“I’d written a fairly successful book, then sunken into some sort of weird literary malaise where sorting socks was always more important than writing. Rosanne helped me define the problem, then helped me work (and it was work) my way out of it. Whether you’re a new or seasoned writer, she has much to offer.”
Spike Carlsen, Author of
A Splintered History of Wood and Woodworking FAQ
" You know that little devil who pops up and sneers, ‘You call yourself a writer?’
Rosanne is the angel who pops up to knock him out!"
Lisa Bullard, Children's Author of more than 50 books
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“Rosanne taught me to make writing a habit, and I write every day now, and have for two years. Writer's block is not an issue anymore. Rosanne also helped me to discover that what I really wanted was to write a novel. She helped me discover my heart. I would recommend her classes and services to anyone.”
Eileen Peterson, Published Writer and Aspiring Novelist
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What writers say about Rosanne as a speaker
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Frequently Asked Questions
What happens in a typical coaching session?
A typical coaching session is a half hour telephone conversation.
The client and coach talk on the phone for a half hour once a week on a scheduled day and time.
The client sets the agenda. Clients often talk about what they did to complete their commitments, what obstacles may have come up, and what they noticed about their process during the week.
I listen empathetically and ask questions that invite the client to explore new possibilities and perspectives. After the call, I summarize and celebrate the client's accomplishments in a personalized postcard.
The client can follow up with email or voice mail messages to highlight her/his progress throughout the week.
How do we get started?
Once you’ve decided you want to work with me as your Creativity Coach, contact me to schedule a Discovery Interview, a two hour face-to-face meeting where we can clarify your values and goals, explore principles and concepts we’ll use in coaching, identify which suggested practices you’ll commit to and tailor the coaching relationship to fit you.
If you don’t live in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area and cannot conveniently travel here, we can do the Discovery Interview on the phone or via Skype.
When is Rosanne available for coaching?
I offer coaching on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and afternoons. To inquire about current openings, click here.
What does coaching cost?
Many coaches charge a flat monthly fee. I prefer to invoice and charge clients only for the sessions we actually have. My hourly rate is $100, so the average monthly cost for four half-hour sessions is $200.
Billing is done one month in advance. Invoices include a list of the scheduled calls, and clients can adjust the invoice to exclude a week if they will be on vacation or out of town. Invoices are mailed on the 20th of each month. Payment is due on the 1st of the month.
What is Rosanne’s coaching experience?
I started coaching many years ago as an offshoot of my teaching. When students asked to continue working with me one-on-one outside of class, I started coaching them, even though the term ‘personal coach’ hadn’t yet been coined.
I made my coaching services a primary focus in my business in 1998. At last count, I’ve coached well over 100 clients, some for a few months, some for a year or more, a handful for more than 5 years.
What is coaching? And what isn't coaching?
Creativity coaching is a type of personal coaching where the creative process is the primary interest and focus.
Most of my clients focus on some aspect of their creativity in our coaching sessions. Some earn their income with their creativity. Some want to make their creativity a larger part of how they earn their living. Some want to use creative and innovative thinking to expand their business, career or professional standing. Some want to make their entire lives a creative experience.
What I know about creativity helps my clients identify what stage of the creative process they’re dealing with, what’s a normal part of the creative process, what common problems might arise, what solutions might be effective.
What I’ve researched about neurology helps my clients understand what’s going on in their brains when they create and when they resist creating, and how to effectively keep their executive/creative brain in charge.
My clients’ experience with their creativity helps me constantly expand my knowledge (all information is treated as confidential). I always keep an open mind. Every client’s journey through the creative process is unique.
If you have other questions, contact me.