The Unleash Your Creativity Summit - Virtual Conference | Saturday April, 2, 2022
Co-founder, My Creative Break
Kim’s creative journey started when she started feeling like something was missing from “the 9-5 life.” She then made the hard decision to leave her marketing job and pursue her passions: traveling, writing and educating. After traveling, teaching and researching creative topics and people for two years, she co-founded My Creative Break. She is working on a book and can be found dancing and motivating people to push their boundaries and do things they love on her Instagram.
Co-founder, My Creative Break
Linda is an improviser, writer and life coach. A few years ago, she took a break from her 9-5 to go on a one-year creative sabbatical in Paris. There, she wrote and directed her first short film. When she returned, she started motivating people to make time for creativity and co-founded My Creative Break.
When not writing her TV pilot or improvising, she enjoys catching and binging on the latest tv series.
Nya's Hooman #1
Anyā is an artist, facilitator and storyteller dedicated to designing playful communities and experiences that explore life, art and creativity through Paw Cat Guide, a business by, Nya, the Pawfessional Cat that lives rent-free in Anya's head. Also Nya's Hooman #1.
Anyā is curious about all things related to play, art curation, experience design, storytelling, brand strategy, facilitation, community building & mental health activism.
Nya's Hooman #2
Ri is an experience artist and runs Empori, a studio dedicated to curating and creating experiences that share the delight and narratives hidden in everyday life at Empori. When not running empori, Ri moonlights as Nya's Hooman #2 at Paw Cat Guide.
Ri is curious about all things related to quotidian aesthetics, gustatory aesthetics, stories and play.
Joy Journeying Guide & founder of Always On My Way
Jenn Baljko nurtures Joy Journeys and encourages fellow creatives to embrace the small joys and the fullness of their fierce, fun, and fantastic lives.
Through Always on My Way, Jenn inspires playfulness, resilience, and wonder through movement, meditation, making, and musing.
Jenn draws on 30 years of journalism experience to mentor aspiring writers via jenniferbaljko.com.
She holds space as a meditation guide and a Femme! movement facilitator and counts a 3.5-year walk from Bangkok to Barcelona among her achievements.
Creative Coach, Theatre Director & Founder | Story & Horse
Hilary supports people on their creative journeys through 1-1 coaching, workshops and group experiences, including with horses!
She draws on her experience as an award-winning theatre director, artistic leader, mentor and coach to create custom designed opportunities for transformation and growth. With a playful, creative and out-of-the-box spirit, Hilary welcomes clients who don’t do well in template programs, and who thrive when forging their own paths.
Hilary founded Story and Horse as a space to welcome people who are curious to explore creativity, spark inspiration, and activate imagination as part of a healing practice for themselves and the world. Listen to the Story and Horse Podcast, where Hilary’s guests share stories from their creative lives.
Certified Integrative Coach for Creatives & Entrepreneurs
Erin guides creatives and entrepreneurs through the emotional rollercoasters of entrepreneurship while addressing the strategy required in having an aligned business.
She also co-hosts a podcast, The I'm Excited Show! in which she and her co-host hold fun conversations about fuzzy topics that creatives and entrepreneurs face.
Sasha Lipskaia, M.A, ICF ACC
Intuitive coach, spiritual embodiment teacher, artist
Sasha Lipskaia M.A. is an ICF ACC. Intuitive spiritual life coach, embodiment teacher, Reiki Master, artist, and mentor to people seeking a deeper connection to their purpose and intuition.
She uses psycho-spirituality, energy healing, movement, and mindset coaching to guide her clients in healing their nervous systems and connecting to their intuition.
Her work has been featured on Yahoo Finance, BusinessTalk Radio, and Best Self Magazine.
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The Perspective Catalyst, Storyteller, Instigator, Agitator
Trevor Perry grew up in the Australian bush with a strong Irish heritage and emigrated to America where nobody understood him until he learned to enunciate his words.
A technologist by trade and motivational speaker by passion, his keynotes are in demand presenting fresh perspectives, encouragement, and motivation to live extraordinary lives and achieve individual goals. He is a consummate presenter and entertainer, generating excitement, passion, and action.
Music Educator, Founder of Create Piano
Alex started composing as a teenager soon after his first piano lessons. Unfortunately, he had trouble finding a nurturing environment that would fuel his creativity. Alex wants to change that for new musicians. With Create Piano, his mission is to help musicians write their own compositions with confidence and to discover their own distinctive musical sound. Alex believes that people bring out the best of themselves when they are heard for who they truly are.
Writer and Painter
Christina Sforza is a writer who has published a series of short stories including, My Mother’s Hands, and Patience. She is also a pastel artist and painter. Christina is currently working on her first novel. She lives in Montreal, Canada, with her husband, Colin, and her daughter, Nora.
Riley E. Smith
Founder, MakeGood Creative Network
We never know how to introduce Riley. As the founder of MakeGood Creative Network, she supports indie and amateur artists and provides resources for them to gain inspiration and confidence to get things done. Based in Los Angeles, she's also an improv teacher, a comedy writer, a self-published novelist and a marketing consultant. She attended the University of Cambridge and Rice University and claimed she studied Chaucer and Bugs Bunny.
Ryan Crain & Kayla MacArthur
Aspiring Author & Transformational Life Coach
Ryan Crain, aspiring Author, and Kayla MacArthur, Transformational Life Coach, are partners in life and love, as well as book projects. In June of 2022, just when Ryan was about to send the third draft of his travel memoir, Gravel Roads, to his editor, he asked Kayla to read one of the chapters. What he wasn't expecting was that the two of them would embark on a ten month collaboration, turning the bones of what he written into something more beautiful. Residing in a small Mexican beach town, Ryan and Kayla are currently finishing up the fourth draft of Gravel Roads before it hits shelves this summer.
Creative Owner of DaPrayzer Design
DeNaye' is an author, painter, and photographer from Ohio USA, and a creative woman in business. She uses creativity as a place to release and to regain balance in the mind to help solve problems, stay grounded to nature, as well as to educate people by modeling success. DeNayes’ passion to express herself in creativity-design plays a key role in her success, as she has beautiful handmade personalized gifts, acrylic paintings, photography, and her own shoe line. She also used her creative mind and coupled that with her work experience in the criminal justice field to successfully write and self-publish Confidence, Lipstick and Criminal Justice to help highlight the connection of confidence and success in everyday life. DeNaye’ chose 'Lipstick' in the title to illustrate decorating the mind as well as a healthy process of self-care. The book highlights the history of women in the law and safety awareness tips.
Founder, Discovering Me
Crystal is a stepmom to two identity-driven teenagers and a mom to two creative and spontaneous kids which colors her world with perspective.
As an entrepreneur, she enjoys connecting with others and encouraging self-awareness and development. She sees people where they are at and allows them to discover what their path can look like. She has helped hundreds of students develop confidence, increase problem-solving abilities and has addressed their direct concerns, preparing them for what happens next. She also works with stepmoms and moms, helping them navigate the hardships they encounter in their respective roles.
Crystal is a certified coach and has a Graduate Diploma in Youth Work. She has worked with youth and families for the last 20 years and looks forward to helping many more youth and families discover more about themselves.
Morning habits coach
Having been a teacher for 20 years, she enjoys connecting with her students and clients, and exploring how they can grow and get out of their comfort zone. She helps people develop fun morning routines starting from when you get out of bed. She has proven that by creating nightly and morning rituals that satisfies emotional, spiritual, intellectual and physical needs, you improve your life quality and productivity.
Jenny walks you through ways of creating joy and fun in your life, helping you open your mind and heart to life's possibilities; so you can create from a place of love, fun and happiness.