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Let's light up our homes and communities with creativity!!!

As a Poet Laureate I regularly witness the impact creativity has on my community. A diverse and vibrant arts presence enriches our lives. 

I want to help you live a more creative life:

  • Grow your ideas.

  • Light your dreams.

  • Harvest your vision.


How do you expand creativity? 

  • Build your skills.

  • Enrich your process.

  • Inspire your life.

Who am I?

I'm Jessica Outram: a poet, playwright, actor, singer, director, painter, photographer, coach, podcast co-host, and blogger. My free time is spent learning Eva Cassidy songs, taking pictures in nature, nurturing my garden, and exercising intuition through painting. I'm a proud citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario and continually enrich my life through the teachings of my ancestors. My roots are in the Georgian Bay Métis Community and my parents live there today.

My work as a Creativity Coach offers support, resources, and a guiding hand to help you build your creative life with meaning and purpose. I enjoy working with both individuals and groups because creativity is a collaborative and co-designed process.

To complement my creative life, I am certified in the Japanese healing technique of Reiki. Reiki is a proven healing modality that for me has blended a relationship between creativity and the energy of the natural world that surrounds us. Learning Reiki felt like a homecoming to me. It changed everything. I use my understanding of the interdependence between creative and natural energies to help you reach your creative potential and live an abundant life. 

Creativity has been a source of healing, a way to find a sense of belonging, and a process for me to better understand who I am and what my life's work is all about. I want to share my learning with you.

Contact me for more information.

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Education and Training

  • Master of Arts, Adult Education and Community Development

  • Bachelor of Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours): English and Cultural Studies

  • Supervisory Officer's Certificate

  • Expedition Coaching, Coaching Skills Facilitator

  • Reiki, Level 2 Practitioner

  • 20+ years as an Educator with extensive experience working with children, teens, and adults.

  • Elementary School Principal

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Community Involvement

  • Poet Laureate of Cobourg, Ontario

  • Steering Committee for the Northumberland Festival of the Arts

  • Learning Consultant for SONGTech, a new program for youth learning to compose music on iPads while developing resiliency

  • Member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada

    • Two of my plays have been produced by professional and community ​theatre groups

  • Co-founder of the Ontario Writers' Conference

  • Publisher of Sunshine in a Jar Press

  • Author of The Writing Spiral: Learning as a Writer

  • Editor of From the Cottage Porch: An Anthology About Cottage Life in Ontario

  • Curator of Poetry Present a Weekly Email Series Featuring Local Poets

  • Actor and director for Professional and Community Theatre

  • Served on the Board of Directors for Northumberland Players

  • Dramaturge and Mentor for new playwrights at StoneCircle Theatre

  • Volunteer for local arts groups and experience on various arts-related boards, including the Writers Community of Durham Region

  • Professional soloist and member of Safe Harbour choir

  • Painter and photographer

  • Recipient of the Gordon Johnston Award for Artistic Excellence

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Creativity Coaching Canada

Creativity Coaching Canada commits to inspiring people to find creative prosperity and abundance.

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