This is a place with nourishment and guidance for your creative soul and artist life, to help you align with - and create from - your Source.

Here we’ll explore the sometimes messy journey of creating, and how to:

Move through Resistance.

Create without your Inner Critic.

Find your unique voice.

Approach your creative practice with curiosity, openness, patience, appreciation and trust, instead of from a place of fear, judgment, impatience or criticism.

Shift Starving Artist mindset.

Get off the hamster wheel of hustle and drain, and create a thriving artist life.

Hi! I’m Katja

I’m your host, your guide, and your fellow traveler on the creative journey.

I’m an artist too, and I’ve been many things and worn many titles over the past 25 years. Singer, musician, artist coach, voice teacher and vocal coach, singing voice specialist, music interpretation teacher, choir leader, music educator, early childhood music teacher, voice over artist, theatre maker, performer, speaker, strategist, consultant, facilitator, creator of many projects and programs.

My creative journey started in my early years, and it’s been filled with curiosity and explorations, an insatiable love for learning, freedom seeking, connecting the dots, innovation, wrestling with Resistance, navigating the waters of creative blocks, getting lost in listening to the voice of my Inner Critic and the collective limiting beliefs and narratives, burning out and losing my creative energy, healing and summoning it back again. I know all about how to get out of alignment, and how to find back again.  

In all the training and coaching I’ve invested in over the years, I could not find a place where all the tools and support an artist needs to build and manage a sustainable life and business was coming together with the support an artist needs creatively and spiritually. That’s why I created it myself. It’s called Create From The Source. It’s these pages, this newsletter and this podcast. It’s an artist community and my coaching work. It’s a movement. It’s my mission. It’s the work that grew from everything I learned on my own journey back to my Source, from my work as a coach for other artists, and from what I keep learning in my current explorations, surrendering to my Inner Guidance and co-creating with Source.

At the end of 2022, following that Inner Guidance, I packed most of my belongings in moving boxes and sent them off to storage, and on New Year’s Eve, I moved out from my apartment in Rotterdam (The Netherlands, where I had lived for more than 20 years), and began a new adventure. Currently I’m back at my roots in Finland, and in my personal stories here on these pages, you’ll also read about my explorations on my semi-nomadic journey as I’m figuring out where to settle next. This journey is the biggest adventure and exploration of my life so far, and you’re invited to come along.

On these pages and in the podcast, you’ll get my personal stories and behind-the-scenes updates, together with inspiration and real-life strategy from me and other artists that I’ll share conversations with. I’m hoping this place will be a place where my real-life experience as an artist, maker, performer and teacher, coach, consultant, strategist, seeker and explorer could all be of service to you. A place for nourishment, growth and sacred rituals that keep you connected with your Source. 

Thank you for being here, for being a part of my journey and for supporting my creative work.

XO Katja

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Stories about creating and thriving without the Inner Critic, with creative & spiritual inspiration for your creative journey, heart to heart conversations and practical coaching tips on building an authentic and aligned artist life & business.