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Who We Are 

What began as a workshop became a book, then a mission. 

 

Following the publication of DeConstructing Criticism, we spent a year speaking to creatives, educators, students, small business owners and even parents - all of whom had strikingly similar feedback: learning to tell a different story about criticism is a skill everyone can use, not just artists.

 

So we listened. And the ABLE Initiative was born.

 

With the launch of ABLE, DeCon takes the core principles of creatives (who are exposed to near constant criticism) and translates them from artspaces to workplaces. 

What We Do

 

At the heart of DeCon is the idea of True Listening. When we tune in to our Inner Critic we hear the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, the lifelong lessons we’ve internalized about how criticism feels and what it means.  DeCon provides tools and strategies to change those stories, shedding a light on how learning to separate ourselves from our work can ultimately result in better product.

How We Work

ARTISTS



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Mini-Keynote
DeConstruction Workshop
DeCon One on One
Pitch Perfect






 

Live or Zoom 

BUSINESSES


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Lunch & Learn
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Programs
Conferences 





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Live or Zoom 

LEGAL



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Summer Associate Programming
Lunch & Learn
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Programs
Conferences 




 

Live or Zoom 

EDUCATION


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Keynote
DeConstruction Workshop
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Programs
Conferences 




 

Live or Zoom 

 

DeCon helps organizations start conversations around criticism through a method we call Mental Pilates: small movements that show improvement over time. These actions, when practiced consistently, effectively reframe criticism by decentering its negative connotations and empowering the individual to seek proactive solutions.

Testimonials

"Drawing on stunning new findings, Jae offers a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of our own life stories, which help create strategies and practices for receiving and dissecting criticism and feedback in a constructive manner.

Scot Reese

Emmy Award Winning Performer & Scholar

In DeConstructing Criticism, Jae Broderick creates an engaging and creative experience for artistic children and parents alike. From middle school to middle age, navigating criticism can be an anxiety inducing endeavor for any artist. With candor, humor and an easy tone, Jae provides accessible and applicable tools from which any artist’s process can benefit. 

Leonard Roberts
Acclaimed Actor & Parent

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