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Nellie Jacobs


All Creativity, Getting Unstuck, Self Esteem, Success


Business Name:

Igniting Imagination


Toronto. Canada







Web Site:



I firmly believe that most children are born with an ‘inner spark’ – an innate creativity or brilliant aptitude in some area.  


Sadly, this ‘inner spark’ tends to diminish at a very early age.  Studies verify my observations as an elementary school teacher:  children significantly lose touch with their creativity as they grow older. 


This dramatic decrease in questioning signifies a child’s natural curiosity and brilliance is already being curbed.  By the time these children grow into adulthood, they don’t even know that they’re inquisitive-or brilliant.


It doesn’t have to be that way. We can reclaim our ‘inner spark’.  I believe that everyone who wants to can re-connect with or expand their creative soul - or what I call Creative X-SpotTM. For many of us, our Creative X-SpotTM is contained in a beautifully wrapped package within us, waiting to be opened. My intention is to inspire people to access and fulfill their creative potential in their personal and/or professional lives.


Methods of Working:

E-mail. Phone. (Phone is preferred)



I specialize in helping people become more creative, and if necessary, define their creative objectives, develop a plan and set strategies to reach their goals.


My work is based on a wide range of knowledge and years of experience as a teacher, artist, writer, researcher, television host, newspaper publisher, workshop and seminar facilitator-and as mother of four successful adults. I have a university degree in Communication.


Individual Services:

Helping people to access and fulfill their creative potential,I offer private sessions as well as keynotes, workshops and tele-meetings. My presentations are suitable for corporations, organizations, institutions, and conferences. (See my web site for details.)



How to Paint with a Mouse!! – Bring your laptop. In less than two hours, learn a skill that is adaptable to many applications and that will provide you with countless hours of fun. No mess. No costly supplies. No mistakes.


Six Sparks to Light Your Creative Fire!! One element of a 4- part package, this is a cram-packed, thought-provoking presentation illustrated with dozens of my original computer-generated drawings.



For topics and details, see my web site.



Lighting Your Fire!! Telemeeting


Training and Experience:

  • Elementary School Teacher

  • Created Mothers and Tots groups in the ‘70’s

  • Co-founded 2 book clubs

  • Co-publisher international MAMMA publication

  • Co-creator, host- ‘MAMMA Speaks Out’ live TV interview phone-in

  • Organizer mini-conferences, seminars, workshops

  • Communications Degree

  • Showcased in juried and one woman art shows

  • Author, Grading the Teacher

  • Seminars and Workshop Director, Canadian Authors Association

  • Newsletter Chair, Writers Union of Canada

  • Recruiter, committee member, Creativity & Innovation Week

  • Speaker, Workshop facilitator, Coach for 20 years.



  • Grading the Teacher-A Parent’s Guide, published by Penguin Books -- In progress:

  • How to Paint with a Mouse! E-book

  • Lighting Your Fire! How to Re-Connect with Your Creative X-SpotTM. 



As each situation, need and expectation is different, please contact me via email (shown above) for coaching, workshop, and speaking rates.



I have space available for individual clients as well as several dates available for keynote speaking.

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