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The creative process is a unique challenge.
And creative people need a special kind of support.
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WELCOME TO CREATIVITY COACHING
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What is creativity coaching?
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Here’s my take on this powerful and exciting new support service.
(And why I love it so much.)
Coaching is simply helping.
Whether you’re craving support, encouragement, guidance, clarity, expertise, a fresh perspective or just someone who believes in you – the right coach can help you.
Your coach is a personal, customised support system whose job is to help you get to where you want to go, live the life you want to live, and be the person you know you can be.
What does a creativity coach do?
Creativity coaching is a specialist form of coaching – designed purely to support the brave creative souls who are stepping up and pursuing their craft.
Because the creative path isn’t an easy one!
There are many and varied issues to be faced, both inner blocks and outer constraints.
A creativity coach is trained to help you navigate the inevitable bumps along the way.
We are here to make it easier for you to create the work that you know is in you.
With the right support you can;
• Reduce those time-consuming and soul-sapping wobbles and do more of the work you love to create.
• Move beyond self-consciousness and doubt, so you can freely and confidently express your unique brand of brilliance.
• Swap desperation for inspiration, so you can connect with the great ideas and work you are here to share.
• Craft a creative life that thrills you, fulfils you and expresses your unique gifts.
Think of the most successful creative people the world has known – how did they achieve their great work, despite the many obstacles that we all encounter?
Most of the great creators had some kind of support system; a champion or cheerleader or secret weapon to guide them through the inevitable wobbles of the creative journey.
After all, even the most brilliant and talented genius can’t see their own blind spots.
This is the role of creativity coaching; to offer the 3 vital ingredients that make the difference between giving up and hanging in there:
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Support. Encouragement. Guidance.
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The remedies to creative stuckness.
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My secret ingredients…
After 20+ years in the creative trenches, working, studying and analysing the creative process, I have built up quite a ‘bag of tricks’ – insights into what works, what doesn’t, what makes things easier and what makes things worse.
This experience, these strategies and solutions are at the core of my creativity coaching service.
I also have a unique approach, featuring two (not so) secret ingredients…
A holistic approach
When we create, we bring our whole selves to the work.
Our energy, mood, emotions and challenges all effect our creative efforts. They even show up in our work.
So my approach to creativity coaching is to treat creative blocks holistically, to build a foundation of health, wellbeing, confidence and inner calm.
We’ll explore strategies to revitalise the whole you, not just your creative self.
The result is more joy, fun and ease in the creative process, as well as a healthy life balance and a fulfilled sense of self.
A philosophy of joy, fun & ease
The majority of the creative process is the process, not the result.
So why not make that largest part of the journey as easy, enjoyable and inspired as possible?
Of course, there are times when the discomfort, uncertainty and nervousness are unavoidable – an integral part of the creative life. (And they do add a certain sweetness to the successes.)
But whenever possible, we work with your natural inclinations, enthusiasms and passions – rather than attempting to use force and willpower (which are neither fun nor sustainable.)
When you harness the powers of awareness, inspiration and efficiency – creativity can be effortless and exhilarating.
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Good for you…
Creative expression is a fast-track to a healthier, happier you. Here are a few the side-effects reported by my clients:
• increased energy
• enhanced intuition
• a calm, inner confidence
• a gentler approach to life and success
• making peace with food and diet struggles
• better sleep
• an exciting new joie de vivre
• even reduced sugar cravings!
and, of course…
• a life-enhancing reconnection with the creative spark
…good for the planet.
I believe that people who follow and live their calling – their creative dream – become a great asset to our planet.
When you’re expressing your unique creativity and purpose, and enjoying a fulfilling and inspired life – you’re at your best.
The Ultimate Version of You.
And then you’re naturally generous and kind and patient and giving. You can’t help it!
You’re so filled up and lit up by your connection to your creative spirit, and the joy of expressing your soul – you can’t help but become a happier and more generous human being.
A happy, creative humanitarian.
And the world needs more of those.
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Could creativity coaching help you?
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Are you ready to dissolve creative blocks, and bring your unique brand of brilliance to the world?
Do you want to craft a lifestyle that supports your creative dreams?
Would you like to learn powerful techniques to coach yourself through the creative struggles and blocks ahead?
If you’re a yes! yes! yes! – please get in touch. I can’t wait to work with you!
Click below to arrange a free consultation and explore how creativity coaching can help you make your creative dreams a reality.
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The most supportive, low-key yet supportive coaching experience I’ve ever had.
I was definitely led to it by my Muse, because it marries all the things I’ve always believed in, but still need to hear articulated by someone else from time-to-time!
This has been THOROUGHLY enjoyable, from start to finish. And I’ve really been gratified in the past few weeks to experience TANGIBLE results from our work.
I can’t thank you enough.Carolyn Sullivan, Singer songwriter
Just finished working with this wonderful Creative Coach, Danielle Raine, and I would highly recommend her services for anyone looking to beat procrastination and get back to having fun with the creative muse!
Oh, and her pampering programme gives the whole creative process a wonderful kick-start.
Thanks Danielle!Nicola Depuis, Writer
I first became aware of Danielle’s work about 5 years ago and loved her “Make Peace with Housework” book. She has a way of writing as if she’s standing in your kitchen with you, acknowledging how frustrating it is to spend so much time doing mundane tasks. But then she makes encouraging suggestions and observations and, reluctantly or not, you feel you’re getting the message – and it makes sense.
I’ve enjoyed Danielle’s daily inspirational quotes “from the Muse” and at no time did Danielle make me feel that it was about time I paid for some of her generosity in sharing her thoughts, values and inspiration.
Recently, I did decide to take the plunge and it was as if Danielle was sitting next to me as I tried to write. Encouraging, non-judgemental, her (virtual) presence, via e-mail, helped me turn vague musings into written word.
Her suggestions were kind, calm, helpful. Unlike school mistresses from my childhood, she made me feel that, what I had to say was worth saying and she seemed genuinely interested in my writings.
I hope that I’ll take the opportunity to work with Danielle again in the future. She helped me stop assuming that writing had to be hard work, that I had to strain every sinew to produce something worth reading.
I am very glad I happened across Danielle’s book and website. She has given me the confidence to write again.Rebecca Court, writer
Your skills are VITAL.
You are a creator and you also help untangle other creators.
You know the terrain, and yet you can enter with clarity, strength and no matter how grumpy the person gets, you humour it and lift it higher–essentially saying, i’m not going there with you.
You have every beautiful and wonderful skill to harness this position.
Rhoda Jordan, writer + artist
CREATIVITY • INSPIRATION • WELLBEING
… because the world needs more happy creatives.