The Artistic Edge

The Artistic Edge

November 12, 2012 10:00 ET

'The Artistic Edge' Toronto Author Pens Book, Connects Youth with Success

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2012) -

Attention: Web Publishers, Editors, Publishers, Book Critics

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Local author, blog editor and professional arts and culturist, Lisa Phillips has released her inaugural book, The Artistic Edge: 7 Skills Children Need to Succeed in an Increasingly Right Brain World. A long time proponent of the positive impact arts and performance has on youth development, Phillips has penned the new work to support the reality that young adults need every edge they can command to succeed in our world.

"Competition for jobs is fierce and those who are winning are creative, adaptable, confident, accountable, communication-savvy problem solvers who know how to build relationships and dream big."

- Lisa Phillips, The Artistic Edge

Phillips' new book explores why leadership skills gained through arts education are critical and statistically tied to the success of our generation of youth. With over 15 years of experience in performing arts education and youth leadership development, Phillips has committed to bringing the benefit of arts experience to youth populations of the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. As CEO of Canada's Academy of Stage and Studio Arts and through properties like and her new book, Phillips is poised to bring her message of artistic exposure, accessibility and professional success to those who are most in need - our generations of young adults.

"This wonderful, intelligent, highly readable book is a persuasive and passionate explanation of precisely why experiences in the arts should be an essential part of every child's education. It's strongly recommended for parents and professionals who prepare young people for success in life."

- Michael Brandwein, author Learning Leadership and Skill of the Day: What Great Leaders of Young People Do and Say

With a feature Foreword by Chicken Soup for the Parent's Soul author, Raymond Aaron, Lisa Phillips' new book, The Artistic Edge: 7 Skills Children Need to Succeed in an Increasingly Right Brain World, proposes an elevation of our younger generations' skillset to leverage the confidence, relationship building and interpersonal savvy that arts experience offers. Phillips' new work currently retails for $20 CAD and is available for order at or through Amazon.

About Lisa Phillips and The Artistic Edge:

Lisa Phillips is a local author, blog journalist, arts and leadership educator, mentor and business owner. As CEO of Canada's Academy of Stage and Studio Arts, Lisa has built her professional career around bringing arts education and leadership development to as many young people as possible throughout the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. Her company also presents an annual artistic summer program - Horizon Arts Camp. Youth in these programs not only learn life skills in leadership, networking and self- confidence but they do so with exposure to Lisa's rich network of professionals including: Neil Crone (Little Mosque on the Prairie, Really Me), James Retter Duncan (War Horse), Peter Katz (Juno Nominee) and Ennis Esmer (The Listener). For more information, please visit:, and

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