Energy for Life Coach Coaching For Highly Creative Types


"There is an elephant-headed god in the Hindu religion known as the 'remover of obstacles'. I don't know his name, but that's how I see you."
Cathy Lee, Artist
Atlanta, Georgia

A COACH CAN HELP CREATIVE TYPES REACH THE NEXT LEVEL OF SUCCESS

I spent twenty-five years of my professional life working in a creative capacity with all types of creative individuals. I had a blast doing that, and now I enjoy coaching creative types. Let me explain a little more about my background:

  • I owned a corporate communications company, better known in the industry as a "production house".
  • We produced videos, film, print, large multi-projector slide presentations, computer-based media, and even live entertainment.
  • We employed in-house writers, photographers, art directors, creative directors, and video editors, as well as people with backgrounds in sound, music and animation.

In our industry, we had to produce a proposal, with a detailed creative treatment, for almost every piece of business we landed. We wouldn't have survived for long had we not figured out how to do that well, and I'd like to share some observations about things we learned.

 WHAT DO YOU MEAN, WE HAVE TO MAKE A PROFIT?
Given our need to produce creative treatments for proposals, we constantly had "creative meetings" (brainstorming sessions) going on, week in and week out. They were great fun, and produced tons of ideas. The flip side, of course, was that we were in a business, and we needed to be profitable as well as have fun, so there was no way we could explore and produce all those cool ideas. Not to mention that we always had a budget, a deadline, and client needs to take into consideration.

BEING CREATIVE AND PRODUCING RESULTS
So we learned, over and over, three simple lessons:

  • Focus on one big idea at a time
  • Stay mindful of budget and deadline constraints.
  • Execute the idea to completion, to very high standards.

And then, move on to the next project.

Sure, I've oversimplified the creative process. And I'll be the first to admit we didn't always stick to that process. But those lessons remain good guidelines, and if you're a creative type and you're not happy with what you're doing with your creative talents, or you're not making the amount of money you're worth, you might be amazed at what could happen if you applied those ideas.

FREEDOM AND STRUCTURE
Our approach worked well because it combined freedom and structure, two of the things that creative types most need to succeed.

I stick to that simple philosophy when I'm coaching creative individuals. It doesn't matter whether you're an attorney, writer, designer, entrepreneur, or executive, I give you plenty of freedom and space to do your thing, because I know you're talented and capable of doing great things. At the same time, I'll encourage you to find the structure you need to produce profitable results.

HOW CREATIVE TYPES CAN BENEFIT FROM COACHING

  • Help you move beyond simply having great ideas, to bringing them to fruition in a timely manner and being rewarded handsomely for them.
  • Help you to get clarity around your goals and what you really want.
  • Focus you on building around your strengths, and finding ways to have others do for you what you don't do well.
  • Move you from a lack of structure, to having just the right amount to accomplish what you want to do.
  • Help you get rid of physical and mental clutter that drains your energy.
  • Shift you from living life on the edge, to having financial reserves and creating on the edge.
  • Encourage you to move you from a place of never feeling like what you've done is good enough, to taking the time to bask in what you've accomplished!

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"My work has taken on a comfortable flow. I have enough money to live on with a minimum of hassle. I credit you with helping me get to this place in my business."
Mickee Carter, Writer
Nashville, Tenn.

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