“So, what is my story? I don’t know. It’s long and twisted and not quite finished yet.”
I offer mentoring for writers, artists and craft workers:
- to develop a professional practice
- for guidance with completion of a specific piece, or body of work
- to explore a more contextual relationship to their work
- to integrate strong evaluation methods within projects and for grant applications
Mentoring differs to coaching in that it focuses on specific aspects of growth and development. The mentor models, to some extent, the ambitions of the mentee; and also examines blocks to growth, encouraging routes to progression.
Coaching sessions are a good place to begin: to clarify and develop insights and strategies for deepening commitment to the creative process. If it becomes clear that mentoring rather than coaching is of greater value, we can discuss it at that point.
Mentoring is a more task oriented relationship than coaching. After reaching initial goals, this professional relation can either cease, or continue intermittently, over months or years.