In Cahoots: A Playbook for Creative Collaboration

Discover connections between creativity, conflict, and collaboration to amplify your impact for the greater good.


In Cahoots is meant not just to be read, but used. It’s written for people committed to working with others on projects that matter to them, those who need to collaborate to accomplish their goals. In Cahoots integrates diverse models from the fields of psychology, creativity, and communication into a robust playbook for developing your interpersonal creativity. You will use what you know about your creative style, personality type, values, and conflict style to develop your social, emotional, and communication intelligence. You will come to appreciate the positive feedback loop between creativity and conflict. In Cahoots distills author Louise Neilson’s 25 years of research, practice, service, and teaching into a guidebook full of practical insights and advice for working In Cahoots with those around you.

About the Author

Louise Neilson—Creative Strategist, Mediator, Author
  • Professional mediator with a master’s degree in creativity and innovation.
  • Trained, coached and/or mentored hundreds of new mediators.
  • 25 years teaching classes in mediation process, management, conflict and creativity, civic advocacy, and inclusive group processes.

“She’s incredibly knowledgeable, wise, energetic,
funny, and caring. A winning combination.”

-former student


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