Herding Fish

coaching for artists and makers

Integrate Group Coaching Programme

Integrate Group Coaching Programme

Over the past 2 years, I think I’ve attended more talks and training than the previous 10 years put together. Lots of great teachers sharing insights about marketing manoeuvres that could change my craft business; leverage the algorithm. But does it really matter how...

Goals are central to Coaching

Goals are central to Coaching

'Goals’ are central to coaching, 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 the world we operate...

Should I choose coaching or mentoring?

Should I choose coaching or mentoring?

People have been asking me about whether to choose coaching or 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 can...

Why Herding Fish?

Why Herding Fish?

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

Coaching and Mentoring in Craft

Coaching and Mentoring in Craft

Melody Vaughan has been posting on Instagram this week about Coaching and Mentoring in Craft. In her work as a creative consultant, Melody brings a depth of experience to this field. She enjoys relationships with 'makers and their objects' and supports the work of...

OFFER: One-off 1hr session for £25

OFFER: One-off 1hr session for £25

[Re-Fresh] offers a one-off 1hr session to help you filter your existing options and focus on what you really want to do next. The past 18 months may have left you unsure of the direction your practice is going. Coaching could help you refocus. You may not have been...

Would you rather be helped or heard?

Would you rather be helped or heard?

Would you rather be helped or heard? Sometimes we need expert advice but often we just need to unpack our thoughts without interruption. So when a version of this question popped up on one of my social media feeds this week it struck me as really highlighting the...

Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to the Herding Fish Blog! Last year I trained as a coach with Relational Dynamics 1st who focus on creative, cultural and non-profit settings. Their training is something I’d wanted to do for some time, and because it shifted online in 2020, it slotted nicely...