Nika Annon (www.nikaannon.com) interviews Dr. Vera John Steiner, PhD, & Dr. Kathryn Miller, PhD, PCC on creativity and collaboration. The discussion will focus on the impact of a new idea and it’s usefulness. How creativity contributes to an ethical view of the world. And, how creative individuals can balance their ethical concerns with creative endeavors.
Kathryn Miller, Ph.D. PCC, is a Sr. Partner with the Design Training Collaborative, a firm that specializes in executive coaching, organization development, and leadership development. Drawing from more than twenty years of training and management experience, she is committed to the development and design of organizations where individuals and teams are encouraged and supported to reach their highest levels of competence, creativity, and quality. Currently, her coaching and consulting focuses on development of individuals and organizations that expand and create opportunities for bettering individual lives, their businesses and our world.
Vera John-Steiner, PhD, Regents’ Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies and Linguistics, has been engaged in interdisciplinary teaching and research at the University of New Mexico and as a visiting lecturer. She has published in psycholinguistics, cultural historical theory, creativity, collaboration and bilingualism. John-Steiner co-edited Vygotsky’s Mind in Society, a text that has been very influential in educational, psychological, and linguistic theory and practice. In Notebooks of the Mind she explores the development and diversity of thought processes and creative endeavors. The book received the William James Award in 1990. In Creative Collaboration, John-Steiner documents the impact of working partnerships in the human sciences.