Kate Andrews is a designer, writer, strategist and creative polymath, working to inspire people to live to their full potential, to be creative and fulfilled in their lives. She holds a first class honors degree in Graphic Design and is a published writer on design’s potential for social change and human impact.
As a strategist her present roles include Trustee of Ignite! Futures, Associate of A Very Good Company, Art Director of A Good Week and Communications Strategist for Visual Editions and Stiglitz School of Leadership and Creativity. Kate helped out the team at ?!X on our visual communications strategy for a couple of months in 2011.
?!X: What’s the Future You Choose?
KA: The future I choose is multidimensional, inspirational, creative and professional. It is a timeless place where human beings are inspired to do what they love and love what they do. It is a future where apparent failings are understood as education for life and vulnerability an integral part to self-development, growth and success. It is a future where learning isn’t limited to a classroom or where age dictates capacity for creative flourishing or life shifts.
The future I choose is a new world, where people are inspired to give themselves to causes greater than themselves, to collaborate with others who inspire them, and to inspire and support those around them. The future I choose is one where no individual is made to feel inadequate or worthless, nor better or worse off than another. The future I choose is one that will inspire humans to live out their lives to their greatest potential. It is a future where human beings understand and respect their connection to all life on earth.
The future I choose is personal, global, collaborative and creative. It has an infinite perspective with a new personal reality.
?!X: What’s a ‘think’ to create this future?
KA: There are infinite and timeless inspirations over the years. Here’s ten recent sparks:
- Out of Our Minds & The Element — Views of Sir Ken Robinson
- Man Search for Meaning — Book by Viktor Frankel
- Tao Te Ching — Writing from Lao Tzu
- Flatland — Book by Edwin Abbott
- The Breakthrough Experience — Book by Dr. John Demartini
- The Journey — Poem by Mary Oliver
- What About Me? — Latest documentary film from 1 Giant Leap
- Brene Brown — TED Talks & the book, The Gifts of Imperfection.
- The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
- And Still I Rise — Poem by Maya Angelou
?!X: What’s an ‘act’ to create the future you choose?
KA: Every night before you sleep, write down 6 things you are grateful for – positives and negatives. These things could be people, things, situations, circumstances, or events. Anything. Everything. Be thankful for learning.
?!X: What’s a ‘vote’ to create the future you choose?
KA: I pledge 3 votes:
To 1 Giant Leap, for it’s music, creativity and vision in inspiring people to live out the reality of their aspirations. Through their music, I found meaning, inspiration and love.
The Demartini Institute – For its ground breaking and cosmological vision toward inspiring all humans to source their inner genius and live out their lives to their full potential.
Walk This Earth – A newly launched project from Alice Osborne that is setting out to capture, educate and inspiring a new perspective on intergenerational learning and wisdom.
?!X: Future Soundtrack – What song would you take with you into the future?
KA: Cinematic Orchestra — To Build A Home
?!X: What are your five all time favourite weblinks?
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