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Inside Creativity Coaching
40 Inspiring Case Studies from Around the World

Edited By

Eric Maisel

ISBN 9780367219833
Published August 21, 2019 by Routledge
236 Pages

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Book Description

In Inside Creativity Coaching, 40 creativity coaches from around the world describe their work with creative clients in this first-ever case study examination of the art and practice of creativity coaching.

Curated by one of America’s foremost creativity coaches, these rich narratives examine how creativity coaches work with writers, painters, musicians, craftspeople, and other creatives on issues such as motivation, procrastination, blockage, and performance and career anxiety. Packed with concrete tools and techniques, the book draws on inspirational success stories from across the globe to help coaches better understand and serve their creative clients. It will be a valuable resource to creativity coaches, coaches interested in developing a specialty, and creatives and performing artists looking to overcome their challenges.

Covering a diverse range of disciplines, Inside Creativity Coaching is a must-have book for both aspiring and experienced creativity coaches, and anyone interested in helping creatives.

Table of Contents

1. Risk and Detachment (Ariel Grace) 2. The Timid Creative (Clare Thorbes) 3. The Unauthorized Artist (Elise V. Allan)  4. A Meaningful Writing Career (Gina Edwards)  5. A Musician’s ‘Impossible Dream’ (Nick Lazaris)  6. Della’s Dream Comes True (Marj Penley)  7. How Creativity and Travel Can Help Reinvent Midlife (Jan Moore) 8. An Artist Prepares (Sharon Good)  9. How a Blocked Creativity Coach Finally Wrote Her Case Study (Rachel Marsden)  10. Creativity Coaching for Overall Well-Being (Nefeli Soteriou)  11. Out of the Woods (Sheryl Garratt)  12. A Photographer Prevails (Rahti Gorfien)  13. When Pain Strikes (Rosa Phoenix)  14. Foiling Perfectionism (Jill Badonsky) 15. How Confidence Breeds Creativity (Halli Bourne)  16. The Ugly Sculpture That Wasn’t (Sharon J. Burton)  17. Small, Simple and Every Day (Stephanie Christie)  18. A Writer in Search of a Practice (Jude Walsh) 19. We’re All in This Together (Doreen Marcial Poreba)  20. A Whirlwind Trapped in a Coffee Cup (Beatriz Martínez Barrio)  21. A Colorless World (Natalie Dadamio) 22. Art as Money (Steph Cohen)  23. Helping a Designer Grow Her Confidence (Sally Mazák) 24. Phyllis Draws a Postcard (Nancy Johnston)  25. Using the Enneagram in Creativity Coaching (Janet Johnston)  26. How Lynn Got Her Sew-Jo Back (Nadia Arbach) 27. The Coaching Side to Private Tutoring (Susanne Rieger)  28. The Guitar or the Code (Pragati Chaudhry) 29. Alison the Ambitious Academic (Vinita Joseph)  30. Alex Markets Himself as an Artist (Niki Anandi Koulouri) 31. "I’m Just Not Good Enough" (Angela Terris)  32. Burning Down the House (April Bosshard)  33. Wooing the Muse with Wellness (Danielle Raine)  34. Working with What Is (Regina de Búrca) 35. Refilling the Creative Well (Jackee Holder) 36. Orange Disks and Orange Balls (Francesca Aniballi) 37. Bumping into Walls (Lori Barraco Sylvester)38. The Cracks in the Pavement (Litza Bixler)  39. A Leadership Journey to Purpose (Tania Kelvin)  40. The Magic of an Escape, a Goal & a Deadline (Jenny Maguire)

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Eric Maisel, PhD, is a retired family therapist, active creativity coach, and the author of over 50 books, including Coaching the Artist Within and Secrets of a Creativity Coach. He writes the "Rethinking Mental Health" blog for Psychology Today and leads workshops and lectures worldwide.


"A unique and fascinating peek behind the scenes of this blossoming branch of coaching, Inside Creativity Coaching will prove an inspiring resource for creatives and coaches alike."—Eva Weaver, creativity coach and author, The Puppet Boy of Warsaw.

"Creative and performing artists will get as much out of Inside Creativity Coaching as coaches and therapists will. These forty case studies present a clear picture of the challenges that creatives face—and what they can do to meet those challenges. Highly recommended!" Roccie Hill, Executive Director, Mendocino Art Center