"Ari's coaching style is focused, patient and meticulous, but also caters to the artist in all of us, and the MO is totally original (and nothing like the self-help books you snub at the bookstore). Her workshop circumvents the usual humdrum self-affirmations to bring you past the edge of your skepticism and back to the realm of pure, unbridled joy for your artmaking. And it delivers concrete results: By the end of a three-hour workshop I was literally holding a mission statement in my hands, one that felt entirely accurate for my 101 professional gigs and unlike any of the ways I'd described myself in the past. Highly recommend for anyone who needs a reminder of why they do what they do, or just a new outlook on it."
- Sam, Writer/Pun-Master
"I really couldn't connect the dots between this vague sense of purpose and my daily comedy hustle. Armed with tested techniques and in an expertly crafted safe space, Ari helps participants to face their demons, hang out with their demons, and to find purpose and direction guided by them. I found in this workshop that my mission (still evolving) has to do with role modeling tremendous bravery and risk taking with comedy as I push myself to find new ways to tell my story and to grow in the craft of comedy. This understanding has manifested already. When I'm tired or nervous and I feel resistance, whether about writing something new, getting onstage to try a new bit, or promoting my very personal album, I return to my mission and remind myself that my literal life's purpose is to take these risks and grow so I can inspire others."
- Sarah, Storyteller
"For a decade, I have been working in a creative career that doesn't completely fulfill me. All my higher education and work experience is in this field. My job and credentials look good on LinkedIn. Inside, I feel sad and like an imposter. I went to Ariana's workshop looking for a way to reconnect with my authentic artist self. I learned that it is OK to embrace many different ways to create art. For years, I felt guilty, disconnected, and overwhelmed by working as a designer when I also wanted to explore acting and writing. I felt like I had to choose one thing and be really good at it or else I would be considered a 'failure" or a 'jack of all trades, master of none.' Ariana's workshop helped me realize that I can do all of these things well and connect them with my mission."
- Logan, Writer & Designer