Professional Life & Business Coach
My mission is to inspire and assist others in remembering that it’s fun to be creative.
I coach professionals and business owners with bringing creativity and courage to the office. What do they really want to create? What is standing in their way? Why are they stuck? How can they overcome resistance and procrastination and experience more focus and joy (yes, I dare say joy) in the workplace for their own benefit, the benefit of their team, and for the benefit of their company/business.
I coach writers and other creatives. What can I do to "get out of my own way" and allow the creativity to flow. What judgments do I need to let go of? How do I set myself up for success? How do I start, continue, and complete my projects? I have presented at the Bright Light Film Festival, ScriptFest, The Great American Pitchfest, Scriptwriters Network, and the L.A. Mastery Group.
I assist men and women with my Trading Your Everyday Addictions for Creativity & Empowerment workshops, presentations, and one-on-one coaching. I invite you to listen to Steve Chandler's Creativity & Addiction audio blog where I was invited to be a guest.
Click here to listen. Steve is a successful coach and author, and someone I consider to be a mentor.
I believe the whole world will be a better place in 4.3 days if every human being on the planet did something creative for 20 to 30 minutes a day. I’ve experienced this with myself and with my coaching clients. Just 20 to 30 minutes a day. This is the starting point. This changes lives for the better. This is possible for you. I’ve seen this make a significant difference in the lives of men and women. (Note: most kids are already having creative fun for 30 or more minutes a day. Teens sometimes need a little more assistance.)
My first epic novel, Space Spiders on Prom Day is an action-adventure, romance, thriller. And, it's even more than that. It's an empowerment, self-help book wrapped-up in outrageousness. Men, women, and teens are reading it for fun and coming away positively changed. How can I remain positive and continue to take action even against overwhelming odds ... even when prom is threatened? Oh, the insanity. Space Spiders on Prom Day is available on Amazon. You can read the first chapter here.
I live with my really fantastic wife and two awesome kids in Los Angeles. I am grateful for their support, fun, and good times.
Professional Life & Business Coaching
It always comes down to two things: How do I be more creative and how do I have the courage to act (take risks) to create more of the life I really want? I've been working with individual clients since 2005. I've worked with men and women building their businesses and practices, expressing their creativity, connecting and speaking up for themselves, and pursuing their visions, dreams, and goals at the office, in their studio, and at home with family and friends.
Writers with Writing
I am an author. I've written screenplays. Sometimes I work with writers with story structure. What happens in the middle (second act) of a story? Sometimes I assist writers with creating the time and energy to write. I love writing and I love teaching others how to enjoy writing (novels, memoirs, non-fiction) rather than making writing a "should" or a "have to."
Trading Your Everyday Addictions for Creativity & Empowerment
My focus with my clients is always what is THEIR heart’s desire? And, what is THEIR life's purpose? I assist them with hearing and acting on their creative calling. I assist my clients with de-energizing old habits and patterns (their everyday addictions such as binge-watching, pornography, video games, celebrity news, the regular news, sports, Facebooking, etc.) Please note, I do NOT call any of these actives bad or wrong. Life is an adventure! Being human is awesome! We have many choices. But sometimes people realize that doing the above activities for 3 to 10 hours a day is not really fulfilling. Sometimes these people (or the spouses of these people) find me and ask me to assist them. I help them with letting go of “old habits” and with being more creative in their life—which turns out is A LOT more fun than consuming all of the time. I assist my clients to release judgments and approach creating their art and their lives as an adventure. I have developed many ways of working with others.
I never set out to coach couples, it just seemed to happen. My wife and I have been together for over 25 years (we started dating in our early twenties) and we have grown a lot as individuals and as a couple over the years. Some people see us and say, you two are so lucky you found each other. I always laugh and reply, if you would have known us when we first met, you might not have thought either one of us was lucky. Here’s a fact. My wife and I have spent over $30,000 on coaches, therapists, classes, workshops, and books. Why? Because both of our parents divorced when we were in college and we both KNEW if we didn’t figure out a better way to do "life" we were not going to be happy (as individuals) and that would mean we would not be happy as a couple. We knew if we didn’t figure out a better way we would end up blaming each other for our unhappiness (like our parents did) and divorce too. We are now the perfect couple and we do everything perfectly. Nah, just joking. I can tell you we have come a long way and our relationship continues to be an adventure. I only work with couples when they decide to be vulnerable and honest.
Want to trade YOUR addictions for creativity?
Have a writing project that you desire support on?
Want to tell me how Space Spiders on Prom Day changed your life?
Basically, if you want to get in contact with me, email me—at least until teleportation is created because when that happens—we're totally going to do that.
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