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CCA Coach Profiles

Karen Sjoholm

Focus: 1. All creativity
2. Creative process
3. Creative practice
4. Personal growth
5. Professional development
Business Name: Insight Creativity Coaching
Location: Oakland, California
E-mail: karen@insightcreativitycoaching.com
Phone: (510) 575-0076
Web Site: www.insightcreativitycoaching.com

Creativity is an inherent, accessible experience that connects to the most profound meanings of life. I have a deep belief in the transformative energy of the creative process and a trust in the individual capacity to engage with this energy.
I acknowledge and meet each person where they are, and help you to uncover the inner strengths and creativity that you may not be able to access on your own.
Together we engage in transformative processes that explore the meaning and purpose of your creativity, generate inspiration, navigate challenges, and establish achievable personal and professional goals.

Methods of Working:

I work with clients by phone, in-person, and through email and other on-line resources.


As a CCA certified creativity coach I can help you effectively meet the challenges of a creative life. I specialize in working with individuals from all creative fields in the areas of creative process and practice, and professional development.

In addition, my engagement with a life-long creative practice and my career as an exhibiting artist give me an in-depth understanding of the beauty and challenges of maintaining a fulfilling life centered in the arts.

Individual services offered Creativity coaching is an inquiry into your creative needs, goals, and dreams.

Our work can include areas such as:
Re-connecting to the essence and purpose of your creativity.

Developing an authentic, sustainable, and inspired creative practice.

The challenges of procrastination, critical judgment, commitment, and confidence.

Establishing structures of accountability that support a successful engagement with your creative practice and professional development.
Training and Experience:

I have been certified as a creativity coach through the Creativity Coaching Association and am a Registered Expressive Arts Consultant/Educator (REACE) through the International Expressive Arts Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA).

I received a Masters in Transformative Arts degree from John F. Kennedy University and began teaching art theory and studio courses at the university upon my graduation in 1997. I assumed the Chair position of the Arts & Consciousness program at JFK University in 2009. I teach courses and workshops at several universities and through my coaching practice.

Pricing: Please contact me at the email shown above.

I have limited spaces available for individual clients.

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