After a dozen years of people asking me to train them in my workshop methods, the time is here.
The first four training sessions took place in 2015-2018. The next session begins in Spring, 2019.
Whether you want to:
- Take the training just for yourself
- Adapt the methods to your own workshops and classes
- Teach my workshops in your community
- Take this work to underserved populations
- Travel the world while you get paid to teach workshops along the way
- Become a more effective speaker, leader, presenter
- Use the framework to design your own body of work (I hope you do!)
- Figure out how to scale up and reach a bigger audience
I want to help you do that.
It’s also ok if you have absolutely no idea why you want this or what you would do with it (this usually how I end up in all the courses I take).
There are people who need you to guide them, who:
- want to find their creative voice, or make a new body of work
- are in a life transition that is difficult or scary— like divorce, illness, empty nest, career change,
- struggle with being seen, or putting their work into the world.
- have no idea what they want, just something “more creative”
- crave clarity and focus—too many ideas without enough follow-through!
But how to help them? How to create and facilitate a great workshop experience?
Why should people hire YOU? This takes years of trial and error and expense to figure out on our own.
What You’ll Get
Experience from the inside out with The Creative Journey Method: A unique way of approaching creativity that is informed by depth psychology, intuitive healing, indigenous wisdom, critical thinking and spiritual inquiry. Yeah! Those are a lot of paths converging here!
Leadership Training: How to lead workshops that engage and inspire people. The best tools from leadership, behavioral psychology, coaching, and…believe it or not… wilderness guiding.
Creativity Workshop Design: a proven set of tools, methodology and philosophy, that can be adapted and used with every type of audience and experience.
This work is used in psychiatric hospitals, orphanages, corporate offsite meetings, conferences, universities, grade schools, spiritual retreat centers, churches, art schools, and in living rooms and community centers all over the world.
Business Chops: How to fill your workshops, what to charge, strategies and tactics that work, and what to avoid. There are about a thousand things at play here – I promise to keep it all simple, fun, do-able.
Community + Connection: The global community of Creative Journey and Creative Sketchbook Facilitators, or “Guidesses” as we like to call ourselves, is strong, supportive, and comforting, 24/7. Sorry if that just sounded like a description of your favorite bra.
We are a global circle of kindreds who really do help each other to make our dreams real. 24/7? We’ve learned that someone’s always up, whenever we need to check in, because of the worldwide time zones. Woo hoo!
The MOST unique thing about this method? Like all of my workshops, everything is taught (transmitted, really) with experiential creative projects, led by example. You actually use your creativity to take the journey. Which makes it incredibly enjoyable, by the way – it won’t seem like work.
Using your full creative powers happens…by using them. You’ll see (and experience this) for yourself. This is truly transformative work on every level.
Where & When
The next training begins in Spring, 2019.
This training takes place entirely online, so you can participate wherever you are.
Experience the The Creative Sketchbook workshop (online or in person) BEFORE you register for the training
Participation in this workshop allows you to get a sense of the work and me as a teacher, so you can know if it is resonant for you.
My Higher Purpose & Promise
I stand 1000% behind my work, and strive to deliver way more value than what I charge for.
It took me years of work and refinement to design this training so that it covers the most important points, offers the best experience for you, and leaves out anything non-essential.
It’s a distillation of so much good stuff – I’m really proud of it and eager to share.
The best types of trainings let you experience the work for yourself.
Mastery follows as you build understanding of the methods behind the work, join the group discussions, and get mentorship through your workshop design and delivery.
The supplies required for this course are the same as for the pre-requisite workshops you’ve already taken. This is an experiential creativity workshop in itself – which lays the foundation for giving your workshops.
Teaching workshops is the best thing I’ve ever done as an artist, therapist, and business person. Teaching workshops inspired me to start sharing my work online in 2002, simply as a way of sharing my work with students.
This humble beginning led to more teaching requests, and the biggest dream-come-true of all: a publisher calling me and asking me if I would write a book about my workshops. That first book became The Creative Entrepreneur .
You never know where this might take you, and if it feels resonant, I hope you’ll allow me to be your guide.
with big heart,