Success is Sweetest

Hello! I’m Janice. I’m a life coach based in New York.

Except, just between you & me, I’m really a project coach.

I help amazing people start, test, tweak and finish amazing projects — by guiding them through an evidence-based, crazy-effective process called Creative Trails.

I believe in shaking things up. I love what happens when raw material meets magic. And I think getting out on the trail and just doing it is super-sassy.

This is my online home, where all the good stuff happens.

Ha. Who am I kidding? The good stuff happens offline, in real time. But this is where you can get to know me, find out how to WORK & PLAY with me, sign up for NOTES FROM THE TRAIL, and grab a free tool (or two).

I’m so happy you’re here.
Because now we get to make things.
And making things is the sweetest.



Notes From The Trail

Justin Bieber Just Won’t Behave…

“Egg -throwing, hard-partying, arrest-resisting… wowza, Justin Bieber just won’t behave.”

Reading the ROLLING STONE is a happy indulgence. It's got what I like. Gonzo journalism + good poetics. But, I'm in no mood for Bieber - so, I switch gears to ponder Pablo Neruda, Maya Angelou and Garcia Lorca.

Now, I'm steeped in the mystics, laureates, and rebels. One a day - like vitamins for the soul.



It's no surprise most poets lead a double life.

Professor. Accountant. Clerk.

Some stoners, scores of loners, and a few outlaws.

Writing poetry is a hard-to-pin-down calling – but it's one that gives us (measured + unmeasured) gulf winds in idle trees and a constellation of firefly's. Bra aw!

And then there’s the metaphor.

Here’s a thing or two:

Thing #1. Code Switch (in true Code Switch fashion) crowdsourced a communal poem.

Thing #2. The Village Voice created DIAL A POEM.

Dial 1-347-618-6376 and follow the prompts.

Call. I promise, it will delight.

But really, I just want to gush about a few unicorns with a poetic calling of another kind.

ART | Barbara Diane Barry’s book is OUT! PAINTING YOUR WAY OUT OF THE CORNER is a beautifully illustrated step by step guide that gets us unstuck + strengthens our creative groove.

DANCE | Lauren Adams short film ANGEL(S) ON FIRE is a breathtaking + sublime reminder of poetry in motion.

KINDNESS | Justine Lackey’s 40 ACTS BY 40 is a heartwarming journey that’s changing the world one act of loving kindness at a time.

:: If you're jonesing to start + create amazing projects and you want to world premiere em' face to face - enrollment for Spring | Summer is now open.

Hi - ho!