Boann Podcasts


Ruth Stanley


Hello everyone.


I am hosting a series of podcasts called Boann - imagination, flow, and creativity. Did you know that Boann is the Celtic goddess of imagination and flow? So, how do you follow the goddess, tap into your imagination, increase your creativity, and spark new ideas? I will be talking with some friends of mine about their own experiences as walkers along the creative path. I believe that inspiration can be found in the most unlikely of places. Follow me as I explore imagination, flow, and creativity, and what it could mean for all of us. Get inspired by people who have discovered how to unleash their creative potential.


Many Thanks!

Ruth Stanley. 


Series 1 /Episode 1: Conversation with Martin Carignan

When I was thinking about doing a podcast on unusual areas for creativity, I thought first about statistics. I talked with Martin Carignan from Différence about his light-hearted approach to statistics and how creativity can play a part in statistical analysis. 



Series 1 /Episode 2: Conversation with Tony Albrecht

Tony Albrecht is a co-founder of The Rowdy Creative. Tony speaks candidly about how a devastating experience reignited his creative journey and how he decided to live a creative life on his own terms. 


Series 1 /Episode 3: Conversation with Bella Englebach

Bella Englebach is a fellow Podcaster (The Edges of Lean), a member of Women in Lean and a creativity coach.  Bella always has an interesting take on things, she talks about getting out of your own way for creative problem-solving,



Series 1 /Episode 4: Conversation with Deondra Wardelle

I had a conversation with the ever-fierce and fabulous Deondra Wardelle.  In this fourth episode, we talked about many things. Our focus was on relationship creativity and inspiring new ways of connecting, particularly Deondra's passion project, Root Cause Racism.



Series 1 /Episode 5: Conversation with Debbie Barnard

My podcast is growing! I am delighted to share my conversation with Debbie Barnard. We had a great conversation about how a sense of "things will get better" and gratitude can trigger creativity.



Series 1 /Episode 6: Conversation with Puneet Manchanda

I am delighted to share my conversation with Puneet Manchanda about approaches to creativity in the oil and gas industry and creativity in his passion project, a Hindi School in Edmonton, Canada



Series 1 /Episode 7: Conversation with Kamala Nanjundeshaiah

I had an interesting conversation with Kamala Nanjundeshaiah. She had some beautiful insights into life and creativity. She talked about the importance of seeing all of the colours of your heart. She says to stay curious, what you do in your personal life affects your professional life.



Series 1 /Episode 8: Conversation with Anjani Mahabashya

I had a wonderful conversation with Anjani Mahabashya. She has an interesting story to tell about using creativity to build new types of relationships in the healthcare industry.



Series 1 /Episode 9: Conversation with Youssef Skalli

Youssef SKALLI and I had a wonderful conversation on the power of travel and language to spark creativity.



Series 1 /Episode 10: Conversation with Walter Knitl

I had a wonderful conversation with Walter Knitl about creativity every day and the internet of things (IoT). Walter sees IoT as a giant Lego set with infinite possibilities for connection.



Series 1 /Episode 11: Conversation with Jeroen Kraaijenbrink

My podcast continues. I had a really nice conversation with Jeroen Kraaijenbrink about creativity and strategy development. His position aligns with mine – creativity is something that has to be an everyday thing, not some special add-on, otherwise, your initiative will not work.



Series 1 /Episode 12: Conversation with Tamara Hammack

I had such a great conversation with Tamara Hammack about everyday creativity in massage therapy. What stuck out for me was how important it is to be open to a combination of triggers to help you to think differently and act differently to support your clients and their individual needs. This is creativity in action.



Series 1 /Episode 13: Conversation with Edwin Garro, Co-Author of ‘Your Creativity Sprint”.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Edwin Garro about our book, "Your Creativity Sprint". We talked about how two people with a common interest and very different backgrounds sparked the idea to write a book and how we came together with Tim Ragan and Dwight Powless to create a five-week challenge to better insights.



Series 1 /Episode 14: Conversation with Tim Ragan, Co-Author of "Your Creativity Sprint". 

Tim Ragan and I talked about his approach to creativity and what it was like to co-create with three other, completely different people on our book, "Your Creativity Sprint: The Five-Week Challenge to Better Insights".



The Book
Your Creativity Sprint


The five-week challenge to better insights!
Edwin Garro - Dwight Powless - Ruth Stanley - Tim Ragan



By reading this book and completing some of the exercises, you will undertake a journey toward a better understanding of creativity and how to get there.