Deep Dive: Coaching for Creatives
By Cami Travis-Groves
Deep Dive: Coaching for CreativesJun 05, 2023
030 - Love All Your Characters
In this episode, Coach Cami chats with Leslie Berliant, a writer, writing coach, creative evangelist, and writing whisperer. Their conversation starts with the brain-body connection, and flows into having love and compassion for all your characters (internal and external), and ways you can begin to own your story for healing and creativity. Ready to dive deep?
029 - Pundits, Practitioners and Punks
In this episode, Coach Cami talks with Greg Larkin, a recovering Wall Street analyst, an author, and the CEO of Punks & Pinstripes, a private network of executives leading change. You'll hear some of Greg's unusual Wall Street stories, along with his unfiltered opinions of a very well-known pundit.
For reference, this is the complete article about Greg's "evil twin" that they talk about in the beginning of the episode. Ask yourself if Greg's evil twin sounds familiar… like an over-active inner critic, perhaps?
Ready to dive deep?
028 - Pearls of Wisdom
Listen in as Coach Cami chats with fellow coach Linda Mordan, as they share: What to remember when you’re in the midst of a dumpster fire? How can you heal your inner child? What are some of the hidden gifts of being a people pleaser? What is “little-t” trauma? How are society’s expectations for men completely unfair? There are some pearls of wisdom in this episode. Ready to dive deep?
027 - Limitless and Simple Joy
In this episode, you will meet the exceptional Nihal Ahmed, founder of the Limitless Institute. Nihal talks about how growing up in India shaped him, and not in the way you might think. Coach Cami and Nihal talk about bedtime stories, the darker side of being politically correct, finding your verb, safe spaces versus brave spaces, finding joy, and more gems. There's a lot to discover in this episode!
Ready to dive deep?
026 - The Best of Perfectionism
In this episode, Coach Cami chats with Jessica Best, a data-driven digital marketing strategist, speaker and perfectionist — in her words, "not the cute kind." Jessica talks about how perfectionism shows up for her, the pressures of growing up with the last name Best, and the gifts of learning something new.
Ready to dive deep?
025 - Bouncing Back After Being Dropped
The guest for this episode is the multi-talented Stephen Gates. He’s not only a creative, he’s a podcaster, a ADPList mentor (that’s how Coach Cami learned about it), a speaker, a Leo (like Cami), and a fellow enneagram 8. He recently founded CRZY, an independent studio helping companies find new vision and purpose.
Stephen has had several very successful gigs as a global design leader for some world-class organizations, from which he very publicly announced being laid off, and not for the first time. His journey has been a fascinating one to witness, and cheer on.
The conversation begins with his journey, delves into doubt and imposter syndrome, and meanders through recharging your creative batteries, trust and more. Ready to dive deep?
024 - Empathy and Listening
In this episode, Coach Cami introduces you to ethnographic researcher, Karen Faith. Their discussion delves into empathy (and how it’s quite different from sympathy or compassion), and listening. It's such a buzzword; we all know what it is, but what does it mean to employ it as a practice? Karen is also a TEDx speaker (check out her talk after you listen to this episode), a strategist, and the founder of Others Unlimited.
Ready to dive deep?
023 - Disruptors, Blame and Apathy
In this episode, Coach Cami chats with certified high-performance coach, writer, health junkie, the sparkly Kimberly Spencer. The through line in the conversation is being a disruptor. It starts with the concepts of blame and apathy, and moves to the experience of being an enneagram 8, curiosity as a superpower, and the idea of crowning yourself.
Are you ready to dive deep?
022 - Burning Bright or Burning Out?
In this episode, meet Hannah Austin, an entrepreneur, a coach and podcaster. Hannah and Coach Cami go deep and talk about burn out. Women and professionals all over the world are struggling with fatigue and exhaustion - but it doesn’t have to be this way. What are some of the warning signs and symptoms of burnout? Learn what you can do to begin to heal from burnout, and how to be a better leader — of yourself and others.
Get ready for a great conversation!
021 - The Journey to Fulfillment
In this episode, Coach Cami chats about fulfillment with Diana Patel, a speaker, an executive coach, and an entrepreneur. Diana founded Resonant, where she helps leaders cultivate fulfillment in their current roles. She’s also a strategic development partner at Continuing Education Productions where she helps sustain cohesive, high-performance organizations through employee training.
It’s not often that fulfillment and leadership exist together, and Diana is working to change that.
020 - Creativity for Sanity's Sake
In this episode, Coach Cami chats with Corrie Legge, an actor, voiceover artist and creative coach. Corrie is also a proof positive of how to be successful artist, entrepreneur, and mother—doing it all simultaneously. Corries explains how important creativity is to her overall wellbeing and success. If you’ve ever wondered if you could start a family and a business at the same time, Corrie can help you learn how to stay sane and creative while accomplishing both.
Check out the accountability community for creatives that she created, called Your Creative Life.
019 - Waking Up from Self Destruction
The story of this episode's guest, Kellan Fluckiger, is so unbelievable that you'll need to hear it directly from him. Kellan went from extremely successful but deeply depressed businessman with some serious addiction problems, to being on a mission to help millions of people reach their ultimate life.
018 - The Act and Art of Listening
Listen in as Coach Cami gets to know the fascinating Dr. Robyn Odegaard, a former competitive beach volleyball player turned high-performance psychologist, author and coach. They chat about what can happen when you stop listening to your gut feelings (aka “gut knowing”), the act and art of listening, things we wish we had known, and more. You'll enjoy this deep conversation with Dr. Robyn.
017 - Embrace Pain to Avoid Suffering
In this episode, Coach Cami chats with speaker, business strategist and fellow coach Brian Bogert. Together, they unpack the complex concept of "embracing pain to avoid suffering," and what it can mean for your long term health and peace of mind. They also talk about how—and why—you need to set "bookends" on your goals, and about Brian's amazing story of transformation after losing his arm in a parking lot.
Are you ready to dive deep?
016 - Inside the Creative Process: Working WITH Your Inner Critic
In this episode, Coach Cami chats with her guest, award-winning writer, speaker and fellow creative Terri Trespicio, about the creative process and how we somehow always manage to beat ourselves up inside it. Learn ways to tame that nagging inner critic, what it means to become a sovereign person and to own all your choices, among other things.
An expert on not following your passion, Terri’s TEDx talk, Stop Searching for Your Passion, has recently surpassed 7 million views, and her upcoming book, Unfollow Your Passion, gives countless examples of why “follow your passion” is just plain bad advice. Make sure to listen for Terri's special offer (it's amazing!) for people who pre-order her book.
Are you ready to dive deep?
015 - Networking with Authenticity
In this episode, Coach Cami and her guest, Jarrell Alvarez, discuss during an ADPList group call some great networking ideas and tips. Jarell is a product designer at Copperleaf Technologies, a freelance writer at Medium, a fellow volunteer mentor at ADPList, founder of the community called Vancouver Design Check-in, and has recently started a small coaching business.
Together they discuss how unnerving it can be to meet new people and try to talk about yourself without bragging or selling yourself short. And what happens when someone ignores your honest questions or rejects your vulnerability? Where do you find the confidence to be authentic, and still make progress?
Ready to dive deep and learn some great new ideas for networking?
014 - Play as a Strategic Tool for Better Problem Solving
In this episode, Coach Cami explores the role of play as a strategic tool for better problem solving. Think play is something that should be reserved for after work, or for weekends with friends? Think again! My guest is Ben Warsinske, a certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator, who works with leaders and their teams to engage, enrich, energize, and empower company culture transformation through play. He’s great at using play to unlock and unblock creativity.
Are you ready to dive deep and learn about play as a strategic tool?
013 - What is Self Love?
In this episode, Coach Cami chats with her coach and mentor, the renowned Peleg Top. The conversation is all about self love: what it is, what it isn't, and some very practical applications that you can use starting now. Peleg also shares his "Nine Ways of Being" that can help you picture how self love can operate in your life.
Ready to dive deep and learn all about what it means to really love yourself?
012 - Inner Critic Workshop
In this episode, Coach Cami dives into the topic of your inner critic. Are you constantly nagging or berating yourself for what you should do, or what you haven’t done? It just might be your inner critic! We all have one, but it can sometimes be hard to recognize it… much less make it work for you instead of against you. This session will provide strategies you can use to identify your critical inner voice and turn it from your enemy to your creative ally. This episode was recorded during an ADPList group session with attendees from all over the world.
011 - Difficult Conversations
In this episode, Coach Cami chats with Paula Blackmore-White about having those difficult conversations, whether they be about inclusivity and ally-ship, or the crucial topic of making your needs known. Paula is the Manager of People Development at Benevity, and is reimagining what leadership development looks like. Paula’s path included coaching high-performance athletes and developing national-level coaches for both Canada and the US, as well as leadership development roles at lululemon and Apple. Her purpose now is to spark a-ha moments.
Are you ready to dive deep and find your own aha moments?
010 - Incorporating Good Juju in Business
In this episode, Coach Cami chats with agency owner, fellow good juju spreader, and podcaster, Justin Ahrens. Justin is a force for good in the world, and as the founder of Rule29, an agency just outside of Chicago, he has relied on good juju for smart business decisions. Their discussion explores how good juju can be incorporated into a business setting, and what it can do for—and mean to—a business. They go deep and get vulnerable.
Ready to dive deep?
009 - What Does it Mean to Be Future-Proof?
In this episode, Coach Cami and her guest, career strategist and host of the Future Proof podcast, Valerie Zaric, talk through a variety of subjects centered around what it means to future-proof yourself and your career. They talk about the benefits and challenges of freelancing, your relationship with money (a can of worms!), what it means to be vulnerable, and much more.
Ready to dive deep?
008 - Intentionality for Creatives
Episode 8 was recorded during a live online webinar with ADPList called "Intentionality for Creatives," with participants joining from all around the world. Coach Cami and her guests, Product Design Manager Irina Belova, along with UX Designer and webinar chat-keeper, Jarell Alvarez, explore intentionality, and what that means for anyone in a creative role. Are you the driver in your life, or are you just along for the ride? From how you approach your day, to how you format your portfolio, to how you plan your career, intentionality plays a huge role. But how intentional are you actually being? Learn methods to put to use right away in creating, then living, the life you want.
007 - Showing Up As You Are
Episode 7 was recorded during a ADPList group session, "Showing Up How You Are" with participants joining in from around the world. Coach Cami and guest Damon Brown discuss what it means to show up as you are, and how bring your full self to maximize your potential. Damon was a co-founder of the platonic connection app Cudlr, as is currently an author, an entrepreneur, and a coach. Listen in and discover what it means to be fully present, how you can impact the world from where you are now, and what resources you already have and may not even be aware of.
006 - The Myths of Perfectionism
Episode 6 was recorded during a live online workshop Coach Cami led with ADPList participants from all around the world. Join Coach Cami and her guest, recovering perfectionist and fellow mindset coach Keri Clarke as they explore myths of perfectionism. Is there such a thing as "healthy perfectionism"? Can it drive you to be more successful? Is perfect even attainable? What's the difference between perfectionism and healthy striving? Attendees will learn to recognize the symptoms, the costs, and the source of perfectionism, and learn ways to overcome this self-limiting, all-or-nothing belief that anything less than perfect is unacceptable.
005 - Leadership Starts with Self
In this episode, Cami and her guest, entrepreneur and self-proclaimed nerd, Kylie Woods, explore the idea of leadership and what it means to be a leader—even if you have no one reporting to you. Kylie is the founder (and leader) of Chic Geek, a non-profit that's building gender diversity in technology, and has grown to be a community of over 10,000 women and allies in technology. Learn from Kylie ways you can explore becoming a leader in your own life. Get comfy, and prepare to dive deep.
004 - Your Inner Critic: Enemy or Ally?
Episode 4 was recorded during a live online workshop Coach Cami led with ADPList participants from all around the world. Join Cami and her guest, fellow coach and creative, meditation instructor and ordained Tibetan Buddhist, Ericson Proper, as they dive into the subject of your inner critic. What is your inner critic, and how can you change that critical inner voice from your enemy to your creative ally? You will learn to identify that critical inner voice, identify self-limiting stories, and learn a powerful meditation technique to help transform that inner voice your creative ally. Get comfy, grab some paper and something to write with, and prepare to dive deep.
003 - Dealing with Impostor Syndrome
In episode 3, join Coach Cami and her guest Sonya Reece as they tackle dealing with imposter syndrome—something all creatives face. You'll learn how to reframe the thoughts that come creeping in unwanted, discover tips for silencing the gremlins, and create new thoughts to help you see what a creative powerhouse you can be (and probably already have been)!
002 - Removing Roadblocks to Your Big, Juicy Goals
This episode was recorded during a live online workshop Coach Cami led with ADPList participants from all around the world. In this episode, Coach Cami covers setting and reaching your goals. You'll gain perspective on your day-to-day behaviors that might be hindering you; clarify and solidify your goals with that new perspective; and use some imaginative interview techniques to help you create your future self. Combined with the techniques taught in the last half of episode 1, you'll be obtaining your goals in no time!
001.5 - Enneagrams
Episode 1.5 is all about the enneagram, perfect if you've never heard of it. Have a listen and learn how this interesting personality test helps you learn a bit more about yourself, and your defaults. Also discover how it relates to Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood, and where you might fit in.
001 - Desires, Perspectives, and Baby Steps
This episode was recorded during a live online workshop Coach Cami led with ADPList participants from all around the world. Join in to discover and put in writing what your big, juicy life goals are. Gain perspective on what you've accomplished thus far, map out baby steps for progress toward your goals, and grow confidence for the future. Get comfy, grab some paper and something to write with, and prepare to dive deep.