We never think of swimming across the river as long we have a bridge to take us to the other side.
But aren’t bridges so unexciting?

A Story from our Founder

The journey of InnovatorsBox® began while I was in my dream career and yet, I felt utterly stuck. The lack of creativity in nuclear non-proliferation made me risk-averse. I couldn’t remember the last time I created something on my own simply because I wanted to.

It wasn’t until I integrated creativity into my daily routine that things started to transform. Productivity skyrocketed. I got promoted. My insights and perspectives changed. I started thinking rather differently and began sharing fresh outlooks with top clients. Similarly, on a personal level, I was less stressed, and more confident and eager to attack what life threw at me.

When I realized that 87% of all professionals do not feel very creative and that I was not alone in this scuffle, I decided to gather my diverse expertise to create a space for everyone to rediscover their creativity.

This is when I started InnovatorsBox®. Welcome to this wonderful creative journey!

Founder & CEO - Monica Kang

Awards and Recognitions

Our Mission and Values

Our Mission

InnovatorsBox® aims to redefine human capital potential and workforce culture by empowering all professionals with creativity and creative confidence.

We offer creative educational workshops, services, products and a diverse community for all professionals to learn why creativity is critical, how to integrate and hone it at work and in life.  

 
 

rethinking Creativity as a life changing skill

Innovation is one of the much coveted aptitude that modern businesses seek to craft and scuffle with. What they often fail to realize is that Innovation is not merely an ideation tool, it's the product of creativity by its people.

Being a creative takes shifting your thought-process, your perspective, and your approach. By unlocking your creative potential, you can turn constraints into opportunities, solve complex problems, effectively manage high stress situations, and make the most mundane tasks enjoyable.

It is a life-changing skill that can help you see infinite possibilities and live at your fullest potential. Our unique programs are designed to help you craft this creative outlook. 

 
 

honoring how DIVERSE  & powerful CREATIVITY IS

Our fingerprints are not the only thing about us that are unique. Our creative personalities, how we are inspired, how we express and channel our creative passions, and how we react to situations are also just as     distinct. 

The foundation to creative success is an acute awareness to our creative strengths and insights. Creativity is a building block to the empowerment of both individuals and organizations and our focus is to teach creativity in a very practical, relatable, and tangible manner so it can be molded into a daily routine.

Creativity comes differently to each of us, and it is one of the founding principles of InnovatorsBox to show how rich, powerful, diverse, and practical creativity is. 

 
 

changing how society thinks about creativity

It takes a village, but the  society’s perception of creativity is obsolete. Individuals, organizations, and communities need to collectively embrace the true value of creativity                  and approach it with the                  new light.

Exactly for this reason, we offer programs for both, the public and private clients. We also make creative products to help you with the transition and training, and are constantly working to bring better tools to you! We are the only creative firm approaching it from users' perspective.

We've been there, and know what it feels like to be stuck - both on an individual and organization level. This helps us curate programs that are both empathetic and practical.

Creativity is contagious. Meet the team spreading that joy. 

 

Monica Kang - Founder & CEO

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Monica loves building bridges, relationships, and communities.

She believes that change is possible when more people are able to understand and integrate into different worlds simultaneously. That integration is possible with creative thinking and an open mind. For Monica, those two worlds are entrepreneurship and public policy.

Prior to InnovatorsBox®, Monica specialized in nuclear nonproliferation as contract support to the U.S. government and a non-resident Kelly Fellow at Pacific Forum CSIS. She has lived and worked abroad at the United Nations in Geneva and Chosun Newspaper in Seoul. She got her M.A. degree in Strategic Studies at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University and her B.A. at Boston University. To satisfy her love for entrepreneurship and creativity, she also sought out to be a StartingBloc Fellow and Mentor, Hive Fellow, Design Thinking in DC member, a Startup Weekend Organizer and Facilitator in DC. She is also in the process of being a certified coach and proud to be part of Coach Diversity Institute based on International Coach Federation standards.

Her love for interactive experience, safe space, and vulnerability reflects deeply in the curriculum she builds at InnovatorsBox. Her joy is to create 'aha' moments for the attendees because the best learnings comes by 'being in the moment.' She is a strong believer of 'learning by doing' and focuses on creating a safe space for deep inner search and discovery. 

In her spare time, she loves to travel, read, paint, and teach Korean. You'll often see her with a chai latte and chocolate croissant at a cafe.

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Board of Advisors

Who shares wisdom and critical support to grow our vision.

Creative thinking researcher, facilitator, and writer who integrated innovation and business development for 20+ years to help organizations grow sustainably.

Creative thinking researcher, facilitator, and writer who integrated innovation and business development for 20+ years to help organizations grow sustainably.

Harry Vardis

Creative Focus & Executive in Residence, KSU Center, Atlanta, GA

Creative attorney who integrates design, product, entrepreneurship, and law to help small businesses integrate innovative solutions in legal matters.

Creative attorney who integrates design, product, entrepreneurship, and law to help small businesses integrate innovative solutions in legal matters.

Skyler Showell

Showell Ventures & Consulting PLLC, Washington, D.C.

Creative strategic thinker, builder, and connector who has tied empathy and project management together for more than 15 years to help people, ideas and business happen and grow.

Creative strategic thinker, builder, and connector who has tied empathy and project management together for more than 15 years to help people, ideas and business happen and grow.

Jessica Collison

Washington D.C.

 

 
Creative attorney who integrates law and education to empower individuals and organizations address legal matters strategically.

Creative attorney who integrates law and education to empower individuals and organizations address legal matters strategically.

Lindsay Young

Washington, DC

Creative hotel and commercial real estate broker using market analysis and people management in hotel and real estate for 20+ years to bring people together in an intentional way using space.

Creative hotel and commercial real estate broker using market analysis and people management in hotel and real estate for 20+ years to bring people together in an intentional way using space.

Vijay Bahl

Atlanta, Georgia

Innovative user-centered product manager who works with communication and technology to solve complex global challenges and deliver innovative solutions.

Innovative user-centered product manager who works with communication and technology to solve complex global challenges and deliver innovative solutions.

Amy J. Wilson

The White House, Washington, DC

 

Our Team

Who makes things happen.

Catherine is engaging in the intersection between creativity, entrepreneurship, public policy, and community development. She seeks to deepen her understanding of the world and become an agent of social value. A recent graduate of UC Berkeley, she's excited to live & work in DC. She likes to read, explore, write and sing in her spare time.

Catherine is engaging in the intersection between creativity, entrepreneurship, public policy, and community development. She seeks to deepen her understanding of the world and become an agent of social value. A recent graduate of UC Berkeley, she's excited to live & work in DC. She likes to read, explore, write and sing in her spare time.

Catherine Pham 

Creative Ninja

Monica, a graphic designer who's inspired by typography, use of space, color theory & stunning photography, is passionate for design with purpose. When not using her chops, she can be found on the dance floor moving to salsa, or practicing yoga.

Monica, a graphic designer who's inspired by typography, use of space, color theory & stunning photography, is passionate for design with purpose. When not using her chops, she can be found on the dance floor moving to salsa, or practicing yoga.

Aakriti is a content writer, editor, and digital marketer who reads by day and writes by night. Always intrigued by the power of words, besides putting pen to paper, she also has an avid passion in human behavior, leading to her quickly turning into a Digital and Inbound Marketer. A fiction writer and story-teller at the core, Aakriti is a coffee-addict who loves all things about cars. When she's not obsessing over every word, she can be found binge watching Top-Gear episodes.

Aakriti is a content writer, editor, and digital marketer who reads by day and writes by night. Always intrigued by the power of words, besides putting pen to paper, she also has an avid passion in human behavior, leading to her quickly turning into a Digital and Inbound Marketer. A fiction writer and story-teller at the core, Aakriti is a coffee-addict who loves all things about cars. When she's not obsessing over every word, she can be found binge watching Top-Gear episodes.

Monica Escobar 

Graphics Designer

Aakriti Pandey

Content & Digital Marketing

Having launched and grown several web products, Koby is passionate about helping organizations leverage low cost-high impact digital strategies to grow their bottom line. When he's not obsessively optimizing a website, Koby enjoys writing music and spreading holiday cheer through his local Christmas tree delivery service.

Having launched and grown several web products, Koby is passionate about helping organizations leverage low cost-high impact digital strategies to grow their bottom line. When he's not obsessively optimizing a website, Koby enjoys writing music and spreading holiday cheer through his local Christmas tree delivery service.

Koby Arthur

Growth Marketing & Communication

 
 

You can get involved too!

Whether as a volunteer, speaker, partner or sponsor - there are many ways to get involved to celebrate creativity. Take a jump and work with us to make a difference in your neighborhood today. Please fill out the attached forms so that we get to know you more. We look forward to hearing from you.