Over the past 30 years, Colleen Finn has proven she's an archetypal Renaissance woman. She has been successful in multiple careers, many of which she juggles simultaneously: Business Owner. Architect. Professor. Certified Life Coach. Creative Director. Graphic Designer. Illustrator. Swimming Instructor. Board Member.

And she has done all of this while confronting bipolar disease head on.

In 2022, combining her professional accomplishments with the realities of neurodivergence, Colleen formed GDS: Mental Well-Being for the Creative Mind, a new division of Green Dog Studio. GDS is a platform through which Colleen shares her experience as a practicing creative and bipolar with fellow creatives. From her years of personal experience and counseling others, Colleen knows the unique challenges posed by the creative mind. In her inimitable and highly effective style, she has developed lessons and tools proven to help tame the “mental tigers” that can distract, frustrate and paralyze creatives, enabling them to take charge.

Industry recognition:


“...everything that comes out of this woman’s mouth is pure brilliance.”
- Kervins Chauvet, Senior Creative, Wieden + Kennedy
“...she is solving problems you didn’t even realize you had. ...I thought I was an outside-the-box thinker until I met Colleen and then I realized she never even had a box in the first place.”
- Hutton Graham, Graduate Student at Lindsey Wilson College (Counseling & Human Development)
“Colleen rocks! She’s an amazing teacher and teaches her classes with gusto.”
- Jaime McQuilken, Lead UX/UI Designer at AT&T/Cricket Wireless
“...a strategic partner in support of her customers’ needs!”
- Keith Franco, Sr. Customer Service Representative at Accenture