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Thinking Outside The Box And Inside The Frame

  • October 30, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Riverbend Church 4214 Capital of Texas Hwy N. Room 5B Austin Texas 78746


  • Non ICF-Local Member, Non ICF-Global Member. You do not have to be a member of ICF to join our meetings - all are welcome. There is a $20 fee to attend, payable online via PayPal, Credit or Debit card during the registration process.
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How Creativity Can Fuel Happiness And Develop Insights 

In this session we will discover how creativity can fuel happiness and develop insights for coaches and clients.  Studies around the world have shown that creativity is linked to happiness.  Discovering the creative potential improves not only one's personal well being, leading to greater fulfillment, but it improves professional life as well.  Many believe that they don't have a creative bone n their body.  But recent studies in neuroscience have proven that humans are wired to create.  Creative problem solving and creative thinking are skills that can be learned and developed, and they can lead to breakthrough results within the coaching process.

During this presentation we will gain inquiry and insight into the following questions:

  • How can creativity improve our lives?
  • How do we train and strengthen the creative muscle?
  • How can we learn to switch between divergent and convergent thinking during the creative process?
  • What are the benefits of art-based strategies for coaching?
Learning Objectives
  • Coaches learn how to develop their own creative skills in order to solve challenges with their clients more creatively.
  • Coaches will get tools and strategies to help their clients become better problem solvers and to think outside of the box when trying to come up with solutions for private or professional challenges.


Riverbend Church
4214 Capital of Texas Hwy N., Room 5B
Austin, TX 78746

(512) 327-3540

Meeting Agenda

6:00 - 6:30 PM - Event Check-In & Social Time
6:30 - 6:40 PM - Chapter Business
6:40 - 8:30 PM - Guest Presentation & discussion

Plenty of free parking!


Whether a coach or not, everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. The following fees cover activities and meeting costs:

  • ICF Local (Austin) Members and Affiliates - FREE
  • ICF Global Members, Non-ICF Local Members -$20
  • Guests (Non ICF-Local or Global Members) - $20
We welcome everyone!  

About the Speaker

Christiane Michaelis

Christiane is an expert on the subject of creativity. She studies creativity, speaks publicly about its benefits in the working world, and demonstrates it through her company, The Dirty Easel.

Christiane believes that business' that fail to innovate will become obsolete.  Companies that build a culture of innovation find themselves on the path to growth.  Christiane founded The Dirty Easel to help organizations use their creative muscle to innovate and drive growth.

Through The Dirty Easel, she conducts team building workshops in which she uses experiential painting as a tool to stimulate the creative process.  The painting experience helps people understand how to work with creativity, both alone and in teams.

Christiane was a music student in Germany where she earned her Master's degree and played double bass in orchestras.  After college she became and opera and theater director and staged productions across Europe for ten years.  Through music and theater she learned to trust the creative process of an artist and how to generate ideas and form them into a finished piece.  She taught German, theater and music to young people.  As a teacher she learned how to get others to express themselves creatively.  She moved to the United States and she found her new passion:  The Dirty Easel.  In her own words:  "The Dirty Easel synthesizes all of my artistic experiences, as well as my research on creativity.  i found that my true passion is to igniting in others a passion for creativity, for innovation, for disruption.  

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