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General Creativity Overview
General overview of creativity, the mind-body connection and touch points of an “athletic mind.” (30m - 1h)

Care and Feeding of the Mind and Body
Exploring tools and techniques to help your body support cognitive performance from rest to diet to exercise. (30m - 2h)

Mental Olympics
A series of high-energy exercises to “stretch out” your left and right brain, plus memory skills. (1h)

Towards Enhanced Memory
Discussion and exercises relating memory’s role in creativity and developing an enhanced memory (and how to deliver memorable content to another). (1h)

Abstract Creativity Tools
Discussion and exercises to explore abstract creativity tools for creative thinking and problem solving. (1h - 3h)

Creativity Exercises (solo and group)
Discussion and exercises exploring a myriad of creativity exercises, tools and techniques. (1h - 4h)

Creativity and Problem Solving
Discussion and exercises exploring problem framing, constraint realization and creative problem solving. (30m - 2h)

Brainstorming (individual and group)
Discussion and exercises to enhance solo and team brainstorming sessions. (30m - 2h)

Creativity in a Team Setting
Discussion and exercises exploring creativity in a team context. (30m - 2h)

Developing a Personal Creativity Plan
Discussion and exercises to help an individual develop a creative growth action plan. (30m - 1h)

Limited Game Creation
Large-scale team creative problem solving exercise in which small groups work together with limited constraints to explore, develop, test and present a board game. (1h - 2h)

Next Steps
Quick overview of other web, book and program resources for continued learning. (30m)

Team Boot Camp


Your team is the highly-skilled tool you use to compete in your competitive marketplace--doesn’t it make sense to give your team every advantage possible? The Creativity Boot Camp is a chance to educate your team in the care, feeding and use of their most important development tool: their creative mind.

Facilitator Paul Schuytema can deliver a customized on-site Creativity Boot Camp for your team that will energize them and provide you with lasting benefits, excited team members and real tools that work. Schedule

The Creativity Boot Camp can consist of 1, 2 or 3 days of on-site creativity training for your game development team. The program (especially day 3) can be customized to meet the needs of your team.

Who can benefit:

  • * Teams who needs a “shot in the arm” of creativity
  • * Teams with a large population of members who are new to the game development process
  • * Teams who want to take control of their mental literacy and creative energies (to give themselves a competitive edge)
  • * Teams who feel that there is not enough “creativity parity” between designs, content creators, technical staff and team management
  • * Teams who want to solve a game development problem or want to tackle the initial design stages or design refinements of a game through an active creative process


  • * Determine needs of team
  • * Design 1-3 day plan
  • * Delivery of on-site training
  • * Delivery of any “post session” materials (within 10 days)
  • * 30 days of post session “creative tech support”



The Creativity Boot Camp can deliver a powerful, exciting and productive seminar to your team or group (as a stand-alone presentation or as part of a larger conference or event).

Creativity Boot Camp seminars can be a single hour, a half-day or a full-day in length. Seminar topics include:

  • * Creativity Overview
  • * Facets of the Athletic Mind
  • * The Care and Feeding of Your Brain
  • * Mental Calisthenics for a Nimble Mind
  • * Visualization and Deconstruction
  • * Team Brainstorming
  • * Active Problem-Solving
  • * Character Design
  • * Game Design



A creativity coach serves as a reliable source of advice and information on an as-needed basis, using both casual and scheduled discussions and correspondence. A coach works over an extended period of time to increase a person's or organization's capacity to address a wide range of creativity and problem-solving issues.


  • * Two monthly phone calls (up to one hour each) scheduled at a mutually convenient time
  • * Email access throughout the month for a reasonable level of questions and queries
  • * Monthly creativity newsletter via email, on the latest developments in mental literacy
  • * Access to specialized Creativity Boot Camp planning and assessment tools
  • * Reduced fees (20% discount) on any seminars and workshops offered by the Creativity Boot Camp

Why use a Creativity Coach?

Often large projects change over time, and it can become expensive to use a consultant or full seminar for small ongoing decisions, creativity jump-starting or ad hoc problem solving. Also, individuals may wish to work with a coach to touch base on mental literacy progress over time, to keep the development of a nimble, athletic mind on track.

Coaching is often much more affordable for leader-based projects and one-on-one creativity enhancements. For the cost of a single visit to the site, the coach's expertise and experience is available to for a full year.

The coaching package includes access to tools, guidelines, exercises, and planning systems to help you identify tasks and techniques quickly and easily. Coaching saves time. Most questions and queries can be answered by email in hours or a day or two. The monthly phone call provides an extended time to discuss issues in depth.