What does that even mean?
A coach is for business or sports, why would an artist need that? Don’t they just make stuff?
Because everyone does and artists need support just like everyone else. Business coaches are hired for every entrepreneur out there. Life Coaches are hired for every conceivable niche in every audience. Leaving out artists would be a shame.
Artists are their own unique creatures, each one with a different approach to their practice. At Firefly Life Coaching I create a program tailored to your specific needs. I work with artists and healers in the arts community to relate directly to the needs of the inner child, get into the nitty gritty of deep inner work and develop your unique vision for the future-with a strong focus on getting there.
Often artists are overlooked in terms of their own personal healing. To get ahead and become a voice in your arts community you need accountability, focus, vision, support, and a method to stomp out your own limiting beliefs. There is no reason for an artist to carry all that weight on their shoulders.
A coach is not necessarily there to confirm you in every way but to mirror your potential and pinpoint your brilliance as well as to recognize and abolish your habitual shortcomings in mindset. A coach is not there to fix your life. You are expected to follow through with the approaches discussed and to keep exercising new proposed methods. Both partners, coach and client, pull their own weight. If you aren’t showing up for your coach, where else are you not showing up in life?
Here is a list of five places in life that Firefly Life Coaching aims to cover:
The first step in any coaching foundation is finding your vision. What is it that you want out of your life and what does that vision look, feel and even smell like?Taking strong forward steps to build a vision and stay the course is the building block of coaching. Continually connecting to that vision brings that vision closer daily. Coaching expedites that journey-and yes, your vision can change as you learn more about yourself in a coaching program.
Artists often feel pulled in multiple directions. A coach helps you find and maintain your focus be it the business side of your art career or the actual practice of making art. With a laser focus on your goals, vision and art practice you will understand where you lack focus in your life and how to manage that.
Above I mentioned “inner child work” and “inner work”, as a coach I come from a trauma informed background and hold space for clients to approach the wounds experienced as a small child. From birth to about age 8 is where our basic understanding of the world begins. We all may act like adults, pay our bills on time and do our dishes, but when you feel deeply that something is missing from your life and no source of external validation can suffice that is where inner child work comes in. The inner work of guidance in spirit, as I call it, relates to looking at life through a lens of gratitude and thankfulness to spirit and universe. Coaching can open up the doors to woo woo, so be ready to adopt new habits, meditation is often used to connect back to your vision and connect to greater healing.
A limiting belief means all the “I can’t’s, “not now’s” or “I’m not there" yet’s. Stop giving yourself excuses to not. A limiting belief holds you in the stasis of never doing and always doubting. A coach will help you to find the limiting beliefs, “but” stories or bull shit, that stops you and begin to minimize that voice and breakthrough to your future. For artists, a limiting belief may manifest in a creative block or feeling like it is not safe to explore a new medium.
Once you have found your vision, proceed with focus, healed, and stomped out those limiting beliefs Sometimes you will get triggered while staying the course, those triggers are worth exploring with the guidance of a coach, they often open doors to greater healing and growth, that’s why staying accountable is so important. Often when we get triggered we immediately want to abandon ship, a coach keeps you on board the vessel through supporting your vision and accountability.