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.
You crave the empowering effects of being in your creative flow state.
You want a mentor who gets you and helps you stay on track.
You thrive in community with like-minded, action-oriented creative peers.
Your creative work is calling you,
and you’re stepping into a new and exciting
chapter in your life. Welcome.
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 painful months, or years, stuck in writer’s block
You’ve finally figured out how to consistently make time for productive creativity.
No more feelings of guilt, shame, and regret about not doing your work
You’re riding the unbelievable high of your own creative joy.
Imagine how your life will be different
when your creative dreams match your reality.
How would it feel to own your creative power?
Exciting. Fulfilling. Liberating
But What If
“I don’t have time for my creative project.”
“I just can’t write. I’m stuck.”
“This sounds nice. Maybe next year.”
“Does the world really need another book (blog, painting)?”
“What if my work isn’t good enough?”
We’ve all had these thoughts...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
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.
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. 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.
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.
You can re-discover that creative joy in the Original Impulse Atelier, while being part of a facilitated mastermind group that brings real results.
Finally, a place to be inspired and productive on the work that drives real change in our lives.
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.
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. 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.
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 30 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 seven coaching sessions with Cynthia Morris. The first focus session in January is 60 minutes. The remaining coaching sessions are 30 minutes.
Submit Weekly Check-Ins
(Accountability and weekly planning)
Weekly check-ins keep you on track and keep us connected as a group. Use them to track your progress and satisfaction, to connect with Atelier members, and to get ongoing support from your coach.
Attend Optional Co-Creating Sessions
(Make progress and be inspired by our community)
Eight optional co-creating sessions per year. Additionally, members may opt to host their own co-creating sessions.
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.
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.
Enrollment for 2020 opens in late 2019.
Add your name to the interest list to be
the first notified when we open enrollment.
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.
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 7 private coaching sessions with me.
Host weekly Salon gatherings
These are Q&A style, where 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.
Coach members through weekly check-ins
Coach members through weekly check-insThis is where you feel the sense of ongoing support. 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 Isolated: 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.
Atelier Membership Includes
Seven creative sessions (3-5 weeks each)
Seven one-on-one coaching calls for personalized support
Weekly check-ins to stay on track and accountable
Eight co-creating sessions
Option to add additional coaching sessions at the special members-only price
Bonus goodies sent to members in the mail
E-copies of my books and other resources
Bonus: Access to The Devoted Writer
Members enjoy access to three sessions of The Devoted Writer, a month-long writing group. This writing salon also offers guidance on setting up and maintaining a writing practice. We meet in February, May, and October. (Atelier members receive customized prompts upon request.)