Hey Creatives (yes, you)!
We are Linda and Kim, the co-founders of My Creative Break, and we believe that everyone is creative. 'Creativity' skills allow us to create amazing things: art, dishes, connections, processes, workflows, applications, strategies and ways of life. However to gain these skills, we need to push our limits and get out of our comfort zones.
Through creative workshops, networking events and team building programs, we work your creativity muscles to give you the confidence to venture into the unknown or the uncomfortable. We do this in a fun and safe way - through creative challenges and 'improv' techniques. These allow you to make deeper connections, relax and feel motivated to take risks and discover new things.
We understand this because we both come from the corporate world; Kim has 8 years experience working in corporate marketing and 5 years of teaching ESL in Europe, Asia and online. Linda is an ACC/ICF certified Life Coach and has 15 years of experience as an accountant. Together, we have over 10 years of experience in team building, improv, animation, public speaking and theatre.
Linda: A few years ago, I was stressed, overworked and unhappy. Then, I took a one-year sabbatical from my 9-5 accounting job. I moved to Paris, pushed my boundaries, indulged in my passions of screenwriting and improv and achieved my dream of writing and producing a short film.
Kim: I was also overworked and had just returned to my 9-5 marketing job after an almost year-long medical leave. I felt the urge to get the most out of life. So, I decided to take some time off to travel. I went to live Europe and Asia, met people from all walks of life and pushed myself to do things I never thought I would do.
After our creative breaks, we both felt rejuvenated, learned a lot, and became more creative, meaning better at working, leading, adapting, innovating and seeing things through different point of views. We said “everyone should feel this way!”
My Creative Break was initially born to help people feel this way – we motivated people to take breaks to do things for themselves.
My Creative Break was initially born to help people feel this way – we motivated people to take breaks to do things for themselves. Then, people asked us, “how did you push yourselves to become these better versions of yourselves?”
We now run workshops and events that help people work on this using our “secret ingredients” – improv and creativity exercises. With these, we bring people together to network, have fun, work on new skills, and get the support and motivation they need to work on their creativity. We also work with organizations and help teams work on communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills using creativity and team bonding exercises.