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Meet Coonoor, author of I Quit! The Life Affirming Joy of Giving Up
Coonoor Behal is the Founder & CEO of Mindhatch, a consultancy that helps organizations create the conditions for innovation and creativity to thrive. Through Mindhatch, Coonoor delivers her unique mix of expertise in Design Thinking, Organizational Improv™, Innovation Facilitation, and Diversity & Inclusion.
Coonoor has helped Deloitte create, prototype, and launch an in-house design thinking consulting arm; be a part of a “stealth” team of design strategists and researchers guiding numerous teams at Starbucks; trained more than 100 people at Bethpage Federal Credit Union in design thinking; helped the Department of State and the Pentagon use improv to be more creative and collaborative thinkers; and has helped the Inter-American Development Bank’s Gender & Diversity Division generate and come to consensus on their strategic vision.
Coonoor is also the author of I Quit! The Life-Affirming Joy of Giving Up, which will be published by New Degree Press in April 2021. The book seeks to help readers rethink and reframe quitting by sharing stories from everyday people who summoned the courage to quit things in their lives.
Coonoor has been an improv comedy performer for over 10 years, is an avid fan of professional tennis, and dotes on Nikka, her Bernese Mountain Dog.
Follow Coonoor on LinkedIn to get even more of her thoughts on quitting, innovation, and creativity.
I wrote I Quit! The Life-Affirming Joy of Giving Up because I’ve always loved quitting stories. I think learning the WHYs behind someone quitting something gets to the heart of who that person is and what their values are. I’ve also experienced quitting as a very positive experience in my own life – it’s always represented progress toward what I want in life.
I knew I couldn’t be the only one out there who had a different view on quitting.
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