Creativity Coaches are life coaches who focus on one’s creative evolution. What they are not are counselors or therapists since they tend not to dwell on past behaviors, but help you focus on improving and redefining the future.
Many artists, writers, musicians, and other creative people live with anxieties, doubts, fears, and worries that often hinder their creative minds. A Creativity Coach’s main goal is to assist and guide you to reach your dreams and to help you live the creative life you desire.
Ultimately, a creativity coach endeavors to help their client write, paint, compose, and find meaning and happiness where the main goal is to create. They enable you to set attainable goals and offer a level of accountability through assignments geared to your specific goal. Most coaches will inspire you to think bigger and to work on developing your ideas and energies into meaningful creative projects. They help you to come to understand and work through creative blocks that stand in the way of your goals.
There are a variety of ways in which you can interact with a creativity coach: telephone, email or personal visits are some of the main methods to interact during a session. Before enlisting the aid of a creativity coach, use the internet to locate coaches and get an idea of what they have to offer. Most coaches offer free newsletters, e-books or free tele-classes to give you a taste of what they do. Getting a good fit can make a world of difference in the success of the coaching experience.
There are also coaches who specialize in a specific creative activity whether it is writing, painting or music. These coaches are geared towards people who are already involved in a specific creative pursuit and need to overcome blocks or habits that are impeding their progress.
Many creativity coaches also pen books which allow one to learn to become their own creativity coach. Books such as “Coaching the Artist Within”, “Fearless Creating”, “The Creativity Book” by Eric Maisel and “The Artists Way” by Julia Cameron offer solid guidance and exercises to help inspire you to delve into your creative side. This may be a great way to get the concept of what to expect from coaching, but books alone cannot replace the positive interaction you would get from working with a coach.
You will learn a great deal about yourself through whichever method of creative coaching you use and you can soon become the creative person you have always wanted to be.
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~ George Eliot