Kind Words

Kind Words from my lovely clients on their participation in ‘The Artist Boat’ programme

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“Claire rocks at coaching. She helped me see myself as a true artist and within two days of meeting her I had did my first live video which hit 1.5k views.

I got myself in gear to build my project website. She offers clear guidance and suggests how to prioritise so everything can be done and so much creative insight”

Laura, Lifestyle Photographer and Business Owner 

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“I never believed it would be possible to do the things I am now, in two weeks Claire has literally catapulted me into being the best version of myself.  I am doing things I never thought possible and I feel so free.  I have a clear plan of where I’m headed and like Claire says everything has aligned to help me to deliver what I’m most passionate about”

A, New Creative Business Owner

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“I began working with Claire after realising there wasn’t a space, a means, or vocabulary in contemporary arts practice to accommodate ‘me’ Even though I shifted from traditional skill-based hand-eye, to research-based contemporary methods, there was/is still an environment of competition and an emphasis on meeting institutionalised expectations. I found I was in an environment, which ‘expected’ stress and anxiety as part of the creative process. It was only by completely removing myself did I first see the destructive effect on my family life, and on my self.

By engaging in this framework, I was refocusing my creative gesture towards my self, and in turn could begin to consider a career that resembled a healthy, conscious practice:

Healthy, in that I could direct energy and attention towards projects that, in themselves were generative and creative.”  Sarah, Mixed Media Artist

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“I love the way Claire takes a really holistic approach to creativity and career, incorporating everyday wellbeing into my routine has been a breakthrough for me this year and has really helped me focus and realise some life long goals.
I’ve landed some dream gigs this year with organisations I’ve always wanted to work with and been successful with Arts Council funding but have also achieved more general personal development goals like public speaking, being more visible online and starting to plan a new business idea.
I cannot recommend the Artist Boat programme enough, having to be accountable to someone else is really effective but working with Claire was also fun and super enjoyable.”  Amy, Multi-disciplinary Artist

 

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(*) The Artist Boat is inspired by my own journey through Julia Cameron’s ‘The Artist’s Way’ in my early 20s.  I have written various blog posts relating to the programme which you can read by clicking through the category on my blog page.