​©2019 by Rita G. Patel

Creative Change Ally

Workshops / Coaching / Consulting
Selected Organizational Projects

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, MI

Narrative Culture (2016 in progress) 

How can we transform siloed views and foster environment of belonging, safety, trust and caring?

  • Share stories as a way to see and be seen

  • See staff as people instead of only job roles

  • Experience mutual respect that “spills out” into work

  • Build a community of caring

  • Inform opportunities for improvement in care

Detroit Institute of Arts, MI

Daily Retreat (2016 in 2017) 

Currently adapted into public programming and chapter in upcoming book The Healing Museum

How can people transform their experience of time to feel it as more expansive?

  • Personal meaning making with museum's art as a conversation partner

  • Consistent time to deepen a positive quality

  • Transform experience of time and stress

  • Inform future program development for the visitor experience

  • Experience aligned with mission of museum

Partners 4 Health, MI

Cooperative Care Model (2014) 

How can we address the non-health care needs of individuals to improve care, reduce cost and increase self-efficacy ?

  • Comprehensive Care Intervention Model developed with Nieghborhod Service Organization, Common Ground, Oakland Family Services, Southwest Solutions based on work of Camden Coaltion

  • Impact on health care utilization represented to stakeholders via whole person attention conveyed with original visual storytelling scenarios (graphic medicine) and Health has an Economic Strategy infographic

Common Ground, MI

Wellness Leadership Certification (2013)

What if the organization's strategy and policies mattered on a personal level?

  • Address change  through personal meaning making with new policies

  • Transform the experience of the leadership team around implementing organization directives

  • Increased organizational participation and engagement with new policies

  • Personalization of the linkages between mental and phsycial health through food

  • Enhanced care provided for clients in crisis

Cultivating Creative Capacity for a VUCA world

 

Rita Patel is a creative ally for individuals, communities and organizations by designing bespoke projects to shift and imagine new narratives. The promise in her work is to foster personal and collective agency especially in uncomfortable and unfamiliar situations by tapping into each person’s creative force so they can connect and be in their personal power with confidence. 

WHAT IT IS A CREATIVE ALLY

As a creative ally, Rita supports and collaborates with you and your specific circumstances to guide you into more a thriving place through expanding the depth and breadth of your creativity capacity.  Oftentimes, our growth as individuals or as organizations becomes stunted when we find ourselves stuck and unable to see a way forward.  At these crucial times - times of great possibility - one of the important questions to ask ones self is ‘How might I see this differently?’.  Seeing things differently, and discovering creative solutions, depends upon our ability to be curious and access and employ imagination, ingenuity and a playful approach. The process develops our ability to be comfortable in the unknown, in order to make connections and decisions outside of habitual beliefs. In this in richer capacity in a more curious stance we can navigate the unknown and know a deeper sense of wellbeing.

HOW IT WORKS

Rita designs custom “workshops” for individuals, groups and organizations based on the specified goals. These goals are determined through an initial intake questionnaire and discussion. The Creativity Coaching sessions are tailored to you as a project or as an ongoing transformative practice that encourages you to develop a thoughtful and strategic use of their creativity. What is essential for your creativity to flow and therefore be a success is that our work together embodies a sense of joy and exploration and is personally relevant.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

During the intake process we determine the frequency of the meetings (weekly, bi-monthly, monthly) and your overall goals. This will establish the design level ideal for tapping into your creativity. A full description of services and how we can work together is available upon request. Contact Rita for more information

  • Experience your own distinctive style of creativity

  • Explore in depth your own creative practice and its application in your life

  • Grow in self-leadership and deepen your sense of confidence, courage, and agency

  • Become comfortable in the uncomfortable in order to lead in unknown and unknowable circumstances

  • Examine current circumstances to gain clarity and direction

  • Gain an appreciation for multiple perspectives, inter-relationships and contexts

  • Shift your relationship with existing constraints from a limiting view to a growth view

  • Harness the power of your thoughts, feelings, desires, body, imagination and intuition in order to achieve your goals

  • Engage in a co-creative process that supports you in your objectives as you negotiate existing boundaries and discover new horizons

  • Develop and integrate a capacity to play seriously by experiencing the relevance of play in your daily living

TYPES OF SESSIONS

  • For individuals

    • Time based: 6-month

    • Project based: organized around a pre-determined question, issue or circumstance with set time period

  • Experience based Organization / Group programs

    • Time based: 6-month

    • Project based: organized around a pre-determined question, issue or circumstance with set time period

 

Contact Rita to schedule an intake

Common Ground | Ronald McDonald House | Groups | Individuals, MI & NJ

Personal Artistry through Taste (2010 - 12)

Do you really need a recipe, a lot of money and time to nourish yourself and also enjoy the taste?Cooking is the one way each of us can be creative while we take care of ourselves, love others become connected to the environment.

  • Experience of self as creative and not helpless

  • Shift from acceptance to engagement with health, overall wellbeing and circumstances

  • Opportunity to view possibilities beyond constraints (mental, financial, time)

  • Populations varied in economic and demographics age ranges from individuals in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, organizations, business groups, and individuals from pre-teen to adults