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New Mexico Museum of Art & Creative Santa Fe Announce Tania Katan Book Talk with Jen Sincero as Special Guest

January 10th, 2019

SANTA FE, New Mexico – After more than 10 years of smuggling creativity into the business sector without getting busted, Tania Katan’s new book Creative Trespassing: How to Put the Spark and Joy Back into Your Work and Life is a refreshing look at how to fit creativity into the seemingly mundane. New Mexico Museum of Art and Creative Santa Fe are partnering on an engaging event with Tania Katan at St. Francis Auditorium March 9.

Katan is a creative disruptor by nature and the brain behind the viral sensation #ItWasNeverADress, which aspired to shift perceptions about women, initially by transforming the ubiquitous bathroom sign from a dress-wearing woman to one donning a superhero cape. Currently she empowers people and companies to be a little unruly and sneak more creativity into less overtly creative spaces like cubicles and boardrooms.

Published by Penguin Random House, Creative Trespassing is peppered with stories of Katan’s own shenanigans throughout her life. “You don’t have to turn into a corporate drone to kick ass in the working world,” says Tania Katan. She is here to tell you that any task or pursuit can be a creative one. You just need to be willing to defy conformity, and be ready to conjure imagination anywhere, at any time.

“This book is an invitation to find inspiration where others see only limitations, because when we believe that logic and limits are subject to change, the world is full of possibilities,” says Katan. Her talk will deliver tools and strategies for taking more creative risks, leading with more imagination, facing fears and embracing obstacles as an opportunity to accelerate growth and the ability to find inspiration where others see only limitations.

Joining Tania onstage will be Jen Sincero, a #1 New York Times bestselling author and success coach. She has helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her products, speaking engagements, newsletters, seminars and books. Her newest book, You are a Badass Every Day is the companion to keep you fresh, grateful, mighty and driven.

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Tania Katan & Jen Sincero Talk Creativity & Their New Books

St. Francis Auditorium

New Mexico Museum of Art

Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 6 p.m.


TANIA KATAN is creative disruptor, inspirational speaker and co-creator of the internationally viral #ItWasNeverADress campaign. She has been a featured speaker at CiscoLive!, Expedia, Humana, Etsy, S.H.E. Summit, Social Innovation Summit, TEDx, Comedy Central Stage and more. Formerly the curator of performing arts at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and then the brand evangelist for tech company Axosoft, Katan currently empowers people and companies to be a little unruly, a lot imaginative, and sneak more creativity into less overtly creative spaces like cubicles, boardrooms and bathrooms. Her creative sneakery has been featured in The New York Times, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, HuffPost, Glamour, TIME, BuzzFeed, Mashable, USA Today, CNN and other media outlets. Katan’s forthcoming book, Creative Trespassing, will be published by Penguin Random House in February 2019.

JEN SINCERO is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, success coach and motivational cattle prod who’s helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives via her products, speaking engagements, newsletters, seminars and books. Her #1 New York Times best-seller, You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life (2013), has sold well over 2 million copies, is available in twenty-plus languages, and continues to grow in popularity around the globe. Her follow-up, You Are a Badass® at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth (2017), also a New York Times best-seller, is written with the same inimitable sass, down-to-earth humor and blunt practicality that made You Are a Badass® an indomitable best-seller and Jen a celebrated voice in the world of self-development.

NEW MEXICO MUSEUM OF ART is a catalyst and showcase for creativity and the enjoyment of art. Artists, learners and community members are empowered to think critically and see a multiplicity of meanings. The museum brings the art of the world to New Mexico and the art of New Mexico to the world. The museum believes art is for everyone and creates authentic experiences that foster a deeper understanding and enjoyment of art throughout the State. They work with art and artists to explore the human experience, new ideas and diverse cultures.

CREATIVE SANTA FE is a local nonprofit that leverages Santa Fe’s unique sense of place, using collaboration and the power of the arts to reframe critical issues and drive positive change. They harness the power of the arts and community, we take an innovative approach to problem-solving that can build bridges of understanding and shape a stronger future for generations to come.


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