"I empower artists, creative entrepreneurs and leaders in arts and culture to maximize their personal and professional potential."
Feeling stuck or at a pivotal moment? Are you struggling to focus on your true priorities, determine your next steps or lacking confidence to take your creative career and life to the next level or a new direction?
Here's how I can help
My coaching practice is focused on supporting artists and creatives like you including: emerging,
mid-career and established artists, makers, designers, entrepreneurs with arts-based businesses and leaders of cultural institutions and initiatives. Essentially, anyone who is dedicated professionally or personally to artistic expression, creation or production.
I understand the creative mindset and appreciate that there are many ways to build a career and life as a creative professional.
As your coach, I work alongside you as a thought partner to facilitate your self-discovery, increase your confidence and refine your focus on what is most important in your life, your creative endeavours or directions.
I can help you to:
Clarify your vision for your creative practice/career/business
Set specific goals and develop and implement effective strategies to achieve them;
Prioritize, focus and follow through to finish projects that matter to you;
Increase your confidence and develop habits to support your creativity and success;
Cultivate professional and personal relationships that support your endeavours;
Understand and push past creative blocks and fears that stand in the way of your ambitions;
Build a more sustainable, fulfilling creative career and balanced life;
Figure out what’s next and go for it!
How I Coach
Every coaching relationship and session is uniquely created based on your needs and your desired outcome.
Whatever your challenge, barrier or aspiration I’ll work with you to gain clarity, overcome hurdles and achieve your goals.
I empower you to grow your creative practice, arts-based business and life from the inside out.
Our coaching conversations are focused, thought-provoking and structured to support you to determine plans and take the actions that you decide are right for you. I work collaboratively with you to build our relationship based on trust, candour and action planning and ask questions to help you to identify blocks, challenges and opportunities in your life. My job is to support you to make better decisions and be stronger in your professional and personal relationships, provide a neutral ear, champion you and build in accountability to keep you on track to move forward toward your goals.
I offer customized coaching plans with the option of a set number of sessions or a monthly coaching rate (typically based on two 45 minute sessions per month). I provide additional support via email or text between sessions if you have questions, want to share accomplishments or need additional encouragement.
I coach virtually via phone, Zoom or Skype or in person.
1:1 Coaching for Artists and Creatives
Results oriented collaboration and partnership to help you to: Clarify your creative and personal goals | Cultivate confidence & self-esteem | Manage stress | Navigate change | Enhance your personal fulfilment | Build a sustainable creative career and balanced life.
Career Direction and Professional Growth:
Assess your strengths, talents and passions | Explore options for career direction and professional growth | Figure out what’s next and go for it! | Establish action plans and accountability.
Identify and focus on your key priorities | Increase your effectiveness | Build your awareness of your authentic leadership style and your impact on others.
Business Coaching for Creative Entrepreneurs:
Clarify and articulate your vision | Identify goals and opportunities |Focus on priorities to move forward | Develop and implement strategies to build your arts based business and income | Market your artwork, products and services authentically.
Group Coaching Programs:
A series of customized one hour meet ups structured around specific topics or themes determined in collaboration with participants. I bring interactive activities and stimulating questions in response to the topics identified to facilitate self-discovery and discussion with colleagues in group and break-out formats. Format includes weekly check ins and goal setting/action steps to support specific individual goals and projects. Limited to 6 participants. Register as an individual for upcoming dates on offer or contact me work with your organization or group to set up a customized program.
Upcoming 4 Week Group Coaching Program
Mondays 1pm - 2pm EST | June 7 - June 28| Registration is open!
Professional Development Workshops:
Interactive workshops designed to empower artists to build their capacity to move forward in their independent creative practice or arts-based business. I host workshops independently and more often in partnership and collaboration with arts-based organizations.
During Covid-19 all workshops will be presented on-line.
OFFERS and Options for Artists and Creatives During Covid-19:
Are you struggling to focus, rethinking priorities, direction, daily routines and self-care as a creative professional?
I can help! I’m continuing to offer1 FREE 30 minute virtual coaching session to any artist or creative who needs a boost, group coaching options, as well as reductions of up to 20% off rates and packages for 1:1 virtual coaching through May 2021.
My professional experience has evolved over three decades of working in leadership positions in small design and arts based businesses and non-profit arts organizations working side-by-side with entrepreneurs and artists to support them to strategize direction, negotiate collaborations and partnerships, realize creative projects and implement business plans. Over the course of my career, I have collaborated with and mentored individuals to achieve hundreds of artistic projects and business initiatives.
I have a special passion for working with artists and creatives. Because of my own personal and professional background and experience I understand the creative mindset, the context, challenges and possibilities of building a sustainable and fulfilling career and life as a creative professional. My experiences of working with artists and entrepreneurs is in fact what lead me to pursue coaching at a professional level.
I am an Internationally Accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) through the Co-active Training Institute® and a member of ICF Toronto.