OTOA Creative Life Practice & OTOA Performance Technique

With OTOA Founder, Master Teacher & CLP Coach, Gia Forakis

You do not need to be an artist to benefit from a Creative Life Practice

Working one-on-one as an OTOA Creative Life Practice Coach, I am able to offer a more individually tailored approach to personal growth and  transformation.

OTOA Creative Life Practice (CLP)™ offers exceptional and practical benefits for Creative Thinkers in Every Field & Any Discipline.
As your personal life coach I am ready to assist you in identifying the key elements and issues where you want to effect change in your life, and address them cohesively and comprehensively using the well established principles of OTOA and the tools of CLP.

OTOA's practice of incremental thought and action is the preliminary step for managing all our aspirations, no matter what the project --big or small, personal or communal, quotidian or visionary.

By employing the beneficial and established principles of OTOA, with CLP's 6 Point System for Creative Influence & Transformation,™ I am able to offer life-long tools and a clear path for untangling professional and personal questions and challenges and reinvigorating both artists and non-artist alike : re-directing thought & action to bring incremental, content driven, change.

OTOA CLP Coaching offers care, context, attention, encouragement and support, while teaching you practical tools for effecting tangible change for a more unified sense of self.

I am not a therapist. I am the coach in your corner.

                                                                                    ~ Gia Forakis, Brooklyn, NY


The Aim of
OTOA Creative Life Practice
Private Coaching
is to give you the tools to

-Clarifying your goals & sense of purpose

-Reinvigorating your capacity for possibility

-Strengthen your encounters with creative abundance

-Assisting in professional and personal growth & transformation

Private Coaching Sessions Are Beneficial For:
  • Untangling a Specific Issue(s)
  • Addressing Complications Within a Current Project
  • Working Through Life Changing Circumstances
  • Need or Desire to Effect Comprehensive Changes (on large, small or intimate scale).
  • Designing and Achieving a Project or Goal
  • Reinvigorating Your (Creative) Spirit
  • Connecting to a Sense of Purpose
  • Addressing "The Artist" Apart From Your "Career"
  • Preparing / Testing New Material/Ideas
  • Revamping The Creative/Life Vision
  • Strengthening Technique
  • Building Craft

WHAT IS OTOA Creative Life Practice

    OTOA CLP Private Coaching is a safe, private and productive environment for comprehensive dialogue designed to foster a healthy and cohesive sense of being; It is a space and time dedicated to: reassessing and revamping personal and professional goals, uncovering untapped strengths, identifying and untangling issues undermining your path forward, articulating a personal work/life vision, establishing  achievable goals, and fostering a creative life practice with exercises tailored to suit individual needs.

    OTOA CLP Private Coaching is time and space to support of your best self, and find the tools  for more joy and fulfillment in all you do.


    Gia is also available to guide you through your next project or presentation as an ON-SITE silent, supportive observer, that is ideal for leaders, managers, directors, public speakers, producers, directors... etc.

    All silent 
ON-SITE observation sessions are followed by a private one-on-one coaching session.

    ON-SITE Observation & Coaching is beneficial for (but is not limited to) assisting in the strengthening communication and connection with a team, inspiring productivity, building group engagement and confidence, strengthening vision, addressing vocal and physical execution, encouraging a more fluid sense of resolve and mental freedom, enrichment of content, and the development of a clearer practice, structure & execution through achievable goals.


    As OTOA Founder, Master Teacher & Theater Artist, Gia is ready to guide you in a private session using the OTOA Performance Technique, to bring clarity, specificity, confidence to the stage, by preparing you for your next audition or supporting you throughout a project, production, presentation, film shoot...etc. Private sessions can address a variety of (targeted) areas or scenarios (including as a silent observer on the set or rehearsal room). For more information on the OTOA Performance Technique & Training CLICK HERE.


Prospect Park South -West
Ocean Parkway

Between Church & Beverly
Preferred Hours M-F: 9am - 7pm*

Preferred Hours M-F: 9am - 7pm*

*Weekend Dates are available on an case by case basis

First Time Session 2 Hour Minimum = $75
Each Additional Hour = $50
$25 for each additional half hour

For in-person sessions at:
YOUR HOME or OFFICE - add $25 more per hour
MANHATTAN STUDIO - add $35 more per hour
Pricing can be tailored to your needs and budget. We can design a session, or series of sessions, and a pricing plan that works for your budget.
To schedule a private coaching session
Email GiaForakis@aol.com

Please add "OTOA Coaching"
to the Subject Header of your email.



"In our invaluable weekly coaching sessions, Gia skillfully supports me while simultaneously pushing me to take Paul Bunyan-sized steps. As I work with Gia and learn the OTOA principles, my studio becomes an ever more fertile, dynamic environment." ~Lexi Perlmutter, Reader, Writer, Thinker, Artist, Coffee Drinker, San Francisco, CA

 "Working with Gia in our CLP private coaching sessions has truly been a gift.  It has helped me to find a new perspective on a situation that was holding me back in all areas of my life. My new found freedom creates gratitude in my daily practice.
~ S. Friedland, Brooklyn, NY

"Gia is an exceptional listener, absorbing and reflecting back the broader aspects and context of any topic. She has helped me to untangle the details of  specific projects as well as guided my own personal growth in a wide range of areas. She brings encouragement and compassion to all our private sessions. "
~ R. Shirley, Brooklyn, NY

 OTOA Creative Life Practice (CLP)™

Origins OTOA Creative Life Practice
with Gia Forakis & Jacob Kyle*

(*Founder Embodied Philosophy)

Cancellation Policy
Please bare in mind that if you must cancel
a scheduled session that you alert Ms. Forakis
24 hours in advance- or sooner if possible.
Email GiaForakis@aol.com