I help clients with all that.
Seeing what’s really there.
Which is the first shift usually.
And of course there’s the change from stuck to unstuck.
Creative breakthroughs often come from hitting your head against the wall.
Over and over.
Then walking away.
Then going back to the wall.
And suddenly bam.
But you have to do the beating your head part and the walking away.
If you are new to me.
I’ve learned a lot of what I know about how to help creatives from teaching my workshop.
Over the years it’s been called Infinite Writing, How To Be The Funniest You, The Comedians Way, The UnCab Lab and the maybe too obvious Beth Lapides Workshop. I’ve taught it at among other places: Second City, UCLA Extension, IOWest, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and The Actors Comedy Studio.
But I’ve also learned a lot of what I know about how to help creatives from my own work.
I’ve been blessed with a very full and varied career.
Yay for me but also it means I have a lot of reference points to help from.
Of course UnCabaret in all its iterations (and spin offs).Live, Amazon, Comedy Central, touring, radio etc.
I’ve also hosted a daily radio show, a talk show pilot for MTV, been a correspondent and commentator (CNN, NPR, Politically Incorrect). I’m a published author, my writing has appeared in O Magazine, LA Times, Elle Decor, Time Magazine etc. I’ve toured my one person shows internationally, received NEA’s. I’ve acted. My wheel house is off beat authority figured. Wonder why? (Sex and The City, Will & Grace, Muse etc). I’ve written scripts. I’ve developed with various networks. And am now developing two scripted series.
I’ve worked as a host, stand up, actor, producer, writer, speaker and in the beginning a visual artist. Many times as more than one of those things at the same time.
That’s one thing about growth.
It’s often multi-directional.
And very rarely exactly linear.
Nature is curves.
And here’s the thing.
I love the creative process.
And I love creative people.
And I love helping creatives grow.
Let me know if you have any questions.
I’m happy to hop on the phone for a free ten minute assessment call
To see if we are a good fit.
Or if you are so ready to go, just send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
And we can set a time and get going.
I work in person in LA.
And on the phone/facetime/skype for those of you not in LA.
Finally. If you are creative you are sensitive.
Just the way it is.
So with everything going on…
Hang in there.
Lots to say about how exactly to do that of course.
But for now – when things are super uncomfortable I tell myself I’m comfortable with being uncomfortable. And that if I am here now I must have volunteered for it. I have no idea if that’s true but it makes me feel better.
Have a creative day!
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