Top 5 Benefits for Attending the Creative at Heart Conference
“Returning to Creative at Heart was like returning home to family. I wasn’t nervous or anxious, I was excited. Excited to see old and new friends, that have now become family, and to return to a place that always fuels me with inspiration and fires me up to fight for my dreams.” -Marnie Jayne, founder of The Mint Sweater.
A creative is someone who has an everlasting love for creativity, imagination, expression, and uniqueness. They are the visionaries, the artists, the innovators, the dreamers of their own lives.
A creative isn’t just a painter or a crafter or DIYer, but instead, someone who is willing to think outside of the box, take on new challenges, become a beacon of inspiration, and most importantly a creative is anyone who is brave enough to create a life they love.
The world thrives with creatives, like you, to spread beauty and ideas to create new paths and awaken possibilities for those to follow.
But…imagine when a room full of creatives gather together.
A place for you, a creative, to belong.
That place is called…
The Creative at Heart Conference.
As you read above our founder, Marnie Jayne, attended the Creative at Heart Conference not once, but twice. (You can read about her first time attending Creative at Heart in Denver, CO 2016 here.) Instead of doing a usual recap of the time spent at these conferences, instead of sharing a review or a testimonial, we have decided to share, here, on the blog if this conference is truly worth investing in.
There are many conferences in the world for all types of people. They are also experts in marketing and advertising and selling you on buying their tickets, but how do you know if the reviews are honest, will you get out of the conference what they say you will?
Before making such a large investment, we all want to be confident in our decision to put our time and hard earned money into an experience.
Today on the blog, we are sharing The Top 5 Benefits for Attending The Creative at Heart Conference and through this list, we hope to shine some light on how impactful this conference truly is.
1. Life Direction: We all go through these times in our lives where we feel lost or stuck. Some of us know what we want, we just don’t know how to get there and sometimes we have this hunch in our stomachs craving something, but we just don’t know what leaving us feeling directionless.
Creative at Heart isn’t just for wedding photographers and planners, graphic designers, hand letterers, or business coaches…in all honesty, Creative at Heart is for every woman who is looking to find purpose in her life. Whether you are your own boss or moving your way up in the corporate world, even if you are happy at your job right now, but you have this curiosity of what other doors are out there for you. Then this is the place to be.
Creative at Heart is so much more than a conference that educates “boss babes” how to run their businesses. This is a place of possibilities, doors to be opened.
Walking into this conference means you are walking into a room full of people who share their stories (yes, the beginning, the middle, and the rock bottom). There are over 100 stories to experience, to learn from, and be exposed to new ways that you wouldn’t be able to know unless you stepped out your door and into this one.
If you’re looking for how to improve in your business no matter what career you have or where, but are also wondering if you are happy in this moment or how you can get there, Creative at Heart could be the first step to finding your answers.
2. One-on-One Time: Creative at Heart is a place to find direction when you feel lost in your life and in your business. Whether you are a business owner or not, Creative is a place to help you succeed in your career.
Creative at Heart is one of the only conferences that provides optimal one-on-one time with industry experts that can give tangible steps for you to take to get to where you want to be. Never has there been a conference where leaders in their industry are genuinely an open book and even excited to offer their knowledge to lift others up.
However, one of many things Creative at Heart teaches women from all over is that it isn’t just the leaders of this world we can learn from, but we can learn even more from each other.
From one-on-one time with industry leaders to quality time spent with other attendees, knowledge is abundant and you will leave with not just steps to take and answers found, but with plenty of alternatives to try from having multiple perspectives and outlooks on solutions.
3. Opportunity to Try New Things: Creative at Heart as grown over the years and they have added in special breakout sessions full of hands-on activities mixed with inspirational talks.
Theses session provide the perfect opportunity to step outside your norm, to get out there and try something new, something fun and different!
From hand-lettering to cupcake decorating, photo styling and even creating vision boards these sessions are the perfect opportunity to do something you’ve never done before.
Changing things up for yourself or just stepping away from stress to clear your mind or even just taking a moment to play instead of work are all why these breakout sessions are a great way to fuel your creative juices.
When we take time to have fun and do something we wouldn’t normally do in a new environment, when we take the time to seize a new opportunity…these are the moments that clarity, ideas, rest, and joy come in to fill us up.
4. Plenty of Time for Girl Talk: Creative at Heart is a conference for men, women, and even families, but here at The Mint Sweater we are big on our girl time and this conference is the perfect place for getting in that good ol’ soul feeding girl talk.
We’ve talked about how much having moments to share and connect with the girls can be indescribably rewarding. You can read more about how connection during these conferences can make a difference for you here.
5. Women Empowering Women. Right now is the time, more than ever, where women are stepping up in the world, fighting for their rights, their respect, their justice. Women are standing strong, rising together.
Here at the Creative at Heart Conference, women empower women. The energy of a room full of women standing as one, lifting one another up, is the kind of force that is transformative.
This conference is built to impact, but it is the women who attend that make it inclusive, they believe in ‘no woman left behind.’ The women here accept YOU; struggles, mistakes, and all.
We all want to feel we belong and at Creative at Heart everyone wants you to feel you belong just as they have.
Reading these benefits may have you feeling, “this sounds too good to be true.” Are we putting Creative at Heart so high on a pedestal you’re worried you will be disappointed?
Yeah, we felt the same way.
That is why we have prepared a blog post to share the good, the awkward, and the “did I just break a chair in front of everyone?!” (yeah, that’s happened!) and how you can set yourself up for an experience just like the one we described above. You can read our tips here.
Creative at Heart is a conference where growth forms, answers are found, comfort zones are broken, friendships are made, and fun is fun again.
Do we recommend attending? Do we think it is worth the investment?
Absolutely. We did go twice, didn’t we? And we’d go back for thirds.
If you have any questions or are interested in more about our experiences at The Creative at Heart Conferences feel free to comment down below.
All Photography by: Holly Felts Photography
For more information about the Creative at Heart Conference you can head to their site here or for a more detailed recap of the latest conference in Raleigh, NC (2017) you can head to the founder, Kat’s blog here.