The Creative Executive Method

The C/E Method

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The Creative Executive Method

A Six-Week Course to Transform the Way You Lead + Work

Cultivating leadership gives direction and purpose and can be transformative—for you and your team. Whether you are currently in a leadership role or are striving to grow in your career, doing the work to develop your leadership and management skills will transform your organization from the top down, bottom up, and all ways in between.

The Creative Executive Method is here to introduce you to thinking, concepts, and philosophies that will help you identify the pieces that are most important and relevant for you as you continue to build on your leadership and management style. Our course and supplemental offerings provide structure, accountability, and a shared environment for learning and growth.

Creative work by its very nature is usually unorganized, passionate, and messy; navigating the field and managing creative people with professionalism takes thoughtful nurturing not required in other areas of business. The Creative Executive Method understands that and helps you provide structure and leadership without disrupting the flow and dynamism that’s key in a creative environment.

 

I’ve learned much about myself as a leader, how I lead my team effectively and ineffectively. The team response has been positive to the new conversations we are having.

My brain actually thinks differently since I’ve taken The Creative Executive Method. The way I operate on a day-to-day basis, the way I speak, and the way I listen have changed for the better. I feel I developed a stronger ability to think more critically when in a direct leadership or management situation. As a result, I’m a more effective producer, a more open-minded manager, and a much more intuitive leader.

Often I am moving too fast and don’t take the time to think about my style, my impact, and my team’s impact. I realized that taking the time to be mindful about the challenges we discussed, in particular around teams, is really important for me and for the success of my business.

If you want a course that takes the blurry edges of your career and pulls them into focus, I recommend The Creative Executive Method.

We love working with Lauren. We have used her at our annual retreat for two years now, and each time we have walked away with a clearer, cleaner vision of our firm, ourselves, and where we want to go next. She does a great job setting the tone for the day and keeping everyone on track. Having her facilitate allows the leadership team participate in meaningful discussions alongside everyone else. We couldn’t recommend her more.

I felt really frustrated, having been in advertising for a crazy long time, thinking it was too late to change. But we figured something out. Something great. And now I’m creatively inspired again.

We tasked Jen with helping to coach our Atlanta Sales and Strategy teams on leadership, growth, and representing yourself. She had such amazing energy and kept the team engaged through the new insights and strategies she shared, as well as her interactive approach. The team walked away energized and inspired to take the next steps in driving their careers forward.

The more business we won and the bigger projects we were given, the less control I had of my time. Through working with Jen, I made the time to not only prioritize what I really wanted to accomplish both professionally and personally, but to establish what I expected from my staff. It allowed them to grow and take ownership of tasks and let me get back to working within my skill set. It also let me keep up with some personal goals that had fallen into the background. Jen’s coaching helped Wexley grow by helping me improve my overall productivity.

I found myself thrown into the deep end, having to take charge of a team of 10 overnight. Jen helped me find my footing as a manager and gave me the confidence and skills to grow a successful, motivated team.

Working with Jen has been the best investment of the latter half of my 20-year career. I was stuck in my own narrative, and she helped me see the possibilities in a different, authentic, and valuable way.

I’m infusing more fun, energy, and creativity into team meetings as well as spending more time 1:1 with my team members. We are implementing this change across the company, and I am in the process of working with other executives at the company to do the same with their teams.

What is The Creative Executive Method?

In my years of coaching some of the nation’s leading creative executives and companies, I have seen clients get thrown into the mix of work, leadership, and life with no training, no support, and no time or energy to do anything about it.

Sure, you know how to survive by reacting to the day-to-day demands of your business and team. The Creative Executive Method is here to help you step up your game and start thriving by setting your vision, cultivating creativity, and developing your people and yourself. We help you master your work and inspire your team to be as productive, cohesive, and successful as possible.

What You Can Expect

The Creative Executive Method’s immersive sessions are designed to bring together dynamic individuals in the shared pursuit of becoming more effective leaders in their businesses and across their industry to generate real breakthroughs in business and life.

When you complete the six-week program, you will have clarity on your values, your vision, and your unique gifts as a creative leader. You’ll also learn how to take action on these insights to create a lasting legacy. You will walk away from our sessions with a greater understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, and you will have access to a cornucopia of tools to start creating the results you want in work (and in life).

When?

If you’re ready to take ownership of your career in a fresh, new way, I hope you will join us for our next public offering of The Creative Executive Method. Click here to join our waitlist and be the first to know when our next course is open for registration.

If you are interested in bringing The Creative Executive into your organization, click here for more information.

What Others Are Saying About The Course

“Creative work by its very nature is usually unorganized, passionate, and
messy; navigating the field and managing creative people with professionalism takes thoughtful nurturing not required in other areas of business. The Creative Executive Method understands that and helps you provide structure and leadership without disrupting the flow and dynamism that’s key in a creative environment.”

– Scot C., Creative Director, Dealertrack

“Being in a new role, I was hesitant to think of myself as a ‘leader.’ I have come to see that being new doesn’t mean you are without value, and being a leader doesn’t equal being the most senior in the group. I have learned to identify my leadership style and how to work with others who have a different style than mine. I’ve set goals about the type of leader I want to continue to be versus defaulting to my habitual way of doing things.”
-Darby Mingey, Strategic Account Manager, Nike, Inc.

“I’m better at breaking down goals and tasks into smaller, manageable pieces. I’m looking ahead and being more strategic with my time.”
– Rebecca Ewing, Associate, Jones-Dilworth

Is it Right for You?

While no two people have the same story, we’ve found those who thrive in the course are often:

  • Running and managing a team or business and want to improve their leadership skills
  • Transitioning into a new role where they are both executing tasks and managing people
  • Interested in growing in their career and looking for tools and training to help make the leap
  • Feeling stuck and want to reinvigorate their work, life, or business

We encourage you to take a peek at our FAQ page to learn more.

This course is not for… 

While we support and encourage reinventions at any stage of your career, this course is not appropriate for people who are unclear of where they want to be and need a complete overhaul of their career and industry.

If you’re looking for personalized attention and direction on what’s next, we encourage you to check out Jen’s coaching practice, Jen Spencer Coaches. Jen has a rich network of coaches trained in The Creative Executive Method who help apply the principles of the course and can create an experience tailored to your goals and schedule. Learn more at JenSpencerCoaches.com.

How is this Different from Other Development Experiences and Courses?

The Creative Executive Method is tailored not only to the unique demands of running a creative, modern-day business, we also created the program to best fit the needs of a busy schedule. Here are some of the elements our participants have appreciated:

  • Engaging content
  • Highly interactive calls vs. a one-sided webinar
  • Virtual group learning mixed with individual application
  • Course design that allows for greater retention and opportunity to be in action throughout
  • Breakout sessions in the calls that help connect participants with others who have similar leadership and management challenges

Company Sponsorships + Training

Many participants find that they can work with their employer to cover the costs of The Creative Executive Method as part of a training budget or to bring a company-specific course to their organization. If that’s you, download and print this PDF to take with you to your human resources or supervisor to help start the conversation.

More Offerings

Events
The Creative Executive

From immersive retreats to interactive seminars, our events can help you tap into your power, lead with purpose and get where you want to go.

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The Creative Executive Handbook
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Proverbs for the modern-day executive, The Creative Executive Handbook is a guide for thoughtful leaders, a companion in creative leadership, and a map for success. Amazon awaits.

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Consulting + Coaching
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We work 1:1 with executives, partners, teams, owners, and organizations as a whole through growth and change cycles. For tailored engagements, please click here to learn more.

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