Susan de Wardt CAPF/CJF is a Life Coach specializing in writing process to access creativity, find success and connect with inner wisdom. Currently writing newsletters, policy and procedures for the National Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy, Susan eagerly awaits the end of her term when she can once again focus “Expressions of the Spirit”, her book of essays combining practical experience with expertise in journal writing for personal growth.

Classes Taught with the Therapeutic Writing Institute:

Visual Journaling: Beyond Words
Playing wit Words
Playing with Words – Round 2
Introduction to Poetry Therapy


BS Engineering – Thermomechanics and Energy Conversion
BA Social Science – Economics
Graduate: CoachU  coach training program

Licensure, Certifications, etc.:

Certified Instructor, JTTS
Certified Applied Poetry Facilitator
Certified Applied Journal Facilitator


Board Member, NFBPT, Credential Committee
President, NFBPT Board

Classes Taught Elsewhere:

  • Arts for the Soul:  Writing in Nature/Memoir/Explorations in Poetry
  • Tread of Pioneers:  Memoir
  • Steamboat Springs Art Institute:  The Artists Way; Unraveling your Dreams
  • Steamboat Springs Arts Council Day for Writers:  Writing Around the Block; Permission to Create
  • Douglas County Libraries:  Word Play; Journal Process for Writers; Permission to Create; Writing Around the Block
  • Yampa Valley Medical Center:  Write Way to Wellness
  • Colorado Mountain College:  Creative Writing I, Creative Writing II
  • Chulalongkorn University:  Introduction to Petroleum Engineering
  • Mindworks Coaching:  regular workshops on creativity, reflective writing, goal-setting, writing for wellness