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Cathy Stechschulte

Focus: Visual Artists, Creative Process, Transitioning to a Creative Life, Finding inspiration, Marketing, Assisting With Artist Statements, Encouraging Creativity in Children
Location: 122 Dorsch Drive
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, 16066 United States
E-mail: cathy.stechschulte@gmail.com
Phone: 570-490-3203
Philosophy:

As a passionate visual artist myself, I experience all the challenges of building and maintaining a creative life, balancing my art-making with my life responsibilities. Beginning my art career mid-life, I found working with a Creativity Coach to be a valuable guide on my creative journey.

As your Creativity Coach, I will accompany you on a journey of identifying, defining and actualizing an artistic vision. You determine where the work needs to begin, right where you are today. The possibilities for our coaching work might be:

  • Igniting your creative fire
  • Finding inner strengths and inspiration
  • Time-management
  • Prioritizing short and long term goals
  • Taking necessary actions, step-by-step
  • Overcoming blocks: self-doubt, inner and outer critics, perfectionism, procrastination, should’s
  • Completing projects
  • Finding venues to show your art and market it
If you encounter unexpected ruts, roadblocks, detours or occasional wheelspinning on your creative journey, I will be there to assist you by identifying which actions you might take to gain traction and re-direction, so you can move ahead. You are in the driver’s seat; I am your support team.

You will arrive at the best solutions and strategies for your own unique creative journey. Accountability to yourself and your coach will support your creative efforts.

Methods of Working:

Creativity coaching via phone, e-mail or a combination of both. I offer a complimentary phone session to determine if we will work well together. Various packages are available for three month blocks of coaching. Please contact me to learn more: cathy.stechschulte@gmail.com

Specializations:

As a practicing Creativity Coach, working Visual Artist and former Clinical Counselor, I bring all my skills and experience to my coaching to help clients:

  • Define and clarify vision, purpose, and goals
  • Balance art-making with life responsibilities
  • Increase confidence through identifying strengths and building upon them
  • Problem-solve when working through creative challenges
  • Go deeper for inspiration and ideas
  • Move forward in their creative process to complete projects and take them out into the world to be seen and marketed
  • Build trust between client and coach in the coaching relationship
  • Experience a combination of support and accountability
  • Develop their supports and networks

Individual services offered Bringing strong skills such as deep and reflective listening from my background as a Clinical Counselor, I will ask powerful questions to help you clarify and define your creative purpose and choices. In partnership, you and I will define goals and create action steps for completing projects. I honor each client’s own strengths and values and build upon them in my coaching. My coaching is individualized to fit each client’s unique creative process. Developing a trusting, safe, supportive and confidential relationship with clients is at the core of my coaching. I subscribe to the ethics of the International Coaching Federation.
Workshops: It’s Never Too Late To Take The Creative Plunge:What If You Dare To Create? Getting Unstuck.
Training and Experience:
  • Member: Creativity Coaching Association, Certified Coach
  • Textile Artist: Mastery Level Certificate in Artcloth, ArtCloth Studios, San Antonio, TX
  • MS Counseling/Human Development, University of Pittsburgh, post graduate studies in Gestalt Therapy and Art Therapy
  • BS English/Secondary Education, Pennsylvania State University, PA Permanent Teaching Certificate Professional Background: English Teacher, Clinical Counselor, Artist, Creativity Coach
Pricing: Please contact me: cathy.stechschulte@gmail.com
Availability:

I have spaces available for one-on-one coaching clients via e-mail, phone or a combination of both. Complimentary introductory phone session. Contact me: cathy.stechschulte@gmail.com

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