Creativity Coaching Association Offers First Certification Program for Growing Profession of Creativity Coaches

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The Creativity Coaching Association, a professional organization, has inaugurated a new training program for anyone interested in becoming a certified creativity coach. The program can be completed online and via teleclasses in 12-18 months. Creativity coaches work with artists, writers, and business people to help them improve their creative ideas, productivity, satisfaction, and market success.

The Creativity Coaching Association has developed the first comprehensive training program for people interested in the growing profession of creativity coaching. Those who complete the full program will be eligible to become certified creativity coaches, a new credential that conveys to the public a high level of skill and achievement according to rigorous coaching standards.    

Creativity coaches provide insight and mentoring to artists, writers, musicians, actors, and others involved in creative work. Creativity coaches may also work with business people and inventors. As with life and executive coaches, creativity coaches help their clients achieve greater results and satisfaction by working closely with them to fashion a vision of success, set goals, overcome blocks, and improve productivity.

"Creativity coaching is a critical new profession," says Rick Benzel, founder and Executive Director of the Creativity Coaching Association. "Improving an individual's creative thinking and commitment to a creative life -- whether it's in the arts, in business, or in social interactions -- is one of the most significant keys to personal growth, artistic expression and freedom, and career success. Creativity is at the core of human existence, and people today are increasingly seeking ways to be more creative and fulfilled in their lives."

The certification program offered by the Creativity Coaching Association consists of online and teleclasses, a reading list, and supervised coaching practice. Instructors in the program include the noted creativity coaches Eric Maisel, Diane Reardon, and Gail McMeekin. The program is open to anyone with an interest in learning how to coach. Creativity coaching is a worldwide profession; current candidates come from the U.S., Canada, Italy, France, England, and Singapore.

Those who complete the program, which can take as little as one year, will be able to use the CCA Certified Coach logo in their business. Several courses in the program are eligible for continuing education credits (CEUs) for MFTs, LCSWs, and RNs in California and other states. Life and executive coaches may also consider taking courses in this program to expand their services.

More information about the certification program is available at http://www.creativitycoachingassociation.com/cca/programs/certification.shtml.

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