Every part of you is welcome here.
Hello fellow artist, beautifully imperfect, creative human.
Your light, your quirks, your joy, your vision.
Your doubt, your anger, your fear, your resistance.
Because we don't create in a vacuum. Everything we experience and feel trickles down to our creative practice. In an ideal world, we would all have a beautiful creative space, healthy boundaries, a rock solid mindset, unlimited time, resources and inspiration. But we don't.
Instead of letting this come in the way of creating work that matters, how about we lean in a little more? How about we embrace the set of circumstances we've been dealt and turn it into something powerful?
(And yes, this is the last butterfly pic. I'm sure you got the point by now.)
In this space we explore you. All of you.
Coaching will take you on a journey of self-discovery to reconnect with the most daring and creatives parts of yourself. Together, we dwell in the uncomfortable, the messy, the uncertainty. We unravel conditioning, untangle stories, challenge the status quo, we push boundaries. We dive deep.
Deeply connect to your creativity and what creative living looks like for you
Find focused, creative flow and help you understand how resistance shows up for you
Declutter your mind and life so you are crystal clear on your direction and next steps
Gather your own set of tools and strategies to navigate the bouts of doubt that are bound to creep up on your artist’s journey
Reconnect with and reclaim the most daring parts of yourself and take creative risks
Reconnect to your body and learn to listen to your intuition (I'm not scared to venture into woo territories, using embodiment tools, meditation, visualisation and rituals - that shit's powerful!)
Become your own self-coach, because hand holding might be cute in a Beatles song but it won’t help you grow as an artist and human in the long run
Enlightening, supportive, purpose-driven coaching
Before coaching, I was not sure how I would measure success. I didn't think it could make me change profoundly at this stage in my life.
I can now see my life's purpose. I have a clear path ahead with goalposts to aim for. Everything seems so simple now that the clutter of both physical stuff and old beliefs has been removed. With Marie by your side, you will feel safe and supported in this process of self discovery. And who knows, it might lead you onto the most unexpected and marvelous journey.
I have always known deep down that I have the soul of an artist. I've been a musician my whole life and have a deep love for writing and design. Creativity gave me a playground in which to explore who I was and express myself in a unique way. After losing my way in the corporate world for a few years, I got sick and flirted with burnout. I went through a journey of deep transformation and found the way home to myself through coaching and creativity. I now coach fellow artists to nurture a meaningful and unapologetic creative life so that they can spark all kinds of magical things around them.
Unsolicited playlist suggestions
in which we’ll explore in depth the goals you want to achieve during our time together
worksheets and tools you can refer back to
who may or may not have solo dance parties when you crack on with your goals
every two weeks for three months
to kick start your journey and reflect on where you are as well as where you want to go
Coaching with Marie is a real gift
I've been able to express who I am with confidence, and to challenge the negative beliefs I've been holding. I didn't think I would be able to access these feelings of strength, stability and confidence within myself for a very long time. Coaching with Marie is like talking to a friend, an ally who gets it. Who knows the questions to ask, and the tools to offer you and who isn't afraid to dwell in the uncomfortable areas with you.
(I offer a special rate for South African residents, do get in touch if this applies to you)
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What is creative coaching?
Creative coaching is basically life coaching for artists and anyone who wants to reconnect to their creativity, whether it's their full time job or not.
As your coach, I help you with every aspect of your life (emotional, practical, existential) and I help you navigate blocks and resistance to help you bring to life the body of work that is aching to be expressed.
How does coaching with you work?
As your coach, I'll invite you to think hard, feel deeply and do work to manifest your deepest creative potential. We'll start by you filling in an in-depth questionnaire to kick-start our coaching journey. We'll then set some goals for yourself that will take you closer to your big vision. I'll then be by your side every step of the way to guide you as you take small, intentional steps towards them.
How will we measure progress?
Coaching is not magical, and there are no formulas that apply to everyone, which is why every coaching journey is different. My coaching style is both intuitive and rooted in practicality. Some of the work we'll do together will be easily measurable, while other areas we'll be working on might be more intangible. All my clients have noticed a significant difference in the way they feel and think at the end of our work together.
Who do you work with?
I work with artists, performers, writers, creative entrepreneurs and anybody who wants to honour their creativity or reconnect with their inner artist, whether it is their full time job or not.
How will I know if we're the right fit?
I offer a 30 minute complimentary introductory call during which we explore what you are looking to get out of coaching. It's also an opportunity for you to ask me any burning questions you may have.
What are your credentials?
I have trained with International Coaching Federation accredited Beautiful You Coaching Academy Coaching Course. I have over 30 years experience in the arts (wait, does that give away my age? Let's just say I started very young!). Before becoming a coach, I worked in marketing and advertising and ran a successful freelance graphic design business. As for life creds, and to quote Freddie Mercury, "I've had my share of sand kicked in my face and I've come through"! You can read more about me here.