Podcast: Creative Connections episode 13 is with Matt Trinetti of Escape The City




This week I speak with writer-facilitator-presenter, Matt Trinetti. Matt is a TEDx speaker, he's helped establish the Escape School for Escape The City, and continues to build and facilitate workshops there. He has delivered training programmes and talks to companies such as Airbus, London School of Business and Unilever, to name a few. He is also the co-founder and co-host of the London Writers' Salon.


Listen to the episode below or search Creative Connections on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.


Matt has had a varied career, which started at IBM after studying engineering, and it wasn't until he received life-changing news that he decided to make more deliberate choices. These choices led him on an adventure around Europe and the start of his travel blog, Give Live Explore. His purposeful journey resulted in a move from Chicago to London, where he built a creative portfolio career around his passions.


I see Matt as the perfect person to offer advice to those that want to follow a similar path - leaving the more traditional employee workstyle behind and creating a career with personal purpose.


In the episode we chat about:


  • Why he encourages people to share their intentions and wants in their work and life

  • Seeing your work as projects as a way to experiment and learn in public

  • The hurdles you can face when changing careers and advice on how to navigate them

  • His alternative perspective to maintaining a competitive edge by continually adding value and asking how to help others


A huge thank you to Matt for taking the time to chat with me. I know his thoughts and insights will be so useful to those that want to escape the city.


I hope you enjoy this episode, and if you do, please make sure to leave a rating and review. Doing so helps me create more podcast episodes and spreads the word so others can discover the podcast.



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