Our “Creative Genius” Speaker Series
By Robyn Schnieders, Head of Production
What do an A-List actor, a board game developer, a hip-hop ghostwriter and TV producer, and an Emmy Winning Art Director and theme-park designer all have in common? All have been featured speakers of the Athena “Creative Genius” speaker series, hosted by the Creative Services division of Athena Global Advisors.
The series features a monthly “Genius” who addresses the group in an open forum. Guests are encouraged to share the secrets of their success—be it their journey, lessons learned, or simply stories of their experiences. Whether trusting your gut, networking, failing miserably, or knowing which ‘doors’ to open when, the speaker’s personal stories offer relatable attributes, lessons, and insights.
“Meeting successful creatives and hearing their stories is both personally inspiring and professionally enriching.”
– Carson Schatzman, Copywriter
My hope is that the Creative Genius series will continue to inspire and encourage Athena employees to approach their work with an ‘out of the box’ mentality. But our time together with those speakers, learning from them and reflecting on our own practices, also reminds us that creative perspectives can help create new opportunities across the Athena organization.