Creativity and innovation in spotlight as speaker addresses joint gathering
MEMBERS of Lochaber Rotary Club, Fort William Town Team and Lochaber Chamber of Commerce gathered last Wednesday to hear a presentation by international conference speaker James Taylor.
Mr Taylor is an author, coach and consultant on creativity and innovation.
He believes in the power of good ideas. According to his website, he has been teaching a variety of professionals, from entrepreneurs to corporate leaders to rock stars, how to ‘ build innovative organisations and design the creative life they desire’ for more than 20 years.
He is the founder of C- School and host of The Creative Life Podcast and television show.
Rotary club member David Anderson described the talk as ‘fascinating’, saying Mr Taylor told them how creativity historically flourished in cities which were open to the import of goods, as ideas were also imported this way.
At question time, there were discussions about how his prinicples could be applied to Lochaber.
Past rotary president David Mee thanked Mr Taylor, saying the talk was ‘truly inspirational’.
Mr Mee also thanked Fort William Town Team and Lochaber Chamber of Commerce for the work they do locally and said he hoped there would be many more joint meetings and ventures between the three organisations.
Rotary President Paula Ross with James Taylor, right, and some of those who attended the meeting.