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Coaching for Creatives

Are you ready to commit to your Inner Artist? Do you have a novel in you? Stories to be crafted, songs to be written, paintings to be rendered? What is holding you back from living your most creative life?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What happens in a coaching session?

A: The sessions are tailored to your specific artistic needs and goals. You will help me to understand what it is that you would love to do creatively, and to the best of your knowledge at this point, what it is keeping your from achieving your aim. I will provide you with challenges and homework that will direct you to take specific, practical steps to get you to where you want to go. Our sessions might include hypnotherapy, lifestyle assessments, discussions about how you prioritize your time and plan for your personal energy flow, and explorations of your self-talk.

 

Q: What is the difference between coaching and counseling?

A: Here are some of the differences:

  1. Coaching focuses on your creative goals. This is not working on healing emotional wounds, learning how to improve relationships or understanding your childhood. Those issues are the domain of therapy (also known as counseling). Coaching for Creatives is focused on you as a creative person: how to get you feeling free, being productive, and working with joy at your art. Coaching for Creatives is streamlined to help you build confidence in your art, to motivate you out of your slump, and to overcome procrastination.

  2. Insurance does not cover Coaching. This will be an out-of-pocket expense for you. The fee is $120/ 55-minute session. 


Q: How many sessions will I need?

A: This will vary with the person and the goal. You might need only one consultation. You might decide to meet on a monthly basis until you are "launched." You might consider coming back from time to time for a refresher. It will be up to you.


Q: Are there any prerequisites to coaching?

A: All you really need are: a willingness to look at things differently, an openness to changing habits and routines, and an intention to make a commitment to your art.


Q: How should I prepare for my first session?

A: Optional, but a helpful time-saver: 

Be able to state in three sentences what you want to do creatively--short-term and long-term. Identify any obstacles you are aware of. We will go from there, as I will ask you questions in our session to dig deeper and begin crafting a plan toward productivity.