Group Coaching, 2 hours workshop
Group Coaching for Creatives
with Kesem Yahav
This two-hour workshop is designed for creatives, including artists, crafters, designers, writers, dancers, architects, and others facing professional challenges.
During this introduction, we will do coaching exercises, talk, share, and discuss the challenges in the creative life. We will explore topics such as reality, goals, and meaning in this supportive and non-judgmental space. It aims to raise awareness about essential life aspects and offer a platform for conversation and practical tools for Creative Coaching.
Date: December 9, Saturday, 2023
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Group size: max 10 people
Please bring your notebook.
Location: Kesemy Design Studio
in Nieuwmarkt area, Korte koningsstraat 21, 1011EX Amsterdam.
Here’s what creatives had to say after working together one-on-one:
“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 comprehensive plan, I slowly saw each step needed to finalize my project. 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.“
Interior designer, Amsterdam
“Kesem helped me have a calm approach to shaping my creative ideas and being more productive.
It was beneficial to put a name on a feeling or a challenge, understand how to deal with it, and move forward. For example, I found out that I was unaware that I could get support for my creative work and that I struggled to express it; that was a huge step”.
Graphic designer, Amsterdam
“Having a creative coach helped me better understand why I’m an artist. Having a coach who is an artist herself and who understands my issues was beneficial. The coaching process helped me to change my mindset about my art-making.”
Textile Designer, Amsterdam
“Kesem supported me with my new business and helped me increase my awareness of what I want and 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 helped me to get motivated and take action.”
Who am I?
Hi, Im Kesem,
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, printing, and product design.
As a Coach, I delved into the world of life coaching and counseling, with a specialization in creativity coaching. 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 believe everyone has a natural ability to be creative, and Im supporting and encouraging my clients in their process.
What is creative coaching?
Creative coaching is similar to life coaching but focuses on your creative work and journey. It helps you to understand and work on your creative skills.
During a coaching session, you identify where you are now and where you would like to be, as well as what’s standing in the way. You then work on these internal and external obstacles.
My way of Coaching
My approach is grounded in practicality and focuses on addressing your specific issues. No big words of self-empowerment here, just a down-to-earth, effective conversation. I’m working in a non-directive approach because you know best what’s good for you, and I am here to help you clarify this. I’m very good with structure and organizing things inside and out in your mind, business, and life.
In my studio, I offer coaching sessions for anyone who needs support with various challenges, not just creatives. As a coach, I can assist you in understanding your current situation, identifying areas for improvement, and developing a plan for moving forward. I will provide the support, perspective, and tools you need to figure out how you can progress.