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Creative leadership is essential for an uncertain world


Written by
Mariana Jaureguilorda Beltran
Published date
11 March 2021

In their upcoming webinar, Tina Lilienthal and Jo Beardsworth will look at how creativity can aid the development of leadership skills for an uncertain world.

Tina and Jo are founders of The Human Skills Academy and Creative Leadership tutors. We caught up with them to find out more about their upcoming webinars and what students can expect from studying with them.

I remember a thing I was told a few years ago, there’s no such a thing as CAN’T. We can all progress - even if they are tiny, small steps

— Jo Beardsworth

Tina and Jo in class.

Tina founded her own jewellery and sustainable fashion label over 15 years ago and has won multiple awards and collaborated with major international brands. Tina has also lectured in art and design since 2003.

She has developed and taught modules such as ‘Creative Entrepreneurship’, 'Design Methodologies', 'Design for Collections', 'Concepts, Markets, Approaches’, and ‘International Design.'

Jo has worked in the fashion industry for over 30 years. She has successfully launched and developed many brands. In the last five years, Jo has focused on professional development – helping people grow and manage change. She specialised in leadership, team building, communication, confident, stress management and motivation.

Jo has lectured in business since 2016, creating and delivering modules in leadership, entrepreneurship, personal branding and promotion, strategic management and marketing with MBA, MSc and BA students.

This dynamic duo founded the Human Skills Academy from realising many of their clients had similar issues within the industry around problem-solving, communication, leadership and soft skills or “human skills.”

“We really felt Jo’s commercial expertise and my creative expertise would offer something different in terms of professional development,” said Tina.

“Our courses are bespoke; they are aimed at the client and what their needs are, they are innovative and require lots of participation.

They focus on communication skills, creative leadership, creative thinking and problem-solving.”

In their upcoming webinars, they will look at how creativity can aid the development of leadership skills for an uncertain world.

We have launched a series of webinars, aimed for anyone looking to upskill and develop their creative practices. See our new series of professional development webinars.

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