Your Authentic Creative Self has more to conjure up, to discover and to express.
Tap in your true creative self and unleash your powerful thoughts & feelings, sounds & movements and your deepest desires for your self and your project. Feel ALL of you come to life in magnificent, dazzling and unexpected ways all while working with hand crafted prompts, impromptu exercises and a host of awareness driven approaches to re-awaken your unique creativity.
These are just a few things you can look forward to experiencing as you go into the creative process with: Story development, Performance & Acting coach, Director, and Phenomenologist Joshua Townshend-Zellner.
Make the next phase of your creative life the most mystical, magical, fulfilling and creative life – ever!
Come and lift the veil of a single perception and peak into your luminous ideal future as you have never seen it before.
Here is what others have to say …
I cannot think of enough superlatives to describe Joshua Townshend-Zellner as a director and a coach. I came to him when I was struggling to find the structure in a memoir that I’d been working on for more than eight years. I’m a six-time published author and have been teaching writing for more than twenty years. So, I am by no means a beginner. But Joshua taught me things about story and storytelling that were invaluable. My year and a half with him provided me with an incredible education—a personalized MFA is the way I like to describe it. The fact that I could learn so much about writing and story at this point in my career was deeply satisfying and exciting, but it wasn’t just the skills Joshua taught me that I value so highly. As a human being, and as a mentor, Joshua shows up fully. His capacity to listen, to understand the complexity of my story and my inner workings, so essential in crafting memoir, is unparalleled. I have worked with many editors in my long career, but Joshua is the only one who truly honored my vision for my story. He never told me what to do, but always helped me figure out what I wanted. His attention to my story made me feel almost as if I had a co-author, rather than just a coach. He lived inside my project with me for a year-and-a-half, and the result is The Burning Light Of Two Stars, a book that truly represents my best work and my best hopes. Joshua Townshend-Zellner is nothing short of remarkable. Hire him to step inside your project with you. You will never regret it.View Popup
Ann Randolph, Writer, Performer, Teacher
Joshua expanded my range as a performer beyond anything I could have ever imagined. He's a master in his craft as an artist and a teacher. He creates a safe inviting space for one to challenge themselves creatively. His extraordinary knowledge as a teacher comes from his life experience as an actor, director, writer, and Kundalini Yoga Master. These disciplines intersect in his teaching allowing for an experiential workshop that expands the students artistic expression giving them tools not only for the stage but in life.View Popup
Joni Ravenna, Award-winning playwright and TV writer.
Joshua is hands down THE BEST script coach I've ever worked with, and I've worked with several. Simply put, he is brilliant at what he does and that's no exaggeration. …. NOBODY even comes near to what Joshua can do for an artist. Joshua is like a psychiatrist for you and your baby (the script). He's gentle, motivating, and he helps you come up with the most brilliant ways to get the most out of your story. And somehow he makes it all FUN!!!View Popup
Hannah Smith, Lead Writer/Producer for The Opportunist podcast
Working with Joshua is the best investment you could make in your creative process. I have often come to him with work that is jumbled and half-baked and he patiently and skillfully works with me to make the work shine. Joshua has a deep, thorough grasp on narrative and story structure that I think is incredibly rare. He can take a piece of writing that’s good and teach you how to make it great. I use things that Joshua taught me in everything I work on now. I thought of myself solely as a writer until Joshua encouraged me to perform my work. His performance coaching gave me the tools I needed to start taking my work off the page and into peoples’ ears. And now I’m a podcast host and I use those tools everyday. Working with Joshua has been a gift to myself that has paid off exponentially in my creative and professional life.View Popup
Amazingly, after working with Joshua for two hours, I was able to release the creative block I had while writing my new book. Our first work together was worth so much because his suggestions about “just riffing” my writing ideas was an incredible coup for me. Based on his suggestions, I was able to complete my project within the deadline. If you want dynamic, creative ideas that get the results- use Joshua.View Popup
Caroline Cameron, Writer, Rancho Mirage, CA
Joshua has shown me intense focus and creativity when directing and guiding. He has this amazing ability to recognize and pinpoint necessary areas, shifting perspectives and allowing for personal growth and lending a deeper understanding and exploration within writing and expressions of creativity. It has been such a joy working with Joshua, who has the intuition and knowing to bring you to the threshold of your own mind, providing tools and encouragement for expansion within oneself and others in the quest for creative growth.View Popup
Heidi Pace, Writer, New Zealand
Joshua Townshend is my writing teacher and mentor. I am an old woman and a young writer. He shames me about neither condition. To the contrary, Joshua helps me to recognize the wisdom I have gained and treats me as a writer worthy of his respect. I now live on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. I have attended Joshua’s writing course, via Zoom, for over a year. During that time, I have witnessed him share his expertise with genuine caring and sensitive attunement to the strengths and areas of growth of each participant. Joshua is highly skilled in the art of storytelling, whether it be through live performance or the written word. He is an unusual teacher. He listens with his entire being. He is both sophisticated in his knowledge and childlike in his joy. I have learned from watching and listening to him as he teaches others. I want to include a quote from Joshua to demonstrate the depth at which he works. He does not say, “You have to be disciplined in order to achieve your goals as a performer, writer, artist.” Instead, he puts it this way: "We are working on changing the mind-set from ‘if’ to ‘when.’ ‘If’ is speculative. ‘When’ is patience, trust, waiting, allowing. You make yourself available. You have the trust to show up again and again. You keep working on your craft. You engage in a multi-dynamic willingness to listen." To be Joshua’s student is to experience the thrill of being challenged without the pain of being judged. His courses are like sailing on a clear day under strong winds, a bit wild, strenuous and beautiful.View Popup
Di Wu, Pianist, teacher, and Ph.D. student
A creative space used to be scary territory filled with expectations, intimidation and uncertainty. Through Joshua's invitation, ruminations softened, worries were alleviated, and my courage to take risks resurfaced. I began to reconnect with my authentic self through experiencing the freedom of expressivity, which allowed me to rediscover my artistic self once more.View Popup
Joshua is very gifted. He is fully present and in tune with my process. His insights spark greater awareness to my being and showing up creatively in the world. Our sessions leave me with a “wow”. I become more present, embodied in my gifts, and feeling understood and supported. It is a relief to work with someone who gets you. Joshua goes in-depth and inspires impactful “full-body-yes” next steps that broaden my horizons. As a result I grow leaps and bounds beyond what I had imagined and share more of my gifts.View Popup
Genoa Biven, Creative Writer, New Mexico
I learned more about presentation skills than ever before by hearing Joshua read for five minutes. He fused his voice with the most intimate workings of his mind and heart. It was a lightning bolt in my world. His thoughts and his feelings lifted off the page and emerged exactly like we were listening inside mind. Is it too much to say he was giving birth to emotion in the air? This presence in performance is Joshua's life passion. This dedication leaped from his voice into mine and my work was transformed. Joshua creates exercises for his students. Then he takes them step by step, moment by moment, closer to their own expression. He takes them closer to their original intentions and closer to themselves. None of this progress that you can make is sentimental or even personal. It is about the great work of the stage- to bring catharsis and healing. Such support is rare and extraordinary and is an opportunity. Joshua gives true respect and enthusiasm to his students, which is naturally transformative. So, to be fully present for yourself, to say what you need to say... to do it as yourself - as only you can. Only you can speak with your original voice, as only you can say it. Give Joshua a visit. It is well worth your while.View Popup
Sam Stern, Writer / Podcast Host
Joshua worked with me in a one-on-one setting in preparation for my going on a promotional book tour. I wanted to do a reading that would have a strong performative bent, and Joshua was absolutely sensational in teasing out not only the best performance from me, but the strongest narrative threads in my material. I felt encouraged every step of the way -- but not in a coddling way. Joshua was absolutely clear when things were not working, and felt no hesitation in letting me know this. Through his clear, effective communication style and hilarious, inventive suggestions, in one afternoon, we lifted my presentation from tentative to confident. Joshua is, simply put, a highly professional, highly energetic creative zealot, and I'm so happy to have him in my bullpen for those moments when I need a brilliant and accessible director.View Popup
Joshua expanded my range as a performer beyond anything I could have ever imagined. He's a master in his craft as an artist and a teacher.
Joshua is highly skilled in the art of storytelling, whether it be through live performance or the written word.
Amazingly, after working with Joshua for two hours, I was able to release the creative block I had while writing my new book.
He's gentle, motivating, and he helps you come up with the most brilliant ways to get the most out of your story or your performance. And somehow he makes it all FUN!!!