Amy Kean

Sociology, Creativity, Experimentation, Writing
Amy  Kean
Amy Kean is a creative sociologist, advertising strategist, poet and bestselling author who believes that life would be much better if we all gave ourselves permission to be stranger. She's worked in communications all over the for the last 17 years, and runs her own creative company Six Things Impossible, a diversity organisation called DICE, and a course that helps people finesse their public voices, called Practice Makes UnPerfect.
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Weird Seance: How to Summon Your Strangest, Most Creative Self at Work (and Play)

Weird Seance: How to Summon Your Strangest, Most Creative Self at Work (and Play)

Tuesday, September 28th, 10am-12pm PT / 1pm-3pm ET

The corporate world is plagued with boringness and normality, but wouldn't we all be happier if we allowed ourselves to be weirder? Amy Kean - a social scientist - will explore how some of the history's most eccentric individuals have been a success in the world of work, and how you harness the strange inside of you to do the same. Participants will also take part in a live (ethical!) social experiment.

The corporate world is plagued with boringness and normality, but wouldn't we all be happier if we allowed ourselves to be weirder? Amy Kean - a social scientist - will explore how some of the history's most eccentric individuals have been a success in the world of work, and how you harness the strange inside of you to do the same. Participants will also take part in a live (ethical!) social experiment.

Bio

Amy Kean is founder of creative experimentation company Six Things Impossible. She makes, writes, tests and changes company cultures, and is a fan of egoless working, for organisations where everybody has a voice. Just last year she was named one of LinkedIn's top global voices in media and marketing, and listed as one of Campaign's 10 trailblazers for her diversity work. She’s also a lecturer at Kingston university, an author and poet, and co-founder of DICE, which stands for Diversity and Inclusion at Conferences and Events which is a voluntary organisation established to eradicate manels. She's a dynamic workshopper and teacher, and in late 2020 launched Practice Makes UnPerfect in partnership with New Digital Age, which is a 6-week course designed to help women all over the world finesse their public voices. 

She’s worked in strategy and innovation for 17 years, and was previously global head of strategic innovation and creativity at Starcom, responsible for driving positive change across every client’s business. Prior to that she headed up transformation for Coty, led strategy for Mindshare across APAC, launched the UK’s first media lab for the Havas Media Group, and ran marketing, PR and social media at the Internet Advertising Bureau. She’s also cultures editor for creative magazine shots, author of the #1 bestselling feminist fairy tale The Little Girl Who Gave Zero F*cks, and her second book, House of Weeds, came out in May 2020 with Fly on the Wall Press. 

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