OFFER: Re-Fresh with 1hr of Coaching for £25

If events of the past 18 months have left you unsure of the direction of your practice, coaching could help you refocus. You may not have been able to do the things you had planned, and you may even have started to work in different ways - using new materials or...

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sharing my thoughts on creativity and productivity…

Close those windows

Having a tiny computer within reach all day long isn’t something the human brain was designed to keep up with. In a typical day, we encounter volumes of information that far exceeds what we can process. I know some days it feels like I’m drowning in ideas, and the...

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Goal!

The idea of ‘goals’ is central to the coaching process. But what does it mean when a coach asks their client what their goal is, or what they want to ‘achieve’? This is language that we tend to associate with external ‘success’ criteria and hitting targets. That’s not...

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Balancing Creativity

I’ve been thinking about different stages that exist in an artist or maker's practice and how the state of mind that takes a deep dive into a new idea or material is very different to the one that makes project plans or writes an application, or sets up an online...

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Should I choose coaching or mentoring?

People have been asking me about the difference between coaching and mentoring. The definitions I use are: a COACH works with their clients by helping them identify and achieve their own goals (internal answers) a MENTOR shares their own experience so the other person...

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Why Herding Fish?

In this week's blog post, I'm talking about how I came to be offering coaching to artists and makers and what I love about seeing people fully occupy the core of their making practice. The name happened in 2011 shortly after I’d finished art school in Brighton. I was...

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I can see that when I talk to friends I have to be aware that I don’t ‘make it about me’ too much, that I listen.

I surprised myself that I enjoyed the unrestricted access to my own thoughts.

 

Client Feedback March 2021