Stay at the top of your game. Long-term
Few artists last longer than a couple of years, but you’re different: you want to reach and maintain success, and you’re in it for the long haul. You love creating, performing and connecting with the crowd and can’t imagine doing anything else. Working in an office 9 to 5? No, thanks.
Navigating the highs and lows of an artistic path ain’t easy though.
Right now you’re feeling the pressure of a demanding and unstable career, and struggle with regular anxiety, insecurity and mood swings. Trying to make it in a hyper-competitive, precarious and unpredictable environment is TOUGH. You're constantly exposed to criticism and rejection, and feel there's no respite from being expected to deliver and perform to very high standards. Social media pressure is real: you’re either comparing yourself to other artists who seem to be doing well, or worry about what others say.
It’s hard to keep up with intensive touring:
There’s sleep deprivation, constant travelling, isolation and an excess of drinking, drug-taking or partying. The excitement of shows and the loneliness that follows, meanwhile, leaves you feeling worn out and miserable. Adjusting to regular, mundane life after touring is equally hard, as is maintaining healthy relationships with people back home.
You feel you have to choose between your career and personal life, and have to sacrifice one or the other.
You may suffer in silence, because you feel you can’t tell anyone about how you feel (except Twitter maybe). You don’t want to appear weak and you feel you don’t have the right to complain - this is the dream career you’ve always wanted, right?
I totally get how challenging an artist’s lifestyle can be, and I understand how you feel, having worked in this industry for 15 years. I have seen many artists struggle or burn out completely.
As a certified life coach, self-development expert and someone who loves nightlife as much as wellness, I can tell you this: you’re not alone, and I’m here to offer you the guidance and support you need.
Right now your life may look like this:
You compare yourself to others and worry about the future, how to stay relevant and maintain success long-term
You sometimes struggle with perfectionism or feel creatively blocked, despite being locked in the studio for hours
You tend to procrastinate, lack structure or motivation - even more so after a big weekend
You may struggle with self-doubts, feel worthless or like a fraud - especially during the inevitable lows of your career when bookings and attention dry up
Work insecurity makes you unable to switch off or say no to more gigs
You may turn to drugs & alcohol as coping mechanisms: to escape social or performance anxiety, tiredness, to get away from yourself - or simply because you feel pressured to party - and it's taking a toll on your system
You find it hard to maintain a routine when it comes to staying healthy, especially while on tour, and your well-being is suffering
You may have reached some level of success and it’s not giving you the lasting happiness and fulfilment you had hoped for
YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS: BURNOUT IS APPROACHING OR KEEPS COMING BACK LIKE A BAD 90’s BOY BAND. PANIC ATTACKS - OR WORSE - MAY BE SO BAD THAT YOU END UP HAVING TO CANCEL GIGS, AND YOU MAY HAVE TO SEE A PSYCHIATRIST WHO WILL PRESCRIBE EVEN MORE DRUGS. THIS IS NOT SUSTAINABLE AND YOU KNOW IT.
There are enough celebrity suicides to prove the old way of operating is no longer working.
YOU DESERVE SO MUCH BETTER THAN THIS!
Investing in yourself and having the tools to succeed is crucial - because you are your business!
When it comes to long-term success, so much more comes into play beyond talent, hard work, luck or a good team.
This is why I created Thrive!, a specific coaching programme that helps artists thrive and stay in the game long term, without compromising themselves or their happiness in the process.
After you’ve worked with me you will:
Keep stress and anxiety at bay using tried and tested tools & techniques
Be better prepared for your career highs and lows, as well as better able to deal with criticism and negative comments
Feel more confident in yourself, your work and the future - goodbye self-doubts, not feeling good enough and social media comparison!
Manage your time better and have a consistent work routine, so you stay focused, productive, and finish the projects you start
Know what it takes to overcome creative blocks, stay inspired and motivated, so you can keep creating great work
Have practical tools to manage life on the road, for increased energy and well-being, as well as maintaining better relationships
Create your own self-care routine for increased mental, emotional and physical health
Know when and how to say no, even when others expect you to party or perform non-stop, so you can take back control of your schedule and your life
Be more successful on your own terms so you can keep doing what you love for many years to come
A pre-work analysis of your objectives and topics you’d like help with (stress & anxiety, confidence, creativity, productivity and so on). I’ll tailor the programme specifically to your needs so we can dive right in during the first session.
7 x weekly individual coaching calls to understand how to overcome the challenges you're facing, get clear on what you want and have an action plan to get there. Expect lots of insights as well as tips and techniques to improve your life on a daily basis.
Practical exercises designed just for you, depending on your objectives, so you can take the first steps to creating the life you most want and see results straight away. I’ll support and encourage you along the way, and make sure you stay motivated at all times.
An implementation week for you to take when needed, so you can reflect, keep practising what we’ve discussed, and to allow for unexpected commitments in your busy life.
Unlimited email support so you can always reach out in between sessions in case of doubts, to discuss pressing matters or to celebrate your progress.
Bonus: a free check-in call 2 weeks after completion for any extra help and to make sure you’re on track.
I can’t wait to help you thrive!
Interested in working with me? Here’s how to get started:
Step 1: Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
Step 2: I’ll call you to discuss your needs, answer your questions and to make sure we’re the perfect fit before you commit.
Step 3. If you decide to work with me, I’ll tell you how to get started. If we aren’t a good fit, I’m happy to share other resources to help you get what you need.
Have questions? Email me
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* What qualifies you to do this?
I trained with the Coaches Training Institute - a leader in its field, accredited by the International Coach Federation. Personal development has been my passion for the last 12 years, and I always include tried & tested tools and techniques in my sessions from fields such as NLP, positive psychology and spirituality. I personally used all of these while working in the music industry, and I can speak from first-hand experience.
* I’m worried about my reputation or appearing weak
Getting coached is cool AF - tons of celebrities, creative types and entrepreneurs do it. You don’t have to worry about a thing: this is a safe, judgement-free space in which your privacy and confidentiality will be respected at all times. I don’t disclose who I work with or the content of the sessions to anyone (not even my cat). What happens in coaching, stays in coaching.
* I already have a manager, why would I need a coach?
A manager is in charge of the business aspect of your career, while I help you with the personal aspect. I don’t have any personal agenda outside of helping you feel and perform better. I’ll give you the keys to make you better equipped to handle challenges and pressure, as well as helping you feel more creative, resilient, productive and confident.
* I’ve already tried things like therapy or CBT in the past, why should I try this?
Unlike therapy, we won’t delve into your past and talk about your childhood for hours. Coaching doesn’t treat mental illnesses and doesn’t focus on the problem; rather, it focuses on the solution and empowers you to reconnect to your own answers and resources. It’s not only about having insights, but about being uber-practical too. You’ll be taking ACTION to get to where you want to be and see real progress - because nothing will change without action.
* Isn’t working with a coach for people who can’t manage on their own, and just for when life’s a real mess?
Quite the opposite - there’s a good reason successful people work with coaches. Getting support means you’re serious about achieving your dreams and reaching your potential. You’re ready to solve the problem rather than resorting to self-medication or waiting for a breakdown to hit. You’ll benefit from a partner to guide, support and empower you, so you can get better results, faster
* I’m very depressed, addicted to drugs or alcohol, or am struggling with serious trauma
As a life coach I’m not qualified to deal with these things, but I can work alongside a therapist specialised in these issues. Please refer to a specialist and take care of yourself.