Trainings

Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Certification Training

Become a Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach™

The Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching™ training is filled with the rewards that come with coaching others to life-changing results using unconventional Kaizen-Muse(R) tools based on intuition, mindfulness, psychology, imagination, and play.

The training has empowered thousands since 1997 to show up for creative and life pursuits unfettered by the array of blocks that stop people from reaching their dreams.

This Training is for You if:

  • You want to be part of one of the most distinctive, refreshing and enjoyed communities of creativity coaching rapidly gaining worldwide attention.
  • You have a passion for the creative process and are curious about what unconventional tools make creativity more accessible to yourself and others.
  • You have a desire to make a difference in the lives of those searching for creative fulfillment or the benefits of mindfulness.
  • You are interested in upgrading whatever work you are already doing by adding the principles of KMCC to your current practice in therapy, coaching, group-work, SoulCollage(R), or expressive arts.
  • You would like to attract creative people to your groups, classes, professional practice, or to your life in general.
  • You understand how playfulness, compassion, imagination, and intuition are vital to creative thought and practice.

Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach™ Training

Next Sessions:

  • January 11, 2021 — April 29, 2021
  • Two classes weekly; if you can’t attend both classes, a recording will be available. Mondays: 4pm pacific/7pm eastern AND Wednesdays: 11am pacific/2pm eastern.
  • The KMCC training takes place every January and August and fill, so register early

The Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching™ Training, a 18-week online course offers innovative training designed to provide you with a career path filled with the brilliance, abundance and reward of coaching others to life-changing results.

Learn how to use the KMCC tools to help any individual desiring to create a positive change or to live a more creative life.

Application Process

To apply for the KMCC Training, please send Jill Badonsky your name, a short description of your background, experience, and why you feel the KMCC training is a good fit for you.
Email: jillbadonsky@hotmail.com.

Tuition

Training tuition is $2870 (tax deductible), includes four one-on-one coaching sessions with a Master KMCC coach, the comprehensive KMCC™ manual and the book, The Nine Modern Day Muses (and a Bodyguard): 10 Guides to Creative Inspiration. Included in the value of this training is one-on-one coaching sessions with a Master KMCC Coach and a deepened understanding and cultivation of the creative process related to the students own creative passion. A $500 deposit is required to hold your space.

Save $100 by paying the full balance.
Payment plans available and designed to individual needs.

Refund Policy

Refunds are given 3 months prior to the start of training only. There are no refunds after the 3 months prior to the training beginning. There is a $25 administration fee for all refunds. If we are within 3 months of beginning a training and you are unable to attend or complete the training, monies paid may be transferred to another class, workshop, or training at the discretion of the faculty within one year of the initial enrollment, less a $50 administration transfer fee. After that period, the deposit or tuition is non-transferable.

The Kaizen-Muse™ Advantage

Ground-Breaking, Proven Techniques
Clients constantly confirm the profound effectiveness of KMCC tools: creative question-asking, non-linear approach, mindsculpting, structure to build momentum, and time-tested block busting action in taking steps small enough to defy any resistance, fear, or “crankiness.” Individuals experience cutting-edge tools that actually train brain pathways to replace the struggle to engage in creative passions with comfortable habits and an inspired desire.

Faculty

Creativity coaching pioneer, author, artist, nationally recognized workshop leader,and inspirational humorist, Jill Badonsky, M.Ed. augments the 10 creative principles from her popular books with dynamic concepts researched by UCLA psychologist, author and international seminar leader, Dr. Robert Maurer.

Customized to Your Needs

Limited enrollment, 1:1 attention, and the application of the KMCC tools to the training process ensure success, understanding and the deepening of your own creative process.

The Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach training can also be customized to meet the needs and demands of organizations needing a Kaizen oriented approach to innovation, team building, and encouraging creative thought.

How Our Training is Delivered

This 18-week training takes place in a dynamic online learning environment that includes weekly live webinars (all recorded) with Jill Badonsky and a special live lecture, recordings, and readings from Dr. Robert Maurer. This mode of delivery has been specifically designed with our students in mind. Students practice-coach with each other during the training, listen to and evaluate coaching calls.

We are fulfilled when we train the mind to be positively resourceful, when we authentically share our gifts, and when we engage the unique potential of the self. Making this process fun, supportive and accessible means the positive gains last longer. Creativity does not have a ceiling, it just keeps expanding and opening new doors to deeper living.

Graduation from this program automatically invites you to join the distinctive KMC3 Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Coalition whose membership is based on the standards met through the training and not just on your ability to pay a membership fee. The association site offers consistent philosophy, teachings, and techniques rather than competing ones, and enhances the credibility and integrity of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaches. This is a supportive, non-competitive atmosphere of sharing and respect.

Our community of creativity coaches is diverse, talented and vibrant. We attract people who want to use creativity coaching to make a vital difference in the world and are passionate about the creative process and the positive change it can bring to individuals, groups, and businesses.

Already a Coach or Counselor?

If you are a life coach or counselor, you might notice your approach with creative clients needs to be different or you will experience rapid turnover. Rebellion and resistance are natural parts of being creative. Unfortunately, these dynamics sometimes work counter to the intentions of creative individuals as they rebel against their own structure as well as those of helping professionals. Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching takes into account the dynamics of creative individuals and the creative process that other coaching approaches may overlook, such as:

  • resistance to authority
  • the non-linear, intuitive nature of the creative process
  • high-sensitivity
  • creativity-related avoidance
  • an indirect approach to setting INTENTIONS (setting “goals” can actually block a creative person)
  • the need for breaks, daydreaming, and downtime
  • the need for nurturing and compassion
  • plugging into creative strengths and past successes
  • question-asking versus directives

The KMCC program can enhance your life coaching practice, enabling you to attract new clients and maintain longer, more productive coaching relationships.

No experience as a coach?

Some of our most successful coaches are artists, writers, musicians, and other creative professionals who, through experience, acquired the wisdom and insight necessary to be a creativity coach. If you have people skills and a passion for creativity, please don’t hesitate to apply or ask questions.

How KMCC differs from life coaching and other creativity coaching curriculums. Click here

Click here to read our testimonials

“The design of the Kaizen Muse coaching is unique; like nothing else I’ve ever seen in the coaching world. One of the most useful parts of the Training Manual is the section on ‘Kaizen Muse Creativity Coaching Ten Tools.’ These tools operate in a different part of the brain from what’s accessed in coaching for ‘results’ or ‘performance.’

The tools are effective with clients at any stage of development, and they can be taken off the shelf the minute the coach recognizes a pattern of thinking or behaving. Specific applications of each tool are provided with detailed instructions. What can I say: It’s a gold mine!!!”

Shirley Anderson, MS, MCC, IAC-CC, Master Certified Coach, International Coach Federation; Certified Coach, IAC, International Association of Coaches

“Big thank you close to 10 years now Jill Badonsky“I had the privilege and joy to participate in Jill’s Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching and also Jill’s Muse Facilitator Training programs in California around 2007. My intention in studying the process of creativity with Jill was to support myself in becoming a working professional artist and stay inspired and alive in my creativity for the rest of my life. Her programs more than answered my questions and thirst for understanding how artists can thrive. Close to a decade later I remain inspired, producing, and alive in my creativity. Jill’s work is due credit and is ahead of its time and goes beyond the physical to support creatives to overcome their blocks and succeed. The tools she shares work. I am a living testament. Thank you Jill for sharing your work, your humor, your inspiration. I highly recommend Jill to anyone wanting to really learn how to work effectively with artists, or with their own creative selves for that matter.”

Deb Chaney, https://www.debchaney.com/

I am so glad to say that it was Jill’s books that paved my way into signing up for the KMCC training. And am I thankful. This study course has given me so much more than I ever expected; knowledge about the creativity process, tools that truly work to keep the creativity flowing, my favorite has been the interaction with other students and master coaches.

My own creativity has been reinvigorated, and the importance of fostering creativity has been reconfirmed. When I consider the time before KMCC creativity coaching ever existed and compare it to what we have learned and experienced in the past four months, I’m overwhelmed by Jill’s creative vision along with those who supported her. Thank you for sharing your gifts with our hungry creative souls.

Anita Mack Beatty

“And as far as being a KMCC coach… Wow, when I think about how much I dreaded going to my life-coaching conference calls, how stifled I felt, how cookie-cutter predictable it was — oh my, it was not for me. So I am grateful for your version of coaching and how much freedom and fun and creativity and unpredictability it brings (not to mention being profoundly powerful and life-changing). It will stretch me to become more of myself, which feels so deliciously daring! It is the perfect compliment to the work I already do, and who knows how I’ll weave it all together!”

Bonnie, Ohio

“I was in consistent awe of how organized the course was as well as how rich and abundant the manual and the fun treats were. you truly exceeded my expectations!”

Wickie Stamps, San Francisco

“This was one of the most meaningful, inspiring, impactful and loving trainings I have ever taken. Not only did I get exactly what I wanted from it — creative coaching tools and increased confidence in coaching — but it far exceeded my expectations! I had so many epiphanies while doing the homework, I met amazing classmates (it was so easy to get to know people through reflections in call points, being on the calls and listening to recordings — great use of technology).

I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know my practice coach and practice client and benefitted from their wisdom. I love my assigned master/mentor coach Kathy and the other master coaches were terrific — they all brought their own style and passion to the training. Of course, I am so very grateful to you Jill — I am in total awe of your creativity, your books, illustrations and this wonderful course you developed and delivered in a fun and engaging way. And I felt very cared about. Honestly, there is nothing I would have changed about this course (and I don’t think I’ve ever said that about a course!)

Jan Gottlieb

“I have never been more inspired by any class, workshop or training than the KMCC program. Jill’s passion for creativity coaching is contagious, and she delivers the wisdom of her experience in ways that anyone can grasp and understand. My investment in KMCC is the best gift I’ve ever given to my Self. I know it has the power to change lives… it’s changing mine!”

Debbie Ogle, Asheville

“I am so impressed by the hands-on experience, tools, and philosophy supporting the KMCC model, as well as the comprehensive and thorough certification program and support that’s offered around it (especially post-training) that it’s the only creativity coaching training program and model I can wholeheartedly recommend at this time to fellow creatives, to artistic souls who are open to life’s mysteries and who value compassion over dogma.”

Chris Dunmire, Creativity Portal

Out of all the many classes I have taken, this KMCC program/training is my all time favorite, so magical!!!”

Tracy Wallace

Heck, this whole friggin program has been HUGE! LOL! But I am so grateful that I am being led to reach inside of myself. Every email, every call, every class is a coaching experience for me. I walk away with a new awareness, and THAT is powerful!”

Amanda Hancock