Happy New Year, since it’s the season of resolutions and self-betterment. I want you to meet my friend, Heather Rampolla. Heather has been one of my coaching students for five months. It has been my pleasure to get to know her, her studio practice, and to help her on her artistic journey. It’s a new year and if you are thinking about some self-improvement in the studio, consider coaching sessions in the new year. Here’s what Heather has to say about her coaching experience.
“If you’re thinking about working with Christine, do it! For months I knew I wanted to work with a coach for my art/biz, but I was scared. I doubted myself, did I really need this? Can’t I figure this out on my own? What will I talk about? Etc. When I look back at what I’ve accomplished since hiring Christine for coaching, I really wish I hadn’t waited the months before jumping at the opportunity.
Before working with Christine I was riddled with over analyzing all the things and probably a bit paralyzed in fear. Things like the fear of posting on social media after a two year hiatus, to doubting my work so much that I wasn’t sharing it which also prevented me from further painting. I was stuck! I was left watching other artists online do the things I desperately desired for myself. Since working with Christine… I’ve overcome my fears of jumping back into social. I now look forward to engaging on social media almost daily.
I’ve watched my engagement on social increase which is really fun. I’ve grown my account reach by over 2,371%, gained over 200 new followers in less than one month, even learned how to make reels. I’ve learned how to honor studio time as real work and set boundaries with others to create my work. I’ve re-engaged with my email newsletter subscribers. This task used to take me so much time but now it feels easy. And I’ve receive more responses and replies from the newsletter than in the past.
I’ve released an Art Collection out into the world successfully. And I’m working on the next one. I’ve gained confidence with developing my schedule of tasks as I become a full time artist in a way that feels energizing. I’ve received guidance on what things to outsource that eat my energy so I can focus more time on painting. I now accomplish accomplish all my goals each month whereas before I felt like I wasn’t making much headway. I think some of my favorite things about having Christine as a coach is knowing that she understands my struggles because let’s be real sometimes being an artist is lonely. She offers encouragement, accountability, and lots of experience.
Working with Christine has felt a bit magical with how fast my results have been. The fact that she is willing to open the door and pull back the curtains on what’s worked for her and what hasn’t is like getting secret access to the yellow brick road to success as a full time artist. I’m so very grateful for Christine’s coaching and her willingness to share what it’s like behind the scenes to her great successes.
Christine’s coaching is a perfect combination of expertise in the art creation process and running a successful art business. This winning combination is what I personally needed to be coached. If you’re looking to not only create art, but run an art business I think Christine is a great source.”– Heather Rampolla
Check out Heather’s work on her website or on her instagram @heatherrampolla
Topics others have sought coaching for:
· art school rehab
· understanding the art market/where they fall in it
· art marketing
· ongoing critique
· goal setting and accountability