Studio Time

Dana Ray — The Power of Naming What You Do

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Episode notes

Dana Ray works with unboxable leaders to name their work, and tell the true story of what it is about. She is a writer, speaker and facilitator who works with leaders, artists and change-making organisations.

Dana and I talk about one of her earliest memories of using words to document and process her lived experience, the lesson she learned from a Bulgarian hairdresser, and how the process of uncovering your primary verb can help you do more of the work that you were born to do.

Find and follow Dana online:
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Links and show notes from this episode:
Sara Dittrich — From passive seeing to active looking, from passive hearing to active listening
Why Fish Don't Exist — A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life by Lulu Miller
Dana speaking at Creative Mornings — Your Shade of Blue

Art (and artists) need an audience. Your art won't put itself in front people who want to engage with it by accident. For your work to have more significant impact in the world, part of your creative practice — part of being ready — should include building an Audience by Design.

Learn about the Audience by Design workshop here.