Creative Problem Solving for Consultants

Solving complex problems requires creativity to think up new approaches and unique ideas. As a consultant, you solve problems all the time and are often hired for your brain and brilliance. But, sometimes we get stale. Join Dr. Amy Climer and learn the Creative Problem Solving process to move past the staleness to fresh, brilliant ideas. Creative Problem Solving is a research-based, four-stage process that is used as a guide to innovative thinking. In this fast-paced, interactive workshop, you will learn and experience the Creative Problem Solving process, gain a deeper understanding about creativity, and begin to solve a real problem related to your work. Don’t sit back and relax; get ready to dive in and be creative.

Educational Outcomes:

  • Learn the four steps to the creative problem solving process and how they can help you be more creative.
  • Practice with idea generation tools
  • Gain new tools to move past creative blocks


About the Facilitator: 

Amy Climer, Ph.D., CSP 

Dr. Amy Climer helps organizations increase their creativity so they can maximize innovation. Her clients include the Mayo Clinic, the U.S. Department of Defense, and Stanford University. Amy is the host of The Deliberate Creative Podcast where she shares practical advice and strategies to help leaders build innovative teams. She designed Climer Cards, a creativity and teambuilding tool to deepen conversations and generate ideas. Her TEDx talk The Power of Deliberate Creative Teams explains her research which led to an assessment tool used to help teams reach their creative potential. Amy has a PhD in Leadership & Change from Antioch University and is trained or certified in Creative Problem Solving, Immunity to Change, and the FourSight Thinking System. She lives in Asheville, NC. Learn more about Amy at

8:00 - 10:00 am - each 4th Friday of the month
Zoom - online