- We have come together to create a space and build community around living joyfully.
- We create immersive experiences that help you CONNECT, CREATE, GROW, AND PLAY
Every business has a beginning, and we feel this collaborative started over 20 years ago individually and began manifesting in magical fashion early 2019 to what you see today.
“Live and grow in alignment with your authentic self to create a life you love”
“Live empowered with intention and childlike wonder doing what sets your soul on fire”
Our Creative Compass
Lauri and Shannon came together much like yin (Lauri) and yang (Shannon) to create a space and build community around living joyfully.
Here at the Creative Compass Collaborative Lauri and Shannon combine their varied skill sets and coaching strategies to create a rare combination of offerings that capture the holism of things. Despite very different backgrounds, personalities and life experiences, Lauri and Shannon unexpectedly came together through a coffee shop owner who noticed they were both working on business plans that were remarkably similar.
Even before meeting they unknowingly shared a passion for building a community that would integrate the mind body and spirit. From their own individual experience, it was clear that working on the mind, body and spirit separately was not as effective as combining them together in supportive experiences. That shared goal paved the way for these two opposite personalities to thrive working together.
Lauri is very spiritually intuitive while also integrating the logic of science and psychology in her teaching and coaching approach. She also grounds most of her strategies and suggestions in personal experience. Lauri has had to push through many hardships as a single mother on a low income. She is openly authentic and is not going to have you do something she hasn’t worked through and seen results with.
Shannon is also highly intuitive and brings her spirituality and creative talents to her program development and coaching. Her mindful approach comes from her inner work and healing through trauma and profound loss. Shannon also grounds her coaching and creative groups in her personal experience which brings both an inner wisdom and a childlike wonder to her work. She is highly tuned into the importance of being present and honoring all of the precious moments life has to offer.
Lauri and Shannon believe that the Whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
By working together they create and offer immersive experiences in self in awareness, creative expression, health and wellness and pure fun. Lauri and Shannon also work with local businesses and practitioners create unique community events that combine many talents and resources for participants to enjoy.
Together we are stronger and as a community we help each other grow.
Lauri Maynard, MA, LMHC, CPC
Growing Forward Inc.
Certified Personal Coach, Licensed Holistic / Mental Health Counselor, Program Developer, Author
"It is my mission to help people wake up to who they really are. Underneath all that we think we know is a vast wealth of potential just waiting to be realized. Science is tapping into it, spiritual leaders are talking about it and the arts are expressing it. It is there for all of us. No matter who you are, or what you are going through, you have an inner wisdom that knows what you need and can point you in the right direction of finding out what to do next."
Certified Personal Coaching
"Growing the Whole Way"
Workshops as scheduled
Lauri has worked hard to push through many life struggles and transform them into steps that have helped her evolve into the person she is today. As a single parent without the aid of financial assistance or a support network she had to figure out how to make personal changes by blind faith and falling down many times. Her efforts to get up, reset and keep going were the building blocks to the Growing The Whole Way program she developed.
Lauri graduated from Salve Regina University with a degree in Holistic Counseling. She then went on to get licensed as a Mental Health Counselor and a certification as a Personal Coach. In her work she recognizes that each of us has a perfectly chaotic and meaningful journey. Through experience she also knows self awareness, self care and support are the basics for a more peaceful path to your next goal. Despite the early difficulty she had cultivating these basics in her own life she did find that with certain tools she was able to access levels of awareness that opened doors for support and opportunity. For Lauri Growing The Whole Way isn’t just a program it’s how she learned to live and find joy when everything else failed.
Today Lauri’s two children are grown and she has a thriving full time coaching and counseling practice. She especially enjoys her groups and classes where she can be present as her students wake up and live their true happiness. As a partner in the Creative Compass Collaborative Lauri also loves to help others bring together the community and support she wasn’t able to access when she was beginning to step into herself.
Lets Get Growing…
For class schedule or to sign up see Calendar
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Shannon Tibbetts, CPC
Imaginif Media, LLC
Intuitive Coach, Creative Consultant & Strategist, Immersive Program Developer, ArtIst
"I use art, energy, nature, and intentional tools to guide others on their own path of self awareness in order to discover their inner joy, unique gifts, and personal power to walk this messy life with intention and childlike wonder. I hope to have some small part in filling the world with more difference makers, more joy, and more healthy people, mind body and spirit. “
Certified & Intuitive Personal Coaching
Life is Messy. Now What?
Workshops as scheduled
Art: watercolor , acrylic, clay, and energy infused workshops
Games: inclusive group, immersive role playing, family fun
Magic Inside: vision boards, self care, personal development, discovering your personal power
Keep going: workshop series on surviving and thriving after trauma, based on the first year of my long journey of grief after my son died of an overdose on Block Island at the age of 22.
Shannon is a certified and intuitive coach and helps people discover where their joy lives. Shannon is especially talented in creating innovative ideas to reach goals and work towards the future and her childlike ability to treat everyday like an adventure helps others see the possibilities in their own life. Both an artist and energy worker she believes everyone has magic inside them and guides them to find their own authenticity.
She is the CEO of Imaginif Media LLC and provides creative services and solutions for clients through program development, talent resourcing and community engagement.
Shannon has a degree in Television Production with 25 years in the Media and Marketing Industry and has received several awards for both broadcast and marketing. Her extensive Management and Technology expertise combined with educational program development and event coordination provides an unmatched resource for increasing awareness and ongoing program development.
In addition, Shannon has experience creating hands-on educational programs from preschool through adult and in 2015 began focusing on the importance of getting families more connected with how to fuel their mind, body and spirit for a whole self wellness approach. In 2018 she formed Intentional Heart, a 501(3)C non profit, with the mission to create immersive experiences, retreats, workshops and programming that enrich and empower everyone’s life. After the recent death of her son July 2018, at the age of 22, she outlined wave22, a program aimed at young adults to provide them with a “mental and physical playground” during the most critical time of their life and offer a practical and exciting solution for the addiction epidemic in this country. This program is currently under development and fundraising is underway.
She worked locally with the Ayers Foundation to develop their Dig Deep program, a community wide basic gardening initiative, to educate and gather for the purpose of helping people to understand our bodies’ connection with food, how it is grown, and the nutritional benefits of locally sourced food and sustainable agriculture.
She is an artist and child at heart and uses this playful approach to guide the individual and provide unique opportunities for personal growth.
Visit the studio to see what is currently available for sale or contact the artist directly. Prices listed include a donation to charity that will be made in the artists name.
Acrylic on Canvas
Christina DiFabio Savas
website: in progress!
My work will be shown at the upcoming shows:
Virtu Art Festival 2020, Westerly RI: May 23/24
Narragansett Art Festival 2020, Narragansett RI: June
For Custom Artwork- please call/email.