“Evangeline and Jo Anne have a gift for bringing out the creative process. The words and images that we collaborated on for my beautiful brochure and website brought me business precisely because they were in alignment with the true sense of meaning and value in my work. But more than that, Evangeline and Jo Anne helped me connect with an authentic place in my relationship to my work, so that marketing feels like a graceful offering rather than selling.”

Somatic therapist,

Evangeline Welch and Jo Anne Smith, co-founders

If intuition is the voice of the soul, then creativity is that voice expressed.

We each bring 35 years of professional communications experience to Intuitive Leaps Creative Services. (Can we really be that “seasoned”? We’d like to say that we started our successful careers at the remarkable age of 6, but the honest truth is that we both started our careers before anyone had heard of fax machines, cell phones or the Internet.)

We became friends 15 years ago through the Speaking Circles International facilitator-training program, and our relationship deepened in improvisational personal storytelling circles. In 2005, we began our professional partnership with a comprehensive website re-design for a national non-profit organization. That’s when we discovered shared sensibilities, complementary talents and skills, a synergistic flow, and a passion for meaningful collaboration, powerful presence and authentic self-expression.

We value the relationships we have built with our clients and work associates. Our support team includes a broad network of resources for web design and production, search engine optimization, and technical and database support.



Evangeline Welch

My vision is to inspire others to nurture their creative spirits and to deepen their awareness of the power of intuition in their personal lives and work.

Jo Anne Smith

“I believe in trusting intuition, working in collaboration, the power of story and the creative potential of silence.”

Evangeline hasn't received a "paycheck" or a "paid" vacation for more than 23 years. But she has happily worked from home as a self-employed communications consultant since April 1, 1988 - the day she launched her own business providing creative services, branding and strategic marketing for corporations, nonprofits and small businesses. (She figured at the time if her business wasn’t successful, she could tell everyone it was an April Fool’s joke.) During the previous 10 years, she worked as a newspaper reporter, the editor and art director of San Francisco Business magazine, and manager of communications for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and other non-profit organizations.

Her skills and expertise include creative direction and project management, writing, editing, art direction, graphic design and production, branding, corporate identity, marketing strategy, website development, events marketing, group facilitation, public speaking and storytelling. 

In 1997, Evangeline founded a transformational art process that evokes deep play called Paint Dancing™ (her own intuitive leap). She has presented numerous workshops on creativity, expressive arts and intuitive body wisdom, and is a facilitator for Inner Journey Seminars. She also traveled throughout North America on an “intuitive pilgrimage” interviewing people making a difference in the world for a collection of inspiring stories on intuition and the creative process.


Jo Anne founded Public Presence Consulting more than 20 years ago to help individuals and organizations expand their public presence in person, in print and online. Having freelanced as an editor and designer for McGraw-Hill Publishing, she now edits books, web content, articles and stories, and offers a full range of author services, including line and copy editing, book design and layout, ebook conversion, self-publishing managment, author websites, and reading/presentation coaching. Her skills and talents also include creative direction and project management, website development, branding and art direction.

Jo Anne produces and directs storytelling showcases, seminars and other events, such as inspirational humorist Terri Tate's acclaimed one-woman show, Shopping as a Spiritual Path. She spent five years as associate producer on award-winning educational videos and multimedia, and served as Creative Projects Director for Speaking Circles International. Her projects included co-producing a documentary on the theme of women reclaiming their voices.

An accomplished storyteller and speaker, Jo Anne leads personal storytelling workshops and presents for professional organizations. For the past 15 years she has coached individuals and facilitated groups in a wide variety of settings including living rooms, non-profits, Silicon Valley and San Quentin. As an ordained minister, Jo Anne celebrates end-of-life and other passages, and offers mentoring groups through the Center for Soulful Living.


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