With deep rooted expertise in supporting life, creative practice and business transitions, Zakee brings kindness and empathy to her coaching. If you’ve ever felt a disconnect between your authentic self and your creative practice, Zakee can help.
ZAKEE SPECIALISES IN
Applications ● Arranging Chaos ● Budgeting ● Career ● Creative Critique Commercial Galleries ● Confidence
Exhibitions ● Income Generation ● Marketing ● Mindset ● Money Management ● Networking ● Pricing & Selling work ● Process
Production ● Project management ● Programming ● Portfolio Reviews Social Media ● Studio Visits ● Wellbeing
ZAKEE SPECIALISES IN
Applications, Budgeting, Commercial Galleries, Confidence, Career, Exhibitions, Income Generation, Marketing, Mindset, Money Management, Networking, Pricing & Selling work, Portfolio Reviews, Production, Project management, Programming, Social Media, Studio Visits, Wellbeing
ZAKEE WORKS WITH
EARLY STAGE ARTISTS
MID CAREER ARTISTS
Beginner Creative Professionals
Early Stage Creative Professionals
Mid Career Creative Professionals
Lives & works in London, UK
I’m Zakee, an artist, fashion & textile designer, and the creative director of Zakee Shariff Studio, my art and design practice, and Dream Forward, a practice focused on coaching and mentoring for creatives. My speciality is supporting people through life, creative practice and business transitions. As your mentor, I will guide you to flow freely, be recognised, and rise up as a leader. You will gain a newfound understanding of yourself and your practice, and emerge, empowered.
As a trained CTI (Co-Active Training Institute) Coach and a Choosing Prosperity Spiritual coach, I have a wealth of experience helping clients access fresh perspectives, feel seen, connect with their dreams, and bring their passions into the centre of their lives.
Every minute we spend together you’ll feel safely supported, yet challenged to learn the tools and techniques to work through shifts, blocks, change and growth. Our work together will show you how to trust your intuition in order to make decisions with confidence, find clarity and fully embrace your true self.
As an artist, a moment I hold close is when the V&A selected and permanently added one of my large screen-printed drawings, “Karokia”, to their public Archive and Print Collection.
“I firmly believe everyone holds unique mastery within themselves. My mission is to help you uncover and cultivate it.”
ZAKEE'S 3 TIPS FOR CREATIVES
BURST YOUR BUBBLES
Critique your work with fellow artists every chance you get to avoid existing in a vacuum.
GET OUT THERE
Consider organising your own shows to build a following directly, as well as through galleries.
Talk to gallery owners and curators. They are super approachable, and want to support you. Help them to know how!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
ZAKEE'S COACHING EXPERIENCE
For over 12 years, I’ve coached clients from diverse backgrounds within the arts and creative industries. I balance theory with real world insight by developing my skills in practice, and through extensive training, such as the Coaches Training Institute introductory course, and a comprehensive 116-hour programme, ‘The Fundamentals Of Co-Active Coaching, Fulfilment, Balance, Process, and Coaching In The Bones’. Quite a title! This training was an important part of the ICF Accredited Coach Training Programme, which has helped me to bring a high level of expertise and professionalism to my practice. Taking in client feedback which describes the impact their coaching journey with me has had on their lives moves me deeply. I feel privileged to have played a part in their transformations.
ZAKEE’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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