Entrepreneurs have to leverage creativity to solve problems and alleviate business pain points. Yet, how often do you actually nourish it with hands-on activities and conversation? How often do you get away from your desk during working hours? How cool would it be to make something with your own hands?
At the start, Amber will introduce us to the mind-body benefits of crafting and share from her years of creative reuse of everyday waste as both an educator and lifelong crafter. Kara, the self-described non-crafty one, will share how she’s making and using upcycled envelopes to collect 33,000 handwritten task lists from women around the globe (and why).
And, of course, there will be time for hands-on craftworking (crafting + networking). As women make their own handmade envelopes, everyone will have the opportunity to introduce herself, chat and connect. Amber and Kara will bring the materials. So, step back from your workstation and join us. You’ll leave feeling energized, inspired and with a handcrafted item made by you!
Space is limited, so reservations are encouraged via Eventbrite.
You're welcome and encouraged to bring your lunch along. We have a microwave available.
About Amber Ladley:
Happily Upcycled, http://happilyupcycled.com
Amber Ladley is a creative reuse leader, educator and crafter extraordinaire. She loves to learn, create and teach, and her audiences are often inspired to repeat this joyous cycle. Amber co-founded Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse, an arts and crafts thrift store and DIY studio space in Easthampton, MA, in 2012. In 2016, Amber launched Happily Upcycled, to deliver energizing workshops that educate, inspire and connect audiences. Her innovative approach to tapping into creativity provides attendees a healthy dose of digital detox and inspires them to see potential in unexpected materials. Amber’s work has been featured in print in Preview Magazine, Business West, the Daily Hampshire Gazette, and The Republican, in addition to feature crafting segments on a lifestyle program airing on NBC.
About Kara Snyder:
Health + Lifestyle Strategist
vital corps, http://vitalcorpswellness.com
Kara Snyder is the Owner/Strategist over at vital corps, a health + lifestyle studio located at the 3-way intersection of functional health, self-care, and strategic action. Kara's not your run-of-the-mill wellness coach, though. Sure, she's got the classroom and professional creds that many health coaches have, but she also has an arsenal of bad-assery stemming from her experience in the boardroom, kitchen, and personal experience with the effects of chronic stress - namely Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Serving frazzled, Type-A women since 2009, Kara deconstructs the broken processes in her clients' lives, investigates why they might feel not-so-great, and co-creates actionable steps towards a healthier life – a life spiked with passion and slathered with joy. Additionally, she’s the creator/host of Le vital corps Salon podcast and the 33K Task List Project. Her work has been featured in Prevention, the Wall Street Journal, and Fortune magazine, among others. Make yourself cozy in Kara’s digital home at http://vitalcorpswellness.com.