Why Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Works
The Unique Power in KMCC
The power of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching™ (KMCC) comes from its refreshingly non-linear approach and understanding of human nature as cyclical and imperfect.
Small steps and the replacement of resistance with child-like eagerness move individuals past procrastination, overwhelm, self-sabotage, fear, and into the experience of creativity as an exalted routine.
The transcending ability of KMCC to embrace both the science and art of human creativity lies at the heart of its uniqueness. This partnership — Kaizen, rooted 2,000 year old wisdom that employs a one-small-step-at-a-time tactical approach to resolving the neurological and psychological realities of the mind with Muse ‘Technology’, a playful but practical way of unclogging creative and mental pores and awakening slumbering talents — is the brainchild of creativity expert, Jill Badonsky, M.Ed., author of The Nine Modern Day Muses and a Bodyguard: 10 Guides to Creative Inspiration for Artists, Poets. Lovers, and Other Mortals Wanting to Live a Dazzling Existence with applied tools from Dr. Robert Maurer of UCLA, author of One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way.
“Kaizen” small steps, steps much smaller than formerly considered small including 30 second periods of time, are used to reshape habits, thinking, and action over a realistic period of time.
The steps do not stay small they simply make engaging in tasks and the development of creative habits easier, thus at some point actually making the process quicker. Much of this design is based on scientific studies that resulted in clarity about how the mind can be trained to make long lasting changes in the way we use our thinking-namely incorporating our creative passions into our schedules despite fears, self-sabotage, overwhelm, perfectionism, negative self-talk, low self confidence, perceived lack of time, difficulty focusing and well established habits that do not serve us.
Eight Powerful Pieces of Kaizen-Muse Philosophy™
- KMCC uses empowering questions, intuitive reflections and the prescription of well-tested tools. The
tools and approaches honor the creative process and the idiosyncrasies, uniqueness, resistances,
and sensitivities experienced by creative individuals or any individual embarking upon creating
a positive change.
- Past successes, current strengths, and an on-going focus on what works, strengthen the confidence and
self-esteem vital to the creative process.
- The use of guided imageries designed according to Kaizen-Muse principles are instrumental in
eliciting and cultivating imagination, intuition, passionate motivation and inner wisdom. Guided imageries and
other in-session creative exercises make the creativity coaching session more than a check-in involving
reporting accountability; transformations happen in the moment the client is being coached.
- State-of-the-art approaches that reshape the way the mind works in order to establish lasting changes
make creative living, thinking, and productivity easier. These tools are also designed to make involvement in
the process comfortable, easy and desirable. The frustrations of resistance, self-sabotage, and procrastination
are at last solved.
- The use of play, empathy, and gentleness are believed in this model to be essential to creative
progress. The approach also uses unconventional tools which shift the individual into a sphere of possibility
and easily enlists long lasting commitment.
- The information gathered from no progress between sessions is considered more important than framing
it as failure because now the coach can target what will best help. KMCC coaches do not use a shaming approach,
but one filled with acceptance and compassion.
- One of the intentions of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching is to teach the client to follow inner
intuitive creative clues rather than rigidly adhering to directions given by teachers and other external
sources. This helps the client unlearn academic habits where success did not include following intuitive
“aha” moments that take a non-linear form. Creative ingenuity is better able to flourish in a
sphere without strict requirements. Often action toward one goal in the creative process can elicit new ideas.
- Prescriptions are purposely creative, imaginative, playful, and often indirect to match the mystery
and non-linear nature of the creative process.