Creative Coaching

Coaching is a series of conversations during which you explore what’s going on in your life and how you might create a new path to achieve specific goals. What makes it different from other conversations is its impact on you – the client.
Coaching provides a safe and supportive space to express your ideas and formulate a plan to help you move forward and expand. You will learn tools and strategies to assist you in dealing with your challenges.
It’s important to note that I work in a non-directive approach. That is, I believe in your ability to create your ideas and decide for yourself which steps you want to take.

Creativity coaching is like life coaching but specially designed for creative individuals. It focuses on your creative work and journey. It helps you to understand and work on your creative skills.
As a creativity Coach, Im trained to work with creative people. As a creative, I know the process of making and all the challenges that come with it. I understand how vital creating is for you.

During a coaching session, we identify where you are now, where you would like to be, and what’s standing in the way. Then, we will work on these internal and external obstacles.

I meet many creatives in my studio: artists, writers, dancers, designers, and others with a creative spark.

As a Life and Creativity Coach (and a Ceramic Designer for 20 years), I assist them with various issues, from establishing their businesses to addressing confidence challenges.

What do I do?

I help people in both their personal and professional lives:

On the personal emotional side, I assist individuals in understanding their needs and strengths, what’s holding them back, and how to deal with their obstacles. 

On the professional side, I guide them in starting and building their creative businesses, managing projects, and overcoming challenges in the creative process.

How can I help you?

By assisting you in designing a life with enough support, resources, routines, and self-care practices.

We focus on building your strength, understanding your needs, developing a positive mindset, and achieving your goals through structured, action-oriented steps.

Together, we construct a toolbox of strategies to overcome the challenges you are dealing with and to help you define and pursue your goals.

My clients include individuals, entrepreneurs, and creatives dealing with personal and professional challenges. They seek support, guidance, reflection, and a desire to learn about themselves and acquire strategies and coaching tools.

About

Hi, Im Kesem,
I’m trained as a counselor & coach, creativity coach, and Clay Therapist.
For the past 20 years, I have worked as a professional ceramic designer, operating out of my studio in Amsterdam. In addition to designing, producing, and teaching ceramics, I have explored various other art forms, including drawing, interior design, silk screening, and product design.
With many years in design, entrepreneurship, and retail, working B2B mainly in Europe, I understand the emotional and professional journey and challenges that creatives go through.
As a coach, I delved into life coaching and counseling, specializing in creativity coaching. I also work as a Clay Therapist (Clay Field), helping people deal with trauma through clay. Through this work, I have had the privilege of working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. I get great joy from helping people on their personal, professional, and creative journeys. I bring empathy, compassion, and judgment-free support. I provide structure to help organize creative thoughts and emphasize practicality.
I believe everyone has a natural ability to create ideas and to be creative, and Im supporting and encouraging my clients in their process.

I work holistically, blending counseling and coaching, drawing inspiration from cognitive work, a humanistic approach, somatic work, clay therapy, and trauma work. In my non-directive coaching approach, I trust you can figure out what you want with the right reflection. I will provide the support, perspective, structure, tools, and strategies you need to make progress.


Most of my clients choose face-to-face coaching, which takes place in my studio in the center of Amsterdam. It is a quiet space with no distractions where you can focus on the conversation.
If you’d like, we can also schedule a session via Zoom. For online sessions, it’s best to find a time and place where you won’t be interrupted during our conversation and can talk privately.

אימון אישי ליוצרים ויוצרות

תהליך האימון מסייע ליוצרים להתמודד יותר טוב עם האתגרים הלא פשוטים בחייהם, זהו עולם תובעני וביקורתי המצריך תמיכה רבה. במהלך האימון נבדוק מה האתגרים שניצבים בחייך כרגע, ומהן השאיפות שלך. נברר מה הסיפור שאתה מספר לעצמך והאם הוא מועיל בחייכם היום. מהי המורכבות שלכם כיוצרים ואיך היא משפיעה על הערך העצמי שלכם. נדבר ונשאל הרבה שאלות שיתניעו תהליכי חשיבה והבנה של המצב. כך היוצר יכול לעצור ולהתבונן בחייו ולבחור כיצד הוא רוצה להמשיך.

על האימון

האימון מובנה, ממוקד וקצר. נעשה סדר בדברים ונארגן מחדש.

מתמקד במטרות ספציפיות שאל מגיעים בעזרת תוכנית עבודה ברורה ומפוקסת.

העבודה נעשית מהרחב לממוקד.

זיהוי ואבחון גרעין היצירה, מה רלוונטי ומה פחות.

מציאת דרך הביטוי הנכונה של היוצר ומה הוא רוצה לומר ואיך.

הבנת הצורך של היוצר, הגורמים לכך והמשמעות של זה.

למי זה מתאים?

ליוצרים מכל תחום, כמו אמנים, מעצבים, רקדנים, כותבים, שחקנים ועוד.

בעזרת תהליך האימון ניתן להניע תהליכי יצירה, להתמודד עם אתגרים פנימיים וחיצוניים שעומדים בדרך ושיכולים לקדם את הקריירה האמנותית.

על מה אפשר לעבוד?

מטרות ויעדים מקצועיים ואישיים

אתגרים בבנייה והתחלה של עסק

מציאת מוטיבציה והשראה

שחרור תקיעות אמנותית או אישית

ערכים, אמונות וזהות אישית

ביקורת עצמית וחשיבה מקטינה

ניהול זמן וארגון מחדש

רכישת כלים פרקטיים להתנהלות יום יומית

שחרור מדפוסי התנהגות והקניית הרגלים חדשים

מציאת איזון בחיים

ועוד

מהי גישת האימון שלי?

פרקטית וממוקדת. אני עובדת בגישה לא מכוונת כי אתה יודע  מה הכי טוב בשבילך. אני עובדת בדרך מאוד מובנית ומאורגנת  שיכולה להועיל לך בארגון מבפנים ומבחוץ: בראש, בעסק ובחיים.

אני עובדת בשני מישורים, הפנימי והחיצוני והאתגרים שהם מזמנים. העולם הפנימי של האדם, רגשות, תחושות, ערכים, זהות,

והחיצוני, ציר העשייה של האדם ומה שמשפיע עליו, וכיצד ניתן למצוא איזון ביניהם.

אנו נציב מטרות מעשיות ונבנה תוכנית עבודה ברורה על מנת להתקדם.

מה תפקידי?

לתמוך, וללוות, ולשקף את מה שעולה מהשיחה. ולעזור לאדם להתבונן על האתגרים וחייו בבהירות.

לספק כלים, מיומנויות, וגישות שונות על מנת לעזור לאדם להשיג את מטרותיו.

הרקע שלי?

אני מעצבת קרמית כעשרים שנים אבל מתעסקת באמנות כל חיי. מאמנת אישית עם התמחות באימון ליוצרים ויוצרות, ולומדת תרפיה בחמר. בעלת עסק עצמאי וסטודיו מזה 15 שנים. יוצרת, מעצבת, מאמנת ומלמדת. מכירה לעומק את עולם היצירה והאתגרים בו.

צרו קשר

תחילת השנה זה זמן מצוין לבחון מה קורה בחיים שלכם. כמאמנת אני יכולה לעזור לכם להתקדם עם האתגרים הפרטיים והמקצועיים בחייכם. כרגע אני מקבלת לקוחות חדשים לסטודיו, אתם מוזמנות לשיחה טלפונית של כחצי שעה, ללא התחייבות, בה נבדוק האם תהליך זה מתאים לכם. במחירים ידידותיים.

הסשנים

סשן יכול להיערך אונליין בזום

או במפגש פנים אל פנים בסטודיו שלי באמסטרדם.

לפרטים כתבו לי:

kesemy@gmail.com

 

Let’s have a chat

To understand how creative coaching can help you,
I invite you to book a 30-minute free phone call with me.
Please email me at kesemy@gmail.com, and we will schedule a free phone call.
We will chat and see how creative coaching can help you.
We would start with a 30-minute free phone call to see how I can help you and if I am the right coach for you.
This would be followed by an intake session during which we would get to know each other, discuss your challenges and clarify how we would work together.

Find the coaching packages for you​

1 Session

60 min each

€ 85

1 power Session

120 min

€ 160

5 Sessions

60 min each

€ 395

Are you struggling with something and don’t know what to do?
Feeling stressed and out of balance?
Busy with some creative challenges?
The 60-Minute Coaching Session should help you get going again. During the Session, we will focus on your challenge, help you to get a new perspective, and discuss how to get there.

When you feel stuck in your life or business and not sure how to move forward,
These two hours of coaching sessions will give you clarity and focus. You can get the boost and the direction you need to move forward.
We can focus on a specific challenge or overview your situation so you can progress on your goals and mindset.
I can help you reframe where you are. This can give you a positive view of your life and work. You’ll be surprised how much you can achieve in two hours.

We will explore what’s going on in your life and how you might create a new path to achieve specific goals. I will guide and support you to overcome the internal and external obstacles that stand in your way and provide the support, perspective, and tools you need to determine how to progress. I will also help you to develop a plan and take action toward achieving your goals. Get clarity on your options and take real and practical steps to make change happen.

 

What we can do together​

– Personal development, Encourage self-exploration and growth
– Deal with your doubts, stress, anxieties, and worries
– Confidence and self-esteem
– Self-judgment and Inner Critic
– Dealing with loss and grief
– Support with building your business
– Identify and clarify your goal and vision
– Getting a structure in your life and business
– Understand the creative blocks that stand in the way of your projects
– Motivation and inspiration
– Issues of meaning

Coaching and Mentoring for ceramist

These sessions are designed for ceramists that need support with their business, work, and professional practice.
This is helpful for:
talented ceramists that struggle
creatives that feel stuck
ceramists with an excellent idea for a project or exhibition
people that want to find their voice
early-career creative working in clay/students who feel lost

This is a mixed method of Coaching and Mentoring. Here I work in a more directive approach than the non-directive approaches I’m working with coaching.
I will share my knowledge, experience, and skills and guide you toward your goal. In addition, I will provide expertise and insights.
The idea is to help you to get where you want through a goal-oriented process. We will understand your goals and discuss how you can get there.

What we can do together:
understand what’s holding you back
Clarify what you want to achieve with your work
work on finding the support and inspiration you need
Build your confidence
Define your Goals and get clarity
Build an action plan

As a ceramic designer, I work with ceramists, but I embrace all forms of an artist.
Please email me at kesemy@gmail.com,
and we will schedule a free phone call. We will chat and see how I can help you.

2-hour power session is 170 euros

Testimonials

“Kesem’s coaching has helped me to have a clearer view of my creative projects and goals. Since the first session, we have understood and focused on my goals. From a very broad plan, I slowly saw each step that needed to be taken to finalize my plan. As a result, it was easier to see results and find motivation along the way.
It was easy to feel comfortable talking and explaining things to Kesem; she is very organized and professional. The communication was prompt and clear. “
Clair M. Design and Art Director, Amsterdam

 “Having a creative coach helped me get a better sense of why I’m an artist. Having a coach that is an artist herself who understands my issues was very useful. The coaching process helped me to change my mindset about my art-making.”
Lucinda W. Artist and Textile Designer, Amsterdam

 “Kesem supported me with my new business, and she helped me to increase my awareness of what I want and what I need to move forward with my business. In addition, she helped me clarify the steps I wanted to take and create an action plan. Getting this support really helped me to get motivated and take action.
S. H. Entrepreneur, Amsterdam

 “With coaching, I can now organize priorities, time management, and what matters in focusing and self-care. A lot of things changed for me. After each session, I took action and made decisions so that my creative process took more space in my daily life. As a result, I had more confidence in my intentions and ability to formulate a plan to complete projects and develop ideas.”
T. G. Amsterdam

 “Kesem’s coaching has helped me to have a clearer view of my creative projects and goals. Since the first session, we have understood and focused on my goals. From a very broad plan, I slowly saw each step that needed to be taken to finalize my plan. As a result, it was easier to see results and find motivation along the way. It was easy to feel comfortable talking and explaining things to Kesem; she is very organized and professional. The communication was prompt and clear. “
G. P. Artist and Yoga teacher, Amsterdam

 “In our work together, I learned to be more aware of my self-criticism, and to look at it with compassion, now I’m working from a more secure place. In the coaching process, I work on my personal and professional challenges. Kesem helped me to look at these challenges from a new perspective and gave me tools that helped me with my inner work.”
R. B. Art Director and Fashion Stylist, Amsterdam

 “I had five sessions with Kesem. She helped me with issues of motivation and dealing with negative thoughts. The results are that I have a new perspective on my goals, I feel more motivated, and I feel like I know how to keep my energy going. She did an amazing job and really makes you see things differently, and she is really easy to talk to.”
S. V. Dancer, Amsterdam

 “The exercises I did with Kesem were very mind-opening. It helped me to better understand my issues and see how I could move forward. I learned how to be more mindful with myself.”
M. R. Stylist, Amsterdam

FAQ

Coaching provides you with a supportive and safe space to explore what’s going on in your life and what you want to change. During a session, you can express the wishes you have for your life and what it is you want to achieve. Coaching will equip you with new skills that will help you to design the life you want to live.

My clients include individuals, entrepreneurs, and creatives dealing with personal and professional challenges. They seek support, guidance, reflection, and a desire to learn about themselves and acquire strategies and coaching tools.

During each session, we will have a conversation and I will ask you a lot of questions. Initially, we will explore where you are now, where you want to be and what’s standing in the way. During follow-on sessions, we will also recap what happened for you during the last session and look at your general progress.
We will then discuss the next steps you want to take to move closer to your goal by exploring all the possible options that might get you there. Using different techniques and tools we will then develop a plan and look at what actions you want to take to achieve your goals.

Sessions are usually 60 minutes. You can also book a 120 -minute power session.

Sessions can be weekly, bi-weekly, or even monthly. As long as it suits your life and fits into my schedule, we can work it out.
In my experience, one week often isn’t long enough to absorb the lessons and information that have come up during a session. A two-week interval tends to give you the necessary space to do that. But really, it’s up to you. You should just make sure that you have time to reflect on what you have learned between the sessions.

This depends on what you want to achieve with your coaching. Most people come with a particular challenge or goal in mind. For some people, resolving that challenge or achieving that goal may take six sessions. Others might take longer. It is a very personal decision based on your individual goal, your commitment and openness to change, your circumstances and other factors.

You can choose to end the coaching process at any time, that decision is up to you. Please give me two weeks’ notice so I can prepare a final session for closure.

Most of my clients choose face-to-face coaching, which takes place in my studio in the center of Amsterdam. It is a quiet space with no distractions where you can focus on the conversation.
If you’d like, we can also schedule a session via Zoom. For online sessions, it’s best to find a time and place where you won’t be interrupted during our conversation and can talk privately.

Please check the Coaching packages above.

To get the most out of the coaching process, you must have a positive attitude, trust, and honesty within the coaching relationship. It would help if you shared, reflected, and committed to your process. Being open to changes and having a flexible mindset is part of the learning.

I will provide you with a safe space and I will bring trust and honesty to the coaching relationship. I will listen to you and ask questions that will help you to expand your thinking. I will also challenge you to create the change you wish to see in your life and support you in this explorative process. Lastly, I will assist you with making an action plan and guide you as you begin to move forward.

You will decide what you want to talk about. I won’t press you to talk about anything that you are not comfortable sharing.

YES. I have an obligation for confidentiality. I fully understand the value of your trust, and I take every precaution to safeguard it. What happens in our sessions stays in our sessions.

My Counseling and coaching certification is under the  LVSC (National Association for Supervisors and Coaches)

I am also compliant with GDPR and data privacy requirements.

If you suffer from trauma that is recent or too intense or if you are dealing with a shocking event with lasting impact, you should contact a therapist. Coaches are not trained in this field. Therapy can help you look into emotional resolutions to past problems to move forward. The focus thereby is on healing the past and gaining insights by understanding the why.

While you are working with a therapist it is possible to work with a coach at the same time. While therapy is more coping-oriented, the coaching process is more goal-oriented and can support you in achieving your goals, stepping out of your comfort zone, and taking action.

Yes, you can! Many clients change in different and powerful ways. Coaching can be the catalyst to real change in your life, career, and other fields.

No, I’m working in a non-directive coaching approach which means I’m not going to tell you what to do, but I will provide you with the support, perspective, and tools you need to figure that out for yourself.

We can certainly discuss your requirements and come to a mutually agreed solution.

Please email me here to discuss any payment questions you might have kesemy@gmail.com

LVSC (National Association for Supervisors and Coaches) Dutch

IAC (International Association for Counselling)

B.F.A. Bachelor of Fine Arts

 

2023 – Intro Somatic Experience Training, Trauma Healing Belgium VZW

 

2023 –  Healing Trauma in Children with Clay Field Therapy, Institute for Sensorimotor Art Therapy & School for Initiatic Art Therapy

2022 –  Clay Field Therapy with adults, International Summer School, Institute for Sensorimotor Art Therapy & School for Initiatic Art Therapy

2021- 2022 Creativity Coaching training – Advanced training, Dr Eric Maisel, USA

2020- 2021 Creativity Coaching training, Dr Eric Maisel, USA

2020 – 2021 ACC, Academy for Coaching & Counselling, Netherlands

2006 – 2007 MA -M. Des Master’s Degree in Industrial Design, Bezalel, Industrial Design, Israel

2001- 2005 B.F.A. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramic Design, Bezalel Academy, Israel

2000 – 2001 Architecture and Interior Design Kinneret College of Technology, Israel

 

 

 

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