Masking tape can be outrageous when you’re painting

There are these creative openings that happen for you while you paint intuitively. You can’t plan them or predict them but they happen. Sometimes it’s because you change paint colors, or you find your playful self momentarily, sometimes it’s because of a new tool—like...
The Art of Asking Questions

The Art of Asking Questions

I grew up being the one who was always asking questions. I live in questions. I love questions. One of my favorite parts of being a professional coach is asking questions.  It’s really in my job description and I find there is an art to it—finding the...

Getting Physical with Paint

Tired of thinking? Need a break from working on “yourself”? Feel like “moving your energy”? Picking up a paintbrush with the intention of moving and being physical can be a wonderful way to enter into your creative process and leave thinking behind altogether. One of...

Living Beyond Apology

I have a strong voice.  When I was singing professionally, it was a gift—to be able to be creative and express myself in music–with strength, connection and volume. I was never dinner music/background music.  That’s just the way it was.  My voice...

Acceptance doesn’t mean you like it.

A couple of weeks ago I gave a presentation to a group of Georgetown leadership coaches on ways to bring creativity into their coaching practices. I had two hours. It was the first time I was bringing pastels into a professional environment. I was nervous. Very...