Jill Jones
Certified Creativity Coach

About Jill

Jill Jones is a visual artist with more than 20 years experience as an instructor, mentor, and training professional. She served as training director of a large state social services organization and worked in public sector organizations for 16 years before becoming a private consultant. In each level of employment she cultivated coaching skills and adopted creative approaches to both her instruction/training style as well as her management methods.

As a visual artist, Jill experiences the issues and challenges of building a creative life. She has experienced significant improvements and advancement through creativity coaching work. Jill's acrylic paintings and mixed media work has appeared in art shows, galleries, magazines, zines and other venues. She currently writes and illustrates the ARTsparks column in ARTitude. She has also contributed essays and illustrations to a new book from North Light Books publications entitled Kaleidoscope: Ideas and Projects to Spark Your Creativity which is in bookstores and available on line as of February 2007. She has contributed art and articles to various art and creativity publications such as The Studio, ARTitude and Somerset publications. Jill is also the energy behind BrainWaves Art Studios, and serves as the editor and publisher for BrainWaves, the art and creativity zine.

Jill is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay with a degree in Fine Arts and a collateral concentration in Arts Education and Communication-Action.  She has taken courses from Eric Maisel, Gail McMeekin and others at the forefront of the creativity coaching field and is certified through the Creativity Coaching Association Accreditation Program. Jill is an active member of the Creativity Coaching Association and an active board member of her local art association.

"As an artist I have a passion for the creative process. As a trainer and instructor, I have always been intrigued with the connections between the learning process, idea generation, and the creative urge. In creativity coaching these areas come together and provide a framework to help unblock creative work. As a creativity coach, I combine my unique experiences into a cohesive, innovative approach to help you tap into your creative motivations and move your creative work forward. I look forward to working with you soon."

Jill currently resides in sunny Southern California with her encouraging husband and an enthusiastically eclectic collection of art.