In the Creative Resolutions Podcast,
you'll learn to think and act globally.

We are in a new era of economic development - one where jurisdictions and businesses are facing a host of complexities and noise. I know how tough it can be to see the forest for the trees when you have a business, government or NGO to run. I've done it! What I have learned over the years is that it takes a specific set of negotiation, management, and communication skills in order to create a collaborative work environment, narrow down a strategic plan, and avoid an uncertain future. I get things done.

I bring leaders together to agree on shared challenges and break down potential solutions—with tangible action. Join the discussion and learn what key figures in policy making, activism, education and business have to say. My mission is to empower you to uncover hidden opportunities, achieve more, and take control of the future.

Leadership & Governance

Interviews with, and about, those that pull the levers of power including CEOs, educators, skills providers, neighborhood groups, and other civic actors

Economic Development

Limiting risk while seizing economic opportunities, increasing capacity for innovation, investment and more

Reality Testing

Acknowledging, exploring, and seeking to understand the many paths that we have taken to get here is essential to bridging gaps, surfacing new ideas, moving forward, and ensuring success.

Resource Management

Leveraging scarce resources of regional economies, attracting investments, manage growth, and build more resilient communities.

If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.

It's a new era of economic development. Your choice is to lead, follow, or get out of the way. No matter what you choose, subscribe now!

I listen to Creative Resolutions In-Action on my way home from work. As someone with my own business, I need to keep up with everything going on in the region, and how it will affect me and my company. Colleen has a great way to make her conversations relevant to me - it helps to see were I fit in to all the activity that is around us.

Christina Lombardi

Winnipeg, Manitoba

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“…You are trying to do in this world of climate change” – Lisa Prime

If you are interested in what makes a Livable City, you are probably familiar to the work of Lisa Prime. Lisa believes, that we need well-constructed policies to guide the planning for major development projects including infrastructure revitalization featured in regional economic plans.

“You’ve got to do something to force action by governments.” – Paul Thomas

"We live in a global world now where economic activity people capital jobs moves all over the globe. We won’t get into the game unless we organize ourselves effectively." - Paul Thomas

“If one of us fail, we all fail!” – Mike Moore

When you think about the future of Manitoba, most people think of Jobs, Technology and jobs again. Mike Moore is one the people who knows that the backbone of being ready to join the global economy start with, (Drum Roll Please!) LAND USE. How we build the plan for how we will use our most valuable if resources, our land, is where it all begins.

City leaders are seen to be advancing a host of urgent priorities—economic mobility, climate change, housing affordability, infrastructure investment, and education, among others... But it is a mistake to believe that city leaders can accomplish their aspirations on their own.

Most challenges, after all, span multiple jurisdictions. Carbon emissions don’t stop at city borders. Workers look for housing and jobs, consumers buy groceries and other goods, and parents seek out schools for their children across city, county, and even state lines. Cities and suburbs are deeply interconnected and thus need each other to tackle the major issues of our time.

Amy Liu and Nathan Arnosti - The Case For Regional Collaboration

Brookings Institute