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Dave Storer

Focus:

All Creativity, Getting Unstuck, Self Esteem, Visual Artists, Writers

 

Business Name:

The Creativity Catalyst

 

Location:

Ann Arbor, Michigan. United States

 

E-mail

davidstorer@msn.com

 

Phone:

734-646-1101

 

Web Site

http://www.thecreativitycatalyst.com

 

Philosophy:

Creativity is everyone’s birthright. But many, if not most of us get stuck somewhere on the road to a satisfying creative practice. Creativity coaching can be just the timely lift you need to get over the inevitable bumps on that road. As a creativity coach, I consider myself more a catalyst than a cattle prod. I don’t dictate to you; I help you realize your creative goals and dreams.  When we work together, I am focused 100 percent on your creative needs: your agenda is my agenda. I can help without hijacking your process.

 

Methods of Working:

I am equally comfortable working in person, over the phone, or through email.

 

Specializations:

I specialize in helping people establish satisfying and effective creative practices.

As a fiction writer, I’ve struggled for many years with the same challenges most creative people face, and I’ve learned many ways to overcome them. I’ve helped others, and I can help you create to your full potential.

 

I also specialize in helping to translate the often spiritual-sounding models of creativity for the skeptical and more or less non-spiritual type of person. I was raised by a scientist and my default point of view is skepticism, so I’ve had to translate these insights for myself into a commonsense model. In helping you enhance your creative process, I won’t insist that you dress funny or chant in Sanskrit; creativity is everyone’s birthright.

 

Individual Services:

  • Focused coaching to identify specific problems in your creative process and help you develop effective solutions.

  • Three-month coaching package which combines a proven practice-building program with individualized coaching.

 

Workshops:

Start Creating Now: tips for getting past what’s stopping you – A one-hour workshop to jump-start your creative practice, with lots of tips and strategies to start and keep on creating.

 

Talks:

Everyone Can Create – Many people think they just aren’t creative. In this talk I convince even the most stubborn skeptic that incredible creative powers and a soul-deep creative satisfaction are easily within their reach.

 

Classes:

Effective Fiction Writing Habits and Skills, combines work on the craft of fiction with work to develop your creative process. No more of that lost feeling when a class is over. At the end of this class, you will be a working fiction writer with momentum to spare. All the exercises are designed to master the skills of fiction-writing, develop your creative abilities, and generate useful material that you will then use to start building short stories or novels. When you're done, not only will you have a handle on all the skills of successful fiction, you will also have an effective creative practice.

 

The cost is $225 for a three-month class.

A new class forming soon—contact me for details.Training and Experience:

I have degrees in Biology and English as well as Scientific and Technical Communication. I’ve trained as a Creativity Coach with Eric Maisel, and I’ve been coaching writers and artists for several years.

Publications: The Chapter, “Creativity is Your Birthright: How To Get Over Feeling You Don’t Have ‘Permission’ To Create” in Inspiring Creativity anthology.

 

Pricing:

Free one hour introductory phone session. Get in touch with me and we'll set one up!

$48 an hour for in-person or telephone coaching.

$48 for four coaching emails, either 2 per week or at your discretion.

$100 for ten coaching emails, either 2 per week or at your discretion.

$525 for the 3-month coaching package including one 1-hour in-person or phone session every two weeks and two coaching emails a week.

Contact me for pricing information on workshops and talks.

 

Availability:

 

Contact me

I’m sure I can help you.

 

Additional Comments:

Visit my web site (www.thecreativitycatalyst.com) to a access free worksheet to help you pinpoint any difficulties you may be having in your creative process, clarify them, and develop possible solutions.

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