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It’s a coaching quandary- the creative soul

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I’ve been spending time participating in the lastest craze (and I say that in a good way) for creative beings:  telesummits.. which simply means gathering a number of experts in the field to share information and resources via phone and webinars.

This thrills me for many reasons but key is this: If you are either creative, intutive, a risk taker, adventurous OR some or all of the above, you have not been supported or encouraged in a way that works for you in this dominant left brain world. 

Finally, with the likes of Sir Ken Robinson, Jill Badonsky, Garrott LaPorto, and now others gathering people in telesummits, there is a wave of resources that finally acknowledge the right brain soul.

The two telesummits I’ve recently followed (albeit a bit of ‘hit and miss’.. yes, I am creative, that happens)   are Jennifer Lee’s video series about building a right brain business plan and the Creative Soul Telesummit– both introducing a number of speakers who are good and whom I had never heard of.  The tribe is gathering.. this is good. 

As I’ve watched all the questions from participants on the ‘chat’ side of the screen in these telesummits, I’ve  laughed and thought, “oh my, these people are all my ideal clients.”  I didn’t leap in with “Hire me!”  … thought I might get thrown off the conference for blatant advertising.  ~smile~

But here’s my AHA moment from this experience.   Right brain creative people are the ones who would most benefit from coaching.  But alas, it is the left brainers who go for coaching because they most understand the logic of this. 

Rightbrainers with all their brilliance and ideas and wisdom also have the most difficulty putting these into actions – there’s a lot going on in the mind of a brilliant rightbrainer.  There’s constant conflict between the left logical, linear ‘should do’ ‘must do’ thinking and the lateral aha brilliance of the right.

There’s overwhelm, perfectionism, self doubt, inner critic yattering, and procrastinations.

There’s trying to fit in a left brain world.. as a parent, in your job, in the way you keep your house, manage your finances, in making decsions. That can be exhausting to always be living your life , without engaging your right brain brilliance that cries out to be noticed.

Ah, the quandary…Rightbrainers are known to rebel against logical… because honestly ‘logical often does feel like a ‘should do’.  Combining intuition and logic is a good way to make a choice… but one must first rethink ‘logic as a rightbrainer’ and best ways to access intuition. 

It doesn’t have to be like this, dear wondrous rightbrainers!

In my little video below called “conversations between the left brain and right brain”  it explains more…  and I offer my services as the mediator for your left and right brain, so you, dear right brainers, have success.

Your left brain knows this makes sense and is logical.  The right knows your possibilities are limitless.  Bring them together.  I would be honoured to help.


About Janet

Artist/writer with a tall ship and mystical twist, Certified Professional Life Coach (ICA), Master Creativity Coach (KMCC), Curator/owner of Writerly Kits, workshop leader and creativity group facilitator trainer. Outdoor enthusiast and Tall Ship sailor. Been through breast cancer and found her own tools of play, lightness, creativity, nature, thinking differently and visualization assisted healing through and after treatments. Ever ever so grateful for all the wondrous people she is surrounded by.

3 responses »

  1. Hi Janet,
    Love your illustrations, hooray for diving in!
    Laurel Aston

  2. So very true! The biggest drawback is that we brilliant right brainers are so busy thinking that we need to cultivate our left brain to fit into this world. My right brain is saying, “Create, wonderous, marvelous being! Create and FLY!” and my left brain is muttering “get a job, get a job, get a job” kinda garbled being that I am desperately squashing her with a pillow….

  3. Love it, Candice. Little lefty just needs a little support… afraid of losing it’s job, and doesn’t know it has an even more important job waiting. I have a cool visualization around this.. hmmm a teleconference me thinks..


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