Herding Fish

coaching for artists and makers


10 January 2021

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 was delivered online in 2020, it slotted nicely into the reality of my Fibromyalgia energy limitations. In fact, not having to travel for anything over the past year has been a revelation for me, but that’s a story for another day.

Since I’ve been freelance, I’ve occasionally delivered artist development training using my experience in marketing and project planning to help practitioners present themselves effectively online. While doing that, I noticed that the multiple layers and strands and possibilities of creative practice sometimes cloud our ability to take decisive action and more forward. I realised I really want to help people occupy the core of their creative work more fully. So they can be more effective both in how they do that work and how they communicate the work once it’s under way.

Coaching offers techniques that centre the individual within their own journey and brings together a raft of ideas I’ve been working with for many years. I’m excited to begin and use this space to share ideas as the exploration unfolds.