Through her work teaching at Yale University and coaching musicians, arts leaders and creative business professionals, Astrid Baumgardner has transformed the lives of hundreds and hundreds of creatives. Creative Success Now lays out the secrets to creative success with:

The right mindset
The purpose-driven authenticity set and
The skillsets of success

Filled with inspirational stories and practical strategies and tools, Creative Success Now is your indispensable guide to coaching yourself to success. If you like your career advice with a touch of inspiration and humor, this is the book for you.


Astrid Baumgardner brings to life the value of creativity in life and work, weaving her deep experience with scholarly research and teaching expertise to transform the approaches to take to unlock deep creativity.” –
Amy Wrzesniewski, Michael H. Jordan Professor of Management, Yale School of Management
“As Lecturer and Coordinator of Career Strategies at the Yale School of Music, Astrid Baumgardner has demonstrated her creativity in both the classroom and coaching sessions. CREATIVE SUCCESS NOW is an excellent compendium for anyone wishing to unlock their creative impulse and enrich their imagination. With professional advice, experience, and storytelling woven into a seamless guide for creatives of all ages, the author illumines pathways for those willing to pursue their dreams.”
– Robert Blocker, The Henry and Lucy Moses Dean of Music, Professor of Piano and Professor of Management, affiliate, Yale University
“If you are a creative person who is procrastinating, the one thing you want to do is to read Astrid Baumgardner’s book, Creative Success Now. Don’t do it later! Read it now to manifest your creative projects.”
– Judy Carter, bestselling author of The Comedy Bible and The Message of You
“Astrid Baumgardner’s Creative Success Now: How Creatives Can Thrive in the 21st Century is equally inspirational and practical, and responds directly to the needs of artists and arts leaders – and everyone who seeks a deep personal connection to their life’s work. Baumgardner offers a practical guide to discovering professional fulfillment with clear steps for identifying the motivating passions and core values that lead to success. Her enthusiasm for the process leaps off every page!”
– Marc A. Scorca, President/CEO, Opera America
“A must-read book on career success that offers superb advice.”
–Robin Ryan, Bestselling Author of 60 Seconds & You’re Hired!