Sir Ken Robinson’s speech on how schools are killing creativity is the most popular TED talk of all time. A creativity expert and globally recognized leader in arts education, Robinson is troubled by a growing trend in developed countries toward career dissatisfaction and apathy. Especially in a depressed economy where jobs are scarce, Robinson argues, we need to resist the tendency to “punch the clock”, and instead must take any measures necessary to “find our element.”

Video:  How to Find Your Element: The Path to Discovering Your Talents and Passions

In How to Find Your Element, his 7-session workshop for Big Think Mentor, creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson tackles the epidemic of dissatisfaction with work and life. He offers practical exercises and tips for discovering your “element” – the environment and set of activities that will activate your unique abilities, sustain your happiness, and enable you to live your best possible life.

In this workshop, you’ll learn to:

  • Understand the concept and the value of “finding your element”

  • Recognize the perils and promise of the two-fold (internal and external) path to finding your element.

  • Discover your specific talents

  • Identify your passions (which may differ from your talents)

  • Take steps to ensure that your attitude and beliefs are steering you toward (rather than away from) your element.