Create the right conditions and creativity will thrive.

Our Principles

Our founding principle is ‘creativity makes lives better’.

We don’t just believe it. We know it. Through our own experiences, we’ve learned that tapping into your inner creative (yes, you really do have one!) gives you the power to live more joyfully.
Melissa Noble, Founder and Facilitator

We're all born creative

Sadly, some of us get it squashed at a young age. All is not lost! That creativity stays within us. It is a fundamental part of our individual human make-up. We can help you reconnect to yours, embrace your uniqueness and live more fully, at home and at work.

Community matters

5% of our profits will help finance grassroots organisations. Organisations that would otherwise depend upon grants and donations. This means that every time you book with us, you are helping other people to make their lives better too.

Future plans

The idea for the Academy of Wide-hearted Living came from a desire to share our wonder at the power of creativity and the wisdom it brings. Right now, we do this through our courses.

As we develop, we plan to expand with a membership model, building a network of women-led creative businesses. We want a world where everyone believes that being creative makes life better.

“It was fascinating and fun - we all laughed a lot and I left feeling like I had done something worthwhile, that stayed with me.”
Production Manager, 2020

Our Model of Wellbeing

The skills we help develop and the strategies we share are simple and practical. They don’t require any fancy kit or special space. And they have a wide range of applications. One size does not fit all, so we talk about a toolkit. The more well-stocked the toolkit, the easier it is to respond to challenges at work and home. We have developed a model of wellbeing that reflects this toolkit approach, making it easier to choose the right courses for you or your teams.


Sometimes we need a breather from everyday life to restore our equilibrium. To connect to ourselves and the people around us. We need a bloody good belly laugh.


Increasing our understanding of a topic helps us handle it better. Developing new skills and different ways of responding gives us power.


Sometimes things just aren’t working as well as they could be. We help you make the changes you need to make life better.

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