We are all born to create.

We are all creative beings.
We all have a story.
We are all divine and each is on a sacred journey.

We instinctively know this through our childhood. We live in our imaginations and through play, we experiment with “what ifs” and possibilities. But as we grow creativity is treated as frivolous, a luxury we don't have time to indulge. Eventually, life conditions us away from our natural creative impulses and we begin to believe they are no longer a part of us.

Your creativity is ever present and lies at the very core of who you are. It affects every area of your life, everything you do and who you are. You are here because of a longing, an authentic part of you that knows this and desires to return.

Don't wait any longer to return to your sacred journey and start living the story you were born to create.

Are you ready to get started?
This is your day. This is your year.
Let's take it on, together.


Work with Terry

Everyone and everything has a story. Your life is your story– and everything you say and do becomes a part of it. Is your story waiting to be told? Do you have a sense of your story but are unsure where to begin to share it? Let me guide you– or your group– to feel inspired and feed your creative spirit. 

MENTORING & CREATIVE COACHING If your creativity is longing to be released, but you don’t know the path to take, or if you are in the midst of your story and need someone to provide structure or help guide you to finish, sign up for one of my coaching programs and let's make it happen!

MENTORING & CREATIVE COACHING

If your creativity is longing to be released, but you don’t know the path to take, or if you are in the midst of your story and need someone to provide structure or help guide you to finish, sign up for one of my coaching programs and let's make it happen!

LABYRINTH FACILITATION I have walked labyrinths both here and abroad and have found them to be an incredible tool both for my spiritual and creatives lives. If you are interested in learning more, I can work with you, either individually or through a workshop, to help you learn how to incorporate labyrinth walks into your life.

LABYRINTH FACILITATION

I have walked labyrinths both here and abroad and have found them to be an incredible tool both for my spiritual and creatives lives. If you are interested in learning more, I can work with you, either individually or through a workshop, to help you learn how to incorporate labyrinth walks into your life.

PHOTOGRAPHY Storytelling isn't just words. Let me help you tell your story through commissioned photography, or through coaching you while you develop your own photographic style.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Storytelling isn't just words. Let me help you tell your story through commissioned photography, or through coaching you while you develop your own photographic style.

PUBLIC SPEAKING If you have a group that needs inspiring– or if you would like to develop your abilities to engage an audience, I can work with you to craft and deliver a message that empowers.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

If you have a group that needs inspiring– or if you would like to develop your abilities to engage an audience, I can work with you to craft and deliver a message that empowers.

 

Do you need help finding your specific calling, finishing your book or story, or simply arranging your life so that you wake up energized and ready to roll? Have all of your attempts to do it alone failed?

I can be the guide and motivator you need – the one who helps you find your path, and reach your goals.

 

All of my mentoring and coaching revolves around four points:

  1. Where should I be going?

  2. Where am I now?

  3. How does this align with where I am going?

  4. Do I need to make corrections to get to where I'm supposed to be? 

What about the “non-creatives?” What about those who claim to have no talents? See below!

So you don’t think you’re creative, right? You’re listening to your brain and not your heart, friend. You’re hearing the echos of every criticism you’ve received since you gave up your crayons and left your blanket fort.

Remember those days? Yep, you sure were a creative then. Now, you say, not so much.

You’re every bit as creative as you were as a child. You just turned away from it for awhile. But now you instinctively long to return. Otherwise, why would you be reading this?

 You know you are a creative. You just need a safe place and encouragement to create.

 Welcome, my friend. You’ve found a creative home where respect for your art and your heart abide. Let’s do this...


In Person One-On-One Half Day and Full Day Creativity Intensives

What is a creativity intensive? 

It’s a half or full day one-on-one session where we explore your passions and help you focus so you can come away ready to express your creativity in the areas about which you are the most passionate. We can do this in person or by virtual connection such as Skype or Google Hangout. You can come to beautiful middle Tennessee and combine our time with a vacation or I can come to you for my expenses. You can also form a group and I can do an intensive for a group with one-on-one sessions during our time for a cost that would be less for each person.

What is included in an intensive?

A Half Day Intensive focuses on your primary creative outlet and includes:

1. Questionnaire, emails, and conversations before the date of the intensive

2. Interview with prompts designed to help “tease out” ideas and ways to express your creativity in current and new directions

3. (Weather and location permitting) Labyrinth workshop and walks as walking mediations, again, to help release thoughts and inspirations for new directions

4. Quiet time to write and begin to assemble what has been learned through the morning

5. Time to go over the notes and thoughts to pull the disparate elements into a cohesive direction

6. Time to put together an action plan to go forward with including goal setting and then specific tasks and timelines to help you achieve goals

A Full Day Intensive allows time to talk about incorporating creativity in multiple areas of your life. It includes all of the above, plus:

7. Extended time for interviews, prompts, labyrinth walks, writing and review sessions to allow time to explore multiple creative outlets

8. Lunch

9. Your own copy of the Passion Planner (www.passionplanner.com), a session to teach you about it and how to use it as a tool, and a time to begin entering information, appointments, tasks, goals, inspirations, and an action plan to get you on track and keep you on track once your return home

10. Follow up with additional emails and conversations at the 30 and 60 day periods after you return home to keep you on track and to help with any adjustments you might need to make upon “re-entry”

2017-18 Tentative Locations 

  • Springfield, TN
  • Nashville, TN
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Louisville, KY (4)
  • New Harmony, IN
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Blowing Rock, NC (4)
  • Osaka, Japan

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Six Weeks to Your Creative Life

For anyone who feels a creative calling of any kind, but needs help getting started or direction along the path.

We know we’re creatives.

We know we’re meant to do this. The calling speaks to us with every pulse of blood in our veins. So why don’t we write or paint or sculpt? What is keeping us from our calling?

Wake up knowing that today you will do something you were destined to do. Spend six weeks taking the steps to head in the direction of your creative calling.

This introductory package includes the following to get you out of your creative shadow and into your creative life:

1.  Initial questionnaire to determine where you are and where you want to be

2.  (6) weekly thirty-minute Skype/telephone conversations to establish goals and keep you on track

3.  (6) weekly email exchanges to establish and check progress on goals and accomplishments

4.  Final thirty-minute closing conference

 

PROJECT COACHING

Maybe you just can’t seem to make it to the page. I can help you develop goals, a schedule, and set deadlines to get you where you want to be. 

 

Manuscript review and mentoring

Manuscript review and mentoring through the MTSU Write Creative Writing Program through Middle Tennessee State University. Terry is adjunct faculty through the MTSU Write program and works one on one with writers and their manuscripts on a semester by semester basis as assigned by the program. For more information about MTSU Write visit http://www.mtsu.edu/write

“A labyrinth is a symbolic journey...but it is a map we can really walk on, blurring the difference between map and world.”
~ Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

 

LABYRINTH FACILITATION

Labyrinths have been used worldwide for over 4,000 years. They represent pilgrimages, symbols of a journey both inward and outward. The single path labyrinth allows you to enter a space where you can feel safe and vulnerable. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is not a problem to be solved. There are no decisions to be made. You just experience a walking meditation knowing the path will take you safely to the center and when you are ready, it will lead you back out into the world.

Walking the labyrinth can help us with challenges in quieting our minds and be a tool for prayer and meditation to help us be more centered with our thoughts. Walking it requires an open heart and an open mind.

I have walked labyrinths both here and abroad and have found them to be an incredible tool both for my spiritual and creatives lives. If you are interested in learning more, I can work with you, either individually or through a workshop, to help you learn how to incorporate labyrinth walks into your life.


Here are ways I can facilitate a labyrinth walk for you or your group:

Labyrinth Workshop

This is a one and a half hour workshop that includes:

  • teaching the history of the labyrinth both as a spiritual and creative tool
  • presentation of labyrinth etiquette and guidelines for walking
  • a one hour group labyrinth walk
  • a time for journaling and a discussion of the experience.
  • a discussion of how to continue to incorporate labyrinth walks into your spiritual and creative life

Provided for Labyrinth Workshop:

  • Labyrinth Facilitator
  • Information packets for participants

Fee: $250. If outside of middle Tennessee, travel expenses. Please feel free to contact me to discuss any additional expenses.

 

Community Labyrinth Walk

Community Labyrinth Walk focuses less on presentation and more on experience. It includes:  

  • A block of time in which participants can come and go as they wish
  • A labyrinth facilitator to answer questions one on one during the block of time

Provided for Community Labyrinth Walk:

  • Labyrinth Facilitator
  • Information packets for participants
  • One on one interaction with facilitator to answer questions and give guidance

Fee: $85 per hour with a two hour minimum, plus travel expenses if outside of middle Tennessee.

If travel is involved, then we’ll work together to identify a local labyrinth. If one cannot be identified, then we’ll need to identify a facility and rent a labyrinth for the day. Again, contact me to discuss arrangements and any additional expenses.

Storytelling isn't limited to words. Any great creative effort involves story and some of the best stories can be told through images. 


EDITORIAL & LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY

In my photography, I am a self-described lifestyle photographer who shoots, street, landscape, and travel photography but, in reality, I shoot what calls to me wherever I am. Sometimes it’s the colors that draw my attention, sometimes it’s a shape or composition. Sometimes the light will transform something I’ve seen or experienced a million times into something new and transcendent and magical. Sometimes it’s a glance or an expression or an exchange from someone I come upon that piques my interest and curiosity. And if I have my camera with me, I try to capture that moment that I’m living so I can live it again, so that I can experience the wonder again.

My photographs have accompanied pieces in various journals, newspapers, and magazines and sold to individuals. If you are interested in working with me, send me an email. If you’d like to view and purchase images, you can go here. If you’d like to have someone work with you one on one with your photography, then send for more information by clicking here.

I am a passionate believer in creativity and forms of expression and love to talk about it. I have led many workshops and creative retreats in the US and have spoke and made presentations here and abroad. Do you have a group that needs to feel inspired and empowered? Contact me for your next meeting or gathering.

 

SPEAKING AND EVENTS

I love interaction with people whether it’s one-on-one or with large groups. I love the energy, the passion, the reactions, the moments when you and the audience are one.

I love to speak about things which I am passionate about. I have presented to many groups and have been the guest speaker at colleges, as part of conferences and workshops, and to civic clubs. Depending upon the needs of the organization, I can present programs using photography to enhance and illustrate the presentations.

With a background in law, education, writing, photography, sailing, travel, sports broadcasting, long distance cycling and cooking classes, my presentations are informed by my experiences of living an examined, intentional life.

SAMPLE TOPICS

  • Incorporating creativity and play into your life
  • Finding your story, living your story
  • What is your adventure?
  • Being a tourist in your own life
  • Your sacred journey as a pilgrimage
  • Mindfulness: Showing up for your own life
  • Customized Messages - Contact me about creating a custom presentation for your audience.