The Many Faces of Creative Blocks helps people to overcome personal and professional creative blocks.

Have you ever experienced creative block, felt bullied by your Inner Critic, suffered from procrastination, or had your creative muse show up when you’re busy only to vanish when you finally clear time to create? In this workshop, you will develop the tools needed to establish a healthy relationship with these parts and see how these parts work to serve but often require a new job description for succeeding.

Creative blocks are not just reserved for an artist, they happen in our personal and professional lives as well. Through writing, sharing, listening, and discussing, you will discover the many faces of creative block and the power they hold to help you succeed in your personal or professional life. You don’t have to be a “writer” to write and you don’t have to be an “artist” to create. The dialog or self-talk we have with ourselves determine help to determine decisions that we make in our lives.

  • An innovative modality for working with Creative Blocks
  • Build a new relationship and enroll the support of your Inner Critic and Procrastinator
  • Connect with your Muse and learn what it needs to remain present

Join me in building a healthy connecting between you and those parts of you that were meant to serve.

Kelly Richey is an award-winning blues musician, poet/songwriter, guitar teacher, and life coach, and has made her mark through the power of her voice – figuratively and literally.



Curriculum: Creative Writing, English/Language Arts, Music, Social & Cultural Connections
Renowned singer-songwriter Kelly Richey’s dyslexia was undiagnosed during her school years, which made reading very difficult and presented many challenges and obstacles, most notably when it came to self-esteem. Today, Kelly’s greatest pleasure is sharing her story with students, teaching and inspiring them to overcome their own obstacles through creative self-expression. Using interactive, timed creative writing exercises called “fast writes,” Kelly helps students express themselves in an emotionally safe environment. Kelly’s innovative workshops help students learn to “self-express” through journaling and poetry.

The workshops are interactive and fun and can also include a mini-concert where Kelly shows the students firsthand just what is possible if you work hard and believe in yourself.


The Inner Critic: Student will get to know their Inner Critic and discover life-changing ways to make your Inner Critic your best friend.
The Procrastinator: Students will gain an understanding of the importance of taking action in order to build healthy self-esteem.
The Muse: Students will learn the importance of having creative outlets in order to build healthy self-esteem.

Recommended Ages: Grades 6-12
Length: 45 minutes
Cost: $225 first session/$200 each additional
Max #Sessions per Day: 6

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Lesson Plans:
Lesson Plan #1 – The Inner Critic
Lesson Plan #2- The Procrastinator
Lesson Plan #3 – The Muse