Creative Warrior

The Code of A Creative Warrior.
A creative becomes a warrior of their own heart.
First and foremost, we take on perhaps the most daunting challenge on the block — the willingness to know our own self, intimately and honestly. In a heroic fashion, and not without our fair share of artistic shame, we gain the confidence to own who we are and share our gifts with the world.

This process involves the oh-so-painful and way less glamorous practice of opening up to expose our darkness and repeatedly choosing to employ wholeness over acceptance.

Using awareness to assess the validity of our thoughts, others’ opinions, and regularly checking in on the compass we use as a barometer for how to direct our time, energy and work.
Sharpening our intention, our focus, no longer as easily swayed and derailed by the allure of the crowd, the masses, and the seductive nature of the known.

A creative warrior knows that a perceived weakness is always their greatest strength.

Counterintuitive to everything we’ve been taught, to every marketing tactic and popular leadership strategy touting the importance of appearing tough and in control, is the idea that vulnerability and openness are the quickest way to disarm someone, to reach them and truly communicate.

A creative warrior faces their own demons looking inside to inquire and reflect.


About creatornorthshoregirl

Patti (Lyons-Gooderham) Henderson is an innovative Director hosting a steady career in communications and entertainment. Patti's journey has included extensive research into her own genealogy; encouraging her curiosity and passion in finding story and motivation of character. She started in the world of journalism which took her to multiple countries in a variety of positions, eventually writing, assistant editing and field producing for MUCHMUSIC and MOVIETV. As a fiction Writer, her first feature script BENEATH THE SURFACE, won top prize from Praxis Screenwriters/I.A.T.S.E. script competition. With a thirst for learning the science of Film and TV making, she has worked for a multitude of productions in the capacity of Script Supervisor including RV, EIGHT BELOW, A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, FRINGE, LOST IN SPACE, XFILES to name a few and as an Editor for shorts, TV series and Features. Her growth in the industry continues with the addition of working in VFX, on and off set. Patti has been a maverick in filmmaking. With the support of Sony Canada, National Film Board of Canada and BC Film, she spearheaded and directed UP THE WALL that was the first new technology (digital video-35mm) project to be shot in Canada in 1997, that included title on picture, VFX and finished in three formats. She has Directed and Co-Produced branding videos, sizzle reels for factual/lifestyle programs, corporates and fundraising videos, as well as 11 projects for the VFS Portfolio Shorts Program. Her work has played at national and international festivals, and aired on various North American Networks. For CBC, she Directed and Edited SALMON ENCHANTED EVENING which, after being selected from over 350 scripts, was produced and nominated for seven LEO FILM AWARDS winning best editor and best sound design. Patti is an Alumnae of WOMEN IN THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR (WIDC), which chooses 8 women from across Canada to participate in the program at The Banff Centre each year. Her focus has, and always will be, storytelling. Her unique upbringing, combined with years of experience in the entertainment industry has helped to shape her into a vibrant Director with the ability, through passion, knowledge and experience, to elevate a wide range of scripts. Her latest work is writing a YA Novella series, with an eye on developing it into a TV series. She lives and works in the UK and Canada.
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