Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching™


About Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching

Simple Steps, Uncommon Results



Kaizen: A Japanese word meaning "continuous improvement with small steps." Muse: A bearer of creative inspiration.



Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching™ (KMCC) is a trademarked model of creativity coaching designed by Jill Badonsky, M.Ed., with added elements from Dr. Robert Maurer and his book One Small Step Can Change Your Life the Kaizen-Way.

Simply stated, Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching is based on these principles:

  1. To honor the non-linear process of creativity and elevate its joy.
  2. To capitalize on the strengths, successes, and resources of the individual rather than dwell on perceived limitations.
  3. To activate intuition, practical imagination, and wisdom through the 10 Kaizen-Muse Tools™ including tools from Dr. Robert Maurer's One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way.

  4. To teach the power of small questions and creative foreplay.

  5. To awaken or deepen playfulness & its vital role in the creative process.

  6. To bypass fear through gentle techniques & retrained self-talk.

  7. To go beyond accountability and offer a dynamic experience in each client session.

  8. To employ the rebelliousness and sensitivities of a creative individual rather than abandon them.

  9. To enhance awareness of and therefore power over overwhelm, procrastination, perfectionism, self-sabotage, lack of focus, low self-confidence, difficulty making time, the many fears and other blocks related to the creative process.


KMCC draws tools books by Jill Badonsky called The Nine Modern Day Muses (and a Bodyguard): 10 Guides to Creative Inspiration and The Muse is In: An Owner's Manual to Your Creativity as well as a book from Robert Maurer called One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way.

KMCC distinctive and original techniques provide a creative pathway which make the creative process easier, less fear driven, and more enjoyable for anyone including those who never before considered themselves creative. This model integrates the components of positive psychology with spirituality, common sense, and a deep understanding of what enhances the creative process.

KMCC results in the potent, yet gentle ability to sculpt the mind to think and act with the habits and beliefs needed for success in any niche where creativity is needed including but not limited to writing, art, painting, storytelling, songwriting, business building and marketing, and in simply living a more creatively joyfilled life.

Find out more about why KMCC works and which blocks respond especially well to this coaching model.

The sensitive, rebellious nature of a creative person or any person desiring change, as well as the elusiveness of creativity are honored in this coaching approach. KMCC's power also includes ways of bringing sabotaging behaviors and thoughts into awareness with techniques that honor human nature. Tools that are creative themselves and often playful in design are then prescribed, consistently resulting in profound shifts in thought and action.

Clients of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Experience:

The following elements constitute the trademarked parameters KMCC creativity coaching model: The right to use the trademarked terms "Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach", "Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching", "Kaizen-Muse", "KMCC", and the tools in the "KMCC Ten Tool Kit" is reserved only for those who have completed the requirements of the KMCC certification training taught by Jill Badonsky or a designated trainer.