• Creative Confidence

  • Possible Futures

  • Innovation



Entrepreneurs, social innovators, community & business leaders, creative professionals, and educators can all benefit from engaging in creative experiences that exercise the imagination, and push you out of your comfort zone. My interactive workshops founded in creative methodologies allow you to practice, and apply, what you learn so you can explore new territory and make change.

In times of uncertainty and transformation the world needs your ideas. Owning the creative process and growing comfortable with ambiguity will launch you into action the next time you find yourself sitting on a good idea.

Allow yourself to enjoy the journey to innovation.

Up Next in Barcelona - Storytelling Workshop Series - April 2018

Creative Learning

These techniques & methodologies founded in creative process will grow your capacity to think in new ways and do things differently.


Necessary to invention & creativity. Take time out from collaboration to make sense of stimuli, connect the dots, and turn on new lightbulbs.


Creative writing tools help us journey through reflection. Using these tools is a first step to moving your ideas from thought to action.


Breathe life into your ideas through prototyping. Test your ideas before making big investments. Understand what works and what does not work.


Simple theatre exercises help you feel comfortable in your own skin, and foster team collaboration. Also used as a method for exploring new ideas and bringing ideas into action.

Intensive Workshops

These sets of intensive 2-hour workshops in Storytelling & Design Thinking help you grow your creative confidence for more powerful & effective innovation.  Collaborate with likeminded people, breathe life into your ideas through prototyping, and shed your fears and doubts through body movement and theatre exercises.


Communicate your ideas with confidence

  • Develop a Clear and Concise Message
  • Build Stage Confidence
  • Connect with Your Audience
  • Perfect your 1-minute elevator pitch

Design Thinking

Creative Process for Innovation

  • Design Thinking Introduction
  • Design Thinking Crash Course
  • Elements of Innovation
  • Scenario Planning

1-Week Program

Apply design thinking to real-life problems

  • Design Thinking: Four 2-hr sessions
  • Elements of Innovation: Four 1-hr sessions
  • Storytelling: Four 1-hr sessions
  • Team Collaboration: Three 1.5-hr sessions
  • Final Presentations: Share design solutions and elevator pitches

Up Next

Inspire · Lead · Share Ideas

Communicate Your Ideas With Confidence

Storytelling Workshop Series in Barcelona

3-sessions: Wednesdays 18.30h – 20.30h – 2018 April 11, 18, 25

Session 1:  Develop a Clear & Concise Message
Use creative writing tools to draft a 1-minute “elevator pitch” for business, or tell a meaningful story for social impact.
11 April 

Session 2:  Build Stage Confidence
Learn basic theatre & movement techniques to help manage “stage fright” and adrenaline.
18 April 

Session 3: Present, Practice, Critique
Practice makes perfect. Present your polished 1-minute story or pitch to the class for practice & share feedback.
25 April  

Price: 120 €     (Includes all 3 sessions)

Register now!  Registration details:

  • To reserve your place you must pay in full before the first session.
  • Once you send your contact information you will be sent the bank transfer information for payment.
  • If you wish to pay in cash, please send this with your message when sending your contact information.
  • Or, email directly to: info@artsmeetbizness.com  Subject Line: Storytelling Workshop ST401

Limited space – 12 people. Small group size offers more presentation practice opportunities for each student.


Why Storytelling?

Business Innovation – Ideas, Leadership, Productivity

  • Communicate a clear company vision, and deliver your fresh ideas and research to others so they can understand and engage in your projects
  • Build confidence to speak comfortably in professional networking situations, team meetings, or important interviews
  • Entrepreneurs prepare for investment opportunities by developing a winning ‘1-minute elevator pitch’ to present to investors and shareholders

Social Innovation – Lead people to change

  • Inform people on important global & local issues
  • Share what you are passionate about with others, and help them to better understand your ideas. Inspire people to join you in taking action!

Personal Growth – Build confidence and talk comfortably in social situations

  • Share more of yourself and your experiences to grow deeper relationships, and build stronger communities
  • Have fun telling stories!


Looking forward to connecting and collaborating with you. If you are registering for a current workshop, please be sure to send your email, phone, and a brief message explaining the workshop you are registering for. Thank you! Holly will reply as soon as possible. We can also connect on Facebook & Twitter.

Thank you for registering for 'Communicating Your Ideas With Confidence' April 2018. You can make your payment with a transfer to: IBAN/BIC: ES84 2100 0331 3520 0101 1163 / CAIXESBBXXX Please add your name and code ST401 to the transfer. You will receive a confirmation email from Holly. See you 11 April!
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  • "Holly is a remarkable, transformative force in the world of design!"

    Former student, Parsons School of Design, MS Strategic Design & Management Graduate '15

  • "An extraordinarily gifted teacher."

    Dean of the School of Business at Long Island University, Brooklyn

  • "In Holly's Scenario Planning course the vision inside of me came to life."

    Entrepreneur, Participant of Entrepreneurship + Innovation Summer Program '17, Long Island University Brooklyn Entrepreneurship Center