What People Are Saying About My Ideation Workshops

“Kathryn's creative ideation course was a great way to bring a team together, to work cross functionally and provide us with the tools to work better creatively. Thanks again."
Yaseen Abbas - Mobile Portfolio Marketing Manager - Spark

"Kathryn’s workshop was great and really well tailored to the participants. It left our team with a set of tools they will continue to use – and benefit from. We look forward to the follow-up session.” Kathryn Quirk - General Manager - OnDigital

“Kathryn ran a really inspirational session for a bunch of hardened creatives who don't suffer fools. Immensely enjoyable and stimulating for the whole creative team.” Ant Farac - HOD Promotions Department - Mediaworks

“Thanks again for the ½ day workshop you ran with the team at ASB. We’re always looking for ways to stay innovative and your techniques and enthusiasm will ensure that we don’t get stale in our approach. The practical tools and techniques were great for the pragmatists of the group, whereas the brain theory was a great way to reassure the anoraks that ice-breakers, and creative exercises are a practical necessity in delivering innovation. Overall a well-balanced morning, and plenty of content to keep us on our toes – thanks for your help and contagious enthusiasm."
Damien Leng - Head of Customer Segments | Retail Products and Strategy ASB

“Kathryn is an absolute class act! She has the ability to completely understand your business problem and relate that into an actionable and effective plan that can work within varying personalities in a workforce. Our team has benefited so much from the creative training she has delivered. I would highly recommend her to any business.” Jane Stanley - General Manager -Sparkphd

“Kathryn is an engaging and skilled facilitator, with an in-depth understanding of the creative process.The workshops she ran for the NZ Comedy Trust were packed with tools that could immediately be used to generate a wealth of new ideas. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the session and came away invigorated and inspired.” Kylie Sealy – Managing Director, NZ Comedy Trust

“Kathryn delivered brilliant workshops to our 10 documentary teams for Loading Docs 2015 & 2016, it was instrumental in taking every idea to a new level. Her workshop enabled the teams to tease out each narrative and come to a much deeper understanding of the stories they wanted to tell. The electricity in the room was palpable as they distilled their stories and unearthed new layers of connection to their subject matter. Kathryn kept everyone moving forward at pace to really take advantage of the time we had together and there is no doubt that we all left richer for the experience.”
Nia Phipps - Project Manager/Producer - Notable Pictures

“I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my brain stem for the most fantastic workshop on Friday! It has not only armed our team with powerful tools we can put into everyday practice but it was also a fantastic team building exercise – genius.” Kath Knight – Geyser Creative Group

“Kathryn ran a fantastic training workshop for our annual conference. It was stimulating, enjoyable and the brainstorming process helped us to look at our sales techniques & how we approached different situations in different ways. Participants agreed she was one of the best speakers we have had at any of our conferences.” Deborah Stewart – NZ Territory Manager, Biomet 3i

“For a creative agency where ideas are its business, Kathryn’s brainstorming workshop was a breath of fresh air. Our customised session combined theory with practical exercises equipping us with an arsenal of creative weaponry to draw on in the future as well as understanding a little more about each other. Kathryn is a skilled facilitator whose energetic and fun-loving style instantly put everyone at ease. She really understands what makes people tick and everything she brought to our session was absolutely on the money.” Steve Martin – Creative Director, Terabyte

“Kathryn, thank you for the great work you did in facilitating our recent Leadership team workshop and assisting us to discover solutions. Everyone involved thoroughly enjoyed the day and found it very thought provoking. We spend so much time doing every day that we often don't make the time to sit back, see the big picture and really think about what we could challenge, change or improve.” Liz Webb – Strategy and Process Analyst, AIA Insurance New Zealand

“Kathryn led a company-wide workshop on brainstorming and in a short time gave my team a fantastic tool kit to use in creating great ideas for our clients. She was efficient, effective and great fun.” Claudia MacDonald – Managing Director, Mango Publicity

“We knew we needed a skilled and innovative facilitator to get these great minds firing and to draw out new ideas. Kathryn was a great choice: she is engaging and has an energetic approach. Her exercises became more focused as the session continued and ideas that seemed disparate came together in meaningful ways. Kathryn's sense of humour, focus and lateral way of working really brought the session to life and reaped fantastic results for us.Esther Cahill-Chiaroni – Director, Script To Screen

“Kathryn Burnett's creativity brainstorming session for the Auckland Theatre Company staff was a riot of ideas and exchanges. By leading us through a series of deceptively simple but increasingly challenging exercises, Kathryn delivered a fun, highly interactive session that got staff members talking, laughing and thinking outside the square. Kathryn’s manner was warm, encouraging and professional. She kept us on task and didn’t let the energy dip for a second. We would certainly consider booking further sessions with her in the future.” Lynne Cardy – Creative Development & Education Manager, Auckland Theatre Company

"The brainstorming exercises were enjoyable, productive and left us with a bunch of useful tools we can use for future work – which is excellent. The diverse range of people all found there was something they could take away that would work for them as individuals and that we could also use as a group. It was exactly what we were after.” Jude McClaren – Development Executive, The Gibson Group

“Working with students a lot I found Brainstorm to give them some invaluable pointers on how to generate thoughts and ideas. Even more useful were the tools shown to release stuck thought processes or road-blocked ideas, tools which will be essential to them in their careers, all wrapped up in a bundle of fun and energy - a great day. Thank you.” Richard Bell – Director, NZ Broadcasting School

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