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Impact Makers

100 EpisodesProduced by Jennifer McClureWebsite

The Impact Makers Podcast with Jennifer McClure is a weekly podcast for people who are interested in making a positive difference in the world not only through their work, but also through how they choose to live their lives.

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090: Simplify Creative Problem-Solving and Innovation Using Light Bulb Thinking™ With Innovation Coach Ellia Harris

Discover the power of creative problem-solving! In today’s episode, we’re bringing in an expert in creative problem-solving and creating cultures of innovation. Ellia Harris works with managers, business owners, and their teams to get them out of habitual thinking, so they can find creative solutions that they couldn’t see before. 

The creator of Light Bulb Thinking™, Ellia has over a decade’s experience in organizational training. Her own experience as a manager seeking a creative approach to leadership has led to her expertise in using creative thinking as the fastest route to becoming an effective leader of a high-performing team – which, in a time when we all need to be at the top of our game, is more crucial than ever.

Ellia is a timely reminder that everyone has the capacity for creative thinking and creative problem-solving – and thinking differently about some of the challenges that you’re facing may be the best way to identify the solution that you need to move forward.

Topics Discussed In Today’s Episode:

  • What is creative problem-solving?
  • Ellia’s Light Bulb Thinking framework for creative problem solving: planning, ideating, choosing, and then implementing or innovating.
  • The four categories of creative thinking tools for when you're ideating: Re-expression, Revolution, Random Links, and Related Words.
  • Why many of us struggle with being creative, and how we can overcome how our brains are naturally designed to work
  • How AI tools like ChatGPT and Bard can be used to fuel creativity — and how they should not be used
  • Ellia’s passion for helping young people to develop leadership and creative problem-solving skills

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People & Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

Ellia Harris LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/elliaharris 

Contact Ellia - Hello@ThePotentialCenter.com 

The Potential Center Website - https://ThePotentialCenter.com 

The Potential Center on Facebook - https://www.Facebook.com/ThePotentialCenter 

The Potential Center on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/@ThePotentialCenter 

Light Bulb Moments™ online course - https://tpc-school.thinkific.com/courses/light-bulb-moments 

Winner's Mindset: Peak Performance Strategies for Success (contributor) - https://amzn.to/3DRtV6O 

Impact Makers podcast episode 067: How to Make Work Suck Less By Making It Fun with Jeff Harry - https://jennifermcclure.net/2022/10/20/how-to-make-work-suck-less-by-making-it-fun-with-jeff-harry/ 

Impact Makers podcast episode 084: Poetry, Hip Hop, and HR: Creativity and Leading in the Future of Work With Arend Boersema - https://jennifermcclure.net/2023/07/21/poetry-hip-hop-and-hr/ 

Connect with Jennifer:

Send her a message: https://jennifermcclure.net/contact

On LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifermcclure

On Twitter https://twitter.com/JenniferMcClure

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennifer_mcclure/

On Facebook http://www.facebook.com/JenniferMcClureSpeaker

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If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Emerald City Productions. They helped me grow and produce the podcast you are listening to right now. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com. Let them know I sent you.

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