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Ep 8: Is Being Highly Creative a Blessing or not, with Tessa Richter.
Episode 813th July 2023 • The Creative Switch • Nikki Vallance
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What does it mean to be highly creative? Listen to my conversation with artist, musician and coach Tessa Richter, to find out and hear her views on creativity, health and accessing your full potential.

Bio Tessa Richter

Musician, Artist, Business Owner, Coach and author.

Having been diagnosed as a Highly Creative Person, she has become an expert on the topic, as well as on how living our potential is connected to our wellbeing. Fascinated by what humans can accomplish, her journey has taken her to explore practices from ancient cultures, such as meditation and mindset techniques, on to the realms of modern physics as a way to understand the world we live in. In 2020 she published her findings in her second book, Our secret potential - a new approach to purpose, performance and wellbeing in the 21st century. 

For the last 10 years Tessa has been coaching individuals, including C-level executives, who have lost their jobs, are facing health issues or wish to take their creative or leadership skills to the next level. Her research over the past decades into understanding how creative processes work and how this energy can be harnessed for a sustainable future for all of us, as well as specifically for those with this gift, has inspired her to write her third book, to be published soon.

● [00:54] – The Edge – up to date creative news and views

● [04:40] – Tessa tells what she does including the meaning of the term Highly Creative

● [14.14] –  Nikki and Tessa discuss the connection between creative energy and wellbeing.

● [18:07] – Techniques for connecting with your creativity

● [22:30] – Tessa talks about working on her latest book.

● [27:00] – How can you tell the difference between AI and human generated music?

● [33:41] – Who is your Doubting Doris? – A double Doubting Doris story


Four Creative Nuggets

- Being creative is not being artistic. Expressing artistically can be one form of being creative, but is not per se creative.

- what happens in a creative brain is that parts of our brains that normally don't interact connect.

- Channelling your creativity into your purpose ‘Triggers your potential’.

- Synaptic connection that is not predictable in human creativity.



The Edge


AI Outperforms Humans in Creativity Test - Neuroscience News


Grammys CEO on new AI guidelines: Music that contains AI-created elements is eligible. 'Period.' | The Independent 



Tune in for episode nine, where Nadine Benjamin shares the moment she almost went for a big promotion in the city but switched direction as she followed her creative passion.



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