our world is rapidly changing
To survive in this fast changing landscape, businesses need agile and courageous people who can innovate, grow and pioneer.
The ability to think creatively will be crucial. In fact, “creativity” will be the No. 3 skill you will need to thrive at work by 2020 according to the World Economic Forum. At the moment it ranks at No. 10.
That’s why there has never been a better time to develop the knowledge, mindset and skills that you, and your people, need to become strong creative thinkers, innovative problem solvers and pioneering game-changers.
So that you’ll be fit for the future.
In fact, you’ll probably be shaping the future.
Creativity will become one of the top three skills people will need by 2020. With the avalanche of new products, new technologies and new ways of working, workers are going to have to become more creative in order to benefit from these changes.
World Economic Forum, Future of Jobs Report
Nearly 65 percent of people believe creativity is more important than it was five years ago, yet 7 out of 10 believe they are NOT living up to their full creative potential.
Adobe, State of Create Report
Whilst 49 per cent of employees feel that learning new creativity skills would help them be more effective in their role, three quarters of UK employees (75 per cent) say they have NOT been offered training to nurture these skills within the past two years.
Microsoft/YouGov Research 2017
Helping people and workers improve their creativity is critical to the future of the UK economy, and many businesses are not yet set up in ways that foster this skill. To inspire innovation, workers must be equipped with the right training and tools.
Ryan Asdourian, Windows and Surface Lead, Microsoft UK
we work with people who want to create, innovate and pioneer
Managers, business owners and social entrepreneurs responsible for R&D, marketing, sales, customer service, Finance, IT and HR who want to break new ground, accelerate growth and turn good ideas into great business successes.
Professional designers, writers, artists, photographers, filmmakers and agency creatives who want fresh inspiration and disruptive thinking to bring a new edge to their work.
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we help you turbocharge your creative ability, agility & sustainability
ability Learn the latest thinking, expand your toolkit of models and powerful techniques and enhance your creative mindset and skills.
agility Turn theory into practice by applying your learning to real challenges with coaching questions, exercises, quizzes and assignments.
sustainability Boost your creative fitness every day with regular articles, top tips, videos, webinars and creative challenges to spark fresh thinking.
working with our international team:
Gabriella Goddard, founder & lead coach, brainsparker academy winner global impact award 2016, entrepreneur’s institute
“Welcome to the brainsparker academy. For over 15 years I have been running leadership development and coaching programs for global multi-nationals, entrepreneurial businesses and pioneering game-changers. Out of this experience has come a real passion for creativity and innovation. That’s why we’ve launched the brainsparker academy, a global coaching and training company specializing in building the creativity and innovation capabilities of managers and leaders at work. Plus we have the brainsparker app, which is the No.1 app for “creativity” in US, Canada and UK. So it’s really exciting. From our base in London, UK, we’re bringing together a global coach & training team of people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. What unites us is a passion for innovating, experimenting and making a difference in the world.”
companies we've worked with either directly, or with our partners:
we offer an innovative range of development programs
We’ve designed a range of programs that make it easy for you to learn – when you want, where you want and how you want.
on-demand learning with online video lessons, playbooks, curated content, webinars and coaching.
on-the-go learning with micro-moments via social media, email, live classes and discussion groups.
24/7 unlimited access to your online elements and all updates for the duration of your program.
learn from anywhere in the world via an internet connection on your mobile, tablet, laptop or computer.
here's our range of programs so far:
- spark* at work : our 12 month accelerator
- ignite* : an online course for brainstorming
- gym* : weekly creative workouts
- illuminate* : live webinar classes
- brainsparking* : 121 coaching sessions
- live labs* : group workshops
- catalyst* : our brainsparker certification
Spark* at work is a 12 month online accelerator ideal for managers and leaders who want to dramatically improve their ability to create and innovate. You’ll learn how to unleash your creative potential, disrupt your creative brain, cultivate a creative mindset, ignite your creative spark, flow with the creative process and build your creative fitness. For 12 months you’ll have unlimited access to our online platform with over 50 video lesssons, downloadable playbooks, monthly webinars, a private Facebook group and micro-learning moments via social media. Plus you’ll be assigned to a cohort for a 60 day spark* live lab with weekly webinars, coach interaction and project work.
The ignite* brainstorming kit takes you on a deep-dive of our S.P.A.R.K. brainstorming model. This is a fantastic framework for idea generation sessions to disrupt thinking, shift perspectives, challenge the status quo and spark fresh ideas. You’ll learn how it works, plus we’ll give you tons of practical tools and techniques and powerful coaching questions that you can apply immediately to real challenges. Plus you’ll learn how to get the best out of brainstorming and how to tap into the magic of mind mapping.
Our gym* program is best described as “agility training for the creative mind.” Every Wednesday we pick a random brainsparker card to inspire a creativity theme. Then we develop a workout around this theme designed to build your creative fitness. Each weekly workout includes new tools and techniques, latest creative thinking and practical ways to apply your learning to real problems and projects. And you one workout per week, for 52 weeks.
Our illuminate* webinar classes are typically 60-90 minute web sessions covering a range of specific topics about innovation and creative thinking (eg. brainstorming techniques, design thinking process, neuroscience of creativity etc.) They’re ideal for groups of 5-20 people accessing from different locations, both nationally and internationally. They can be one-off specialist sessions included as modules in your current management development programs. And they can be delivered as an illuminate* series covering a range of topics tailored for your business needs and group of learners.
Brainsparking* coaching sessions are ideal for people who want to brainstorm fresh ideas, shape new strategies, explore blocks, implement innovation and develop creative leadership skills. Coaching sessions last between 60-90 minutes and are via telephone or web conferencing. Drawing on our extensive range of creativity tools and techniques, they can be one-off sessions, or a series of sessions ideal for up-skilling the creative and innovative capabilities of selected managers and leaders. Brainsparking* coaching can also be added as an extra to any of our programs.
Live labs* are workshops that deliver the content, learning and coaching approach from our online programs in a face-to-face group setting. We have extensive experience facilitating management and leadership development workshops, especially with diverse cultures and mixed functions. We can shape a live labs* program to meet your specific business and learning needs. Plus we can help you embed the learning and build sustainability by adding elements from our online learning programs.
Catalyst* is our certification program. It’s ideal for coaches, trainers, consultants, managers and educators who want to become certified in brainsparker’s methodologies, tools and techniques. Included in the certification program is the spark* at work accelerator, individual coaching with Gabriella Goddard, group webinar classes and a range of practical assignments and required activities. You’ll receive an official badge & certificate for your website and Linkedin profile. Plus you’ll have the option to be featured on the brainsparker website, contribute articles, and run webinars to our fast growing brainsparker community. There may also be the opportunity to deliver programs to brainsparker’s clients should this be of interest.
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more about us
At brainsparker, our big vision for 2020 is to ignite over 1,000,000 people to spark new & brilliant ideas that shift paradigms in life, at work and in our world.
Brainsparker are the makers of the No. 1 app for “creativity” and “creative thinking” in the US, Canada, UK and Australia.
For over three years now, over 320,000 people worldwide have been using brainsparker’s random creativity prompts to ignite their imagination, overcome creative blocks and brainstorm new ideas.
In 2017 we launched the brainsparker academy as a global online learning platform to help turbocharge people’s creativity and innovation capabilities in the workplace.
Now, we have over 10,000 people working through our online programs and free taster courses. And we’re really excited about helping even more people become great creators, innovators, and pioneers.
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