039. Be creative and collaborative with renowned songwriter Jim Beavers

Award winning songwriter, Jim Beavers, joins Patrick in the ‘lab’ to discuss creativity and collaboration. Jim’s songs have been recorded by numerous artists including Chris Stapleton, Faith Hill, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, and Luke Bryan. Don’t miss the chance to hear what the writer of Red Solo Cup, Parachute, 5-1-5-0, and other top hits has to say about how he approaches his craft. You may be surprised how his practices are critical in your world too.


  1. Jennifer Schmidt on May 7, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Hi Patrick,

    This podcast really resonated with me and I plan on sharing it. Thanks very much. As a creative professional, I feel it’s really tough to take ownership of downtime for creative thinking in our fast-paced world. This solidifies what I intuitively know. My best work comes out of a process of working, waiting/thinking on it, feeling uncomfortable, revisiting the challenge/project, revising and resolution/creation.

    Best regards-

  2. Angela Kravetz on May 14, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Hi Patrick,

    After listening to the podcast, I’m even more motivated to take risks, I don’t have to be in control all the time and it’s ok to run into brick walls. Looking back 32 years ago when my Federal career started, I appreciate even more today the challenges I encountered, and because of those challenges, today I appreciate the temporary setbacks. Career twists and disappointments a long time ago has made me today a wiser parent and a stronger leader for my team. Also enjoyed listening to Jim Beavers interview Patrick Leddin!


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