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Feb 22, 2021

Allison Holzer is the co-CEO and Chief Innovation Officer of InspireCorps, an inspiration strategy firm that partners with organizations to drive business growth and innovation. She’s the co-author of Dare to Inspire: Sustain the Fire of Inspiration in Work and Life, a book that redefines inspiration as a critical resource in modern work and organizational culture. She speaks and writes passionately, grounded in her original thought leadership in executive coaching, emotional intelligence, and applied positive psychology. Allison holds a BA in Psychological Brain Sciences with an emphasis on Learning and Cognition from Dartmouth College. She has also earned a dual master’s degree in Education and Fine Art from American University. She lives in West Hartford, Connecticut with her husband, their two boys, and a new kitten named Echo.

Today Allison joins me to talk about it all. She shares her first experience with innovation and talks about how it put her on the path to learning to think outside the box when looking for ways to use your gifts. She dispels the myth that you have to choose between your gifts instead of combining them. She talks about the importance and role of emotions in decision-making, explaining why we shouldn’t be afraid of them. She notes that, if you’re going to be creative, you can’t constantly be worrying about what people are going to think. She talks about the importance of feedback, noting that it tends to be most productive in small doses. She also talks about the importance of agency.

“Evaluate after you create.”
- Allison Holzer

This week on The Virtual Campfire Podcast:

  • Finding new ways to use your skills
  • Combining gifts
  • Activating human emotions through the arts
  • Speaking to the soul, not just to the mind
  • Knowing when to lead and when to collaborate
  • The importance of being able to receive feedback
  • Emotions as guides

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