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Coaching for Creatives

Being a creative type can be hard! I’ve done it myself for over 10 years. So how can coaching help?

Working as a creative can be the best career in the world. But it can also be one of the hardest. There is huge reward, putting so much of ourselves into the work we create and contribute towards. As a Theatre Director and a Film/Video Producer, I know first hand what it is to live the arts and entertainment lifestyle. Work and ‘play’ is often blurred and it can feel hard to disconnect the two. Whether working as a freelancer or in-house, the emotional, physical and financial pressures can be overwhelming.

Are you are an actor struggling with your confidence as you go up for auditions? Maybe you’re a theatre, television or film director/producer who feels ‘imposter syndrome’ when heading up a creative vision. Or perhaps you’re a writer who is currently hit with writer’s block. Whether you’re just starting out or have recently launched the next hot ticket, coaching could be exactly what you’re looking for.

The nature of working in the creative industries is that there are highs and lows along the way. There are periods with little work, balancing second (and third!) jobs and working within frustrating teams. But there are also times of personal pride and major feelings of accomplishment. And there are other times where we may question whether the sector aligns with what we want anymore altogether.

Coaching can help to manage your feelings along your creative journey and to work out what’s important to you right now. The relationship we will form will explore your values and what you want your life to look like, empowering you to make choices that are right for you. By building on inner resources, we will tackle personal blockers head on and explore different perspectives, helping you to unlock what you find most fulfilling. A big part of coaching is creating forward momentum, so that you can turn your thoughts into action within your life. Co-Active Coaching takes a creative approach in itself, so hopefully you’ll also have fun along the way!