About Creativity Coaching
Here’s the thing: I see you.
I see that bundle of unique talents, quirks, and inclinations you’ve got going on inside, waiting to blossom and thrive. I know all about those dream projects that feel over-the-top or too epic to achieve. I know it’s all in there, and deep down, you do, too. It’s my job to help you acknowledge your unique gifts, tap into your potential and then take action toward creating things that make your heart sing — because that’s the stuff that’s going to make other people swoon, too.
Have you ever seen a penguin swim? They look all awkward toddling about and then they dive into the water and you’re all, “Whoa! What the heck just happened there? It’s like watching a ballet!” That’s us before vs. after finding our purpose and creative groove. When your life and work start to look and FEEL more like penguins swimming, that’s when you know you’re getting there. And getting there is always less about arrival at a single destination than it is about process–refinement, effort, refinement, effort, repeat.
Creativity coaching can help you find new ways of seeing and being so you can create with joy and purpose–as naturally as a penguin in water. Think of me as the training wheels on your bike, or a personal trainer for your creative dreams. When you sign up for creativity coaching, you’re getting the benefit of my decade of experience as a self-employed writer, my gifts for intuition, empathy and humor, and my extensive network of fellow creatives, businesses and resources that help us make cool stuff and share it with the world.
I don’t offer packages, programs, or get-rich-quick magic formulas. It’s just you and me, getting to the core of who you were meant to be and how to best share that unique magic with the world.
I’m not here to sell you on anything that you don’t want or need; I’m here to help you thrive creatively. If you’d like to get a feel for how coaching works and/or whether we’d be a good partnership (something I highly recommend), grab a 30-minute Makearoo Mini Session (for just $30!) to see if we’re a good fit. Click here to set up a time to chat.
Otherwise, check out these ways we can work together to help you thrive creatively (click each description to read more):
Book individual Makearoo Creativity Coaching Sessions
- To work on a specific, short-term issue, to hit a straightforward, specific goal (such as brainstorming a tagline for your site, developing a fun and engaging social media strategy, or drafting an irresistible agent query letter).
- As a periodic tune-up for your creative business or projects. To see what it’s all about in a longer format that my 30-minute getting-to-know-you call.
Book a series of Makearoo Creativity Coaching Sessions
- To dig into deeper issues that are affecting your creative work, such as chronic self-sabotage (creative blocks, chronic procrastination, a cruel inner critic). To get help pinning down the best creative work for you (this is great if you’re endlessly starting and abandoning creative projects/blogs/businesses–that was me just a couple of years ago!)
- To tackle a long-term project beyond with more depth after completing a Makearoo Dream Launcher Session (see below).
You can select as few or as many coaching sessions as you’d like. Duration: 60 minutes. Cost: $125. Click here to book your Makearoo Creativity Coaching Session(s) Now!
This is one of my very favorite ways to spend a day. It’s like a virtual, one-on-one Camp Makearoo with just us two. Swooning yet? This is a chance to map out a big-ass dream, work through a hairy issue that keeps popping up and holding you back, to practice essential but potentially tricky or even painful conversations with loved ones, pals, coworkers, or acquaintances, to craft a marketing plan or launch that both feels like and works for you — any way you want to use our half-day session together — let’s jam!
This is the only offering I can also do in person if you’re local to the Chicago or Milwaukee areas! A field trip focused on YOU, YOU, YOU! Duration: 4.5 hours (including a 30-minute ‘pause to refresh’ in between). Cost: $450.
Note: Because of the time and energy commitment required, I offer a limited number of Makearoo Jam Sessions. Click here to set up your Jam Session!
A six-week intensive where we’ll work together toward a specific goal that requires a bit more planning and effort than an afternoon field trip or decision-making session. This is a good program if you’re facing big changes and/or projects with a lot of moving parts and adjustments (career change, starting a new biz, launching a site/blog). A Dream Launcher Session helps you pluck an idea from the “someday” file, break it down into manageable steps, and guide you toward completion.
We’ll start with pre-work to figure out where you are and where you’d like to be in six weeks, then we’ll do one 30-minute call each week, backed up by tasks specifically tailored to maintain your momentum and unlimited email support. Cost: $750.
Note: Because of the time commitment required, I offer a limited number of Dream Launcher Sessions at any given time, so if this one feels right to you, grab it while you can! Click here to launch your creative dream!