Creativity Coaching



Gateways Coaching for Artists and Creative Professionals

with Creativity Coach Barbara Bowen

Barbara Bowen I am a New York based professional writer/photographer, and founder of Gateways Coaching. I coach artists and other art career professionals in transition worldwide: designers, photographers, artists, architects, ad creatives, journalists & authors, media professionals, performers and others in fields involved with creativity.

At various stages of career growth, creative professionals encounter unique obstacles, on the outer or inner levels, or both. Gateways Coaching for Artists and Creative Professionals helps clients to clarify the inner obstacles to momentum, and/or the outer obstacles to career growth. As they gain more clarification, the cobwebs of confusion are lifted. They begin to undertake sensible new risks that renew momentum toward their art career goals. Action is the key to movement, and Gateways Art Career and Creativity Coaching is designed to support it. Learn about standard and targeted coaching, writing services, complimentary consultations, and Join Gateways Action Updates for your FREE PODCAST on the creative process here: GatewaysCoaching.com. Meet remarkable, creative agents of global change at my blog: GatewaystoAction.com.


Creativity Features with Barbara Bowen

Creativity: Discipline or Willingness?
When it comes to creativity, the word discipline can present problems for our art career.


Creativity and Spirituality
Creativity is often misunderstood to be an act of the ego and intellect. In truth, the Creative Process is fundamentally a spiritual one.


Tempering the Inner Critic
When it comes to Creativity, the Creative Voice is infinitely more powerful than the Critical Voice.


Carl Jung and Gateways Themes
Gateways Coaching themes integrate understandings from the mythologist Joseph Campbell and various spiritual traditions and teachers.


Dreams for Change
Night dreams, transcending dreams, past and future dreams, pipe dreams, and following dreams.


The Creative Process: The Legacy
The creative process is, fundamentally, and organizing force.


Creativity Explored: Enhancement through Repetition
Repetition lubricates creativity, increases capacity, and helps develop effective working patterns that result in higher efficiency.


Artist Presentation
Sharpen your artist statement, biography, resume, and proposal.


Artist Support
Artist support reminders for improving performance under pressure.


Personal Renewal
Turbulent endings may ultimately lead to powerful breakthroughs and renewal.


Collective Renewal
May the song so moving Martin Luther King, and now Barack Obama, be passed through us, and live on.


Art Careers in Transition
Fear of change can immobilize us; the antidote is to take action.


The Need to Create
Highly Creative people must heed the creative call and take action.


Creativity and Relationships
By following the Creative Call our relationships are often affected, especially at first.


Tribute to the Creative Life of Paul Newman
Paul Newman left fine creative work as an actor and warmth of personal character.


How the Fall Season Benefits Creativity
The fall season of the creative cycle guides us to rest, take stock, evaluate, and appreciate.


Creating and Fear
How can we keep fear from steering our creative process down hazardous slopes?


Creative Growth
Is creativity a state of perpetual evolution? What wisdom do failures yield? Is creative growth an "inch by inch" process?


The Creative Process
Do longer hours equal more productivity? Does the creative process always feel good? Are taking risks always beneficial?