writer. creative strategist. collaborator.
Carolyn is a Brooklyn-based writer, author and creative strategist. She’s the co-author of Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind (Penguin) and the creator of the popular Creative Types personality test.
Her first book, Wired to Create, was published in 10 foreign languages and earned critical praise from publications including The New York Times, who called it a "satisfying overview of creativity research that is likely to provide nuggets of wisdom to even the most seasoned creative spirit."
Carolyn spent the first decade of her career covering psychology, health and spirituality for publications like Scientific American, TIME, Harvard Business Review, The New Republic, Quartz and The Huffington Post, where she worked for six years as a Senior Writer. She’s discussed her work at TEDx, Talks@Google, Harvard Public Health Forum, Yale and Consciousness Hacking NYC, as well as on MSNBC and The TODAY Show.
As a creative collaborator, Carolyn’s eclectic clientele includes Fortune 500 executives, Ivy League psychologists, Brazilian shamans, consciousness researchers, Vedic spiritual teachers and creative entrepreneurs. She has guided her clients on the journey from the concept to creation, and penned winning book proposals and non-fiction titles for publishing houses including Penguin Random House, St. Martin’s Press, Hay House and Public Affairs/Hachette. She also earned research credits for her contributions to Arianna Huffington's New York Times bestselling books The Sleep Revolution and Thrive, and wrote the foreword to a new edition of the classic philosophical work, The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.
She has also worked with brands including Adobe, WeWork and Casper on copy and creative activations.
Carolyn graduated from McGill University in Montreal with an honours degree in Philosophy. When she’s not writing, you can find her doing yoga, reading esoteric books, goldsmithing, and cooking and eating with her husband at their home, a converted Catholic church in Williamsburg.