Lessons from a Victorian engineer

Lessons from a Victorian engineer

On a grey London evening in December 1847, eight of Britain’s most celebrated painters were enjoying dinner in a house in one of London’s finest streets. I imagine them, perhaps having nervously dusted off their best evening jackets, scrubbed their hands, but, natural...

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We are all making glue

We are all making glue

Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks were filled with drawings; ideas for flight, optics, weird engineering solutions. Extraordinarily prescient, yet most things came to nothing in his lifetime. They were just ideas. The other ideas that needed to go with them didn’t yet...

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This is your creative brain – and mine

This is your creative brain – and mine

This is you. This is us. You have a hundred ideas in the shower. You continually see new ways of doing things, presenting ideas, making things  better, changing the world. Your mind races and sings, always joining the dots that other people don’t see. You notice...

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3 ways to be happier (my own quick-fixes)

3 ways to be happier (my own quick-fixes)

It’s International Happiness Day today! And I want to share with you why happiness is one of the ideas at the heart of my work. Plus I'm going to give you my top three ways of getting my own happiness levels back on track (and they're things my clients love too). In...

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The (uncomfortable) joy of incompetence

The (uncomfortable) joy of incompetence

Last night I went to the pub and learned to knit. I've never aspired to making woolly things. I recall some kind of sponsored knit when I was in the Brownies, and being faintly horrified to discover that being 'sponsored by the inch' meant by the inch of knitted item,...

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About Joanna Pieters

I'm Joanna Pieters and I've helped hundreds of professional creatives and creative leaders get their work known, sold and successful. I've run multiple, multi-million-dollar creative businesses and creating the ground-breaking psychometric assessment Vitally Productive. MBA, coach, violinist, writer, and host of The Creative Life Show podcast. Let's talk!

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