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What Does the Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching
Training Look Like? 

The 18-week training meets weekly for an hour and a half, using a webinar platform (ZOOM) on your computer so everyone can see each other. Only a computer and wifi is needed, no strange devices, no aluminum foil hats, no gizmos you trip over. (Phone options are also available). 
There is a rich assortment of readings on creativity, on-line discussions, listening to recordings of client sessions, practice coaching and homework, making a KMCC training commitment from three to five hours a week, depending on the week. 
Next training is August 6- December 3, 2018
Mondays at 4pm pacific/ 5pm mountain/6pm central/ 7pm eastern
 Classes are an hour and a half
You can apply by emailing me why you believe this is a good fit for you and a little about your background to
Slide share about Kaizen-Muse Principles
Since 2004 the following individuals have taken the training:
  • Writers, dancers, artists, photographers, quilters, crafters, film producers who are now passionate about helping others.
  • Life coaches, expressive therapists, psychologists wanting to add creativity coaching to their repertoire of skills or wanting to switch over to being a creativity mentor.
  • Therapists, psychologists, personnel directors, lawyers, doctors, ministers, people disillusioned in the corporate world.
  • Those with experience with their creative process who have good people skills and want to help others.
  • Those who want another stream of joy and income to their business.
  • People who want to creatively coach others for meaning and purpose after a former career.
  • SoulCollage(R) Facilitators
  • People 32- 75 years of age (younger and older people welcomed)
What is Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching and How is it Different from Life Coaching and Other Creativity Coaching models?

The student is introduced to populations we work with which includes writers, all types of artists, people in transition, those who don't think they are creative but are curious to try, those grieving, and anyone wanting to embark upon a creative endeavor.
Creativity is approached not just within the arts, but as a way of life. Imagine having the resilience, adaptability, cleverness and resourceful of an artist but applying it to everyday life. We teach people how to be an artist of being alive.
We use creative tools to help anyone who is struggling with resistance, procrastination, feelings of overwhelm, dubious habits, and negative past experiences which have led to shame, fear, and hesitancy - no matter what their calling. The tools work especially well with starting or continuing a creative endeavor but also as a way of approaching daily life. 
Here are more distinctions of KMCC and other coaching programs.
Awareness is Power
Students learn about the six foundations of creative blocks. The first several weeks the student is introduced to these foundations, how they affect the creative process, how prevalent they are whether it be for writing or art, or living life with empowered authenticity. The awareness of where blocks come from accelerates each student’s understanding of the process, plugs into the acknowledgement of strengths, and reinvents their approach using their own unique assets.
Introduction to Kaizen-Muse Creativity Tools  
"Kaizen" is a Japanese word for continuous improvement through small steps. "Muse" represents our relationship with our own creativity through what we say, our habits, our courage, and our ability to think differently. The KMCC tools are based on these principles and the student learns how to use them through discussion, application and experience during the class as well as in enriching homework reading and application. They are packaged, in a sense, so they are easy to use and prescribe.
Creative Experiences Reinforce Tools
The experiences included in each class validate the student’s creativity, expand it in  unexpected ways, overcome common obstacles, and introduce a new way to generate ideas. Each student chooses a creative project to which they apply the tools and observe the non-linear and unpredictable process of creativity. They are taught to let go of expectations and enjoy the process. There's room for intuitive detours.
One-on-one Mentoring Sessions 
All students receive mentoring sessions with Jill Badonsky, an valuable perk to experience what it’s like to be coached using this different model. Even students who have no blocks benefit from mentoring sessions because these sessions help them take existing creativity deeper.
Practice Coaching
Students practice the KMCC tools and approaches with a class member.
Logistics and Marketing
Students receive training on how to set-up and market a creativity coaching practice.
KMCC tools are applied to this segment so even the most reluctant creative person can find an approach that side-steps fears, the imposter syndrome, and other concerns about the necessary business component.
A Rich Creative Community
All students are invited into the KMCC community after finishing the training which has a regular discussion about clients, support for practice building, quarterly teleconference workshops, discounts on products and trainings, channels of promotions for fledgling practices, and Creativ-iteas to regularly connect and exchange ideas with fellow coaches in an non-competitive, friendly and inspiring way.
Includes 18-weeks of training, a comprehensive manual of KMCC, one-on-one mentoring with Jill Badonsky, tools you will use to live every aspect of your life creatively. 
Cost: $2670
Payment plans available. Limited partial scholarships upon application.

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Faculty: Jill Badonsky, M.Ed. and Dr. Robert Maurer
Jill Badonsky at a glance:
  • Teaching creative wellness workshops since 1985
  • Creativity coaching since 1997
  • Author/illustrator of three books on creativity
  • Designer of the KMCC philosophy and curriculum.
  • Background in Psychiatric Occupational Therapy using modalities of expressive therapy, art therapy, creative life skills, projective drawings, and creative projects to build skills, self esteem, and avenues of expression in emotionally challenged adolescents and adults.
  • Masters degree in Educational Media and Instructional Design
  • Designed hospital curriculums and coloring books for hospitalized children and adolescents.
  • Marketing Director and Creative Consultant to Hospital Psychiatric Programs, Creative Professionals, and National Magazines
  • Corporate Drop-out
  • Certified Yoga Instructor teaching in corporate, prison, spa and retreat environments since 1993 and applying mindfulness principles to KMCC
  • Multi-media artist, performance poet, and playwright
  • Blocked and then unblocked creative person, capturing everything that worked with the desire to passionately share it in any way possible.
  • Award winning inspirational goof-ball and award-winning author.
  • Dispenser of thousands of weird creativity prompts.
  • SoulCollage(R) Facilitator
  • Highly sensitive person surviving in a kind of insensitive world.
More about Jill's philosophy here
More about the KMCC training here
Adjunct Teacher
Dr. Robert Maurer provides a guest question and answer session sharing his latest experiences with Kaizen.  We will be listening to two other classes he taught. He is a renown UCLA psychologist and author of One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way  and other books on Kaizen.
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