Chapter IX Journal Pages

Learn how to journal your way through transition, stress & uncertainty

What if you could gain clarity around what you really want by leveraging creative, playful energy? That's exactly what we'll do during your Chapter IX & Thriving journey!

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As we shift roles, change places and move through time, three questions recur as we evolve... Who am I now? Why am I here? What do I want? Find the answers to these questions and more through your journal pages.

Playing with words, color and collage is a delightful way to explore big life transitions. On the surface you'll be creating a mixed media art journal with writing insights. Below the surface you'll be discovering how to capture the new story that wants to emerge.

The story is always ours to write. Whether we are aware of it or not, whether we acknowledge it or not, we are writing our story every single day of our lives. In this course I'll help you uncover your aligned, thriving story for this stage of your life.

In this FUN, creative course I share a visioning process as well as sparks of inspiration to help you capture what's calling and how your new chapter will unfold.

Your Chapter IX Journey

Throughout this course I'll share audios, videos and playsheets to help you look at your transition from many angles.

You'll work your way through your Wouldn't It Be Nice big vision playbook, where you'll redefine what's important NOW.

You'll reflect in your journal (available HERE). I'll share my top 10 journaling techniques along with structure and pacing so the blank page doesn't scare you away. (No writing experience required.)

You'll gain insights as you cut and paste and make marks on your page. I'll share my six favorite visual journaling techniques (no art experience required) that'll inspire a new way of processing your transition.

You'll have fun as you paint and blop (ha; is that a word?)...

You'll collage and create colorful backgrounds and add some reflective writing...

Always you're capturing
the new story that wants to emerge.

Note: The course may not be a straight line from A to Z for you. Perhaps you'll start with the transition tools and move to a visual journaling spark. Or perhaps you'll jump to a journaling spark. Or perhaps you'll go straight through from the top and start all over again. It's all good!

Explore Your Next Chapter

You can go it on your own, but I know from working with clients around the world that that's a lonely, isolating way to move forward (and moving forward will be painfully slow). The best way to transition is to learn from someone who has experienced the confusion and uncertainty you're feeling now (been there, done that). Adding a twist of creativity brings joy to the transition process. Grab a cup of coffee or tea, your journal and pen, and join me for an unexpected adventure.

In this experiential workshop, you will learn a creative way to:

  • Discover, clarify, and align with what's calling at this stage of your life.
  • Learn how to say, “No more,” to what’s not working.
  • Identify what’s blocking you from achieving what you really want.
  • Claim a 90-day sweet spot goal that'll inspire action.
  • Add heart to your endeavors as you make space for the new story that's calling.

When you sign up at the ENROLL NOW button at the bottom of the page, you'll get immediate access to the course. And you'll be on your way to big shifts and empowering insights.

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This is something special... playing with words and color and collage to capture the new story that wants to emerge NOW. And trust me; that is such a relief in the midst of big life transitions.

She emerged strong, ready and clear as she walked into her new year.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me HERE. I’m happy to answer your questions or set up a time to chat to see if this is the right program for you.

Leslie Hamp, Creative Catalyst
Forward Momentum Coaching LLC
Helping YOU Create the Life You Crave

Available HERE!

"After retiring from my nursing career and recovering from breast cancer treatment, I was ready for a new chapter in my life but couldn't imagine how to pull it together. Leslie's coaching was invaluable in helping me gain clarity, break through fear, and embrace my calling. I'm beyond excited to offer a safe place for women to explore authenticity, spiritual alignment, and her conscious creation of a beautiful life."

~ Pam Stevenson, RN & Big Hearted Collaborator

"I needed some help and guidance as I was preparing to retire from my 25-year career as a school social worker, so I turned to coaching. I had transformations that I would have never pictured. In a nutshell, I retired on my own terms, became a Master swimmer, started caring for my grandson, and best yet, I became an adjunct professor at a local university. My life has certainly changed for the best, and I attribute that to the aha moments I experienced with Leslie. I learned how to let go and honor the past so I could move forward. I highly recommend coaching with Leslie."

~ Terry Bond-Manville, Adjunct Professor in Social Work, Eastern Michigan University

"When my marriage fell apart after 40 years, I was left wondering how I would support myself. I didn’t recognize my God-given gifts, and I certainly didn’t have the confidence to start a business. Leslie helped me see the possibilities and launch my life-long dream to cater events, teach classes, and delight people with gourmet foods. I couldn't be happier."

~ Jacque Dallenbach, Special Events Director, Live Life Events

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts when you enroll, and you have unlimited access to this course across any and all devices you own for one full year. !YAY!
Who will benefit from the course?
The course is ideal for those in the midst of a life transition that is causing uncertainty, confusion and doubt around next steps as well as for those who want to learn new journaling and visual journaling techniques.
How long will the course take to complete?
Great question. This will mostly depend on how much you plan on working in your art journal. You can choose the prompts to write about or work your way from start to finish. Since you'll have access to the course for a full year, there is no pressure to hurry your way through it. A bit of time between sessions will help you process your most recent journaling.
What if I'm not a writer or artist?
No worries! During the first week, you’ll learn more about journaling and art journaling. Since there really are no rules in either, the course is great for beginners as well as seasoned journalers. In terms of art, if you can cut and paste, you can create a beautiful journal page! I'll show you how to dabble in color and collage as we move forward. It's fun!
What supplies do I need?
You'll need a journal or spiral bound mixed media journal, pen and access to your account. As you move through the course, you'll gather easily available supplies — scissors, magazines, glue, paint, stamps, stencils, ribbon, buttons, and a few optional art supplies including acrylic paints and spray inks (these are fun but totally optional).

Your Instructor

Leslie Hamp
Leslie Hamp

Leslie Hamp, Creative Catalyst, works with positive, pro-active women and men who want clarity, confidence and courage to step into the new story that wants to emerge. Whether it's activating a long-lost dream, launching a new business or encore career or retirement niche, or exploring a whole new life direction, Leslie creates a safe, creative environment for soulful exploration and aha moments.

Leslie is known as a big picture strategizer, activator, motivator, and positive force for good. She holds a Master of Arts in Mass Communication and is a Master Coach, Licensed Passion Project Facilitator, and Certified Journal to the Self Instructor. She's also author of Create the Life You Crave and its companion Beautiful Journal and contributing author of Wide Awake Every Week and Love Stories of the Bay. She's always making things (jewelry, visual journals, audio stories, her own standup paddleboard), is always moving (Pilates, hiking, biking, swimming and skiing), and is always traveling with husband Jim & pooch Sadie.

If you need a champion in your corner, sign up for a course HERE, get the book HERE and join the Create the Life You Crave Nation HERE. "As my dad always said, 'It's a wonderful world.' I'd be honored to help you find your juicy version," LAH

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