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Positively Creative

Aug 8, 2019

On today's episode, I'm sharing a very special recording of a panel we did at Tuesdays Together for Memphis’ Rising Tide Society. Our topic was mentorships and mastermind groups and it was such a great conversation, I knew I had to share it with you. You can find out more information about all the panelists below!


About Linda Steele:

I help cities integrate arts and culture into economic and community development. I also help artists, musicians, and creatives turn into small business owners and entrepreneurs. 




About James Dukes:





About Edward Newby:

Conventional coaching wisdom says beware of a coach that says they can coach everybody. Conventional coaching bias leads people to believe that only "experts" in their topic can coach.

That's why I became a strength-based Co-Active coach. By using powerful questions, global listening skills, and the strength-based framework, our dynamic coaching duo can't be boxed in, contained, and confined to the topic. The topic is a springboard, the jump-off point, or the first step our transformative journey. By putting you first, and not the topic, we are free to explore the connections and inflection points that define you as a whole person. We are able to dig through the superficial layers to get at the real issue at hand. We are able to develop strategies and accountabilities that are required to evoke transformation.

I push the boundaries of conventional coaching bias. You see, I served as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy for 22-years. I served at multiple levels of leadership over the course of my 23-year career. I spent seven of those 23-years in senior leadership roles that culminated with my service as the Commanding Officer of a Navy shore facility, where I led a total of 242 service members, junior and senior enlisted leader, commissioned officers, and Department of Navy Civilians.

As a Navy Officer, I have had the honor and the burden of leading and serving citizens (people)- our most precious resource and treasure, from all over these United States of America. I didn't have the luxury to pick a niche of sailors. I had to connect and relate to service members from different regions, different military branches, different naval communities; and different races, ethnic groups, religions, and sexual orientation in order to effectively coach, counsel, evaluate, lead, manage, and mentor them. Diversity and cultural competence weren't a luxuries. They were necessary skills that I developed to effectively lead and influence. I had to meet people where they were.

I have participated, planned, and lead global operations in the Arabian Gulf and Indo-Pacific regions. I have lived in India and Japan, and worked in the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia. I collaborated with senior military officers and peers of regional allies and partners; and business leaders from major defense contractors. I have conducted more than 900 instances of personnel counseling, coaching, mentoring, and performance evaluations over the course of my Navy career beginning in 1996. Because of my unique and diverse experiences, perspective, and strengths; I am confident of my ability to coach anyone, everywhere.


About Brad W. Moritz:

Results-driven executive with extensive Fortune 100, mid-size, and start-up experience leading all aspects of vision, strategy, organizational development, and operational execution. Proven track record of tackling complex challenges and providing the catalyst for progressive change, talent development, and operational excellence to optimize performance and achieve sustained results. Consistently selected to lead in areas of greatest need and deliver multi-million dollar revenue and earnings improvement.




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About The Positively Creative Podcast:

The Positively Creative Podcast was created by Dorothy Collier, artist of Dorothy Art, for creative entrepreneurs. When Dorothy started having a positive outlook on every aspect of her life, including her art career, the creativity and opportunities started overflowing! Join her as she chats with other small business owners, discussing the ins and outs of how to run a creative business and how they make it in their respective fields.

To learn more about The Positively Creative Podcast, visit our website or head over to our Patreon page! You can also find Dorothy on Instagram at @positivelycreativepodcast and @dorothyart!