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Never Not Creative

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Welcome to the Never Not Creative podcast. The audio companion to the Never Not Creative community. We'll be interviewing and chatting with community members, discussing issues and making announcements.Never Not Creative is a community for creatives to come together and tackle the challenges we face in the creative industry. From how to manage and improve your mental health, to getting paid what you're worth and everything in between.

Latest Episodes

S3 Ep7 Creative Utopia?

EAndy first met Daniele Fiandaca in 2002. He was COO at (then) independent agency Profero. They were his agency and he was their client. Since leaving Profero in 2009, Daniele has gone on to co-author 3 books including 'Creative Superpowers: Equip Yourself for the Age of Creativity', become Head of Innovation at Cheil, co-founded Token Man, Brand Social, Creative Social, Culture Social and Innovation Social, hit the front page of a British tabloid, and co-founded Utopia, the culture change business. @weareutopians helps clients such as Coca-Cola European Partners, Google, Red Bull, Spotify and Universal Music build more purposeful, inclusive and entrepreneurial cultures and in 2019, they were named Inclusive Companies Consultancy of the Year. Daniele's work is focused on how to build better work cultures. He helps people understand the value from creating more inclusive and diverse cultures in which everyone can thrive; how to create psychologically safe workplaces, and many other topics that help build belonging and joy in the workplace. This episode was recorded in Daniele's London loft (luckily) before the pandemic and lockdown. Links: weareutopia.co weareutopia.co/towards-utopia/creative-superpowers tokenman.org --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message

45 MIN1 w ago
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S3 Ep7 Creative Utopia?

S3 Ep6 A world-wide creative challenge

EWhen we stumbled across Creative Confessions in our insta feed, we sensed an immediate familiarity. Veronica Mike and Josh Schneider are on a mission to improve the stigma surrounding mental health in the creative industry. Based in Brooklyn, New York they've been researching with creatives across the world as well as creative leaders in New York and across the USA. Sarah and Andy chat to Mike and Josh about their findings, stories they've heard and how we can get better about opening up about our mental health experiences. We all know that things need to change, and Mike and Josh are fighting the good fight! Take their Creative Confessions survey (link below) and follow their work through their site. Links: Creative Confessions site Creative Confessions survey It's Friendly --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message

40 MINMAY 26
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S3 Ep6 A world-wide creative challenge

S3 Ep5 Navigating change in 2020

EThis episode is a fully loaded chat with Andrew Dobbie (Founder of Made Brave) and Peter Czapp (Founder of The Wow Company). One's a creative founder, the other's an accountant – in fact, Peter is Andrew's accountant. In this fascinating chat, they share stories of how they and other agencies are coping right now. There's lots of advice for how to get through everything that's happening in 2020 and how to plan to come out the other side winning. Thanks to: The Wow Company, and this special resource hub they've put together. Made Brave Streamtime - this episode was taken from a Streamtime webinar. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message

43 MINMAY 7
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S3 Ep5 Navigating change in 2020

S3 Ep4 Asking for a friend – April 2020

EThis episode is from our April Asking For A Friend event. We all know that “asking for a friend”is an easier way to ask a tough question. So once a month we’re going to allow anyone anywhere to “ask for a friend”, to an industry leader, and a psychologist, anonymously, and online. Asking For A Friend is an initiative by Never Not Creative, Young Bloods Australia and Mentally-Healthy. It exists to make it easier for creatives to ask the unaskable. Wherever you are, tune in on the first Thursday of each month to get help, or just listen to the answers to your friends, colleagues and peers questions.With guests, Maria Devereux, Executive Creative Director of Colenso BBDO New Zealand and Katie Feder, Psychotherapist. Register for next month or ask an anonymous question of your own at https://www.nevernotcreative.org/asking-for-a-friend Links: https://www.katiefeder.com/ http://www.mariadevereux.com/ https://youngbloods.org.au/ https://mentally-healthy.org.au --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message

57 MINAPR 21
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S3 Ep4 Asking for a friend – April 2020

S3 Ep3 Creative energy with Sean Hall

ESean Hall has seen almost every nook and cranny of our industry. From working in one of Australia's most iconic agencies to running one of Australia's most iconic brands, he now focuses on helping as many of us as possible to improve our energy levels and mental wellbeing. Energx is Sean's business and passion and it's taken him around the country and onto the stage of TEDx to share his unique insights into what makes us tick. Sean has also been kind enough to share his time in the Never Not Creative community and the Mentally-Healthy change group. You can find out more about Sean below as well as links to resources he recommended in this episode. Oh, and send him an email. He'd love that! Links: https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register https://www.energx.com.au/ https://instagram.com/weareenergx sean@energx.com.au --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message

48 MINAPR 4
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S3 Ep3 Creative energy with Sean Hall

S3 Ep2 Wearing your heart on your sleeve - with Mitch Wallis

EIn this episode Sarah and Andy chat to Mitch Wallis, the Founder of the Heart on My Sleeve Movement. Entwined within Mitch's story about his own Mental Health journey is solid scientific and strategic advice on how to tackle mental health at work. The difference between addressing performance and addressing mental health, and how we can all play a role in looking after ourselves and each other. Mitch is fast becoming one of the most recognisable faces in mental health in Australia and works with many businesses including creative agencies to improve their approach to a mentally healthier workplace. If you'd like to find out more about Mitch and the Heart On My Sleeve movement, check out the links below. Heart On My Sleeve Mitchwallis.com Linkedin Instagram PS the video on Youtube that Mitch mentioned is private to him - so we're keeping it that way. Sure you understand Other links: Streamtime Never Not Creative Mentally-Healthy NNC Insta Drop us a line --- Send in a voice message: h...

44 MINMAR 10
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S3 Ep2 Wearing your heart on your sleeve - with Mitch Wallis

S3 Ep1 Purpose, meaning and mental health

EWe’re back. Season 3 kicks off with Chris Freel and Nina Nyman from Unltd. We talk all things mental health and how to do good in our industry. Perfect timing as we’ve recently launched the new Mentally-Healthy survey (got take it now - link in bio) and Nina is also the co-chair of the Mentally-Healthy Change Group with Andy. This is a great chat about what happened behind the scenes with our work last year, but also shines a light on the great work that Unltd do helping to connect our industry with youth at risk. Let us know what you think, and feel free to reach out to @unltdaus to find out more about the great work they do and how you might be able to get involved. Thanks to: @unltdaus @streamtime @adwrighty (and a big congrats especially to @sarahpnguyen for the latest addition to the NNC family with baby Nguyen). --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message

42 MINFEB 24
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S3 Ep1 Purpose, meaning and mental health

S2 Ep18 Tackling mental health at work

EIn our final episode of Season 2 and 2019, Andy and Sarah catch-up with the formidable "Monty" AKA Sarah Montague, Creative Director at ooh! Media. With her career as a Solid Gold dancer over before it even began, Monty got into the world of advertising. 23 years later and it's still all about the words, the pictures, the gold nugget of a human insight, where you're connecting with your audience and most of all, the emotion. Emotion is a suit she wears and taps into daily. On a personal level, she cries over spilt almond milk, would happily swap a lung for a block of Whittaker's Jelly Tip (chocolate) and has quite the penchant for squeezing herself into comically small spaces. Last year however, saw Monty tackle her most complex small space yet, her personal Everest, her own head. Monty shares her journey on the mental health rollercoaster of which shame had not only kept her silent for YEARS, but had also seen her run the gamut of self medicating options. A passionate advocate for ...

53 MIN2019 DEC 22
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S2 Ep18 Tackling mental health at work

S2 Ep17 The mental health of the creative

EWe caught lettering artist and typographer, Craig Black as he was whizzing around Australia for his national AGDA tour. But better than that, we also invited his wife Alison to bring her expertise as a mental health nurse to our conversation about mental health and the life of a creative. Craig has shared a lot about his personal story, "and while he's the happiest he's ever been" he's inevitably endured the ups and downs of the creative's rollercoaster along the way. This is one of the most personal episode's we've recorded... and we're so grateful that Craig and Ali could talk with us together. If you're an independent creative, if you're struggling with work/life balance, or if you sometimes find yourself lost and not knowing where you want to get to, give this episode a listen. And then share it with whoever else you think would benefit. Check out Craig's work at https://craigblackdesign.com/ Thanks to Streamtime https://streamtime.net And get involved at https://nevernotcreativ...

56 MIN2019 NOV 14
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S2 Ep17 The mental health of the creative

S2 Ep16 Creating on the edge with Shruti Rai

ESarah and Andy catch up with Shruti Rai about designing for the edge cases and how to embrace audiences and use cases that we might not be comfortable with. Diversity becomes a major theme of our conversation and inevitably, the benefits that a more diverse team can bring to the perspective and solutions for a project. Shruti is an experience designer that counts R/GA on her resumé among many other globally renowned brands and businesses. Having recently become a mother, we also discuss our industry's ability to create the conditions for parents to continue their career along with topics like flexible working and the benefits of diversity in the workplace. Follow / Visit Never Not Creative Shruti Rai Mentally-Healthy.org Streamtime Sarah Nguyen Andy Wright --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message

41 MIN2019 OCT 30
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S2 Ep16 Creating on the edge with Shruti Rai

Latest Episodes

S3 Ep7 Creative Utopia?

EAndy first met Daniele Fiandaca in 2002. He was COO at (then) independent agency Profero. They were his agency and he was their client. Since leaving Profero in 2009, Daniele has gone on to co-author 3 books including 'Creative Superpowers: Equip Yourself for the Age of Creativity', become Head of Innovation at Cheil, co-founded Token Man, Brand Social, Creative Social, Culture Social and Innovation Social, hit the front page of a British tabloid, and co-founded Utopia, the culture change business. @weareutopians helps clients such as Coca-Cola European Partners, Google, Red Bull, Spotify and Universal Music build more purposeful, inclusive and entrepreneurial cultures and in 2019, they were named Inclusive Companies Consultancy of the Year. Daniele's work is focused on how to build better work cultures. He helps people understand the value from creating more inclusive and diverse cultures in which everyone can thrive; how to create psychologically safe workplaces, and many other topics that help build belonging and joy in the workplace. This episode was recorded in Daniele's London loft (luckily) before the pandemic and lockdown. Links: weareutopia.co weareutopia.co/towards-utopia/creative-superpowers tokenman.org --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message

45 MIN1 w ago
Comments
S3 Ep7 Creative Utopia?

S3 Ep6 A world-wide creative challenge

EWhen we stumbled across Creative Confessions in our insta feed, we sensed an immediate familiarity. Veronica Mike and Josh Schneider are on a mission to improve the stigma surrounding mental health in the creative industry. Based in Brooklyn, New York they've been researching with creatives across the world as well as creative leaders in New York and across the USA. Sarah and Andy chat to Mike and Josh about their findings, stories they've heard and how we can get better about opening up about our mental health experiences. We all know that things need to change, and Mike and Josh are fighting the good fight! Take their Creative Confessions survey (link below) and follow their work through their site. Links: Creative Confessions site Creative Confessions survey It's Friendly --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message

40 MINMAY 26
Comments
S3 Ep6 A world-wide creative challenge

S3 Ep5 Navigating change in 2020

EThis episode is a fully loaded chat with Andrew Dobbie (Founder of Made Brave) and Peter Czapp (Founder of The Wow Company). One's a creative founder, the other's an accountant – in fact, Peter is Andrew's accountant. In this fascinating chat, they share stories of how they and other agencies are coping right now. There's lots of advice for how to get through everything that's happening in 2020 and how to plan to come out the other side winning. Thanks to: The Wow Company, and this special resource hub they've put together. Made Brave Streamtime - this episode was taken from a Streamtime webinar. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message

43 MINMAY 7
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S3 Ep5 Navigating change in 2020

S3 Ep4 Asking for a friend – April 2020

EThis episode is from our April Asking For A Friend event. We all know that “asking for a friend”is an easier way to ask a tough question. So once a month we’re going to allow anyone anywhere to “ask for a friend”, to an industry leader, and a psychologist, anonymously, and online. Asking For A Friend is an initiative by Never Not Creative, Young Bloods Australia and Mentally-Healthy. It exists to make it easier for creatives to ask the unaskable. Wherever you are, tune in on the first Thursday of each month to get help, or just listen to the answers to your friends, colleagues and peers questions.With guests, Maria Devereux, Executive Creative Director of Colenso BBDO New Zealand and Katie Feder, Psychotherapist. Register for next month or ask an anonymous question of your own at https://www.nevernotcreative.org/asking-for-a-friend Links: https://www.katiefeder.com/ http://www.mariadevereux.com/ https://youngbloods.org.au/ https://mentally-healthy.org.au --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message

57 MINAPR 21
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S3 Ep4 Asking for a friend – April 2020

S3 Ep3 Creative energy with Sean Hall

ESean Hall has seen almost every nook and cranny of our industry. From working in one of Australia's most iconic agencies to running one of Australia's most iconic brands, he now focuses on helping as many of us as possible to improve our energy levels and mental wellbeing. Energx is Sean's business and passion and it's taken him around the country and onto the stage of TEDx to share his unique insights into what makes us tick. Sean has also been kind enough to share his time in the Never Not Creative community and the Mentally-Healthy change group. You can find out more about Sean below as well as links to resources he recommended in this episode. Oh, and send him an email. He'd love that! Links: https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register https://www.energx.com.au/ https://instagram.com/weareenergx sean@energx.com.au --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message

48 MINAPR 4
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S3 Ep3 Creative energy with Sean Hall

S3 Ep2 Wearing your heart on your sleeve - with Mitch Wallis

EIn this episode Sarah and Andy chat to Mitch Wallis, the Founder of the Heart on My Sleeve Movement. Entwined within Mitch's story about his own Mental Health journey is solid scientific and strategic advice on how to tackle mental health at work. The difference between addressing performance and addressing mental health, and how we can all play a role in looking after ourselves and each other. Mitch is fast becoming one of the most recognisable faces in mental health in Australia and works with many businesses including creative agencies to improve their approach to a mentally healthier workplace. If you'd like to find out more about Mitch and the Heart On My Sleeve movement, check out the links below. Heart On My Sleeve Mitchwallis.com Linkedin Instagram PS the video on Youtube that Mitch mentioned is private to him - so we're keeping it that way. Sure you understand Other links: Streamtime Never Not Creative Mentally-Healthy NNC Insta Drop us a line --- Send in a voice message: h...

44 MINMAR 10
Comments
S3 Ep2 Wearing your heart on your sleeve - with Mitch Wallis

S3 Ep1 Purpose, meaning and mental health

EWe’re back. Season 3 kicks off with Chris Freel and Nina Nyman from Unltd. We talk all things mental health and how to do good in our industry. Perfect timing as we’ve recently launched the new Mentally-Healthy survey (got take it now - link in bio) and Nina is also the co-chair of the Mentally-Healthy Change Group with Andy. This is a great chat about what happened behind the scenes with our work last year, but also shines a light on the great work that Unltd do helping to connect our industry with youth at risk. Let us know what you think, and feel free to reach out to @unltdaus to find out more about the great work they do and how you might be able to get involved. Thanks to: @unltdaus @streamtime @adwrighty (and a big congrats especially to @sarahpnguyen for the latest addition to the NNC family with baby Nguyen). --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message

42 MINFEB 24
Comments
S3 Ep1 Purpose, meaning and mental health

S2 Ep18 Tackling mental health at work

EIn our final episode of Season 2 and 2019, Andy and Sarah catch-up with the formidable "Monty" AKA Sarah Montague, Creative Director at ooh! Media. With her career as a Solid Gold dancer over before it even began, Monty got into the world of advertising. 23 years later and it's still all about the words, the pictures, the gold nugget of a human insight, where you're connecting with your audience and most of all, the emotion. Emotion is a suit she wears and taps into daily. On a personal level, she cries over spilt almond milk, would happily swap a lung for a block of Whittaker's Jelly Tip (chocolate) and has quite the penchant for squeezing herself into comically small spaces. Last year however, saw Monty tackle her most complex small space yet, her personal Everest, her own head. Monty shares her journey on the mental health rollercoaster of which shame had not only kept her silent for YEARS, but had also seen her run the gamut of self medicating options. A passionate advocate for ...

53 MIN2019 DEC 22
Comments
S2 Ep18 Tackling mental health at work

S2 Ep17 The mental health of the creative

EWe caught lettering artist and typographer, Craig Black as he was whizzing around Australia for his national AGDA tour. But better than that, we also invited his wife Alison to bring her expertise as a mental health nurse to our conversation about mental health and the life of a creative. Craig has shared a lot about his personal story, "and while he's the happiest he's ever been" he's inevitably endured the ups and downs of the creative's rollercoaster along the way. This is one of the most personal episode's we've recorded... and we're so grateful that Craig and Ali could talk with us together. If you're an independent creative, if you're struggling with work/life balance, or if you sometimes find yourself lost and not knowing where you want to get to, give this episode a listen. And then share it with whoever else you think would benefit. Check out Craig's work at https://craigblackdesign.com/ Thanks to Streamtime https://streamtime.net And get involved at https://nevernotcreativ...

56 MIN2019 NOV 14
Comments
S2 Ep17 The mental health of the creative

S2 Ep16 Creating on the edge with Shruti Rai

ESarah and Andy catch up with Shruti Rai about designing for the edge cases and how to embrace audiences and use cases that we might not be comfortable with. Diversity becomes a major theme of our conversation and inevitably, the benefits that a more diverse team can bring to the perspective and solutions for a project. Shruti is an experience designer that counts R/GA on her resumé among many other globally renowned brands and businesses. Having recently become a mother, we also discuss our industry's ability to create the conditions for parents to continue their career along with topics like flexible working and the benefits of diversity in the workplace. Follow / Visit Never Not Creative Shruti Rai Mentally-Healthy.org Streamtime Sarah Nguyen Andy Wright --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nevernotcreative/message

41 MIN2019 OCT 30
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S2 Ep16 Creating on the edge with Shruti Rai
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