Lisa Phillips is an author, blog journalist, arts and leadership educator, mentor and business owner. As CEO of Canada’s Academy of Stage and Studio Arts, Lisa has made her professional journey around bringing arts education and leadership development to as many young people as possible throughout the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.
This book explores why leadership skills taught through the arts are what young people need most to be successful in life.
Competition for jobs is fierce and global and the current state of the world requires an ability to constantly adapt to change.
According to the author, education in the arts should not be reserved for the talented few, but promoted as the means for all children to develop skills in: creative thinking, confidence, problem-solving, accountability, relationship building, communication, adaptability and dreaming big.
The book explores how to give children a competitive edge by giving them an artistic one.
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