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Generating New Ideas: How to Inspire Innovation and Lead Creative Teams with Nicole Velik

The Ideas Bodega
Nicole Velik

Episode 91

Generating New Ideas: How to Inspire Innovation and Lead Creative Teams with Nicole Velik

Nicole Velik, is a leading speaker, facilitator, and trainer on Innovation and Creativity. She is the founder of The Ideas Bodega, and host of both her podcast Creativity Unpacked and CreativeMornings Sydney.

For 15 years Nicole has facilitated and trained organisations across The United States, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, Africa, and Asia. Her clients include The United Nations, Nike, LEGO, Coca-Cola, and Google – driving her mission to demystify creativity, and make it accessible to everyone. 

With a background in advertising, she worked at Saatchi & Saatchi in Sydney and KBP in New York City, before founding The Ideas Bodega in 2009. Her podcast followed, and on launch ‘Creativity Unpacked,’ hit number one on Apple Marketing charts, where she interviews creatives to emphasize that creativity is a skill within everyone’s reach. 

She’s a sought-after speaker at events like SXSW Sydney and Vivid Ideas, and nurtures her own creativity by playing percussion in a 50-person samba band, playing guitar, writing songs, and learning to speak Portuguese.

In order for it to be an innovative and creative culture, failure needs to be ok.

— Nicole Velik, The Ideas Bodega

The Ideas Bodega | Nicole Velik



Mentioned in conversation…

  • Unlocking Creativity: Discussing the universality of creativity and methods for helping people recognize their creative potential.
  • Generating New Ideas: Including the innovation techniques she’s used to train Google, the United Nations and LEGO.
  • Leading Creative Teams: Providing insights into fostering a culture that nurtures creativity, giving constructive feedback, rewarding creativity, and maintaining creative flow.
  • Overcoming Creative Barriers: Identifying common obstacles that hinder creativity and exploring strategies to overcome them.
  • Living a Creative Life: Delving into the importance of pursuing diverse creative outlets and the role they play in sustaining creativity and courage.


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The Ideas Bodega Website

The Ideas Bodega Instagram

Nicole Velik LinkedIn

Nicole’s Podcast Creativity Unpacked

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