Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist. – Picasso


Writing is easy; you just sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. – Red Smith


Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde

What creative people know: aha! moments *are* magical, spontaneous insights … that happen after hours, days, months, or even decades of hard work.

The Third Layer creativity pyramid model will teach you how to build the foundation for 3.3% more of your own magical aha! moments.

Coaching and Small Groups

Want an entirely personalized experience? The Third Layer will create a semester-long ‘class’ for you alone. All three levels of engagement offer individualized Creativity Notebook exercises for your exact needs.

If you’d like a more financially accessible or group coaching experience, we also teach 4-week small group classes (up to five participants, max). Many groups are still in touch with each other!

Organizations and Companies

We will meet you where you are. Like, literally.


Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or in person (safety permitting!), The Third Layer works with groups up to 25.

These highly interactive sessions establish a foundation of creative safety before we baby-step our way towards creative bravery, and ultimately, uncover how our brain finds our own unique aha! moments.