Jen Marples

I am the self-proclaimed number one champion of midlife women and a cheerleader for all women. I’m an agency owner, keynote speaker, podcaster, and leader in the midlife women’s empowerment movement.




Using Creativity and Intuition to Unlock Your Life with Natalie Nixon

Are you wondering what to do with your life? Do you need help with the direction of your life or business? Are you at a crossroads and wish someone could tell you what you’re supposed to do next? Are you in the midst of a midlife pivot?

Well, ladies, I got you! This week’s guest, Natalie Nixon, is a creativity strategist, and she’s sharing her tried-and-true techniques, using creativity and intuition to help us figure out what’s next! She uses these frameworks with companies and individuals and daily in her own life. The best news is they are not complicated and don’t cost a dime!

Creativity strategist and CEO of Figure 8 Thinking, Natalie Nixon, is the creativity whisperer to the C-Suite. Marketing guru Seth Godin said, “she can help you get unstuck and

unlock the work you were born to do.” Natalie is the author of the award-winning book The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation and Intuition at Work and has been ranked among the top 50 keynote speakers in the world by Real Leaders.

Natalie and I discuss:

  • How following your intuition, even when it’s scary, can lead you to exactly where you need to be.
  • Balancing wonder and rigor in your problem-solving. Make the time to dream big (wonder), then focus on making it happen (rigor).
  • Natalie’s creativity quotient diagram to boost gratitude and see yourself as part of something bigger.
  • Three powerful questions to ask yourself: What if I tried? What if I don’t? Why not me?
  • How to use Natalie’s LEAP step-by-step method to turn dreams into reality.
  • The three “I” method to figure out what you want: Inquiry, Improvisation, Intuition 
  • Make space for “daydream breaks” daily to tap into your intuition. 

You don’t have to be “creative” to use these strategies. Have fun dreaming BIG and unlocking your life!

I hope you enjoyed today’s show! If you’d like to find out more about how I can help you achieve your business or life dreams, you can book a complimentary 20-minute call HERE. Visit my website at www.jenmarples.com and if you sign up for my newsletter, I’ve got two free juicy gifts for you, my Stepping Into The Spotlight guide if you’re ready to be seen and heard and my 12 Steps to Pivot guide if you’re itching for a change but don’t know where to begin. 

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The Creativity Leap (Amazon)




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