How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice.

At least, that’s what the old adage says. But many a talented writer and artist have practiced only to find success elusive. Most will blame it on never getting the proverbial big break. Many will silently lament that they just weren’t good enough. But Robin Blakely, CEO of Creative Center of America and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, knows that talented people labor in obscurity for one simple reason: they don’t have a clear plan for success—their creative brand is missing its storyline.

With over 20 years of deep experience, Robin’s life work centers around crafting the custom storyographies that writers and artists need to bring structure—and a sense of peace—to the common chaos of creative careers. The proof is in the results. Robin has guided hundreds of successful creative entrepreneurs up the road less traveled to reach professional achievements that once seemed impossible. From best-selling authors to high-demand speakers, fine artists to graphic designers, Robin has the magic touch that puts her clients on a clear, defined, achievable track to creative and financial success.

“I help creative people understand who they are, calculate where they want to be, and then decide what they need to do to reach the success they want,” Robin explains. “It’s a special kind of plotting and planning that blends business with creativity. So, of course, it’s fun.”

Fun because Robin ignites the same parts of the imagination used to create a novel or begin a painting. Her STORYography Cards illustrate choices that make ideas tangible so that creatives of all kinds can work through the ‘x’ and ‘y’ formula of success in a game-like environment. The concept is innovative and Robin’s work has not gone unnoticed. Robin was recently named to The Forbes Coaches Council, signifying recognition of her own success.

“I am an expert at goal attainment for talented people.” Robin says. “The magic part is knowing how to craft the unique storyline for the success that is authentic to you.”

CEO | Creative Center of America


For more than two decades, Robin Blakely has helped make professional dreams happen for emerging experts, best-selling authors, renowned artists, and talent-driven brands from across the country. Leveraging publicity to increase business growth, Robin has secured and managed promotional placements for clients at print, broadcast, and live venues that have included HGTV, Book TV, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, The National Baseball Hall of Fame, Esalen Institute, Omega Institute, the Golden Door Spa, The Hollywood Reporter, ABC World News, Vanity Fair, and more. Robin has coached clients participating in satellite media tours for Crest, Listerine, Huggies, and QVC.

Early in her creative career, Robin was a news writer who became the producer of a live radio talk show that featured guests such as the vice president of the United States; best-selling authors; NY Times bestseller Harvey MacKay; comedians Bob Hope, Jeff Foxworthy, and Steve Allen; newsman Mike Wallace; astronauts, television personalities, movie icons, and others. Robin also produced an educational series in which Los Angeles County schoolchildren were introduced to the behind-the-scenes worlds of award-winning authors, including such luminaries as Madeleine L’Engle, Jon Scieszka, Barbara Park, Patricia Polacco, and more. For seven years, Robin taught and coordinated the Professional Writers Certificate Program at California University Extension Services at California State University, Long Beach.

Robin Blakely is the author of four business books.

CROSSING THE TROLL BRIDGE: A Marketing Guide for Artists and Writers
SIX HATS: The Inside Out Strategy For the One-Person Business To Find Success
PR THERAPY: Igniting Your Passion for Promoting Your Products, Services, and Even Yourself!
TIME TO BREATHE, MY DEAR: Calendar Support for the In-Demand and Overbooked