Nine Modern Day Muses

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Kaizen-Muse Creativity with Author & Humorist Jill Badonsky, MEd

Jill BadonskyJill Badonsky is a long-time Creativity Portal collaborator, a creativity coaching pioneer, inspirational humorist, artist, and founder of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching™, a coaching model that guides individuals by using unprecedented approaches to busting through blocks to creative joy.

Jill has been a creativity coach and consultant since 1996 and specializes in consulting film-makers, storytellers, stand-up comedians, and coaching writers, artists, and anyone wanting to live life with more creative thought, action and fulfillment. She can be found lurking at

Learn more about Jill's teleconferences, muse workshops, creativity retreats, and training as a certified Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach on Facebook.

Jill Badonsky's Inspiring Features

Jill Badonsky Interview

Read Jill's inspiring responses to questions about The Modern-Day Muses, creative process, perfectionism, and the Kaizen-Muse™ creativity coaching model she developed in this inspiring interview.

Nine Modern Day MusesThe Nine Modern Day Muses (and a Bodyguard) Series

Learn about the book with the same name, read excerpts, and get introduced to Aha-phrodite, Albert, Marge, Bea Silly, Spills, Audacity, Lull, Shadow, Muse Song, and Arnold.

Body BlissmasBody Blissmas and a Happy New Rear! Series

There is no question that a nourished, exercised body makes using the mind for creative thinking easier.

Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching™ Stories Series

KMCCThere are Muses everywhere. In the characters we love in books, in movies; real people in the news, in magazines, and right next door. These Muses inspire us when we pay attention to their stories and with this inspiration we can learn to stir our own magnificence.

This series exposes you to stories filled with the inspiration of everyday Muses. In Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching™ we believe that stories bring concepts alive. Lists of how-to's, theory, and advice only go so far in motivating our understanding about the creative process; eyes glaze over with concept-overload, and how-to lists add to overwhelm. But in stories, ahhh, that's where we see how creative techniques are lived in real life. We see and understand the creative success of actions inspired by grace, ingenuity and courage.

Are You Creative? Quiz

Ya know how some people say, "I'm SO not creative," or "I don't have a creative bone in my body"? This is what is happening in their under-used creative minds...

Are You Your Audience?

Staying true to your idea may or may not result in a commercial success, but the simple act of staying true to yourself IS success.

Finding Your Own Audience: Modern Day Muses Meet Sitcoms

The modern day Muse, Aha-phrodite teaches us to pay attention in all the myriad forms to obscure places where we might not expect creative inspiration to reside. Like in sitcoms.

For Highly-Sensitive Creatives

The Pleasantly Plump Lady And The See-Saw.

Making Stuff Up

Neil deGrasse Tyson on making stuff up; Modern Muse Albert; reframing and imagining more "what if?" in your creative life.

The Story with the Creative Tattoo

Noomi Rapace in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Acting As If, Reframing, Audacity and Albert Muses.

Good EnoughParalyzed by Perfectionism

Four solutions that work for many who are paralyzed by perfectionism and fear in the creative process.

The Muse Is InWhy Aren't I More Disciplined?

Why is creativity both so electrifyingly appealing and so difficult to comply with?

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Jill BadonskyJill Badonsky is a creativity coaching pioneer, inspirational humorist, artist, and founder of the Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching™ model. more