By Maija Fast
Crack the Cast –
Become the Creative Leader
You Want to Be
What’s the story of your life that you want to create? This book will be your guide to utilising your unique approach to creativity.
- Do you feel that you have more to give than your organisation is ready for?
- Are you frustrated that day-to-day creativity and innovation are not championed although they are touted as strategic objectives?
- Do you want to be able to be your authentic self at work and embrace your strengths?
You don’t need to have a leadership title to be a creative leader. The ®CREATE model Maija Fast crafted will be the guide for your journey, harnessing your creativity. You can become an inspiring leader in all areas of your life: work, family, friendships and community.
Creativity helps you navigate uncertainty and embrace opportunities. The brave leader of today is compassionate, vulnerable and inclusive.
Maija Fast is the author behind Create. She is an inspirational enabler, catalyst and connector who sees possibilities everywhere. Her multi-disciplinary work internationally addresses the needs and potential of human creativity.
She gathers together passionate people with different skill sets to create something unique. She has exhibited the art of several female photo artists, ceramists and painters. She has been invited to speak at international seminars, events and university lecture series. Her passion is to support people and organisations to thrive.
Both in her roles as a mother, speaker, gallerist and community activist as well as in her work as a coach and leader, she focuses on listening, supporting and inspiring. Maija is an enabler of growth, noticing elements within and coaxing out the creativity innate all of us.
Maija has held several leadership roles, been part of seven leadership teams and has led networks and associations for more than 20 years in multiple fields and organisations both internationally and in her native Finland. Maija inspires individuals, organisations and open networks to think outside the box and innovate.
I started reading CREATE with a logical mindset. Then I checked in with myself and asked: what if the whole point is to let go of logic and discover my inner (maybe even hidden) creativity? So, I tossed that out of the window, which had a transformative effect.
I had to let go of my ‘I’m not creative’ belief in order to gain the assurance and confidence that even I have lots of creativity to tap into.
What a liberating reading experience!
– Rina Sirén, Partner Miltton Sparks
Crack the Cast –
Become the Creative Leader You Want to Be
Book about age-diversity
Maija Fast is also co-writer in a book about age-diversity, which was published by Helsingin Kauppakamari in September 2023. The book is available for purchase in Helsingin Kauppakamari webshop.
fast creative events
The book launch event of Maija Fast's CREATE Crack the Cast - Become the Creative Leader You Want to Be took place in the violin shop gallery on January 27th 2023. The event was a huge success with the art exhibition opening of Jenni Emilia, music by Nana Yhtye and...
The Imagine Music art exhibition by Dasha Pears opened with a very special event. We had the pleasure to enjoy probably the first ever catwalk fashion show in a violin shop by the very talented Juulia Peuhkuri. Juulia's dresses were featured in Dasha's Imagine...
The beautiful Creatures of Nature art exhibition was opened with a warm event Friday 16th August. Creatures of Nature is collaboration between two artists: international award winning photographer Mikaela Holmberg and award winning floral artist Päivi Lehti. They work...