Hi podcaster — Is your podcast audience made up of creatives, freelancers, and/or creative entrepreneurs? If so, I can help your audience feel seen and give them tools to finish and launch their big, ambitious projects. I’m an author (you may know me from my book and podcast Out on the Wire), a teacher, and…

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defeat the blank page

Recently, I wrote about how common it is to feel the impulse to undermine yourself and get derailed just when things are going well. It’s great if you can identify what’s happening in time, and pull back from the brink. But what if you’ve already managed to drive your project into a ditch, and you’re…

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It happens every time I get about two-thirds of the way through the Creative Focus Workshop with a group of students, and creaky, self-defeating patterns start breaking down. People start to take action on projects that have been back-burnered for ages. Stuff starts to happen. It was happening for Chris, who has wanted for years…

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Make the Work That Matters Most One-on-one coaching with Jessica Abel You’re a creative professional: a writer, novelist, podcaster, filmmaker, designer, visual artist, cartoonist, journalist, academic — Or you’re a “creative class” business owner: a coach, consultant, copywriter, web designer, app developer — You’ve “made it” in a field others would kill to get a…

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Before the workshop, I felt a lot of frustration. I’ve always had a lot of ideas. And really early on in a project, I have great inspiration and huge momentum and I get a lot of stuff done. And then, of course, reality sets in. You get sick, or your kids get sick, or you’re…

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