doses of inspiration for the innovators in all of us
Can we get an Amen? Sometimes you just have to figure it out on the way. And sometimes, that's when the best things happen. More times than not, we get approached with events with short turn around times. We don't have the luxury of our brainstorming sessions and research we generally perform before producing an event. Instead we have to jump right off the cliff and figure it out. We personally find that this is when some of the best magic happens. There's not time for second guessing decisions and you are forced to just go with your gut instinct! While planning is in our blood, there is something to be said for not planning at all.
There is no better innovator to kick off this blog than Walt Disney. The universe he innovated or "imagineered" has inspired entrepreneurs, artists and just those looking for something to believe in all over the world. His ability to invoke emotion and tell stories in such a one of a kind way while also setting the path using new technologies and business strategies forever made his mark in history.
On a personal level, my family spent many years vacationing in Disney World (too many to count honestly), and I always was inspired by the behind the scenes team producing extravagant celebrations. From parades to stage shows, I always was paying attention to the person with the clipboard. In 2017 , I produced my first events in Disney World, fireworks included.
Kelly is a Corporate Event Planner and the Founder of 8 Stratton Events with over 10 years of experience working with innovative and iconic organizations all over the country. Kelly lives with her husband Daniel and their dog Lucy in their home in Boston.