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University of Colorado Boulder

Be Your Best Creative Self

University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera


Welcome to Be Your Best Creative Self, the second course in the Personal Development for Professional Success Specialization.

This course is for creative professionals who want to work more efficiently and at higher levels of both job satisfaction and success. As students work through this course, they will:

• learn to make the creative state more reliable and productive
• fine-tune their personal brand so that they present themselves positively and accurately
• learn basic skills for working with others that will help to avoid traps as well as to enable success

As much as anything, this is a survival-skills class designed to help creative professionals take control of their careers. The assignments and exercises are intended to build a creative community in which students gain confidence and grow together.


  • Module 1: Creativity and Effective Brainstorming
    • In this module, students will learn about both the practice and nurturing of the creative state. Students will also learn four reliable ways to brainstorm.
  • Module 2: Your Personal Brand
    • In this module, students will learn how to apply the concepts of branding toward successfully presenting themselves to others.
  • Module 3: Working with Others
    • In this module, students will learn how to work with others. The lessons here will teach students the importance of honesty, communicating clearly , dealing constructively with criticism, and avoiding common workplace "traps."

Taught by

David Underwood


4.6 rating at Coursera based on 56 ratings

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