Vanessa’s passionate energy and dedicated focus will make you feel like you can truly step into the version of yourself that you dream of becoming. With a trunk full of arts experience and a road map of research, Vanessa will make sure you are ready for any journey and cheer you on.
VANESSA SPECIALISES IN
Art fairs ● Career Development ● Commercial Galleries Communication ● Confidence ● Creative Block ● Curating Entrepreneurship ● Exhibitions ● Goal Setting ● Income Generation Leadership ● Life Purpose ● Marketing ● Mental Health ● Mindset Motivation ● Networking ● Neurodiversity ● Pricing & Selling Work Portfolio Reviews ● Production ● Relationships
Resilience ● Self Awareness ● Strategy & Planning ● Self Discovery Stress & Burnout ● Studio Visits ● Wellbeing
VANESSA WORKS WITH
MID CAREER ARTISTS
Early Stage Creative Professional
Mid Career Creative Professional
Lives & works in Edinburgh
I am a dedicated and passionate strengths-based coach, with over 19 years experience of providing 1:1 support to artists, and over 23 years of working within the arts, including running my own art consultancy business, setting up and establishing a leading Modern British Gallery in London and working in major international auction houses.
In my coaching and mentoring practice I have worked with entrepreneurs, individuals in crisis, neurodivergent individuals, artists, parents, and I have also offered group coaching programmes. My coaching is informed by a mental fitness model built on research from the last 20 years. I provide targeted support through the highs and lows of life to promote emotional wellbeing and facilitate personal and professional growth.
Throughout my career in the arts I have gained a wealth of experience, from gallery management and brokering to editing and curating. I have the knowledge and the tools to help you achieve your highest potential.
“My Coaching style is a combination of positive psychology, performance excellence, motivation theories, neuroscience and transpersonal psychology. I work with you to design a career and lifestyle in line with your values, and create a roadmap to get you there.”
VANESSA’S 3 TIPS FOR CREATIVES
DON’T BE A HERMIT
The myth of the ‘Lone Genius’ is just that, a myth. Be generous with your ideas and share what you are up to and your creative processes. Give to the world and support others and watch how it attracts people to you.
CAPTURE THE ZEITGEIST
The most enduring art seems to capture something of the zeitgeist – the age we are living in. What is speaking to your soul? Capture, collect and save your ideas as you never know when you may need them.
Become a Great Storyteller to engage your audience and share your work effectively. Speak to the Human Experience and learn from reading the stories of others.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
VANESSA’S COACHING EXPERIENCE
I am an Independent Transformational life Coach and a Certified Mental Fitness Coach. I currently provide 1:1 targeted support within corporations as an associate and have worked with individuals and leaders from 70+ companies internationally. I have supported artists and creatives at all levels and individuals working in social impact businesses worldwide. My coaching is data and results driven – I guide my clients towards measurable outcomes by identifying and leveraging each individual’s unique strengths. I adhere to ICF ethical standards and principles – holding myself accountable by encouraging feedback from my clients.
VANESSA’S COACHING FEES
*Prices are exclusive of VAT. VAT will be charged at 20% at time of payment.
* Clients must schedule a 1-hour strategy session with a coach or mentor before booking a package.
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