creative leadership mentorship

Are you ready to finally put your business, art, writing, or workshops out there?

Is it time to claim your full creative expression in the world?

Do you wish you could have confidence in your leadership?

Do you feel like no one in your immediate community really understands the person you want to be in the world or knows how to support you?

Have you felt nervous about truly stepping into sharing the woman you've become?

You know you’re meant to show up in a bigger way - to change lives with your work and inspire others to step more fully into their wholeness, but something's been holding you back. 

It's not your fault. Women have been trained to stay small - but not anymore.

If you are a woman who wants to make her presence known as a writer, creator, performer, leader or coach - it's your time.

Your time to commit to claiming your unique creative expression in the world.  

Your time to start taking big steps on a creative project or business that will lead to the aligned career you've always been looking for. 

Your time to claim your voice, your body, your creativity in service of what's most important to your soul. 

Your time to Grow your GUMPTION.

I help ambitious, spiritually-minded women reclaim their personal power and jumpstart their creative expression through the power of GUMPTION, Universal Health Principles sessions and Human Design.

But first things first.

What the heck is GUMPTION?

Well, gumption is: "spirited initiative and resourcefulness, boldness of enterprise, courage, spunk, guts, common sense."

And GUMPTION (with each letter standing for something) is a test, method and framework I developed that helps you get out of your head and into your body, so you can take aligned action that feels grounded, bold and guided by the infinite intelligence of your heart, gut, and mind working in harmony.

 

Because when we make decisions solely from our brain, we often get it wrong.


I've seen so many women go after the things they think they "should" do, or would be "smart" to do - but eventually, your body speaks up.

You become depressed, anxious, or feel like something's missing from life. You hold tension in weird places that you can't seem to let go of. You get injured or have chronic, unexplained illness. You keep secrets because of shame and suddenly you can't sing without pain, or find yourself becoming a smaller and smaller version of you.

All of the unhealthy scenarios above are part of my story. I had spent almost my whole life hating my body - everything it was and everything it wasn't. A decade of moving in and out of eating disorders and never getting real treatment made my body a battleground, unable to be trusted. 

It was painful to exist on every level.

But then I had a breakthrough.

Sort of.

I actually had a 5 year journey that started with being unable to sing without pain. I was an aspiring singer/songwriter, who had just graduated college and recorded an album. My plan was to tour and step by step build my audience and my business. Suddenly, my throat hurt and my dreams were over. 

When that happened, I inexplicably became obsessed with the word gumption. Something deep within me knew that gumption was the key I had been looking for - that those letters held what was missing from my health, my career and creative life. 

I'll save you the story of all the iterations gumption went through (because there were a lot of them!) Each experiment I tried got me a little bit closer, until suddenly, I had built up enough confidence, health and experiential knowledge that I really did have a breakthrough. 

I was invited to perform my spoken word poem, "When I Have GUMPTION" at the Omega Women & Power Retreat. It was one of the most energizing, connected, meaningful moments of my life, using my voice and facility with language to inspire others. 

The secret to GUMPTION was in that moment. Looking back on it, I realized I was:

Grounded - I knew who I was and who I was talking to.

Up - I was stepping into the next best version of myself.

Muscle - I was using my muscle, my skills I had developed over years of writing and performing.

Play/Pleasure - I was having a blast, feeling good in my body and excited to be there.

Truth - I was speaking my whole-hearted truth, with to-the-core conviction.

Inspiration - I was inspired by the event, the women around me - and myself.

Om - I was connected to the bigger picture of how I want the world to be, and feeling part of it ALL.

Now - I was completely in the moment, a flow state of personal power and connection to others and my source.

 

I was fully connected - mind, body, spirit and voice, a true vessel for my unique work in the world.

I believe that every woman can access this state of personal power and expression guided by spirit. I believe that as women, it is our unique opportunity to merge masculine and feminine energies into expression that has the power to change lives. I believe that we're ready to claim our voices in a bigger, yet more grounded way than we ever have before. 

Once I unlocked what each letter of GUMPTION stood for, the picture unfolded quickly for me. I could use GUMPTION as a test to determine if a project (in business or my creative life) I was considering was really aligned with my whole self, or if it only came from my head. 

At the same time, I could develop my GUMPTION through embodiment exercises, becoming more and more aligned with my body's perspective, feeling the power, pleasure, connection and inspiration that is always available through my physical form.  I could use that energy to make progress toward expressing my unique work, showing up when it was hard, and really being able to enjoy the moment when it was my time to step into a leadership role.

I began helping other women develop creative and marketing projects that passed The GUMPTION Test, including the new narrative podcast ArtistCEO with Shannon DeJong (a story about integrating the business and the artistic self into one being.)

I started teaching GUMPTION exercises to women, helping them access the state of feeling energized, bold and ready to take action (while losing the guilt, the forcing it and all of those hustle it out mindsets that seem to work for men - at least for awhile - but have never truly resonated with feminine cycles.) I taught 8-week classes, and GUMPTION Goddess warm ups and honed in on all the powerful ways to use this system.

And now I’m bringing that knowledge to you in a 1-on-1 capacity because I like to see progress happen. Real, embodied progress.

here’s what it looks like:

You + me meeting 2x/month for nine months (we’re birthing a new you!), focused on completing one big creative project, launching a business or stepping up in your leadership (like finally getting your message on stage!!). Each of our sessions is a mix of the modalities I practice and can move from the energetically alchemical to the super practical. So yes, UHP, yes coaching, but also - website, copywriting, speech writing, content planning, strategy, etc.!

PLUS - All of my GUMPTION materials and warm up videos.

AND Unlimited Voxer/Email access.

All of my coaching is also human design informed, which means that we work with your natural energetic profile for moving through the world with the most ease, so you can make decisions based on your authority (ie: decisions that don’t come from your brain, but a deeper place within). Decisions that you can trust.

Before our work starts, we’ll agree on a doable, yet inspiring outcome that you’re looking for by the end of our time together - and I will coach you and work with you to make sure you stay on track.

Creative Leadership Coaching is a 5k investment. I like to have a conversation with any interested person to see where you’re at, if we’re a good fit. I customize each package based on where your needs meet my skills. But what you can count on is growing into confidence, clarity, and taking aligned action toward your goals. Wanna chat? Email me at kerri@kaylocreative.com with a bit about you and where you are looking to expand your leadership.