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Alex Moate, Life Coach

Creative coaching is a brilliant tool. It enables you to decide what you want from your creative life and how you are going to achieve it.

"You tend to drift whilst being self-employed and creative. Coaching grounded me.
Thank you Alex!
"

Abigail Reed, Artist, Jamaica Street Artists


Do you have?
  • A lack of confidence and self-belief in your creativity?
  • A fear that your work won’t be good enough?
  • Great ideas, but are unable to find the time to make them happen?
  • Plans for a solo show or to submit a manuscript?
  • A lack of structure in your creative day?
  • Blockages to engagement?
Would you like?
  • Greater self-belief in your abilities as an artist?
  • More direction, focus and clarity within your work?
  • To increase your confidence when talking about your work?
  • To balance your work, family and creative interests?
  • To allow yourself time to create?
  • To be inspired and motivated again?
  • To evaluate the business side of being a creative?

Creative Coaching sessions with me can enable you to achieve all of these things and move you forward to achieve long lasting outcomes. Read on to find out how you can benefit and start working in your ideal creative direction. Contact me today for a conversation. You can discuss your requirements by emailing me or calling on: +44 (0)117 2305096

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Creative Coaching

Coaching is an exciting and dynamic partnership between me the coach and you the client in which I enable you to realise and achieve your goals, whilst giving you the accountability and structure in which to work towards these outcomes far quicker than if you were working on your own. Clients achieve greater clarity, resourcefulness, success and balance within their lives by working with me.

The coaching process focuses on outcomes and results whilst providing a fantastic tool for building greater confidence, enabling you to create more happily and effectively. It includes looking at 'limiting beliefs' – ideas about ourselves that hold us back and that we may have had for a long time – and gives us the tools to break these down and establish new beliefs. How amazing to be able to turn "I couldn't possibly do that" into "I can do that" and then go ahead and achieve it.

"I have been working with Alex as my coach now for the last couple of months and she has really helped me to prioritise my life. I have a busy life so being able to set goals and priorities is great. I have a come a long way! I would recommend her to anyone who is struggling to sort their lives out - she is professional, kind, sincere and gets results!"
Emily, Musician, UK

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Coaching Creatives

 

As a Creative do you?
  • Find it difficult to prioritise your creative work alongside everyday life?
  • Feel unsure about what direction to take in your work?
  • Lack confidence in promoting and talking about your own work?
  • Find it a challenge to balance your artistic, professional and personal lives?
  • Want to take the first steps to reengage with your creativity?
As a Creative having a coach enables you to:
  • Balance everyday life with your own personal inspiration.
  • Make and organise time for your creativity.
  • Become confident when speaking about your own work for marketing and networking purposes.
  • Allow yourself time to create and put your creativity first.
  • Look at blockages to engagement.
  • Focus on your creative life by looking at areas that will enable you to work more effectively within this.

Coaching provides a powerful partnership that will engage, motivate and encourage you in your creative aims and keep your creative life a priority.

Having been a practising artist myself and with writers and artists among my family and friends, I see first-hand the specific challenges they face in terms of time constraints, family life, and making a living. I can also see the dynamic and positive effect coaching has in enabling a creative person to establish their goals within the artistic process and in its delivery, whether it be working towards an exhibition, submitting a proposal or completing a manuscript.

"My Sessions with Alex have kick started my creative thinking processes.  She has enabled me to set targets and prioritise creative time. She continues to challenge my thought processes, that in the past have led to blocks in my ability to even begin work in my studio. The time has been valuable to me and I won't look back!
Thank you.
"
Robyn, Artist

'Connecting with your Creativity'


  • Have you always wanted to make and create, but don't have the confidence to start, just in case it doesn't work?
  • Did you study Art at college and have not pursued it since leaving, due to other commitments , lack of self-belief and not having confidence in your work?
  • Would you like to find time in your busy schedule to fit in creating?
  • Would you like to be able to balance your work, family and creative interests?
  • Would you like to commit to a regular time each week, when you allow yourself to create?
  • Would you like to be inspired and motivated again?
  • Would you like greater confidence and self-belief in yourself and your work?

These focused sessions are designed to look at ways that you can build making and creating into your life, whether it be returning to doing something that fills you with vitality, or starting something new. It will look at your blockages to engagement and how these can be worked through , enabling you to reconnect with your creativity and allow yourself to make time for it.

What have you got to gain by starting to create?

Silver Option
  • 4 x 45 minute sessions for £140
  • 6 x 45 minute sessions for £180
Gold Option
  • 4 x 60 minute sessions for £184
  • 6 x 60 minute sessions for £240

All options are individually tailored to suit your needs, include email contact between sessions and a highly personalised approach. You will be encouraged to update me with your progress and I will support you in achieving your goals. Sessions can take place over the phone or face to face, held at a time to suit you either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

What a fantastic investment in your work and yourself.

'Taking your creative career to the next stage'


  • Would you like to build a greater self-belief in your abilities as an artist?
  • Would you like more direction, focus and clarity within your work?
  • Would you like to increase your confidence when talking to the press/ public about your work?
  • Would you like to plan effectively to meet deadlines for exhibitions, write proposals and put on shows?

Coaching evaluates the business side of being an artist and encourages you to set goals, that will enable you to achieve what you set out to do, whether it be to plan for a solo show, write a proposal or set aside time for the practicalities.

These focused sessions are designed to address areas in your work, where you would like to see results and to ultimately enable you to work more productively, enhance your confidence and to take your work to a wider audience, with greater ease and clarity.

Silver Option
  • 4 x 45 minute sessions for £140
  • 6 x 45 minute sessions for £180
Gold Option
  • 4 x 60 minute sessions for £184
  • 6 x 60 minute sessions for £240

All options are individually tailored to suit your needs, include email contact between sessions and a highly personalised approach. You will be encouraged to update me with your progress and I will support you in achieving your goals. Sessions can take place over the phone or face to face, held at a time to suit you either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

What a fantastic investment in your work and yourself.

Creative Coaching Clinics


  • Would you like to have the facility to be able to talk constructively about your work and to move it forward?
  • Would you like to be able to have a tool that assists you in taking the next steps?
  • Would you like to look at the values and beliefs that underpin your work?
  • Would you be interested in Creative Coaching Clinics at your studio/ organisation?

Coaching evaluates the business side of being an artist and encourages you to set goals that will enable you to achieve what you set out to do, whether it be to plan for a solo show, write a proposal or set aside time for the practicalities.

Creative Coaching Clinics take place at your studio/ organisation and are held as stand-alone sessions that are designed to motivate, inspire and address areas in your work that are specific to you. They last for 45 minutes and are a fantastic investment in your work and yourself.

"You tend to drift whilst being self-employed and creative. Coaching grounded me.
Thank you Alex!
"
Abigail Reed, Artist, Jamaica Street Artists

If you think your studio/ organisation would be interested in Creative Coaching Clinics, please get in touch and I will be able to arrange a time to come and visit you.

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Your Programme Options

  • 4 coaching sessions of 1hour duration
  • 4 coaching sessions of 45 minutes duration
  • 6 coaching sessions of 1 hour duration
  • 6 coaching sessions of 45 minutes duration

skype logo Your session can take place over the phone, via Skype or face to face and can be 45 minutes or an hour in length. The flexibility of telephone coaching means that I can work with you whether you are in the UK or abroad. Your sessions start by being held either weekly or fortnightly and can then move to monthly, all at times to suit your individual requirements.

I offer an initial free consultation, where we can talk about what you would like to achieve from your sessions and all programmes include unlimited email support.

Each programme is a fantastic investment in your long term goals, aims and quality of life.

For organisations please contact me to talk about what you would like and to find out how I can work with you to create a tailor made programme that will most benefit your organisation and the people you work with.

If you have any questions or would like your free consultation please get in touch, it would be great to speak with you.

"I am so pleased to have had you as my Coach. With your help and guidance, I have tackled some things I have wanted to change in myself but not know if change was possible and/ or how I could start such changes. You have helped me realise that change is possible and then helped me to put them into action. You have been professional, non-judgemental and encouraging.
Thank you, Alex.
"
Katie, Furniture Designer

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About Me

I love coaching and the positive and dynamic effects it has on people's lives. I am based in Bristol and am reachable from wherever you are.

  • I am a fully accredited Coach and an associate member of The Association for Coaching
  • I hold a certificate in NLP
  • I hold a degree in Fine Art, have worked with Creatives in the UK and abroad, including sourcing artwork in China, using art as therapy for people with disabilities and as a practising artist myself.
  • I have extensive experience of Coaching Creatives, including painters, illustrators, designers, writers and musicians.
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Contact Alex Moate, LCH Dip, AMAC

New Creations Coaching, Bristol, UK

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Testimonials

"Alex has given me much needed focus and has strengthened my confidence in my artistic abilities. I am now ready to say I’M AN ARTIST! "
Jon Dixon www.grimble.net

"Alex has encouraged me to think about what my goals are and helped me work out what needs to be done and more importantly for me, when I need to do it.
She has helped me to actually do the things that have been on my to do list for the last year. 
"
Lisa Norman , Stained Glass Artist www.clydeglass.com

"My Sessions with Alex have kick started my creative thinking processes.  She has enabled me to set targets and prioritise creative time, which have led to some really enjoyable times of creativity.  She continues to challenge my thought processes, that in the past have led to blocks in my ability to even begin work in my studio. 
She is both professional and approachable and very good at getting me to set and achieve targets!  The time has been valuable to me and I won't look back!
Thank you.
"
Robyn, Artist

"Alex helped me massively through her coaching sessions. I have a lot of deadlines, meetings and responsibilities in being a self-employed Artist and having 2 children. There didn't seem to be enough hours in the day, days in the week to commit to them all. I had a tendency to panic and worry about it but not actually activate and utilise the time I had. Alex helped me to prioritise by using simple methods like writing everything in my diary and not forgetting the small things, which can sometimes play on your mind at 3am!
After only a few sessions I had noticed the difference. She helped me to clarify things and invested confidence in my abilities to manage my work and family life. Your drifting whilst being self-employed and creative. Coaching grounded me.
Thank you Alex!
"
Abigail Reed , Artist

"I am so pleased to have had you as my Coach.
With your help and guidance, I have tackled some things I have wanted to change in myself but not know if change was possible and/ or how I could start such changes. You have helped me realise that change is possible and then helped me to put them into action.
You have been professional, non-judgemental and encouraging.
"
Katie, Furniture Designer

"As a busy working mum, Alex's guidance has been invaluable in making everyday life better - not only for me, but for the whole family. After only a handful of coaching sessions, I now stick to a regular fitness schedule, spend much-needed quality time with my partner and make sure I fit in time doing some of the things I love, but never managed to get round to doing before! Her infectious enthusiasm and inspired and thoughtful coaching has made a positive and lasting impact on how I live my life... thanks, Alex!"
Maggie, Writer

"I have been having Alex as my coach now for the last couple of months, and she has really helped me to prioritise my life. I have a busy life so being able to set goals and priorities is great. I have a come a long way! I would recommend her to anyone who is struggling to sort their lives out - she is professional, kind, sincere and get results!"
Emily, Musician

"My coaching sessions with Alex not only helped me to focus my thoughts but to activate them! They gave me enthusiasm and belief. Thank you Alex!"
Anne, Craftsperson, UK

"As someone who does not accept advice easily, I found the sessions with Alex truly insightful. Alex has a calm and considered approach, which guides you towards your own personal aims. Having 2 small children and a busy life it is easy to forget what really matters to you. I look forward to my sessions with Alex. We agree on clear tasks I have to do before the next session and I feel the weight lifting from my shoulders by the end of each session."
Lynsey, Primary School Teacher

"Just to say a big thank you for all your efforts to encourage me in achieving new things. I did enjoy the experience and will endeavour to continue with what has been started. You were brilliant in the way you helped me to focus on little things that can be worked on. I wish you every success and look forward to seeing you soon."
Maureen, PA

"Alex is very professional in her coaching approach.  She has great listening skills.  With her coaching support, I have been able to vocalise barriers to tasks that I have set up in my own mind without realising.  This supportive exploratory approach has produced results for me in making changes and thinking differently about using my time.  She was also really helpful in navigating through my maze of thoughts and ideas, asking questions that enabled me to prioritize my needs."
Jo, Musician

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