Karmen Lizzul is a successful creative by any standard. Over the past twenty years she's worked at some of the more influential magazines in country, staring out at Spy magazine under Graydon Carter and moving successfully along designing for the likes of Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, and The New York Times. She's currently the Creative Director at Family Circle magazine. What could she know about finding her true voice when she's already using it?
Well, as it turns out, Karmen's passion for expression was more than visual representation. She realized she wanted to write. Her journey, from successful designer to novelist with an MFA, is the kind of change that fascinates me the most. She didn't need, or want to blow up her life. She just wanted to do some tweaking. In some ways, this is the hardest path.
Knowing what she knows now, she realized there were plenty of frustrated creatives out there, whether working in banking or baking. Lizzul wanted to share the tools that helped her transition, and so became a life coach with a special emphasis on creative types. Check her out her website, where she's even got a free ebook to help you get started writing your own book.
Lizzul trained as a Professional Coach through IPEC, the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching which is ICF accredited. She received her BFA from School of Visual Arts in New York, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine arts. She has won numerous awards in Graphic Design and is currently finishing up her first novel. She knows the creative life, she lives it.
Join us as we discuss her coaching and how you can make changes in your life on Tuesday, February 25 at 8pm EST. Use #couragetochange, @karmenlizzul and @lisakirchner.
And, as always, if you you have a story we need to tell, I’d LOVE to hear from you. If you think you’d make good radio, email Me! Or check out my blog.