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.
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.
My Guiding Principles
Progress not perfection
Being unapologetically you
Following our curiosities
Giving ourselves permission
Community over competition
Giving ourselves space
Doing it for the process
Living our truth out loud
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.