How this works + Research

You experience results first and then teach others!

This emergent, innovative technology uses a metacognitive consciousness approach. We can become more conscious by being the observer of our own consciousness. Quantum physics has shown us that everything in the universe that is observed, changes when observed. We aren’t different than that as human beings. When we begin to develop a deeper awareness of our context, our context changes, and we begin developing the ability to influence it.  


Where did I come from,
and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere,
I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there.  

I'm like a bird from another continent,
sitting in this aviary. The day is coming when I fly off, but who is it now in my ear who hears my voice? Who says words with my mouth?  

Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul? ​I cannot stop asking.  

~ RUMI

Inquiry is what lights up the brain, offering it a fresh place to work with new ideas. But we have to ask in order for this phenomenon to work. At the heart of transformational work, we know that the clients and beloveds we serve must be willing to do their own work. Yet doing one’s own work can be greatly hampered by not having enough access to ‘their inner world.’ 

By harnessing the use of image, language, color, and inquiry you will be able to offer your clients access to undiscovered ways of seeing and being.  

Developing visual practice gives a sense not just of capacity, but of command. When one gets past the initial "shiny toy" phase of drawing, and through hands-on practice discovers its adaptability and usefulness, one taps into deeper work. ~ Brandy Agerbeck


The work of Intentional Creativity Coaching is exciting because of the ease of doing a coaching session. You only need a pen and paper! You can do it anytime and anywhere. It can bring great clarity in a moment of thought, literally! It is fun and doesn’t seem like work. I love that this coaching process is a shared co-created experience. ~ Janet Higley, Intentional Creativity Coach and Teacher


This heightened access allows hidden wisdom, pleasure, and power to emerge.  

Our movement founder, Shiloh Sophia says this:  

“Many of us have confused happiness with security. The illusive pursuit of it and the ever changing nature of what it means to ‘have it all’ has created a never-ending loop of seeking something that is just out of reach...a paradox.  

Happiness often comes from things far different than ideas of security. Feeling at home in your body or in your circle of friends. Knowing how to express what you think and feel and know. Experiencing self expression for the pure pleasure of it. Paradoxically perhaps, these experiences actually create a greater potential for well being, and therefore a capacity to nurture a plan which makes us feel more secure in our lives. The pursuit of feeling secure alone will likely not give us what we seek.  

Perhaps we will do better to spend more of our attention creating experiences which lead to a greater sense of place on earth. While happiness itself may also be elusive, I think there are far greater opportunities for it than we allow ourselves. Let’s make ourselves more available to that which truly nourishes us. We may think of these things as optional, not critical, akin to a hobby or recreation. Yet experience and research increasingly show that our internal peace is created by internal sensation paired with external experience. Let’s look for more of that.  

In my community, that means making art, making love, dancing, and all manner of creative celebrations!” 

As a member, our training will show you HOW to offer this heightened experience to those you serve. In this method, the client is connecting directly with the source of their own information, including their internal patterns and stories. You are the guide for their process, but you don’t have to have all the answers, or all the right questions. You just show them the way in, where that cosmic door is that has been hiding in plain sight!  

You will discover powerful new ways to hold space for their emergent knowing to come through, versus needing to ‘solve their problems.’ They create their own results through truly simple hybrid approaches that are amplified by how they are combined. Mediums of inquiry like mindfulness, drawing abstract designs, thinking meditations, and visual journaling are able to yield powerful results.  

And here’s the exciting part: while this technology will benefit your clients, you will come first. You will experience first hand the expansion that is possible.  

The training will give you experience with one-on-one, group facilitation and workshops. The method works virtually and in person. What we have created is a reliable, replicable process for allowing your internal knowing, presence, and intuition to arise in your awareness.  

At times you will be sharing the process solo, to demonstrate a point by “drawing the picture for them.” Most of the time your client will be drawing along with you. Sometimes they will be drawing and you will be witnessing. Sometimes you will be doing a creative process over time, over many weeks or months. 

Why choose Motherboard? 

"The earliest scholars who explored the brain lateralization in relation to creativity emphasized the importance of both hemispheres. Indeed this is what was held to be unique about creativity compared to other highly lateralized psychological functions.” ~ The Neuroscience of Creativity by Anna Abraham 


Over the last 25 years,
We have been using the power of Intentional Creativity to:

  • Educate people around the world, reaching tens of thousands of students
  • Publish books with image and word and inquiry to educate others on the technology
  • Certify people in the Intentional Creativity Method: We currently have over 350 Teachers and Coaches
  • Coach thousands through adding creative process to individual and group sessions
  • Bring insights in therapy based modalities, including psychology, bodywork, and energy medicine.
  • Facilitate healing journeys in all kinds of contexts: prisons, hospitals, clinics, trauma centers, conferences, recovery groups, Veterans, the United Nations, colleges - anywhere healing needs to happen, Intentional Creativity can help
  • Guide leadership trainings around the world
  • Teach in schools with children and teens
  • Build businesses rooted in this cutting edge technology
  • Serve upwards of 700 active students a month  


I’ve discovered I have access to my own content when I’m in a position free of my perceived judgement by others. I’m working diligently with Intentional Creativity to get beyond this. One of my core stories is that I needed to earn love and that I could be judged not worthy of receiving it. I was always looking for the “right answer”. My new story is that I have always been worthy of love and I don’t have to earn it. When I trust that belief, my intuition speaks more loudly and clearly. It allows me to design powerful processes on the spot as things arise. ~ Natalie Moyes, Intentional Creativity Coach and Teacher



About the Curriculum & Research

Research is showing us that creativity is a potent tool in our lives. 

Plos One from the Cognitive Neuroscience channel and journal says that in a study with an MRI on adults doing visual art during a ten week “art intervention,” they experienced psychological resilience and stress resistance. 

“...making visual art can improve connections throughout the brain known as the default mode network...This system is associated with the brain's state during wakeful rest, like daydreaming, but it's also active when we're focusing on internal thoughts or future plans."

Studies are showing that when people are more creative, they are happier, clearer, and more able to navigate their world with a sense of self awareness and self agency.

In January 2019, LinkedIn Learning found that "creativity is the most important skill in the world."

The creativity that is so needed in our world is not the sole property of artists and "creatives" but a skill that anyone can learn, and it begins with access and consciousness. When people have access to their innate creativity, they are able to come up with new, innovative solutions to complex problems - even if they have never encountered that problem before, or if they have tried to solve it in conventional ways and failed. 


Research with 500 people
in our community working with Intentional Creativity

PRACTICE AND COMPASSION

93% said they experience creativity as a mindfulness practice  

89% said they include creativity as a part of their spiritual practice  

86% felt that their creative practice positively impacted those closest to them  

92% feel that creativity influences their compassion for themselves  

90% said they experienced compassion for others near them through creativity  

83% experienced compassion for others they did not know through stories they heard  

80% said they would suggest creative process to others who experience depression  

SELF EXPRESSION AND WELL BEING

87% consider themselves self expressed as compared to before they were creating  

86% said they have experienced breakthroughs and aha’s during creating  

77% said they choose painting specifically to work through a chosen breakthrough  

90% said they have experienced a shift in their default thinking  

88% said they experienced a shift in their personal story through creating with intention  

89% said they bring insights into their life discovered while painting  

85% said they experienced an expanded sense of self  

79% noticed an ease of physical symptoms while creating  

93% experience creating as a relief/break that benefits their overall well being  

90% have experienced a shift in recurring emotional pain through creative process  

90% said that creativity helped them maintain a healthy outlook


‘Access’ to your source code isn’t a secret, but many of us have lost our way....now it is time to find our way again...

Our Intentional Creativity curriculum is always about you accessing your own information. How you 'get in' and know what you know. And how you can do it on command. We will experience this through circle, masterminds, teaching videos, guided process and so much more! Most of the information will be shared using the simple materials of a pen and paper. Yet, since I am a painter and painting is so much fun. And because I have learned what I have learned through painting, each member will also create a big ole' painting of their motherboard!! WHOOOOHooo this will be so fun and informative. Because when you paint, you get downloads!!  

This is about learning to find your way, in your own way! When we look at the world today, we can see what losing our way can mean for how we design our life. We may make choices that are inconsistent with our values, we can pick relationships that aren't right for us, we say yes to work that doesn't fulfill us, we feel we don't have gifts, or talent, or the secret sauce.  

The focus of our work is awakening, 'coming to our senses,' and finding our truest voice and how to share it. MOTHERBOARD: Intentional Creativity Coaching Certification is an invitation to repattern and discover new ways of working, to re-program the motherboard. Our stories are in need of a new narrator! If your clients don’t have access to their truest voice, even what they share with you will be filtered through their walls, fog, blocks. Do you ever feel like you can’t quite get to the heart of what they are saying?  

You will be able to tell stories visually, lead your clients on a journey of imagination, demonstrate visual concepts, support them in healing outdated memories, co-create their extraordinary future and have a fantastic time doing it. The act of drawing reduces stress within 5-7 minutes...really! Together we will make a lexicon of your visual knowledge, teach you to think with a pen, create authentic social media graphics, communicate YOUR message in living color!

Set your ideas freeeeee!

“Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need, and beauty to produce something that the world didn’t know it was missing.” —Paola Antonelli, Curator of architecture and design, Museum of Modern Art”