With over twenty years experience in the creative industries to draw upon, I can help you shine in your creative business!
Since 2018 I have given mentoring support to small businesses and artist/makers developing their commercial brand. I can offer my experiences and help you awaken to potential opportunities.
Many of the businesses I work with are women in their mid-life who are seeking a new direction or recommitting to a passion and making it their business. Offering holistic mentoring means helping you create a space that works for all areas of your life and provides you with the confidence and direction to grow.
Whether you need a one off session to kick start a new project or ongoing support to keep you on track, I can give support with....
Brand development and design that defines 'you'
Website content and engaging
Social media and marketing
Self-employment, pricing and cash flow
Sessions can be 1:1 in person or online. Group mentoring available. Price is charged per session. You'll get a 45 mins - 1 hour session face-to-face and a follow up email to check in with you.
Please use the contact page if you have any questions or to discuss your requirements. I am happy to have a 15 minute call with you to see if we are a good fit.
Mentoring allows you to work alongside someone who has experience of many of the highs, lows and hard work of running a business. I have been self employed, as a designer and then an artist, for over twenty years! Running a creative business creatively is, as you know, hard work and sometimes we need support in that.
"Just what I needed to get me unstuck and progressing my business! Before embarking on my mentoring with Helen I was like a startled rabbit in the headlights - heaps of ideas, lots of potential but lacking a strategy to move forward.
Helen's calm and methodical approach was just what I needed.
She is a great listener and helped me formulate a clear understanding of my skill sets and services in order to market them. With her ability to take a helicopter view of my overall business and distil opportunities into actionable plans, the totally daunting task of organising a website got underway. Helen even wrote the copy for me!
Sensitive and empathic she totally understands how the creative mind works and how to get the best from it within a business landscape.
Always happy to share her advice and knowledge, Helen's support has proved to be a vital business investment"
Melanie Ward Creative
As I became established I found that sustaining my business became more challenging. As a creative I wanted to always try new things but my business head said I should stick with one thing. Sometimes it helps to have someone else look into your head, see all the swirling creativity and help you to decide where your energies should be put and see the potential of opportunities. It is as much about knowing what to say ‘no’ to as to say ‘yes’ to. Running a creative business is often about confidence and having someone to advocate for you, and build your confidence, can be very helpful for achieving long term goals. Finding ways of working on long term ambitions, whilst maintaining the day to day of running a business can be challenging and having someone to guide your plans and offer support can lead to results. Life isn’t just about running a business, I’m so much happier now that I have a balanced life. I have found a way to run my business that suits my lifestyle, ambitions and talents.
Most of us in the arts work in isolation, behind closed doors. My door is open and I bring my experience to help and guide you. You might want a regular session to ‘check-in’ and set goals. You may have a project that you know won’t get off the ground without setting aside specific time for it and having some extra input. I can help with planning, prioritising and support you as an advisor. I work in a holistic way, balancing head and heart to satisfy your creativity and your business needs.
I would like to encourage and motivate you to put your plans into action. If you would like to talk about how we can implement that, you can get in touch using the 'contact' button below.
Helen has had a real and positive impact on my work and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to determine the future of their business
Barinder Gahir at Barinder Designs
Helen helped me to review how far I’d come already and then put focus on my future goals. We spoke about all the things I wanted to achieve then broken them down in to more manageable goals. I came off the Zoom call feeling so inspired and ready to go. After only intending to book 1 mentoring session I felt it was so valuable, I booked a course of 4 more sessions.
Meg Harris at May I Design