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Deepen Engagement and Expand Your Impact

Professional development opportunities perfect for community organizations and programs, activists, advocates, government organizations, social changes, foundations and faith organizations.


  • Imagine delivering programming that truly impacts and enriches real people’s lives.
  • Imagine guiding your members to build their skills to gain more independence and ownership of their future.
  • Imagine engaging and reaching a wider audience to advocate for better outcomes.
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After listening to Heather’s workshop on creative thinking, I decided to let my five-year-old son explore and possible even FAIL on a project. He wanted to try different fabrics and I just wanted to select burlap because it would be easiest. Then I stopped. I allowed him to explore, to struggle, to evaluate for himself which fabric would work best. He was engaged in such a higher level of thinking! He showed great satisfaction with HIS end product!”

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What is Lightbulb Leadership?

The Lightbulb Leadership program will help you design effective communication habits that build understanding, reduce confusion and engage your audience. You’ll learn to:

  • Design and deliver experiences that help the others gain knowledge and reach understanding. You’ll learn how to get the lightbulbs to turn on!
  • Engage with others and build understanding to overcome individual and collective barriers.
  • Share your knowledge and purpose by empowering others to invest in the creative process.

Energize your philanthropy and community by developing Lightbulb Leadership experiences

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Introduction to Lightbulb Leadership Workshop

  • 90 minute session (10 participants).
  • Foundational understanding on 3 Rings of Lightbulb Leadership.
  • Analysis of current materials, presentations, systems, or frameworks for stakeholders to tweak current audience experience.
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Lightbulb Leadership Workshop Series

  • Three 1.5 hour group sessions in groups/teams of 4 participants.
  • Series can be scheduled to complete in one day or over three dates.
  • Foundational understanding on 3 Rings of Lightbulb Leadership.
  • Analysis of current leadership and communication habits and skills.
  • Evaluate current process to identify barriers to understanding and common misconceptions.
  • Each participant receives a one hour professional mentorship session in an area of their choosing.

I enjoyed the arts integration session because not only did it tap into a very different skill set than our day-to-day work, but it also highlighted how creative my fellow residents are. It felt cathartic to take out some of the frustration and exhaustion in such a different way, as well as seeing burnout through everyone else’s eyes.”

Being able to take a break from the stresses of medicine and work and then be able to learn a new art was wonderful! I still find myself using some of the topics and techniques in photos I take every day. It was very easy to learn and brought a fun way to explore myself and my own feelings.”

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High Quality Instructional Design Services

If you need one-on-one services like writing a new program offering, improving your member service or client process, preparing for a speaking opportunity, or enhancing staff trainings/meetings, we can tailor services to fit your project needs.

  • Design and develop high-quality instructional experiences, materials, activities, manuals, books, and assessments for clients, customers, or colleagues to match audience needs.
  • Mentoring with pre-launch preparation support – alignment, clarity, focus, consistency, energy, and pace.
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Tackling Tough Topics – An Arts Integrated Discussion

If you find your organization or community needs to get to the heart of a problem or lift voices typically dismissed or silenced, an arts integrated experience is a powerful tool.

It improves discussions on the most complex topics by breaking down barriers, confronting assumptions and bias, creating shared understanding, and deepening a sense of community. Topics such as racism, DEI, burnout, power, or other social or political issues are perfect for this experience.

  • Small groups will explore art skills to create a tangible work of art.
  • Their work will be showcased, and a facilitated discussion will follow.
  • Debriefing session occurs to review insights and next steps.
  • No previous art experience necessary.

I learned how important it is to let my kids create, think, and be in ‘Flow’ and also how this relates to our family’s happiness and our individual happiness in life! Food for thought! Thanks!”

I participated with other members of my very white church in a book study entitled Dear Church. The book addressed racism within our church and in each of us, and discussing this difficult topic led to much personal reflection. After the book study, we began Heather’s arts integration project to continue to grow in confronting racism. I played around with fabric color in my piece to highlight rich culture that is certainly missing from our congregation. I practiced viewing racism from a BIPOC perspective. I will continue to use this lens.”

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Developing Minds to Think Creatively Workshop Series

If your organization or community needs support for those that continuously are taxed with the overwhelming task of caring for others, carving out monthly time to rejuvenate with a creative lens is a powerful option. This 12-part series (1.5 hours each) helps caregivers, for the young, midlife, and elderly, design and manage interactions to foster creative thinking.

  • Sample Series Topic Menu: Formal and Informal Learning, Creativity and Intelligence, Inclusion, Happiness, Boredom, Questioning, Logical Consequences, Failure, Delayed Gratification, and more!
  • This cohort-style experience has been designed as a series for continued support in understanding and using creative thinking strategies.
  • Topics can also be booked as a stand-alone 1.5-hour workshop experience.

I became aware of how narrow-minded I was during the arts integration process and showcase. It totally baffled me. I couldn’t understand how my thinking was so different. How could all these different ideas be right? When Heather allowed us to discuss the meaning in our drawings, I started to realize how limited my outlook was. I hadn’t been looking for different perspectives of others. I had only looked at my own. Until now.”

Especially for those in the group who claimed I am not creative, Heather was able to connect and inspire each of us to take a deeper look at the issues using colors and symbolism to make the work and conversation much deeper.  It was invaluable in making a deeper connection to the material and each other.”