Creative Emergence coaching
Using Your Unique Creativity to Consciously Create What's Next in Your Work and Life
With Michelle James
Birthing Something New and Meaningful into the World
Creative Emergence Coaching is for those who are ready to birth something new and next in your lives. I am the "midwife" who will help you birth it and create it out into the world...even if you are still unsure about what "it" is.
We use whole-brain, whole-body, whole-self creative processes and practices to bypass the conscious "editor" (and habitual thinking) and bring you deeper into your full-on ceative self, where next-level insights, answers, and pathways emerge.
We focus on both your "inner landscape" (ways of being) and your outer expression (ways of doing) to:
- Discover, Design, and Develop What’s Next in Your Work, Cause, or Mission that also meets the needs of this world
- Structure Your Signature Work, Style, or Approach
- Create new and unique directions, services, products, workshops, programs, strategies, and models
- Learn to strengthen your inner compass, become intentionally directed, and produce something meaningful
- Embody your inner authority and creative empowement
- Align your ideas, language, and offerings to be coherent and resonant with who you really are, and meeting those you serve.
- Make the unknown and your inner "creative source" your BFFs to partner with long after the coaching is complete
Integrative Creativity-Centered Approach
In the sessions, I use the Creative Emergence Process© with an integration of: storytelling, improv, the expressive arts, imagination, movement, body-centered practices, reflection tools, intuitive methods, ritual, depth psychology/archetypes, mythology, creative energy, generative re-framing, and other creative thinking, healing, and aspirational approaches. My process integrates left and right brain, logic and intution, heart and head, mind and body, being and doing, masculine and feminine approaches, and structure and flow. I have developed many original approaches over the years, including the Creative Source Painting Process©, Creative Emergence Cards©, and the Emergence Box© among others to use with my clients to accelerate their creative unfolding, and help them develop their own. Originality is one of my core drives and values, and it's my passion to support you in developing your own one-of-a-kind offerings based on who you are and who you serve. I believe most ORs are actually ANDs-in-waiting at the next level of creativity, and my appraches are based in moving from either/or (i.e., either make money or do what you enjoy) to both/and (make money doing what you enjoy). It's about living into a larger, affirming new framework that can hold the multi-dimensionality of being human in this world. In this process, you'll learn to trust your intuition and creative source – the super-creative, life-generating-life, animating-alive part of you – which leads you to becoming self-directed and more creatively empowered, calling the shots from your unique, wise Creative Self.
Who is this for?
- Entrepreneurs who want to develop your signature approach, products, and services or structure a purpose-centered business
- Visionaries with various interests and talents who want to discover and develop your "core offering"
- Leaders who want to draw out and focus the creativity and ingenuity of your team - and youself
- Facilitators and Coaches who want to bring out your own creativity and your participant/client's creativity
And those who:
- Want to create what's next with purpose
- Feel a little like a deer in the headlights - not sure what to do
- Have a sense about what you'd like to do, and need it fleshed out
- Want to do something that matters to you and feels right
- Feel inner "blocks" or fears around what you want to do
- Want to re-fuel, re-charge, re-new, and re-connect to your apiration, inspiration, and resilience
- Want to carry out your work in a way that truly expresses you
- Want to bring out more of your aspirational energy
- Seek a peaceful inner creative sanctuary
- Want to move beyond self-imposed limitations about what’s possible, and about who you are as a creator
- Want to move forward authentically with confidence
- Want to cultivate and apply your unique set of gifts, skills, talents, and experiences toward something meaningful
I work with my clients at the intersection of the known and the unknown
Holistically generative Work
Part of my own unique signature approach is the Holistically Generative Work© Model I developed years ago. It forms the basis for my coaching - supporting my clients in designing and creating work that is generative in all 4 domains:
- Creatively - expresses your unique creativity, passion, and aliveness
- Soulfully - is purposeful and meaningful to you and those you serve
- Financially - you make money doing it
- Humanely - serves others and the greater good
Your Unique Calling
When we feel connected to what's ours to do - what we are uniquely designed to do - it acts like a compass, even in a storm or fog. I work with clients in the inner circle of what you're designed to do: from discovering it, to cultivating it, to creatively expressing it in the world - with business bottom-line results. When we connect to a strong sense of purpose, new and unexpected options and opportunities arise.
By working on releasing what no longer serves, creating new foundations, and expanding what's most generative, the external expression of our work and purpose change. We're better able to stay on track in challenging times.