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Art Career Theorem
Learn how to make values-based decisions and take the actions you need in order to live your creative purpose.
I get artists because I AM an artist.
Working as a fine art printmaker, lettering artist and photographer helps me understand the creative process. As a commercial graphic designer, I got how production and my time was exchanged for money. As a gallery assistant and director I sold art, managed relationships with patrons, worked with artists, curated local and international featured and juried exhibitions. And finally, as a publisher of an arts magazine for 8 years, I learned the value of collaboration, commissions, contracts, writing grants, and helping artists express themselves, their brands, and their value through articles and projects that went beyond the confines of the printed page.
Co-creative sessions that fit your schedule and budget including:
• In-person creative retreats (1-3 days)
• Group workshops (live and virtual)
• One-to-one, virtual, 4-session pack
• Ongoing support and accountability
The SHIFT-IT Visual Coaching Process®
Perhaps you are at a crossroads, or maybe you know what you want but are not sure how to get there. Let's take time to explore your beliefs and take action so you may become the next instantiation of you!
As a Certified Visual Coach® I have been trained by Christina Merkley, pioneering Visual Coach and creator of The SHIFT-IT Visual Coaching Process®.
SHIFT-IT is a unique coaching experience that expertly employs 17 visual maps to guide you through the powerful process of SHIFTing your work and/or life.
The seven modules for the process are:
1. Satisfaction Interrupted
2. Harvest Your History
3. Investigate Your Now
4. Focus on Your Future
5. Trouble at the Border
6. Ink It, Don’t Just Think It
7. Take Action
Coaching sessions available:
• Full 12-week process (live or virtual)
• Mini-retreat (co-designed to fit your needs)
• Manifestation and action planning sessions
Create a shared vision and learn how to work from your team's strengths while better understanding one another's motivations.
Trained as an Appreciative Inquiry facilitator from the Center of Appreciative Inquiry, I combine:
• graphic facilitation and strategic visualization techniques from The Grove,
• change management, and
• human-centered design exercises
to help teams learn the process and behaviors needed to share their vision and facilitate change.
As art director and a certified Agile Scrum master for the Visioneering Team at OGSystems, I helped build a team of visual practitioners and developed customized graphic facilitation techniques to assist in change management for federal agencies.
Jumpstart your next project, initiative or change in leadership through:
• Team offsite or retreat (1-3 days)
• Alignment meetings (single/multiple 1/2 day)
• Action planning
• Group coaching sessions
Take some time to celebrate what's working for you and where you would like to make some changes in your life.
After downloading and filling out this map, feel free to schedule a free Crossroads session with me so we can explore how you can make a shift in your life.
Having trouble making room in your life for what you want? Here are some tips on how to say "no" so that you may say Yes! to what you really want.
Heather has been an arts administrator for two arts centers, the publisher of an arts magazine, and organized hundreds of community art projects. She is a recipient of a career advancement grant from Colorado Creative Industries and the National Endowment for the Arts. Heather was awarded three artist-in-residencies in 2017 where she focused on building a bridge between her work as a fine artist and visual practitioner.
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"Working with Heather was a delight! A supportive and encouraging coach, she guided me through every step of the process. I couldn’t believe how quickly the sessions flew by. Each week, Heather offered me a new set of tools that I could apply immediately, and then shelve for future reference. The web format allowed us to connect across time zones, create visual charts in real time and share videos and files from each session. Like a new hiking trail – the journey was full of unexpected delights! This was a transformational opportunity, which allowed me to put aside my focus on others and commit time and attention to exploring my next chapter. By addressing the past, present and future, the SHIFT-IT process illuminated new possibilities I had not considered. Best of all, it helped me create a clear action plan for moving forward. I would highly encourage you to make this worthwhile investment in yourself. "
"Working with Heather was instrumental in my shift into a new consulting business and less stressful lifestyle. Heather has a depth of experience and a passion for the Shift-It coaching program. I found her style, attention to detail, and probing questions really key for me to begin shifting my mindset to where it needs to be. Since finishing the coaching program I have solidified my thriving new consulting business, am currently setting boundaries with work and taking better care of myself and those I love, and daring to try new things just for the fun of it. If you want to make some major changes in your life and you don't know where to start Heather can really help you get there. "
"Every time I work with Heather I leave completely inspired, with a clear path for achieving my goals laid out in front of me. She asks the right questions to help identify values, clarify dreams, set measurable goals, and then creates a clear, step-by-step guide to execute them. Heather's process has a way of making even the biggest dream feel totally attainable, and her knowledge and resource base are limitless. I can't say enough about how effective a session is in taking you from where you are to where you want to be. I have utilized her coaching sessions for my art career for ten years, and can easily see the direct results of working with her every time I achieve another success."