We had the good fortune of connecting with Trena Myers and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Trena, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
The idea of my business actually was part of who I am, as I started drawing and writing at the young age of 4. My father is an artist and I worked for him while I attended college. However, what pivoted my business to what it is today is working with a family medicine residency program on their wellness initiatives. It started out as fun painting like the Sip and Paint. However, they needed something more. After attending Emory Univ health coaching program I took what I learned from that training and being an intuitive abstract artist and created my emotional wellness workshops, The Color Theory Code. The Color Theory Code TM is a place for creative healing. A place to RISE UP and LET GO for transformational empowerment and metamorphosis. It is a catalyst for emotional freedom from pain, hurt, anxiety, stress, etc. It is a place where creative healing can provide an infinite power of self love. I empower people to connect to their inner child, make a fun mess and let go of stress.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I was born and raised an artist and have dabbled in many forms of creativity. What makes me unique is that I paint intuitively and typically abstract, however the twist in the creative mindset that I pull together to create my workshops to help people release stress, anxiety, emotions that are trapped. It is so freeing to paint and design without technical design but for the purpose of letting it all go. Was it easy? Absolutely not. As an artist I tend to be a wanderer and a dreamer, so I had to hire a coach to help me focus and guide me, she helped me put purpose in my workshops. This way of thinking helped inspire me and my creativity skyrocketed. What is different about my path is that I had over a decade of a misdiagnosed immune deficiency. Time after time of physicians telling me that everything was fine, however my body was telling me otherwise. I started to feel emotionally drained and mentally exhausted thinking that it was all in my head. I would find going to the canvas to release those anxieties. It felt great! I knew that if it helped me, it could help others. It was a form of art therapy.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I live in Suwanee, Georgia and I love where I live! It is the perfect location as I have a beautiful downtown Suwanee area filled with shops and a nice walking park. I would also take my friend to Atlanta for a walk in Centennial Park, the Coca Cola Factory, and the Aquarium for they typical Atlanta experience. Then we would take a jaunt up to Blue Ridge mountains for either a cozy weekend in a mountain cabin enjoying nature or taking a white water trip or floating down one of the rivers. Nature is wonderful in my state with many amazing parks, lakes and ocean shores.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My tribe that has encouraged me to set me on my path is my family, my med students, my residents, Lily Nava, Janice McQueen Ward, Vanessa Bryson, Don McMahon, Natasha Hazlett, Aline Marin for nominating me, my clients and coworkers.
Photos: Designs by Trena