Career Bootcamp - Think Creatively

This course is suitable for people mid-career who want to sharpen or form a personal focus for their work, gaining awareness of worth, capacity and strengths, or for people starting out on their career who will benefit from being conscious of the different shapes their career path can take...

Taught by: Alice Holmberg.


This course is suitable for people mid-career who want to sharpen or form a personal focus for their work, gaining awareness of worth, capacity and strengths, or for people starting out on their career who will benefit from being conscious of the different shapes their career path can take.

The five-day course will be taught through a mixture of lectures, discussions, individual work and group collaboration. You will undertake a variety of exercises to help you think creatively about yourself and where your career is going.

"Career bootcamp – Think Creatively!" is conceived as a breather from everyday business. The goal is to enable a value balance between career and the whole person. It’s a bootcamp to create or invigorate personal career strategy and whether it ignites changes or not, you will come away with an asset map and an awareness around your own decision-making – and possibly much more, you decide!

We will analyse these from a perspectives of society, business and the individual, moving between the abstract and the tangible to establish an own position. We will also be learning from unusual success-stories, nature´s resilience strategies, contemporary culture, the value of unintended developments and power of societal narratives.

From a whole person perspective, there is more to you than your formally acquired skills. Just as well as you might have aspirations that are not directly linked to your career, but nevertheless contingent on career choices. We will be bringing these together. What does it mean for your career if, say, you wanting to spend more time outdoors, to be closer to people or become fluent in a certain subjectmatter, travel more or travel less, be more public, meeting people from different sectors, wanting to feel more ownership, focus more, or diversify. These are all valid personal drivers, but often hard to integrate in the worklife.

During the "Career bootcamp – Think Creatively!" course, we introduce tools to help creating personal resilience. We will action-learn and apply the tools directly, once leaned, they can be taken home and reused at any time in the future.  


Focuses on how to grow the things that really matter to you. We will explore awareness, critical awareness and values in life work and play. w You’ll explore why self-knowledge matters, how to get more of it and gain a deeper understanding of the values and ambitions that drive you.

Unusual Careers
We will loosen up the phenomenon ’a good job’ and ’making a career’ and open up the scope of choice. Beginning with the personal values from day 1, we will draw inspiration from unusual paths taken, biographies and careers and harness insights for our own. The work will include theories of change, catching out preconceptions and move toward conscious decision-making.

The Craft of Talent
It is said that it takes ten years to become an overnight success. That is to prepare for success and what does that mean? 
This is an interactive session aiming at awareness, in general, but also to begin to move from the abstract to a translation to each person in the room. ex. Is talent something one builds? Is everyone talented at something? How to find one’s own talent?

Praxis & Methods
We begin a Work-Life-Play Balance with ways of finding and sustaining meaningful work, knowing that this will change over time whether you’re looking for to a more fulfilling career or to stay at the top of your game. 
We will build on the insights from the three prior days and on the forth transition into identifying personal potential. This will include asset mapping, values analysis and alignment and "keep the fun".

Its all about you!
This is about realising your creative potential (and yes! You are creative). The final piece of work is an exercise to see new possibilities in all of your endeavours. We will reflect on the week’s lessons, individually and in the group, and find ways of making a difference in your life and community.

Whether you will use the week to overhaul your career plan, create one or get ready to jump, "Career bootcamp – Think Creatively!" is here to increase the understanding what you can achieve from your career – and beyond!

Inspiration reading list

Tutor information

Alice Holmberg is a designer and entrepreneur. She has a habit of making change wherever she goes and as such, has co-established an entirely new university institute because the understanding of the subject matter needed a paradigm shift, has played a key part in building up a London based charity to enhance participation in urban planning, was analysing post-colonial national identity building out of crude curiosity, and you will find her advising start-ups simply because the world misses out without them.

At Central Saint Martins, Alice teaches Creative Resilience at the MA Innovation Management. She has an MA of Design from the University of the Arts in Berlin, is a Fellow of the British Royal Society of the Arts and the German National Academic Foundation and her research on post-colonial national identity building has been endorsed by HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, where Alice originally hails from.

Alice is an individual design strategist, active across sectors in private companies, public bodies and academia, and has worked in 10 different countries across the globe. She is also the founder of Pride & Produce (

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