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Creativity is the subject of this week’s podcast. We had a very interesting conversation with Lizzie Marshall, a poet and artist.

Lizzie Marshall, Creativity, Poetry, Art, The Next 100 Days Podcast

Graham and Kevin Meet for the 5th Time!

Kevin Appleby, Graham Arrowsmith, The Next 100 Days Podcast


Summary of Podcast

  • Lizzie, Kevin, and Graham had a conversation where Lizzie shared her background and experiences, including being a twin and the challenges she faced.
  • She discussed how her artistic abilities and writing poetry helped her cope with difficult situations and maintain her sanity.
  • Graham, Kevin, and Lizzie discussed the importance of creativity and how it can be a healing and transformative practice.
  • They shared personal experiences and encouraged others to embrace their creative potential, regardless of their perceived talent or background.

Igniting Creativity

  • Graham, Lizzie, and Kevin discussed their experiences with art and teaching, sharing stories of igniting creativity in others and the joy of being in the creative flow.
  • They also touched on the challenges of engaging students and the potential business opportunities in creating personalised artwork.
  • Kevin, Graham, and Lizzie discussed various topics including family dynamics, childhood experiences, the importance of love and laughter in families, Lizzie’s artwork, and her influences as a painter.
  • They reflected on how these experiences and influences shaped them into the individuals they are today.

How to Connect Paintings with Poetry

  • Graham, Lizzie, and Kevin discussed the connection between Lizzie’s poetry and paintings, with Lizzie explaining that the poetry comes first and serves as inspiration for her artwork.
  • They also discussed the importance of creativity and how it can ignite something within individuals.
  • Graham, Lizzie, and Kevin had a conversation about creativity, art, and the importance of being oneself.
  • They discussed Lizzie’s journey and how her art and poetry can connect with people on a deeper level.

Lizzie gave us permission to showcase her work, Rocking Still.

Lizzie Marshall, Creativity, Poetry, Art, The Next 100 Days Podcast, Rocking Still

Clips from The Podcast

Lizzie Was The Unexpected Twin

Lizzie Got Out of Her Marriage

Technical Ability – Drawing Out The Pain

Mental Wellbeing – Team 17

Creativity Means Saying Yes

She Hands The Lit Match to Ignite the Firework in Her Students

Graham Suggested an Audio Join Between Poem and Picture

Testimonial From Lizzie Marshall

The Next 100 Days co-hosts…

Graham Arrowsmith

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Graham founded Finely Fettled to help marketers who want to market to affluent and high-net-worth customers.  He is now Host of The 2023 Alternative Investment Summit, featuring 22 providers of alternative investments. You can attend the summit for free. Register free of charge here:

Kevin Appleby

Kevin Appleby, GrowCFO, The Next 100 Days Podcast

Kevin specialises in finance transformation and implementing business change. He’s the COO of GrowCFO which provide both community and CPD-accredited training designed to grow the next generation of finance leaders. You can find Kevin on LinkedIn and at