I am a coach working with creative professionals. My job is to provide clarity, perspective and support to creative people so you can thrive and create wonderful things.
I am passionate about all the arts. I have worked with arts organisations including English National Opera, Cameron Mackintosh, Siobhan Davies Dance, Society of West End Theatre, Chester Gateway Theatre, Oxford Concert Party, Chester Literature Festival, Studio Voltaire. I set up Catching Fireworks® in January 2009 and now have clients all over the UK, Europe, USA and Asia. They are creative professionals who are serious about making a change in their creative life, however big or small, and want to get into action. This could be through finding ways of working which support their practice or getting through blocks caused by a lack of confidence, negative perceptions or unhelpful attitudes.
I understand the thrills and frustrations of the creative process. One day you are brimming with ideas and can barely keep up with yourself. Then suddenly, you hit a moment where despite all skills and techniques, inspiration, like Elvis, has left the building. As well as my writing, I dance the Argentine Tango, an improvised dance which enhances and contributes to my coaching style.
I had my own life changed through coaching which has helped me deal with panic attacks, a fear of public speaking and confidence issues. It was through coaching that I started my own business, where I use my skills to support creative people who make us see the world in another way. I was trained and accredited by Performance Coach Training Ltd and Relational Dynamics 1st and am a Member of the Association of Coaching.
I am also a creative specialist with Be Smart About Art (www.besmartaboutart.com), which offers artists membership, networking, courses and 1-2-1 coaching. I am a board member for ArtCan (www.artcan.org.uk), a non-profit, international arts organisation which supports artists through profile raising activities and exhibitions, an open network of ‘likeminded’ peers and practical support structures.
I am an author with WYE publishing www.whatsyourexcuse.co.uk
You can find out more about me and how I might work with you at www.catchingfireworks.co.uk