If you’re looking for a traditional business coach, I ain’t it.
You might go to one of those for help getting a promotion, increasing productivity, or shifting from one job to another… that’s not exactly what I’m about.
Don’t get me wrong—leveling up is great, but it’s usually single minded, like grinding through pilates every day while continuing to eat like shit. I’m about addressing your whole person, as a human being, as a soul, and especially as a creative living in a world full of possibility AND road blocks. I take a holistic approach because I know that compartmentalized success isn’t fulfilling and certainly doesn’t feed your soul—I’ve been there, done that, and it wasn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. That lifestyle is about checking boxes, not connecting to your higher purpose, personally, creatively or professionally. (Check out my bio for more.) A compartmentalized version of success didn’t let me live my values—let alone live the lifestyle I desired—in a way that made me proud to be who I am and how I operate. It didn't make me feel good about what I did for a living.
So here’s the difference between leveling up (what other coaches do) and elevating (what I do): elevating is directly connected to a more meaningful, deeply felt version of sustainability. It is rooted in living a life where your values and happiness not only set you free, but become your north star—guiding you through work and creating, just like we do (or should do) in the rest of our lives. Elevating is all-inclusive, which means bringing altruism & equity into your operations, improving how you move and fulfill your mission in the world. Elevating means bringing your humanity into your work- always.
Finding, and embracing the human side of [creative] business connects us with who we are, what we create, and what we most want to do. Living an ignited and inspired life means being willing to connect holistically—and organically—to an emotional, physical, social, spiritual, environmental, economic, and political methodology rooted in sustainability.
Elevating is about living a life in service of more than just yourself, and your ego.
I help my clients create and keep the bigger picture in mind, because holistically integrating our values into our work, while striving to find real contentment and stability is not only important, but a special part of being a human being—and I know it’s not easy while managing the day-to-day realities of running a business, fighting for your creative vision at your day job, etc. The easiest way of articulating my work is this: I think of myself as a nutritionist for your creative/professional life—we’ll address specific problems while looking after your overall business, creative and/or professional health to ensure you feel great about your mission this month, this year, and in the long haul.
If you’re seeking to adapt or align the life you’re living with where you really want to be, my spiritual and empathetic approach may be just the ticket. Hell, it should be an enlightening and enriching experience!
If you are in need of support in understanding how to redefine, adapt and align your goals with the life you are already, quite literally, living with where you really want to be—that's what I'm all about. And if your aim is to let go of ALL the shitty cultural dogmas that tell us that we’re only successful if we're rich and famous, rather than content and stable—I’ve got you. Truly.
“Lost,” “confused,” and “conflicted” are words I hear over and over when people explain why they want to work with me. My clients are creatives at any point in their careers/lives who want to make their humanity and values the keys to how they operate. Living a creative life means constant ideation, disruption and innovation, and that ain't easy. The result of our work together is a stable launch pad for happiness—whatever that means to YOU and you alone—and a feeling of purpose. Because that’s what I’m all about, believe in and am in the pursuit of too.
Bring meaningfulness—for yourself, your work and the greater whole—into the equation.
Working with me will help you literally evolve your purpose, practice, and business/profession, making work more fulfilling for you and your entire community.
Together, we’ll redesign how you operate and think about yourself creatively AND professionally. And yes, we’ll also grow your bottom line, salary, blah blah blah.
My mission-based approach is as much about efficiency as it is about meaningfulness. The more aligned you are with your purpose, the more efficiently and cost-effectively you’ll operate and create for yourself AND others. Most consultants in this space only engage with the so-called ‘business side’, but I believe that kind of bifurcation is shortsighted, even harmful—and (potentially) irrelevant in our times. We need whole people leading whole businesses, if there’s any hope of getting out of the HOLES we’re all finding ourselves in.
That’s why we’ll evaluate the emotional and human sides of your business/creative work/profession, in addition to reflecting on the nitty gritty (i.e. the operational, financial, industry limitations and opportunities in front of you.) When you have happy people who know where they’re going and understand their purpose within your team/business/partnerships—when YOU are happy and understand the purpose of your work, business, etc—that’s when things will start clicking.