Work With Me
My clients are complex, sensitive, often introverted writers, artists, artisans and coaches who struggle to integrate their creativity into their lives, and who long for a more whole and healthy relationship with their creativity.
I love working with people who struggle with the stuff I struggle with. If you are exquisitely sensitive, maybe an introvert, goofy, quirky, kooky, and dying to express your creativity but overwhelmed by the mere notion, I would love to work with you.
If you have a really hard time getting out of bed in the morning, particularly on certain days, and particularly if there’s a cat on your head, well, that makes me want to work with you even more. (But I love dogs and their people too.)
How I Work:
I believe that YOU are the best authority on you. You already know, deep within you, what you need — you just may not be aware of it. As a coach, I simply ask good questions to help you connect with the part of you that is deep and wise, the part of you that can move you forward in the best possible way.
I went through coach training with the amazingly authentic and incredibly funny Martha Beck. I am a Martha Beck Certified Coach, and I use many of Martha’s techniques as well as The Work of Byron Katie when I work with my clients.
So … does this sound like you??
*Do you call yourself a “perfectionist” or a “procrastinator” and feel that these “conditions” cause you a lot of pain? Talk to me.
*Do you have a lot of ideas, but when you try to get one started, you hit a wall? Talk to me.
*Are you introverted and/or highly sensitive, and you have a tough time just dealing with life on a daily basis, let alone creating what you want to create in the world? Talk to me.
*Do you frequently feel stuck, and/or overwhelmed? Talk to me, bigtime.
The word from some of my clients:
“For years I knew in the back of my mind that creating pressed flower art was my passion. I had done some, but too often just felt uninspired and so procrastinated. But after having some sessions with Jill I have started creating again and haven’t stopped since! For maybe the first time in my life I feel fulfilled and feel I am doing what I was meant to do.”
Katy Luurtsema, artist Katy’s Dried Flower Art
“When I’m struggling in the depths of feeling stuck, I set up a session with Jill. She has this combination of empathy and shining a light on my ‘stuff’ that helps me make a huge shift in a short period of time.”
Jamie, writer and visual artist
“I had never worked with a coach before and had no idea what to expect. The things I’ve discovered about myself in working with Jill have been nothing short of amazing. She truly gets what it is to be an introvert and an artist and how tricky it can be to honor our diverse needs. My work with Jill made me feel both inspired and validated and like I could move forward from a totally new place.”
Elizabeth, writer and teacher
I offer a free 20-minute consultation to see if we’re a good fit. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll set something up!