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Kimba Livesay, Professional Coach

Creativity Coach

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.

Education

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.

Work Experience

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.

Training Programs and Certification

To compliment my education and experience in creative arts I have invested in five different coaching training programs.

  • Martha Beck Life Coach Training
  • Kaizen Muse Creativity Coaching
  • International Coaching Federation Training
  • Life Reimagined Coaching
  • Nine Modern Day Muse Training

I am a certified creativity coach and an ICF certified life coach.

Experience as a Creativity Coach

Creativity coach kimba livesay

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.

My Skills

Here is a list of my skills as a coach and educator.

Coaching

95%

Expressive Arts

98%

Creative Writing

95%

Training

95%

Workshop Facilitation

95%

Public Speaking

95%

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

Magical Cottage

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.

Services

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.