Blogs by InnovatorsBox®

Monica H. Kang

Monica H. Kang

Founder & CEO, InnovatorsBox®
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Monica H. Kang is an international entrepreneur, speaker, and author who is transforming today’s workforce through the power of creativity. As the Founder and CEO of InnovatorsBox®, Monica helps clients reconnect with their creativity in order to build teams, leaders, and cultures that are productive, innovative, and unstoppable. She works with clients worldwide including Fortune 500 companies, higher education institutions, government agencies, and nonprofits. Monica’s work has been recognized by The White House, Ashoka Changemakers, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). She is also the author of Rethink Creativity: How to Innovate, Inspire, and Thrive at Work. Prior to founding InnovatorsBox®, Monica was a nuclear nonproliferation policy expert in international affairs. She holds a M.A. from SAIS Johns Hopkins University in Strategic Studies and International Economics and a B.A. from Boston University.

SKILLS

Innovation, Creative Problem Solving, Executive Leadership

RECENT CONTENT

Introducing: Once Upon A Time

Apr 26th 2022

As innovators we are always at the crossroad of decision making. Sometimes those decision-making feels as painful as how William Shapekspear said through his character Hamlet. “To be or not to be.”

The Difference Between Strategy And Tactics And How To Use Them Effectively Together

Apr 18th 2022

When you play a board game, we’re using a combination of strategy and tactics to win. Let’s take Checkers. When you play checkers you’re thinking strategically -- Which pieces should I move first? Which piece is my opponent going to move next? If I skip them now, will that put me in a position to be skipped even more? And you’re also playing tactfully by actually moving the pieces.

Find your why and finish that book. Insights from a 3x bestselling author and a book reviewer

Mar 17th 2022

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin It’s true that everyone has a book inside them, isn’t it? We all have a story to tell. However, it’s also true that many of us may have those awful little inner voices that say we’ll never be good writers. We tell ourselves that we can’t […]

Meet Knock Knock Estudio: The creative animators behind some of InnovatorsBox’s animation

Mar 11th 2022

The dream team makes the dream work possible! In the past few months, I’m so thrilled to have partnered with more creatives to tell our story of creativity more visually and through animation. In the next few blogs, I’m excited to introduce you to some of our animators and illustrator who have made the artwork and imaginative land come to life together.

Honoring Women Innovators Who Promote Hope and Healing This Women’s History Month

Mar 08th 2022

Healing and health has always been important but seem to have taken on new meaning these past years. Health is no longer just about physical “fitness” or testing negative on a PCR test.

This is InnovatorsBox EP

Mar 03rd 2022

If you could visit InnovatorsBox, what would it look like? What would it feel like? What sound and music would represent that experience? As a fan of great brands, I’ve admired how great brands communicate what they stand for through music and sounds.

Celebrating Black Innovators this Black History Month – PART 2

Feb 18th 2022

It's February. And it marks Black History Month - a month-long celebration that provides a platform for recognizing and celebrating the achievements and accomplishments of African Americans. Black History Month plays a key role in highlighting the integral part the black community has played and continues to play in US history and society. It gives us an opportunity to reflect on the past, present

Rethinking Team Professional Development For Efficiency, Ease, and Inclusivity

Feb 15th 2022

How are you taking the time to invest in your people? In one of my past roles, I remember how conflicted I felt about the multiple pages of paperwork and approval processes required to make progress for my professional development.

Celebrating Black Innovators this Black History Month – PART 1

Feb 10th 2022

It's February. And it marks Black History Month - a month-long celebration that provides a platform for recognizing and celebrating the achievements and accomplishments of African Americans. Black History Month plays a key role in highlighting the integral part the black community has played and continues to play in US history and society. It gives us an opportunity to reflect on the past, present

Introducing: Dreaming Abundance

Jan 18th 2022

Getting a good deep sleep and rest makes an enormous difference. I know how tired I feel throughout the day when I don’t get enough sleep and rest. Not only am I not productive but I feel more tired, I have a harder time focusing, and I feel like everything takes a bit longer. And with the pandemic increasing our workloads and uncertainty of the future, I also felt my anxiety and stress at times

Hello, 2022! A Year of Possibilities!!

Jan 03rd 2022

T's the season of the year to celebrate, reflect and pause. How are you doing? How are you stepping into this month with intention, innovators?

InnovatorsBox Backstage – Wrapping Up

Dec 20th 2021

Thank you so much for going on this journey together with us in the past few months in going backstage to learn more about our team and their journey to creativity. This has been a heartwarming process for me to create as much as it has been for you to read and learn about our team. What I love the most about the work we get to do at InnovatorsBox is the amazing people I get to work with every day

Time to Wonder, Wander and Notice the Gratitudes Around Us

Dec 20th 2021

T's the season of the year to celebrate, reflect and pause. How are you doing? How are you stepping into this month with intention, innovators?

MEET PUTRI AYU AMALAIA: A CREATIVE ANIMATOR

Dec 13th 2021

Putri understands creative storytelling. When we first e-meet and started collaborating I appreciated how she took my ideas fully to a new level. I loved her animation and storytelling so much that our one-time project quickly turned into a regular collaborative effort.

The Power of Pause & How To *Actually* Rest and Reflect In The New Year

Dec 08th 2021

As 2022 is right on the horizon, I’m busier than ever. And chances are, so are you! Ending a year is a milestone moment, but to get there we are often in a rushed frenzy and end up leaving no space for rest. In fact, there is a term psychologists have coined to define this particular time - “End Of Year Burnout,”

MEET MONICA H. KANG: FOUNDER & CEO OF INNOVATORSBOX

Dec 07th 2021

It’s me! I wanted to go last since you see enough of my introductions in many of my blogs. But there are still some layers to why I do what I do that I'd like to share with you, and I’m incredibly grateful for all of you for being part of this journey of sharing creativity in your life.

MEET JEN RIEDEL: A FACILITATOR/ STARTUP MENTOR & A PATIENT CURATOR

Dec 03rd 2021

Jen Riedel is a patient curator who sees possibilities where others miss. She’s a community builder, bridge builder, and facilitator having worked in the hustling bustling founder and startup space. So Jen naturally understands the intensity and uncertainty that innovators face.

How To Prepare Your Event Speakers For Success: Key Facilitation Tips & Tricks

Dec 01st 2021

I’ve been hosting and speaking at a ton of events these past few years now that the virtual event world has opened up full-force. I love it! No matter what role I’m playing whether it’s moderating, facilitating, or guest speaking, I always gain new insights and learn from the people involved.

Creative Gift Ideas For Innovators In 2021

Nov 30th 2021

The season of gifting and loving are upon us, yet how often do we actually do a good job giving presents that our coworkers enjoy? Not knowing the right gift to give to show our love and appreciation is one reason why we get overly stressed this time of year. And of course, with the covid 19 pandemic still hanging around, we can’t exactly take the easy route and treat the special person (or te

MEET GIORGIO SCHIPANI: A PASSIONATE AUDIO ENGINEER

Nov 29th 2021

Giorgio Schipani is a very passionate musician. As we were giving all our music identity and story at InnovatorsBox Studios, it was crucial that we also had great audio engineers in the team who understood how to finesse the audio and do the incredible music justice. Gio is incredibly talented and amazing at his craft and we’re so glad that we're able to work together on music while being on two