STILLWATER, Okla. – Do you ever wish you could be more like your creative colleagues? Ever get stuck and tell yourself, “Oh well, I’m just not creative?” Well, there’s hope!  


On February 8, as part of the Lunchtime Learning series co-sponsored by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and Meridian Technology Center, Kyle Eastham will present "Creativity Tools for Non-Creative People.”  


If you can follow a checklist or a recipe, you can generate a lot of new ideas with a few tools, templates and a little time. Whether you need ideas for new product development, better employee retention, a new marketing campaign, or a junior high fundraiser, these creativity tools will help. As part of the session, Eastham will discuss components needed for creativity, and attendees will practice using specific creativity tools. Eastham will also provide access to free templates to help you generate more ideas.  


Eastham is a retired professor of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University. After 22 years in state government, working as a law enforcement officer, training manager and human resources manager, Eastham founded Black Belt Performance, a speaking and training company. He has spoken to groups all over the country, including the U.S. Navy, the Social Security Administration and at various national conferences. Eastham holds a master’s degree in entrepreneurship from Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Oklahoma. He has written two books, “Good Enough for Government Work: How to Squash Mediocrity in Government,” and “Life is a Bowl of Choices.” 


Lunchtime Learning sessions are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Meridian’s campus. Registration is $15 per session and includes lunch. For more information or to register for the upcoming Lunchtime Learning series, visit or contact Marcy Luter at, (405) 377-3333 ext. 297 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509. 


Meridian Technology Center has been a driver of economic development since 1975. With a mission to educate, enrich lives and secure economic futures, Meridian offers full-time career training programs, short courses, workforce and economic development assistance and entrepreneurial support to residents from the Agra, Carney, Glencoe, Guthrie, Morrison, Mulhall-Orlando, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Perry and Stillwater school districts. Meridian is one of 29 schools within Oklahoma’s CareerTech system.