I nearly didn’t become a creative coach. My first experience of coaching was very poor. I met with a coach somewhat hesitantly to focus on my transition into a new role. As an experience I found it incredibly lacking, which on reflection was largely because I didn’t understand the coaching process. I was expecting the coach to tell me the answers, and I was too busy trying to extract them from her to listen to her guiding me to my own answers. So sadly, I didn’t go back after the first session.
I came back to coaching about five years later, by which time I had set up my own London video production and animation studio. The experience was very different, with an older ear and a more talented coach who helped me understand what we were aiming to achieve and how. I found the experience so helpful that I started to use coaching techniques within my organisation, with great benefits to the whole team. I began training so I could formalise my skills, and soon found myself working with friends and colleagues as a coach or mentor.
I thoroughly enjoy the chance to work with clients as a creative coach, and give them the space to think clearly and creatively about their business challenges. Please get in touch if what I’m offering resonate with you and you’d like to know more. I’ve found 90 minute sessions are the most productive. Any shorter isn’t really enough to fully interrogate an issue or challenge, any longer and the steam starts to run out.