“I love my painting. It glows.”
Change is an intense time in our personal stories. When our lives are turned upside down in the face of a deeply challenging situation, it is time to go within in deeper ways than we ever have. If you are experiencing powerful shifts in your life or are considering making a major transition, this private coaching is for you.
If you have a desire to work with avant-garde visual processes to dig deep into your inner world at this time of inquiry and creative choice, I welcome you to this experience with hope and excitement.
Change is an opportunity for deep transformation where clarity, direction, inspiration, inner alignment and healing are available if only we pay attention. CHANGE CAN BE THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO YOU.
To navigate change with intention, invest in a skilled guide who
Sophie Michaud is a gifted teacher and artist with an innate ability to distill what matters most in the lives of those she serves. Her unstoppable drive and unshakeable faith is a balm for these uncertain times we live in. Through her unique blend of creative processes and active dreaming techniques she will skillfully and artfully lead you to a life of more joy, creativity, purpose and meaning. Working with Sophie you will feel supported, guided, nourished, and completely heard while transforming at speeds you never knew possible. She is a woman of high integrity who walks her talk and shows others what is possible with an unwavering faith in their inner connection to the divine.
Monica Kenton, Spiritual Guide for Life and Business & Dream Teacher
These are some of the Threshold moments in our lives when we have to face the chaotic winds of change, and each of these moments exist on a spectrum. We travel through madlands with our hair on fire during this phase, and it is a deeply personal experience. It is also what I consider a sacred time.
Regardless of the nature of your own threshold, we can agree that it’s INTENSE.
I came to Sophie with many questions and a heavy load of self doubt. What did she offer me? Reflections of my own stories – integrated and cohesive, and a fair amount of questions… challenging questions. I think questions are one of her greatest gifts. She knows that her clients hold the answers they seek; they simply need to work through what is masking the answer(s) being sought. And, she is gentle about the sifting and sorting of all of those emotion-laden stories. For me, I immediately recognized the absence of judgment. Even meeting virtually, I felt a connection with Sophie which allowed me to really dig deep into my most authentic and vulnerable self to discover my path. Her impact was strong, and I always left our time together feeling hopeful, content, and open to either trying something new or willing to try something yet again.
j. e. bowders, Leadership & Life Coach
Sessions last approximately 45 minutes via Zoom. I welcome you to a curated space of love, respect, and honoring of wherever you are on your journey. I do not attempt to “fix” you or pretend to know what you don’t. I believe in your wholeness and vast potential to find your own answers. We open with grounding, intention-setting, and inquiry.
Processing modalities include:
Working with Sophie is a delight! Sophie brings a compassionate, wholehearted presence and listens to you with her entire being. She asks intriguing, challenging questions which brings an experience of fascination to the conversation. I find dreaming into the future with Sophie is so easeful and rich. Clarifying my vision and calling with Sophie’s guidance becomes a memorable experience that I continue to reference as I curate my learning and entrepreneurial journey.
Chatelle Jeram, Wellness Coach & founder of KelleStudio
What I observe in our society is that we value and reward:
Yet we are multidimensional beings, perceiving and receiving information way beyond the confines of our conscious mind. We are far more dynamic than the established rules would like to make room for. We have a limitless creative potential. We have unique gifts to share.
But first we have to place ourselves back on the map and get to know who we are over everyone else’s voice and influence. We have to go within.
In Threshold we propose to reestablish balance and avoid extremes. We practice an “all in” approach, honoring all of your centers of intelligence. It includes the mind, but is not limited to the mind.
We champion your capacity to stand in your own personal power and make choices that honor your unique experience of life. We disrupt patterns of dormant behaviors and celebrate all of what it means to be human.
We commit to illustrating our process by practicing intuitive drawing to access metacognition through your many centers of intelligence. We rely heavily on our intellect when in truth we are far more complex, vast, and dynamic beings.
By marrying image to language, we access a wider range of perception and information and we get to tell a fuller story than by words alone.
We make our thinking VISIBLE and therefore, CONCRETE.
Once you can “see” what’s happening within, you have the access point you need to develop greater agency in your life. You get to observe what’s happening and make new choices that are more aligned with your intentions.
By putting pen to paper, we:
I work with soulful individuals who seek to live from a place of intention and heart, and who are willing to do the inner work to achieve that.
If you have a deep desire to take a look inside and get curious about your unique, original, and personal experience of life, I welcome you with hope and excitement.
If you are ready to become the change that knocked on your door to greet your passion and courage over your fear, I am looking forward to meet you.
You are here and the time is now. I would be honored to be your guide.
I am a certified visual coach, Intentional Creativity® coach, certified dream teacher, and intuitive artist. My background is in education and leadership.
I stand at the threshold of my own becoming every single day. Weathering many intense storms in my own life, I learned to use hardship and setbacks to access a higher ground of self-awareness and increase my creative potential. I understood that places of limits can become places of expansion when we’re using appropriate tools to access wider vision.
My love for the artistic process led me to study the power of images, imagination, dreams, and intuition and their implications and role in deep process work. “Threshold” is the gift of years of struggle, passion, and commitment to becoming the most conscious storyteller of my own life. I developed this offering in response to others asking for my guidance as they are walking their own edge. Here’s to you.
Do I need to have any drawing experience to work with you?
None at all. The drawing we practice is intuitive, which means we are harnessing the lines and shapes that already live within. You are an innate image maker! Isn’t it awesome?
What happens once I schedule an initial consultation with you?
We discuss your intention to do this work with me and determine whether it is a good fit for the both of us. If it is, we will discuss pricing options and plan your journey together.
Why do you require a 3-session commitment at minimum?
For several reasons. First, my coaching work is relationship-based and relationships take time to develop. Second, working with intuition, images, and dreams require a commitment to engaging with the process over time to feel comfortable using the modalities and integrating the power of their wisdom. We are setting ourselves up for success by allowing time to integrate all parts of our work together.
What if I don’t know how to listen to my intuition? Can I still work with you?
Absolutely! And even more so I would suggest. Intuition, images, and dreams are an innate part of you whether you acknowledge them or not. Together we will intentionally engage with them as allies to deepen our work. It is important to honor ALL of who you are and the vastness of your being to discover your limitless potential.
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“I love my painting. It glows.”
“The class was a fun, relaxing journey of self-discovery. It was like a guided meditation, interspersed with practical instruction in painting technique. It was a truly unique experience, unlike anything I have ever done. Sophie is a patient, encouraging teacher. I highly recommend this class experience to anyone, no matter their level of art expertise.”
“Knowing only a little bit about intuitive painting, I wanted to know more about the process; as I knew it was more about that than making a “perfect” painting. What I didn’t know was how much the process would take me deeper into my heart and emotions. When I look at the painting now, I feel a deeper connection to it. Painting this way also made me feel less judgmental about the piece and frankly, myself.”
“Sophie magically opened within me an inner freedom I was never able to tap into on my own.”
I had a great experience at Painted Love last night with Sophie! I really enjoyed the steps that were taken to get us to our final masterpieces! Painting is so fun, calming and simply relaxing! I will definitely be returning for another session!
“Thank you for expanding our ways of seeing things beyond the images we see 🍀☘️”
“The retreat with Sophie and our intimate group was really wonderful for me. Throughout the day I so enjoyed the process & also the finished painting I created by the end. Sophie is a wonderful & gifted teacher. I felt very pleased and happy when I left!”
“Initially I was scared about painting the blank canvas. Sophie led us through a wonderful process of discovery, layering, and play that resulted in creating very personal (and beautiful) expressions that were fun, inspiring, and satisfying.”
“Your warm, approachable style creates a welcoming space, and encourages me to get out of my head and tap into my feelings. [The class] helped me connect with and accept the growth I’ve achieved. It also gave me hope and courage to keep traveling the path to wholeness.”
“I did not know what to expect from the class as my expression is typically via writing. I was surprised as I started to paint that I could connect with inner feelings. I was able to express my struggles and reflect on the message my art gave me. I first judged my work in a negative light and then saw that what came out was a message of peace. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is struggling on their life’s path.”
“Sophie gently opens the door for us to explore what so many of us are longing for, and that is the time to reconnect with our true selves.”