Director of Creation for Cirque du Soleil
Topic: The Spark – Igniting the Creative Fire That Lives Within Us All
In her magnificent keynote, Heward takes you behind the scenes of Cirque du Soleil to explore the nature of creativity and innovation. A gifted storyteller, she dispenses practical advice on a range of issues: risk-taking, leadership, teamwork, product development, finding and developing talent, and fostering a dynamic corporate culture. With authority, Heward helps you find the creative spark and zeal for innovation that, in today’s business climate, can mean the difference between success and failure.
Bio: Explore Lyn Heward
Montreal’s Cirque du Soleil is one of the world’s most innovative companies, and Lyn Heward is a major reason why: She shaped its performers, designers, and technicians into an artistic and commercial juggernaut. Her keynotes take you behind the scenes at Cirque and reveal how to ignite the creative spark in all of your employees.
Lyn Heward—Cirque’s current Director of Creation, and the former President and COO of the Creative Content Division—has managed the creative fire during much of the company’s history. In her speeches, she draws on her unparalleled experience to show you how to make creativity a part of everything you do. During her time as President and COO of the Creative Content Division, Heward helped guide Cirque masterworks such as Varekai, La Nouba, ‘O,’ Dralion, Zumanity, and KA. Drawing on her experiences, Heward also authored the critically acclaimed book The Spark: Igniting the Creative Fire That Lives Within Us All.
Heward was also an associate producer for a segment of the closing ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Olympics.