Your Creative Dreams
Are About to Become Reality–
Welcome to Your Working Sanctuary.
You’re here because you refuse to waste any more time.
You’re tired of your excuses for not doing that project that haunts you.
(And your project is tired of you ghosting it!)
You crave the empowering effects of being in your creative flow state.
(Because these days, the flow state is a welcome refuge from the world’s shenanigans.)
You want a mentor who gets you and helps you stay on track.
(Admit it, you want the whip cracking!)
You thrive in community with like-minded, action-oriented creative peers.
(Finally! You’re not the only one in the room who wants to dive deep into creative waters.)
Your creative work is calling you,
and you’re finally responding to the call.
Your loved ones will be so glad you are finally giving attention to the creative work that haunts you.
what happens when you answer your creative calling? imagine, one year from now...
No more brilliant ideas collecting dust
You’ve finished your book, launched your blog, or released your art into the world. No more brilliant ideas collecting dust. You get to see, feel and share this thing inside you!
No more painful months, or years, stuck in writer’s block
You’ve finally figured out how to consistently make time for productive creativity. No more painful months, or years, stuck in writer’s block. The pain of doing the work is way less excruciating than avoiding it.
No more feelings of guilt, shame, and regret about not doing your work
You’re riding the unbelievable high of your own creative joy. No more feelings of guilt, shame, and regret about not doing your work. OMG what a relief to ditch those bummer feelings!
Imagine how your life will be different
when your creative dreams match your reality.
How will it feel to own your creative power?
Exciting. Liberating. Freaking Amazing!
But What If
“I don’t have time for my creative project.”
“I just can’t write. I’m stuck.”
“I kinda like being a creative whiner and not a creative winner.”
“Does the world really need another book (blog, painting)?”
“What if my work isn’t good enough?”
We’ve all had these thoughts. Okay, maybe not the whiner thought. But the others. Yes! We all feel those things....it’s normal.
This is your chance to make a different
choice—to embrace your creative calling.
Your creativity is a vital part of who you are.
It’s there for a reason.
Acts of creation are not optional.
Your project is Soul Work. It’s a deep reflection of who you are and how you see the world. It’s essential for you to finally capture it and share it in a form that’s right for you.
Your book, your body of art, your business idea…
It has to be made now. It’s time.
The Original Impulse Atelier
Designed for creatives like you...
A year-long live, online studio dedicated to your creative project with support, coaching, and community and FUN!
Now more than ever, it’s vital that you claim your creative work. We are called to step up, to make a difference in the world with our creativity. The world needs your ideas, your positivity, your creative work. The world needs people who feel the grit and joy of doing the work they are meant to do.
Perhaps you feel a renewed sense of purpose and commitment for your creative project. Perhaps you feel the years slipping away to the busyness of life.
Perhaps you feel less than whole without this work in your life.
You know it’s time.
Yes, it’s time. I feel it too. So I took a page from the French. Because the French do so many things so well. (Fruity pastries, watercolor paints, long lunches…) I designed a virtual creative studio, where together we do the work that matters most to us.
The Original Impulse Atelier is a working sanctuary to learn, grow and thrive creatively. Ahhhh...I can hear your sigh of relief from here.
Unlike a traditional atelier, in the Original Impulse Atelier, we aren’t teaching art or writing skills. Instead, we move forward on projects that are meaningful to us and offer value to the world.
When it comes to making massive progress, you’re much more likely to be productive in a group. You fondly recall the days when you were surrounded by a group of creative comrades...the days when you each worked on your own projects, sparking each other to reach for your creative edge. Maybe even a little friendly competition to egg you on?
You can re-discover that creative joy in the Original Impulse Atelier, while being part of a facilitated mastermind group that brings real results. This is the holy grail you have been looking for, and you don’t have to go to France to get it!
Finally, a place to be inspired and productive on the work that drives real change in our lives. Because my goodness, the world needs our creative vibes more than ever!
Finally, a place that recognizes that creative work isn’t just a matter of disciplining yourself to just do it–making is a sacred expression from your soul. And pssst...I believe our souls thrive with some fun too.
I have built a space for us to focus on one project
that matters most to you. If you’re serious
about getting your creative work done
(while having fun), you’ve found the right place.
This is not a passive environment.
Atelier is a place for action takers.
There are plenty of classes that you can sign up for and hide out because the teacher isn’t present. The Original Impulse Atelier is for proactive creatives who thrive in a facilitated environment with dedicated peers. There will be fun, and there will be rigor. No snoozing in the back row!
You're expected to honor your commitments and stay engaged in the Atelier and your project. You will finally have someone on your team that believes in you and your project. OMG, it feels so good!
As a member of the Atelier, you focus on one creative project at a time, and make consistent progress.
How it works
Attend Salon Sessions
(Live group workshops focusing on the different stages of the creative process)
We have 34 Salon Sessions on Zoom throughout the year, and you’re expected to attend most of them.
Show Up for Private Coaching Sessions
(One-on-one time to break through blocks and make progress)
Atelier Members get four 60-minute private coaching sessions with Cynthia Morris.
Submit Weekly Check-Ins
(Accountability and weekly planning)
Weekly check-ins keep you on track and keep us connected as a group.
Attend our in-person retreat
April 17 - 19, 2020
Spend a weekend at your host’s Atelier in Denver, Colorado with your new allies. This in-person meeting will accelerate our connection and amplify the fun and joy of creating with peers.
Enrollment for 2020 opens in late 2019.
Add your name to the interest list to be the first notified when we open enrollment.
Who’s a Perfect Fit for Atelier?
You’re ready to finally enjoy your creative progress and be part of a healthy, dynamic mastermind group facilitated by a professional coach, the Original Impulse Atelier could be perfect for you.
However, the Atelier isn’t for everyone. And you don’t need to be able to pronounce Atelier to be part of this party.
This is a working studio where members
make consistent progress on their creative work.
This is for you, if you can say YES! to these four requirements:
1. You know what you want to write or create in 2020.
2. You will commit time, energy, and attention to your creative work.
3. You are community-oriented and interested in learning from others.
4. You will show up. Our studio is inclusive of all phases of the creative process except bailing or ghosting.
Meet your coach, Cynthia Morris
I’m Cynthia Morris and I LOVE helping people get
unstuck creatively, so they can do the creative work
they’re meant to do.
A writer since 1994, I have put my pen to many genres: short story, essay, roundup articles for newspapers, non-fiction books, how-to articles and blogs, course curricula, and even a Paris historical novel.
I am also a watercolor artist and have created many bodies of work including illustrating a marketing book for artists.
One of my clients called me the Swiss Army Knife of writer’s coaches because of the range of experience I bring.
I’m a certified coach, working with clients and students as a coach/teacher since 1999. Lots of people offer writing workshops, but very few have over 20 years experience facilitating the writing process for students and clients.
What does this mean for you?
I know what works, and I bring my heart, kindness, compassion and rigor to my students and clients. Oh, and my sense of humor plays along with us always. Because my goodness, we need to laugh on the regular, right?
As Your Coach and Fellow Atelier Member,
Here’s My Promise to You:
As a member of the Original Impulse Atelier, you’re a cherished client. I regard you and your project with respect.
I’ll do everything I can to help you stay with your agenda. I will:
Provide one-on-one support
Atelier members get 4 private coaching sessions with me.
Host weekly Salon gatherings
We share our wins and challenges and get support from Cynthia and the other members. The content is dynamic and based on your needs.
Post audio recordings of Salons
If you cannot attend a session for emergency reasons, the audio of the Salons will be available within 24 hours.
Provide weekly accountability
Coach members through weekly check-ins. This is your weekly accountability. We check in online on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Provide additional resources as needed
I’ve published many resources about the creative process, and I’m constantly finding new ones. I will find the right resource for your immediate needs.
Responsive email support
Sometimes you need to ask a private question or send an SOS. I’m here for you.
Provide brief feedback on written materials
For short text, like emails, website copy, or chapter drafts, I’m happy to have a look at a Google doc and give brief feedback. However, deep editing is outside the scope of our focus.
Share my process
I always work on a project, too. Atelier members find hearing about my project and process useful. They know I’m in the thick of it alongside them.
No More Feeling Like a Lonely, Confused Creative Oddball: : You’ll be part of a community of seriously committed creatives who...
Crave structured time for creating
Focus on one major project to completion
Care for and respect our inner artist
Befriend the inner critic
Enjoy our talents.
The Atelier will help you advance your project in ways that satisfy you. This kind of facilitated mastermind group gives you real-life training on how to develop and sustain your creative practice.This is not taught anywhere like this.
Atelier Membership Includes
Six creative sessions (3-5 weeks each)
Four one-on-one coaching calls for customized support
Weekly check-ins to stay on track and accountable
In-person retreat in Denver, Colorado at the Original Impulse Atelier
April 17 - 19