About LEDA

Leda van der Post

Dr Leda van der Post has used her combination of CREATiViTY, understanding of technology, education experience, and business skills to create the CREATiVE JOURNEY® process. Over the years, her work has taken different forms: painting, writing, consulting, teaching, coaching. She studied Fine Arts, then travelled and lived abroad for a number of years, before finding a way to fully express her own purpose.

These days, you are as likely to find her at her easel as in front of a computer; dressed in tailored pants and jacket or more eccentrically arty; outside in nature, or curled up reading. Happy to be in her own space, loving my work, and comfortable in her body.

But… it wasn’t always that way!

She has always been creative, but did not always know how important it was to CREATE space in her life for her personal expression.

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.

Henri Matisse

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

Maya Angelou

The CREATiVE JOURNEY® process has evolved over the years as she grappled with her own situation. She has been stuck many times in her life, in a range of different, difficult circumstances. Circumstances which could have been overwhelming or kept her despondent. Yet she seems to always come through, embarking on new creative projects with a sense of excitement.

She has managed to get through moving to a new country four times, divorce, completing a PhD, cancer, and life-threatening surgery. And those are just the BiG things that she has had to navigate.

Leda believes the reason that she has managed to get herself UNSTUCK and start thriving each time she found herself in a challenging situation is because of her creative practice. It has developed through facing problems, big and small, and finding solutions to move her life forward.

She analysed what she had done intuitively, and developed it into a 10-step creative process that she has successfully used to help others rethink and regenerate their circumstances, leading to creative insight, deeper healing, and new hope.

As she has learnt about her own creative intelligence, read books, and done courses containing other people’s ideas about creativity and personal growth, Leda has refined her process. However, the essential elements remain the same.

Some of the key elements of the CREATiVE JOURNEY® originated in the work of eminent thinkers and authors in the creative, education, psychology, and spiritual fields. Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way helped Leda in her late twenties to develop her painting. Parker J. Palmer’s The Hidden Wholeness and other works formed the basis of her approach for her PhD. She read Caroline Myss’s Anatomy of the Spirit when her father was diagnosed with cancer, thereby developing a strong belief in the connection between mental and physical wellbeing. Thomas Moore’s Care of the Soul gave her an appreciation of the beauty and compassion available in our everyday lives.

Leda uses her wide experience in facilitating learning and development, at university, in the corporate environment, and with private clients, to create a safe, nurturing space for you to explore your own self-expression. This enables you to develop your unique form of creativity, and then use it to transform from whatever is keeping you STUCK and move towards becoming UNSTOPPABLE.

Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.

Brené Brown