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Coaching through Creative Expression

Group Workshops for Women

You don’t have to be an artist or even think of yourself as a creative person to participate in this six-week workshop. You simply have to be willing to express yourself using creative tools.

ABOUT CREATIVE COACHING

During my career I have helped individuals find meaning and satisfaction in their jobs and in their lives. My goal is to support my clients so they bring their best selves to whatever they do. By discovering their strengths, challenges and core values, and by empowering them to make their own choices, they become confident in their abilities and more invested in their future success.

Coaching is successful when a change in the way we think or behave produces a positive outcome for the client and key stakeholders. I integrate a behavioral and cognitive approach in my coaching practice; I use techniques that are action-oriented as well as reflective. 

Clients discover what motivates them and how to set realistic goals. They also learn to identify gaps in their skill set, and to recognize behavior that needs to improve or change.

Coaching is not necessarily a “quick fix.” To create change that sticks, clients must be willing to change and be committed to, and accountable for the work that needs to be done.          

What is Coaching Through Creative Expression?

This type of coaching uses a variety of creative activities to help you gain greater self-awareness, develop more confidence and clarity of purpose.

Who would benefit from this workshop?

Women interested in learning more about themselves: their strengths and challenges, and obstacles that might be blocking their success. Women who may be adjusting to a life change of some kind (job loss, divorce, death).  Women in transition; those who are reinventing themselves in a new career or are embarking on a new chapter in their life.


Six-Week Workshops

  • 4-8 women per group
  • Meet once a week for 2 hours from
  • 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Location

West Hills, CA 

$200

Workshop price includes all materials plus two 50-minute private sessions with me. 

A portion of your registration fee will be donated to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA), the largest global organization dedicated to advancing ovarian cancer research while supporting women and their families.

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life."

-Melody Beattie

ABOUT KAREN

Karen earned her Master’s degree from Northwestern University in Learning and Organizational Change, and is a certified Organizational & Leadership Coach.

Karen Bonsignore spent 32 years working at CNN and was Executive Producer of Entertainment News until 2013. She was responsible for the network’s daily entertainment coverage as well as for major entertainment award shows and special events such as the Academy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, and the Grammy and Emmy Awards. She also coordinated production from key film and music festivals including Sundance, Cannes, Telluride plus the Monterey and New Orleans Jazz Festivals. 

During her career she won three Peabody Awards and one DuPont Award for her contribution to CNN’s coverage of the 2008 Presidential Campaign and Debates, and disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Oil Spill and the Tsunami in South Asia.

As a life long photographer, Karen’s creativity has expanded into digital arts. She established two e-commerce businesses, Innisfree Cards and Gifts and Food For Thought Style, a consumer products and lifestyle design business. The spirit of both companies connects us through our common love of nature, delicious food and to the conviviality and joy we get by sharing these with our family and friends.

Credentials 

  • M.S. Learning and Organizational Change Northwestern University, 2013
  • Graduate Certificate in Organizational & Leadership Coaching, Northwestern University, 2013
  • Certified MBTI Practitioner, Levels 1 and 2         
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WORKSHOP DETAILS

You do not have to be an artist to participate in this workshop. You simply have to be willing to express yourself using creative tools.  This is a six-week workshop.  Sessions are held from 6:30pm - 8:30pm on your designated day.


Our two-hour sessions are structured as follows: 

  • 6:30-7:00pm - Group discussion and warm up
  • 7:00-8:00pm - Activity and theme of the week  
  • 8:00-8:30pm - Reflection: what did we learned about ourselves or about our circumstance?
  • Weeks 1 and 6 will be three-hour sessions.

LOCATION

West Hills, CA

$200

Workshop price includes all materials plus two 50-minute private sessions with me.

A portion of your registration fee will be donated to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA), the largest global organization dedicated to advancing ovarian cancer research while supporting women and their families.

Be who you were meant to be and you will set the world on fire.

 


OUR WORKSHOP ACTIVITIES ARE BUILT AROUND A THEME. POSSIBLE THEMES MIGHT INCLUDE: 

  • Overcoming loss 
  • Resilience
  • Identifying obstacles in your path to success 
  • Building self-esteem or self-confidence                   
  • Accountability regarding your goals  
  • Being heard or giving voice to yourself 
  • Personal goal/personal development

MATERIALS FOR CLASS:

  • I will provide arts and crafts materials for all in-class activities at no additional cost to you.

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS:

  • Registration for this workshop includes two 50 min. private coaching sessions with me, which will be scheduled during the first and last week of our workshop. 

COACHING CONTRACT:

  • Upon registration you will be provided with a coaching contract, which is an agreement between you and me. It is mandatory for you to sign the contract prior to participatingin the Creative Expression Workshop for Women. Please read it over and electronically sign the document.
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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

 
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