Part experience playing with creative practices as a group.
These build your capacity to imagine, work with empty space, play and have fun no matter what you're creating, listen to where the creative process leads you next, dial down the voice inside that tells you nothing you do is any good, stay focused on what YOU want first and foremost, put constraints around your creative work so it isn't too overwhelming to do, and follow your energy and intuition instead of trying to plan what you can't know yet.
Part creative project accountability group,
To encourage and support you in creating consistently, identifying and taking doable next steps, working through the obstacles that come up along the way, starting and finishing your project, making your work visible and allowing yourself to be seen in more of who you are, honoring your boundaries around how and when to share or receive feedback, allowing your voice while amplifying others' courage and confidence in the process. and experiencing the joy in connecting with others who are just as creative and deep as you are.
Part personalized support along the way.
To meet you right where you are as challenges arise with 1-1 coaching, a whole group session focused on your creative work, regular feedback with a small group & creative coach, weekly opportunities to check in 1-1 during optional work sessions, and weekly Q&A videos in response to what you're running into.
Part in person retreat (also available online).
We'll begin (April 1 & 2) and end (July 29 & 30) with a 2 day, in person retreat in the beautiful Pacific Northwest at Molly's cozy and expansive cabin home overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the Olympic Mountains. You'll gain clarity on your project in community, get to know one another while being in nature, cook together, enjoy natural and delicious food, have space to work individually and with the group, and share your work and what's come up for you in the process in a powerfully facilitated and guided space. Breakfast on both first retreat days; hearty, healthy snacks all 4 days; and one dinner included in program tuition. Lodging is not included.
Women Create is for anyone working to make a creative dream a reality
(even if you're not exactly sure what that dream is yet)...
All ideas are welcome. Creative arts. Business ideas. Exploring next steps in your career. Doing simple things in your daily life you love. You name it. This group supports you in moving towards it. And loving the process!
What You'll Receive In this Experience
Just $349/month for 5 months*
Capped at 12 participants
(*Enroll by March 1 for earlybird rate of $329/month)
Get Comfortable with the Creative Process
15 weekly group sessions to practice creative approaches with others
Begin and end with 2-day retreats to create in new ways that make the process fun
Weekly in-class creativity practices to expand your sense of how to approach your work creatively.
Bonus videos & resources on the creative process
Access to Molly & Group
2, 60 minute 1-1 coaching sessions with Molly
1 group mastermind to work through your real-time project/process needs
Space to check-in 1-1 weekly during post-class optional work sessions
Weekly Q&A videos in response to your questions
Group communication platform
Create in Community
So You Actually Do It!
Optional weekly work sessions with others after our group session.
4 small group feedback sessions with a creativity coach
Space to share your completed work at our final 2-day retreat
Space is Limited. Sign Up for a Discovery Call with Molly.
In this free 60-minute call you'll get a clearer sense of what you'd like to create and whether Women Create is right for you!
"This was such a transformative experience for me. Women Create drastically altered my relationship with creativity. Before I was unable to set boundaries around my art, but now I feel so much autonomy and joy around my work. Molly helped guide me back to myself, and that inner kid that wants to create wildly, abundantly, and often. Art has become such a vital part of my life. Before, I was afraid to let people know I am an artist. Now that I have solid boundaries around my work, I feel called to show people what I'm working on, allowing me to show up in the world more authentically, not just in my art. Creating a safe space for my art has also allowed me to create a safe space for myself. A relationship with creativity is a sacred form of connectivity with yourself."
Safe & Supportive Community
"The community aspect of Women Create was rich. Creating is so vulnerable, but I feel such love, companionship, and joy for the people I created alongside. These connections felt deep and authentic. Sharing such an intimate extension of yourself is a risk. But Molly encourages you to share and open yourself up at your own pace, of your own accord. The community was warm and supportive, which almost made it harder not to open yourself up eventually. The reward on the other side is a more confident, artistic, aware, sensitive, and courageous person."
"I experienced more consistent sparks of joy because I was doing something I love (drawing/creating/ thinking deeply) more often. Women Create made space to dig into my soul's true desires. And provided support as I poked around and explored those desires throughout the class."
Sense of Creativity Expands
"I knew I had a creative side I wanted to make more room for. But I didn't know how expansive my CREATE was before taking this class. I thought drawing/sketching was my create. Turns out my art is cooking, writing, dancing, singing, bringing people together, building/fixing, gardening, arts/crafts, adventuring. Creating is so integral to my being. I'm glad I can now give that part of me the credit and love that it needs. I now give myself more self love more often. I recognize and accomplish small creative feats more consistently. More consistent creating = more self love. Depression feels a little more manageable when it comes around."
Big Picture of the Program
Women's Life & Creativity Coach
"You have a really loud inner critic!"
Not exactly the words I wanted to hear from my writing coach. But the moment they left her mouth I knew they were true. The last time I'd let myself do anything creative was a college art class which I dropped after 3 days when we had to start drawing in pen and critiquing others' work. Even though I didn't really know what an inner critic was at the time, I did know this: Anytime I tried to create something (like writing my memoir) or follow my curiosity when I didn't know where it was leading, I faced a wall of vulnerability and resistance so huge it was certain to stop me in my creative tracks. Surely, what I was doing was no good. And mattered to no one. Where would I even start? And what would keep me from quitting like I always had before? To top it off, I wasn't even sure I could justify creating with the world's problems vying for my attention and needing my help!
That was years ago...
Since then, I've learned the art of reclaiming joy and creativity as a consistent force in my life. Now, I know how to work with myself and resistance, fear, and doubt while creating. I make space to create no matter what's going on in my life or what the world expects of me. And I no longer try to make everything I create excellent by others' standards, wrecking enjoyment of the process and stifling my authentic voice. This has been such a huge gift in my life. Learning to imagine and play and bring these to my work and life has taken me so many places I never expected at the outset. Now, I start my day by creating what I love. I let myself have my say for the day before anything else. And I no longer let myself be swept away in incessantly striving to fix the endless array of world problems. What if my creative work and what I love is enough? I think it is.
What I'm creating & doing in the world these days...
I'm nearing the completion of my memoir, learning to play the banjo, gardening and cooking new recipes with what I grow, and imagining possibilities for regenerating the land and building a home on our island property. The work I love most is as a women's life and creativity coach, leading hybrid and online programs to support women in accessing and reclaiming their voice, power, creativity and love and bringing these to their life and the world. I'm happiest working with smart, deep women who've always known they're different and are tired of being invisible or seen for only a small part of who they are. I also teach at Western Washington University. There I design experiences to help students of all ages trust what lights them up, drop what doesn't, reconnect with creativity, and experience connection in community.
It matters to me that this program is accessible to anyone who feels called to participate. At the same time, it matters to me that I model valuing my time and self in how I design and price programs. And, at the very same time, it matters to me that this program benefit the world. If you'd like to participate and cost is an issue, please reach out. If you'd like to participate and you'd love to help make this program more accessible for other women (including their capacity to travel to the in-person retreat), please reach out. Together, we can do more than alone. And I'm excited to see what we can make possible in support of a diverse and intergenerational group of participants.