Inspiration Coaching

One of the most common question I am asked is “How you do come up with so many ideas?!”

My answer is always layered- I don’t know how not to come up with ideas – constantly… I have more ideas than time to make them… it has even been overwhelming at times!

Over 20 years working in the art industry I have had to strategize ways to develop my ideas, execute projects to completion, produce professional quality, finished artwork that is ready to display or install, promote and sell.

A few years ago, I realized that it had become this unintentional side note of my job as curator of The Ethel Curry Gallery as well as when hosting guests in my own studio, to constantly give advice and encouragement to visitors, fellow artists and patrons alike about how to increase their confidence, find inspiration, hone their skills and believe in themselves as creative beings.

Too often I hear people say “I wish I was creative… I don’t have a creative bone in my body” or “I like to make things, but I’m not very good at it”… or “I don’t know what I want to do.”

I found myself thinking, if only I could spend more time talking with these wonderful people and share my experience with them… maybe they would believe me when I say that ALL humans are creative! We all possess abilities in creative expression and how we do that is unique to each of us – which is effing cool!

As a multidisciplinary artist, curator and highly sensitive person who has been through all the struggles of scraping my way up from a very modest and self-conscious existence-  I can relate to people from all walks of life. I can help them find their hidden artist’s voice, further develop the skills they are already aware of, discover new talents and strengths or up-level their creative business to become more fulfilling.   

My coaching sessions are tailored to any experience level- from zilch to ages.

Group sessions are available for those who like the connection and comfort found in shared experience – to know they are not the only one who has felt insecure or unsure of themselves – and bounce ideas off one another in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

Individual sessions are encouraged for those who like more one-on-one, personal guidance- tailored to their specific needs, wishes, dreams or goals.

Conversations about art and watching sparks of inspiration light up in people’s eyes bring me as much joy as making my own artwork.  

In the two decades I’ve spent pursuing a creative life, I’ve had to overcome perfectionism, people pleasing, conflict avoidance, imposter syndrome, and good ol’ self-doubt. Obviously, I am human, and still struggle from time to time… but I’m better at tuning that garbage out so that I can carry on happily with my weirdo arty life.

I want you to feel liberated from those soul sucking thoughts too!

It will be my absolute pleasure to work with you through whatever creative roadblocks you’re up against.

Inspiration is everywhere. Making is limitless. It is all possible.

You May Benefit from Inspiration Coaching If…

  • You are experiencing creative blocks and would like strategies on how to refocus or rekindle your passion for creating.
  • You have always wanted to be creative, but think you aren’t.
  • You would like to begin a creative project but aren’t sure where to start or what to make.
  • You struggle with perfectionism, procrastination, overwhelm or imposter syndrome.
  • You want professional advice about pricing, finishing, hanging, or displaying artwork.
  • You need help finding business resources or building your network.
  • You want to turn your hobby into a business.
  • You would like informed feedback while writing your story/narrative, bio or artist statement.
  • You need someone to be accountable to who will help keep you on track.
  • You feel like the businessy parts of your creative business are bogging you down and stifling your inspiration/motivation.
  • You would like someone to relate to about the struggle of starting from stratch.
  • You are tired of holding yourself back and need help overcoming your self-limiting thought patterns.
  • You want to be a part of a creative community.

Coaching Packages

Coaching Pricing/Rates Breakdown

Trial Session (BIG SPECIAL DEAL!) – Basically half price.

1 time call + one email with resources tailored to you, based on our talk.

$80

3 Month Package

6 x 1hr phone calls – bi-weekly – (either phone or video chat)

Resources, activities and tips emailed to you after sessions.

I x email question between each phone call session. (Up to 5 questions via emails in total)

Free access to one group session.

$1495

6 Month Package

12 x 1 hr phone calls – bi weekly – (either phone or video chat)

Resources, activities and tips emailed to you after sessions.

I x email question between each phone call session. (Up to 11 questions via email in total)

Free access to two group sessions.

$2995

GROUP SESSIONS

Bounce your thoughts and ideas off other creatives like you. Guided group discussion with up to 6 participants.

Bring a project to gain feedback on, and/or brainstorm and troubleshoot, and/or friendly critiques, and the opportunity to feel solidarity with other artists from all walks of life who are probably going through similar conundrums as you are!

Grow your network and community. Find support and encouragement in a safe, friendly, and casual atmosphere.  

Topics of group sessions will vary based on participants needs and wants.

Second Sunday of each month. 2pm – 4pm

At How(e) Creative Studio, 35 Pine Avenue and via Zoom.

$17 per person.    

Group Sessions require at least 4 participants to run.

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