Need a creative boost?
Have a creative project that needs an experienced outside eye?
Have a creative mind but struggling to create up to your potential?
Overwhelmed by challenge or change in your creative work?
I consult on creative projects (unsticking blocks and making higher and deeper levels of work possible) and,
I coach individual creators and creative teams to better know and use their own best process.
I work with creators of any age or background or discipline, on their own or within groups/organizations, from writers and visual artists to songwriters and entrepreneurs.
Working with me on creative challenges can help you:
-understand what triggers your best work
-move through blocks
-take a creative leap forward
-take your next best step (no matter how scared you are)
-increase your success, satisfaction, enjoyment and abilities – for the long term!
I combine the poet’s sensitivity to the spirit of the individual with a practical “let’s get you the tools you are missing so you have what you need to move forward” approach that gives great results with true respect to the whole person and their process of development.
I specialize in what I think of as ‘the creatively wired mind” – individuals who may not fit standard learning or doing systems. This includes artists, students and other creators and learners labeled as “gifted”, “difficult”, or otherwise complex, including those with diagnoses of ADD or ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger’s Syndrome, non-specific processing or learning disabilities, etc (with or without the common accompanying challenges of performance or completion anxiety), and those who are creatively inclined but under-mentored, or hampered by patterns of perfectionism and procrastination.
I’ve been fascinated by the challenges and potential of creative desires and creative work for for most of my life. I’ve been fortunate to train in Advanced Creativity Coaching and Coaching Writers with Eric Maisel, author of Coaching the Artist Within, Fearless Creating, A Life in the Arts, The Creativity Book, A Writer’s Space, Creativity for Life, and many otherinsightful resources for the creative life.
My multi-arts background includes drama, music, writing, movement and visual art. I am privileged to be the daughter of an architect and a philosophy professor, and to have grown up knowing the satisfactions of asking revealing questions about what inspires us and how we relate to the ideas and possibilities in our creative lives. I have a degree in Art History (and graduate degrees in Medieval Studies and in English), and have worked as a community arts teacher, a museum educator, a writing instructor, an event producer, a design consultant, and even a sculptor’s model. I am deeply committed to a personal creative practice (with a poetic perspective at its center),
Explore what creativity coaching or project consultation can do for you – contact me at coachingcreativeminds (at) gmail (dot) com or wellfedpoet (at) gmail (dot) com