Liz Willis is one of the founders of the UK based, award-winning Springboard Consultancy, with 32 years of experience of innovation in the field of work and personal development training. A published author of five books. Liz's best-selling 'Springboard Womens' Development Workbook' has been translated into 12 languages and is in use around the world.
Liz's training programmes are delivered in 33 countries, through an international network of 1,000 especially trained trainers. With a background and training in the arts, for the last eight years, Liz has been running courses on developing creativity as both a workplace and personal skill. Liz is also an exhibiting abstract painter and stained glass artist.
Well known for her pioneering work in Women's Development, developing ground-breaking programmes for women at all levels in the workplace. Awarded a 'European Woman of Achievement' award in 2000 for 'promoting pan-European understanding and inspiring others.' Also awarded 'The Lady Platt Award', a national 'National Training Award' and a regional 'National Training Award'.
BA (Hons) in three-dimensional design. Fellow of the RSA. Trustee of 'Appledore Arts' – the UK's largest annual visual arts festival. Founding Trustee of 'The Ken Sprague Fund', which promotes political cartooning as being a symptom of a healthy society.
You have always been creative. And so have I. As you are a reader of The International Journal of Creativity and Human Development, you already know that.
I know that you are creative because everyone is. And I know that because every one of us has been a child. And all children are creative. We are all born with the ability to create, (Picasso spent a great deal of time trying to return to drawing in the way that children draw.) it is part of being human, but as we travel through life, it gets knocked out of us, or suppressed, so that most of us reach the stage where we believe that we are no longer creative. That is not so.