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Why they love InnovatorsBox

And why you will too.

A fantastic way to accelerate the learning

Monica served as Lead Facilitator for our Innovation Slam Competition at the 2018 YSEALI Summit in Singapore. It was a fantastic way to accelerate the learning of young change-makers and the development of collaborative social enterprises across ASEAN.

Davey M. Kim Asia Foundation

Inspired the creatively tentative participants to experiment

InnovatorsBox helps provide a framework through which anyone can connect with creativity. Monica inspired participants who were creatively tentative to experiment and see problem-solving as an opportunity to embrace creativity.

Vicky Schneider Associate Director, Affinity Programs

Brilliant and selfless connector. Truly a gem!

I was challenged every time I attended Monica's workshops to reflect on a new level. As a testament to her services and ability to inspire, I invited her to present to some of our consultants at IBM and am thrilled to say I recommend her without reservation.

Kushaan Shah IBM

Facilitated an instant connection with her audience

Monica is able to facilitate an instant connection with her audience. She's approachable, kind, but above all else, inspiring. Our students left questioning their own pursuits and how to reveal their inner "creative thought leader."

W. Michael Canter Georgetown University, School of Continuing Studies

The session transformed the room

Monica and her team transformed the room. The Spark cards enabled our members to delve deeply into themselves - from values and priorities to life milestones - and understand better their needs and contributions to our community.

Courtney Walsh Harvard W3D

Championed innovation initiative and culture

Participants in both sessions were extremely pleased, rating each 5/5 in post-event surveys. Creativity is an important element of any innovation initiative and culture. Monica did a great job championing and teaching this to our attendees.

Jason Williams Centric - Indiana's Innovation Network

So many thought-provoking questions the group can use

Monica and her team came to our event well-prepared and organized. Her presentation posed several thought-provoking questions that the group can use to improve their everyday lives. It was a pleasure working with them!

Charu Krishnan U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Unique and thoughtful session for our event

Monica was such a great partner and a pleasure to work with! In the planning stage, Monica surveyed 90+ participants from around the world and thoughtfully grouped them in smaller teams, which added to the success of this session.

Rebecca Gnessin Project Manager,(Fortune 100 company)

Provided direct, informative, and actionable thoughts

Monica provides direct, informative, and actionable thoughts. Each participant walked away with a clear "next step" to forward their professional careers. It was key for this moment of transition!

Abby (Flottemesch) Robinson Atlas Corps

Set the forward-thinking, fun and challenging tone for the conference

As the Opening Keynote speaker for the Power Conference, Monica Kang brought her A game. She delivered an outstanding keynote on Creativity that set the forward-thinking, fun and challenging tone for the rest of the conference.

Nancy P. Regelin The Power Conference

Walked away with key nuggets on how to do things differently

Through the interactive session not only did our participants get on their feet in real-time problem solving, but also walked away with key nuggets on how they can do things differently. It was a fresh reminder that we are creative and can do more with creativity.

Patty Hampton Nonprofit HR

Helped us open up space for creativity in every part of our work

The real genius of InnovatorsBox is that they help you realize your own potential. It’s easy to see creativity as “someone else’s job.” Monica helped us see that there was space for creativity in every part of our work.

Alexandra Dickinson Beekeeper Group

Highly interactive experience that I encourage any group

I took away practical knowledge that went beyond simply saying “creativity is great”. This workshop showed me that anyone can find a space for creativity in their daily routine. It’s a highly interactive experience that I encourage any group to explore.

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Corey Ponder Facebook

Activities designed to encourage creativity in the workplace

Johns Hopkins University SAIS was absolutely thrilled with the opportunity to experience a full afternoon of fun, engaging, and thought-provoking activities that are designed to encourage creativity in the workplace. I personally highly recommend InnovatorsBox.

Tanya McMillian Johns Hopkins University (SAIS)

Made every minute of 24-hour event count

GW was fortunate to have Monica lead the facilitation for the 2017 DC Climathon. She brought a fresh perspective and energy, helped a room full of innovators share their ideas, form teams, pitch solutions, and made every minute of the event count.

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Meghan Chapple George Washington University

A tremendous amount of positive feedback!

Monica Kang's training on the creative and novel mindset was excellent! Our organization received a tremendous amount of positive feedback such as, "That event was life-changing!" Thank you, Monica.

Jabbar Wesley Novel City Chamber of Innovation

The world is in desperate need of what they offer

Monica and the InnovatorsBox team did a fantastic job making creativity something tangible. Their exercises got the group to bond together quickly, to come up with dozens of new ideas, and helped us re-examine what we could be capable of.

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Adam L. Hesch Facebook

Monica has introduced a new way of working

Through the workshops, we got to explore what creativity means in a business and how to apply new thinking to tired problems - a practice essential in bringing change and embracing creativity as a fundamental discipline for innovation.

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Kristen Dalton Booz Allen Hamilton

Need more of this type of energy in our lives

Monica facilitated a interactive conversation which helped everyone become more aware, unlock their curiosity, and be intentional. From laughter to learnings, the workshops are a wonderful example of the type of energy we need more of in our lives!

Nithin Jilla CEO, AppJam+

Made sure everyone got something out of the event

Monica's workshop was helpful in helping our members understand how to think creatively in their career paths. She was warm, energetic, and paid special attention to the questions the group had to make sure everyone got something out of the event

Janice Omadeke CEO, The Mentor Method

Compelled innovative thinking

Not only did I find myself stepping beyond my comfort zone, but I explored a creative perspective deeper. The exercise “The Activity” taught me how incorporating creativity is truly a mindset and how important it is to practice and collaborate with others.

Christine Zaccak President, United Women in Business Foundation (UWIB)

A safe space to challenge assumptions

I was feeling stuck as to how I could bring more creativity into my life. Attending the workshop pushed me to think outside of my comfort zone. Monica create a safe space to challenge assumptions and reflect. I was able to build my creative confidence.

Alejandra Santaolalla Grants Manager, League of conservation voters

Valuable, results-focused, and enjoyable experience

A valuable, results-focused, and enjoyable experience. I left the day with concrete ideas on how to enhance my team's day-to-day creative process to get results.

Skyler Showell Showell Ventures & Consulting PLLC

Witnessed a level of interest that was not previously seen

Monica was a great speaker who engaged the entire room, at their various levels of experience and professional positions. I witnessed a level of interest that was not previously seen in that audience. Her empathy skills make her an asset to any organization

Susan Tenby 2017 Public Good App House Festival

Provides a great frame through which creativity is accessible to all

Monica’s session demystified creativity – taking the focus away from perfection and re-directing it toward problem-solving. Her personal story is compelling and provides a great frame through which creativity is accessible to all people in all disciplines.

Participant Participant, 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference

Her questions asked the panelists to be vulnerable

Monica Kang from InnovatorsBox is an excellent moderator. Her questions asked the panelists to be vulnerable and reminded the audience how largely personal the issues in diversity in tech are.

Jacquelyn Vinnedge, Computer Futures

Thought provoking talk that set the conference off to a great start

Monica was thought provoking and set the conference off to a great start! Her presentation was refreshing and demonstrated how slight behavioral changes to incorporate creativity into our lives can help us approach our technical problems in new ways!

Meredith Richardson University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Provided a uniquely enriching moment to get to know people and network

The session led by Monica provided a uniquely enriching moment to get to know people and network in a different way that is more meaningful to me. I strongly believe that InnovatorsBox can truly help you rethink and 'innovate' your life.

Sungwoo (Jabez) Chun Participant, OKTA DC

Breaks free from the humdrum and shows you how to tap into your creativity

I have attended several sessions that tend to stick to a script that is archaic and repetitive. Monica breaks free from the humdrum and does exactly what she is asking her audience to do - think outside of the box and tap into your creativity!

Sayda Zelaya Koya Leadership Partners

Shifted my paradigm to view creativity as a mindset

Somehow creativity had seemed like an elusive skill, something that people are either born with or not. Thanks to Creative Jump, I was able to shift my paradigm to view creativity as a mindset, something that we can build and strengthen over time.

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Steven A. Rodriguez Global Entrepreneurship Network

So fortunate to have the likes of Monica in our wonderful industry

As a result of Monica's work, our green business entrepreneurs walked away from the Green Festival Expo B2B Power Session re-energized and more hopeful about their businesses. We are all so fortunate to have the likes of Monica in our wonderful industry.

Robert J. Butler Green Festival Expo

We all felt like better employees after the workshop ended.

The creative workshop enlightened our understanding and ability to be creative in the workplace. The workshop was a reminder as well as a practice of how we can be imaginative and innovative in many different aspects of life.

Amanda Gossman Consultant, IBM

Mindfully investigated our preconceived notions

The format was highly stimulating and we were able to mindfully investigate our preconceived notions about ourselves. I am thrilled that I was able to participate in such a dynamic group and grateful to have found InnovatorsBox.

Charlotte Kubicz

Helped me to be in-tune with my inner creative

Before InnovatorsBox, I never really considered myself a creative. The habits I learned have helped me be in tune with my inner creative and sparked a shift in how I approach problem-solving.

Lindsay Young Lindsay Young, Attorney

Lost my sense of time as my imagination was churning

The InnovatorsBox workshop was such an amazing experience. I became so engaged during the creative exercises that not only did I lose my sense of time, I could tell that my imagination was churning and operating on a higher level because I was so present.

Snow White Bui Author

Instilled a creative perspective in me

Monica's activities in an hour made me feel unplugged and appreciative about things that I tend to easily forget. That day onwards, my thoughts would go beyond just work. Monica's program has instilled a difference and creative perspective in me!

Sophie Li Deloitte

Taught us how creativity is truly a mindset

Not only did I find myself stepping beyond my comfort zone, but I explored a creative perspective deeper. The exercise “The Activity” taught me how incorporating creativity is truly a mindset and how important it is to practice and collaborate with others.

Priyanka Komala Technology Leader & Speaker, Washington, DC

Equips you with the skills needed to tap into creativity

I was feeling a creative block, but the workshop equipped me with the skills needed to tap into my creativity. My key takeaway was that creativity is a practice of mindfulness that must be exercised and great ideas come from collaboration and openness

Ashley Powdar Marketing Manager, Burgess

Served as a safe place to teach, question, and learn

Creative Jump brought students and professionals from a multitude of backgrounds together under one roof to explore creativity and innovation. The program sparked storytelling, relationship building, and served as a safe place to teach, question, and learn

Jonathan Diaz U.S. Department of Energy

Activated part of my brain that gives birth to ideas

Creative Jump gave me an opportunity to reflect, connect, and learn about creativity. It 'activated' that part of my brain that wants to do more and better. That part of me that gives birth to new ideas and projects.

Sara Guerreiro Human Rights Legal Advisor & Coach, Washington, DC

An inexplicable experience leading to clarity of thought

There was a balance of inspiration and applicability to ensure participants were able to gradually ascend into higher modes of thinking. It's an inexplicable experience that leads to clarity of thought that you can continue to lean on for years to come

Paige del Rio Educator and consultant in Washington, DC

Thoughtful, engaging, highly enthusiastic and a creativity genius

There are very few people that I recommend with all of my heart when it comes to engaging an audience and speaking about creativity other than Monica. Monica Kang is brilliant, creative, and a visionary

Theresa Miu Fire Dash Media

Only recommend to those who are serious about nurturing creativity values

Monica does not cut corners or function as some bureaucratic training requirement on creativity and innovation. I only recommend InnovatorsBox to those who are serious about nurturing and growing these values in their everyday personal and professional lives.

Jeremy Pesner Georgia Tech School of Public Policy

Intentionally aimed to draw out the passion and creativity

Monica and her team put together an invaluable experience intentionally aimed to draw out the passion and creativity in the participants. I had a great time sharing creative moments with change makers who are dynamic, supportive, and compassionate.

Kristina Francis Esteem Logic

InnovatorsBox is an amazing space to open your mind

InnovatorsBox is an amazing space to open your mind. It gives you the opportunity to engage with aspects of your life on a deeper level. I now appreciate that creativity is a state of mind and how important it is to practice creativity regularly as a habit.

Chelsea Moubarak U.S. Department of State

Allowed us to engage with each other in a more profound way

Monica’s energy and SPARK cards allowed our participants to engage with each other in a more profound way. It really changed the vibe of the room quickly – 'SPARKED' I would say. Her workshop reminded us how life (and work) can be more fun with creativity.

Jacqueline M. Lee OKTA-DC

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