Setting Goals

When I first became an artist I was bewildered by the concept of setting goals for my art career. How could I possibly do that? What did it even mean? I was stumped.Then I became a requirements engineer and project manager at a large software company. I learned some great tools, but they felt very corporate.I craved something more creative for my art career, and so I began investigating mindsets and coaching.

By combining the best from both the right and left brain, I’ve come up with a system that helps me set and achieve my art goals on a consistent basis year after year.

You can see examples of my success with these techniques when I review my 100 Accomplishments at the end of each year: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008.

Course Description

“People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” ~Earl Nightingale

In this workshop I will walk you through a fun process for identifying your vision for your art career, whether that be selling, exhibiting or creating the best artwork you possibly can (no dream is too small, no dream is too large).

From this vision, you’ll start working backwards to identify a set of long term goals that will move you in the direction of your dreams.

Short term goals are derived through a process of breaking down your vision into smaller and smaller tasks. We’ll reach the level of a daily todo list where you will find small actionable steps that are super easy to execute upon.

During workshops and lectures we’ll uncover the mindsets, tricks and tools that will lead you to success.

Through the assignments you will get hands on experience with setting your own goals and creating a system that is customized to meet your unique working methods.

Class discussions in a private facebook group will help broaden everyone’s knowledge as we share techniques that work for us.

Are you ready to build a plan for success?


“I thought I knew how to set goals before taking Lisa’s Setting Goals class. I learned what my values are, my true art goals that align with those values, and how to set priorities for my goals.

My to do lists suddenly became more than busy work: the lists transformed into small steps for how to get to my goals.

Thanks to taking Lisa’s class, my art and life dreams are goals with the how-tos that fit who I am. ”

~Angeline Martinez
Homestead, Florida

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”

~Tony Robbins

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”

~Henry David Thoreau

What are Students Saying about Setting Goals?

Visit my alumni directory to read more of their thoughts about this workshop.

Workshop will be available as a self study later in 2014.

Online Course Logistics

  • Course content will be delivered via 4 recorded lectures.
  • Additional course material will be emailed Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.
  • Class discussion and questions will be held each week on the private facebook group.
  • There will be 4 assignments to help students put the concepts learned in class into immediate use in their own art business.


“This workshop helped me to FOCUS rather than spinning aimlessly for another year. With the assignments and Lisa’s encouragement, I now have an intentional plan centered on my long-term goals. I developed a 1-year, 5-year and a 10-year plan in order to achieve these goals during this workshop.

Breaking this down into realistic tasks with measurable time frames, gave me the courage to move forward with my art.I was worried that this might be another time management class. I am even embarrassed to say how many of those I have attempted. But, this class was more meaningful because it allowed me to dream and then plan for what comes next rather than waiting for it to magically occur.

I have a dream and with planning that dream, it can become a reality.

Thank you, Lisa, for another great class. It was organized, informative and a big encouragement to start the year strong.”

~Colleen Kole
Grand Rapids, MI

Current Schedule

Workshop will be available as a self study later in 2014.