I am a writer, artist, coach and survivor who is passionate about using creativity to create joy and well-being. I offer a life coaching program that mixes powerful coaching tools with expressive arts. The program helps clients work through their challenges in a deep and meaningful way.
I believe in the mind, body and spirit connection. We are not parts of a whole but rater a complete and total system. This is important in coaching because in order to heal our lives we must understand and honor this connection. Concentrating on this connection while combining expressive arts and coaching tools can lead to deep self-discovery.
I offer several ways you can use your creativity for self-discovery and embracing your authentic self. If you would like to work one-on-one with me then visit expressive arts coaching for next steps. If you want to work on your own check out my online coaching and expressive arts journaling class. Need some inspiration? Visit my blog, Just My Creativity.
In conjunction with creativity I use four coaching principles that help me sort out issues, problems and challenges. I use these principles ALL the time. They help me stay calm, stay on track and build momentum.
Take the time to reflect. I can’t tell you how vital this really is. There are very few times in life when you must make an urgent decision. Others may pressure you for a decision, but you don’t have to accept the invitation. When I come across a problem or challenge, the first thing I do is reflect. For me that means listening to meditative music, journaling and asking lots of internal questions. The deeper the problem the longer I reflect. Once I have ideas and information I move to the next principle.
Next, it’s time to explore all the possibilities. This is where you figure out what is truly worthwhile and resonates with your authentic self. I use Google, Books and People to gather information. You may also find that once you have a piece of information you may hop back to reflection. That’s okay because using these principles is not a linear process.
Someone in the big wide world is having the same problem as you AND they may have figured it out. People are a tremendous resource. Seek out others to help you. You do not have to go it alone.
The last principle is all about creating an action plan, taking small steps and moving forward.
Why not start using your creativity today and see where it takes you? Kaleido Journaling for Self-Discovery teaches you how to recognize your inner critic, how to brainstorm, create action plans and use small steps to reach your goals. It blends expressive arts coaching tools with creativity. The course includes videos, articles, worksheet and e-book. Get yours for just ten dollars. Click on the special link below and enroll today.
It’s fun! The author has prepared well; she speaks at a measured pace and enunciates very clearly. Her presentation is suited to the course topic in that she dresses and presents herself colorfully and has taken the time to position herself in front a colorful and interest background. And there are a few times that she allows some fun, emotional expression out, which makes her seem real, and happy about her work, and fun to watch. Also, she gives a lot of permission and encouragement. –Sooz