Ellen Joy Johnson
All Creativity, Expressive Arts, Life Coaching, Music, Performing Arts
Ojai, California. United States
In my soon to be published book “The Determination To Create (Finding Purpose Through Imagination)” my philosophy is summed up in these lines, “We are born out of the highest form of creation - the act of love and intimacy coupled with the perfect balance of life that combines opposites, (male and female, inside and outside), within the laws of the universe. If in our ability to love and relate we find creation and if this creation can be intended why is it any surprise to us that we have such a strong urge to create in our lives? From hobbies to fine art work to families and businesses our lives are surrounded with creativity and it’s unfolding purpose on a conscious or unconscious level. I am continuously amazed at the many forms of creative endeavors that drive people to practice long hours, use physical abilities or give up a “normal” existence to strive for the completion of a creative project. And what is gained by this activity is something that adds beauty and meaning to our day-to-day existence, something that inspires us to connect as human beings, something that helps us to function better, or something that fills us with purpose. I am always curious as to what drives people to do their creative activities and ultimately the essence is always wrapped up in having purpose in life. It is not for me to determine whether this purpose is spiritually driven or if it is a product of our survival mechanism but whatever the reason we are driven to create. It is my hope that my support, encouragement and insight as a coach can further someone to complete their sense of purpose and add more truth and beauty to the universe.”
Methods of Working:
Email, phone, in-person, group classes, workshops
I am a creativity coach who specializes in working with visual artists, musicians, composers, authors, actors, dancers, writers, entrepreneurs, business executives and anyone who desires to increase or discover their creativity. I have experience as a professional recognized performance artist, composer, publicist, entrepreneur/manager of my own companies that produce my creative works and works of other artists (Sound Visions Media & Vocal Visions), and I am currently writing two soon to be released books. My degrees in performance arts along with studies in Expressive Arts therapy techniques, Creativity Coaching with Eric Maisel, humanistic studies, media relations, sound healing, and related subjects allow me to offer a wide scope of coaching skills to my clients.
One on one coaching by phone, email, or in person
Short Term and Long Term Coaching
Specific Project Coaching
Vocal Presentation Coaching (for speakers, presenters, etc)
Media and music business consultation
We offer the following workshops throughout the year:
Creating From Your Heart
The Journey Towards Creativity
Realistic Goals For Unrealistic Dreams
Expressive Arts Self Discovery Workshops
All workshops deal with how to find your creativity, express yourself, set goals, and accomplish your dreams.
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Ellen is available to give talks to groups and organizations on any of her workshop topics.
We offer group classes for people who want to work together to develop greater creativity and stay motivated. We will also create a class you’re your own group of colleagues or friends. Contact us for availability and rates.
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Training and Experience:
Creativity Coach Training with Eric Maisel, PhD
Certificate in Professional Training Program In Expressive Arts Therapy with Jane Goldberg, PhD
PHD Program, Integral Studies Expressive Arts, University of Humanistic Studies
Masters degree in Vocal Performance, San Diego State University
Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance, American Conservatory of Music
UCLA Extension: Courses in Music Business Certificate Program, University of California, and Los Angeles, CA
American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS), Graz, Austria
6 Years Alexander Training with Ari Gil
Tama Do Academy Classes with Fabien Maman
Sound, Color & Vibration Training with Elias DeMohan (William David)
Vocal & Improvisation training with Bobby McFerrin, Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, John Clayton and more
30 years professional singing/acting training and experience in Chicago, Los Angeles, Europe, New York, Portland, Brazil, and San Diego
25 years experience as an educator (private coaching, workshops, clinics, residencies, university and colleges) California Polytechnic University Pomona, University of San Diego, USC Master Classes, Old Globe Theater MFA Program, Rubicon Theater Summer Youth Program, Cerritos College, Portland Community College, National Association of Teachers of Singing, International Association of Jazz Educators, see VocalVisions.net for more info or request resume.
The Determination To Create (book in progress)
CDs available: These Days, Chinchilla Serenade, Too Good To Title, Illuminations, From A Mother’s Heart, Vocal Builders, You Sing Jazz, Form and Formless (release date 2009)
The Vocal Warm Up CD
Please contact me for current price information
Openings for email and phone clients in any location.
In person and class clients must be located in the Ventura or LA area.
Available for private vocal coaching for singers, actors, public speakers and conference presentation at VocalVisions.net
Can help produce CD’s and promote artists through SoundVisionsMedia.com