What Is A Creative Coach? And Do I Need One?
Folks can often wonder what is the purpose of a Creative Coach? What do Creative Coaches do? How do they do it and if they will they even benefit from practising with one?
Each Creative Coach – Coachee relationship is unique. Individual dynamics are at play; however, the following is my explanation of what to expect from partnering with me as a Creative Coach’s, my role, the purpose and process.
Creative Coach’s Are:
A collaborative partner for achieving change
A source of motivation, accountability, support and trust
A brainstorming ally for generating ideas and strategies
A guide for goal achievement and creating permanent change
Creative Coach’s Are NOT:
A sounding board for moaning about problems.
A source of validation for a victim mentality
A shoulder to cry on during emotional pain or life challenges
A therapist or counsellor trained to identify and fix the cause of emotional trauma or mental disorder
A consultant offering expert advice
Clients Hire Creative Coaches Seeking to:
Attain new levels of satisfaction and fulfilment in their Creative career.
Grow in their personal and professional life
Identify goals and design effective action plans
Build accountability and commit to themselves
Take responsibility for directing their lives
Establish healthy habits and states of mind
Create constant change that will lead to their desired outcomes
A Creative Coach Facilitates Discussions that help their clients to:
Identify and sustain focus on their desired results
Determine attainable goals and actionable strategies
Establish opportunities, possibilities and solutions
Challenge their limiting belief system
Develop an empowered state of mind
Get and stay motivated, energised and confident
Make decisions to take a positive direction with their Career
Roles: Creative Coach and Client
The Creative Coaches role is to structure the coaching experience, by encouraging the client and provide tools and structure.
The Clients’ role is to be candid and transparent, express their needs, ambitions and to take action on decisions made during the coaching session.
Who Is It For?
The One on One Creative Coach Programme with me is for Creative Professionals looking to advance, upskill and expand their Creative talent.
Creative Coaching for; Photographers, Graphic Designers, Art Directors, Creative Directors, UX/UI Specialists and anyone looking for a boost within their Creative Profession.
One on one coaching sessions are private, confidential and where we initiate S.M.A.R.T Goals.
What Are S.M.A.R.T Goals?
Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time Framed objectives with Measurable Outcomes.
Your goal(s) attach to the OUTCOMES of you want to achieve. The outcomes will not be a “task list” you wish to accomplish.
Do You Need One?
Of course, this is a very subjective question. My take is, if you are a Creative Profesional at any stage of your career, and wish to make a change, then yes. We will work together to understand obstacles and create a clear strategy to get you to the next level.
Curious why I love to practice as a Creative Coach? Take a quick read of my recent blog post 5 Reasons Why I Love Being A Creative Coach.
Want to know more?
Head over to my Creative Coach Programme page to learn more.