What Is Creativity Coaching?

Creativity Coaching is Life Coaching for those in the arts, those longing to create/perform or those wanting to prioritize creativity.

Life Coaches are trained to help you focus on the present moment, clarify what you want, identify any hindrances to achieving what you want and then co-design a path forward.

Creativity Coaches like myself usually get extra training to help artists navigate obstacles, as well as support those longing to be more creative--and we often have decades of active creation under our belts.

Paint Everywhere

When coaching my fellow creatives, I consider myself more of a cartographer than an archeologist--and really, that's one of the main things that separates a therapist from a coach: therapists/counselors dig deep in the past to puzzle out the "whys" of what happened to a client, while coaches focus on the here-and-now, the "where". (Also, coaches do not diagnose and treat disorders, unless also accredited in that field).

Certainly, coaches honor and acknowledge the past. However, I deal primarily with the hopes and aspirations of the present moment--assessing your current coordinates, looking at the "map" of your creative goals and personality, then co-designing a route towards your destination.

Creativity Coaching helps with the "how": how to get you from where you are to where you want to be in your artistic pursuits.

What does this look like? Well, I help my fellow creatives:

  • Start, change or improve a creative practice
  • Boost confidence
  • Manifest creative potential
  • Overcome self-censorship 
  • Make meaning out of art and creative pursuits
  • Clarify priorities
  • Heal from creative burnout
  • Manage creative anxiety, self-doubt and fears
  • Recover from rejection, negative feedback or disappointments
  • Embrace experimentation and risk
  • Brainstorm options and identify possibilities
  • Look for inspiration and feed motivation
  • Confront a harsh inner critic
  • Navigate procrastination and self-sabotage
  • Focus on self-defined goals
  • Gain (or re-gain) a sense of curiosity and wonderment
  • Celebrate "wins", both large and small

Do any of these (or many of these!) sound beneficial to your artistic life? If so, I'd love to work with you!

JB Small

Creativity Coaching Sessions

Working ArtistI love to work with individual clients. The format is super simple. You pay for a coaching session. I send you three questions to answer via email. Your answers to those three questions help me understand where you’re at right now. Then we schedule a 45 minute chat via phone.

The cost for this 45-minute session is $125.

You can also purchase a package of 4 monthly 45-minute sessions at a cost of $395. This is a savings of over $100. You not only get coaching sessions via phone with this package, but also follow-up email check-ins. 

If you want to try out the coaching, purchase a single session. Then, if you’d like to continue, purchase the package for four more monthly sessions.

One Session:

Four Session Package:

Janet helped me with my creative blocks I have been experiencing as a mother to two young kiddos. She helped me to notice the comparison monster AND the time monster when they creep up. With this awareness, I can stop them in their tracks and stop judging myself so harshly. With her tips I have been including more creative play every single day. Thanks Janet! -- Kielecia Coker

Any questions or problems checking out? Feel free to email me at BoyerCreations(at)gmail.com

About Janet Boyer Creativity Coach

Hi there! In addition to being a three-time traditionally-published author (plus two self-published print books), I'm also a mixed-media artisan and jewelry creator.

I'm certified as a Professional Life Coach, Life Purpose Coach and Therapeutic Art Coach through Transformation Academy, and I'm training with prolific author and the foremost Creativity Coach in the world, Dr. Eric Maisel (who likely coined the term). I minored in Psychology, and have passionately studied personality systems for over 20 years.

I can be intense, but I have a fun-loving inner child that comes out pretty often! (My husband jokingly says I'm "outrageous" and "incorrigible").

My deeply-held values are:

  • Janet Coffee CroppedFamily
  • Creating
  • Animal Welfare
  • Variety
  • Optimism
  • Peace/Harmony
  • Comfort
  • Authenticity/Honesty
  • Making Meaning
  • Gratitude

In Enneagram typology, I'm a Type 7 (aka The Enthusiast or Generalist)--with a huge 8 wing (7w8). In the MBTI, I'm an ENFP, but F/T has always been 50/50. In the VIA Character Strengths Survey, my Top 5 are Love, Perspective, Honesty, Creativity and Curiosity. In the CliftonStrengths Assessment, my Top 5 Strengths are Input, Strategic, Ideation, Maximizer and Learner. In the ANSIR system, I'm a Philosopher "Boss" (with strong Visionary, Evokateur and Healer thrown in). In The Fascinate System, my highest scores are Innovation + Power = Maverick Leader.

Smiling in ParkIf you're into "woo woo", I'm a Scorpio Sun/Aries ASC/Aquarius Moon. In the Chinese Zodiac, I'm a Metal Dog. In Numerology, my Life Path is 7

My colorful life has included being a:

  • A former formally-trained ordained pastor
  • A sound engineer
  • An interior designer
  • A webmaster
  • A blogger
  • Amazon.com Hall of Fame Reviewer (over 1200 reviews)
  • A social media manager
  • A Tarot expert, professional reader and author
  • An intuitive deck co-creator (Snowland Deck and Coffee Tarot)
  • A radio show host and guest (including Coast to Coast AM with George Noory)
  • Homeschooling Mom (all 12 years) Ww kim
  • Award-winning cook (Taste of Home Magazine)
  • Artisan store owner/manager (ChezBoyer on Etsy)
  • Kitty foster mom
  • Essential Oil Alchemist

My favorite roles, though, are being a wife to my soulmate of 26 years, a Mom to our adult son and caretaker of 5 rescue cats!