This month’s CreativeMornings theme is “Kismet”. ATÖLYE Dubai will be hosting CreativeMornings Dubai with Marilyn Zakhour & Tala Odeh Cosmic Centaurs on Thursday, April 21 at 8:15 AM (GMT+4). The event will take place in-person at ATÖLYE Dubai. Find registration details below.
About the Theme:
When the stars align and good fortune visits, it must be kismet. An unexpected windfall, a chance encounter with another that blossoms, a doorway opening to impossible dreams. Kismet is a little pocket of time just for you. We marvel at the sheer, unlikely wonder of these moments.
Kismet is a Turkish word that evolved from the Arabic qisma, meaning one’s portion or lot in life. When kismet was borrowed into English in the early 1800s, its meaning shifted into fate and fortune. But be wary of awaiting your destiny with passivity, philosopher Barrett Holmes Pitner warns, lest you resign yourself to a fate where nothing grows. Attend to the synchronicities in your life. When kismet alights upon you, the cosmos is letting you in on something, and you can choose to meet it.
What do you take as signs of good fortune? What moments of kismet have appeared before you? How did you answer?
Our own ATÖLYE Istanbul chapter chose this month’s exploration of Kismet and our own Selin Çınar illustrated the theme!
About the Speaker:
Marilyn Zakhour is the CEO & Founder of Cosmic Centaurs, a consulting, training and implementation company helping organizations design and implement flexible work models and improve collaboration, resilience and innovation.
Marilyn has experience in organizations of all sizes and knows how to bring the agility of small startups to big corporations. Previously Chief Marketing Officer of EMAAR, and Head of Dubai Opera, Marilyn holds an executive MBA from INSEAD. She has also spent 10 years in the startup world, building and running digital native companies.
Tala Odeh brings her storytelling, team-building and strategic planning experience to the company. She previously worked at EMAAR managing external communications and reputation risk for the group. Previously Tala was a Strategic Planner at Ogilvy, developing insight-driven marketing solutions for Fortune 500 clients.
You can register for the event from this link.