"I empower artists and creatives to maximize their personal
and professional potential."
Feeling stuck? Are you struggling to determine your next steps, focus on your true priorities or lacking confidence to take your creative practice, business or career to the next level or a new direction?
I understand the creative mindset and appreciate that there are many ways
to build a career and life as a creative professional.
My coaching practice is focused on supporting artists and creatives like you including: emerging, mid-career and established visual artists, makers, designers, writers, musicians, filmmakers, performers, entrepreneurs with arts-based businesses and leaders of cultural institutions and initiatives. Essentially, I coach anyone who is dedicated professionally or personally to artistic expression, creation or production.
Ready to take your creative practice, business or career to the next level or a new direction?
Here's how I can help
As your coach, I provide results oriented collaboration and partnership to help you:
Clarify your vision and goals as a creative professional
Plan how to realize your ambitions for your creative practice, career or business
Create habits and routines that support your professional development, productivity and success
Navigate challenges and change in your career and life as a creative
Cultivate confidence and mindset
Gain a better sense of control and accomplishment in your work and life as a creative professional.
Build a more sustainable and fulfilling creative career and balanced life
Whatever your challenge or aspiration...I’ll work with you to gain clarity, overcome hurdles and achieve your goals.
How I Coach
Coaching with me is a creative and collaborative process! We create our coaching relationship and each session based on your needs and desired outcome.
I empower you to grow your creative practice, arts-based business or career
from the inside out and build a more sustainable and fulfilling life as creative professional.
My job is to help you identify and focus on your true priorities and take the actions that you decide are right for you. I provide a neutral ear, champion you and build in accountability to keep you on track to move forward toward your goals.
I am based in Toronto, Canada and coach artists and creative professionals across Canada, the U.S.A and globally.
Individual Coaching for Artists and Creatives
Customized, 1:1 coaching based on your needs, challenges and desired outcomes. Clarify your direction and goals. Create achievable action plans, build habits, cultivate focus, mindset and confidence.
Career Coaching for Creative Professionals:
Explore opportunities for career direction and professional growth. Strategize a path forward. Establish action plans and accountability. Take your creative practice and career to the next level.
Leadership Development Coaching for Creatives:
Build your awareness of your authentic leadership style and your impact on others. Focus on your key priorities. Increase your effectiveness.
Business Coaching for Creative Entrepreneurs:
Clarify and articulate your vision. Identify goals and opportunities. Market your artwork, products and services authentically. Develop strategies to build your arts based business and income.
Group Coaching Programs for Artists and Creatives:
A series of customized one hour small group sessions. Structured around specific topics or themes determined in collaboration with participants. Format facilitates individual reflection and action planning and group discussion. Weekly check-ins support accountability to specific individual goals and projects.
Stay Tuned for Announcement of my NEW Group Coaching Program for 2023!
Professional Development Workshops for Artists and Creatives:
I offer interactive workshops designed to empower artists to learn and grow in their creative practices or arts-based businesses. I host myself or in partnership with arts-based organizations.
Join me on March 20, 2023 at 12:30pm ET to take your Creative Career Snapshot and set your focus for the coming season.
My professional experience has evolved over three decades in leadership positions in small design and arts based businesses and non-profit arts organizations. My work has involved realizing creative visions, producing artistic programs, developing business strategies and plans, designing products, negotiating collaborations and partnerships. I've dedicated my career to working side-by-side with artists and creatives.
I am a creative myself and I truly have a passion
for working with creative people!
Over the course of my career, I have collaborated with and mentored other creatives to achieve hundreds of creative and entrepreneurial initiatives. I understand the contexts, challenges and possibilities of building a sustainable and fulfilling career and life as a creative professional. I've lived those moments when I've had to figure out what's next for myself and sometimes create my own opportunities along the way. And I've love helping others creatives do the same for themselves.
My own experiences as a creative professional
lead me to pursue coaching
artists and creatives at a professional level.
I hold an HBFA from York University and 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.