Mindful Play | Creative Coaching | Public Events | Community Projects

Mindful Play

We get it. Innovation is critical to your company's success but the path to innovative thinking seems blurred. That's why you need Mindful Play.

Mindful Play is our customized creative workshops for organizations ready for positive change. Our practical approach to creativity empowers participants with creative confidence, productivity and effectiveness. 

What's your objective? Increasing employee engagement? Investing in your team's talent? Empowering your team for renewed confidence? Or all of the above? We have just the right creative workshop that you have been looking for!

You can also download our capability statement:

 
“Working with InnovatorsBox was a great experience. The opportunity to be creative while being grounded in our objectives at the same time was exactly what we needed as a new team. I would highly recommend InnovatorsBox to assist organizations in mind mapping and getting creative on tough topics.”
— Cortni Grange, Executive Director, FLYE
 
 
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As a result of Monica’s work, our green business entrepreneurs walked away from the Green Festival Expo B2B Power Session re-energized and more hopeful about their businesses. We are all so fortunate to have the likes of Monica in our wonderful industry
— Robert J. Butler, National Progarm Director, Green Festival Expo
 

Frequently Asked Questions

+ What is Mindful Play?

Mindful Play includes:

Customized curriculums to fit the requesting client's unique need Interactive creative exercises, question prompts, and sketch exercises to spur creativity. Unique venue space to host the workshop (if budget permits). Access and special offers to future InnovatorsBox's events and coaching sessions. Access to InnovatorsBox's members deals with partnered organizations

+ Why should I care?

Mindful Play will be a great fit if you want to:

Empower your employees with creative confidence; Increase team's productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency; Excite your employees about creative collaboration and creative problem solving regularly; Encourage your employees to be comfortable with seeking new insights beyond their comfort zones; Challenge your employees to look beyond the routine procedures with new insights; Build a more healthy, joyful, and creative work culture;

+ Who is this for? Is this suitable for my team?

Mindful Play is great for teams and departments that want to deepen their relationships and engagement. If you are looking to improve your team's engagement, productivity, effectiveness and unlock their creative potential, Mindful Play is the answer.

Our programs can be tailored for executives, managers, and new employees. Our speciality is working with diverse industries such as government, nonprofit, banking, health care, technology, law, hospitality, education, food and beverage, consulting, real estate and supply chain.

+ How much does it cost?

Mindful Play cost depends on the number of participants, length of program, venue & food, travel, and types of services. To accommodate each team's budget, we can adjust the service package to meet your budget. We also offer special rates for non-profits, academias, startups and organizations with tight budget that are eager to support their team's creativity. If you are interested, please send us a note and we can discuss what is possible.

+ What is in the cost?

To provide you the critical lasting impact, we pour out our energy, analysis and time with each client. No program is the same as others because no organization's situation is the same. This is why each cost includes the many hours, analysis, evaluation, and customized program materials we build prior, during, and after the workshop. This is why we can guarantee you bringing that change you've been looking for.

Our work starts as soon as you say yes with us and not on the day of the workshop.

+ What about the cost for other engagements?

In addition to workshops, we offer facilitation, speaking, consulting, and coaching in topics such as creativity, innovation, mentorship, entrepreneurship and team confidence building. If you are interested in any of these services, please indicate your interest in the form below so that we can follow up with you.

If you are unsure what service may be the best fit, you can also request a free 15-minute consultation with us.

                     Public Events - Creativity for all

Creative Jump | Beyond The Box | Joyful Hour Mindful Mondays | Unplug 

                                     Creative Jump

75% professionals feel lack of creativity in the workplace in the U.S. But Creative Jump can help you counter that statistics! Creative Jump is a 1.5 day creative bootcamp for early- and mid-career professionals in all sectors. Learn more below:

+ How can I build a creative mindset and become a creative leader?

We've all heard of an old saying, "Change your perspective to change the world".

Yes, you can bring innovation to your workplace without changing the workplace, but by changing how you approach your problems instead. Creative Jump equips you with the right tools and mindset to bring innovation to any workplace. It's a facilitator to bring about creative changes within you.

+ What will I learn by attending Creative Jump?

By attending Creative Jump you will learn to:

  • Be an innovative thinker and problem-solver;
  • Be confident in your creative insights;
  • Actively find ways to build and create opportunities;
  • Know how to work with others to make an idea to action;
  • Feel confident, and understand that challenges help you grow.

+ What does the program consist of?

The program consists of interactive creative exercises, speaker sessions, and collaboration opportunities wich other innovators. Our participants have gained invaluable experiences from attending one or more of our Creative Jump programs.

+ When is the next event?

Our next upcoming event is: November 4-5, 2017 at Impact Hub, DC.

+ Early Bird Tickets

Dates for November will be released. Here is an example from the last February event.

Early Bird Ticket sales until January 20, 2017

Regular Ticket sales until February 20, 2017

Last minute Ticket sales until February 21-25, 2017

Videography by Daniel James Doherty, edited by Shanay Miles, and music by Audioblocks.

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November 4-5, 2017 at Impact Hub DC.

 

 
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November 4-5, 2017 at Impact Hub DC.

 
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+ All past events

August 20-21, 2016 at Le Pain Quotidien & Loft 600 - Event Link and Photos

November 5-6, 2016 at Impact Hub DC - Event Link and Photos

February 25-26, 2017 at Social Tables - Event Link and Photos

 
 

                              Creative Jump | Beyond the box | Joyful Hour Mindful Mondays | Unplug

       #BeyondtheBox 

Have a courage. Be innovative. Embrace the change.

"Beyond The Box" is an innovators speaker series from different industries, aiming to demystify people's perception on creative thinking.

In 2016 summer, we partnered with WeWork DC and invited 20+ guest speakers from five distinct industries, covering government, real estate, legal services, food and beverage, and media. To learn about the highlights and key insights from each of our powerful #BeyondtheBox event, visit our series of  blogposts here.

Interested in speaking? Submit your application:

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April 27, 2017 - Healthcare - WeWork White House

 
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May 4, 2017 - Technology - WeWork White House

+ More Upcoming events

 

                                          Creative Jump | Beyond the box | Joyful Hour Mindful Mondays Unplug 

 Joyful Hour

Our thoughtful twist on a happy hour. 

We are tired of happy hours where you absently exchange business cards. Joyful Hour is our intentional space for members, leaders, and innovators ready to learn from one another over deep conversations.

With our innovative  SPARK question cards, we deepen our insights about who we are, what we want to do, and how we are getting there through reflection and exchange of ideas.

Join us for a thoughtful toast, deeper conversation, while also building some meaningful relationships. 

 

  • September 2017
 
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+ All future events

  • December 12, 2017
 

+ All past events

  • February 1, 2017 - Social Tables, DC

  • June 30, 2016 - Le Pain Quotidien DC

  • October 6, 2016 - Le Pain Quotidien DC

  • December 13, 2016 - WeWork Manhattan Laundry, DC

 

Creative Jump Beyond the box Joyful Hour | Mindful Mondays  | Unplug 

Mindful Mondays

Our monthly 90-minute creative seminars for professionals.

Each month, we dive into different elements of creativity at one of DC's most fascinating spaces and invite a guest speaker with expertise on that topic.

By bringing together like-minded individuals and through a mix of creative exercises, active networking, and thought-provoking speaker sessions, our program inspires creativity and innovation.

We ask questions.  We laugh.   We reflect.

The result? A group of leaders integrating creativity into their daily lives, leading to greater fulfillment, productivity, and energy for themselves and those around them. Learn how to get unstuck with creativity.

Interested in speaking or hosting in 2017? Please submit your inquiry:

Look out for new series in Fall 2017  (dates TBC)

 

+ All future events

Look out for new series in Fall 2017

 
 

+ All past events

Jan 25 - SPARK, DC, Taqueria Nacional

Feb 1-Curiosity, National Portrait Gallery

Feb 29 - Good Observation, National Portrait Gallery

Mar 28 - Good questioning, ECMC Innovation Lab

Apr 25 - Empathy, Le Pain Quotidien 17th St.

May 23-Getting over Fear,WeWork Crystal City

Jun 27 - Kindness, Zorba's Cafe

Sep 26 - "Ideation" at WeWork Dupont Circle with Skyler Showell

Oct 17 - "Creative Leadership" at SwingSpace

Nov 14 - "Mindfulness" at Le Pain Quotidien 17th Street with Samantha Attard


                                  Unplug

"Digital unplug" is a key to mindfulness and creativity.

UNPLUG is a special pop-up workshops for professionals who want to better understand the importance of mindfulness and unplugging in creativity, and to build creative confidence. 

By putting our phones, tablets, gadgets, and all other digital friends to sleep for 90 minutes, we explore what creativity  means in daily life, how it can play a significant role in our professional and personal growth, and how to achieve it.

We dive into the interactive exercises and discussions to deepen our insights on innovation and daily creativity. We ask questions, we reflect, and we have a lot of fun while doing it

Dates TBD (Stay Tuned)

 

Dates TBD (Stay Tuned)

 
 

Feb 5 - Unplug, Le Pain Quotidien NY

+ More past events

Feb 15 - Unplug, Hive (Unconference)

Feb 16 - Unplug in SF

Feb 22 - Unplug, StartingBloc (Unconference)

Feb25 - Unplug, LA at The Springs

Apr 6 - Unplug, SF - Your Time with Daily Creativity at Breather

MINDFUL PLAYCREATIVE COACHING | PUBLIC EVENTS | COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Let's work together to bring change.

To demystify people's perception on creativity, InnovatorsBox® collaborates on various creative community projects with organizations and partners that share same values in building a creative community.

To make a lasting impact, we understand that public's perception and understanding of creativity has to change in their daily routine. By working with like-minded organizations, we are excited to take a step closer to shifting perceptions - one individual at a time. 

Collaboration can range from co-hosting creativity events, to public art installation, and more. To share your thoughts, discuss collaboration opportunities, or for inquiries on our upcoming creative community projects, click here.

Examples from 2016

 

"Made in DC", Citi Open 2016

We joined Citi Open Tennis Tournament to represent small business owners in DC as part of the Made in DC and Think Local First initiative.

InnovatorsBox® shared our joy for creativity with our SPARK cards and creative games for family and professionals enjoying the tennis tournament the week of July 17-24, 2016 at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. 

 

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
— William Plomer

Work with a personal coach to jump start your creativity. 

Building creative confidence takes time and practice. So you need someone who is going to understand you, and yet challenge you. 

InnovatorsBox®'s Creative Coaching is a great way to invest in your personal creativity growth. Inquire here to learn more about this service.

I received coaching from Monica during a time of great personal and professional transition and uncertainty. Monica’s energy and compassion created a safe, nonjudgmental space for me to explore and articulate what’s important to me and the life I would like to create. Our sessions helped me to become more comfortable with the unknown, while taking small, measurable and specific steps that would help me identify and reach my goals. I highly recommend Monica to anyone looking to stop “playing small” and tap into their greatness!
— (DC, 2016)