Hey! I'm TJ, an artist and artist-coach, and I have been exactly where you are right now.
I know what it's like to be a creative person who is stuck and afraid to step out into the world and let others know what I'm really about. I know what it's like to be confused about my purpose and, because of that, have a clouded vision and a wobbly mission.
I also know what it's like to have support, guidance, and acceptance from other artists, makers, and creators. I'm here to be that support, guide, and encourager for you!
I am an internationally exhibited artist who has nurtured creativity in hearts and minds for decades. I received my BFA in graphic design and an MA in clinical counseling psychology. I regularly write and speak about art, culture, faith & mental health and I'm an expert in human relationships, human creativity, the creative process, fear, and procrastination.
Over the past 20 years, I've worked at the colorful intersection of creativity, art, therapy, and education. I'm an innovative, out-of-the-box artist, creative clinician and coach (Clini-Coach®) and Licensed Professional Counselor. My passion is to help you nurture your creative life so that you can be the powerhouse of an artist AND human you are created to be.
Before becoming a therapist and coach, I spent more than a decade working as a designer, art and creative director, and fundraising professional. I currently live in Philadelphia, PA with my partner and two sons, a dog and cat, and 65 houseplants, as well as a very robust and growing collection of artwork from emerging and rising artists.
Hey there! I'm Kelly.
If I know one thing to be true about being an entrepreneur and being creative, it's this:
You're going to have to face fears, and doing that alone feels impossibly hard.
Facing fear and being brave has always been my jam.
From having major surgery as a teen, to being an EMT and a therapist, to now being a multi-passionate entrepreneur for the better part of a decade - facing fear has always been part of my life and story.
Here's the thing though - I've never done it alone.
Every single step of the way, when I wasn't sure of a choice or how to do something, I found someone who knew the answer and could guide me. It is inside the moments of being unsure that my fear has always been the loudest, which is also when I need the most help.
I believe the same is true for all of us.
I'm driven by the desire to empower and inspire others to live out their wildest, most outrageous dreams, and to provide the support people need in order to live those dreams out. I'm living mine out - with a community cheering me on the entire way.
I'm a therapist, medical professional, nutrition and fitness coach, and expert in business branding and copywriting. I'm here to be. your advocate, your coach, your cheerleader, and your accountability buddy, so you can step into living out your dreams.
Let's get to work!