survival. We discuss the advantages of a ‘culture of innovation’? What is the real risk of getting it wrong? Success (and failure) stories will be shared with a new lens on how COVID-19 has shaped our different ways of working. 

    This episode of Creative Couch is hosted by Dr Colin Kennedy, Head of Creative HQ's School of Innovation and Senior Innovation Specialist.
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    • 33 min
    Demystifying innovation - Part 3: Innovation for boards

    Demystifying innovation - Part 3: Innovation for boards

    In our final episode of “Demystifying innovation” on the Creative Couch, we are continuing to explore and de-mystify innovation. Today we are joined by special guests Margaret Maile Petty, Head of the College of Creative Arts at Massey University Wellington, Suse Reynolds, General Manager, of investment at Positively Wellington Business and Ben Gleisner, founder and global CEO of Cogo. On the couch, there will be discussions on what innovation looks like in the boardroom and how innovation could be integrated into the way directors interact and think. We will be exploring gender and innovation, measuring innovation and how we can implement a culture of innovation at the board level, because is this where it truly starts?  

    This episode of Creative Couch is hosted by Dr Colin Kennedy, Head of Creative HQ's School of Innovation and Senior Innovation Specialist.
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    • 41 min
    Who are Gen Z and what impact has COVID-19 had on this generation?

    Who are Gen Z and what impact has COVID-19 had on this generation?

    Gen Z currently makes up 32% of the global population so who exactly are they? What can we learn from them? How do they see the world and what does innovation mean to them?

    In the next three episodes, Creative Couch will be looking into Generation Z along with experts in the field and a couple of Gen Z’ers themselves!

    In this first episode, we are joined with special guests Laura Scatchard, learning producer at VIVITA Aotearoa, Professor Stephen Cummings, co-director of The Atom Innovation Space at Victoria University Wellington, and Yohan Kanji, an aspiring Wellington-based entrepreneur.Together we will start to unravel and understand the Z generation with a focus on COVID-19 and how the pandemic has shaped the future of our younger entrepreneurs.

    This episode of Creative Couch is hosted by Dr Colin Kennedy, Head of Creative HQ's School of Innovation and Senior Innovation Specialist.
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    • 51 min
    Stories from Gen Z entrepreneurs

    Stories from Gen Z entrepreneurs

    The average age of a successful founder has recently been placed at 45 years of age – why do you think this is?

    In our final episode exploring Gen Z, we will be joined by a couple of Wellington-based entrepreneurs who are of the Z generation, Ana Warnock, business manager at Sewing Depot, and Shuari Naidoo, CEO and founder of Moraka Menstrual Cups. We will be hearing first-hand from the founders what it’s truly like to live as a young entrepreneur in our current world, what current challenges Gen Z entrepreneurs face that other entrepreneurs don't and what unique opportunities they have, being born into this particular generation. 

    This episode of Creative Couch is hosted by Dr Colin Kennedy, Head of Creative HQ's School of Innovation and Senior Innovation Specialist.
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    • 50 min

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