About The Creative Life Institute

The Creative Life Institute (CLI) was founded as a creativity and wellness center in 2008. We have developed a unique set of processes that bring deep transformation to individuals, couples, groups, and leaders who want to transcend perceived limitations.

CLI is committed to being a healing force in the world. We have a unified vision to support the full and genuine expression of all who wish to find the gold in the darkness.

Whatever it is you are looking to find within yourself in order to heal or grow, The Creative
Life Institute can help you achieve your goals.

“There is no moment more satisfying than to watch a person discard the negative messages they have been carrying for so long…and choose to live boldly and authentically”

“Bob Beare, Ph.D.”

About Dr. Bob Beare

Dr. Beare is an industrial/organizational psychologist and has been a clinical psychotherapist and executive coach for over 20 years, working with individuals, couples, families, leaders, and organizations. He was a long-time instructor at the C. G. Jung Center in Houston, a certified leader with the ManKind Project International, is the Senior Clinical Consultant and former Clinical Director of The Last Resort Treatment Center for Men, and Senior Clinical Consultant to Maui Recovery in Hawaii.

A professional actor, director, and composer, Bob is the founder of Houston Playback Theatre (a personal story-based theatre troupe) and is also the author of The Creative Fire – 10 Weeks to Emotional and Creative Fitness. He is a trained expressive arts therapist using art, poetry, music, movement, and theatre in all of his therapeutic and coaching work.

Dr. Beare is the founder of The Authentic Leadership Program, helping leadership teams to become more effective and profitable through dynamic emotional intelligence training. He is also the founder of The Brave Heart Experience, an intensive 2 ½ day workshop for men, women, leaders, and people in recovery who are ready to dive deeply into self-empowerment.

Dr. Beare has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Composition, a Master’s in Clinical Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. His doctoral research and published dissertation was on the topic of “Senior Leader’s Experience’s with Vulnerability.” Bob is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in Texas, and is a certified Birkman Method Consultant.

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Bob Beare, Ph.D.

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”

― Dr. Brené Brown