• The Creative Catalyst

    Be Curious, Be Inspired, Be More







    The Creative Catalyst provides

    a range of unique approaches that

    build creative competencies, skillsets

    and collaborative workplace cultures.



  • The Creative Catalyst is founded on the premise that creativity is a learned skillset and can be enriched by neuroscience and psychology,

    translated into expertly designed and high quality training programs.

    Hi I'm Maria Simonelli

    I’m an author, educator, artist and creative entrepreneur. I’m the founder of The Creative Catalyst and author of two books, The Creative Advantage: How the intersection of science and creativity is revealing life’s ultimate advantage, due for release in early 2021 and Sweet Spot Careers: A practical and creative guide to a successful midlife career transition.


    The Creative Catalyst builds creative capacity and problem-solving skills across non-profits, business, governments and community, that result in real and positive change.

  • The Creative Catalyst

    Is built on four key themes:


    The Neuroscience of Creativity

    Learn what actually happens in the brain during the creative process.


    Organisational Creativity

    The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation.


    The Links between Art and Science

    The re-convergence of science and art might just be the ultimate catalyst.


    Tools that can Improve your Creativity

    Creativity is like a muscle and can be stretched and challenged.

  • There is a place for creativity without borders

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