We are often unaware of what exactly holds us back in our lives. We want to achieve all for which we strive. We don’t want to lose any more than we have already lost. We continue to be hurt by loved ones. We have blocks in our relationships, our careers, or our finances. We don’t understand why certain things are happening to us , and when we see a problem, it’s tough not to negatively react to it…
Lesley Demetriades is the founder of Creative Collxctive. Lesley founded POP Creative when she realized through her work how under-nurtured creatives are in society today, especially once they’ve graduated from an educational institution and need to develop an “art for commerce” mentality. How does a creative person honor their craft and pay their mortgage?
Lesley was inspired to teach creatives after working in New York City and experiencing the profound benefits awareness work had to offer artists. She continues to coach clients around the world to go beyond the limits of their thoughts and ultimately lead happier, healthier, more creative lives.
Education and Background:
Certified Integrative Wellness and Life Coach
Certified Awareness & Intuitive Mentor
Certified Creativity Coach (Creativity Coaching Association)
BA from Florida State University, additional Masters course work from University of Indianapolis
Professional Background: Film & Television Director/Producer
Types of Clients
Entrepreneurs, Doctors, Lawyers, Business Owners, Physical Therapists, Actors, Writers, Directors, Artists, Designers, Musicians, Dancers, Publicists, Advertising and Public Relations Professionals, Graphic Designers, Teachers and Academics, Accountants, Hairdressers, Journalists, Engineers, Massage Therapists, IT Professionals, Event Planners, and more.
Courtney Ward is an actor, singer, writer, and producer in New York City. She began her awareness training nine years ago to facilitate health, happiness, and success in her personal and professional life and she is motivated to share the tools she has garnered, from her studies and experience. When life is approached from presence and the strength of vulnerability, change and growth can ignite on a micro and/or macro level. Courtney is inspired to mentor people who are interested in turning their perceived obstacles into pathways to achieving their personal and professional dreams.
EDUCATION & BACKGROUND
- Certified Integrative Wellness and Life Coach
- 9 years mentor training with Creative Collxctive
- BFA from Florida State University
Courtney has been my coach for a few years now. It doesn’t feel that way but as I reflect on where I started, I owe a big part of my growth to her patience. A part of what she does best is she becomes a mirror for you. How you speak, how you act, even how you feel; she meets you. I didn’t realize this at first, but once I started to put in the work to ask deeper questions – I fully understood the potential of her gift. She is kind, gentle, and (when you need her to be) blunt. I am so thankful for the amount of care she has placed in herself. She does the work on herself so that she may hold space as I dig into my own patterns and nuts that need to be released. This is HARD work but I’m becoming more comfortable with the unknown. Courtney is a great teacher for those wanting to get their feet wet. She won’t give you the answer, she invites you to discover them yourself. She has been an amazing guide so that, one day, I can guide myself. Hire her. She gives you the tools you need to move through these life cycles while also being as familiar as a good friend.
Creative collxctive has completely changed my life. I was so unaware of what was truly holding me back in my life. HELLO IT WAS ME! I had so much self doubt in my own abilities I remained stuck in a pattern of living in fear.Coached by Courtney and supported by the creative collxctive community since 2020 I have stepped into the life I had only dreamed of living in.Opening yourself up to this practice will make huge changes in your life. Take the drive and live a beautiful & brighter life.