The Creative Superheroes podcast is a place to gather inspiration and learn from a wide range of Creative Superheroes. These are brilliant authors, artists, coaches and teachers who can help us cultivate more courage, more aliveness and more joy. Your host, Andrea Scher, is passionate about the sweet spot where creativity and personal growth intersect.
CSP #80: Ease + joy in creative business with Kelly Rae Roberts
Big news! Waaaaay back in 2008 @kellyraeroberts and I shared an art studio in Berkeley. We had only met a few weeks before at a gathering of women who had been blogging since the early days. There was a moment when a comment was made about me in the circle and it stung. I don’t actually remember the comment and of course it doesn’t matter anyway! What I do remember is that Kelly (who was seated next to me on the couch) reached over without saying a word and squeezed my hand.
In that one gesture, she communicated so much to me. “I see you. I’ve got you.”
And that’s when we became friends.
@kellyraeroberts and I have supported one another for all these years since - in creating online courses and workshops and just generally masterminding together in our creative businesses. We have launched dozens of offerings and led thousands of women through learning experiences online. We have always wanted to collaborate together, but nothing ever stuck - until now!
AND YOU ARE INVITED! 💕
To spend 8 weeks with us planning, creating and launching YOUR online offering. We call it Idea to Done because we are focused on helping you bring your project to completion. Not just a cool idea, but something you put out in the world.
Have you ever wanted to offer an e-course? A membership community? A coaching circle? Some mini-classes on your website?
CSP #79: Succulent Wild Woman - an interview with SARK
SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) is a bestselling author, artist, inspirationalist and acclaimed teacher and mentor. Her purpose in life is to be an uplifter, transformer and laser beam of love- she offers that with love through her art, words and spirit.
CSP #78: Between the Mountain and the Sky with Maggie Doyne
Originally from New Jersey, Maggie Doyne has dedicated her life to educating children and empowering women. At age 19, Maggie used her life savings to build a home for orphaned children in war-ravaged Nepal. Maggie then created the BlinkNow Foundation to sustain, grow, and support Kopila Valley Children’s Home and School in Nepal, and to serve as a vehicle to share her ideas with the world. She believes that in the blink of an eye, we can all make a difference.
Her work was championed by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof in a cover story for The New York Times Magazine. She has been recognized by Elizabeth Gilbert, Katie Couric, and Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan of Sussex. She shares her memoir in Between the Mountain and the Sky: A Mother’s Story of Love, Loss, Healing, and Hope.
CSP #77 Interview with Wonder Seeker Katy Sewall
Katy Sewall is a radio producer and host. When she moved to Rome, it was after 11 years at KUOW Public Radio, NPR Seattle, where she was Senior Producer (and occasional host) of Weekday with Steve Scher. She has interned with RadioLab and toured with A Prairie Home Companion. Her series The Radio Retrospective, about radio's Golden Age, has aired on radio stations all over the United States. She also a writer and a podcast consultant. Reach her at radiokaty at gmail.com.
CSP #76 Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise with authors Leigh Marz + Justin Talbot Zorn
Justin Talbot Zorn has served as both a policymaker and a meditation teacher in the U.S. Congress. A Harvard- and Oxford-trained specialist in the economics and psychology of well-being, Justin has written for the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, and other publications. He is cofounder of Astrea Strategies, a consultancy that bridges contemplation and action, helping leaders and teams envision and communicate solutions to complex challenges. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife and three children.
Leigh Marz is a collaboration consultant and leadership coach for major universities, corporations, and federal agencies as well as a longtime student of pioneering researchers and practitioners of the ritualized use of psychedelic medicines in the West. In her professional work, she has led diverse initiatives, including a training program to promote an experimental mindset among teams at NASA and a decade-long cross-sector collaboration to reduce toxic chemicals in products, in partnership with Green Science Policy Institute, Harvard University, IKEA, Google, and Kaiser Permanente. She is the cofounder of Astrea Strategies. Leigh lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband and daughter.
CSP #75: Darshana Avila of Sex, Love + Goop
Darshana Avila is a somatic sex and intimacy coach and has created the Map of Erotic Wholeness as a path to personal liberation in service to our collective sexual liberation.
Her unique style of somatic sex and intimacy coaching weaves together an integral approach drawing upon trauma-informed, nature-based, and a justice-oriented approach – all of which invites more presence, pleasure, and passion into the lives and relationships of those she guides.
Website: darshanaavila.com Instagram: @EroticWholeness Netflix: Sex, Love and Goop -- Watch the trailer here
A Fave Rave!
The minute I found out about this podcast, I immediately added it to my faves! It has everything—insight, inspiration, fun, and authenticity! Andrea is my “SuperShero” who truly stoked my creative energy!
I love these interviews and Andrea!!!! So many phenomenal people and really important, helpful, smart and uplifting talks. It’s definitely one I know is going to be good every time I listen!
Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🔥
Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the world, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Andrea does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of actualizing a life you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!