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Welcome to the Never Not Creative podcast. The audio companion to the Never Not Creative community. We'll be interviewing and chatting with community members, discussing issues and making announcements.

Never Not Creative is a community for creatives to come together and tackle the challenges we face in the creative industry. From how to manage and improve your mental health, to getting paid what you're worth and everything in between.

Never Not Creative Andy Wright

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Welcome to the Never Not Creative podcast. The audio companion to the Never Not Creative community. We'll be interviewing and chatting with community members, discussing issues and making announcements.

Never Not Creative is a community for creatives to come together and tackle the challenges we face in the creative industry. From how to manage and improve your mental health, to getting paid what you're worth and everything in between.

    Under Pressure – the results of the 2020 Mentally-Healthy study

    Under Pressure – the results of the 2020 Mentally-Healthy study

    18 months on from our first study into the mental health and wellbeing of the creative, media and marketing industry, we’re back with a deeper dive. The purpose of the second study was to evaluate what’s changed since 2018 and to further understand how people cope and what can be done to improve the situation. 

    This episode includes a recording of the live presentation of the results with Professor Carmel Loughland, the Director of Everymind, our research legend, Ross Tynan, Nina Nyman, co-chair of the Mentally-Healthy Change Group and of course Andy from Never Not Creative. 

    You can read more here - https://www.mentally-healthy.org/resources-collection/mentally-healthy-2020

    Discuss the results with the community here - https://facebook.com/groups/nevernotcreative 

    Thanks to 

    Need someone to talk to?
    https://www.mentally-healthy.org/need-help-now


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    • 54 min
    S3 Ep9 Side hustle obsession

    S3 Ep9 Side hustle obsession

    When Brooke Strozdas wrote about her side hustle observations she was just letting off steam. Then bang, Twitter responded and she'd clearly hit on something that many people must have been thinking. Why all the pressure to have a side hustle? Is it becoming a mandatory? Is having a side hustle more important than the skills and passion you have for your regular job? Why are employers placing such an importance on it.

    Andy reached out to Brooke (despite Brooke asking that we stop asking!) and they caught up to tackle the subject in more detail. You can read Brooke's original article here - https://blog.usejournal.com/stop-asking-me-about-my-side-hustle-a6af88b79670

    Follow Brooke

    and thanks to Streamtime


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    • 40 min
    S3 Ep8 The New Normal – Asking For A Friend

    S3 Ep8 The New Normal – Asking For A Friend

    With guests, Jess Lilley, Creative Director of Leo Burnett and Aileen Alegado, Psychologist.

    We discuss when's the right time to ask for a payrise. Is our industry ageist? And what's Survivors Guilt and how do we get over it?

    Register for future Asking For A Friend events at https://www.nevernotcreative.org/asking-for-a-friend. 

    Links:

    https://mindsetpsychology.com.au/
    https://mindsetpsychology.com.au/ebook/
    https://jesslilley.com/
    https://www.gabberish.com/


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    • 58 min
    S3 Ep7 Creative Utopia?

    S3 Ep7 Creative Utopia?

    Andy first met Daniele Fiandaca in 2002. He was COO at (then) independent agency Profero. They were his agency and he was their client. Since leaving Profero in 2009, Daniele has gone on to co-author 3 books including 'Creative Superpowers: Equip Yourself for the Age of Creativity', become Head of Innovation at Cheil, co-founded Token Man, Brand Social, Creative Social, Culture Social and Innovation Social, hit the front page of a British tabloid, and co-founded Utopia, the culture change business. @weareutopians helps clients such as Coca-Cola European Partners, Google, Red Bull, Spotify and Universal Music build more purposeful, inclusive and entrepreneurial cultures and in 2019, they were named Inclusive Companies Consultancy of the Year.

    Daniele's work is focused on how to build better work cultures. He helps people understand the value from creating more inclusive and diverse cultures in which everyone can thrive; how to create psychologically safe workplaces, and many other topics that help build belonging and joy in the workplace.

    This episode was recorded in Daniele's London loft (luckily) before the pandemic and lockdown. 

    Links:

    🔗weareutopia.co

    🔗weareutopia.co/towards-utopia/creative-superpowers

    🔗tokenman.org




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    • 45 min
    S3 Ep6 A world-wide creative challenge

    S3 Ep6 A world-wide creative challenge

    When we stumbled across Creative Confessions in our insta feed, we sensed an immediate familiarity. Veronica Mike and Josh Schneider are on a mission to improve the stigma surrounding mental health in the creative industry. Based in Brooklyn, New York they've been researching with creatives across the world as well as creative leaders in New York and across the USA. 

    Sarah and Andy chat to Mike and Josh about their findings, stories they've heard and how we can get better about opening up about our mental health experiences. We all know that things need to change, and Mike and Josh are fighting the good fight!

    Take their Creative Confessions survey (link below) and follow their work through their site.

    Links:
    Creative Confessions site
    Creative Confessions survey
    It's Friendly



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    • 40 min
    S3 Ep5 Navigating change in 2020

    S3 Ep5 Navigating change in 2020

    This episode is a fully loaded chat with Andrew Dobbie (Founder of Made Brave) and Peter Czapp (Founder of The Wow Company).  One's a creative founder, the other's an accountant – in fact, Peter is Andrew's accountant.

    In this fascinating chat, they share stories of how they and other agencies are coping right now. There's lots of advice for how to get through everything that's happening in 2020 and how to plan to come out the other side winning.

    Thanks to:
    The Wow Company, and this special resource hub they've put together.
    Made Brave
    Streamtime - this episode was taken from a Streamtime webinar.




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    • 43 min

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