My name is Jill Winski. I’m a writer, a creativity coach, and a Martha Beck Certified Life Coach. My own fears around my creativity inspired me to create The Artist’s Nest. It’s a safe space to talk about creativity, self, and getting unstuck.
No one is going to judge you here, so feel free to chime in and comment on any article that speaks to you. If public comments are not your thing, I’d still love to hear from you — you’re welcome to email me with any thoughts or ideas for topics you’d like me to write about at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some stuff you might like to know about me:
I’ve been journaling non-stop since I was thirteen. I can literally look up any week of my life from 1984 onward and find out what I was angsting about, what thrilled me, who I had a torturous crush on, or what movie I was obsessing over. I’m a big believer in the power of journaling.
I have a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from the fabulous graduate writing program at Columbia College Chicago.
My struggles with creativity and self led me to discover the writing of Martha Beck, and to go through life coach training with her. This was an amazing process. I love working with others on their own struggles with creativity, identity, and relationships. I’m a coach for many of the same reasons I’m a writer: I’m deeply curious about people and what motivates them to do what they do. Or not to do what they don’t do.
I am owned by the most awesome cat ever. I adore capuchin monkeys.
I am an introvert and an HSP.
I love perfume. My favorite perfumer is Jean-Claude Ellena. He created Vetiver Tonka and Bois Farine, two of the many perfumes that make me swoooooon.
My favorite movie, if forced to pick one, is Jaws. “It’s only an island if you look at it from the water.”
Contact me at email@example.com