Acumen Presents: Elizabeth Gilbert's Creativity Workshop
What you'll learn
- Get started on creative projects that have been stalled
- Structure your creative life by learning to break down your time into hobbies, jobs, career, and vocation
- Identify how your curiosity can trigger creativity
- Understand how to prioritize your own creative fulfillment so that you can better serve others
- Create a Purpose Map that pinpoints what you care about and how you can get started pursuing creative projects
- Learn from three real-life case studies of people facing creative struggles who receive counsel from Elizabeth
- There are no prerequisites. This course is open to everyone!
A creative life is any life governed more by curiosity than by fear. In this course Elizabeth Gilbert, the best-selling author of books including Eat Pray Love, Committed, The Signature of All Things and Big Magic, will equip you with the practical tools and inspiration to jumpstart your own creative journey. She’ll bring the key lessons from her latest book, Big Magic, to life and offer coaching and insights that expand on her chapters. You’ll learn why perfectionism, originality, and passion are overrated and why we should instead strive to be authentic doers who follow our curiosity. In addition to building upon the insights from Big Magic, Elizabeth will respond to three brand new case studies of change makers struggling to get started, and offer tips to help push your own creative projects into the next gear.
Each of the five sections will be accompanied by Creativity Notebooks and practical exercises that enable you to put concepts from Big Magic into practice in your own life. Through a self-paced journey of reflection, you’ll pinpoint your creative blockages; mine your sources of curiosity; corral your ideas on paper; and unlock your own capacity to get something done. Whether you are an entrepreneur or an artist, you’ll learn about how to pursue a life driven more by curiosity than fear.
You should be prepared to roll up your sleeves and think hard about your own sources of curiosity and authenticity. You’ll leave the learning experience with a Creativity Notebook documenting your ideas.
This is a course created by Acumen Academy, an organization committed to creating social change. We think creativity is a vital component of tackling the world’s toughest problems and are thrilled to present Elizabeth Gilbert’s exclusive Creativity Workshop. This is one in a series of Acumen Academy Master Classes built with incredible instructors and experts who are bringing the most cutting edge ideas to the social sector.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to kickstart a creative project
- Anyone who wants to pursue a life driven more by curiosity than fear
- This course is NOT just for people who are artists or writers
Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. We invest patient capital in businesses whose products and services are enabling the poor to transform their lives. Founded by Jacqueline Novogratz in 2001, Acumen has invested more than $110 million in 102 companies across Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the United States. We are also developing a global community of emerging leaders with the knowledge, skills and determination to create a more inclusive world. In 2015, Acumen was named one of Fast Company's Top 10 Most Innovative Not-for-Profit Companies.
Acumen Academy is the world’s school for social change. Our mission is to unleash a new generation of social innovators and leaders with the determination and grit to build a more just, inclusive and sustainable world. Blending the best of online and offline learning, we offer anyone, anywhere access to the practical tools, practices, resources and supportive community they need to achieve positive social change. With 700 Fellows and 500,000 course takers in 193 countries, the Acumen Academy community represents a new generation of social innovators and leaders committed to doing what’s right in a world that loves easy.
ELIZABETH GILBERT is is a bestselling author of books including Eat, Pray, Love, Committed, The Signature of All Things, and, mostly recently, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Her books have been translated into over thirty languages and sold over 10 million copies sold worldwide. In 2010, Eat, Pray, Love was made into a film starring Julia Roberts and Time Magazine named Elizabeth as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Elizabeth shares Acumen’s belief in unleashing human creativity and potential and has helped thousands of people around the world get started on their path to creative living beyond fear.