Structured Freedom 1:1 COACHING
Structured Freedom is a 1:1 coaching program customized for each client, based on their goals, background, and personality. Every engagement is different, but there is a foundation that is the same for each client: discovering and creating structure that helps you achieve your goals by working with your better angels instead of against your weaker demons. (No actual angels and demons are explicitly involved, though if you find it helpful to work them individually, I have people for that, too.)
We do that by focusing on 5 key areas:
How to lead with your edge instead of rounding it off, pushing it down, or pretending it doesn't exist (edge? what edge? I'm a kitten!).
Are you a perfectionist? Whose standards are you living up to? Do you know what you're capable of or, are you playing it safe with what you know you can comfortably create? Do have a sneaking suspicion you're totally awesome, but can't figure out how to leverage it? Do you have a sneaking suspicion you're secretly horrible, and you're seconds away from everyone else figuring it out?
Learn how to leverage your strengths instead of compensating for your weaknesses with more discipline. This means you actually feel energized to get your stuff done, instead of forcing yourself to do things you aren't good at. Do what you really what, and know what that actually is.
2. CONFIDENT FOCUS:
How to concentrate your creative energy into a single point of focus instead of scattering it all over the place.
Do you have so many ideas that you don’t know what to focus on--and you don’t even know if you want to focus on just one of them because you don’t want to miss out? Are you good at a lot of things (no time for modesty!), so it’s easy for you to get caught up in delivering what other people want from you? Do you have attention issues? Switch between hyper focus and hyper distraction?
Learn how to turn what you really care about into a reliable framework for focusing your attention and energy that actually works.
What to do when things don’t work out the way you thought they would.
What do you do when you hit a setback? How long does it take you to recover? What coping skills/techniques do you have for recovery? Do they work? How good are you at doing good things to get what you want even when you don't feel like it?
This is all about how to overcome the Devil Twins (perfectionism and procrastination) and cultivate the ability to keep going with a sense of relief even when things don’t go perfectly. Learning how to deal with obstacles without taking them personally--without completely ignoring your feelings (because you know they'll just come back to bite you later).
4. RESISTANCE TRAINING:
How to get out of an anxiety-thought spiral and into inspired action.
Do you feel like you think too much for your own good sometimes? How much space/time do worry and anxious thoughts take up in your life? How is your anxiety getting in the way of your efforts? How good are you at getting out of your head? Do you feel like you self-sabotage and rebel against yourself sometimes, despite our best intentions?
Learn tools for dealing with self-sabotage, resistance (that voice that tells you "but I don't waaaaannnaaaa"), and anxiety so you stop wasting energy on resistance and start using it for your life and work.
5. MAINTAINING MOMENTUM:
Create structure and accountability that you keeping moving forward without burning you out.
How sustainable does your current way of working and living feel to you? Do you feel burned out? Do you have a pretty good handle on what kinds of structures and systems you need in your life to keep everything running smoothly? What about to keep things running well? Do you switch between "doing all the things" and doing none of the things? Do you remember to eat well, sleep enough, get fresh air, and move your body in ways it likes? Do you have goals? A way of measuring them? Accountability? Are you actually making progress?
This is where you get a focus statement, an action plan, and a partner that holds you accountable to following through (that's me!). It's also where you learn how to create a sustainable work-life situation that prevents (and heals) burn out.
What we're aiming for is the freedom to grow + create successfully and on your own terms.
Want to see what this is like in person? Sign up for a free call with me here:
THE NITTY GRITTY
WHO: Creatives, artists, entrepreneurs, freelancers, professionals, executives, business owners
WHAT: 1:1 coaching + accountability for a custom action plan for a specific goal or goals
HOW: 2-3 sessions/month over the phone/skype/hangouts (calls are recorded, you get homework and contact in between sessions as well)
WHEN: 3-9 month engagements
COST: start at $3,000
WHY: Because you're ready to make the most of your time, energy, and potential.
*Goals can be work and/or life related. Sometimes goals are really concrete (finish documentary; make $150k in income this year). Sometimes goals are more nebulous (have better relationships, feel less anxious). Often, they are both. I approach your goals from the perspective of how they impact and are impacted by your whole life--your work, your relationships, your interior life.