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Association Chat Podcast

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Sep 22, 2017

About this Episode

Learn why ROInspiration® is the new ROI and how tapping into your creative ability can make you a better problem solver and innovator from award winning songwriter Billy Kirsch!

For almost every organization, the only constant is change. To thrive, successful organizations become adept at meeting change, staying ahead of trends and succeeding at continuous improvement. All of this requires creativity. It requires support for innovative thinking within an organization.

You can learn more about Billy Kirsch on his website

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Even More About This Episode

With the need identified, to help organizations embrace creative thinking, Billy learned everything he could about group facilitation, program delivery and how to be an effective, entertaining team building speaker. He delved into the connections between the type of storytelling songwriters use and the type of storytelling that corporations use to increase employee engagement and to share mission or vision.

Creative courage is mostly a willingness to experiment; to play with new ideas and to search for solutions without knowing if you’ll get results. Failure is an integral part of success. The courage to chase ideas, fail more than once and try again is foundational to the culture of every genuinely innovative organization.

About Billy Kirsch

Grammy and Emmy nominated, CMA & ACM award winning songwriter Billy Kirsch has harnessed the power of creativity to lead a successful life as an entertainer, songwriter and entrepreneur. His body of work includes award winning songs and career songs for the artists who have recorded them. “Holes In The floor Of Heaven” recorded by Steve Wariner, won a Country Music Association song of the year award, was nominated for a Grammy award and was a number one hit. Top 10 songs, “Is It Over Yet” and “Come Some Rainy Day”, both recorded by Wynonna Judd, have become standards in the repertoire. “Stay Gone” launched singer Jimmy Wayne’s career as a Top 5 single. The list of artists who have recorded Billy’s songs include Tim McGraw, Kenny Rogers, Englebert Humperdink, Lee Greenwood, Donny Osmond, Alabama, Collin Raye, Steve Wariner and Wynonna to name just a few. Billy’s appearances and concerts have been televised: including The View, Regis and Kathie Lee and Live from the Bluebird Café.

Billy’s unique abilities as facilitator, leader and performer are the foundation of his highly successful corporate event programs, Team Building Through Song and Harnessing Your Creative Power. Billy’s presentations help people rediscover their creativity to become more innovative and engaged in their work. Microsoft, The Walt Disney Company, Pfizer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, L’Oreal and Vanderbilt University are among the many groups who have benefited from Billy’s interactive and entertaining presentations.

Awards include Grammy and Emmy nominations, Country Music Association Song Of The Year and ACM Song Of The Year.

About Association Chat
Association Chat (est. 2009) is an online community and weekly chat that takes place on Tuesdays at 2pm ET on You can connect with the association community throughout the week on Twitter using the hashtag #assnchat or through the Facebook Group.
Find out more about Association Chat at (*"Cheekily" hashtagged from the beginning! #assnchat – yes, we know what it looks like and no, we aren't changing it.*)
KiKi L'Italien serves as host for the chat with regular guests and quarterly live events along with creative collaborations with industry thought leaders.
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