Eric Maisel has worked as, first, a family therapist, and for the past thirty as a creativity coach, coaching creative and performing artists, training creativity coaches, and writing seminal books on coaching that include Coaching the Artist Within, Inside Creativity Coaching, Secrets of a Creativity Coach, and the forthcoming The Creativity Workbook for Coaches and Creatives. His books for creative and performing artists include Fearless Creating, Mastering Creative Anxiety, Creative Recovery, Creativity for Life, and The Van Gogh Blues. In his work in the areas of life purpose and meaning, Dr. Maisel has written Life Purpose Boot Camp and developed the philosophy of life known as kirism.
In his work in the areas of critical psychology and critical psychiatry, he has served as editor for parent resources at Mad in America, been active in the global movement to find alternatives to the DSM and the ICD models, and presented lectures and workshops nationally and internationally, for example providing the keynote for the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry. Dr. Maisel maintains an active international creativity coaching practice and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. He can be found at ericmaisel.com, thefutureofmentalhealth.com, and kirism.com
Widely regarded as America’s foremost creativity coach, Dr. Maisel trains creativity coaches, maintains an international creativity coaching practice, leads workshops in locations like London, Paris, Rome, Prague, Dublin, and Berlin, and is the author of books for creative and performing artists like Fearless Creating, The Creativity Book, and Making Your Creative Mark and books for those who coach and counsel artists like Inside Creativity Coaching, Secrets of a Creativity Coach, and Coaching the Artist Within. You can learn more about Dr. Maisel at ericmaisel.com