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Meet Our Head Maven

"I believe every day we get on this planet is a gift. Empathy makes us human and action makes us warriors. Failures should be seen as learning experiences. Our daily mission as mavens is building trust-based relationships and guiding our clients to greater success." - Heather Cook

Heather Cook

Heather is the founder, CEO, and Head Maven of Creative Maven. She has produced thousands of events, campaigns, and experiences in the high-tech and entertainment industries for over two decades. Heather lives in Los Angeles, California, and enjoys teaching workshops, coaching clients, and traveling the world speaking about marketing, technology, personal brand, personal development, healthy workplaces, and diversity & inclusion.

She is a published playwright, was born and raised in the Midwest, USA, and graduated from the University of Washington School of Drama, Seattle WA. She studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and can often be found chasing sunsets at her local beach.

Please follow Heather Twitter and Instagram, read her articles on our blog, and connect with her on LinkedIn.

Heather regularly speaks on technology, building brands, networking, marketing, and diversity.  She participates as a guest speaker at conferences, leadership events, podcasts, TweetJams, and TV/radio interviews. Book Heather to speak at your next corporate event or company meeting. 

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Awards and Advocacy

Heather is recognized by her peers for achievements as a Chief Marketing Officer and technologist, including 2 years running as a Microsoft Most Valuable Partner, and the Forbes Business Council. Active in many advocacy groups supporting the arts and diversity, Heather is passionate about women’s issues, the environment, and social justice. She leads many technology community activities in Southern California.

Guest Podcasts with Heather Cook

Mavens Do It Better Podcast


Check out our weekly podcast featuring interviews with everyday extraordinary experts (aka mavens) who light a spark in the world.