I am Visible 2014 conference @ UEL CEWE 6th & 7th March 2014


Elevation Network conference celebrating all that it means to be a woman in 2014

Super excited to be a speaker at this 2 day event at UEL Centre of Excellence for Women’s Entrepreneurship.

You can follow all of the action via Twitter @Visible_Women #iamvisible

I am speaking 10am – 10.30am 6th March 2014 about Being Real… the power of being authentic to support wellbeing BOOK your FREE tickets to the two day event HERE

Intro to Coaching 5 week course from 6th November 2013 (code A2403)

A 5 week evening course starting Wednesday  6th November 2013

6.30pm until 9pm

Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU

Idea Store Learning has put together with Open To Create… a 5 week course introducing

coaching to help you grow your key skills and talents to boost your confidence and

chances of success. Suitable for people keen to discover how to get the best from themselves

and others in any situation in Life.

Book by calling up 020 7364 5665 between 10am – 4pm course code A2403

Intro to Coaching Whitechapel Idea Store Anna B. Sexton

Intro to Coaching
Whitechapel Idea Store
Anna B. Sexton

Coaching Taster @ Idea Store Whitechapel 2nd November 2013

Creative Coaching in East London Anna B. Sexton, Open To Create...

Creative Coaching in East London
Anna B. Sexton, Open To Create…

Ignite Your Creativity – Oh Comely reader offer until 9am 20.09.13

I love being curious about my own and other’s creativity that it’s only fair to share the love with fellow readers of Oh Comely magazine

Click here to claim (until 9am 20th September 2013) an offer price for your place on Ignite Your Creativity Day Retreat in the City… bring a copy of the current edition along with you!


Oh Comely readers offer to ignite your creativity...

Oh Comely readers offer to ignite your creativity…

Will you ignite your creativity with me?

photo by Suke Driver

Creatively escape with Penny Stanford & Anna B. Sexton 21.09.13

Are you Open To Create… 3 month volunteer placement offered. Deadline 20th September 2013

I have been a volunteer on and off for over 20 years and know first hand the amazing benefits of volunteering. I have run different volunteer, intern and work placement programmes for over 15 years and love the satisfaction of a person willing to contribute learn and grow from being willing to give to a company.

Charlotte Hogg was an intern whilst I was working with Bow Arts – she was an awesome, go getting woman on a mission to suck up as much experience from working in the gallery, curating P1 show through to handling the rain on the opening night of the Open Studios with grace and good humour. She went onto to secure a place on the Whitechapel Interns programme and now works for the Royal Academy… 

See Charlotte’s reference below…

  1. Charlotte Hogg

    Charlotte Hogg
    Press Assistant at Royal Academy of Arts
    Anna has a clear can-do attitude which makes even the hardest of tasks seem like light work. Dependable, committed and loyal, Anna is a pleasure to work with. Being a natural people person she is happy to share these wonderful qualities with an ever growing professional network, one that helped me begin my own career and which I know has helped many others in turn. My time…more

    May 24, 2011, Charlotte worked indirectly for Anna B. at Bow Arts Trust

So it’s a little nerve wracking to admit to limitations of any kind? Especially when it requires bringing new people to your inner world of your business…

But it’s time to take the plunge at Open To Create… so I can focus on more strategic grow whilst knowing the detail is being handled.

We are offering a 3 month volunteer placement at 1 day a week…

Deadline for applying is 20th September 2013.

See below for a link to the role description…

East London Creative Business Women Network @ The Create Place 30.09.13

The Create Place is co-hosting #elcbwn 30.09.13 meeting

The Create Place is co-hosting #elcbwn 30.09.13 meeti

East London Creative Business Women Network

Next meeting post Summer break

Date: Monday 30th September 2013

Time: A prompt 6.30pm start

Ends: 9pm

Venue: The Create Place, 29 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PJ

Cost:  Donations – pay what you can



  • To give yourself  the time and space for you need to move your creative projects and business on.
  • For an evening of connecting with new creative contacts, hearing more about what is out there to help you grow your own ideas, confidence and  new ways of looking at your current challenges.
  • Bring along any promotional materials for your upcoming events or services you want to share.
Previous success stories are one networker taking the leap to set up their own business, new creative commissions for work on collaborative paid projects and deep connections and support networks growing across and beyond East London!!

 You can book your place for the evening networking session via


7 favourite creative networking quotes

As I prep for the upcoming Authentic Creative Networking workshop 8th June 2013 I am re-visiting networking quotes I love. Here are 7 of my favourite ones;

Image by Anna B. Sexton

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“The richest people in the world look for and build networks, others look for work.”

Robert Kiyosaki

“All lasting friendship is built on friendship”

A. A. Montapert

“The successful networkers I know continually put the other person’s needs ahead of their own.” 

Bob Burg

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. ”

Dale Carnegie

“Giving connects two people, the giver and the receiver, and this connection gives birth to a new sense of belonging.”  

Deepak Chopra

“There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company for the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.”

Sam Walton

“Networking is an essential part of building wealth.”

Armstrong Williams

I am curious to know what are yours?

Join with us for

Authentic Creative Networking – 8th June 2013

Following the successful launch in July 2012 we are bringing you this event on a Saturday… so those of you work in the week, have families or just prefer to learn on a weekend can make the session!

This is an interactive one day workshop that will de-mystify the techniques and approaches that make networking a fruitful and mutually beneficial way of being, doing and creating successful business relationships. What better time to re-vision your networking strategy – NOW.

Ticket prices are scaled to reflect the generous support gifted to us by The Crystal – a sustainable cities initiative www.thecrystal.org

  • Student £30 (usually £55)
  • Graduate in the last 2 years £40 (usually £70)
  • KPI Community £50 (usually £80)
  • Business Start Up £60 (usually £90)
  • Up & running for over 1 year £70 (usually £100)


  • You will analyse your current networking behaviours and find ways to network that feel right for you.
  • You will leave knowing you have your own creative & authentic approach to get the best out of each networking opportunity with confidence.
  • You will have the chance to network with the group and be supported with tips for growing your existing on and offline networks.

There will be space created for you to think about and refine your purpose for networking, and you will be given chances to practice and play with your skills, both old and new.

The day has being co-designed  by Anna B. Sexton, Director, Open To Create… in association with Alison Seddon.

Thanks to The Crystal for all their support in making this event as inclusive as possible by providing their community education suite for the session

For a sneeky peak at what you can expect click here to read the

Authentic Creative Networking …

is a Creative Business Nuts and Bolts session crafted after listening to a wealth of feedback from clients perplexed about how to make the most of new types of ‘social’ networking opportunities when doing the face to face “feels like such a chore”, or “often leads nowhere”.  This workshop forms part of the wider Creative Business Nuts and Bolts offering from Open To Create…

You can access further information about services via www.opentocreate.com

Open to Create… is a business set up by Anna B. Sexton; artist, coach, mentor and entrepreneur to offer a range of training, mentoring and coaching programmes to support mainly women to grow robust and sustainable businesses.

To find out more please call Anna @ Open To Create…

07941 655 856 or 020 7515 9451 

Join our Open To Create… Facebook page  

Tweet us up @opentocreate

Get us trending by adding #acnjune13

Find out more about Alison’s work http://alisonseddon.com/  @alisoneseddon 


Open to Create… known for for igniting people’s creativity in unique, quirky and playful ways.

image by Anna B. Sexton

Creative Coaching, creative mentoring, creative play, creative thinking workshops

Open To Create… offer a creative smorgasbord of creative coaching, mentoring and playful workshop sessions.

Creative MOT sessions will re-ignite your creative process and vision.

Bag of Creative Surprises workshops take your creative ideas to a new depths.

And our magical Ignite Your Creativity Retreats will “open doors onto your imagination, heart & mind you wouldn’t know were there.”

Join in the creative action via Open To Create… Facebook page

Please contact Anna B Sexton, Director to find out more about how we can support you to be more open to creating a thriving and super successful creative business.

We work with people with ideas for start up businesses through to those with more established enterprises who want to take it to the next level.

Your interest in Open To Create… matters as do any questions, ideas & feedback you have.

Drop us a line now using the form below or call 07941 655 856 or 020 7515 9451

Calling Bright Sparks! Open To Create…

Calling Bright Sparks

Open To Create… is seeking a volunteer one day per week to support with growing a start up social business. We aim to grow people,  who grow communities.

Volunteer Role outline

You will be creative, practical and keen to use this role to help gain valuable career building skills.

You will be able to demonstrate experience of working in creative office environments, love being organised, be a computer whizz and enjoy being part of shaping new creative community initiatives across London.

We are seeking a suitable person who is willing to complete the following tasks and be enough of a self-starter  to bring new ideas to the company;

  • Data entry for new content management system
  • Social media management i.e. updating Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
  • Researching new partnership and marketing contacts
  • Support with day to admin tasks

In exchange for your time, energy and input we will cover up to £5 travel expenses per week, provide lunch and offer you one hour of professional coaching each week to help you achieve your on  career, creative and personal goals.

How to apply?

To apply for the role please send in a current CV and a one page cover letter outlining why you want to take on the role, what experience you have to fulfill the role & what you hope to gain from the coaching.

Please supply two references with contact details, letting us know if we can contact them in advance of an interview.

Interviews will take place Wednesday 1st February 2012 from 2.30pm – please state if you are available.

Please send your completed application marked ‘Volunteer Application’ to Anna Sexton, Director, Open To Create… annabsexton@gmail.com

by no later than 5pm 25th January 2012