At essence, coaching is two things: listening and questioning.
As a coach, I will listen to you speak, and ask questions that enable new thinking.
You may want to set goals and actions, and use my coaching to be held accountable to them. Or you may prefer to just allow new thinking to percolate, with an understanding that the inspiration to act will follow. The service is bespoke and client led, and I will help you get the most out of our time together.
I trained as a coach with Relational Dynamics 1st in July 2019, and undertook their advance training course in March 2022. Since becoming accredited I have delivered over 300 hours 1-1 and group coaching sessions, worked with emerging and established artists, creatives and organisations in a multitude of disciplines, and have become Associate coach at creative sector support organisation thehub.
My coaching fees start from £90 per hour for unfunded freelance creatives
and increase on a sliding scale. We can negotiate a suitable fee together.
If you'd like to proceed, it's best to have a chat to make sure we'll work well together.
You can book a free half hour consultation call with me below.
Mentoring is about giving advice and information based on experience. Coaching enables you to come up with your own answers, under the belief that finding your own journey is more likely to lead to you sticking with it. Coaches can give advice and information, but sparingly and always with permission first. I can also offer mentoring in any of my specialisms – drop me a line to discuss more.
Counselling is an open-ended medical process which looks at past trauma to identify the roots of present issues. Coaching is time-limited, future focussed, does not centre on the past or trauma, and can be very specific to areas of professional or personal development. Although coaching can be ‘therapeutic’ in a broad sense, and there are crossovers in some areas of the practices, I am not a medical professional and it is an important distinction to make.
Coaching can be an emotionally difficult and triggering process, however professionally specific we make it. We will discuss this in our initial consultation.
I recommend coaching sessions to be 1 hour in length, and booked in arcs of 6 sessions. Having a finish line in view is very useful for making progress. Once you have completed your sessions we will review your progress and decide how to continue.
However, I’m flexible. You can book single sessions, and we can arrange shorter or longer sessions to suit.
Coaching and Producing for Creative Professionals
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