How we do art is how we do life.
I offer coaching as a way to support professional and aspiring artists, writers, and other creatives to rediscover and express their authentic creative voice. I believe that all of us are born creative, and that as we move through life, we have experiences that either increase our access to that creative energy or block it off. Since I began doing this work in 2007, I have found that moving the creative blocks causes shifts that echo through our entire lives - and vice versa.
Using the language of Carl Jung, I call these blocks "shadows." These are parts of ourselves that we repress that then show up in undesireable ways and keep us from living as our full selves. These shadows might take the form of the internal critic, fatigue, boredom, or inaction. The greatest part of what I do in any coaching session is to work with you to engage these parts of yourself, transform the shadows, and mine them for the gold they contain.
I also believe that we learn skills and adopt mental and emotional practices that either support our creative efforts or hinder them. The more traditional piece of my coaching practice involves using those skills and practices as ways of anchoring the transformation of your creative shadows.
As a Professional Creative, Coaching might benefit you if you are:
As a Struggling or Aspiring Creative, Coaching might benefit you if you are:
Together, we will:
Coaching is held either by phone/Skype or in person at my home studio in West Asheville, NC, 28806, USA. The Skpye or physical address will be given at registration.