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Last updated August 16, 2019

What Color Is Your Imagination?

A book about creativity and problem solving, inspired by a conversation with a four year old child.

What Color Is Your Imagination?

A book about creativity and problem solving, inspired by a conversation with a four year old child.

$40
pledged of $3,500pledged of $3,500 goal
5
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 14 2019 4:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 16, 2019

About


Part of the Pre-Order Phase
Part of the Pre-Order Phase

The What Color Is Your Imagination? book is currently in the Pre-Order phase of publication with the release date for the printed book scheduled for September 10, 2019.  By purchasing the book here on Kickstarter rather than on one of the other retail sites, you get the book just a little bit sooner than regular pre-orders. PLUS, you get some great discounts and/or swag.  

This book was inspired by a conversation with my then four year old son.  His question and subsequent declaration about the color of his imagination sparked my own curiosity and then lead to an inspirational presentation for my staff when I was a Head Start Director.  

That was over a decade ago.   Since then I have presented the What Color Is Your Imagination? theme as a workshop and keynote to a number of clients and at a number of events.  I am finally putting the lessons into a book!


What Color Is Your Imagination? ™ is Who Moved My Cheese?© meets 7 Habits of Highly Effective People©. It starts with a metaphor where the types of problem-solving behaviors and environments are represented by an assortment of colors.  

For example, Yellow Imagination is the “we’ve always done it that way” type of imagination, or the imagination of fear. Green Imagination sees creativity as a commodity to be traded and, therefore, is highly impacted by personal motivations and incentives. White Imagination is the implementation of the creativity of others and is therefore not as “vivid” and “vibrant,” is less impactful than original ideas.  Black Imagination is what we would call the “mad genius” type of imagination.  Those exhibiting this type of imagination are the ones about whom we usually wish, “If they would only use their powers for good.”  

The ideal is Purple Imagination.  It is the combination of Red Imagination and Blue Imagination. If we take Red Imagination (love, passion, and enthusiasm) and combined it with Blue Imagination (analytics, statistics, and empiricism) we get Purple Imagination: a synergistic, almost exponentially beneficial relationship where innovation and invention occur. 

The second half of the book gives the reader ten ways to increase their chances of creating their own Purple Imagination.

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The more backers the campaign gains, the more successful the campaign, the more rewards and milestones we will be able to actualize! 

If we make it to the last two stretch goals, it means the book project can increase its mini-grants to members of the Head Start community. 

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Keynote at an event
Keynote at an event

About Nadine Owens Burton

Ms. Owens Burton has been a teacher, a university administrator and a Head Start Director. Since 2005 she has been the President of her own speaking and quality improvement services company, Owens Burton Consulting. The book What Color Is Your Imagination? is the first in a plan to publish books for each of her three proprietary quality improvement themes. The next in the series will be The Power of CARE™, followed by The Promising Professional™

About Owens Burton Consulting, LLC

The mission of Owens Burton Consulting (OBC) is to provide clients and audiences with quality training and keynote services that provide information, inspiration and strategies for implementation, thus creating effective and efficient personal and professional lives. 


Booklets at a Workshop
Booklets at a Workshop

Risks and challenges

The risk is minimal, but there is always risk with anything in life. For this project, the risk is if the project exceeds my expectations and goal and I have to get a LOT of books to pledgers by the estimated delivery date. The good news is that you can see the book is already in the pre-order stage and available online with a September 10th release date. I am using a reputable book publishing company -- BookBaby -- so there should be no problem with the POD and delivery of books. If the project is extremely successful, the challenge will be with fulfillment. If that is the case, I have worked with two great printing companies for my workshop booklets and other literature over the years that also do fulfillment services. I would work with one or both of them to ensure the books are delivered as close as possible to the estimated delivery date.

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    The Book Club Package

    The perfect package for your next book club selection. You get ten (10) copies of the What Color Is Your Imagination books plus ten (10) WCIYI-branded notebooks to write down your thoughts, questions and ideas before, during and after the book club meeting.

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    The Workshop Package

    The What Color Is Your Imagination? theme has been taught as a workshop by Owens Burton Consulting. It has would make a great inspirational workshop for any team. This package will provide the purchaser with a 1/2 day (up to 3.5 hours) workshop for up to 25 attendees and twenty-five (25) copies of the WCIYI book.
    NOTE: This represents a significant discount from the usual fee for an Owens Burton Consulting/Nadine Owens Burton workshop; which is usually between $1,500 and $3,000, depending on title and group size. This pledge amount does not include any applicable travel expenses such as airfare or hotel accommodations that would be negotiated and billed separately. The workshop will be presented at the location chosen by the Pledging Organization at a mutually agreed upon time, between October 2019 and October 2020.

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    The Keynote Package

    The What Color Is Your Imagination? theme is a great keynote speech to inspire greater creativity in any organization. This keynote speech package would include the delivery of the WCIYI keynote at your event as well as two hundred (200) copies of the book. You can choose to give away the books to your attendees or re-sell them. This represents a discounted rate for speaking services generally provided by Owens Burton Consulting/Nadine Owens Burton, as the pledging organization will NOT be billed separately for related travel expenses. Owens Burton Consulting and the Pledging Organization will determine a mutually agreed upon date for the keynote to be delivered between October 2019 and October 2020.

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