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The IDEO U Creative Confidence Podcast hosts candid conversations with some of today’s most inspiring change makers, design thinkers, and creative minds. IDEO Partners and IDEO U leaders Suzanne Gibbs Howard and Coe Leta Stafford speak with guests about their approach to leadership, creativity, innovation, and growth. Get insight into their success through personal stories and real-world examples, and learn how to bring a human-centered approach to your own work. Discover more at IDEOU.com.
 
Brit Morin is curious about...just about everything! As the founder and CEO of Brit + Co, she is a pioneer in tech, a champion for creativity, and a role model for women across the country. And now she is taking her voracious appetite for learning and self-growth challenges to a whole new level. But how do you learn about EVERYTHING? You ask the world’s best experts to teach you – in less than an hour! In each episode, Brit sits down with inspirational figures like scientists, CEOs, influenc ...
 
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If you've applied to a job recently, you've likely seen phrases like "team player" and "strategic thinker" fill the description. But how do you develop and learn these types of power skills? Today, Brit is sitting down with Suzanne Howard, the founder and Dean of IDEO U, a digital learning platform where anyone can learn to solve anything creativel…
 
Getting a proper night's rest is a huge struggle for many of us. When we don't sleep enough, everything is thrown out of whack, from our creativity, productivity, mood, sex life, and more. On this episode, Brit chats with Jeff Kahn, the co-founder and CEO of Rise Science, an app that helps you improve your sleep and daily energy by focusing on two …
 
In a world filled with so many ideas, it can seem overwhelming to try and start something new. But our guest today tells us how we can take an idea and turn it into a reality, because he’s done it many times before. Marc Randolph is best known as the co-founder and the first CEO of Netflix. Since Marc left Netflix in 2003, he's spent a majority of …
 
If you’re wondering where to start with strategic planning, pause for a minute before getting into tactical ideas or writing a hundred-page strategic plan of action. Focus on identifying your strategic problem first. Strategy advisor Roger Martin shares common mistakes people make in the early stages of strategic planning and how to avoid them, way…
 
With 10 years of experience as an entrepreneur and CEO, Brit Morin has learned a lot about what it takes to get an idea off the ground and how to inspire and lead a team. In this episode, she shares stories from the early days of her startup Selfmade, lessons on human-centered leadership, ways women are uniquely suited to excel as entrepreneurs, an…
 
While it's fun to test out new products and optimize our skincare routines, it can be overwhelming — not to mention expensive — trying to figure out the perfect formula for ourselves. That’s we have Lauryn Evarts Bosstick here to help guide us through the world of beauty and wellness. After all, she’s been doing it for 10 years now through her blog…
 
Tapping into your creative side can feel daunting at times. How can we break through the mental barriers holding us back and just start creating? Luckily, we have a creativity expert with us on the show today, Austin Kleon. Austin is a New York Times bestselling author of a trilogy of illustrated books about creativity in the digital age: Steal Lik…
 
Mentor Moment is a new mini series where we help a listener with a work challenge. In this episode, IDEO Senior Design Lead Stuart Getty gives caller Heidi a few ideas for ways she can get her team and company on board and excited about innovation work. Learn more about Stuart at linkedin.com/in/stuart-getty. Are you struggling with a work challeng…
 
Have you ever tried to create healthier habits for yourself and struggled to stick with them? What about trying to break a bad habit? It turns out that in order to change our behaviors, we need a strong sense of motivation in addition to self-control. But how can we get more of that? This week, Brit sits down with Charles Duhigg, a successful journ…
 
You might think you know what it takes to lead a happier life: more money, a better job, and more Netflix. But according to the happiness expert, Dr. Laurie Santos, those things may not make you as happy as you think. Dr. Santos is a cognitive scientist and professor of psychology at Yale University and head of Yale’s Silliman College. She is also …
 
We all have an inner voice, but how do we ensure it's an optimistic one versus full of constant nagging and critique? Today, Dr. Ethan Kross — an award-winning professor at the University of Michigan, founder of the Emotion and Self Control Laboratory, and author of the national best selling book, Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and…
 
Ice cream maker and entrepreneur Jeni Britton Bauer has developed thousands of craveable flavor combinations over the last two decades building her eponymous brand, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. Listen in as Jeni shares how she went from humble beginnings living off of $638 a month (scooping ice cream at a local Ohio farmer's market) to building a $1…
 
Listen in as the co-founders of SoulCycle take us back to the beginning and share the origin story behind their revolutionary fitness brand that changed spin class forever. Julie Rice and Elizabeth Cutler share how they reached their first customers (in an era before Instagram — mind you), how they created top-notch company culture that carried ove…
 
We're celebrating ONE MILLION downloads with a special episode in which Brit looks back on some of her favorite learnings that made this last year so epic and inspiring. Tune in to hear featured highlights from phenomenal women like Elaine Welteroth, Diane von Furstenberg, Bethenny Frankel, Amanda Kloots, and Melissa Bernstein. We'll be back next w…
 
When we talk about aging, many people focus on the external signs of getting older like spotting gray hair or wrinkles. But what we often overlook is how that's all a result of the aging going on inside our bodies. On today's show, scientist Andrew Steele teaches us about recent advancements in biology that can help us slow down the aging process a…
 
If to-do lists rule your life, listen in to this episode with David Allen — renowned productivity consultant, author, and creator of the time management method Getting Things Done. He joins Brit to share his best hacks to be more productive, plus why he thinks daydreaming is actually good for you. David also walks us through his five-step process f…
 
In this very special episode of Teach Me Something New, one of America’s most successful self-made entrepreneurs — Katrina Lake — joins Brit to share how she turned her idea for a fashion styling business into a billion dollar company that went public. Katrina walks us through the humble beginnings of Stitch Fix, the determined immigrant mentality …
 
After an isolating year, many are finding it difficult to socialize in the ways they used to. Talking to strangers especially can feel awkward or down right intimidating when you're out of practice. But today's expert is here to help us all feel more comfortable connecting with anyone. Journalist Joe Keohane joins Brit for a conversation on the une…
 
Peruvian conglomerate Intercorp has been working toward the same mission for more than 25 years: To help Peru become one of the best places in Latin America to raise a family. Hear how Chief Innovation Officer Hernán Carranza is helping the company make progress toward that goal, and learn ways creative leaders can act now to have long-term impact.…
 
Heidi Murkoff is the author of the iconic pregnancy book ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ and she’s on today’s episode to talk about all things pregnancy. From what you need to know about getting pregnant, to who should be in the room with you while you’re giving birth, Heidi breaks down myths, postpartum factoids and more to support you in y…
 
In our 5-week online course, Leading Complex Projects, you’ll learn how to:—Surface intuition to make decisions when there’s too much or too little information.—Deliver stronger outcomes by clearly defining the purpose for the work.—Design moments of alignment.Learn more here: http://ideo.in/complexprojects…
 
Sallie Krawcheck has been called “the most powerful woman on Wall Street'' and her career thus far, only proves it. She has been the CEO of Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and CFO of Citigroup, along with the author of ‘Own It: The Power of Women at Work’. Now, she is the CEO and cofounder of Ellevest, a financial advisory firm for wo…
 
Cal Newport is a computer science professor at Georgetown University and a seven-time New York Times best-selling author. His most recent book is 'A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload.' Brit and Cal's conversation is an interesting one as they talk about what digital minimalism means, how we can achieve it and…
 
Jason Feifer is the editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine, podcaster of the show Build For Tomorrow, and in his own words, a nonstop optimism machine. With a background in storytelling at places like Men’s Health Magazine, the Washington Post, New York Times and others, he is now using his own voice by helping entrepreneurs - but anyone, really …
 
Elaine Welteroth is an award-winning journalist, the former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, the best-selling author of memoir, More Than Enough, and a spirited TV personality. She joins Brit Morin for an inspiring conversation on finding your why, how to know when it's time to make a career pivot, and what it means to cultivate a rich life. Elaine a…
 
Tonya Rapley is a millennial money expert best known for her education platform, My Fab Finance. Tonya’s mission is to help millennials break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck so that they can become financially free and do more of what they love. She joins Brit this week to share her tips for paying down and eliminating debt altogether, how…
 
Elizabeth Lesser is the author of several bestselling books, including her most recent release, Cassandra Speaks: When Women are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes. She is also the co-founder of Omega Institute, recognized internationally for its workshops and conferences in wellness, spirituality, creativity, and social change. Elizabeth jo…
 
Bill Nye The Science Guy and neuroscientist and Emmy-nominated actress Mayim Bialik join Brit for a supersized episode about the science lessons all adults should know. First up, listen in as Bill shares his thoughts on climate change (and his real estate predictions for the best place to live in the next 10 to 15 years), why the sky in blue and th…
 
With 35 years of experience guiding families through the ups and downs of parenting, internationally acclaimed clinical psychologist Dr. Wendy Mogel is the ideal expert to help Brit navigate personal parenting issues she's experienced with her two young children. In this raw conversation, the two cover the difference between raising boys and girls,…
 
Our good friend and finance expert Nicole Lapin is back this week to break down the money buzzwords of 2021 like cryptocurrency, blockchain, Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Ethereum, meme stocks, stonks, and more! Fun fact, Brit hosted a cryptocurrency summit in 2018 so she has plenty of insights to share as well, including her predictions for the value of Bitc…
 
There’s good reason—and plenty of scientific evidence—to suggest we prioritize seeking moments of joy. Designer and author Ingrid Fetell Lee shares why joy is important during challenging times, how it improves our performance and capacity for creativity, universal elements that make up the aesthetics of joy, and how to overcome common barriers to …
 
Ariel Kaye is the founder of Parachute Home, a millennial-favorite bedding and lifestyle brand. She joins Brit to talk about how to create a sleep sanctuary in your bedroom, tips for making a small space feel bigger, the best sheets for sweaty sleepers, and how to understand bedding labels and thread count. Plus, the two debate home decor trends li…
 
Is such a thing possible? We find out in this week's episode with US government and law educator, Sharon McMahon. She went viral on Instagram during the 2020 election cycle by dismantling conspiracy theories and bringing non-partisan facts about US history to the masses. She joins Brit this week to chat politics and discuss how to find facts and re…
 
Get money smart in this week's episode with famed credit card and loyalty points hacker, Brian Kelly. He founded The Points Guy a decade ago and ever since has been on a mission to find the best credit card and loyalty points deals to maximize our spending, up our credit scores, and travel the world for less. He's here to break down the most useful…
 
Bethenny Frankel is a selfmade serial entrepreneur, founder of the Skinnygirl brand and BStrong, and OG star of The Real Housewives of New York City. She joins Brit for a refreshingly candid convo about the best business decision she ever made, why she left The Real Housewives, and her advice for trusting your gut and feeling more confident so you …
 
Dr. Aditi Nerurkar is a Harvard-trained physician and public health expert with 20 years of experience exploring the link between stress and resilience. In this week's episode, she shares her proven tips for feeling less anxious, breaking our doom-scrolling habit, and adopting a more optimistic outlook on stress. She also gives us a three-word mant…
 
You likely know Zooey Deschanel from her iconic roles in films like Elf, Almost Famous, (500) Days of Summer, or her hit TV show, New Girl. She’s also one half of indie music duo She & Him alongside folk artist, M. Ward. Today, she’s here to tell us all about her newest venture... which is ironically not a new film or show. In fact, Zooey has spent…
 
Melissa Bernstein is best known for co-founding Melissa & Doug, one of the most popular toy brands ever, currently valued at more than $1 billion. She is now onto her second entrepreneurship journey with the launch of LifeLines, a new company (and new book!) all about mindset and mental health. In today’s episode, she’s here to teach us about how t…
 
Hot on the heels of International Women's Day, Brit sits down with the one and only Diane von Furstenberg for a *magical* conversation about how to navigate the ups and downs of business, Diane's feelings on deep life topics like death and spirituality, balancing ambition with our mental health, and her pandemic style essentials. She also shares de…
 
Dr. Crystal Dilworth (also known as Dr. Brain on the popular CBS show Mission Unstoppable) is a neuroscientist, addiction expert, and a vocal advocate for women in STEM. She’s here today to teach us about social media dependency, the chemical messengers in the brain that influence our mood, and the science behind habit building, stress, and getting…
 
Foodie worlds have officially collided: Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest joins Brit this week to share her favorite food trends of 2021 (yeah, that TikTok wrap trend isn't going anywhere), her secrets for making food photography look so good, the surprising kitchen tool she says everyone should own, plus her advice for those of us who are kinda…
 
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