Dr Sally Fitzpatrick is a Clinical Psychologist and the Acting Program Manager, Mental Health and Research at Everymind, our partners in the Mentally-Healthy research study. In this episode she’s joined by Author and Creative, Alex Wadelton to tackle community questions about finding meaning and purpose through work, disclosing mental health challenges, taking better care of contractors and freelancers and managing expectations about working hours with your boss.
You can also watch at https://www.nevernotcreative.org/afaf-july-2020
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Creativity & Football Mini Series E01
53:57Welcome to a Never Not Creative podcast mini-series. Creativity and Football. We're talking to men about creativity, football and... who are we kidding? This is an essential listen. A mini-series dedicated to the topic of men's mental health in our industry. We kick-off our first episode with Pete Brennan. Co-founder of Heaps Normal, Electric & Analog and lucky for us, sharer of stories and experiences about his own journey with mental health. We're publishing this series because its almost guaranteed that whenever we run something around mental health – we'll see max 10% of males as part of the audience. It's time to chat fellas (and everyone of course, but especially the men). The more open you are, the more honest you are and the more you realise that more than half of this world is feeling something similar, the more we can all help each other. Thank you to Pete for sharing, talking and helping others realise it's good to talk and get to know yourself. Find out more about Pete, Heaps Normal and Electric and Analog below. Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterbrennan/?originalSubdomain=au Heaps Normal - https://heapsnormal.com/ Electric & Analog - https://www.eanda.cc/ Thanks to Streamtime - https://streamtime.net --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message
S4 Ep8 Qualified?
46:02Asher Oliver didn’t take the traditional ‘qualified’ pathway into the creative industry. After graduation from university with a Business Management degree in 2009, he moved back home and encountered a huge struggle in regards to finding employment. Like many graduates having to rely on casual work meant Asher became a waiter in an Italian restaurant, but he never gave up what had become a passion on the side for animation. While researching opportunities, Asher came across Gary Vaynerchuk and his mantras of: HUSTLE - HARD WORK - FOCUS - NO EXCUSES When Asher reached out to Gary himself, opportunities appeared. The collaboration opened many doors and he now works full time at Food Fight Studios. Thanks to Streamtime for all their support. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message
S4 Ep7 A side of business
50:51Blair Enns (author of Win Without Pitching and Pricing Creativity) joins Andy to discuss the challenges that creatives have when it comes to business. How our emotional attachment to work can hinder financial success and why we shy away from the grown-up stuff. We also discuss the pro's and con's of unpaid internships and whether mental health issues are naturally more present in creatives. Links: Rocket Fuel book Win without pitching Mentally-Healthy research Never Not Creative Thank to Streamtime for all their support – project management software for healthier creative businesses. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message
S4 Ep6 Culture and colleagues
39:26Andy and Sarah are back with another episode on a Never Not International Women’s Day talk with Tom Tapper. Tom is the co-founder and CEO of B-Corp certified agency, Nice and Serious. In 2008, he co-founded Nice and Serious with a clear purpose: to make creative work the world needs. Since then, he’s exclusively worked with pioneering charities and brands to make creative work that amplifies social and environmental causes. From international brands like IKEA, Unilever, Innocent and Ben & Jerrys, to pioneering charities like Greenpeace, WWF, Rainforest Alliance and Parkrun. Constantly aware of being in the privileged position of the white male founder of a successful branding business, Tom is interviewed by Ve on the extra efforts to ensure that Nice and Serious delivers on being a business that strives for equality. Listen to the full podcast ep or watch the talk at https://nniwd.nevernotcreative.org/. The Moral Compass - https://moralcompass.app/ Nice and Equal - https://niceandserious.com/journal/nice-and-equal/ More at https://nevernotcreative.org/ Big thanks to Streamtime - https://streamtime.net/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message
S4 Ep5 Equality + respect
37:33Join Andy Wright and Sarah Nguyen in another episode to discuss two powerful talks from Never Not International Women’s Day - ‘Until your fear of me isn’t my problem’ with Tanarra Schneider, and ‘Until we flip the question’ with Andy Polaine. Tanarra is a Managing Director at Accenture Interactive, leading Design in the Midwest. She spills the tea about the outcomes of a system predicated on the fear of women’s success. Dr. Andy Polaine is a designer, educator, coach and writer who helps clients build and grow their own design and innovation capability, transform their organisations and themselves. Andy flips the question from “what should we do?” to “what should we stop doing?” and dealing with the underlying structural issues that create inequity. Watch their talks at https://nniwd.nevernotcreative.org/. More at https://nevernotcreative.org/ Big thanks to Streamtime - https://streamtime.net/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message
S4 Ep4 Move on John
22:43Somewhere around 2015, the first of the John genre articles arrived, trumpeting that there are more CEOs named John than women CEOs in their entirety. In this episode, we have a well-presented talk by Jess Lilley, who focuses on this issue and talks through what we (John) can do about it. Jess is a co-founder at The Open Arms, a creative company that strives to weaponise empathy to help communities thrive. After a near 20-year career as an award-winning writer and creative director in some of the world’s most renown ad agencies, Jess realised the culture of the ad world just wasn’t working for her (or her family). She joined forces with a couple of great people to create something a little different. Their goal is to make work with a social purpose that leaves their patch of the world a little better than they found it. Listen to the full podcast ep or watch this talk at https://nniwd.nevernotcreative.org/. Big thanks to Streamtime - https://streamtime.net/ Other links: https://theopenarms.com.au https://nevernotcreative.org Episode analytics --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message
S4 Ep3 All inclusive
58:31Jane Duru (Verbal Design Director, R/GA) and Sumita Maharaj (Associate Design Director, Re:) join Sarah and Andy to discuss their recent submission to Never Not International Women's Day. From having to bring a 6-pack to a meeting to get a seat at the table and a constant need to over-prove themselves Jane and Sumi share their stories and experiences from the world of advertising and design. You can watch their talk at Never Not International Women's Day. More at Never Not Creative. Thanks to Streamtime. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message
S4 Ep2 Kill the stereotypes
59:23To make meaningful change in workplaces all around the world, we need to recognise that the gender inequity in our industry and society is a cultural problem. We need to show men what they can’t see all around them - the norm. The norm that has let stereotypes rule and anyone but a privileged white male suffer. Join this discussion with Daniele Fiandaca and Deborah Rey-Burns. By his own admission, Daniele is the very definition of privilege - white, male, straight, middle class and privately educated. As Founder of Creative Social, he often spoke about issues facing the creative industry including the lack of gender diversity. Daniele set up the Token Man community to create a safe space for conversation and get men to improve their education and get a better understanding of the challenges women face. Daniele is Founder of Utopia, a culture change business that re-wires organisations for the Age of Creativity. Deborah, Founder of Propela and Curator-at-large for ReDesign Business and the Future Of_, Deborah has built a global network of moon-shooting experts that can help companies thrive. She helps events and organisations connect with the superhero thinks of today - the thought leaders and change-makers working on the bleeding edge of business and culture. Watch this conversation (as well as others) here: https://nniwd.nevernotcreative.org/ Other links; 🔗 https://weareutopia.co 🔗 https://weareutopia.co/towards-utopia/creative-superpowers 🔗 https://tokenman.org 🔗 https://www.propela.co.uk/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message
S4 Ep1 Rage over fear – Never Not International Women's Day
39:46International Women’s Day 2021 has passed. But this year, we're not going back to business as usual. As far as we're concerned, it will always be Never Not International Women’s Day until all women including women of colour, women with disabilities, and queer or trans women, stop being penalised for being women. This new season of the podcast highlights our Never Not International Women's Day initiative. A mind-changing, bias-ridding, downright mutinous loop of ideas and musings from women in the creative and associated industries everywhere that will run 24/7/365 on a loop forever, or until...we don’t need to talk about it anymore. We thought it was important to share our motivations and hopes for what this platform can become and how the world needs to change for the better for everyone. Join us in our first discussion with those behind NNIWD - Prue Jones, a long term veteran of the creative industries, Ve Dewey, co-creator of Never Not Creative, and Andy Wright, creator of Never Not Creative and co-chair of Mentally-Healthy. Watch here: https://nniwd.nevernotcreative.org/ As always, big thanks to Streamtime - https://streamtime.net/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message
S3 Ep16 Meaning And Purpose
1:03:47Dr Sally Fitzpatrick is a Clinical Psychologist and the Acting Program Manager, Mental Health and Research at Everymind, our partners in the Mentally-Healthy research study. In this episode she’s joined by Author and Creative, Alex Wadelton to tackle community questions about finding meaning and purpose through work, disclosing mental health challenges, taking better care of contractors and freelancers and managing expectations about working hours with your boss. You can also watch at https://www.nevernotcreative.org/afaf-july-2020 Asking For A Friend is a monthly event in collaboration with Youngbloods and Mentally-Healthy.org. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message