South Sound ICF WA Satellite Meeting
CREATIVITY AND COACHING with Meri Arnett-Kremian
Meri's Creativity and Coaching presentation will:
1. help you identify creative ways to take your coaching practice to the next level (collaborative exercise; easy to adapt for use with clients)
2. inspire you to build more creativity and joy into your own life in 20 minutes per day so you can inspire your clients to make their lives more vibrant, one doable step at a time
3. teach you a free, easy, fun way to create your own graphics for brochures, client manuals, blog posts, and websites so your business branding is authentically yours -- and unlike what potential clients will see anywhere else they look. (Meri will provide a step by step tutorial, with a "How To" sheet to take with you so you don't have to remember every detail.)
4. help you begin to build a library of "fruitful assignments" for those times when your client needs homework to deepen the learning and magnify their progress, but can't come up with a plan for themselves on the spur of the moment. (collaborative exercise -- hopefully leading to an idea catalog that can be shared on the South Sound Coaches dropbox)
Meri will set up a display of materials from her "Creativity Collection" so you can look through books on her Reading List and decide whether or not to invest. (A copy of the Reading List will be available for you to take home.)
What to bring: yourself. a readiness to collaborate with other coaches. flexibility. a tablet or other writing pad. a writing implement.
About Meri Arnett-Kremian
Meri Arnett-Kremian, founder of Soul Deep Coaching, is an InviteChange-trained life artistry coach who attracts clients with a creative bent who feel like they’re creatively blocked, want to launch a project or product but don’t know how, or get to midlife and wonder where their joy went. She has a B.A. from University of Washington with a major in English and minor in education. She began her career teaching, then transitioned to the nonprofit arena where she learned the care and feeding of volunteers, created and delivered peer counseling training programs, wrote grant applications and accountability reports, built a speakers’ bureau, and functioned as the public relations person. Her interface with women lawyers (a rare commodity in the mid-1970’s) who volunteered their talents to various women’s movement projects inspired her to obtain a law degree from University of Maryland School of Law, where she graduated in the top 10 percent of her class. After graduation and passing the first of three bar exams, she practiced public sector law, and volunteered with Women’s Legal Defense Fund and the D.C. Bar’s pro bono family law program. She eventually migrated home to Puget Sound to practice family law. She also served for 15 years as a back-up court commissioner or substitute trial judge. After becoming disaffected with the traumatic effects of divorce litigation on families (and divorce lawyers), she looked for a more uplifting and joyful way to engage with life and be of service. Coaching was part of the answer; so was letting her creative impulses loose in whatever direction she felt called. Her creative resume is extensive, including publication of both her writing and photographs, solo and group art shows, and art contest wins. Her life artistry coaching website is SoulDeepCoaching.com. She has a divorce resource website at DivorceDemystified.com.
Location and Parking Details:
Google map of Milton Library
View of Library and lot
It will be important for you to find and park in the back of the library. We will have the place to ourselves for the first hour because the library opens at 10:00. The front door will be locked until 11:00 and there is a gate separating the library from the meeting room and bath rooms. Consequently, everyone will need to enter from the back entrance which will be open just to our group. (The storefronts in the shopping area face Meridian, the main street to the east of the shopping center. Drive west around the storefronts from either the north or south side of the stores and head toward the middle. There is a parking lot there for the library and additional spaces adjacent to that lot.)