"Deborah has been my Creative Coach for over a year. Her support and wisdom has been invaluable, and she has been a wonderful influence for closer to ten years. As my art career developed, I turned to Debs for advice, read her book, and attended her talks and workshops - when I was ready for a creative coach I knew it had to be Deborah. She has a skilful knack of asking the questions that I never think to ask myself, probing deeper into creative blocks or professional hurdles, and increasing my confidence measurably. With Deborah's support I have gained more control of my inner critic, understood more about my business model, and approached serious art collections who acquired my art."
"I understand now why she calls it ‘Lighting the blue touch paper’! In the first session alone somehow Debs enticed out of me an idea that I’ve had as a niggle for about 5 years! It was immense! Debs has this amazing way of communicating to bring to the surface the important things you need to clarify and shape from the big muddle in your head. Debs has a gentle and unassuming style and however tired I was when I went in, after every session I felt energised and inspired. She magics this creative space where ideas can suddenly shoot out of you (without prior warning!). She then has a wealth of wisdom as to how to develop the idea into a reality. Debs knows how to get you to feel your creative best and is your constant champion and supporter. I felt supported and encouraged to be exactly me in the way I wanted to be."
"It is a delight to work with someone who has such an excellent understanding of creative practices. Deborah gave me some brilliant ideas to work on and develop and set me off in new directions for my art practice."
"Debs is so good at adapting to my ways of working and drawing out things that I haven't spotted myself. Before a session I will often share with her a hand-drawn mindmap or a few scribbled words, then talk around the topic, and she will prompt me with a question or observation that helps me to find a way forward or a next step. I always leave our sessions feeling upbeat and with ideas for what to do next. She is more than just a coach - she is a brilliant, supportive friend and I am so glad to have her in my corner."
"Sometimes you encounter a person who has such intrinsic energy that you are stopped in your tracks. Deborah is one of these rare individuals. Working with her on an artistic project has shown me her considerable value, both as a fellow professional and as a life enhancer. 10/10 recommendation from me."
"Deborah’s work has been invaluable in helping me to make decisions for taking my business forward. At all times I have found Deborah to be innovative, dependable, conscientious and straightforward. She is professional in her approach and at the same time has a clear capacity for empathy and sincerity. I enjoy working with and have absolute confidence in her support."
"Deborah is extremely good at listening and reading between the lines to discover what is needed. She has the ability to coalesce information using it as a springboard for creative and inventive models and possibilities. Deborah is warm, trustworthy and consistent. She remains sensitive to the ethos of the enterprise while offering solutions that help ground, grow and establish it in countless ways."
"I could chat to Deborah for hours, she’s so warm and friendly and insightful – the sessions flew by but I think they were just the right length. I was impressed by how much support there was, and the personal touches. I feel like Deborah is a friend now as well as someone I pay for a service. I started a blog and I’m writing a book. I’m loving being creative, really getting a lot out of it. I have found a routine and my days have structure. I’m working more productively than I did in my office job. I think I’ve been looking for ‘the right thing’ for a long time and now I’ve found it."
"Before my consultation with Deborah, I was in my own words ‘firefighting’, my nascent creative coaching and facilitation business having been born to a certain extent out of necessity. Deborah’s blend of common-sense and her positive, innovative approach, coupled with her astounding empathic skills helped me to see the big picture and the vast potential in my idea. Her style is friendly, inquiring, tenacious and unobtrusive all at the same time, an approach that encourages the flow of ideas and so not only enabled connection and engagement with my own original vision, but also to see the way forward. She makes excellent, well-considered and appropriate practical suggestions, more importantly, she has an innate understanding of the emotional side of creating and developing a business, which she demonstrates throughout."
"You are the only person where I've paid for assistance and it has felt really worth while. I love how you can look at things in "business" terms whilst getting all the "emotional / personal ethical" stuff that can be mixed up in it."
"I’m blown away by the amount of care, attention and rich content you have given me, not to mention the follow up notes to keep me on track going forward. I woke up feeling energised and like I can handle this, thanks to your support!”