I’m a creativity coach who helps people live their most prolific, authentic, and joy-filled lives. Whether you’re a blocked artist, or don’t consider yourself to be creative but you’ve always wanted to be, I will partner with you to set your inner artist free.
I believe every human is naturally creative. As a 4-year-old, if you were given a pack of crayons and a blank piece of paper, you probably started drawing in a heartbeat. At some point, though, you may have had a painful experience that forced your inner artist into hiding; perhaps your art was criticized or you were twirling in your tutu and you were told to grow up. It’s the reason many of us draw at a 2nd grade level; that’s right around the time we received the message that our art isn’t good enough. But when we hold ourselves back from creativity, we experience dullness, disconnection, and dissatisfaction. I’m here to help you rediscover your vitality and find joy and fulfillment in the everyday. I will offer my full support and cheer you on as you get in tune with your authentic self, find your unique brilliance, and create from a place of deeply rooted confidence.
I have gone from being a blocked artist to an extremely creative one. I was steeped in the arts from a young age, yet my creativity was stifled. I earned a classical education at home, studying Latin, Greek, math, and music. I learned classical cello and ballet, dedicating myself to perfection in both arts. Just when I thought I was headed towards a career in music or dance, I developed achilles tendonitis and had to quit ballet. I began to practice even more intensely, putting all my energy into cello, and just when I had received a full scholarship to study the instrument, I sustained an overuse injury in my forearms which required that I take six months off. Instead of giving up on being an artist, I found new ways to harness my creativity. I started writing songs, and found a home in my voice by converting string melodies to lyrical lines; a playground of freedom and expression. I began taking different styles of dance, like West African, Jazz, and Swing. Eventually, though, I went from the classical “box” to the singer-songwriter “box”, and felt the same pressure to succeed that I once had. I became extremely focused on writing and recording only songs that would sell, rather than allowing myself an enjoyable creative outlet. I signed with a licensing agency, and had songs placed with Netflix, Snapchat, Michael Kors, and the CW. And I experienced more stress and blockages than ever before, going months at a time without writing. Finally, I began my journey of creative recovery. I remembered why I wanted to write songs in the first place. The joy of music and movement began to captivate me once again, and I began figure skating, my earliest childhood dream. I also released a solo EP in May of 2020.
Through my own journey as well as through working with others, I have learned a lot about the creative process, what gets in the way, and how we can learn to have more of it in our lives. I have helped people break through to write their first song, get on stage for the first time, and sing after not having done so for decades. If you want to revive your inner artist, and embrace your life more deeply and wholeheartedly through creativity, I’d love to partner with you to bring your dreams to life.