My gentle new e-course teaches you how to be more creative (and to apply this in every corner of your life) by forging new creative habits, training your brain to think more creatively, building you a supportive community, experimenting with art, and embracing slow-living. 

Enrolments in this course are closed for 2018. Subscribe to my newsletter to be among the first to hear when it reopens. 

 
The Create with Confidence course gave me exactly what I was looking for- the motivation and accountability to get myself back into a habit of daily creativity and some clear guidance around taking steps towards beginning a creative business. But the benefits have been greater than I anticipated. Getting back to being creative everyday and exploring unedited creativity for pure joy alongside my more ‘serious’ creative pursuits has had a wonderful impact on my heart and mental health. Thank you Naomi for being such a gentle and genuine cheerleader, encouraging me along the way and being so willing to tailor the experience to meet me where I was at.
— Katherine Scott (@oliveapplemoss)
 
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What is stopping you from living the creative life you want to lead? 
 

* Do you have big creative dreams that you can't wait to pursue?
* Do you wish you could spend more time creating?
* Are you intimidated by the blank page, afraid to try for fear of failure?
* Are you too tired to create, because of all the other priorities in your life?
* Do you struggle to stay focused and motivated with creative projects?
* Does perfectionism get in the way of your joy in creating?
* Does creative block visit all too often? 
* Do you long to turn your creative hobby into a business or profession? 
* Do you wish you had a tribe of like-minded creative people to turn to?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, I created this course for YOU!

I joined this course because I was craving creativity in my life but I didn’t know where to direct my time and I didn’t feel passionate about anything. I was envious of all the creative people I saw daily on Instagram but when I tried different arts and crafts I found I was lacking in motivation and had real trouble finishing projects. The support of Naomi and the others in the course has seen my project through from start to finish and helped me find something I am really passionate about. I am now in the process of setting up my new business!
— Olivia Rooney (@livrooneyboudoir and @appleofmyisle)

It's not what you'd expect

This is not an ordinary e-course. You and I will work on all of your creative obstacles together, over eight weeks. I'm keeping the group small enough that we can tailor the direction we take to exactly what you need

There'll be some course-work but, honestly, most of the 'work' will be done via fun and habit-forming creative tasks; one-on-one mentoring calls and unlimited email access with me; brain-training techniques; feedback, support and accountability from the group; a masterclass on promoting and selling your work; and an art project that you start and finish, with support.

While the outcomes and transformation you experience will be significant, it is important to me that we do this in a way that is gentle, and respects your personal goals and circumstances. It's not about boot-camp, it's about mindfulness, slow-living, and rediscovering the joy of being creative.

 
I can’t stress enough how deeply grateful I am to you and the creative course you made available!! The calibre of substance, quality and content far exceeded my expectations and I am thankful for all that you provided in this way, as well as your encouragement and consistent input!!
— Tina S.
 

Create With Confidence is a new, supported course that will help you discover, harness and celebrate your innate creativity. I'm super proud of this program, because these techniques are tried and tested, and they genuinely work. I'd love to work with you! 

You will become more creative

It's truly that simple. We will use proven techniques from psychologists and art therapists that train your brain to think more creatively, and, if you are willing to put in the work, the benefits of this will impact every corner of your life.

Generate new ideas

Innovate in the workplace

Approach life challenges and problems in new and positive ways

Improve the way you communicate in your relationships

Make mindfulness your everyday habit

Oh and art. Don't forget the art!

This program will be, above all, FUN, and the way we will get to all those benefits will be through a combination of one-on-one calls with me, course work, creativity exercises, group interaction and some live group calls, and an exciting creative project that you truly love, which is done purely for the joy of making or doing something that you truly love. 

That creative project can be big or small, and will be set by you, with personal support from me, focusing your choice on the time and resources you have available, and what it is that truly lights you up. Perhaps you may choose to complete a work of art, develop a new recipe, master the basics of a new creative hobby, write a short story, plan a new garden, compose a new song, crochet a new scarf, or perform in a local play. You get the picture!

Are you ready to get started? 


(NOTE THAT THIS COURSE HAS CLOSED FOR 2018. SUBSCRIBE TO MY NEWSLETTER TO LEARN WHEN IT WILL REOPEN)


Is Create With Confidence right for you? 

I'm super excited to work with people who... 

  • Would like to open their minds and lives to beautiful and creative ideas, on a regular basis 
  • Wish they could find more time to build 'creative activity' into their days
  • Long to create but struggle to justify this as a priority in their busy lives 
  • Need inspiration and help choosing a creative project and avoiding distractions
  • Find they are their own biggest critic whenever they try to do anything creative 
  • Need a cheerleader to give them the encouragement and confidence to start creating
  • Want to be creative, but need more motivation and accountability in order to finish what they start
  • Have tried to pursue creativity alone without loving it, and wish they could find 'their tribe'
  • Just want a little space to consider life, ideas, creativity and making in a different way  

What we'll cover

Create With Confidence is an intensive but playful eight-week course that will train your brain to actually think more creatively, and help you form creative habits for innovation, idea generation, mindfulness, problem-solving and art that last a lifetime. To get there, we combine short course-work with fun creative tasks, group support, one-to-one mentoring, and a personal project that you will work on from start to finish. We will cover: 

  • PRIORITIES: how to make creativity a priority in your life, and why being creative is important for you (and those around you)
  • HABITS: daily habits you can start right now that will open your mind to creative thinking and innovation... forever 
  • SUPPORT: we're not lonely artists in garrets. You will be part of a like-minded community, and have personal support from me
  • CREATIVE SPARK: we will work together to identify what lights you up, and make this your personal project for the program 
  • CONFIDENCE: activities and practical tools you can use to help you overcome and work through self-doubt 
  • MOTIVATION: where to find support and seek accountability, and mindset tools to become your own biggest cheerleader
  • ACHIEVEMENT: a big part of this program will be committing to and finishing a specific creative project
  • PROMOTIONS: readying yourself with tools and guidelines for practising in public, showcasing your creative work, or preparing to sell, if and when you choose to do this
  • NEXT STEPS: how to maintain and grow the spark, the fun, the confidence and the motivation after this program ends

What you'll get

  • Eight weeks of guided support, including course work and practical advice for growing creativity
  • Short projects, challenges, journaling prompts and printables that open up your mind to new creative possibilities 
  • A beautiful, 250-page art journal (see below) to be used for tracking your progress and getting experimental with art
  • A private community to chat with other students, make friends, share your challenges, and celebrate your wins
  • Two private calls with me to provide you with personal support and guidance as you work through this project 
  • A free, optional mini-masterclass on Social & Sales for students who want to go public 
  • Video group calls, during which you can ask questions and gain support from me, and from other students
  • Email access to me for advice, ideas, sympathetic listening, joyful celebrating, and virtual hugs, any time
  • Life-long access to the course content, including any future updates that may be made
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Pricing options

  • One-off payment of $960 (cheapest option) 
  • 2 x monthly payments of $485
  • 3 x monthly payments of $330

(Note that prices are quoted in Australian dollars.)

I've done my best to answer all the most common questions and thoughts regarding the Create With Confidence course. If you can't find an answer to your question here, please feel free to send me an email and I'll answer it as quickly as possible. 

What will this program cover?  

What if I don’t have the time?

I don’t think I’m creative enough

Are places limited? 

I don’t really have the money right now

What sort of support will you offer?

Is there a membership group?

Is it international?


What will this program cover?

Create With Confidence will teach you how to be more creative. We will do this in a number of ways, and I feel like maybe a better way of answering this question is to tell you what this program contains. Which is:

  • PRIORITIES: how to make creativity a priority in your life, and why you being creative is important for you
  • HABITS: daily habits you can start right now that will open your life to creativity... forever 
  • SUPPORT: we're not lonely artists in garrets. You will be part of a like-minded community, and have personal support from me
  • CREATIVE SPARK: we will work together to identify what lights you up, and make this your personal project for the program 
  • CONFIDENCE: activities and practical tools you can use to help you overcome and work through self-doubt 
  • MOTIVATION: where to find support and seek accountability, and mindset tools to become your own biggest cheerleader
  • ACHIEVEMENT: a big part of this program will be committing to and finishing a specific creative project
  • PROMOTIONS: readying yourself with tools and guidelines for practising in public, showcasing your creative work, or preparing to sell, if and when you choose to do this
  • NEXT STEPS: how to maintain and grow the spark, the fun, the confidence and the motivation after this program ends 

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What if I don't have much time?

I understand! When I surveyed my community about the challenges that held them back from living the creative life they wanted, the biggest challenge they faced was time, so you are certainly not alone.

To ensure you really to gain the transformation you want from this program – and to teach your brain to be more creative with all the benefits that come with that – you will need to set aside some time to participate, every day. This kind of brain-training is cumulative, so it is better that you commit to small, regular times than big blocks of time only once a week. I suggest a minimum of half an hour a day on average in order to work through the course material and form new creative habits.

If time is a challenge for you, we can actually work on this some more during the program itself. In addition, to get you started, I have written a short e-book with nine ways to find more time to be creative, which you can download and read for free here. I suggest you read through this book, and see if any of the tips, tools and techniques inside it could help you find the time to make creativity a bigger and more habitual part of your life.

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I'm not a creative person

Then I have created this program for YOU. I believe that everyone is born creative: creativity is simply the capacity to imagine things different to the way they are, and this kind of ability is what makes us unique as human beings. I have developed this program to help everyone - from artists to accountants and the rest of us in between - to teach their brains to think and perform in more creative ways. Whether your goals are to seed new entrepreneurial ideas or to embroider doilies is entirely up to you. This course will give you a solid framework for more creative thinking, and you can apply that in any ways you like. 

Yes, part of the course will involve taking on a creative project, but that project will be set by you, and there will be no assessments or critiques on the artistic merit of your work! Think of the artistic project element of this course as one of the tools we are using to unlock the creativity inside you. (Also, it's fun!) The art is a process, not an end in itself. Some people may use Create With Confidence as the impetus they need to start an entirely new hobby, and be at the very beginning stages. Others might continue with something they have been practising for years. The goal is to choose something that lights you up, and that is a genuine reward to practise, regardless of what the end result looks like (and if you don’t know what that is yet, don’t worry – “finding your spark” is a key part of this course and I’m here to help!)

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Are places limited?

Yes. I will be providing you with personal, one-to-one coaching sessions and ongoing support in this program, so I have strictly limited the numbers in order to ensure that I can give you my full attention. In addition, it is my hope that our group will become a tight-knit little community of like-minded people on this creativity journey that lasts well beyond the eight weeks of this program. For these reasons, I will accept between 10 and 20 participants in Create With Confidence.

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I don't really have the money right now

There are three payment options, to help make Create With Confidence more accessible to you:

  • One payment of $960 (cheapest option)
  • Two monthly payments of $485
  • Three monthly payments of $330

Note that these are quoted in Australian dollars.

If you have other priorities right now, don’t worry. I will still continue sending free slow living, creativity and mail-art resources in my monthly newsletter, as well as regular tips and tricks on my blog, so you won’t go unsupported. You can always revisit this course at a later date if your circumstances change and you want to take part. Make sure you are subscribed to my email list if you’d like to be among the first to hear about this program the next time it opens. 

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What sort of support will you offer?

This is a fully supported program. We will set up together from the very beginning, and I will be working beside you every step of the way for eight weeks. What that means in practical terms is that you will have two mentoring “check-in” calls with me to set up your goals and ensure you are tracking the way you want to; some live video calls with the group (to which you can ask me personal questions); personal, individual feedback from me on your homework; and email access to me every day to ask your questions – or simply to chat (although I do hope to take some time off for my family on weekends). Short of coming to your house and making the tea to fuel you, I’ll be as involved as you need me to be in this whole process. 

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Is there a membership group?

Yes, getting to know your fellow students and gaining support from them, as well as me, is a vital part of this program. It's a key way for you to get the help, friendship, encouragement, creative inspiration and accountability that you need to succeed in the long term. 

However, nobody will critique your work. In fact, one of the rules of the group is that the work is NOT to be critiqued. This is a course about creativity, not specific artistic proficiency, so the group will be a safe place where we can experiment, share challenges, share wins, support one another, and make friends with like-minded people.

Note that I am currently researching platforms for this group. If all else fails, the group will be hosted on Facebook, since I know the majority of people use this platform and understand how it works. But I am well documented in saying how much I dislike Facebook, and if I can find another, non-social-media solution that is easily accessible and doesn’t require a steep learning curve for you, I’ll take it.

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Is this course international?

Of course! You can take part in this course from anywhere in the world. I will do my best to make times for live chat and our one-to-one phone calls that work in your time zones. However, do be aware that depending on where other people in the group come from, the timing of group video calls may not be practical for you. If that is the case, the calls will still be recorded and made available on the in the group website, and you will be able to submit any questions you have ahead of time. 

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Still have more questions? 

Send me an email and I’ll get back to you asap.

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