Denise Jacobs

June 29, 2017

Overcome self doubt and start doing your best work.

We’ll learn how to identify the different forms of the Inner Critic, and then learn techniques to gain creative confidence and increase productivity.

Banish Your Inner Critic

This workshop is for people who want to start doing their best work: those who want to stop sabotaging themselves, who want to trust their ability to be creative, and who want to realize their potential.

The Speaker

Denise R. Jacobs is a Speaker + Author + Creativity Evangelist who speaks at conferences and consults with companies worldwide. As the Founder + CEO of The Creative Dose, she promotes techniques to unlock creativity and spark innovation in people, teams, and workplaces, particularly those in the tech world. She teaches game-changing techniques for busting through creative blocks, developing clear and effective communication, cultivating collaboration, and up-leveling productive creativity. Denise is the author of Banish Your Inner Critic, the premier handbook on silencing fears to unleash creativity. A web and tech industry veteran, Denise is also the author of The CSS Detective Guide and co-author of the Smashing Book #3 1/3 and Interact with Web Standards. She is also the founder of Rawk The Web and the Head Instigator of The Creativity (R)Evolution.

The Gritty Details

Denise’s Promise

I want you to leave the workshop feeling more in control of your thinking, trusting yourself and your ideas more, and feeling empowered about your creativity and owning your expertise. I promise that you’ll learn a wealth of approaches, techniques, and tools to help you overcome your inner critical voice to move into a place of being an empowered producer.

Workshop Description:

Does any of this sound familiar? You’re paralyzed by mental blocks as deadlines approach. You doubt, discount, and kill your ideas before they see the light of day. You’re so afraid of being judged that you hold yourself back and don’t share your expertise. You question your ability to learn ideas and technologies quickly. My friend, you, your creativity, and the great work you’re capable of doing are suffering from an over-active Inner Critic. Luckily, we can learn how to silence the Inner Critic and begin achieving our personal best.

In this workshop, you’ll learn techniques to silence your Inner Critic, overcome self-doubt, and stop committing “ideacide.” You’ll also learn how to get over the fear of judgment and feeling overwhelmed, as well how to become self-referential and trust your ideas and process. Finally, you’ll learn processes for acquiring and applying new information quickly, methods to generate ideas alone and with others, as well as how to embrace your uniqueness and use it as an advantage in your career. Through discovering how to create the mental space and energy to begin to let our true talents emerge, we can get to a place where we are not only unstuck, but where we are finally able to start doing our best work.

Attendees takeaways:

  • The 3 power practices that will transform how you relate to yourself and your creativity forever
  • How to transform self talk from negative to positive and use it as a tool for success
  • Techniques to get back in touch with your unique skills and talents
  • How to generate more ideas than ever before
  • A powerful practice for rapidly building mastery
  • How to move from debilitating and immobilizing comparison into action
  • Ways to work smarter (not harder), and how to learn from critiques and setbacks

Workshop topics include:

  • Neuroplasticity, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion
  • Identifying the Inner Critical Voice and the Guises of the Inner Critic
  • Self-Censoring and Ideacide
  • Cognitive Distortions and Confirmation Bias
  • Learning From Criticism
  • Information Distillation
  • Deliberate Practice
  • Tools for Eliminating Distractions
  • Regaining Time
  • Generating Ideas
  • Remixing Ideas