Who Are Our Clients?
> Entrepreneurs who want to develop their
signature approach, products and services
Impassioned Change Makers who want to structure a passion-centered, income-generating business
Heart-Centered Leaders who want to draw out and focus the creativity
and innovation of their team
> Pioneers who are forging new territory and breaking new ground in
their field/at work
> Visionaries with many seemingly unrelated aspects of their work and talents
who seek to unify them into a coherent whole
> Culture Creators who are establishing creative, generative
and innovative environments
> Teams who want to optimize their collective creative intelligence
> Anyone who wants to discover and develop their "core offering"
New Approaches and Core Principles lead to new Ways of Being...II.
Creativity Coaching for Organizational Leaders and Teams
which lead to new Insights, Awarenesses and Thinking...
which lead to new Options, Strategies
which lead to life-giving new Choices, Solutions and Outcomes.
Coaching is a whole-brain, whole-person integrative process for creative breakthroughs.
It integrates principles of emergence with right and left brain approaches, planning and improvisation, reflection and action,
being and doing, knowledge and discovery, analysis and expression, intuition and logic, strategy and improvisation, and business
goals with personal passion.
Emergence Coaching is based on our Principles and Practices of Creative Emergence™ combined with YOUR unique
creativity. The process is a very organic and flexible process, containing concrete and practical approaches
as well as creative and intuitive ones. We help you partner with your internal "Creative Source" - that inner wellsping containing your creative potential, your gifts and your signature expression - to create what's next in your work
or business. It is based on the knowledge that by using whole-system, whole-person, whole-brain creativity you:
Get deeper and more surprising solutions than with just left-brain thinking alone
• Quickly access deep layers of
your potential and understand big picture patterns
• Discover new and often surprising solutions to both old and
• Work within the larger context, not just isolated parts
• Can apply the results immediately to your work
Feel a sense of connection to something larger than yourself
• Experience an aliveness and excitement from bringing something that is uniquely yours into the world.
I. Creative Emergence Coaching for Entrepreneurs
Use the Creative Resources within you to inform new Work Directions, Structures, Strategies,
Innovations, Projects, Products, Service Offerings...and your UNIQUE "signature" model,
process or approach.
• Discover, design, and develop what's next in your work
Unleash purposeful, meaning-centered work
• Cultivate new dimensions of your creativity
• Focus your creative
intelligence in meaningful, practical and relevant ways
• Uncover and design your unique
"singature" offerings and approach
• Learn to use uncertainty
and the unknown as a resource
• Develop a solid, structured framework of what you have to offer
up new avenues in your work environment or your consulting practice
• Draw forth the energy, passion, and commitment
already within you
• Generate more creative, immediately applicable options or choices
• Develop more
clarity, integration and direction; focus all of your great ideas
• Activate your imagination and intuition; transform
• Achieve new and surprising results
Awaken and partner with your Creative Self!
for Breakthrough Thinking, Innovation, Inspired Performance and Generative
• Wanting change, but not knowing how to go
• Accomplishing critical organizational initiatives more effectively
• Drawing out engagement,
passion, innovative ideas and solutions from yourself
and your employees
specific creative thinking skills and abilities
• Dealing with resistance, fears and doubts associated
with creatvity, innovation
• Getting buy-in for innovative initiatives
and new thinking
• Increased productivity; less time wasted in meetings
• Increased originality
and adaptability in problem solving and vision creating
• Increased employee job engagement and enjoyment
Moving through resistance to change
• New and different relevant solutions
• Breakthroughs in personal
and group performance; new discoveries
• Increased buy-in
• More meaning, engagement and enjoyment in work
• Increased enthusiasm and confidence in dealing with workplace
• More novel, juicy, implementatable ideas
• Energy used in generative,
creative and productive ways
• More purposeful choices and options
• A sense of contribution and accomplishment
• A feeling of aliveness - infused by passion + creativity
Clients have included
people in the arts, government, and technology industries; entrepreneurs, professional coaches, educators, consultants,
psychologists, therapists, trainers, healers, people who are in between jobs, CEO's, managers, front line employees, and others.
The common denominator is not the type of work one does nor position one holds, but the desire for a deeper level creative
integration, meaning, and passion expressed within their work. It requires a desire for greater depth, growth and change;
and a willingness to let go of limiting notions and beliefs about your own creative potential - and about what creativity
means - regardless if you work for yourself or a company.
Michelle James has
coached hundreds of people in the past 16 years,
helping them form and structure their aliveness,
uniqueness and creative potential into an income-generating business; or bring more creativity, aliveness and innovation
into their existing work.
For a free 30-minute
consultation to see if this approach is right for you, call 434-995-5077.
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What They Say
>>> "Michelle's process helped me uncover issues that were blocking
my productivity and the emotional baggage behind them. As a result, the commitment I have to my goals is incredibly high and
to implementing the solutions. I've developed successful new products and services as a result of our work together, and refer
others to her because I know that she will do a masterful job of helping them draw out their best ideas and most creative
self." > Jim Smith, The Executive Happiness
"I found Michelle's Process to be energizing, liberating, intriguing and honoring. First,
to bring to conscious awareness the person's own unique creative process, and then enter a world where people design their
work and life to fit the Flow of their own now-systematized creativity is both liberating and energizing. Michelle's Process
is honoring, respectful and—leading to real world, practical results. And it's a LOT of fun!" > "Curious George" Copsey, President, Realistic Solutions
"Thanks for being such a wonderful mentor/coach. Your process is truly amazing! It is remarkable
to feel so solidly on the right path. I feel a clarity of mind that I would not have had without working with you."
> Susan Kuhn, Consultant and Author
>>> "What you do is priceless
- you take a person's hand and help them find their own aliveness - and thereby their own life. There is no price to that."
> Linda Rivera, President, Peace Through Travel
>>> "Thank you so
much for the help you gave me framing out my next steps—especially ways to communicate a big vision to different audiences
with different needs and goals." > Jamie Wheal,
Senior Consultant, Stagen
>>> "I now enjoy doing the things I used to find daunting and draining. Instead of avoiding them, I do them. The
emergence process helps even the mundane aspects of the creative process sparkle and come to life." > Alexis Outerbridge, Clinical Social Worker
>>> "I was struck by Michelle's sincerity
and compassion in helping people realize what they already know about themselves. I revealed to myself ways I could use so
much more of my creative abilities than what I was doing." > Peter Colwell, Professional Speaker, Author of Spell SUCCESS in Your Life: A Road Map for Achieving Your Goals and
>>> "I was feeling out of alignment with what I should be doing with my work based on who I am. Michelle’s
process helped bring clarity with support and understanding. As a result, I became clear on the direction I wanted to take.
Things have fallen into place with my new business, and I already have several clients." > Cheryl Harlan, Artist and Educator
>>> "With Michelle's coaching, I developed a greater flexibility between me and myself to open
up my creative channel." > Mitchel Groter,
Business and Leadership Coach/Media Solutions Consultant
>>> "I honor you for being such a kind and gentle leader. You have fought
through enough brick walls to empower the others who are called to do so." >
Ann Bracken, President, The Possibility Project