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Intercultural Creativity™ is the new skill for this new era! Most people don’t know that your creative thinking is affected by your ability to observe, connect, and adapt with people across cultures lines. And this creative health affects your financial wealth and your company’s bottom line. So if you’re looking to increase your intercultural creative thinking as well as your financial outlook, then this podcast is for you!

The Create and Grow Podcast Genein Letford

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Intercultural Creativity™ is the new skill for this new era! Most people don’t know that your creative thinking is affected by your ability to observe, connect, and adapt with people across cultures lines. And this creative health affects your financial wealth and your company’s bottom line. So if you’re looking to increase your intercultural creative thinking as well as your financial outlook, then this podcast is for you!

    Diamond Mentor #28 How the Donorschoose.org Board Literally Changed My Brain - Genein Letford, M.Ed

    Diamond Mentor #28 How the Donorschoose.org Board Literally Changed My Brain - Genein Letford, M.Ed

    How does being on the most powerful non-profit board literally change a brain? 🧠
    For our Diamond Mentor Moment, I open up and share my journey of self discovery through the participation of one of the most awesome and powerful boards in the nation, Donorschoose.org. We look at mindset, culture, neuro-mind maps and what it means to truly discover your authentic self.
    I’ll be bringing in statements from Dr. Lisa Fieldman Barrett and Dr. Micheal Platt, both neuroscientists who study brain plasticity within social experiences.
    Join me for a heartfelt conversation on the state of becoming…..
     
    Genein Letford
    Intercultural Creativity®

    • 21 min
    Episode #91 - Embracing Your Reluctant Inner Creative with Caroline Brookfield

    Episode #91 - Embracing Your Reluctant Inner Creative with Caroline Brookfield

    From veterinarian to comic to creative guru, Dr. Caroline Brookfield is on the mission to make sure people are in control of their everyday creativity. She encourages people to *DANCE” which is 5 effortless habits to help YOU release your inner creative genius. Listen to this hilarious and information packed episode to learn what they are. She loves to challenge, entertain, engage and interact with audiences and this is no different.
    Fill your mental universe with more diamond stars to enhance your creativity!
    Topics Covered on this episode of The Create and Grow Podcast:

    02:30 - Dr. Caroline’s Journey to Where She is Today 
    05:07 - Progress as a Veterinarian Exploring the Artistic Aspects
    07:57 - Big C and Small C
    14:04 - What Can Help Get Back to Being Creative After Experiencing Fatigue? 
    15:53 - Never Forget to D.A.N.C.E. - The Five Habits to Release Creativity
    16:23 - D for Daydream
    17:01 - A for Ambiguity
    19:19 - N for Novelty
    24:40 - C for Curiosity
    30:38 - E for Editing Later
    36:27 - Releasing Creativity as a Family Project
    38:58 - Creativity is like Poop, We’re Full of It!
    41:15 - Dr. Caroline’s Final Gem is Writing is on the Wall


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    Connect with Dr. Caroline Brookfield:
     
    Website https://carolinebrookfield.com/  Dr. Caroline’s Book The Reluctant Creative  
    Connect with Genein Letford:
    Visit CAFFE Strategies Visit GeneinLetford.com Follow Genein on Facebook  
    #PerspectiveShifting #SeeingYourLifeFromAnOutsidePerspective #CAFFEStrategies #Intercultural #Diversity #InterculturalCreativity #Creativity #InterculturalCreativity #innovation #EmbracingYourReluctantInnerCreative

    • 47 min
    Episode 90 - Intercultural Creativity: Our Health, Our Arts and Our Freedom Ride with Dr. Peter Sterling

    Episode 90 - Intercultural Creativity: Our Health, Our Arts and Our Freedom Ride with Dr. Peter Sterling

    How do you create a life that combines neuroscience with social activism?
     
    Well, our next guest Dr. Peter Sterling has written the playbook on it. From being a Freedom Rider and getting arrested for social justice to seeing the connection between discrimination and brain stress, Dr. Sterling started to see a connection between wellbeing, brain science and overall health in marginalized communities.
     
    He also shows how this affects our Intercultural Creativity®.
     
    Working in communities of color, Dr. Sterling observed high rates of strokes from hypertension and began to explore its neural basis. He soon realized that it was not primarily a problem of the body or genes (as the medical textbooks still claim) but rather chronic stress mediated by the brain to the body (blood vessels, heart, and kidney). What caused this effect?
     
    Discrimination and lack of belonging.
     
    He began to publish articles on this topic, beginning in 1977, and what he learned about the brain-body connection ultimately developed into two books, 'Principles of Neural Design' and 'What is Health? Allostasis and the Evolution of Human Design' (2020).
     
    Join us as we jump into the intersection of well-being, the mental and creative effects of being excluded and how art is an important component for our mental health.


    Topics Covered on this episode of The Create and Grow Podcast:
    02:13 - The Advancement of Equality and Rights
    07:11 - Finding the Core of Racial Equality
    09:23 - Story of Freedom Writings
    10:10 - Allostasis vs. Homeostasis
    17:48 - How Being in Oppressive Environments Affect the Brain's Ability to Produce, to Create and to Connect
    20:57 – Why Health is Belonging
    24:52 - Our Brains are Meant to be Met with Challenging Activities
    27:05 - The Number One Skill Needed in the Workforce: Innovative Creative Thinking
    28:10 - Why are the Arts Important for Brain Health?
    32:50 - Drawing the Community Together Through Art and Music
    39:26 - Dr. Sterling’s Gem: Power to Inspire People

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    Connect with Dr. Peter Sterling:

    ● Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatishealth21
    ● Book What Is Health https://www.amazon.com/What-Health-Allostasis-Evolution-Design/dp/0262043300

    Connect with Genein Letford:

    ● Visit CAFFE Strategies
    ● Visit GeneinLetford.com
    ● Follow Genein on Facebook


    #CAFFEStrategies #Intercultural #Diversity #InterculturalCreativity #Creativity #InterculturalCreativity #innovation #OurHealthOurArtsandOurFreedomRide #DEI #DiversityAndInclusion

     

    • 42 min
    Episode 89 - Cuisine, Culture and Finding Creativity Within Our Food with Mareya Ibrahim-Jones

    Episode 89 - Cuisine, Culture and Finding Creativity Within Our Food with Mareya Ibrahim-Jones

    How does being wise and creative with our food help us be more innovative in life? The ‘Fit Foodie’ Mareya Ibrahim-Jones is here to share her wisdom!
     
     
    Mareya Ibrahim is "The Fit Foodie" - Clean eating and food safety expert, patented inventor of Eat Cleaner and the Grow Green line of products, author of the book Eat Like You Give a Fork: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive and podcast host of Recipes for Your Best Life. Chef, holistic nutritionist, and wellness warrior. Mareya was featured on the Emmy-nominated cooking show ‘Recipe Rehab’ for three seasons. She's been seen on the Food Network and has been on over 200 cooking shows.
     
    Genein and Mareya talk about the intersection between our creative thinking, how food influences brain power and how the dinner table increases cultural connections across cultures and generations.
     
    Get your knife and fork ready for an enticing episode of creativity!
     
    Topics Covered on this episode of The Create and Grow Podcast:
    04:55 Creative Thinking and Our Food
    07:00 - Integrated Brain is a Healthy Brain
    11:33 - Think Before You Bite
    14:05 - Parents CAN Make A Difference
    17:50 -  Environmental Observation for our Creative Thinking
    20:38 - Sprout Kit and A Bag of Seeds
    23:48 - Financial & Cuisine Literacy Should Be a Part of School
    26:27 - Fat is Actually Not a Bad Thing
    32:12 – What are Macro Nutrients?


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    Connect with Mareya Ibrahim-Jones:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eatcleaner/
    Website:
    https://eatcleaner.com/  
    Connect with Genein Letford:
    Visit CAFFE Strategies Visit com Follow Genein on Facebook  
    #PerspectiveShifting #SeeingYourLifeFromAnOutsidePerspective #CAFFEStrategies #Intercultural #Diversity #InterculturalCreativity #Creativity #InterculturalCreativity #innovation #CuisineCultureandFindingCreativityWithinOurFood

    • 41 min
    Episode #88 - Why Artists Are a Key To Healing Healthcare with Justus Harris

    Episode #88 - Why Artists Are a Key To Healing Healthcare with Justus Harris

    Did you know that it is possible to transform your health data into artistic expression? Justus is here to tell you how having something tangible about your body’s information helps in healing healthcare.
    In today’s episode of The Create and Grow Podcast, we speak with Justus Harris.

    Justus Harris is the epitome of what it means to combine disciplines to make a greater impact in the world. They are an artist, educator, and health advocate.  After their Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis, Justus founded MedSculp, which from 2016-2020 used the expertise of doctors, entrepreneurs, and technologists to create data visualization experiences for patients to better understand their complex medical history.  Justus Harris has taken this initiative into patient-experience consulting work with clients in clinical trials such as Medidata, where he is a Patient Insights Board member.  In corporate consulting Justus is a facilitator specializing in the patient perspective in design-thinking, empathy, and using creativity in multi-disciplinary teams.  
    Their international art practice has taken them to the Kennedy Center as a Citizen Artists Fellow and Berlin as a European Commission Recipient. As an educator, Justus focuses on public speaking and facilitation, including features at TEDx and Stanford Medicine X.  Justus supports individuals 1x1 through coaching with professionals in career transition who are prioritizing their creative practices to transform their lives and the world.
    Topics Covered on this episode of The Create and Grow Podcast:
    06:20 A Creative Skill called Transformation
    09:30 Dr. Daniel Siegel: Interpersonal Neuro-Biology
    11:25 Art Transforming Health
    14:30 Third Gem of Intercultural Creativity: Observation
    15:40 Draw to Increase Observational Skills
    17:12 Redefining Creativity
    18:48 Transforming Diabetes 1 Data into Artistic Expression
    22:30 Highlighting the sculpture with Dr. Katz’ Keeping Your Brain Alive
    24:29 Build Your Creative Space to Innovate Any Workplace
    25:05Justus’ Sculptures on Exhibits
    26:48 Art is Solving the Problem
    28:16 Tips from Justus for People to Dive in Their Artistic Creativity


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    Connect with Genein Letford:
    Visit CAFFE Strategies Visit GeneinLetford.com Follow Genein on Facebook  Connect with Justus Harris:
    Website:  JustusHarris.com 
    TEDx Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/justus_harris_artists_are_key_to_healing_healthcare
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/justusharris/
     #PowerOfJournaling #PerspectiveShifting #SeeingYourLifeFromAnOutsidePerspective #CAFFEStrategies #Intercultural #Diversity #InterculturalCreativity #Creativity #InterculturalCreativity #innovation #Mental Health #WhyArtistsAreaKeyToHealingHealthcare

    • 34 min
    Diamond Mentor Momemt #27 - Why Training and PD Need Emotional Connection to be Effective

    Diamond Mentor Momemt #27 - Why Training and PD Need Emotional Connection to be Effective

    ‘Genein, I can’t take any more voice over powerpoints! This is having no long term effect on people’s behavior around these DEI topics!”
     
    I heard this and I knew one reason why.
    If facilitators aren’t tapping into people’s emotional brain, there is no strong connection to the topic. Sitting in a 60 minute lecture you are not emotionally committed to means it goes in one ear and out the other. Especially if it is a topic that can put people in a defensive mode or a ‘I’m not engaged’ mode.
    The neuroscience is clear. The hippocampus’s decision to store memories hinges on two factors: emotional significance and previous knowledge for association.
    Emotion leads. Content follows.
    Connection leads. Learning (and then hopefully behavior change) follows.
    In this Diamond Mentor Moment, I’ll discuss the importance of training, professional development and classroom learning that utilizes emotional imaginative strategies to teach difficult topics that bring about change.
    This new era of thinking needs new strategies of online and in person teaching.
    This new era needs Intercultural Creativity®.
    Join us!
    Genein Letford, M.Ed
    CAFFE Strategies, LLC
    https://caffestrategies.com/

    • 16 min

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