As a chef, creativity is everything! It’s a manifestation of what we envision in our minds and it comes to life in living color. Today I’m interviewing Genein Letford, an award-winning speaker, best-selling author and corporate trainer on creative thinking and Intercultural Creativity. Enjoy!
“We have to be ok to fall, take feedback, and get back up to keep moving forward.’’
“Creativity is the juice that helps you become successful in the kitchen and life.’’
- Genein Letford
2:05 How Genein got started in this field
3:30 Creativity as practical skill
7:00 How to make more creative choices when it comes to eating
9:18 Connecting with your ‘’why’’
15:46 How crucial the childhood years are for addictions
19:39 Is being creative affected by the levels of self-confidence
22:56 Can we sharpen our creativity as adults, too
24:36 Could we use some of the childish openness and curiosity to improve creativity
26:07 How you can expand your child’s vocabulary
26:40 Where people can find out about Genein’s work
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Genein Letford is an award-winning speaker, best-selling author and corporate trainer on creative thinking and Intercultural Creativity™. She is the founder of CAFFE Strategies, and has inspired and led many to reconnect to their creative abilities in order to produce innovative ideas for an inclusive workspace. Her unique training intersects creative thinking development with building a culture of inclusion and belonging. She believes creative literacy is a critical skill and she is often called ‘America’s Creativity Coach’ for her work in reigniting creativity in our workforce.
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