Leonardo Da Vinci, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Berthe Morisot… What do the world’s greatest artists have in common with people in the midst of a major life transition? The skills they used to produce their masterpieces are the same skills required to make successful shifts, whether it’s finding a new career, a new purpose or calling in life. Dr. Kathy Jordan, co-author of “Becoming a Life Change Artist” will discuss the groundbreaking approach made popular in their book and workshops. Life change is not an orderly step-by-step process. Instead, like all creative processes, it is full of stops and starts. We’ll talk about the 7 key skills the most creative minds of history shared, that anyone rethinking their future can cultivate. Join us to learn about Kathy, her purposeful work, her book and the 7 skills we can use to spark the luminous creativity that lies within each of us.
About Kathy Jordan
Dr. Kathy Jordan is an innovative coach, Reiki energy healing teacher, and co-author of the recently published book “Becoming a Life Change Artist: 7 Creative Skills to Reinvent Yourself at Any Stage of Life” with Fred Mandell Ph.D. Kathy integrates her expertise in creative skill-building and mind/body practices to help people create more meaningful and joyful lives. She specializes in providing strategies for midlife women as well as survivors of abuse, trauma, and chronic illness to live creatively despite difficult challenges. She is also a corporate consultant highly regarded for her inventive and practical approaches to managing strategic change and enhancing bottom-line performance. In addition, she provides writing and editorial guidance to help individuals and businesses craft compelling messages true to their voice and vision. Kathy lives in Colorado Spring, Co.
Kathy’s Coaching Suggestion
What If You Reframed a Problem as a Creative Dilemma?
Creative dilemmas arise out of a tension between the current state of our lives and a sense that things can be better or different. Creative Dilemmas are sources of innovative breakthroughs in art as well as in life. Without them the history of art would be a series of boring reproductions rather than lively bursts of expressive originality. Our lives, too, would take on the familiar but boring patina of repetition if it were not for the uncomfortable but necessary tensions that give rise to our creative dilemmas. When we understand creative dilemmas as the entry point into the creative process, we are more likely to face them for what they are, even welcome them, as unsettling as they may be, as opportunities for personal growth and reinvention.
Think of yourself or a client at the threshold of change. How could you or your client benefit from reframing a current challenge as a creative dilemma?
Kathy’s Quote for the Day
“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life, and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” ~Georgia O’Keeffe
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