Live freely, take on new challenges, grow with the tasks and consciously live every moment.
Embrace new things. These are the concepts I am fully invested in.
We become muddled, feeling tight as a drum when we should be proactive, making excuses for not moving forward, using terms like “When I finally have time…” and “If only my partner/kids/life/financial situation were different…” Days turn into weeks, and into months and years, and the things we want to do, the very things that we know will bring us joy and lift us our of our own inertia, slip between the cracks of our existence.
Sometimes change comes at us unexpectedly, through events like a move, a death, a sickness, a friend being honest with us. We’re forced to react and take on newness, even though we hadn’t planned on it. Sometimes change comes from our core – we know we have to move away from where we are emotionally, physically, psychologically, but we’re stuck and don’t know which way to turn.
Creatives and entrepreneurs have a thousand pitfalls to face every day: self doubt, financial concerns, where to expend time, money and energy for the best result. Creatives in particular face feelings of conflict when it comes to making money from art – how can a person remain true to her creative self and not sell out for the purposes of financial survival. Start a new business or venture of any type means coping with change and reinvention. When we throw ourselves into what we love, we embrace risk in ways that we never could have imagined before the fact, and we redefine ourselves when we move forward with professional and creative change.
My work centers around this principle: When we can identify small components in large goals, and turn those into actionable steps, then grasping change becomes a much simpler, less intimidating and more organic process.
Having coped and thrived through massive personal change on every level, from changing countries and languages twice to embracing financial and professional change (from corporate executive to entrepreneur, author, expat and artist), I know that resonance and guidance help make the process much more meaningful and clear. This is what initially drew me into the idea of being a coach and mentor: to give back what has been given to me through the last nineteen years of tumultuous change, redefinition, and personal development.
My expertise is understanding your goals, your motivations and your blocks, and creating a plan to move you and your energy in the direction you’d like to go.
Creatives and artists
People in a life change phase or in a change-related decision making process, by their own volition
People in a change phase because change has been thrust upon them.
People contemplating making a major life change.
Singular coaching and mentoring sessions:
Purpose: to provide direction and feedback for people with questions and concerns regarding life, professional and creative change
We email, during which you give me the basis of who you are and what’s happening right now. You tell me what’s brought you to seek mentoring or coaching.
We talk for one hour and ten minutes via Skype.
I follow up that conversation with a summary of the session. It’s here that I’ll give you my honest reflective observation about our talk, where I see potential areas of movement and development.
You email me with questions, and I respond. If, at this point, you’d like to set up another session, you’re free to do so.
What I do during and after our session together:
dig deeply into blocks and hesitations
pull general and specific concepts out of the conversation to explore further
give you an overall summary of your change-related issues
give feedback and suggest specific steps toward the direction of your personal goals
What I don’t do:
make psychological evaluations
tell you what to do
give you some kind of “formula for success”
solve childhood issues
act as a therapist
Appointments will open up soon!