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Helping executives and their teams develop strategic mental health plans, while sparking creativity, innovation, and leadership capabilities through coaching, training and consulting through the arts.


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Leadership Development


Being a leader in the 21st century requires a new set of skills to thrive in a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain and complex. Relying solely on problem-solving skills is simply not enough. Today’s leaders must also cultivate creativity and the ability to navigate complexity in order to thrive. An artful leader must know how to lead people creatively. Empowering leaders to approach familiar challenges in fresh ways!

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Communication &



For innovation to flourish, organizations must create an environment that fosters creativity; bringing together multi-talented groups of people who work in close collaboration together— exchanging knowledge, ideas and shaping the direction of the future. The ability to communicate across disciplines, business units and customers is crucial to your innovation success.

Hands-on activities involve arts-based approaches to create safety, build trust, find shared values, shift perceptions, and uncover the ‘group gold’ that leads to breakthroughs in problem-solving. The arts are especially useful in helping people from different cultures find common ground and build cohesion.

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1:1 Coaching


Are you are looking for ways to foster creativity and innovation at work?

Struggling to bring your ideas, dreams and aspirations to life?


If you have ideas but don’t act on them, you are imaginative but not creative. Creativity takes courage especially in times of turbulence, and coaching can help you overcome the obstacles that block fruition. I coach individuals and teams, including creatives and change agents, on bringing deeper levels of creativity into their lives.

Develop the mindsets, skillsets, toolsets and habits to deepen your practice as a creative, be it in business, science or in the arts.


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Training & Education


Whether you are an arts organization looking to support the emotional wellness of your team, or a mental health agency searching for creative interventions for your clients, I provide a wealth of knowledge on connecting the arts together creative therapeutic programs.

I bring people together for thoughtful and productive dialogue about difficult and complex topics using an empathy-based, collaborative approach. Through design, performance, storytelling, and psychodramatic techniques, I create experiences that move people into a deeper understanding of their work and each other. I provide questions, frameworks, and resources to help you think critically about your own practices and values.


Under the guidance of myself and my award-winning team of Creative Arts Therapists, participants prepare themselves as leaders in their career, effecting purposeful and inspiring revolutions in the community and workplace through the arts and healthcare.

My consultations allow your organization to learn about Creative Arts Therapy and its use of theatre techniques to facilitate personal growth and promote health, along with expressive arts therapy multi-modal focus (art, music, dance/movement, and poetry). 

Azizi Marshall is a leading mental health and workplace wellness expert teaching businesses around the world how to create and sustain the healthiest, most successful versions of their business possible – by actively engaging employees, leaders and business owners through interactive trainings and creative wellness programs; engaging the whole business.

Azizi Marshall is the Founder & CEO of the Center for Creative Arts Therapy, an arts-based psychotherapy practice and training center in Chicago. She also is owner of Creative Clinical Consulting, LLC, which has launched such programs and companies as Arts Playschool, Artful Wellness and the Therapeutic Performance Initiative model.

In a world flooded with burnt out employees, high turnover rates, and mental health dis-information, Azizi’s creative mental health approach and straightforward business advice draw thousands of inspired clients to her work. Best known for her fun and accessible approach to mental health, she’s built a wellness empire from scratch on her laptop and across the globe. Hundreds of businesses have had success using her online programs, such as Mental Health @ Work and Sexual Harassment 101, and her in-person speaking engagements and trainings on topics such as Crisis Resolution, Anger Management, Burnout Prevention, Resilience, Conflict Resolution, Stress Management, Uncovering Implicit Bias, and Creative Self Care to name a few.

Azizi is delightfully changing the way the world views mental health. She speaks on stages around the world and mentors scores of heart-led businesses each year to enhance their employees’ quality of life AND their business. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Trainer in Creative Arts Therapy and accomplished author, cultivating a lifestyle of freedom and emotional wellness is her life’s passion.




Azizi holds graduate degrees in community mental health AND theatre. She has been featured in Oprah Magazine, CNN, NBC News, Thrive Global, Bustle, Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Glancer Magazine. She speaks on stages and podcasts regularly throughout the country on mental health and Creative Arts Therapy, and guest posts on national news articles about workplace wellness and creativity.​

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