Let's talk about you
You have a creative dream. Maybe you want to unlock that creative spirit you feel has been dormant in you for way too long, and just get making. Maybe you want to open yourself up to creative new ideas, in your business or in your life. Maybe you want to take what you are already doing to the next level. No matter what your dream is, you know you want to approach your life and work in more creative ways.
I've lost count of the number of people who have contacted me over the years, asking for guidance in their creative lives. How to overcome creative block they're facing. Where to find guidance on learning a new skill. How to showcase their work on social media. How to start marketing and selling what they write or make.
No matter how detailed my response, I've found that email alone just doesn't work as a way to properly help these people. It needs to be a proper conversation - a back and forth, ideas sparking and tangents embraced - to help them get to the crux of what they really want, and to find practical ways forward with steps that they can actually take.
That's why I decided to launch my Creative Coaching conversations. We each make a cup of tea (or, you know, your beverage of choice), find somewhere comfortable and quiet, and spend a solid hour talking about your creative dreams and how to help you realise them. At the end of the conversation, you come away with actionable next steps that get you immediately onto the path you seek.
Here are some reasons you might want to work with me in this way:
You want to stretch yourself creatively but lack the confidence, or don't know where to start
You have something creative inside you and you want to share it with the world
You want to build your personal brand
You want to promote your creative business online or in the media
You want to find or grow a community of like-minded people
You want to establish yourself as an expert or thought-leader in your field
You want to sell more of the things you make or do
You want to get commissions - or find employment - for your creative work
You want to promote the specific products or services that you make
You want to become an advocate or change-maker for a special cause
How I can help
I'm not a psychologist or a business coach. But I am a person who has made a living from my creative passions - and explored and developed many other creative passions as hobbies - for almost 20 years. I can help with your confidence, your creative inspiration, your business planning, and the practicalities of promoting yourself and what you do (such as blogging and newsletters, social media, traditional media, and other marketing).
You may know me as the mum with the paint-brushes and the blog. But in my pre-kids life, I have edited and launched national and international magazines, spearheaded and project-managed multimillion dollar branding and fundraising programs, and devised and managed countless communications strategies. I've built and optimised more websites than I can count, written two books, broadcast nationally on radio every day for three years, and leveraged my creative passion to fund two years of living in New York and travelling the world.
I'm also a super-enthusiastic cheerleader, and genuinely passionate about helping people find, develop and celebrate their creativity, whatever that means to them and whatever outcomes they hope to achieve. I would love to cheer you on!
Let's get to work!
There are two ways we can work together, depending on your goals, your needs, and your budget.
Option 1: 60-minutes intensive coaching
During this 60-minute conversation, we will delve directly into what you need the most in order to move forward. For example, that might be finding clarity and direction in your creative projects or your brand; improving your social media profile; ways to overcome any challenges or obstacles you're experiencing to moving forward; or setting in place a concrete plan for getting your work into the world. Afterwards I'll send you notes on our session, and specific tasks for you to take the next steps.
OPTION 2: THREE MONTH creative coaching ($900)
If you want to spend some quality time working on your creative goals and your brand, the three-month program package will help you really dig in to the challenges you are facing, and how to overcome them and move forward. I will work with you over six 60-minute sessions, every two weeks for three months.
Together, we will work on a detailed plan for you with actionable steps that help put you on a path to achieve your creative goals.
These sessions themselves can be spent in a number of ways. For example, you may wish to use some or all of them for additional mentoring conversations, each conversation building on the other and with actionable "next steps" for you to take each time.
Alternatively, you may want to have me spend one of those hours auditing your website or social media presences instead. You may prefer to spend some of that time receiving more practical coaching on an aspect of your work that is challenging you, such as setting up a new blog or social media profile, learning how to improve your writing, or creating a six-month content plan. It's up to you!