Collaborative Songwriting for the Corporate Soul
Creativity, Collaboration and Empathy are at the heart of vibrant, thriving corporate cultures. Everyone wants more of it but it’s often hard to create the conditions for it to flourish.
So, how do you get employees to be creative and work together to create something amazing?
Songsmithing is a collaboration model that brings together Darden Smith with individuals and groups to create songs based on the participants’ stories, words and experiences, with the goal of changing the way they view themselves and their world.
The song is then recorded on the spot, and stands as a living testimony to the power of the participant’s creativity and the beauty that can arise from working together to achieve a common goal.
- Ways to bring an increased sense of empathy into the workplace
- To trust in their own creativity
- To value the creativity in their colleagues
- To recognize the power of collaboration
Songsmithing is flexible and improvisational. It works with individuals, or with groups of five, fifty, or several hundred, and can be customized to address a client’s specific issues or goals.
Past clients include
- GE HealthCare
- Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide
- Fairchild Semi-Conductors
- Whole Foods
- The Rocky Mountain Institute
- Texas Electric Cooperatives
- The University of Texas
Are you curious? Contact Darden and see what Songsmithing can do for you and your company.
“Darden’s presentation was exceptional and perfect for our Wellness Week. He used a creative angle to show us how to live each day mindfully with awareness of others and inspired us to be candid, willing to expose our true individuality. Darden showed us that if we allow it, we can make our gifts shine, share them with others and end up actually making an impact. His creativity in the songwriting session was awesome – we were laughing and felt connected. We loved it and can’t wait to hear the recording!”
Kendra Bolton – University of Texas Wellness Center