As a creativity coach I help writers and artist with their work. Coaching can help people brainstorm, set goals, make a plan and finish their project. The cool thing is, you don’t have to go it alone. A creativity coach like me can support you.
Throughout high school I enjoyed art, drama, writing and music classes. However, it makes me sad that these classes are not offered to students today. I am very thankful I had the opportunity.
I studied Theatre, English and Art at the University of Montevallo. In the above picture, that’s me in the pantsuit playing the role as Mrs. Jones. I also wrote the play.
After graduation I went to work in a nursing home. It was fabulous because they paid me to lead art, drama, writing and music groups. I didn’t realize it at the time but this is where my career as a creativity coach started. Another thing I learned was the value of expressive arts. I watched participants heal through art. That’s very powerful.
After a few years of working in nursing homes I decided to build a consulting business from what I had learned. I developed a program that taught others how to provide quality expressive arts in nursing homes and hospitals. I developed training manuals and three on-line classes. Besides that I traveled across the country providing classes and workshops. And finally I wrote over a hundred articles on the benefits of expressive arts.
To compliment my education and experience in creative arts I have invested in five different coaching training programs.
I am a certified creativity coach and an ICF certified life coach.
I have provided over 850 individual sessions. That’s a lot of coaching! Most of my clients are working on writing projects, art projects and other creative endeavors. Along with coaching sessions I have also provided over fifty online group classes to date. Last year I created my first Udemy class, Kaleido Journaling for Self-Awareness and have students from all over the world. I have provided LOTS of in-person workshops, clients include AARP, California Department of Aging and World Relief. To learn more about my work experience, training and education visit my LinkedIn Profile.
Here is a list of my skills as a coach and educator.
Kimba Livesay was a superstar while serving as a coach for Life Reimagined, providing excellent coaching services to our clients. She received client satisfaction ratings of over 95%. They loved her enthusiasm and creativity. Kimba also actively worked with me to improve the Life Reimagined service portfolio and client experience. I found her insight invaluable for the coaching operations. Kimba’s enthusiasm and positive attitude are contagious and help clients achieve effective results. –Colin Callahan, Director of Coaching Services for Life Reimagined
I live in a magical cottage in Northern California with my Spouse and daughter. We also host four cats and my very special friend, Olivia the Boston Terrier.
Currently I am working on a series of abstract oil paintings. I had forgotten how long it takes oil paint to dry! Also, I am working on my first mystery novel. It’s so much fun to plot out a good story.
As a creativity coach, I work with a diverse group of creative people. I offer one-on-one coaching services by appointment. Several times during the year I offer online classes and in-person workshops. If you want to know about my classes join my mailing list. You can also find coaching and creativity resources by reading my blog, Being Creative.