Just spent 2 days with a guy Rik Schnabel who runs Life Beyond Limits LBL. I was happy to know I have found an Australian version of Chris Howard. Rik has done training with Chris, amongst others, and therefore is an easy to get to Chris for me. I loved working with Chris, but didn’t want to travel to see him with family commitments, and lucky for me his protege had similar issues and stayed in Australia. In fact he has gone off and done heaps of training and research and clearly knows what he is talking about in many areas, so I was really happy to sign up to do the NLP training with him that I signed up for today.
I had a vision today of Australia seeing the value of the Arts / Creative Industry so highly in the upcoming knowledge economy that they recognised it with a prestigious award.
I also saw the path to this outcome was creating some professional associations around the arts and business. The ABA and the IABA – Australian Arts Business Association and the International Arts Business Association respectively (this thinking will spread like wild fire across the world). The only struggle I had was with identifying it as Arts or Creative Industry – I was actually thinking of following the lead of the Victorian Government and Martin Foley who believes that the industry needs to be converged into the Creative Industry, seeing all of Film, TV, Visual Art, Performing Art and writing as one main industry that employees more people than many other sectors, and brings in more to the economy than it employees. It is a huge industry, and needs a National body that represents it’s wide ranging areas. The Incubator will lead that by starting a national creative business coaching association, which will develop and certify professionals that will lead the industry in creating it’s own association for Creative Professional Association (the name to be decided).
Idea: Be able to tag people into WordPress posts via Twitter/Social handles (ajax like ability, WordPress plugin) – maybe search for a link by selecting some text, top 3 google results could be added as the link?