007: Christina Canters - On Influencing with Creativity
Christina Canters - communications coach, blogger, speaker, writer, location independent world traveler! She is a creative dynamo, boldly putting her ideas out into the world, breaking the mold and influencing people with her work. I ran across her info on a conference website where she'll be speaking, and asked her if we could chat.
She obviously said yes, but the funny thing is, we ended up talking less about speaking and more about creativity and influence, as she brings her next idea to the world. There’s obvious crossover with speakers, as we bring our voice and our new work out into the world - so I was thrilled she was willing to overlook the 12-hour gap between the two of us and join me for a conversation about how we can influence with creativity…
Christina Canters - On Influencing with Creativity
Make your content highly personalized
... So she made a rap song for Pat Flynn to lure him on to her show. It worked!
How would you describe your coaching style?
Drawing out people's passion - which shows their creativity. Don't be afraid to have fun and put yourself out there!
What keeps you inspired?
"I believe that creativity is like a muscle - the more you use it, the stronger it gets, and the easier it becomes to generate ideas. You just have to allow yourself the freedom to do it."
The 22 Most Unbelievably Colorful Places On Earth. Reminds us how beautiful the world is.
Derek Sivers' TED talk - How to Start a Movement
There are people around who have been with her, supporting her - they are the first followers. And she is grateful for her tribe! (Without them she is a "lone nut dancing on YouTube.")
You can learn more about Christina's work at http://thecmethod.com/
You can find her on Twitter at: @cjcanters
And, on LinkedIn at