the Muse is In


Author/Illustrator, Inspirational Humorist, Founder of
Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Training


She is a nationally recognized workshop leader, award-winning speaker, and 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, the award-winning, The Awe-manac: A Daily Dose of Wonder and The Muse is In: An Owner’s Manual to Your Creativity.

Jill Badonsky is a creativity coaching pioneer, inspirational humorist, artist, and founder of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching™ Training,
a coaching model that guides individuals by using unprecedented approaches to busting through blocks to creative joy. Jill has been a creativity coach and consultant since 1997 and specializes in consulting with anyone who has a creative block including those who don’t think they are creative. She has worked with writers, authors, artists, civilians in flux, business builders, film-makers, storytellers, stand-up comedians, and coaching writers, artists, and anyone wanting to live life with more creative thought, action and fulfillment.

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Jill Badonsky

Jill is also a multimedia artist/illustrator, poet, and playwright. She is a certified Yoga teacher; teaching for over 30 years in corporate, prison, retreat, and wellness centers. 

She is a corporate drop-out with a background in mental health, occupational therapy, marketing, improv comedy, and creative consulting with national magazines.

Jill writes a monthly column for Creativity Portal, and is chief editor of the monthly The Muse Flash a newsletter devoted to creativity since 1997.

Jill lives in San Diego with two cats and a bougainvillea. Reach Jill at: info @ (but close up the spaces between those words or the cyber fairies will laugh at you).

Jill Badonsky working

Jill is available for talks, keynote speeches, creativity and mindfulness workshops and living room presentations in any venue including private homes.

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