Swimming North

Swimming North


Creative wellness coaching: guiding you toward a healthy balance of mind, body, spirit, and creativity

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You have a creative dream. Maybe you're already engaged in living it, but have run into a rough spot. Or maybe your dream is something you've always meant to get to, but you somehow end up doing other things. Whether your dream is a book you never get around to writing, a project that never gets past the planning stages, or some other endeavor that gets lost in procrastination, resistance, overwhelm, perfectionism, self criticism or just plain old busyness - you have come to the right place.


About Me

I'm Kerry Schafer, and I know how much it hurts to be blocked from a creative calling. I spent a large chunk of my life putting everything and everyone else  first, not understanding that my need to write is exactly that: a need. Not a luxury, or a frivolous waste of time, but a process as vital to my well being as food.

I offer a unique approach to coaching, combining the wealth of self knowledge accessible through the Myers-Briggs Temperament Indicator with the mindful, empowering techniques of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching and elements of holistic health.

I'm a bestselling author who has published both traditionally and independently, a licensed mental health professional and an RN. I'm also a certified Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach and a certified Myers-Briggs practitioner. Most of all, I'm a human being on a journey, and I'd love to share that journey with you.




Client Reviews

After spending several years on an impossible book, I finally finished it. I feel so liberated that I finally sorted it out, and found my way through. Kerry started me on the path.
— New York Times bestselling author and literary agent, Deidre Knight
Huge thanks to Kerry Schafer for helping me across the finish line—if you’re ever stuck, I HIGHLY recommend her creativity coaching!
— Elizabeth Blackwell, author
Kerry Schafer is one of those exceptional people you just want to be around. Wise, funny, and insightful. I made progress because showing up to her sessions were a uniquely delightful experience, her fun follow-ups were creative and inspiring, she was intuitive enough to see things that I missed. If you’re not getting to your creative passion, you don’t respond to most coaching models, and you like fun, I highly recommend you give Kerry a try.
— Jill Badonsky, Author and Founder of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching Training
Kerry’s style of coaching will take you on an unexpected journey that will unlock your imagination.
— M.B., Client
Kerry was a joy to work with, thoughtful and easy to talk to. Her down to earth approach leads to beneficial outcomes. Her creative spirit is infectious and allows a natural unfolding of small steps toward your goals. I found her an insightful and empathetic coach and a pleasure to work with.
— Vicky-Jane Newman