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The Creatively-U
Academy®

The most comprehensive program for reigniting your creative spark and living the creative life you were meant to live!

The Creatively-U Academy® is a complete, yet gentle online training and coaching program that shows you exactly how to identify your unique gifts and talents, how to define what it is you want to do with those talents, and how to get started building strategies to achieve your creative dream.

Remember, creativity isn’t necessarily “artistic” talent!

Before I tell you all about this life-changing program, let's talk about who this is really for...

You’re a multi-passionate creative who knows how important it is to stay connected to that part of yourself. You’re ready to invest in yourself and build a creative practice that allows you to share your gifts with your family, your friends, and the world.

Whether you’re…

  • A mom who’s always been creative but feels other obligations pushing that creativity aside. You know that now is the time to balance these desires and you want to learn techniques for doing so.
  • An enthusiastic creative who’s in a 9 to 5 job but feels something is missing and knows that having a sustainable creative practice is the balance you need.
  • A practicing creative who needs help expanding your practice into other areas and loves having step-by-step strategies and accountability.
  • Someone who may have been told you weren’t creative, but you hear a small voice telling you to try something, take a little step, and find joy in the process.
  • Someone facing a transition period and feels a need to reconnect with a lost creative love. You are seeking reinvention and love having a like-minded community for support.
You’re in the right place! I’m going to tell you exactly how the Creatively-U Academy® will give you the tools, inspiration, and unparalleled support on your journey to reigniting your creative spark.

By The End of This Program

You will have discovered:

  1. Exactly who you are and what you love. You will have a clear understanding of your individual gifts and talents, and how to apply them now.
  2. What you value most and gained knowledge that will help in every creative decision you make from now on.
  3. How you think and why you love the things you love.  This is incredibly helpful in finding that creative outlet and building an action plan to make it happen.
  4. Exactly what you would like your creative life to look like and described what you need to do to get it.
  5. A wide variety of opportunities and paths that are open to you and decided on the right place to start.
  6. Explored your mindset around your creative success and developed a practical plan to deal with obstacles and challenges.
  7. Your specific outline that leverages how you think and what you love to get your creative practice thriving.
  8. A powerful blueprint that will help you develop daily creative habits and will help you stay focused.

Lifetime Access

You will have lifetime access to the Creatively-U Academy® program. You can log in and access all the training, templates, and bonuses for as long as the academy exists. So, take your time if needed. There is no rush!

Enroll in Creatively-U Academy®

Great things happen when you invest in yourself!

ENROLLMENT OPENS JULY 7,  2021.

This program was previously an “In-person” 1-to-1 course. Join the inaugural online class and get this one-time introductory price. Creatively-U Academy® will never be offered at this price again.

Founding Online Class of 2021 Price:

Pay in Full & Save!

$547

2 Monthly Payments

$287
EACH

Get Inspired by These Success Stories

Val C Testimonial
Val C.

To say that this course is life-changing would be an understatement. This isn’t just a one-off coaching seminar or self help book. This course brings your values, desires and strengths in line so they are all working together in harmony and achieving what YOU want out of life. If you are looking to change your life or simply focus on improving certain areas, Virginia can help you develop your why, what, when and how. The written information is accompanied by meaningful discussion with a personal coach who has taken all of these same steps to revamp her own creative life and career. It’s not just theory, it comes from real life experience…and THAT is the most powerful testimonial you could ever hope to find!

Kay D Testimonial
Kay D.

After retiring from a 35-year teaching career and becoming an empty nester after my three daughters left home, I found myself at a loss with what to do with myself. Crafting gifts and home decor had always been an enjoyable hobby, but I had no idea how to expand it into something more. Since working with Virginia, I’ve learned how to use my strengths and values, along with my creative skills, to help me bring my dream of being my own boss and doing what I love, into reality! She is helping to build my confidence and assisting me in setting goals and implementing a step-by-step action plan through her mentoring program. This is just what I needed as I start the next chapter of my life!

WHAT'S INSIDE THE CREATIVELY-U ACADEMY®​

Mod 0

Six focused modules that contain bite-sized sessions, each with video lessons, downloadable worksheets, transcripts, and audio files. The content is searchable by Searchie®, a revolutionary video search engine technology. Enter a word or phrase and Searchie® will take you to the exact spot in the video where that topic is discussed. Awesome-sauce!

Module 0: Welcome

This module opens immediately to help you navigate the course area, join the community, and start out on the right foot. This is a great place to begin and get prepared for the start of your first module!

You will be shown the course platform and how to navigate through the “technology.” You will also find links to the private Facebook community.

Download the calendar of events so you never miss a thing. Learn where and how to get your questions answered.

Module 1: Your Creative History

We’ll start by looking at what you loved in the past. Talents and gifts often show up early in life and they can hold clues to what comes naturally. They indicate what you truly loved, before it was trained out of you.

Get familiar with the idea of self-discovery and start identifying your individual gifts and talents. You’ll be delighted to discover you are more talented and diverse than you thought.

You’ll also learn what lies underneath, how to use this information, and how to translate it into usable present-day knowledge.

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Complete discovery exercises that will help you define WHY you liked these activities and what that means for you today.  
  • Discover which tools yield the most information and dig underneath those discoveries to identify the underlying passions.
  • Enjoy seeing patterns emerge which will lay a foundation for future modules.
  • Establish themes in the feelings that lie underneath your gifts and talents.

Module 2: Your Creative Strengths

Here we layer values, strengths, and beliefs atop your gifts to form a solid foundation on which to build your future creative life!

After this module, you will have ALL the tools necessary to define exactly what you want and know, for sure, you’re on the right path to achieving it.

In week three you will receive an assessment link and learn what your core strengths are. These strengths are how your values and talents show up in the world.

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Discover what’s most important to you and find out what inspires you so you can plan your perfect creative life.
  • Explore your strengths and how learn to leverage them to get what you want!
  • Layer these over your natural gifts and talents from Modules One to form a powerful vision in the next module.

Module 3: Your Creative Future

Whether you just want to add a creative component to your life, or you want to make a complete creative overhaul, this is the module where you get to define exactly that!

You’ll draft a creative vision in detail and create visuals to go with it. You’ll learn the “rules of the game” and open your mind to the different options of creative inspiration that are open to you.

You’ll examine your beliefs around your vision to make sure we can identify any limiting beliefs that could keep you from success.

In this module, you’ll develop a “GPS” style roadmap that will help get you from where you are to where you want to be.

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Discover your BIG dream! If you don’t know where you want to go, you can’t make a plan that will get you there.
  • Examine your strengths, vision, and beliefs so that you discover what inspires you the most and get excited about your future.
  • Explore the path between where you are now and where you want to be.

Module 4: Your Creative Purpose

Now that you have identified the “What”, how do you get there? Before we address the “How,” we must address something that can derail your efforts. Your “WHY.” In this module we address the motivations behind your creative vision.

You will clearly define your reasons for wanting this. Your “WHY” must be strong enough to see you through challenges that will pop up. In this module, you’ll explore all the wonderful things you stand to gain by reigniting that creative spark. 

You will outline ways you can help yourself through challenges based on the discoveries in the first two modules.

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Discover how to create a captivating and inspirational “Why” to help you through challenging times.
  • Establish a creative “balance sheet” – and discover the endless benefits from investing in your creative practice.
  • Apply your “Why” to your roadmap and get ready for action.
Module 5

Module 5: Your Creative Commitment

In this module you’ll make a written commitment to yourself and your vision from Module Three and set individual goals for your creative practice.

We will look at what might need to change to get what you want. 

Here’s why it pays to learn from someone who’s been in your shoes!! I had to reinvent my creative path late in life. I know how daunting the path can look! I also know how wonderful it is to achieve success! It takes commitment!

You’ll set goals to that will be used in the final module. You’ll come away knowing how to have a fulfilling creative life and how to quickly course correct if necessary.

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Discover the importance of putting “your own oxygen mask on first.”
  • Learn how to formulate your promise to yourself so that it’s easier to stay on course.
  • You’ll define some long- and short-term targets and commit to a plan for achievement.

Module 6: Your Creative Blueprint

A dream without action is just a wish. In this module, you’ll discover why “chunking down” the creative process and applying a habits tool can help you accomplish more in less time

We’ll also dive into goal setting and time management and one of the most helpful tools I have ever used – a tool from my former corporate days!

Finally, I’ve made a ton of mistakes and wrong turns, but was still able to turn my life around. I am going to teach you the power of “Small wins + Time = Achieving BIG Goals.”

Module 6
HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Discover the magic of “cues” and micro-mini goals, and why they work every time.
  • Learn a time-tested clothing industry hack for planning – and back into a creative goal with the end point in mind.
  • What are baby steps and filler activities?  – you’ll learn how to schedule your creative time without that elusive “willpower.”
  • Learn what type of planning tools work best for you and use it every day to have a wonderful new creative life.

We’ll also talk about how you can get continued knowledge, support, and coaching after we wrap up!

graduation celebration

Time To Celebrate!

We’ll have a graduation ceremony to celebrate your new creative life! You’ll get a Creative Ninja Certificate and you’ll have a chance to share your creative plans with us.

There’s a “Share Your Creative Breakthroughs” opportunity throughout the course so we can applaud you and celebrate with you.  These moments are important because you never know how much you may inspire someone else to keep working through their challenges.

Graduates are welcome to join the “Alumni group” in order to stay connected with each other and with me. 

Deeper mentorship is available in the Creatively-U Clubhouse, a monthly membership that provides accountability, implementation help and on-going training and support to ensure you stay focused on your creative practice. 

When you enroll during this special, limited time, you'll get:

The Creatively-U Academy®

(A $750 Value)

  • 6 focused Modules that show you everything you need to do to lay the foundation for a thriving creative life, focusing in key areas of discovery.
  • A complete, step-by-step framework that shows you how to layer that good foundation with a vision and plan for success. You will learn how to set creative goals and establish creative habits without relying on willpower.
  • Worksheets, templates, and downloads to ensure you get the most out of your journey, and to help you if you need to revisit any area in the future.
  • A supportive community of like-minded creatives where we can celebrate your wins and support you in your challenges.
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You’ll get access to one module every week – Modules will be released on Mondays – so that you have a week to dive deep into that work before moving onto the next.

There will be an assessment and implementation week after Module Two and an implementation week after Module Four. This is intentional. I want to help you manage overwhelm, and ensure that you’re building on the knowledge you acquire at each step.

Core Bonuses Included in Your Purchase

With your purchase of the Creatively-U Academy® program, you get these popular bonuses that are offered every year.

Live Training calls and Live Q&As

(A $350 Value)

10-weeks of live training calls with Virginia via Zoom and live Q&A sessions with Virginia inside a private, members-only Facebook group. Get your questions answered so that you can move forward with clarity. Connect with a supportive community of like-minded creatives. Exchange ideas, and find lifelong friends.

Full 34 Clifton Strengths Finder Assessment

(A $350 Value)

You will receive a link to take the full “34 Clifton Strengths Finder Assessment.” This includes 3 individualized reports that are specific to YOU, explaining every aspect of your strengths, and Lifetime Access to the online Gallop portal, where you can find videos, pdf downloads, and updated resources on using your strengths. You also will get access to a Live group call with a Certified Gallop Strengths Coach during the course.

Total Value: $1,450

Because this is the first online session of the course, I am offering a steep discount to the Founding Online Class of 2021!

There will inevitably be technology hiccups and bugs to work out! Hey, that’s why we need more creative thinking!

Lifetime Access

You will have lifetime access to the Creatively-U Academy® program. You can log in and access all the training, templates, and bonuses for as long as the academy exists. So, take your time if needed. There is no rush!

Enroll in Creatively-U Academy® Today

Great things happen when you invest in yourself!

ENROLLMENT OPENS JULY 7,  2021.

This program was previously an “In-person” 1-to-1 course. Join the inaugural online class and get this one-time introductory price. Creatively-U Academy® will never be offered at this price again.

Founding Online Class of 2021 Price:

Pay in Full & Save!

$547

2 Monthly Payments

$287
EACH

KEY FEATURES

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NO EXPIRATION

When you join the Creatively-U Academy program, you gain lifetime access to the course for as long as the academy exists. It’s important for you to work at your own pace. Come back anytime when you need a refresher or you experience life changes.

CLIFTON STRENGTH FINDERS

CLIFTON STRENGTH FINDERS

Use your results to maximize your creative potential. Your customized reports and guides will give you “aha” moments as you experience new ways to understand what makes you so unique. Aim your Strengths at anything that comes your way.

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LIVE Q&As

Your questions get answered every week. We go LIVE in the Facebook group to help you move forward. If you get stuck, there is a whole community to help you and it feels like we are in the same room together.

STRUCTURED APPROACH

STRUCTURED APPROACH

Accomplish your goals faster with this step-by-step proven method. Each Module builds upon the last and Virginia’s constant guidance and experience sets you up for success.

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LEARN YOUR WAY

Everyone learns differently. Some listen, some like visuals, some learn by doing. The lessons are offered in a variety of ways to support how you learn best. Videos, cheat sheets, actionable guides, audio files, and transcripts. There will even be Live Trainings via Zoom  after each module drops.

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

If you truly desire change, investment is 100% risk free. We offer a 14-day money back guarantee. If you do the work and realize this course is not a good fit, show me your work within 14 days of enrolling and I will gladly give you a refund. Just send an email before the guarantee expires.

Frequently Asked Questions

When you enroll, you become a member of the Founding Online Class of 2021. Our kick-off party is on Tuesday, July 13th.

Module 0 is released immediately to help you navigate the course, the community and prepare for the course to begin.

Module 1: Your Creative History is released at 10am central time on Monday, July 19. 

All lessons are delivered digitally so you will need Internet access with a good connection. We will have weekly Zoom meetings and also be live in the private Facebook group.

There are templates, guides, and pdf documents to accompany many of the lessons so a way to print them will be necessary. 

You will also need a journal or notebook of your choice. It can be spiral bound or a three-ring binder. Whatever you like. You can even decorate it to your liking. This is where you will record your insights and discoveries.

Other optional things to have available would be pencils, pens, or anything to doodle with, tape or glue, and any source that would provide visual inspiration. This can be the internet, magazines, books, or photos you have taken. Anything at all. And, perhaps a hole punch for your downloads if you want to put them in a binder.

Great question! It’s perfect for you if you:

  • Used to do creative things but have lost touch with that part of you. You want to find it again but have no idea where to start.
  • Find yourself lost and in need of a reboot….maybe even a different path altogether. You want the next half of life to be exciting, inspirational, and fun!
  • Want to balance your creative practice with your other meaningful obligations and need planning help.
  • Have a 9 to 5 job that pays the bills but feels a little empty. You know that having a sustainable creative practice is the balance you need.
  • Never thought you were creative but hear a little voice that is telling you differently. This is the support you need to make a discovery.
  • Are facing a transition period and feel a need to reconnect with a lost creative love. You are seeking reinvention and love having a like-minded community for support.
  • Feel overwhelmed by the prospect of building a creative life on your own and want a step-by-step process to follow.
  • Want to be part of a community of creatives who help, encourage, and support one another.
  • Want thoughtful and clear instruction from a passionate teacher who wants to see you succeed and help you every step along the way.

I recommend that you set aside 2 to 3 hours a week to watch the lessons and do the assignments. You’ll quickly discover what works best for you. Developing a new creative routine takes time. Please work at a pace that’s most comfortable for you. You get “lifetime access” which means you can access the lessons anytime.

The only time sensitive item in the course if the assessment. That must be taken when available as the code does expire. However, once you have taken the assessment, you have lifetime access to the results so you can use them when you are ready.

The Creatively-U Academy program is carefully crafted to lead you step by step through the process of reigniting your creative spark. Each module is stacked in a way that builds a solid foundation for your growth. The modules cannot be purchased separately. 

We get started with our class kick-off party on Tuesday, July 13th at 2pm central time. 

Modules are released on Monday at 10am central time starting on Monday, July 19th. You’ll receive email notifications when each module is released. 

Our weekly LIVE coaching calls take place on Tuesdays at 10am central time via Zoom. Weekly Live Q&A calls take place on Thursdays at 2pm central time in the Facebook group.  Replays are always available.

We offer a 14-day money back guarantee. If you do the work and realize this course is not a good fit, show me your work within 14 days of enrolling and let me know why it isn’t working for you. I will gladly give you a refund. This work is important and I want to help you get the most out of your efforts. However, like anything else, you won’t get results unless you do the work. You know what they say….your arms won’t get strong if I’m the one doin’ the push-ups.

The deadline for a refund is  5pm central time in the US on July 26, 2021.

Still Thinking About It?

You should give the Creatively-U Academy® a 14 day risk-free shot if you’re motivated by any of the following:

You want your creativity back… like…
Really badly!

Whether it’s the relentless obligations of normal daily life, you’re fully aware that you are MORE than that! There is something inside that you are passionate about that needs to be realized for you to live your TRULY best life.

More importantly, you’d prefer not to spend the rest of your life flirting with burnout while chanting “I used to love to ______________” without doing something about it. The last thing you want is to be in this exact same place a few years from now.

That’s why you are motivated beyond measure to invest in the next few months discovering your creative passion and setting up a thriving practice. You and your creative expression are important. You know being true to YOU will make you a better friend, colleague, spouse, parent,……..

Wow! Virginia’s personal transformation has been a testament to the resiliency of the human spirit and a reminder that no matter how bad today looks, tomorrow will get better.  Virginia’s diligence as a student of her own life has turned her into the perfect coach and teacher. She knows where you are because she has been there. She knows how to reignite the creative spark because she has done it.  If you are ready to rediscover your creativity and renew your commitment to a purposeful life, Virginia can help you get there.

- Pari Smart
Certified Strengths Coach
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Cosmo the Cat

I can’t wait to guide you over these next several weeks…

Our course is 8 weeks, and we will have time to get acquainted and to celebrate! Reconnecting with your creative side is so exciting and fun!

I’ve experienced firsthand the heartbreak of losing site of that side of yourself. I know what it feels like to feel lost – maybe in the wrong place, doing the wrong thing, at the wrong time! Or maybe, just an uneasy felling that something important is missing!

But I emerged from that experience and reinvented myself because you know what? I have a lot to offer this world and there’s so much m ore I want to do! And so do you.

I had to reinvent my life and reignite my creative spark at the age of 58. I found a way to recast my love of fabric, color, and texture into new and interesting creative pursuits. I discovered there was a lot of “loves” I had not explored yet. And, I discovered new ways to apply my gifts and talents!

If you’ve always dreamed of spending more time on creative activities, or perhaps making a small side income from your creative pursuits, or maybe you’re ready to build a full-time creative business, you owe it to yourself to explore what you really want and learn how to get it.

Come experience firsthand the gifts and talents you have within you – and take real, tangible steps to share your creativity and bring joy to those around you.

If you join us, I’m confident that these next 10 weeks will be completely and utterly life changing for you.

I look forward to meeting you inside The Creatively-U Academy® – Founding Online Class of 2021.

xo,
Virginia

P.S. Cosmo can’t wait to meet you. He has his favorite supplies and often makes unscheduled appearances in Zoom calls and Live Facebook meetings.

Cosmo the Cat

Lifetime Access

You will have lifetime access to the Creatively-U Academy® program. You can log in and access all the training, templates, and bonuses for as long as the academy exists. So, take your time if needed. There is no rush!

Enroll in Creatively-U Academy® Today

Great things happen when you invest in yourself!

ENROLLMENT OPENS JULY 7,  2021.

This program was previously an “In-person” 1-to-1 course. Join the inaugural online class and get this one-time introductory price. Creatively-U Academy® will never be offered at this price again.

Founding Online Class of 2021 Price:

Pay in Full & Save!

$547

2 Monthly Payments

$287
EACH