I'm a big believer in working on the whole of what's in front of me and getting to the heart of what's really going on
Connect to the Leader in you
Most of us are so focused on trying to fix what's going on in our outer world, we rarely take time to look at our inner world.
The constant struggle of feeling overwhelmed, anxiety, pressure, fear and being stuck can be debilitating, with those limiting beliefs limiting success.
This dis-empowered state creates deep conflict within, and what started out as a following our dreams can often feel like being sucked into a nightmare.
Our creativity and our businesses all flow from the heart of who we are, so if there's something that's not quite working in the outside world, it's usually connected with the inner one.
Reconnecting to our most powerful and inspired self is the first step to creating lasting change. In this busy world where we are often under pressure to do more or be more, we rarely gift ourselves the time or space to explore where we are right now, look within, reconnect and know that we are enough.
You are at the heart of your business; at the heart of your business is you.
Most creatives don't pick up the phone to ask me for life coaching, most are struggling with lack of direction in their creativity or businesses and are feeling lost and overwhelmed.
They are frustrated at their lack of progress and know something needs to change but don't know what, and if they do know ... they are afraid to make that change.
Many are struggling with creative block, have fallen out of love with their business, lost their passion, lack direction, have hit a plateau and are looking for their unique creative edge.
Yet most of my clients get their biggest breakthroughs and transformations creatively and in their businesses when they start their work with me from this space.
As passionprenuers and creative business owners these three parts are so intricately woven together.
YOUR CREATIVITY AND BUSINESS CAN ONLY FLOW AND GROW AS FAR AS YOU CAN TAKE THEM
It all starts with you.
Most creatives are full of passion yet the confused and chaotic mind see’s them chasing one shiny toy after another in search of their answers. Many invest their resources in all the wrong places having either never taken the time to look at the core challenge or problem they are facing, which usually lies within; or they have an awareness of their limiting beliefs/challenges but don't know how or where to find the solution.
Instead they move from one workshop to another, buying all the latest gadgets thinking this will be the answer to all, never realizing they are investing in a short term fix for a long term problem. (I get it, been there, done that and got the extra large T-shirt)
When the results don't fill the need/desire they are striving to fill another layer of failure drops on top of another, deepening the anxiety and fear, raising the pressure, limiting our potential and blocking our creative flow, reducing us to stick with what we know or look to others for creative inspiration.
When we know who we are as a creative, what holds us back we are able to shift to an empowered mindset and have the courage and self belief to be authentic. Once here everything changes, we find our confidence, our purpose and with that sense of purpose our passion reignites, we find clarity and certainty and begin the move towards what lights us up and our creativity flows in abundance.
"We are all creative, resourceful and whole. When our limiting beliefs get in the way of our creative vision, our fear challenges us to play small."
Creativity is a way of being - release your full potential
Clare Louise seemed to get deep into the darkest parts of my brain and pulled out my anxieties, which was a huge release. If you’re struggling with self belief, especially when it is doing something that you are passionate about I would definitely recommend working with Clare Louise.
Clare Louise is extremely good at reading the subtle difference between what people want and what people need. She is an insightful, soulful, guide who will give you a space to explore those aspects of your creativity that you thought you had lost or that have been dormant for way too long.
I have gained incredible insight of who the inner artist in me is, the one that has been lost for many years. Clare-Louise has helped me understand where, why and how my artistic growth has been stifled from the past preconditioned ways of being. She has had me literally kick the negative voices out of my life.
Clare Louise helped me to find my voice in life again. She really helped me to be able to communicate my needs in all areas of my life. Working with her is life changing and absolutely what I needed to put me on the track of success.
Inspire your passion, empower your soul, create the life you desire
A Story of
Why did you choose Clare Louise's Creating Creativity® coaching programme?
My business wasn’t moving forward in the way I wanted it to and I was contemplating what I could do to improve things. When I read about Clare Louise's coaching it gave me hope that I could work on making the changes that were needed.
Tell us about the sessions?
I had weekly sessions, each session lasting between 40 minutes to 2 hours. They took as long as was needed to get the results, depending on what showed up in each session.
Was there work to do in between each session?
Yes, and it was really beneficial. Clare Louise followed up every session with full session notes, action points, and, depending on what we were working on in each session, recordings, visualisations, exercises, and inspiration. There was always follow-up work, which needed to be sent to Clare before the next session. This was really beneficial as it kept me focused on what I needed to do before I spoke to her again and gave me accountability. When I finished the programme I received a personal blueprint. This covered everything we had gone through in the sessions and gave me the exercises we had worked on (and more) so I could continue my development once our coaching had finished.
When did you start to see the benefits?
After the first session I felt really positive that I could make my business be whatever I wanted it to be. Clare Louise is a wonderful person to engage with. She is insightful and will help develop the best version of you to improve your business and expand your creativity.
The programme far exceeded my expectations. I didn't realise that so much time would be spent looking into me as a person: it was healing and refreshing. I also felt so relaxed with Clare. She has a lovely calming way about her that makes you feel anything you say is not being judged but looked at to find solutions.
What else did you explore?
On the second session we looked into my business. Even before starting the session Clare asked me to begin analysing how things currently were. Just spending some quiet time really thinking about the business this way and answering the simple questions Clare had asked made me realise changes needed to be made. This session was a real eye opener for me. Clare guided me through my business and really helped things become clear in my mind. I had a good honest look at where I was. I was able to break my business down and focus on one area at a time and really see what needed to change. This was so helpful because Clare helped me look at my business in ways I had never done before. She was perfect at asking the right questions and offering scenarios that then helped me create the right solutions for my business. I knew I had a good product but Clare helped me to see its full potential. I left this session feeling really positive and excited about implementing change and felt really confident that I could realistically achieve those adjustments I needed to make. The thing I gained most from looking at my business this way was that I was seeing a much clearer picture of what was happening and that it was all in my hands to make my business far more successful. I felt excited about what I could actually do myself.
One of the many benefits about working with Clare Louise is that she is really good at making you think far more deeply than you would normally, whether that's about how you are performing in your business, how your client is reacting to you, or what you are offering them. She offers great advice and her positive nature is infectious. By session 3 I realised that it was my mindset that was holding my business back: I was the one putting the limitations on it. These sessions transformed all that. The changes in me by session 3 were already having a big impact on me personally and within my business. I’d stopped wondering what I could do and how: I felt positive and had a real sense of purpose, which gave me the right energy to create the changes needed.
It takes a very clever and intuitive eye to look at someone’s business and make positive suggestions to move it forward. Clare Louise has such an amazing way of being able to delve into so many aspects of your business and the role you play in it.
She helps you to see what can be improved and helps you find solutions that can really transform things both practically for your business and emotionally for your wellbeing.
What was the biggest value?
Hope. Without hope there is nothing. My hope developed into positivity, which then changed into feelings of excitement at my own potential and what I can achieve. I've tapped into an inner strength. I've learned to take small steps and realise that the little changes I implement can make such a big difference to the way I work. Listening to Clare Louise's recordings when I've needed encouragement has really helped too. My perspective has changed on issues that used to really bother me: now I see them as opportunities to learn. It's brilliant! The coaching has been exactly what I needed to drive me and my business forward. The steps, whilst they have pushed me, have been achievable, leaving me feeling very positive.
What was the biggest impact?
Believing in myself. I can see the changes working. I have found that the tools Clare Louise has shown me are changing the way I feel and deal with situations in my business, and also how I feel about myself. Rather than thinking ‘I can't do that,’ I now think ‘how can I do this?’ I'm more in control and feel more powerful. I've gone from wondering what I can do improve my business to feeling I can change anything I want. I understand the product and service I offer my clients more. I feel valued. I have a real sense of achievement and purpose about my business.
What would you tell others about Clare Louise's Creating Creativity® coaching programme?
The coaching has really helped me to feel more positive, to have greater self belief and confidence. All these qualities are fundamental in helping me perform well in my business. I feel so much more empowered and this is really benefiting me as I look at where I’m now headed. I feel so excited about the business and how I can explore further its potential and expand my creativity. The coaching has made me feel I really can achieve my dreams.
This coaching is life changing. It has made me look at my business and myself so differently. I really understand myself better. It has given me so much more faith in myself. Clare Louise is an amazing coach and mentor and has such an intuitive and wonderful way with people. I felt so relaxed that nothing I said was wrong. I would tell others that if they are looking for a new direction or wanting to improve what they’re doing, this would be just what they need to make great changes for themselves both personally and professionally.