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Creative Catalyst

Caroline Brookfield

Creative Catalyst

Stop Cultivating Conformity

Animate Everyday Creativity to Unlock Original Solutions,
Skyrocket Innovation, and Boost Engagement and Well Being.

*no arts and crafts required

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Ignite Creativity for Unparalleled Results

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Everyday Creativity has proven to influence:

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Creativity is instrumental to success, yet only 18% of people feel that they can take the risks at work to be creative.
If you can amplify creativity, the sky's the limit.
The key is to know how to unlock creativity in each individual, to highlight their originality, and drive results.
It's not complicated, if you know what to do.

The Reluctant Creative by Caroline Brookfield

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The Reluctant Creative

Everyone is talking about creativity, but you are hardly interested in “paint night.” What if creativity doesn’t mean arts and crafts? Everyday creativity includes things as different as making a meal to building a pivot table in Excel. Exercise your own creativity for proven beneficial effects on your mood, job performance, salary and more. You can be a Reluctant Creative! No art supplies needed.

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Getting started is the hardest part.

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Enter your email to get a download with 25 painless action ideas to crush your fear of failure, and thrive in uncertainty with creativity. Get creative! Change them or add your own.

I'll email you once in a while with updates on how to engage creativity, book reviews and other helpful information about channeling your inner kindergartener (without the crayon eating part).

You didn’t know you needed creativity, like, yesterday. Luckily, I can help you find your unique style of creativity today. This is your life. Let your creativity guide you to an uncommon life of your own beautiful design.

About Me

I was a creative genius in kindergarten. But, chances are, so were you. 98% of kindergarteners score as genius on a creativity test, but only 2% of adults score the same. What happened? Where did it go?

When I was in kindergarten, I loved animals, so it was a foregone conclusion that I should become a veterinarian. Then, in high school, I discovered a passion for performance, acting, improv and photography. Does this sound familiar? Did you think you had to choose Art or Science? Becoming a veterinarian seemed easier, more linear. Through a series of life events including entrepreneurship, a corporate speaking role, and stand up comedy, I regained my connection with my creativity. I recaptured my joy from kindergarten, by expressing what makes me unique and different.

But what would people think?

You, too, can find the joy everyday creativity, and learn how to worry less about rejection. I am obsessed with sharing the secret with other "non creatives" like me. Using my skills as researcher, I have devoured the evidence on creativity, and how it benefits our personal and professional life.

Nobody cares that much about what you do. You might as well have fun, enjoy your job, and share your unique gifts with the world. I know, it can be scary to try something new, and to speak up and stand out.

Leading with creativity builds cohesive teams who want to stay, because they are making a difference, feeling heard, and having fun. Creativity is contagious.

With experience for over 25 years as a "locum tenens" veterinarian, in hundreds of veterinary hospitals worldwide, I have mastered the nuance of engaging a new team, building their trust, and leading efficient process for superior patient care at warp speed. I have a Certificate of Professional Management from the University of Calgary, and am a certified Level 2 Creative Problem Solving Institute Facilitator. My time in research honed my critical thinking lens and demand for data, and my time in a global packaged goods company taught me the value of radical collaboration and innovation from the ground up (I got an innovation award!). Stand-Up Comedy and parenting have taught me the value of not taking things personally.

I live in Calgary, where my lectures go unheeded by my family. The dog listens, sometimes. My dream is to help the most reluctant creative find the courage to take tiny, unconventional actions every day towards a regret-proof life.

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(where I go fishing for compliments)

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    “I solved a problem within minutes of her presentation by looking at it from a different angle.”

    — Attendee

  • Marie Holowaychuk

    “I will try to incorporate some of the DANCE into the my everyday life and work especially being okay with uncertainty and trying new things.”

    — PTSA Keynote Attendee

  • “Loved the presentation! Going to work on putting myself in uncomfortable situations in order to grow and explore more creativity.”

    — PTSA Keynote Attendee

  • David McGlennen

    “Caroline’s passion bubbled through in her presentation and it was hard not to get excited about being more creative at work.”

    — PTSA Keynote Attendee

  • “Caroline's presentation was very very good! She is an amazing speaker and interacted well with us (as much as you can when its virtual) and you can tell she has so much passion for what she is teaching!”

    — PTSA Keynote Attendee

  • “This was an amazing presentation, interactive, the speaker was engaging and passionate. I loved that the information in the presentation can be utilized in both my personal and work life.”

    — PTSA Keynote Attendee

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    “Extremely engaging and entertaining, creative in her presentation, comical and full of energy, Caroline brings the audience to life. She is thought provoking and entertaining, as well, has a unique way to expand one’s horizon!”

    — Iris Meck, Director of ConferencesGlacier FarmMedia, Advancing Women Conference (AWC) Founder and Host

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    “She effortlessly connected with the attendees, capturing their attention from the very beginning and holding it throughout her entire talk. Her passion for the subject matter shone through, making her presentations engaging, thought-provoking, and thoroughly enjoyable.”

    — Terra Shastri, Chief Experience Officer, Ontario Veterinary Medical Association

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    “Her infectious energy captivated everyone. With her interactive approach, she truly engaged the audience and created a memorable experience for all in attendance.”

    — Event Planner, RIS, Connect First Wealth

  • Lisa Genovese

    “Since I attended your conference, I’ve been asking myself…. Why not? I can try, fail, and try it again. Now I feel more engaged with my thoughts and I think heaven is not even the limit… The limit is in my mind.”

    — Dianne Rivera Mateus, Sales Manager, Fairmont Winnipeg

  • Dawn O'Connor

    “Your session entitled "Reluctant Creative" was very engaging, fun, and really made us think about moving through our barriers to be the most agile we can possibly be. I found the information compelling as it was backed by rigor and data.”

    — Dr. Raeleen Manjak, DM/OL, ΔϺΔ, CPHR (Western Cities HR)

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    “I realized that I was creative, but did not label it as creativity. You kind of democratized creativity. I'm less stressed and I'm able to think more deeply. I'm much more at peace with myself and I'm a better human.”

    — Anne-Marie Levasseur, ACAS (Women in Insurance Canada)

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    “Wow, that was a really fantastic presentation! The Board loved it and people seemed to really enjoy having such an interactive experience at the end of the day!”

    — Amber Gregg, RVT, Executive Director, BCVTA (Keynote AGM)

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    “Caroline was a pleasure to work with! Caroline delivered an engaging presentation with both humour and professionalism.”

    — Susan Iannuzzi PTSA 2020 Virtual Conference Planning Committee

  • PCDC Logo

    “I solved a problem within minutes of her presentation by looking at it from a different angle.”

    — Attendee

  • Marie Holowaychuk

    “I will try to incorporate some of the DANCE into the my everyday life and work especially being okay with uncertainty and trying new things.”

    — PTSA Keynote Attendee

  • “Loved the presentation! Going to work on putting myself in uncomfortable situations in order to grow and explore more creativity.”

    — PTSA Keynote Attendee

  • David McGlennen

    “Caroline’s passion bubbled through in her presentation and it was hard not to get excited about being more creative at work.”

    — PTSA Keynote Attendee

  • “Caroline's presentation was very very good! She is an amazing speaker and interacted well with us (as much as you can when its virtual) and you can tell she has so much passion for what she is teaching!”

    — PTSA Keynote Attendee

  • “This was an amazing presentation, interactive, the speaker was engaging and passionate. I loved that the information in the presentation can be utilized in both my personal and work life.”

    — PTSA Keynote Attendee

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