Creativity Coaching

Meet one on one for personalized private lessons deepening your understanding of the creative process, creative psychology, critical thinking, perfectionism, and struggles facing all cutting-edge innovators. Find accountability mixed with powerful insights. 

"My daughter has been loving her weekly sessions with Michelle. She has big ideas and Michelle has been helping her to break her big goals down into manageable pieces. She also just loves to have somebody who will listen to her excitement about her ideas. Talking through it seems to help her solidify what she is thinking and what direction she wants to take. Michelle is so supportive and encouraging."

- Annie N.

"My son chose a music-based project for his senior project for graduating from high school. Michelle helped him define, execute, and revise a portfolio of songs and a thesis essay. The best part is that her guidance empowered my son to create something that was truly his expression and that he feels very proud of. We are very impressed!"

- Veronica V.

Is creativity coaching for me?

Creativity coaching is ideal for ambitious people navigating hard choices and weighty decisions on their creative path. These private sessions are driven by you and your needs. The potential direction we can take is limitless, yet I will provide structure. You can come with prepared material to show and discuss, or I can work with you to create individual goals and more awareness around your entire creative practice.

I can accommodate people getting started on their creative journey or help people with a long history in a certain discipline seeking to understand the creative process better. 

We'll Address Three Key Areas:

  • Creative Psychology

  • Taking Action Using Research-Backed Strategies

  • Realistic Plans For Continuous Learning

1. Creative Psychology

Numerous helpful theories for artistic people exist in the discipline of creative psychology. This portion of our coaching was put together in an effort to help creative people like you understand themselves better, make use of their strengths, decipher their multipotentiality, and refine their unique vision.

Topics covered include:

  • High sensitivity 
  • The systemizing and empathizing continuum of the brain
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy 
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs 
  • The Theory of Positive Disintegration / Overexcitabilities 
  • AND OF COURSE: A long-range view of creativity referencing historical inventions and biographies 

All of these will be connected back to your specific situation.

2. Taking Action Using Research-Backed Exercises

In this portion of our time together, I can introduce you to:

  • Activities for increased creative thinking and creative problem solving
  • Measurable goals and goal accountability around your creative practice
  • Navigating multipotentiality and multiple interests in a market seeking specialization/niches
  • Business basics (tools for websites, logos, branding, and marketing)

3. Realistic Plans For Continuous Learning

Many creatives want techniques and tools in their pocket to help with stress, perfectionism, decision making, and performance. While working on my master’s degree, I came across bibliotherapy as a form of auto-psychotherapy. (Disclaimer - I am not a therapist. I am a teacher.) But I studied bibliotherapy for my master’s thesis and would love to help you connect it to your creative practice. 

This portion of the coaching includes:

  • An introduction to the four-stage process of using books for personal growth 
  • Tailored book/podcast recommendations for your specific creative situation
  • Corresponding creative writing activities and journal prompts

Numerous people call themselves "coaches" - why listen to her?

As a certified talented and gifted teacher (TAG coach), helping young students on their creative path was a great passion of mine. Now I’ve decided to offer this service to creativity seekers of all ages. Having written and produced five albums myself, I honor the mysteries of the creative process, yet I believe in a researched approach. Most of all, the way I educate others creates plenty of time for questions and discussions driven by your individual needs.

Additional Reviews:

"My boys have taken a few of Michelle's classes and really enjoy them. They like her and feel her classes are fun. They said they would give it a billion rating. They are creative and her classes enhance it even more."

- Jodel E.

"My 13 year old son loved this class. He left the class feeling inspired and encouraged and would love to do more classes with Michelle. My son said that anyone could join this class and enjoy it, even if they aren't musical."

- Vee R. 

"My son loved this class. He was hesitant to take it because he had another songwriting class with a different teacher and he didn't know what to expect. He said he would rate it a 10 out of 10 saying the class went really well and he learned a lot. The teacher was super nice and experienced. She has written over 100 songs. They watched some videos and learned music theory. He is excited to take another class from her."

- Jae A.

1:1 Creativity Education - $35 per half hour. For availability, please reach out at savvyhistory (at) gmail.com

Not ready for coaching yet? Check out the creative psychology portion of the blog.

DISCLAIMER: AS ALWAYS, IF YOU NEED PSYCHOLOGICAL ADVICE PLEASE SEEK A PROFESSIONAL FOR YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION."