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The Breakthrough Creativity Profile is an essential tool for revealing creative talents in the workplace. It is a learning instrument that pinpoints dominant and auxiliary preferences among eight creative styles, offering individuals a comprehensive insight into their creative abilities, including associated strengths and challenges.

Creativity and Innovation

Self-assessment and workshop


Individuals at any organizational level who need to enhance their creative abilities and produce more creative results.

1.5 to 2.5 hours


What are your creative styles? What do you picture when you envision someone creative? Perhaps an artist or inventor? Sure, these people are visibly creative, but the fact is that everyone is creative. Just as there are multiple styles of intelligence, there are multiple creative styles that produce different yet equally valuable results.

From creativity expert Dr. Lynne Levesque, the Breakthrough Creativity Profile is the tool you need to uncover creative talents in the workplace. Based on Carl Jung's well-known personality theory, this learning instrument identifies dominant and auxiliary preferences from eight creative styles: adventurer, diplomat, explorer, inventor, navigator, pilot, poet, and visionary.

This comprehensive profile provides individuals with an in-depth understanding of their creative talents, as well as their associated creative styles, strengths, and challenges. It can also be used to create a team profile that provides a better understanding of the impact individual talents have on the team's creative results, enables the team to explore gaps and challenges, and allows the group to develop an action plan to become more creative as a team.

How it works

The Breakthrough Creativity Profile presents a series of 16 incomplete statements, where individuals are asked to assign points to four possible endings based on how they would typically behave in the given situation. Scores reveal preferences across both data-collecting and decision-making creative talents. One's dominant or auxiliary creative preference is identified as a data-collecting talent, and the other is identified as a decision-making talent.

Data-Collecting Creative Talents:

  • Adventurer
  • Navigator
  • Explorer
  • Visionary

Decision-Making Creative Talents:

  • Diplomat
  • Inventor
  • Pilot
  • Poet

Also included are three workshops that enable you to expand the learning using step-by-step facilitator guidelines and professional Microsoft PowerPoint presentations:

  • Breakthrough Creativity Workshop: Challenges individuals to take action and develop a stronger sense of creative talent.
  • Team Profile Workshop: Focuses on the impact individual differences have on the team's creative results, explores the team's creativity profile, identifies gaps and opportunities, and develops an action plan to become more creative.
  • Creative Problem-Solving Workshop: Helps individuals and teams apply their creative talents to solving tough problems, understand the impact of individual differences in the ability to creatively solve problems, and develop an action plan to become more creative.

Learning outcomes

Organizations ready to integrate creativity and creative styles into their DNA can achieve significant benefits.

These include:

  • Better team performance
  • Increased flexibility
  • Greater retention rates
  • Creative problem-solving  
  • Competitive advantage in the marketplace

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand creativity and the impact of creative talent differences.
  • Identify one's creative talents and recognize the contributions of each style.
  • Improve problem-solving and inventive thinking capabilities.
  • Assess team members' creative talents and construct a team profile.
  • Create an action plan for individuals and teams to become more creative.

Uses and applications

The Breakthrough Creativity Profile is effective as a standalone learning instrument or part of a more comprehensive training program for individuals and teams and can be used as a:

  • Centerpiece of a creative talents workshop.
  • Foundation for a leadership development program.
  • Diagnostic tool to develop a creative talents profile for teams.
  • Module in a creative problem-solving workshop.
  • Starting point for the development of products and solutions.
  • Tool to build self-confidence, employee morale, and collaboration.

What to order

Facilitator Guide: Order One Guide per Trainer

This detailed, step-by-step guide for planning and delivering a powerful learning experience gives you everything needed to facilitate a full-day workshop with background information, assessment instructions, scripts, discussion questions, activities, and samples of the assessment. Facilitator support materials will be available as a digital download link in your order confirmation.

Paper Assessment 5-Pack: Order One Pack for Up to Five Participants.

A comprehensive takeaway that includes critical content, worksheets, and forms used during the workshop, as well as additional tools for on-the-job use.

QuickStart Train-the-Trainer: 1-Hour Virtual Coaching Session for This Product

QST is a convenient, one-hour virtual coaching session for first-time facilitators of this product. You'll receive personalized, one-on-one coaching with a subject matter expert who will get you up to speed quickly and accurately so you can step into the onsite with confidence. We'll answer all your questions about the facilitation of the product. And you can add additional coaching hours as needed. Your coaching session can be provided by telephone or video call and at a time of your choosing.

Facilitators will also receive an HRDQ Certificate of Completion for completing the QuickStart session.

About the authors

Lynne C. Levesque, Ed.D., is an expert in the field of creativity and leadership with over 20 years of experience consulting, training, and researching. She is the author of Breakthrough Creativity: Achieving Top Performance Using the Eight Creative Talents (Davies-Black, June 2001), as well as numerous articles and Harvard Business School cases for the Harvard Business Review and the Sloan Management Review. Ms. Levesque holds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and an EdD in Creativity from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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