Coaching for Creatives
Whether we exercise our creativity in science, tech, business or the arts, those of us with ‘creative’ brains have our own way of doing things. When we are in full flow, we can be intuitive, instinctive, quick and brilliant. We think 'out of the box', and we have our own way of doing things. But we also sometimes meet challenges in the apparently mundane simple things that don't seem to tax others. Sometimes we even experience overwhelm and find ourselves stuck. This feeling of overwhelm can be quite debilitating. I know this feeling. I am a creative, and well versed in the challenges that come with having a creative brain.
As a coach, my work with my creative clients is different from the more directive ‘professional presentation coaching’ that I do. This coaching is more reflective, and personal. Coaching as a process is an inspirational one. It empowers you to deal with your own challenges and overcome your obstacles. I use an active listening and laser questioning approach in this coaching. This listening/questioning approach helps you to reflect on your experience, and find your way forward. I've helped my creative clients with a wide range of issues: prioritising, managing the business side of our creative selves, dealing with imposter syndrome, handling criticism, coping with creative overwhelm, overcoming procrastination, raising self-esteem. The way forward for you will not be the same as for anyone else. You are unique, and I'd like to help you pursue your purpose in life, following your own path, at one with your core values.
What kind of challenges can my coaching help with?
Did you know, as a creative, there are some things you’re quite brilliant at! But sometimes we may:
- Find it hard to work out which way to go next, when our talents and skills bring so many options
- Be wrestling to get our ideas into a shape that can be shared with others
- Feel overwhelmed by the practical and mundane things of everyday life, maybe one thing in particular
- Be good at starting, but not finishing
- Have difficulty dealing with a particular person in our day to day life
- Experience Imposter Syndrome
- Lose faith in our own abilities
These and so many more things can come between us and what we are trying to achieve. As a creative myself, I recognise these challenges and I have experienced many of them. As your coach, I won't give you the answers. But I'll assist you in finding the answers for yourself by listening, careful questioning and reflecting back to you what you share of yourself. This process can be transformative. If you would like to work on it with me, email email@example.com or go to my Contact page.
Julia “ brings great humanity and kindness to this work, always making me feel understood, appreciated and supported, whilst moving me forwards”
"The wisdom you shared with me in December comes in handy every day and it really made me want to focus significantly on transforming my communication"