Hi, I am Dr Russya Connor, they call me the Creative Philosopher. I can’t help myself but I like to think and I like to play. I look at all life’s challenges and key issues of our times through a creative lense and respond to them in imaginative, critical and authentic ways.
In my work I love to support people who want to make a positive impact in the world. I believe in creating experiences that make people Think, Feel and Behave in a way that expands their potential. I can help individuals and organisations to become a theatre of opportunities and a stage for high performance. I am committed to creativity and co-creation as a way of living, rather than only improving a work skill or profession.
My methods are based on thorough research and my own experiences as scholar, performer, therapist and coach. I have combined contemporary leadership practices, and drama therapy with the latest research in neuroscience, and organisational creativity.
In working with me, you’ll be accessing my knowledge, creativity and expertise, as well as empathy with your professional and personal development.
She has extensive lecturing and facilitation experience, as well as conducting professional development, implementing leadership programs and executive coaching and has worked with corporate, academic, government and not-for-profit organisations for over 15 years.
She is passionate about human development, experiential learning and creative approaches to solving life issues. Her doctoral research at WAAPA (West Australian Academy of Performing Arts) explored how emotions and perceptions can affect our physical and cognitive abilities. She continues to maintain a balance between her work as an artist and coach, and her varied career path informs her practice. Her current creative work blends visual arts, performance art, physical theatre and story-telling.