creativity | October 21, 2012

Creativity Speaker Lyn Heward, of Cirque du Soleil, "Owns The Stage"

Creativity speaker Lyn Heward is the Director of Creation for Cirque du Soleil and has been inspiring audiences to stretch their imaginations for years. The mesmerizing feats of Cirque shows can be attributed in no small part to the creative spark that Heward ignites within the performers, designers, and technicians of the circus. When she recently spoke at a keynote presentation in Singapore, Heward's insights on creativity and innovation were received in the same way as the Cirque events she oversees—leaving audiences both "inspired" and "humbled."

Ian Thubron, President of the advertising agency TBWA, wrote a glowing review of Heward's speech, which appeared in the latest issues of Campaign Asia-Pacific Magazine. Heward's speech at Spikes Asia 2012 was "electrifying," Thubron says, "[she] blew me away from the onset. She owned the stage." Further: "She was, quite literally, the apex of a great festival of creativity...she told us captivating stories, she made us laugh, she made us gasp in awe at Cirque du Soleil's feats of human endeavour."

In her talks, she shares both the practical "magic" behind one of the world's most imaginative companies and the lessons required to inject creativity into your own experience. She is the author of The Spark: Igniting the Creative Fire That Lives Within Us All, which stresses that anyone can unlock their hidden creative potential to achieve great things, and her talks help audiences from any industry inspire creativity, and rethink innovation.

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