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JUNE 13-18, 2017 • UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO NORTH CAMPUS • BUFFALO, NEW YORK, USA
PRESENTED BY: Creative Education Foundation • Journal of Creative Behavior 
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Marlies Grindlay

IFF
South Africa
As a foodie, and sensory and consumer insights specialist, Marlies Grindlay gets to use her senses to guide the application of flavors for the FMCG industry, while seeking to understand consumers across the Sub-Saharan Africa region. She focuses on using the whole body, senses, and intuition in facilitating creative process, and helps people to tap into their inner wisdom to think more effectively. She believes the power of creative thinking lies in its capacity to drive change, starting from mindsets, seeing through different lenses, and making choices that give life. Marlies is a practitioner of the philosophies of Appreciative Inquiry and Biodanza, bringing possibility into innovation and individual expression by exploring the positive core, strengths, and values. Marlies is a graduate of the Master’s program in creativity from the ICSC in Buffalo, and has presented at CREA (Italy), CPSI, and ACRE conferences, as well as various business schools in South Africa.