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Online Writing & Creativity Courses

Having trouble writing consistently? Feel like you've lost some of your fire and want to get it back?  Through my online courses, I help people engage with their writing and the world. My courses use somatic-based writing techniques to help you write in a way that connects to your body, senses, and to the world around you, making for more engaging and powerful writing. 


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One-On-One Writing Coaching & Story Mentoring

I offer one-on-one somatic-based writing coaching and story mentoring to help people connect to their creative source, discover the stories locked inside their bodies, and develop a consistent, heart-centered writing practice. I tailor my sessions to individual needs, offering guided exercises that connect people to their bodies and to their creative selves in a holistic way.



This is a photo of Gunilla Eisenberg, skin alchemist, who runs Gunilla Skin Alchemy, a successful facial boutique in San Francisco. Gunilla has light blonde hair that is long and cascades onto her shoulders. She is wearing a denim shirt and silver, rectangular ring on her finger. Her blue eyes look to the side while she sniffs a purple flower. She has a smile on her face.

“Lissa has been instrumental in helping me rebrand and merge my two existing websites into one, strong and cohesive brand. Her in-depth analysis of my business and her vision paved the way for a look and feel that I absolutely love!”

—Gunilla Eisenberg, Facialist & Founder of Gunilla Skin Alchemy


The photo is of Gilian Byers, a health coach who hired Lissa M. Cowan to help her with her mission statement for her business. She is in her early 20s, has blonde, wavy hair that is tied up at the back. She is smiling and showing her teeth. She has blue eyes and is very fair. There is a large rose bush behind her that fills the background. She wears a blue, patterned shirt that is mostly hidden except for the shoulders.

“Thank-you SO much Lissa! It was awesome working with you! You were very in tune with what I was trying to say, and I appreciated you taking the time to brainstorm and really get things right, not pushing me to a certain wording or to have it finalized quickly.”

—Gillian Byers, Mindfully Active

This is a photo of Nadine Prada, a Toronto based painter. She has black wavy hair to her shoulders and is smiling with her mouth closed, her head tilted slightly.  She wears a sleeveless silk shirt that is boldly coloured with light and dark purple and navy blue lines. Further down is part of what looks like an open flower or design in red, purple and blue. Her arms are at her sides and are seen from only the elbows up. In the background is an indistinct painting with some green and blue lines.

“Your course is fantastic! Everything resonates very deeply with me. It is tremendously high quality, from the captivating design to the writing, and all the exercises peppered throughout. Simply brilliant!!”

—Nadine Prada, Artist & Founder, The Prada Gallery

This photo of Sergiu Funieru, a student of Lissa M. Cowan’s, shows a man who is bald and wears a white T-Shirt. His mouth is open slightly but he isn’t smiling. He has dark eyes and stands in front of a tree.

“If you fear you're not creative, Lissa’s Writing the Body course will show you that, in fact, you are but haven't yet realized it.”

—Sergiu Funieru, Internet Marketer, Romania 

This is an image of Lora Frost, artist. She has red-brown hair that frames her face. Her thick bangs touch her dark eyebrows. She has green eyes and is smiling without showing her teeth. She wears a wine-coloured scarf around her neck and the background shows a bit of white that looks like snow.

“Working with Lissa was SO easy and fun. I tend to think too long and hard about the words I'm using to describe my business, so it was a joy to have Lissa take the reins and develop a message with my input. As a bonus from our brainstorming session we even came up with a tag line that my audience will love!!”

—Lora Frost, Artist & Founder, Lora Frost Studio

This is a black and white head shot of Giovanna Garcia Malagnon, a life coach who hired Lissa M. Cowan to help her with her business materials and messaging. She has long, dark hair that frames her face, a big smile and dark features.

“Lissa is a very talented person and wonderful human being. She added magic to my writing and helped me put my message out there in a beautiful, appealing, and professional way. Working with Lissa made me feel much more confident about my writing. I highly recommend her to those wanting to improve the quality of their writing, whether for a website or a book.”

—Giovanna Garcia Malagon, Life Coach & Business Strategist


This photo is of Sara Mody, a schoolteacher who hired Lissa M. Cowan to help her with a memoir book project. Sara has brown hair with blonde highlights. She is thin, has dark eyes and stands in front of a grey brick wall. Her body is tilting slightly, one hand on the wall behind her. She wears a modern tie-dye T-shirt with short sleeves showing colours of black, white and pink. She wears dark denim jeans, a silver necklace, metal and leather bracelets and four or five silver rings.

“Lissa has an amazing eye for detail and caught many things during editing that made my story stronger. Her encouragement, ideas and humour allowed me to trust the process, making it a joy to ready my memoir for eventual publication.”

—Sara Mody, Teacher & Author


This photo shows Finka Jerkovic, a client of Lissa’s. She has light brown hair to her shoulders and is smiling showing her teeth. Her top is sleeveless with blue ribbing at the neck and lighter blue across the chest. She is sitting on a modern, beige lounge chair.

“I was wowed by how much Lissa was able to help me say using so few words. She told me 'less is better,' and she really delivered on her promise to help me create a website my audience could connect with. Thank you for making my job SO much easier.”

—Finka Jerkovic, Coach & Connector, Founder,

This image features one of Lissa M. Cowan’s clients, Pam Lostracco, a muralist, artist and designer who offers praise about working with Lissa. The photo is black and white and shows the woman with eyes closed and a slight smile on her face. She has long, brown hair that partially covers her face on the left side. She wears a short-sleeved blouse with tiny dots or flowers on it. The top has a ribbed neck.

“My copy reads so much better now!! I love how you wrote the descriptions and I used many of your ideas throughout. My clients will love it!!”

—Pam Lostracco, Artist

This image is of Marlow Andreyko, a web designer from Toronto. He wears glasses, has short brown hair and has a slight smile. He is wearing a white shirt with a collar and stands in front of a brick wall. The photo is a close crop that shows him from the chest up.

“Working with Lissa is a real pleasure. Her demeanour is easygoing and yet she's highly structured in her approach. A true collaborator.”

—Marlowe Andreyko, Owner & Creative Lead,

This image is taken of Yuly Rodriguez, a client of Lissa M. Cowan’s who runs an independent publishing company in Berlin. She has long, wavy hair past her shoulders. Her smile shows her teeth and she has big, brown eyes. She wears a black jacket with a white blouse underneath. There is a broach on her blouse depicting a blue rose. The image looks like it’s taken in the studio as the background is a muted grey.

“It was awesome working with Lissa! She was so generous and understood my philosophy from the very beginning. Working with her remotely was great because she was flexible and reachable. She was able to deliver ideas for making my business content a success that I hadn’t even considered. She will leave you 110% happy with her work!!”

—Yuly Rodriguez, Founder, Zebra Books

This image is of Diana Condolo, one of Lissa M. Cowan’s online students for Writing the Body. Diana has long, brown hair that is tied back from her face. She is smiling and showing her teeth. She is wearing a maroon jacket that is open to show a checkered, V-neck T-shirt underneath. She wears a necklace that looks like a silver star or sun.

“Through creating intentions and relaxing to the point of reaching a deeper discussion with my own body, Lissa’s Writing the Body course increased my understanding of what’s going on inside of me, and allowed that inner self to come out and be free. Letting the body tell its stories through feelings we may not have been fully aware of, touched me beyond the limits of writing, ultimately changing how I see.”

—Diana Condolo, Web Expert & Blogger