Greg Blake Miller’s
CREATIVITY COACHING • STORYTELLING TRAINING • DISCUSSION FACILITATION
Every day, creative thinkers like you leave cherished projects on the shelf. Think of the great ideas that never get expressed, the stories that never get told. At Olympian Creative Coaching, we’ll help you take action, break through blocks, and complete the projects you’ve dreamed of.
Olympian Creative. We help creative minds flourish.
Since 2014, we’ve been coaching creative professionals, community leaders, talented
students, and smart folks with a story to tell.
Schedule a free introductory session.
“Greg Blake Miller and Olympian Creative helped me think through the structure and storyline of my documentary film about Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, a project that would not be half as good had Greg not been there to offer his unique angle of vision and generous spirit … Now I can’t imagine doing a film or any project without Greg being by my side.”
– Kerry Candaele, Director, Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony, part of the documentary film trilogy Beethoven | Hero.
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★ THE BIG PICTURE ★
Olympian Creative helps people transform their lives and communities through
the power of creative endeavor.
★ THE COACHING JOURNEY ★
A Dialogue Designed for Success
Olympian Creative director Greg Blake Miller, Ph.D., is an award-winning teacher, editor, writer, and communication specialist. He has worked with creative professionals, community leaders, and talented students in print and on film, on stage and online. He works with clients both one-on-one and in group workshops.
After you schedule your free introductory session, your coaching journey with Dr. Miller unfolds in three steps:
1. Analyze: Dr. Miller will learn about your gifts, get to know your goals, and discuss your challenges.
2. Plan: Dr. Miller will work with you to prioritize your goals and develop a customized plan for mentoring and project development.
3. Implement: Now it’s time to put the plan in to action. Through continuing dialogue, creative exercises, and evaluation of the project-in-process, you will not only work toward completion of concrete projects, but also develop your gifts in ways that will enhance your future work and overall creative wellbeing.
Greg Blake Miller is a great coach—and he is so much more than that. Over the course of our year working together on a memoir project, Greg has challenged me to go deeper into my story, provoked important questions, inspired me to become a more authentic and skilled writer. He has built my confidence, gently coached my weaknesses and accompanied me through the rigors of remembering and telling my family’s story.
– Suzanne Dalitz, author of the forthcoming memoir Princess of the Desert Inn
★ THE WORK ★
Champion Your Creativity
At Olympian Creative, we’ll help you clarify your goals, confront your challenges, and complete the projects you’ve dreamed of.
We help creative minds flourish.
★ CREATIVITY COACHING ★
Customized Mentoring for Unconventional Thinkers
What does it take to harness your creativity and put it into action? Your capacity for creative thought is real, powerful, and relevant. But we’ve all faced the anxiety that comes with trusting the gift and putting it to work. The deployment of creativity requires practice, persistence, and a pinch of reckless confidence.
A little help comes in handy, too.
That’s where we come in.
When you train with Olympian Creative, each session is customized to your needs and creative goals. We’ll help you take stock of your challenges and opportunities, transcend conventional thinking, and respond to an ever-changing environment with confidence and originality.
As your work continues, you’ll break through blocks and creative anxiety. You’ll discover fresh insights, organize them effectively, and communicate them with style and passion. Best of all, you’ll gain the creative clarity and confidence to complete cherished projects. We’ll help you find your edge in the world—your own “creative genome”—and make it active in your work, your life and your community.
★ STORYTELLING TRAINING ★
Seeing Is Believing
When you create an effective narrative, you are inviting your audience to see what you see. Your characters—whether real or fictional—act and dream; they strive and stumble and occasionally triumph. They draw audience members into their world, subtly revealing its atmosphere, ironies and insights. As a storyteller, you are creating a powerful, immersive experience.
But great storytelling—the kind that moves an audience, provokes thought and refuses to be forgotten—is challenging. Even experienced communicators know it’s helpful to have a partner in the process. At Olympian Creative, we’ll help you harness your creativity and develop powerful, meaningful narratives with memorable characters, compelling action, effective structure and impactful ideas. You’ll discover fresh insights, innovative approaches and growing confidence.
Whether you’re writing a book, crafting a company narrative or simply looking to grow as a creative communicator, our dialogue-based method will help you sharpen your vision, find your story and achieve your goals.
★ DISCUSSION FACILITATION ★
Olympian Creative for Your Team
Olympian Creative also works with companies to craft narrative strategies, mentor employees, conduct retreats, and facilitate creative discussion. These programs increase morale, inspire innovative thinking, spark personal development and promote camaraderie. Read our client testimonials to see how Olympian Creative can help your team.
“Working with Greg Blake Miller and Olympian Creative is pure excitement. Greg has an electric energy that is infectious; he moves away from the conventional, challenges the mundane and inspires creative thinking.”
– Randy Lavigne, Hon. AIA, Executive Director,
American Institute of Architects Nevada and AIA Las Vegas
★ THE APPROACH ★
Observe • Connect • Structure
Through your work, you’ll master the seven indispensable steps in the creative process:
1. Close Observation | The art of seeing and listening
2. Critical reassessment of goals | What do you want? What do you need? What do you hope to create and why?
3. Idea generation | Discovery through dialogue
4. Narrative development | Thinking in moments, characters and challenges
5. Connection with the wider culture | Making ideas matter
6. Structure and presentation | Clarity, openness and elegance
7. Follow-through | Finishing what you start
Greg’s work has been akin to that of a patient gardener: tilling the earth by challenging accepted conventions, sowing creative analysis, watering the soil with inspiration and encouragement and finally helping us reap the harvest of clear and creative messaging and a vibrant company culture.
– Eric M. Roberts, AIA, President and CEO, KNIT: Designing Community
★ THE CONCEPT: THINKING IN TIME ★
What Can Thinking in Time Do for You?
Creativity involves looking closer, seeing what is hidden, and generating fresh ideas from what one finds. Our creative method, “Thinking in Time,” slows down the game of life, sees each moment clearly, and grasps the possibilities embedded in those moments.
Thinking in Time leverages the “three C’s of story craft”—character, challenge and chronotope—to enrich the creative process on two levels: the level of the creator (that’s you) and the level of the created (that’s your project). These levels exist in a beneficial feedback loop: Your ability to observe and connect empowers your project; your project, in turn, supercharges your observational skills.
Both you and your project inhabit a place and time—a chronotope—and by “freezing the frame” and examining these time-spaces in greater detail, you’ll reveal exciting new solutions. This creative deceleration promotes open-mindedness, self-awareness, curiosity, originality, problem-solving, and the grit required for leadership and artistic endeavor.
★ GET STARTED TODAY ★
Ready, Set, Create!
We help creative minds flourish.
Text and photos © Greg Blake Miller 2020.