Our Studio Time
Our Studio Time is a safe space, no-judgment zone to settle in with a cup of tea in our hands for long chats about what is holding you back from being as creative as you aspire to be. For me, creativity coaching is all about holding space for you and your wildest dreams to come to life.
Ways We Can Work Together
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What I do
I am a product designer turned creative coach with years of experience in interdisciplinary fields of design; jewelry, interior, fashion, and graphic design. I enjoy the freedom to create with whatever medium of expression I’m obsessed with on the given moment. I love to paint, draw, take pictures and tell stories; visually, verbally and in writing.
It’s safe to say I’m a multi-passionate creative and I’m wildly passionate about helping bighearted multi-passionate creatives like yourself to create and share their stories, ideas, and art with the world.
Taking all my experience and knowledge and years of struggling and battling through the creative ruts, fears, limiting self-beliefs and the stories I have been telling myself I’m here now to help you bridge the gap between where you are right now and where you want to be.
I’m here to help you find the clarity, focus, and direction you need to keep moving forward and growing as a wholehearted creative in your work and life.
Who I Help
Maybe you are a painter who loves color, paints, those textures and the smell of the studio filled with freshly painted canvases but you have lost touch with your paintings, life happened and suddenly there was no time left for you to get back but now when you are finally thinking about getting back to your paintbrushes and those empty canvases imposter syndrome kicks in, your inner critics voice gets louder and louder and you find yourself terrified even on the thought of lifting that paintbrush again…
Maybe you are a writer who adores words and the magical combinations of them that can take the reader to places they have never imagined before but you are afraid of that strange feeling of anxiety that comes kicking in when you are starring at a blank page, you doubt that you are out of ideas, the good ones, or that its all been done and said before, and you might never land on a good or original one again…
Maybe you are an illustrator who loves drawing but is stuck in a day job that has nothing to do with illustration and you want to step out of your comfort zone, embrace that you were born to draw and see what you can bring to life but you are crazy scared to take that risk and make things happen on your own terms…
Maybe you are a photographer who adores playing with light, those amazing possibilities, compositions, and angles and you value the power of visual storytelling but you are too afraid to embrace that you do have a valuable perspective and story to share with the world and instead, you constantly think about how oversaturated this world of photography is. You fear your voice will just disappear somewhere in the crowd…
Maybe you are a multi-passionate creative who is stuck thinking where to start, which route, which passion, which obsession to pursue first and somehow you find yourself wrestling with time and trying most of them out all at the same time and never being able to give your best to any one of them because your attention and focus is all divided and you are still stuck even after all that hard work – thinking where do you even begin…
Maybe you are a bighearted creative who is feeling stuck, absolutely terrified by the overwhelm you feel when you think about starting something new or maybe starting all over again and finally give yourself permission to follow the voice of your heart that you had been ignoring for years…
or maybe you opted into the notion that being an artist doesn’t serve value or maybe you ended up believing the lie that being an artist could just be a hobby but not your life’s calling…
or maybe you have too many passions to pursue and you can’t seem to figure out what is it that you want to do the most and you keep on questioning what’s your purpose and how you can find it…
or maybe you have already started to make things happen for you and you are in need of accountability, a little bit of support and guidance from someone who gets it, who has done it and who can cheer you on every step of the way.
I know exactly how you feel as I have been there myself.
Joelle Kay Thompson
– Maker behind everydayavantgarde
Hira is very friendly and I felt like I was talking to someone I’ve known for a long time who can truly understand a lot of what I’m going through. I’ve been stuck in my head a lot, not putting my thought out there, being able to connect with a fellow creative on a deeper level was huge. It made me feel like I’m not alone in my insecurities and doubts. It gave me more confidence and reassurance that I am on the right track.
One important thing to know if you are considering working with Hira is that she is not about trying to get someone to change who they are but rather develop into their best self. Hira brings a great level of sincerity and also a desire for her client to be unapologetically true to themselves.
Her advice was practical and definitely achievable. Her suggestions were very realistic for me to use and were perfectly catered to my needs and abilities. I was able to implement her tips on how to organize myself better immediately.
A valuable insight for me was this mindset shift during our call that ‘not having a thing can be my thing!’. This was a game changer for me as I’ve always suffered from guilt about not sticking with one specific medium. Also, the reminder that many successful people don’t have degrees helped alleviate my self-doubts about my abilities.
I really wanna emphasize her sincerity and the ability to connect on a deeper level as a creative and her understanding of my struggles were great. She turned the negative things I mentioned about my issues and made me see ways I can view them from a positive perspective instead.
In short, Hira is an amazing coach to work with and have by your side as you figure things out.
As Brene Brown said, connection is what we are here for. I believe in speaking our truth, listening and figuring out ways we can be of service in. Sharing our hopes, stories, and ideas and learning from each other’s stories and experiences. Connection to me is also about making others feel safe, seen and heard and less alone in their journey.
Interacting with the world from a place of intuition and the kind of self-belief that everything we need, all the answers are already within us if we let ourselves tune in and listen to our feelings around how does it makes us feel and what feels right and what doesn’t, what brings us joy and what doesn’t. It is about listening and allowing ourselves to want what we want and how we want to feel.
I believe in showing up in the world from a place of integrity, sharing our truth out loud with honesty and holding high standards when it comes to transparency and authenticity.
Courage and Vulnerability
I value cultivating and practicing courage even when it is hard, especially when it is hard. Risking failure and showing up despite feeling afraid and practicing vulnerability.
Being fully present at the moment, focusing your attention on what’s truly essential and reducing the noise.
Creativity is how we add value to the world by bringing things into it, creating the art we want to see in the world. Choosing joy and doing things for the joy of it. Falling in love with the process and sharing our creations with the world bravely as we owe it to the world.
I firmly believe that every story is important whether it is mine or anyone else’s and stories are the means to connect and add value to the life of others as well as ours. Stories are how we connect. They can become the means of leaving people a little better than I first found them.
Everyone has a right and freedom to make his/her own mistakes, have opinions and choose to do things differently if that’s their truth. I believe in freeing ourselves from the expectation to be put in well rounded perfect boxes and I believe, we can be more in tune with ourselves and our creative work if we let go of the shoulds in life and follow our heart and our curiosities.
I believe in living your truth out loud. Always speaking the truth to others but much more to ourselves. Your version of the truth is as much worthy as any other version. It is important to speak it and live it out loud.
How We Work Together
Think of Our Studio Time as a safe space no-judgment zone and me as your friend, your supporter, someone who is on your side who makes you feel safe, seen and heard. I’m not here to give you tough love or make you want to do things in a certain way. Instead, I am here to hold space for you and your intuition to bring your own version of success to life.
We’ll bounce ideas off each other so that you won’t have to do anything alone and also to make you feel more confident in abilities as a creative. We’ll work towards making your goals happen, fill in any knowledge gap that you might be having and help you gain clarity in the process.
Our approach will be collaborative to bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in your creative work and life. Together we’ll take a cooperative approach that will fit you and your goals.
You can expect me to cheer you on every step of the way and take you out of the confusion. In return, I expect you to be committed to showing up wholeheartedly and take charge to do the work and make things happen.
Once you are ready to take the leap we’ll start with some questions to help you set the intention before our call together to make sure it is valuable for you. This way, you are going to lead our mentoring sessions together.
– Acrylic Artist of joycaronistudio.com
Before our session, I was not sure how much value I’d get out of it and also, there was the kind of insecurity that comes up when you are meeting someone you’ve never met before to discuss such intimate details about yourself which were quickly put to rest by your warmth and smile. I love your energy! Hira is such a great listener, and she deeply understood my struggles and was able to help me find solutions. I never felt any judgment from her. And I loved her gift for taking my bullshit excuses and helping me to see them for what they are, just excuses. And amazing advice for actionable steps to put into place.
After our session, I’ve created a yearly planner and I am sticking to the goals and it gives me such a great overview of the year and a monthly breakdown of what I can be accomplishing. 100% thanks to Hira’s recommendation to get a better overview, look at the bigger picture, and identify and to define my non-negotiables.
Huge win for me would be better focus and objectivity to start the things that originally felt huge and overwhelming. I’m working on getting automated systems in place so I can focus better on the thing that I love doing, creating art.
I love working with Hira and appreciate her so much. Her organizational skills are legendary. Her patience and kindness are wonderful. I always come away from a call inspired and motivated to get things done. Hira is just brilliant at problem-solving! I could not recommend working with Hira enough. Her counsel is complementary to an artist like me, no matter the industry you’re in.
My Guiding Principles
Progress not perfection
I’m a big believer in striving for progress and not perfection. Understanding and accepting that imperfect is the only way forward frees us in ways we can’t imagine otherwise.
Being unapologetically you
You are the only you in the world. You are worthy. Your message, your ideas and your stories matter and the world needs to hear them. Living your truth out loud, owning your story and loving yourself through the process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.
Following our curiosities
Following our passions is over-rated and following our curiosities are under-rated. I believe, following our curiosities can lead us to who we are meant to become. Allowing ourselves to become who we are meant to become can only come when we allow ourselves to follow the path of our curiosities without expectations but immense hope and joy. I believe in creating space for our creativity and ideas to come to life, following our curiosities and seeing where they might lead us and making room for experimentation.
You have beautiful stories to tell. I know you do! Your stories and ideas need to come to life and instead of hustling hard for our worth, validation and countless hours of busy work we can choose to take the path of intention. I don’t believe in the myth of hustling hard but I have seen amazing things coming to life in many of my clients and in my own work when we allow the magic to happen in an intentional way and also, in a way that feels right for us.
Giving ourselves permission
I believe our best work happens when we give ourselves permission to be a beginner, to be human, to be different and to make mistakes along the way if that’s what it takes to keep moving forward and keep showing up for the work we almost feel compelled to do. It is also about embracing the discomfort, the messy middle and uncertainty that comes up when we choose to walk through the unknown territories. Also, giving ourselves permission to be seen, to claim some space for our stories, our message, and our ideas, to live out our truth out loud, to experiment, to not to be perfect, to be gentle and not too hard on ourselves, and to never stop growing.
Community over competition
There is space for everyone. I really do believe that. They say everything is done before but I say, it is not yet done by you. There is space for you. Being generous and by believing that a rising tide lifts all boats we can hold space for each other’s wildest dreams to come to life.
Doing it for the process
I believe the journey is, in fact, the destination. I believe in doing our work, showing up and falling in love with the doing instead of obsessing for perfection. It takes courage to feel at peace with not knowing all the answers right away and instead choosing to have faith in the process and cultivating meaning and confidence along the way little by little.
Living our truth out loud
I believe in forging a unique path that allows us to follow our must, live our truth out loud and choosing to live our truth out loud whatever that truth might be and being okay with figuring it out along the way too. Allowing it to rise to the top in its own time and unfold in the doing. Also, making room for our truths to evolve with us over time along with us.
My promise to you:
In our every interaction together, I will act with honesty, sincerity, and integrity without any outside distractions to be fully present with you. I will ask direct questions to make you think & come closer to your truth and offer suggestions after asking for your permission first.
My expectation from you:
You are curious, open to change and willing to be honest with yourself and with me. You are committed to action and evolution. You set the agenda and tell me what you need for each session. You determine your goals and priorities. You define success for yourself. You keep your commitments and are fully present for each session.
Nadia Dea Maria
– Artist @nadiadeamaria
Hira is supportive, encouraging and insightful. Her approach was focused, collaborative and gentle. With this one call, I learned to be in conversation with myself in a different way that led to trusting myself and the process more. Talking out my fears, shame and confronting my struggles with Hira by my side helped me a lot. She created the right kind of space for me to flow in – it was especially helpful in the time of confusion and overwhelm.
I felt immediately motivated to take action, focused and centered, and, most of all, without being hard on myself and very much supported and understood in my struggles. The morning after I started writing my morning pages with very much ease, less resistance than expected! That was already a relief. I felt confident about the direction to move forward in.
I am redefining creativity on my terms, I am trusting myself more in my expression, I feel more focused and motivated in being able to do my thing. I flow more easily in my body, too! I started a conversation around creativity and what creativity is for me, how it would feel good for me. I also already started to explore and express myself more. I immediately started thinking of my next action steps and felt relaxed about thinking of and planning a structure around my work week, which was one of my biggest struggles so far.
It was everything I needed and beyond my expectations! I felt understood and had practical tools and great advice. I felt safe to open up and guided throughout the entire call. Our one call together made all the difference for me! A truly valuable investment. The accountability, support and having a detailed written document to go back to, it’s really valuable, especially because I could see where I was before and am at after.
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