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 grant applications
Mentoring differs to coaching in that it focuses on specific areas for development. The mentor models, to some extent, the ambitions of the mentee; and also examines blocks and encourages 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 of continue intermittently, over months or years.