In The Business Of People
So I guess you can call me a collaborator or a guide even a mentor of sorts.
I love figuring out where a person is stuck and working with them to find solutions, get them out of their comfort zone, and into a mindset that is built around taking action toward their goals. My job is to focus all of my efforts towards the development of artists and other creative professionals to get them unstuck, taking leaps of faith, and thinking clearer about the future of their careers.
Over the last year or so as I’ve transitioned from being a designer to THIS, I’ve found it difficult to explain what It is that I do. There are a few factors to this confusion. First, I’ve only seen my career through the lens of being a designer that produces an array of visually pretty things that sells products that I’ve never felt connected to. And then I kinda hate the terms coach, brand designer, marketer etc. You can see how it’s been confusing to myself and to others to identify what it is that I do.
My passion for guiding creatives is because I’ve been in their shoes. Constantly looking for answers and people who can help me figure it all out. I am a creative thinker and I may use design thinking and coaching as part of my process. It just feels out of place to me to just be classified as one thing. So if I’m to go my own way, I need to develop a better way to talk about how I serve that allows an environment for me and my clients to learn from each other and grow on our own terms.
Thinking back, I’ve constantly been interested in one thing and one thing only. People! I’m interested in how happy we are as people and also in the steps we are taking to improve ourselves and the ones around us.
I have not other interest other than that because I believe that without the people in business, there is no business.