The Creatively-U

What brings you joy? What do you feel passionate about? What lights you up? That’s an age-old question, and one that some of us still don’t have an answer to. Or maybe you have the answer but need help staying focused and consistent!

In Creatively-U Academy,

I teach women how to identify their natural creative gifts and reconnect to their passion, how to use those talents in today’s world, and how to plan, build, and sustain their creative dream. I help them reignite that spark within and keep it lit so that they gain a renewed sense of purpose, find direction and meaning, and increase their life satisfaction in the second half.

We ALL have creativity within us! Get inspired today and live the life you were meant to live on your own terms!

Creatively-U Academy® is a fun and engaging online training and coaching program where you will learn exactly how to identify your unique passions, how to develop them and  define what you want to do with those passions, and how to build the confidence and  strategies to achieve those dreams consistently using creative thinking skills.

Creativity: [kree-ey-tiv-i-tee} noun. The use of imagination or original ideas to create something (a fulfilling, consistent creative life perhaps?); inventiveness.


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HI, I’m Virginia Wygal, a mixed media collage artist, surface pattern designer, and an online educator. I’m living my passion and love what I do every day. But it wasn’t always that way.

I have done this work and I know how powerful it can be. I used it to reinvent myself at the age of 59. Through trial and error, I found a path back. I reclaimed a long lost creative practice and reinvented my career path to give me the life I wanted. I used these lessons to recast my love of fabric, color, and texture into new artistic pursuits.

What do you love, want, and need? My new life includes an artistic career because that’s what I wanted, but yours may not!  You can use creative thinking to reimagine anything…a creative hobby, a side hustle, a full out new career! I reignited my spark to enhance my personal and my professional life. Now, I am living the life I was meant to live. I did it, and I know you can too! 

Now, I’m not some big personal growth guru and I’m not a nationally known best-selling author. I’m a regular human being just like you who was able to find my way back. So, rest assured, if I can do it in my late 50s, anyone can.

Creatively-U Academy will help you.

You can learn more about me at

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Sounds good, but is this really for me? I'm so glad you asked! Let's talk about who this program is for...

You’re seeking something new, trying to figure out what you really want and how to make it happen!  You’re ready to invest in yourself, define what it is you really want to do, and develop it into something that makes your heart sing!

Need to figure out how to get started and see your projects through to completion? Need to find the motivation to stick with it? Need to find out what “IT” is? Or maybe you want to use your talents to earn some income but have no idea where to start?

Whether you’re…

  • A retiree who needs to define the next phase. The kids are grown and you need a new sense of purpose. It’s your turn!
  • A mom who feels other obligations pushing your passion aside. You know you need to balance these desires and you want to learn how.
  • An enthusiastic creative who’s in a 9 to 5 job but feels something is missing…maybe you don’t quite know what yet! Let’s find out!
  • A practicing creative who needs help expanding your talents into other areas and loves having step-by-step strategies and accountability.
  • Someone who thinks you’re not creative, but you hear a small voice saying “I want something NEW!” You’re in the right place.
  • Someone facing a transition period and feels a need to reconnect and renew. You want 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, encouragement, and unparalleled support on your journey to reigniting your spark.

By The End of This Program

You will have discovered:

  1. Exactly what brings you joy and why. You’ll have a clear understanding of your gifts and talents, and know how to interpret them so you can apply them today!
  2. Exactly what you would like your life to look like and what you need to do to get it. You’ll know what your big vision is and how to develop your passion to achieve it.
  3. What motivates you to keep going, and how to use your “Big WHY” to stay motivated even in the face of challenges. You’ll build a practical plan to deal with obstacles and distractions.
  4. Your specific path to success that includes motivation, organization, and focus exercises to get you where you want to go. You’ll also discover your unique strengths and how using them intentionally can help you achieve your dreams.
  5. How to build your personal, powerful blueprint, a step-by-step guide that will help you develop daily habits and stay focused, including time management and organizational tips and tricks.
  6. What’s possible beyond an inspired creative practice, including tips for putting yourself “out there” and getting noticed. You’ll discover various avenues for monetizing your passion if you desire.

Lifetime Access

As a paid member,  you will have lifetime access to the Creatively-U Academy® program, including all upgrades as the course expands. 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’s no rush!

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Get Inspired by These Success Stories

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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!

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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!


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Six focused modules that contain bite-sized sessions, so you can take your time and avoid feeling overwhelmed.  You’ll get video lessons, transcripts, and audio files, along with downloadable worksheets. Everyone learns differently, so mix and match for your unique learning style.  Awesome-sauce!

Welcome Module

In this short Welcome module you’ll learn how to navigate the course area, join the community, and start out on the right foot. Start here and get acquainted with your “classroom.”

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.

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Module 1: Finding and Naming Your Passion

To do the things that light you up, you sorta need know what they are. Which means, you have to know who you are at the core. Easier said than done, you say? Actually, it’s quite fun!

In this module you’ll learn to identify what comes naturally to you, what you truly love doing, and what brings out your passion! (We all know that just because you’re “good” at something doesn’t necessarily mean it brings you joy!)

You’ll look at why you love those things so you can build a vision that’s right for you – your joy and your natural talents. We do this because, to have a successful creative practice, life, or career, it’s important to do more of what works and less of what doesn’t. In other words, match what you do… to who you are!

The MOST important part of this module will be discovering the underlying principles that sit beneath your talents, how to interpret that information, and then how to apply it – today!

If you think you already know what your passion is, this module will clarify and confirm it, and will give you the information you need to expand it.

You’ll be delighted to discover you are more capable than you thought. Coloring outside the lines… is a GOOD thing!

  • Fun and engaging discovery exercises that will help you define WHY you liked certain activities and what that means for you today.  You’ll discover new ways to use your talents!
  • Helpful tips to keep your discoveries organized so you can “stack” them in a meaningful way
  • Enjoy seeing patterns emerge which will lay a strong foundation for your future discoveries and planning, and identify which themes make the most sense for you today.

Module 2: Defining What You Want

Buckle up everyone! We’re going to have some fun! So, now that you have discovered “IT,” what do you do with “IT?”

This is about building the life You Want and a life that Matters!

When was the last time you defined, in detail, what YOU wanted out of life? I’m gonna guess it’s been a while. That’s because, in truth, it’s hard to put into words. But you won’t get to your destination if you don’t know where that is.

First we’ll tackle your beliefs and make sure nothing will hold you back. We’ll address any limiting beliefs and “kick them to the curb!”

Whether you just want to add a creative component to your life, or you want to make a complete overhaul, this is the module where you get to define exactly that! Here is where you’ll really have fun! Think of it as your own personal Google map!

You’ll draft an inspiring vision, FOR YOU AND BY YOU, and create visuals to go with it. You’ll learn my specific “Rules of the Creative Game” and do what I call the T.O.O. exercise.

  • This is where the action starts so Dream BIG! Ya gotta know where you want to go…in order to get there!
  • Revisit your gifts, talents, and beliefs to determine 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. 
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Module 3: Your Motivational Muscle

This module is all about Anticipating Challenges and Strengthening Your Motivational Muscles.

Now that you have identified “What” you want, how do you get there? Excellent question! Before we address the “How” let’s talk about your “WHY!” In this module we address the motivations behind your vision. I call this your “BIG WHY.”

You’ll clearly define your reasons for wanting whatever it is that you want. You’ll strengthen your motivational muscles-NO SIT-UPS required! Your “WHY” must be strong enough to see you through challenges that will pop up.

You’ll explore all the wonderful things you stand to gain by reigniting your creative fire. Whether it’s just a fun hobby around the margins, or a new, fulfilling career, you must know WHY you want this.

But even better than that, you’ll learn about ways to keep yourself motivated throughout the process. You’ll do a little proactive planning and outline ways to help yourself through challenges based on the discoveries in the first two modules.

  • Discover how to create a captivating and inspirational “WHY” to help you through challenges and distractions.
  • Discover what’s most important to you and what inspires you so you can remain focused.
  • Establish a creative “balance sheet” – and discover the endless benefits from investing in your creative thinking practice.
  • Learn the importance of matching what you “want” with what you “value.”

Module 4: Your Hidden Advantage – Strengths and Focus

You have an advantage even you didn’t know about! And you were born with it! But chances are, you have spent a lot of time trying to fix weaknesses instead of leveraging your strengths!

Here we will be layering personality over passion to form a solid structure on which to build your future! By the end of this module you’ll be saying, “Aha, so THAT’S why I do that!”

We’ll be revisiting your gifts and talents from Module 1 in this lesson, and finalizing he recurring themes in your gifts and talents.

In this very important module, you’ll discover WHY you think the way you think, and exactly what makes you unique. There is SO much value here. You’ll learn how to STOP trying to fix perceived “weaknesses” and learn to focus what you are already good at toward your goals.

In week three you will receive an assessment link to learn your core strengths and what they mean. These strengths are how your values and gifts show up in the world and are essential when trying to make your vision a reality.

  • Remember in high school, when you met your best friend’s parents for the first time, and said “Oh, so much makes sense now!” Get ready for “deja vu” when you meet your Strengths!
  • Explore your strengths, stop fighting certain personality traits, and learn to use them to your advantage.
  • Layer these over your natural gifts and talents from Modules One to form a powerful strategy in the next module.

Module 5: Your Step-by-Step Success Path

Here’s why it pays to learn from someone who’s already been there!! I’ve walked the path, so I know what the steps look like!

I had to reinvent my entire path late in life. I know how daunting the path can look, but. . . I also know how wonderful and fulfilling it is to make it happen! It takes commitment!

You’ll develop your very own “GPS” style roadmap that will help get you from where you are now. . . to where you want to be.

We’ll look at what might need to change to get what you want…..and need! This is where making that commitment is essential. There is truth in that old saying, “If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always gotten.”

In this module you’ll learn how to use habits and micro-mini goals. And I do mean Micro-mini! You’ll discover why “chunking down” the process and applying a habits tool can help you accomplish more in less time. This is where I show you HOW to make those dreams a reality.

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

  • Discover the magic of rituals, “cues,” and micro-mini goals, and why they work so well.
  • What are baby steps and filler activities?  – you’ll learn how to schedule your creative time without that elusive “willpower.”
  • Identify which tools work best for you so you can reconnect to those underlying passions.

Module 6: Making It Work For You

In our final module, you’ll learn how to set out your action plan for the coming months. We’ll talk about long- and short-term goals, and how to make them happen.

We’ll 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. And you’ll identify the best tools for you to help you STAY on course.

You’ll come away knowing how to have a fulfilling, inventive life and how to quickly course correct if necessary. But more importantly, you’ll discover the importance of “putting your own oxygen mask on first” and know that you cannot give away what you don’t have.

And we’ll talk about the steps beyond this course. How to keep your confidence up, mindset shifts, and the principle of “Create Before You Consume.” We’ll also cover the many different ways to “get yourself out there” including social media.

You’ll learn two great principles: the K.I.S.S. principle and the C.H.O.I.C.E. principle. Get out your calendar, pick your starting point, and let’s map out your next 3-6 months so you have a proven path to follow.

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

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  • You’ll define some long- and short-term targets and commit to a plan to make it happen. 
  • Learn a time-tested clothing industry hack for planning – and back into a creative goal with the end point in mind.
  • Decide now what you want to say in a year – “I’m so glad I did!” or “I wish I had!” Your choice.
  • Learn what type of planning tool works best for you and commit to using 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!

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Time To Celebrate!

We’ll have a graduation party wrap-up 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 are “Share Your Creative Breakthroughs” opportunities throughout the course so we can do a collective happy dance and celebrate with you.  Nothing is too big or too small to celebrate! You never know how much you may inspire someone else to keep working through their challenges.

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 for life!. 

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

The Creatively-U Academy®

(A $950 Value)

  • 6 focused Modules that show you everything you need to do to lay the foundation for a thriving, creative life, focusing on 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 habits and rituals 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 each of the 6 modules, one at a time, over the course of 6 weeks – Modules will be released on Mondays – so that you have a week to dive deep into that work before moving onto the next.

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)

6 weeks of live training calls with Virginia via Zoom where we can discuss and clarify the lesson, and weekly live Q&A sessions with Virginia inside a private, members-only Facebook group. Get your questions answered and connect with a supportive community of like-minded creatives. Exchange ideas, and find lifelong friends.

Full Strengths Assessment and Group Coaching Call

(A $450 Value)

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

Total Value: $1,750

Because this is the first online session of the course, I am offering a steep discount to the Founding Online Class of 2022!

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

Lifetime Access

As a paid member,  you will have lifetime access to the Creatively-U Academy® program, including all upgrades as the course expands. 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’s no rush!

Enroll in Creatively-U Academy® Today

Great things happen when you invest in yourself!



Enrollment is now closed! Join the waitlist below.

Pay in Full & Save!


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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.



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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Get your questions answered every week. We go LIVE on Zoom and in the Facebook group each week, so if you get stuck, there is a beautiful creative community just waiting to help you succeed.



Accomplish your goals faster by following this step-by-step proven method. Each Module “stacks” upon the last and Virginia’s constant guidance and experience sets you up for success. You will be learning from someone who has already walked the walk!

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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.


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 2022. Our kick-off party is on January 21, 2022 in our private course Facebook group.

Your “Welcome” Module (Module 0) and Module 1 will be released on January 23rd, 2022. 

All lessons are delivered digitally so you will need Internet access with a good connection. We will also be live on Zoom and in the private Facebook group. Zoom is a free program you can download.

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 things to have lying around would be, pencils, pens, or anything to doodle with, tape or glue, post-it notes, index cards, or other scraps to brainstorm on, 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 do something different. 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.
  • REMEMBER, artistic talent is not necessary. Creative thinking is used in almost EVERY endeavor, from painting to the sciences!

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 the pace that’s most comfortable for you. With your paid enrollment you get “lifetime access” which means you can access the lessons anytime.

However, I strongly recommend that you attempt each lesson as it comes up, regardless of whether you have “finished” the last one. The knowledge you get is cumulative. And the insights you have in one lesson may clarify something in a previous one. 

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. 

I want you to succeed and get the most out of this course, but I understand it may not be for everyone. We offer a 14-day money back guarantee.

However, I also know from experience that, in order to get results, you must commit to taking action. You must do the work to get the benefits. I am looking for serious students who truly desire change.

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 to before the guarantee expires. 

If you have other questions, feel free to email me directly at 

I promise I will answer you back personally. And, if necessary, we can schedule a phone call!

Still Thinking About It?

You should give Creatively-U Academy® a try if you’re motivated by any of the following:

You want your life and creativity back… like…
Really badly!

Whether it’s the relentless obligations of normal daily life, you’re fully aware that you are MORE THAN THIS! There is something inside that you are passionate about that needs to be realized for you to live your TRULY best life. You just gotta find “IT,” whatever “IT” is…that thing that makes your heart sing!

More importantly, you don’t want to spend the rest of your life feeling lost or stuck while thinking “I used to love to ______________” without doing something about it. The last thing you want is to be in this exact same place thinking the exact same thing a few years from now.

That’s why you are motivated to kick it into high gear and to invest the next few months in discovering your passion, building a fulfilling life, and maybe making it your career. You and your creative expression are important. You know being true to YOU will make you a better friend, colleague, spouse, parent…….. You gotta find “IT” – whatever “IT” is! You’re here. Let’s do this! I’ve gotcha covered!

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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I can’t wait to be your guide  over the next several weeks…

We’re going to have a great time over the next several weeks, as we get acquainted, learn and discover, and celebrate! Reconnecting with the REAL you is so exciting and fun!

I’ve experienced firsthand the anguish of losing site of that side of myself…. that uneasy feeling that something important is missing! I know what it feels like to feel lost – in the wrong place, doing the wrong thing, at the wrong time! 

But I emerged from that experience and reinvented myself because you know what? I realized there’s so much more to life and so much I want to do! 2020 made me realize that there are probably a lot of people who feel a need for change.

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

I welcome you to check out my work on my website:

If you’ve always dreamed of spending more time doing the things you loved, taking on some creative activity, perhaps making a small side income from your 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 few weeks will be completely and utterly life changing for you.

I look forward to meeting you inside The Creatively-U Academy®.


Plus, Cosmo can’t wait to meet you. He’s a pro at stealing his favorite supplies and often makes unscheduled appearances in Zoom calls and Facebook meetings.

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Lifetime Access

As a paid member,  you will have lifetime access to the Creatively-U Academy® program, including all upgrades as the course expands. 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’s no rush!

Enroll in Creatively-U Academy® Today

Great things happen when you invest in yourself!



Enrollment is now closed! Join the waitlist below.

Pay in Full & Save!


2 Monthly Payments