54 minutes | Sep 28th 2019

203 - Creativity Expert Denise Jacobs on Banishing Your Inner Critic

My guest for Episode 204 of The Audience is Denise R. Jacobs, an expert on creativity and how to banish your Inner Critic. Denise is a Speaker + Author + Creativity Evangelist who speaks at conferences and consults with companies worldwide. As the Founder + CEO of The Creative Dose, she promotes techniques to unlock creativity and help people become engaged contributors, synergistic collaborators, and authentic leaders. 

She is the author of the best selling Banish Your Inner Critic, the premier handbook on silencing fears to unleash creativity. She’s a web + tech industry veteran and expert on design and web standards. She is also the Head Instigator of The Creativity (R)Evolution, and the founder of Rawk The Web.

I had a great time discussing Denise's best practices for silencing the inner critic — and especially relating that back to aspiring and seasoned public speakers alike. Denise’s systems outlined in Banish Your Inner Critic are accessible, easy to follow, and effective. As a Flow geek, I loved that Denise name-checks Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (who originally recognized and coined the term Flow as a psychological state of peak productivity) in her book, and loved the bonus opportunity to talk Flow states with her in the episode. Enjoy!