Acumen Presents: Elizabeth Gilbert's Creativity Workshop

Become equipped with the practical tools & inspiration to jumpstart your creative journey.
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  • Lectures 23
  • Video 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English (US)

Course Description

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 5 sections will be accompanied by Creativity Notebooks & 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, 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 master classes built with incredible instructors and experts including Seth Godin, Krista Tippett, and Chris Anderson to bring the most cutting edge ideas to the social sector.


Instructor Biography

+Acumen Courses, Global Learning Community for Social Change-Makers

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 is a global learning community for social change-makers. Be an effective force for change with Acumen's free online courses and chapters. 


Elizabeth Gilbert, Best-Selling Author

ELIZABETH GILBERT is is a bestselling author of books including Eat, Pray, LoveCommitted, 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.



What are the requirements?

  • There are no prerequisites. This course is open to everyone!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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 3 real-life case studies of people facing creative struggles who receive counsel from Elizabeth

What is the target audience?

  • 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