Boredom, to be or not to be?

Boredom, to be or not to be?
I recently read an article on the BBC website by Hannah Richardson about boredom in children and I was intrigued. The thrust of the article was that, “Children should be allowed to get bored.”

As a kid, I don’t ever remember being bored, except maybe in history class. But I […]

By |April 16th, 2013|Featured|0 Comments

What is the Difference between Knowing and Understanding?

What is the Difference between Knowing and Understanding?
I recently read a discussion on LinkedIn about this question and it reminded me of why the arts are so important to preparing children for their future.

Knowing in its traditional North American definition, means being familiar with something. Having the facts in your mind. You know how to […]

By |February 22nd, 2013|Featured|3 Comments

Relational Capital – How Much Do You Have?

Relational Capital – How Much Do You Have?
In my last post I mentioned that I was at a business conference, Mega Partnering. Well, I’ve been back for about a week and since the jet-lag is now behind me I am itching to share with you what I learned.

I had the privilege to learn from some […]

By |December 13th, 2012|Featured|2 Comments

Lisa Interviews Juno Nominee Peter Katz

Lisa Interviews Juno Nominee Peter Katz
As I mentioned last week, I have known Peter Katz since 2008, but I never had the chance to really talk to him in depth about his experiences as a musician. I thought that I would do it in an interview format so I could share his wisdom and experience […]

By |December 3rd, 2012|Featured|4 Comments

What if Money Didn’t Matter?

What if Money Didn’t Matter?
I recently watched an incredible short video (which is embedded above so you can watch it) based on the question, “What if money didn’t matter?” Wow, what an amazingly powerful piece! As I write this, I’m sitting in my hotel room in Los Angeles at Mega Partnering, the biggest wealth networking […]

By |November 29th, 2012|Featured|0 Comments

The Balancing Act of an Arts Career

The Balancing Act of an Arts Career
On Thursday night I finished shooting a short film with Humber College Film School. We spent four days on set. It was such an amazing four days filled with laughs, hard work and tears. It’s a very powerful film about the relationship between 2 sisters after the death of […]

By |November 19th, 2012|Featured|0 Comments

They Text, They Tweet, But Can They Communicate?

They Text, They Tweet, But Can They Communicate?
So I was out for coffee with a good friend of mine last week at a local Starbucks having a celebratory latte over my new book and in they walk. It was a group of girls who must have been about 15 years old. They sat down at […]

By |November 15th, 2012|Featured|0 Comments

The Jobless 20-Somethings…How the Arts are the Answer!

The Jobless 20-Somethings…How the Arts are the Answer!
My entire career has focused on some aspect of the arts. Whether it was working for a film festival, coordinating arts workshops in schools or being a director of an arts camp. Lately, my focus has broadened to include a much bigger emphasis on leadership.

I have been a […]

By |November 8th, 2012|Featured|2 Comments

Who’s That with Martin Short? Our Newest Blogger!

Who’s That with Martin Short? Our Newest Blogger!
Why a Career in The Arts is What I’m Meant to Do!
By Vikki DiGiovanni, age 17

As I am nearing the mid-point of my final year of high school, the question “What are you going to be when you grow up?” resonates through my brain on a daily basis. […]

By |November 5th, 2012|Featured|0 Comments

The Artistic Edge is now a Book!

The Artistic Edge is now a Book!
Well the summer has come and gone and I feel like I’ve been locked in my office with my laptop for months. It’s finally time to emerge and announce that my book, The Artistic Edge: 7 Skills Children Need to Succeed in an Increasingly Right Brain World, is done! […]

By |November 1st, 2012|Featured|0 Comments