Cathryn was interviewed by Dr Samantha Hardy Director of the CCI Academy about the connection between creativity, emotions and conflict resolution

A Conversation about Creativity and Conflict Resolution with Samantha Hardy and Cathryn Lloyd.

To listen to the full interview, click here.

Cathryn has also had some shorter conversations with Samantha and you can hear how creativity doesn’t mean artistic, click here.

To hear how emotion is creative energy, click here.

Clowning around with Emma Stroud

Join Em Stroud and her clown Barbara as they chat all Seriously Playful Creativity with Dr Cathryn Lloyd.  How can we all be creative beings in the world of work and life?  What can business leaders take from creative practitioners?  How can five minutes of creativity change your day?  How is Barbara creative without even realising it?  What can creativity do for all of us to have more joy and happiness? And much much more..

Inroads into a creative life

Cathryn Lloyd talks to the IQ meets EQ Podcasters and the discussion turns to creativity and the benefit of using the whole brain. Cathryn realised that creativity and art could be used as a central methodology to solve complex business problems and inspire innovation within teams.

She has spent much of the COVID-19 lockdown period engaged in several online business collaborations, preparing to write the second instalment of The Story Cookbook, and embracing her artistic creativity.

She was named as a Finalist in the 2020 Letheridge Small Scale Art Award for her submission “There was a sense of peace”.

Cathryn’s fervent hope is that business does not ‘snap back’ into the previous incarnation of itself, and that collectively we embrace and embed the positive changes in the way we work and live, which have been fostered in response to the global pandemic, to create a better future.

Lessons from converting and facilitating courses online

In the five and a half months since COVID-19 hit learning teams around the world have grappled with converting courses designed for classroom facilitation to live online facilitation.  Early in the pandemic the Australian Institute of Training Development (AITD) decided to six courses.  Jennifer Waltmon, the AITD’s Programs and Content Manager, joins this episode alongside two of the conversion team members, Dr Cathryn Lloyd and Chemene Sinson.  They reflect on the experience of converting so many courses simultaneously, the parallels and differences between designing courses for face to face versus online delivery, and what they’ve learned about facilitating effective online learning experiences.

Host:  Michelle Ockers


Jennifer Waltmon

Dr Cathryn Lloyd

Chemene Sinson


  • Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD) website https://www.aitd.com.au/
  • 3 tips for converting face to face training for the live online classroom by Chemene Sinson https://bit.ly/3iTMvPj
  • Getting started with live online learning, Learning Uncut Disruption podcast with Jo Cook and Shannon Tipton https://bit.ly/3aDSJQA

Cathryn was recently a guest on the Innovabuzz Podcast with Jurgen Strauss.  In this podcast, Cathryn and Jurgen talk about:

  • The intersection between the Arts and Business
  • Harnessing creativity
  • Building creative leadership in organisations and in communities

Cathryn answers the Buzz – Innovation round. Listen to the interview to get the full scoop.

  1. #1 thing to be more innovative – Having a culture of innovation and the ability to experiment without fear of failure.
  2. Best thing for new ideas – Relying on your intuition.
  3. Favourite tool for innovation – Images, models, Kanban boards, sticky notes, “Renovator’s Delight” framework by Jason Clarke
  4. Keep project / client on track – Being accountable. Be mindful of whose responsibility it is and be clear on that.
  5. Differentiate – We are all different and unique. What attracts us, what we notice and the experiences we have, all become a part of the package of who we are. When you understand what it is, you can curate that in a way that is useful and unique.
First Time Facilitator podcast presents Creative facilitation (and why doing gives you the greatest learning) with Dr Cathryn Lloyd

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How ‘being’, ‘doing’ and ‘reflecting’ help grow your skills and experience as a facilitator
  • Techniques on how to help create a shared group environment (and why it’s important to understand that each group has their own energy)
  • Why it’s important to be sensitive to the environment, and how you can gauge the environment by using questions
  • Key questions to ask when you reflect on your practice at the end of a workshop
  • Why being creative helps you become a better leader (and facilitator!)
Cathryn Lloyd with Silvia Schroeder speaking at
Global Influencer Effectiveness Summit

Conference Presentations and Workshops


2019 November – The Story Conference ‘Ebb & Flow: Creativity and Wellbeing’ Melbourne Australia


2018 February: Guest Speaker Creative Leadership – Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance Juice & Jam Breakfast event.


2017 November: Shift Your Thinking Creative Conversations: a series of conversations on interesting topics facilitated by Maverick Minds in assocation with Federation University.


2016 November: The Story Conference: influencing cultural change


2015 November: Australian Facilitator’s Network Conference, Ballina NSW.


2015 April: Creativity Challenge Crossing Boundaries: Wellington New Zealand


2012 September: ‘City of Thought‘ Conference Community Building process. The Art of Management and Organization Conference, York UK.


2011 September: ALARA Conference (Plenary).


2009 October: Artful Inquiry: a creative and collaborative approach for communities of practice, ACR conference, Atlanta Georgia USA, (paper and workshop).


2008 September: The Need for Professional Artistry in Management Education: the art of knowing what to do when you don’t know what to do – The Fourth Art of Management and Organization Conference, Banff Canada.


2019 July – Australian Facilitators Network: workshop presentation ‘Cooking with Stories’ Brisbane, Australia


2018 September: The Art of Management and Organisation Conference: Stream Co-Convenor.


2016 September: The 8th Art of Management and Organization Conference, Stream Co-convenor.


2015 October: Creativity – Use it Lose it, Institute for Learning Professionals, Brisbane.


2012 October: CPA Australia Congress presentation/workshop Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre: Professional Artistry and Artful Innovation: what do you when you don’t know what to do?


2011 December: Global Education Conference on Creative Industries, Shanghai (Workshop).


2011 September: LEADR Conference (Workshop).


2009 September: Artful Inquiry: What does it mean to be an artful mediation practitioner?, LEADR conference, Melbourne, (workshop).


2008 September: Developing Creativity and Innovation in Management Education: an artful event for transformative learning – The Fourth Art of Management and Organization Conference, Banff Canada (paper and workshop).

Publications – Papers, Articles, Book Reviews, eBooks


I was featured in the Femeconomy ‘Female Leader Conversations’ eBook written by Jade Collins and Alanna Bastin-Byrne. Thirteen highly successful stores featuring female leaders, who typically pursue non-traditional, non-linear career paths have been featured. Click and enjoy the most amazing stories of woman achieving.


Leading Beautifully: Education Leaders as Connoisseurship


TEDx Kurilpa – Creativity Workshop

Presenting at the 2015 Creativity Challenge at The Learning Connexion in New Zealand

Institute for Learning Professionals – Creativity Use it or Lose it

Femeconomy Interview

“FutureNet engaged Cathryn as a guest speaker for ‘The Evolution of the Young Professional’event held in Brisbane recently. Cathryn came highly recommended via a number of colleagues who had attended her Maverick Minds creative development workshop and she certainly did not disappoint. Cathryn’s presentation ‘Survive and Thrive; Creative Resilience and Creative Leadership’ was well received by the audience, as they were captivated by her passion for the creative mind. Cathryn enthusiastically interacted with the crowd; provoking thoughts, opinions and successfully facilitating several group discussions throughout her presentation.
It was a pleasure to watch Cathryn conduct the room with her passionate and professional mastery and I look forward to working with her again in the future.”

Michael Lawlor, Associate Architect, Thomson Adsett/Future Net

“I have have had the privilege of participating in a workshop lead by Cathryn. It is impossible to articulate exactly what made the experience so great, however here are some things that Cathryn made remarkable. Firstly, she created a sense of purpose and focus that produced an exceptional level of engagement. Cathryn created a cohesive framework that invited adventure, provoked thoughtful exploration, and made space for the unexpected. The result was a fun and inspired sharing of ideas to a level no-one could have expected at the onset. Cathryn is a visionary with a wonderful ability to engage people in soulful questioning that gently guides them through the unpacking and exploration of powerful ideas. Her unique approach is like an infusion of light and oxygen that recharges, inspires and unites people.”

Winfried Sitte, Futurist, Coach, Architect.

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