The CIJourney

Discover a path from where you are to where you want to be


Do you feel stuck in one or more areas of your life?

Would you like to have a clear direction for your path?

Do you feel like you never have enough time?

Do you want to make a change but you don’t know how? Or what?

Do you want to turn your ideas into your accomplishments?

What if….8 weeks from now, you looked back on your life and stood in awe of the change you made, the transformation you experienced, and the possibilities that now exist?
What if YOU were the one to make your life the way you always wanted it to be?

Whether you are in the middle of a job transition, a life transition, or simply stuck in one area of your life, this course is filled with practical tools and powerful techniques that will ignite self-discovery, awaken personal insight, and empower you to step fully into the life you desire!

CIJ is a proven, state-of-the-art methodology based on the Stanford University Master’s Degree Course “Creativity in Business,” which has revolutionized the art of success.

CIJ teaches you how to:

  • Identify and awaken your creative passions and authentic purpose in life
  • Get clear about how you want to design the next exciting chapter in your life
  • Discover how to silence your inner critic and get out of your own way
  • Increase your self-confidence and cultivate your intuition so you can trust yourself more
  • Create a new relationship with time…one that eliminates stress
  • Develop powerful listening and communication skills so that you become more charming and relatable
  • Bring new found peace and balance into your life, rid of fear and anxiety
  • Take action in your life instead of just talking about making changes and never doing anything about it

YES! This course could help you in your business.

YES! This course could invigorate your relationships.

YES! This course could help you make a career change.

YES! This course could take you to the next level.

I know…because this is the course that transformed my life. This is the course that has transformed the lives of thousands of others. This is the course that I would love to share with you.

“When you set intentions and invest in yourself something pretty miraculous is bound to come out of it. My relationship definitely improved during this class. I loved the way Laura taught – bringing her own humor and quirkiness into class definitely made it a blast!” Leora E. – entrepreneur and mother

The Program

The CIJourney is a process for tapping into your full creative potential to create breakthrough results on a personal or professional challenge or goal. This creativity and mindfulness program was developed by Michael Ray and based on proven methods from his work at Stanford University, where the thought leader Jim Collins called the program “the most transformational course ever to be taught at Stanford.”

This program is designed to get you from where you are to where you want to be. The program will cover one topic per week for a period of 8 weeks. You will learn and apply the 8 lessons of the Stanford Creativity course by working with me, you will be guided on the journey of developing a vision and plan around your goals and challenges, and then applying the powerful Creative Insight tools to make your vision a reality.

Most of the learning in this program does not require dedicated time, but rather attention and practice to integrate new ideas into your day-to-day activities. This is not something separate from your personal and professional day-to-day, but rather a much more powerful way to go about your day-to-day.


Program Structure and Themes

The first 4 weeks are spent on building a foundation in essential tools for creativity:

  • Week 1: Faith in Your Own Creativity
  • Week 2: Absence of Judgment
  • Week 3: Mindfulness
  • Week 4: Powerful Questions

The next 4 weeks are spent on going more deeply into the tools as you apply them to four general work/life challenges:

  • Week 5: Purpose and Vision
  • Week 6: Time and Stress
  • Week 7: Relationships
  • Week 8: Prosperity and Bringing Your Creativity into your world

In addition to the specific weekly topics, the program is organized around two themes:

  1. Discovering yourself, your creative resources and your highest potential
  2. Applying the creativity and mindfulness lessons to make significant progress on a challenge or goal

Finally, the program culminates with a powerful last class that has you tap into your greatest creative resources.


Each course registrant will receive:

  • Access to the CIJ Spring 2017 secret Facebook group, where I will give additional instruction and support.
  • A free 20-minute life strategy call with me. This is a fantastic opportunity to receive individualized coaching around a specific block or life challenge.


Hello, I’m Laura, and I like to make things happen! I am a writer, entrepreneur, creativity coach, born in Hawai’i, and living in New York City. After spending a decade writing and producing theater in New York, I decided to write a book…and subsequently came up against the worst writer’s block of my life. I felt as if I’d never be able to finish the book, or anything else in my life. Like I should just give up, because no one seemed to be able to help me. Then I stumbled across The CIJourney (a.k.a. CIJ), a transformational program based on the Stanford Graduate School course, “Creativity in Business.”

I realized the best person to help me was myself. By reconnecting to my intuition, and learning tools to overcome my own fear and judgement, I was able to turn myself into my own biggest ally. Since then, I have been more productive than ever: inventing apps, becoming a NY Times Critic’s Pick, speaking at SXSW, and beginning my publishing career, to name a few endeavors. I have taken risks I never would have dared before. All I needed was a few practical tools to help me use my boundless creativity to overcome any personal and professional challenge.

It is SO FUN to be the person I was meant to be, and I want to help you get unstuck so YOU can live the life you want to have. (Find the rest of my bio here.)



Have questions about this session? Please check the following FAQ or feel free to contact me if you have any questions not answered.

How long is this course?
The course runs for 8 consecutive weeks. We meet once weekly for 90 minutes to 2 hours. 

Where is this course held?
The course is held online, via webinar. The Spring Session of CIJ will run April 19-June 7, 2017, on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:30pm Eastern. You will receive reminders and login information each week. The course will be recorded, so if you have to miss a class, you can catch up easily.

How often do you offer this course?
I only offer this course 2-3 times a year, so if you are thinking of joining, I recommend that you do it now. No time like the present for changing the rest of your life!

What if I sign up, but I can't continue?
While we don’t offer refunds, we will work with you to try to fit into a later session. 

What if I have to miss a session?
 The course will be recorded, so if you have to miss a class, you can catch up easily. Each week, I will send you a video recording of that week’s lesson.

How much time do I need for this class?
You will need to set aside the time for the class meeting, (90 minutes, once weekly) and about an hour per week for work outside of class. This program is intended to be immediately integrated into your daily life, so don’t worry too much about “homework.” What is required is a commitment to open-mindedness and self-discovery.

“A few weeks after CIJ, I found myself SO grounded and centered and present. I truly felt, ‘Wow, I’m in a good place. I’m in a positive place and things are moving in the right direction for me.’ This realization of being aware and centered has actually helped me get out of my own way. It’s been such a relief. I think it’s important to really look within and spend 8 weeks focusing on yourself. I’m so glad I did it.”
Tori S., performer and arts fundraiser

Ready To Commit? Let’s Make This Happen!

The Spring 2017 session of CIJ will be held:

ONLINE, via webinar. You can join from anywhere in the world!

April 19th, 2017 to June 7th, 2017

Wednesday Evenings from 7:30-9:00pm Eastern.

The “most transformational program ever to be taught at Stanford” could be yours…from the comfort of your own home, for far less than an Ivy League education.

Pay in Full – $497

2 Monthly Payments of $273.50

Fine print: There are no refunds, but if you must cancel, we will work with you to place you in a future session of CIJ. 

By enrolling in this program, you are agreeing to my standard Terms and Conditions.