Date of Award


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Open Access

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Creative Studies, M.S.


Center for Studies in Creativity


Dr. Susan Keller-Mathers

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Dr. Susan Keller-Mathers


One way to Kiss the Soul to empower Creative Change Leadership and Intuition in organizations is by training. This project is about the development and implementation of a new online training module in March 2021 to a small group of an Amsterdam consultancy. It consisted of four two and a half hour zoom sessions on Thursday evenings. The training is placed in a context of kissing the soul for new unexpected beautiful and meaningful organizational impact. This original concept of Kissing the Soul means: making loving contact with what matters deeply to yourself and sharing this with other people to make beautiful organizational impact together. This is grounded in the belief that if people are guided in their work by their creative mind combined with their heart, body and soul - by their own spirit - and make connections with the spirit of other people they work with or for, working life will be more worthwhile and the world will accordingly become more beautiful and meaningful. The literature review is an exploration on what it might take to make training, to lead for creative change in organizations. What tapping into your intuition or inner wisdom might be about. What it takes to be a successful creative change leader, someone who navigates the upsides and downsides of creativity in organizations for productive change. Why making contact with what really matters in inner work life by the deliberate integration of creativity and intuition is essential for joy, energy and creative breakthroughs.


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