Deep Dive: Coaching for Creatives
By Cami Travis-Groves
In each episode, Coach Cami, transformational coach and recovering graphic designer, will dive into the foundations of inner work, the hardest and most important work you can do for yourself. Together, you'll discover what's been keeping you trapped where you are, and ditch the mental roadblocks preventing you from accessing the creativity you need to thrive. All with a healthy dose of good juju!
023 - Disruptors, Blame and Apathy
In this episode, Coach Cami chats with certified high-performance coach, writer, health junkie, the sparkly Kimberly Spencer. The through line in the conversation is being a disruptor. It starts with the concepts of blame and apathy, and moves to the experience of being an enneagram 8, curiosity as a superpower, and the idea of crowning yourself. Are you ready to dive deep?
July 22, 2022
022 - Burning Bright or Burning Out?
In this episode, meet Hannah Austin, an entrepreneur, a coach and podcaster. Hannah and Coach Cami go deep and talk about burn out. Women and professionals all over the world are struggling with fatigue and exhaustion - but it doesn’t have to be this way. What are some of the warning signs and symptoms of burnout? Learn what you can do to begin to heal from burnout, and how to be a better leader — of yourself and others. Get ready for a great conversation!
May 22, 2022
021 - The Journey to Fulfillment
In this episode, Coach Cami chats about fulfillment with Diana Patel, a speaker, an executive coach, and an entrepreneur. Diana founded Resonant, where she helps leaders cultivate fulfillment in their current roles. She’s also a strategic development partner at Continuing Education Productions where she helps sustain cohesive, high-performance organizations through employee training. It’s not often that fulfillment and leadership exist together, and Diana is working to change that.
May 12, 2022
020 - Creativity for Sanity's Sake
In this episode, Coach Cami chats with Corrie Legge, an actor, voiceover artist and creative coach. Corrie is also a proof positive of how to be successful artist, entrepreneur, and mother—doing it all simultaneously. Corries explains how important creativity is to her overall wellbeing and success. If you’ve ever wondered if you could start a family and a business at the same time, Corrie can help you learn how to stay sane and creative while accomplishing both. Check out the accountability community for creatives that she created, called Your Creative Life.
May 03, 2022
019 - Waking Up from Self Destruction
The story of this episode's guest, Kellan Fluckiger, is so unbelievable that you'll need to hear it directly from him. Kellan went from extremely successful but deeply depressed businessman with some serious addiction problems, to being on a mission to help millions of people reach their ultimate life.
March 07, 2022
018 - The Act and Art of Listening
Listen in as Coach Cami gets to know the fascinating Dr. Robyn Odegaard, a former competitive beach volleyball player turned high-performance psychologist, author and coach. They chat about what can happen when you stop listening to your gut feelings (aka “gut knowing”), the act and art of listening, things we wish we had known, and more. You'll enjoy this deep conversation with Dr. Robyn.
February 21, 2022
017 - Embrace Pain to Avoid Suffering
In this episode, Coach Cami chats with speaker, business strategist and fellow coach Brian Bogert. Together, they unpack the complex concept of "embracing pain to avoid suffering," and what it can mean for your long term health and peace of mind. They also talk about how—and why—you need to set "bookends" on your goals, and about Brian's amazing story of transformation after losing his arm in a parking lot. Are you ready to dive deep?
February 11, 2022
016 - Inside the Creative Process: Working WITH Your Inner Critic
In this episode, Coach Cami chats with her guest, award-winning writer, speaker and fellow creative Terri Trespicio, about the creative process and how we somehow always manage to beat ourselves up inside it. Learn ways to tame that nagging inner critic, what it means to become a sovereign person and to own all your choices, among other things. An expert on not following your passion, Terri’s TEDx talk, Stop Searching for Your Passion, has recently surpassed 7 million views, and her upcoming book, Unfollow Your Passion, gives countless examples of why “follow your passion” is just plain bad advice. Make sure to listen for Terri's special offer (it's amazing!) for people who pre-order her book. Are you ready to dive deep?
October 15, 2021
015 - Networking with Authenticity
In this episode, Coach Cami and her guest, Jarrell Alvarez, discuss during an ADPList group call some great networking ideas and tips. Jarell is a product designer at Copperleaf Technologies, a freelance writer at Medium, a fellow volunteer mentor at ADPList, founder of the community called Vancouver Design Check-in, and has recently started a small coaching business. Together they discuss how unnerving it can be to meet new people and try to talk about yourself without bragging or selling yourself short. And what happens when someone ignores your honest questions or rejects your vulnerability? Where do you find the confidence to be authentic, and still make progress? Ready to dive deep and learn some great new ideas for networking?
October 06, 2021
014 - Play as a Strategic Tool for Better Problem Solving
In this episode, Coach Cami explores the role of play as a strategic tool for better problem solving. Think play is something that should be reserved for after work, or for weekends with friends? Think again! My guest is Ben Warsinske, a certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator, who works with leaders and their teams to engage, enrich, energize, and empower company culture transformation through play. He’s great at using play to unlock and unblock creativity. Are you ready to dive deep and learn about play as a strategic tool?
October 05, 2021
013 - What is Self Love?
In this episode, Coach Cami chats with her coach and mentor, the renowned Peleg Top. The conversation is all about self love: what it is, what it isn't, and some very practical applications that you can use starting now. Peleg also shares his "Nine Ways of Being" that can help you picture how self love can operate in your life. Ready to dive deep and learn all about what it means to really love yourself?
August 23, 2021
012 - Inner Critic Workshop
In this episode, Coach Cami dives into the topic of your inner critic. Are you constantly nagging or berating yourself for what you should do, or what you haven’t done? It just might be your inner critic! We all have one, but it can sometimes be hard to recognize it… much less make it work for you instead of against you. This session will provide strategies you can use to identify your critical inner voice and turn it from your enemy to your creative ally. This episode was recorded during an ADPList group session with attendees from all over the world.
August 23, 2021
011 - Difficult Conversations
In this episode, Coach Cami chats with Paula Blackmore-White about having those difficult conversations, whether they be about inclusivity and ally-ship, or the crucial topic of making your needs known. Paula is the Manager of People Development at Benevity, and is reimagining what leadership development looks like. Paula’s path included coaching high-performance athletes and developing national-level coaches for both Canada and the US, as well as leadership development roles at lululemon and Apple. Her purpose now is to spark a-ha moments. Are you ready to dive deep and find your own aha moments?
July 26, 2021
010 - Incorporating Good Juju in Business
In this episode, Coach Cami chats with agency owner, fellow good juju spreader, and podcaster, Justin Ahrens. Justin is a force for good in the world, and as the founder of Rule29, an agency just outside of Chicago, he has relied on good juju for smart business decisions. Their discussion explores how good juju can be incorporated into a business setting, and what it can do for—and mean to—a business. They go deep and get vulnerable. Ready to dive deep?
July 13, 2021
009 - What Does it Mean to Be Future-Proof?
In this episode, Coach Cami and her guest, career strategist and host of the Future Proof podcast, Valerie Zaric, talk through a variety of subjects centered around what it means to future-proof yourself and your career. They talk about the benefits and challenges of freelancing, your relationship with money (a can of worms!), what it means to be vulnerable, and much more. Ready to dive deep?
July 13, 2021
008 - Intentionality for Creatives
Episode 8 was recorded during a live online webinar with ADPList called "Intentionality for Creatives," with participants joining from all around the world. Coach Cami and her guests, Product Design Manager Irina Belova, along with UX Designer and webinar chat-keeper, Jarell Alvarez, explore intentionality, and what that means for anyone in a creative role. Are you the driver in your life, or are you just along for the ride? From how you approach your day, to how you format your portfolio, to how you plan your career, intentionality plays a huge role. But how intentional are you actually being? Learn methods to put to use right away in creating, then living, the life you want.
July 01, 2021
007 - Showing Up As You Are
Episode 7 was recorded during a ADPList group session, "Showing Up How You Are" with participants joining in from around the world. Coach Cami and guest Damon Brown discuss what it means to show up as you are, and how bring your full self to maximize your potential. Damon was a co-founder of the platonic connection app Cudlr, as is currently an author, an entrepreneur, and a coach. Listen in and discover what it means to be fully present, how you can impact the world from where you are now, and what resources you already have and may not even be aware of.
May 31, 2021
006 - The Myths of Perfectionism
Episode 6 was recorded during a live online workshop Coach Cami led with ADPList participants from all around the world. Join Coach Cami and her guest, recovering perfectionist and fellow mindset coach Keri Clarke as they explore myths of perfectionism. Is there such a thing as "healthy perfectionism"? Can it drive you to be more successful? Is perfect even attainable? What's the difference between perfectionism and healthy striving? Attendees will learn to recognize the symptoms, the costs, and the source of perfectionism, and learn ways to overcome this self-limiting, all-or-nothing belief that anything less than perfect is unacceptable.
May 12, 2021
005 - Leadership Starts with Self
In this episode, Cami and her guest, entrepreneur and self-proclaimed nerd, Kylie Woods, explore the idea of leadership and what it means to be a leader—even if you have no one reporting to you. Kylie is the founder (and leader) of Chic Geek, a non-profit that's building gender diversity in technology, and has grown to be a community of over 10,000 women and allies in technology. Learn from Kylie ways you can explore becoming a leader in your own life. Get comfy, and prepare to dive deep.
May 04, 2021
004 - Your Inner Critic: Enemy or Ally?
Episode 4 was recorded during a live online workshop Coach Cami led with ADPList participants from all around the world. Join Cami and her guest, fellow coach and creative, meditation instructor and ordained Tibetan Buddhist, Ericson Proper, as they dive into the subject of your inner critic. What is your inner critic, and how can you change that critical inner voice from your enemy to your creative ally? You will learn to identify that critical inner voice, identify self-limiting stories, and learn a powerful meditation technique to help transform that inner voice your creative ally. Get comfy, grab some paper and something to write with, and prepare to dive deep.
April 13, 2021
003 - Dealing with Impostor Syndrome
In episode 3, join me and my special guest Sonya Reece as we tackle dealing with imposter syndrome—something all creatives face. You'll learn how to reframe the thoughts that come creeping in unwanted, discover tips for silencing the gremlins, and create new thoughts to help you see what a creative powerhouse you can be (and probably already have been)!
March 07, 2021
002 - Removing Roadblocks to Your Big, Juicy Goals
In episode 2, I cover setting and reaching your goals. You'll gain perspective on your day-to-day behaviors that might be hindering you; clarify and solidify your goals with that new perspective; and use some imaginative interview techniques to help you create your future self. Combined with the techniques taught in the last half of episode 1, you'll be obtaining your goals in no time!
March 02, 2021
001.5 - Enneagrams
Episode 1.5 is all about the enneagram, perfect if you've never heard of it. Have a listen and learn how this interesting personality test helps you learn a bit more about yourself, and your defaults. Also discover how it relates to Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood, and where you might fit in.
February 15, 2021
001 - Desires, Perspectives, and Baby Steps
Episode 1 is a recording of a live online workshop Coach Cami led with over 125 ADPList participants. Join in to discover and put in writing what your big, juicy life goals are. Gain perspective on what you've accomplished thus far, map out baby steps for progress toward your goals, and grow confidence for the future. Get comfy, grab some paper and something to write with, and prepare to dive deep.
January 30, 2021