Sanity Saver # 2 – In and Out Notetaking

Ever heard of "in and out thinking?"  Maybe not, but I can guarantee you have experienced it. The American Psychological Association studied what people did during a seminar, speech or workshop.  Their findings may be surprising to you.  According to the research findings, at any given moment, here's what was on their minds: 18% are really listening to the presenter 25...
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My Toolkit

Sometimes all we need to see and solve a problem, is to get another perspective.  My toolkit is chock-full-o-tricks-of-the-trade designed to spark innovative thinking.  No two sessions are alike because tools are specifically chosen and adapted to meet the needs of the client. These photos include just a few of the things that I bring along. The most effective "tool"...
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Thank You

Thank you for your interest in my Do-it-Yourself Creative Problem Solving tool.  You should have already received the email containing the link with the document. You will also get added to my email list and receive future updates.  I hope you enjoy the resources I provide.
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Rules for Convergent Thinking

Once you have a bunch of ideas from your divergent thinking, you have to start to make choices using convergent thinking. Convergent thinking ensures change is not reckless.  It seeks to find the best answer to the problem by screening (filtering-keeping some, discarding others), sorting (categorizing and grouping), prioritizing (ranking), supporting (examining positive attribu...
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Rules for Divergent Thinking

Throughout the Creative Problem Solving process, you alternate between divergent thinking and convergent thinking.  Divergent thinking aims at producing a large amount and wide variety of unique, even off-the-wall ideas.  This is not the time to think about whether the ideas are correct or even workable.  It is the ability to “take an idea and spin out elaborate variants” rathe...
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Karina Loera

Nicole is a trustworthy, empathic and strategic facilitator. She helped me to identify the steps and to build a plan for my goal. Thanks to her now I have already started to build my dream. I was experiencing a hard time figuring out how to start to practice teaching. Nicole helped me to identify what was my real concern. She planned a CPS facilitation session based on each ...
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Sanity Saver #1 – An idea system

To think just a few short months ago I drove myself crazy by just taking notes all in one place like I'd always done.  Completely ineffective, but a classic case of "you don't know what you don't know." Enter an Idea System.  According to the course contract and syllabus for CRS 559 - Principles in Creative Problem Solving with Dr. Roger Firestien an Idea System is so ne...
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Deb Cwynar Miller

Nicole is a marketing genius in my book! Her insight to marketing approaches, no matter what your business, is remarkable! Her no nonsense ad was the perfect approach for my life coach business. The directory was out in the market mere days and I received a call from a client to schedule a session! She is my go-to person for the spark needed to make reaching out to my clients n...
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The importance of dreaming

On 8/28/2013, shortly after arriving home from dropping our oldest daughter at college, I sat at my computer and I started to dream.  I was inspired by the 50th anniversary of MLK's "I Have a Dream" Speech which was all over social media. DREAMING VIVIDLY I watched the speech on YouTube.  I read about how it almost didn't come to be...which was something I never learn...
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