I have been in the personal empowerment business since 1976 and feel grateful everyday to have had the opportunity to inspire and guide clients navigating the challenges of change for over 25 years. I began as a child and family therapist with a strong commitment to prevention programs. I then became fascinated with the concept of “why do so many people hate their jobs?” This question prompted me to pursue a certificate in Human Resource Management with a focus on career and organizational development.I started my own business of career consulting, organizational workshops, and projects in 1982 called Guided Growth. After a challenging schedule of clients and training programs, it was time to slow down and begin developing learning products. At the request of many of my stress management workshop participants, I created my first product: a workshop-on-audiotape called Positive Choices: From Stress to Serenity, complete with a mini-workbook and visualizations, and enticing music by my talented brother.My own creative renaissance unfolded and I started painting, writing, and studying the lives of creative men and women. I then became outraged that there were not positive, viable role models for modern-day, sane, creative women, so I wrote my first book, The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A Portable Mentor (Conari Press), which appeared in March of 2000 and sold out its first printing in 8 weeks, and has been a best-seller. In 2001, Conari Press published my second book, The Power of Positive Choices: Adding and Subtracting Your Way to a Great Life. Since then, I changed the name of my business to Creative Success, completed the training program with the Coaches Training Institute in California, began my monthly e-zine, and gained national exposure as an expert. I have since published 3 e-Books: The Path to Creative Success and Boost Your Creativity, Productivity, and Profits in 21 Steps, and the Creativity Courage Cards, which are both an e-book and a deck of printed cards. In addition to radio and television appearances, my work has been featured in Redbook, The Boston Globe, Health, Investor’s Business Daily, Boston Business Journal, Woman’s Day, Shape, One Spirit Bookclub, First for Women, etc., as well on the Career Center on AOL. I am a member of the Creativity Coaching Association, and the Association of Career Professionals.I had two new books released from Conari/RedwheelWeiser this year: The 12 Secrets of Highly Successful Women: A Portable Mentor for Creative Women (Conari Press) and The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women Journal (Conari Press). I am very excited about both of them! I have also initiated a new program called VIP Days, for intensive work on a creative project or business.