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“Where did my life go? How have I still not accomplished what I set out to do?”

There’s a new crisis happening in the world. Maybe you’ve experienced it: your happiness is bottoming out.

You look hugely successful to the outside world. You have every reason to be happy. Yet, on the inside, you’re actually thinking, “Please tell me this isn’t my existence.”

Your full potential? You feel about a million miles away from it.

You wake up one day—and then every 4 a.m. thereafter—in a panic wondering, “Is this all there is to my life?”

It happens to the best of us—the strivers, the high achievers, the CEOs, the academics, the artists, the creative types, and the members of the Multiple Degree Club.

You don’t have time for anything anymore. You’re overwhelmed and overstretched. You feel like you’re living the same year 70 times as opposed to living 70 years.

What will your legacy be? “Here lies [insert your name] who hustled hard and worked many, many long hours.”

We both know you’ve got more than that to offer the world.

I’ll help you tap into that.

It’s time to fall in love with your life (every detail of it, just like Jack Kerouac suggested)


If this sounds like you, then we should talk:

+You want your life to be different

+You want to embrace stability over chaos and go from frenzied thoughts to focused clarity

+You want to get out of your paralyzing mental loop of perseveration and start taking inspired actions

+You’ve just been through or are contemplating a significant life change

+You’re tired of not meeting the goals you set for yourself

+You’re doubting yourself and know you need support


What’s possible when we work together:

+You’ll finally begin to make progress, check things off your dream to-do list, and go to bed satisfied

+You’ll stick to a goal schedule, finish the project, start the next great thing, you’ll have your book selling on Amazon by your next birthday (if writing is your thing)

+You’ll no longer just be busy you’ll be productive and efficient

+You’ll gain the confidence you need to get past a place of fearing failure to the space where pure creativity comes from


Hi, I’m Dr. Chlup. But you can call me Dominique!

I’m a certified life and creativity coach for artists, academics, and all types of creatives. I’ve been burnt out, overworked, and beyond overwhelmed even though it looked like I had everything you could want from the outside looking in.

Five degrees behind my name, including a Masters and Doctorate from Harvard, a tenured faculty position at a prestigious research institution, $6.7 million in grant funding, over 200 publications. All the Academic Trappings of Success. I thought this was freedom.

None of it lead to sustainable happiness. I chose to pivot to find evidence-based, scientifically researched methods to strategize my actions, cultivate new beliefs, clarify my direction, make new meaning, optimize my environment, master my psychology, and take new actions that were consistent with the future I wanted to live into.

And now I’m going to share those with you.


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Let’s Talk…An Invitation

This one invitation could change your life forever.

OK, that’s ridiculous.

This one invitation may not change your life, but the call that accompanies it just might.

I personally invite you to enjoy a 45-minute complimentary phone consult with me.

With me as your coach, everything gets a whole lot easier.

You want your life to feel different. You know your time and energy are running low. You’re ready to clear the fog. You need someone to give you insight. It’s time to ditch the 4 a.m. wakeup blues and start making the most of every waking moment. We’ll get you pursuing your dreams with healthy new mental habits, happiness, and newfound confidence. 

Together, let’s change things.  

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I would recommend Dominique’s coaching to anyone looking for the perfect combination of “expert” and “cheerleader.” She is a true authority on the creative process and knows how to keep a client accountable and growing. But far from being intimidating, she is encouraging, optimistic, and endlessly enthusiastic. This was an ideal mix for me, as I had been disappointed in the past by coaches and instructors who were too lenient or familiar with only a limited number of techniques.
— Kahina Necaise, Freelance Editor & Writer

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I had always felt like a failure or an academic imposter before I started working with Dominique. All of that has changed now because she counseled me to change that vision of myself and to rework my internal dialogue. ...Dominique is an amazing spirit who truly cares about all of her clients and is attentive and responsive with all of her correspondence. She is inspiring, and I am grateful for the time spent together. You will not regret working with Dominique.
— Dr. Amanda Soto, Assistant Professor of Music Education, Texas State University

I had the privilege and honor to work with the amazing Dominique Chlup ....She was just as she seems here, friendly, professional, and wowzers her brilliance and intelligence was astounding. I highly suggest using her if you need to be trained and coached...”
— Belinda Ginter, Success Mindset Expert, Certified Emotional Kinesiologist