Step Up Create was founded in 2014 after Katie had a life changing realisation while on a business trip to Dubai. After many years travelling in an international strategy and communications role, it was time for her to finally embrace her creativity as a business asset and start her own venture.
Given Katie’s long association with top business schools, Step Up Create’s first assignments started there, working with international masters and MBA students at ESADE and other schools developing their career, innovation and communication skills above all.
After a while it became clear that our real differentiator was our ability and experience using the expressive arts in business and professional contexts. So in 2018 with the incorporation of Raquel Calvo, also an Art therapist and coach, we pivoted the company towards this niche. This lead to our working with big name companies as part of their training and coaching programmes.
Since then we have widened our work with business schools to include more creativity and arts for leadership courses, we have continued serving leading companies in the areas of leadership, communication, creativity and teamwork and have worked extensively with teams and individuals in coaching.
Raquel left Step Up Create at the beginning of 2021 to pursue her own venture in creative coach training, Art – Soma, while Katie and a team of collaborators have continued to grow the company.
Following many requests from our clients, this year we are happy to announce a collection of new courses aimed at professionals who wish to harness the power of their creativity.
We are enjoying writing our story and we look forward to the role you will play in it!