Hi, I'm Chelsey and I am an artist. I have worked in various disciplines in the arts for over 20 years (from performance to producing!) Each experience has been fulfilling in a different way. But when I began consulting I noticed something. Meetings turned into deep dives, creative brainstorming and empowerment sessions. These connections lit me up and left me buzzing. I hadn't felt so excited about my OWN creative expression, well ever! I felt a light shining from within. So I asked myself: How can I help others feel this? How can I encourage creative well-being?
At the same time, I found Reiki (or I should say, Reiki found me). At a pivotal point during the pandemic when we were all going within, I began the practice of Reiki. This practice came into my orbit for a reason. Reiki allows you to self-heal, self-discover and self-direct your life. It can reveal your deepest knowing and creative light by moving energy.
Throughout my career there have been resounding themes: seeing the highest potential in others, encouraging them to discover what lights them up, and motivating them to follow their own creative path. The work I’ve always been doing, led me to Creativity Coaching. I am here to empower you to discover your inner creativity, unleash it and express it in a way that aligns with who you truly are on the planet. It's time to allow your light to shine!
Chelsey Shannon has worked extensively in the arts as a producer, production consultant and non-profit Director over the span of her theater career. Her most prominent leadership role in the theater community was Co-Founder/Director of The New York Children's Theater Festival, a non-profit supporting artists as they develop new theater for young audiences. As Festival Director, she oversaw more than 15 full scale productions over 5 years. As a producer, Chelsey has worked on numerous theater projects including: Walken on Sunshine (Executive Producer), which debuted at the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival; BEYOND (Dramaturge/ Producer) New Feathers Reading Festival 2022; Character (Associate Producer) part of Prospect Theater Company's Dark Night series. She also worked as a Producing Associate with Gables Grove Productions, working on:
Re-Usable the Musical (The Bronx Zoo) and productions for Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Lines. As a consultant for over 6 years, Chelsey has worked with many organizations, artists and producers in New York City including The 14th St Y, Harridan Productions and The PlayGround Experiment. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from Point Park University and is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association.
Chelsey is a Certified Usui Reiki II Practitioner and a Certified Life Coach (The Life Purpose Institute *an International Coaching Federation accredited school). As a Reiki II Practitioner she is in the process of studying to become a Reiki Master/Teacher. Chelsey has been coaching individuals with a focus on discovering their unique creative light and unleashing it to align with their purpose on this planet.
Chelsey works in New York City in person, and virtually with clients across the US. She resides in New York City with her husband, two amazing little boys and their hermit crabs: Christopher and Hulk.