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Michelle James CEO/Chief Emergence Officer at The Center for Creative Emergence


Michelle James has been pioneering Applied Creativity and Applied Improvisation in business for over 18 years. She is CEO of The Center for Creative Emergence (, and founder of Quantum Leap Business Improv (, the Applied Creativity Network, and the Cville Creativity Network. Michelle is a business creativity consultant, facilitator and coach who has designed and delivered hundreds of creativity, innovation and improvisation programs for entrepreneurs, leaders, and organizations of all types and sizes. She’s been recognized for Visionary Leadership in Fast Company’s blog, Leading Change, and she produced DC's Creativity in Business Conferences, and the Creativity in Business Telesummit and eBook with applied creativity thought leaders from around the world. She is currently writing a book, Pattern Breaks: A Facilitator's Guide to Cultivating Creativity, for professional facilitators and trainers.

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