The Creative Insight Journey and the CIJ KIDS Insight for Life are a unique transformational self-discovery and empowerment courses that work on a personal level! If you are committed to finding your true life’s purpose and taking an area of your life to the next level, this could be the course for you!

Sometimes it only takes a very simple shift to get back on track or over that hump.

Interested? Ready to commit? Our minimum group size is 5 participants so if you can put together a group of 5 people, your participation is FREE.

Please note, courses below can be taken individually or in a group format.

Courses are available online and in-person (where noted). English and Spanish

What if 8 weeks from now, you looked back on your life and stood in awe of the change you made, the transformation you experienced, and the possibilities that now exist?

The Creative Insight Journey (CIJ) is a unique transformational self-discovery and empowerment course that originally started at Stanford University’s MBA program by Dr. Michael Ray. He helped business students find a way to tap into their own creativity and intuition to create innovation; and over the years, Dr. Michael Ray has become known as the “Innovation Guru” of Silicon Valley and the Creative Insight Journey is considered the most life transformative course ever taught at Stanford.

The Creative Insight Journey is a unique transformational self-discovery and empowerment course that works on a personal level. Whether you are in the middle of a job transition, a life transition, or simply stuck in one area of your life, this course is filled with practical tools and powerful techniques that will ignite self-discovery, awaken personal insight, and empower you to step fully into the life you desire!

The program will cover one topic per week for a period of 8 weeks. You will learn and apply the 8 lessons of the Stanford Creativity course by working with me, you will be guided on the journey of developing a vision and plan around your goals and challenges, and then applying the powerful Creative Insight tools to make your vision a reality.

Interested? Ready to commit? Our minimum group size is 8 participants. Host a CIJ program and your participation is FREE.


  • Identify and awaken your creative passions and authentic purpose in life
  • Discover how to silence your inner critic and get out of your own way
  • Get clear about how you want to design the next exciting chapter in your life
  • Increase your self-confidence, cultivate your intuition to make solid decisions
  • Create a new relationship with that eliminates stress
  • Develop powerful listening and communication skills
  • Take action in your life instead of just talking about making changes and never doing anything about it
  • Bring newfound peace and balance to your life



Barbara Krakower

"I tended to think I didn’t have time, or I wasn’t worthy of that kind of indulgence. But, when Valentina mentioned this Creative Insight Journey course, I thought…. Why not?

The 8-week course was a wonderful opportunity to focus on important life lessons, to learn and use strategies that support positive thoughts and actions, and begin a commitment to approach my life in some different ways. All this was accomplished with a group of strangers that became friends under the guidance of my spin instructor who became my teacher. Sharing this process with other people is so incredible! Valentina’s passion to see people move forward along their path is powerful and effective.

I highly recommend this course to anyone who is open to looking at their life and finding strategies that will make an impact on creating a happy, meaningful life."

Alexandra M.

"Following her training she invited me to participate in one of her workshops. What a gift. I got so much out of Valentina's workshop. Warm and generous, Valentina shared her own personal journey of growth and transformation which allowed the rest of us to share our own challenges. The Creative Insight Journey coursework is challenging and some participants are initially resistant to the process. Valentina facilitated the workshop in such a way that everyone was able to break down those invisible walls that we sometimes build around ourselves and that inhibit our growth. Every participant will have a unique journey during the workshop. It's an intensely personal experience. "


"The content of this 8-week course delivered through its highly motivating instructor, Valentina Tischenko, provides easy to use “tools” that work in real life. Aside from the obvious, but often forgotten, proverbs we all learned as children that teach us how to be a good friend, neighbor, son or daughter; this course offers highly evolved spiritual insight on how to live a better life. You can take this course as deep as you personally want to go. No one who takes this course will be disappointed. Its value is intangible to even the casual attendee. As an attorney with a busy practice, family and active life, I cannot think of a better use time for the last eight Wednesday evenings than the time spent with Valentina and my fellow classmates. She is amazing person and the lessons conveyed are priceless."

Mike Ambrosio

I will tell you that no one in that group came with more reservations about investing the time and had lower expectations than I, when reluctantly agreeing to attend. Additionally, I discovered that I was the only male member which, of course, only added to my skepticism of realizing any true insight or meaningful results. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The course was remarkable and fulfilling and worth every minute which I invested. Valentina was warm, engaging, knowledgeable and caring and it showed clearly in all our classes. I came away with a different outlook and perspective on my own life and how my actions affect other people who are part of my life. A wonderful experience which I wish went on longer. I never expected so little and got so much.

CIJ KIDS Insight for Life is a branch of the Creative Insight Journey, designed to encourage personal development in tweens and teens providing an outlet for their stresses and anxieties.

During the 8-week course, we explore their struggles, seek answers, and develop tools to create a life of confidence, success, and happiness. Tweens and Teens will make better decisions in all areas of life by learning how to love themselves and becoming empowered with self-confidence.

As a coach, I do not aim to stand in a parent, teacher, or even as the friend. I am simply there to offer impartial, non-judgmental, trustworthy support designed to give young people the chance to vent freely and confidentially about anything they want - school, family life, friends, bullying, peer pressure, anxiety, or anything else that happens to be on their minds.


  • Helps kids and young people build self-esteem, set positive goals and deal with issues such as bullying, anxiety and poor body image.
  • Generates new ideas for life purpose.
  • Leads to the better understanding of themselves and their feelings. To more acceptance and tolerance.
  • Inspires innovative problem-solving and consistent breakthrough thinking to find innovative solutions to problems.
  • Provides tools to focus on what is possible.
  • Creates a new healthy relationship with time management and stress.
  • Improves communication skills that breed self-confidence when standing up to peer pressure/bullying, and provides new access to better communication with family and friends.

Each student will come away with a deeper knowledge about who they are, practical approaches for creating what they want, and the skills to move on to middle school, high school, college, and into life with motivation, direction, and self-reliance.




Thank you so much for all you have done for us. I will keep writing in my journal and using all the tips you told me. You have changed my life by doing this class and I will never forget this. I love you and thank you so much.

Nevaeh (ArtREACH program)

“We get to dance after we pick different words like kind, patient, joy… we write about them in our books and draw pictures about them. We tell the class about our word and then we tell each other that the word is about them too, like you are kind, you are also kind, we say you are kind to all our friends.”

Jayla (ArtREACH program)

“Ms Valentina is the best and I am thankful for her because she is nice and she teaches us SA-TA-TA-NA-MA for when I am mad. She lets us dance and write about whatever we want that made us mad and let go of it.”


"I took Valentina’s super fun class. Her class taught me how to show myself that I am cool, smart, and pretty. She made me realize that if there is some people that don’t like me there are other fish in the sea. She has helped me mentally and emotionally. I recommend this class to anyone who is or was bullied, has trouble making friends (plus you make friends) or even just needs someone to talk to. Valentina will listen to anything, bad or good. She is also fun to hang out with. Valentina is super funny and cool. I really recommend it."