Dear Fellow Creator...
Can you feel it?
That inner calling to feed your creativity? Or maybe not yet? We would like to invite you to discover what abundant creative opportunities Switzerland has to offer and to explore your creative potential with us. The creative heritage of Switzerland inspired the birth of Creative Switzerland.
Here is the story of how we came to be.
The idea behind Creative Switzerland was born many years ago. The time to explore it further has come in 2017 with a combo of life events that forced me to rediscover my career path.
At that time, I was lost. Having been forced to move continents, being unemployed without an idea of what to do next was the lowest point of my life. Yet at the same time, it was also a great jumping-off point towards the future. Education interested me, and thanks to a combination of interesting events, I was invited to speak at a Conference on Education at the UN in Geneva,” at which I gave a presentation on what I call
the 3 “Powers of Education”: Creativity, Entrepreneurship, and Intercultural Communication.
Iwona Fluda – the Founder of Creative Switzerland
My deep reflection on these topics enabled me to incorporate all three powers into my business and life. They soon became the foundation stones for Creative Switzerland. Our mission is to boost creativity all around Switzerland and beyond, empower local communities, and build bridges and intercultural understanding between nations, and to preserve the cultural heritage of Switzerland.
Every person is innately creative. Being creative means to think and act outside of one’s comfort zone, to playfully question accepted truths, and to envision the world differently. Creativity is the best friend of Innovation.
Creativity can also be your best friend. And that’s a relationship we’re here to encourage.
Our workshops will help you to unleash your creative potential, and give you the tools to find creative confidence in your life.
Being an entrepreneur means to bring about real change and development. It also means to create, to learn how to take responsibility, how to become a leader, and how to fail and start over – without feeling guilty.
We’re here to support creative entrepreneurs throughout Switzerland! We promote your creative services and connect you with your customers.
Our job is to give you the tools to achieve your entrepreneurial success.
Intercultural communication is a vital component of social and economic development. Our world is broader and more connected than ever before, and nurturing public awareness and curiosity about different cultures is no longer a mere “nice to have” – it’s a necessity.
We’re here to promote the beauty of diversity and the significance of preserving cultural heritage! Our workshops offer high-quality, authentic exposure to a wide array of cultures, and are guaranteed to help you develop cross-cultural competencies, understanding how diversity helps us build a better world together.
I would like to thank all the beautiful people out there – the mentors, the naysayers, the coaches, the creative communities around the world, the friends and professors – for supporting us on this fascinating journey to bring more creativity to the world & to preserve our cultural heritage. Especially a big thank you to our creators and all the participants of our creative workshops! Thank you for making Creative Switzerland possible.
May the force and creativity be with all of you.
Iwona Fluda – the Founder of Creative Switzerland (June 2019)