I was honored to be interviewed by The Most Creative Thing where I got to share all things about being a creative in not such typical ways (like leading people to make a difference in the world) AND doing it as a mom.

You might totally relate to this (especially as a parent–but there are a ton of other resources there to help people be creative as busy adults), so check this blog out.

the most creative thing

Being a Change-Making Mama

Here’s a bit from the interview I thought lots of moms who want to make a difference in the world need to hear:

Learning to lead in creative ways has largely been the outcome of having my kids with me. Most of the projects and groups I’ve started and led, or the coaching I have done, has been with little kids running around in the background.

There are a lot of moms out there who want to get involved making a difference in the world

This hasn’t just been good for me, but it has been so freeing for other moms around me to know that they can lead a non-profit with a baby at their breast, or do life coaching at the side of the pool. I think we hurt ourselves when we expect leadership and creativity to fall into a certain mold of “professional,” when professional is allowed to have a different appearance if we are all okay with it. And there are a lot of moms out there who need to get involved doing things that make a difference, need groups that love them well, and need guidance in life to be their best-selves…all within the context of motherhood.

Elisa Johnston Leadership and being a Mama and creative

The Most Creative Thing Interview

Here is what Ashlee said to set the stage for this interview:

If you’ve ever wondered if you’re *really* creative, then you’ve got to read Elisa’s story. Often our understanding of creativity is far too limited, but you don’t have to be a “professional artist” to live a creative life, which is something Elisa demonstrates through social leadership and her humanitarian advocacy work. “Beauty will save the world,” indeed!

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Why is being a mother the most creative thing you’ll ever do? Here’s Elisa of @AverageAdvocate ‘s take: 👨‍👩‍👧 “Working with people is about empowering them through creative teaching and connecting with others creates life-changes. Finally, coming up with solutions–even small ones–involves innovation. All of it embodies creativity!” 👨‍👩‍👧 Teaching, connecting with others, solving problems, even small ones…sounds like #momlife to me! You can read the rest of Elisa’s thoughts on “everyday creativity” that we ALL can take part in on #themostcreativething blog — link in bio! 👍 #risingtidesociety #seekinspirecreate #createcultivate #wherewomencreate #calledtobecreative #communityovercompetition #catholiccreatives #beautywillsavetheworld #femininegenius #writerscommunity #carveouttimeforart #writermomlife #writermom #hopewriters #authorscommunity #writeyourheartout #artistmom #supportwomenartists #pursuewhatislovely #createdtocreate #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #motherhoodjourney #motherhoodinspired #motherhoodunited #inspirationalquotes #wordsofwisdom #quotestoliveby

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