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The Reluctant Creative by Caroline Brookfield

The Reluctant Creative

Join the quest to discover your defense against obsolescence at work and at home. Even if you can’t sing “Happy Birthday.”

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Welcome to the #1 skill you already have. Your everyday creativity!

The Reluctant Creative is a literary mullet: fun in the front, data in the back. A colourful tossed salad with exercises to help you embed the five effortless habits to expand your comfort zone, supported with ample data and personal stories to contextualize the material.

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“This practical and funny book can help anyone find their creative spark. Equally important, it will make you smile."
– Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of WHEN, TO SELL IS HUMAN, and DRIVE


Buy the book before January 31, 2022 to receive one free digital copy for a friend.

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The Reluctant Creative explores the evidence stating that creativity is the number one skill you need in this decade to influence resilience, build confidence in uncertainty, amplify job performance and satisfaction, and even increase your salary. Don’t be miserable on your one ride on this little blue dot. All you have to do is D.A.N.C.E.

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D.A.N.C.E. describes the five effortless habits for reluctant creatives.

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"This book is a quick, fun and light read that delivers a huge bang for its buck! Caroline’s effortless habits are simple to follow and easily actionable for results. I wish I had read this book years ago so I could’ve learned to own my creativity like I do now!"
– Natasha Purnell, CAIB, Chief Culture Officer, Park Insurance
"What happens when you cross a veterinarian with a researcher and a stand-up comedian? You get a writer with a delightful sense of humor providing an evidence-based dissection of creativity with a step-by-step guide on how to nurture it in your daily life."
– David Newman, PhD - Creativity Alchemist – Creatific Culture Labs, UBC Creativity Professor

About the Author

Caroline Brookfield

Caroline is a speaker, veterinarian, entrepreneur, mom, stand up comic and author. She believes that if everyone took tiny unconventional actions every day to expand their comfort zone, we would change the world.

Caroline received her D.V.M with honours from the Ontario Veterinary College. She is a certified level 2 Creative Problem Solving facilitator, and holds a Certificate of Professional Management from the University of Calgary.

Caroline plays in the Rocky Mountains near her home in Calgary, Alberta, that she shares with her long suffering husband, her brilliant teenage boys, a lazy rescue dog, and two cockatiels. Her lectures go unheeded by her family. The dog listens, sometimes.

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If you want to read more about Everyday Creativity, or learn more about Caroline and her speaking and facilitation services, please visit her website.

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