ART + COACHING PROGRAMS

 

Step One

Have a conversation with Suzanne

Step Two

Follow up with a Discovery Session online or in person.

or

Corporate executives meet with Suzanne

or

 Go directly into a program (see the options below)

 

In the Discovery Session (1 hour) you can…

~Gain clarity about what being creative means to you

~ Discover steps you can take right away to make your creative potential real

~ Discern which programme might meet your needs, or co-create one

Step Three

Choose from

– 5 different Art+Coaching Programmes

or

The Creative Think Shop

or 

Have a programme customised to meet your requirements

RECLAIM

Your artist within

INSPIRE

Your artist within

DEVELOP

Your artist within

EMPOWER

Your artist within

REPLENISH

Your artist within

RECLAIM

Remember and inspire your true creative nature. All levels.

2 days or 4 x 3 hour sessions for 1-8 people 

Even though it may have lain dormant for years, our creative nature is always there and can be reawakened with a personal impact that is calming, healing and rejuvenating. Delivered and refined since 2015, this signature course has been attended and equally enjoyed by people who consider themselves to be artists, and those who don’t. 

“I’ve noticed more impact over the longer term. I saw more of the value of creative practice and the emotional benefits… I finished my Masters in Forensic Archaeology in 2016 and I’d been doing ceramics too. Your courses inspired and encouraged me to go further into that field. Now I’m doing a graduate certificate in ceramics and don’t wish to continue with archaeology because I love the creative aspect of what I’m doing now…You were able to connect to each of us where we were at, so we got to experience our own creativity and know it was good. Your course in 2015 was the beginning of my creative journey. Now I won’t let it go! That’s what had been missing in my life, and it brings me happiness. I can’t live without this… it’s about having something that means something deep inside.”

“Choosing colour is like choosing life!”

Marilyn Powell   Ceramicist, Forensic Archaeologist

INSPIRE

Tap into your creative potential as you get free of old blocks and allow your inner creative to be inspired 

Private VIP Day in person 

This is for you if stuck or lack-lustre have been your vibe for a while. Devote a nurturing, explorative and creative day to your Artist Within and you’ll likely be rewarded many times over. Fully customised based on prior interview and planning, you’ll complete the day with your unique art work, plus methods to grow your creativity and move forward inspired!

 “…Suzanne is a highly skilled and wonderful teacher and mentor. Since doing the ‘Inspire’ Intensive I feel more confidence and excitement in all my creative pursuits, and less procrastination. Suzanne took me on a personal journey helping me to release obstacles that were blocking my creativity. The Intensive enabled me to heal and to access more creative energy, inspiration, skills and enthusiasm.” 

Mary Sakara 

 

DEVELOP

Grow your Artist Within as you learn the elements of visual language with paint, guided step-by-step

4 day or 8 x 3 hour sessions 1-4 participants

When students ask about developing their ‘style’, they can be given a basic answer… possibly because the answer is a big one! It can take years to develop your own way of speaking visually, just as it did with the spoken word. Key to finding out more about your authentic ‘style’ is through guided experiments. This programme lets you take the pressure off, explore with guidance and grow without the growing pains.

“… I would describe it as not so much a ‘course’ but a life changing experience. When I went into my studio at the end of the week, and looked through the collection of materials, and the varying evidences of my practice over the years I suddenly and deeply realised “ I am an artist! I find my self filled with awe and inspiration for the magic of light, form, space and colour, expressing feelings and abstract ideas that cannot be realised in representational work. I have new insight into my practice and feel empowered by this beautiful discovery… It has been a re-valuation that has transformed my vision of myself and my place in the world. I am not sure words really express the magic I have discovered. Anyway, it happened at exactly the right time. How wonderful. I am so grateful…” 

Pari Gilmour, Artist & Art Educator

EMPOWER

Gain clarity about your creative contribution and get going in that direction with skills & strategies

Private 3 days or 6 x sessions with 3 x monthly mentoring. 

Ease frustration as you experience methods and strategies that can help you fill the gaps in your skills and blocks in your thinking. Prior discussion feeds into designing the programme to target your needs, whether you wish to be empowered as an artist, innovator or both. Complete the programme with personalised notes, creative output, ongoing mentoring and feeling yes, you can!

 “Working with Suzanne has changed my life!! I thought I knew about paint….I knew nothing! I thought I was developing a palette…..not even close. I thought I knew the style of painting I wanted to do…nope! By working intensively with Suzanne everything has changed. She seems to not only have an immense depth of knowledge in art (far beyond anything I have seen or learnt from reading EVERY book and watching EVERY video I could) but is so gifted at relating what needs to happen for an individual student. There is a freedom gained from the way that she works with you. With the only intention that you be the absolute best you can be Suzanne informs, assists, guides, and coaches you to see the right way through, FOR YOU! I absolutely urge you to get in touch especially if you are serious about your artistic direction. She is a treasure!”

Peter Gilchrist  CEO RTI Australia

REPLENISH

Make your sacred art in this series of restorative meditative art practices, nurturing your creative spirit 

2,3 or 4-days with 2 sessions/day  1-8 students

Recommended for anyone who is in recovery, burned out or who would like the well-being gained from creative self-expression. Colour meets mindfulness in this gentle course, drawing on easy painting and drawing methods discovered during my journey through serious illness. Each session is a new doorway to personal creative exploration. 

 “I received more than I could have imagined from this course. I found Suzanne to be a wise and generous teacher, as well as an accomplished artist, giving us practical insights and inspiring examples of other artists’ works, both ancient and modern; pointing out and enlightening us with spiritual aspects, calming and focusing guided meditations enhanced with many group discussions. After completing many paintings and drawings, we left with a solid grounding of how to approach our work in the future with insight and confidence. Thank you Suzanne.”  Liz Martyn

 

 

WORKSHOPS:

Creative Think Shop

Presenting mindset-changing, experiential strategies to boost creative thinking, the Creative Think Shop is customised to meet the specific needs of your workplace. Presented during half a day or full day, the sessions bridge neuroscience, health, visual art, education and coaching, into an enriching and imagination-expanding approach to idea generation. The intention is for your team to access fresh and better possibilities for innovation with ease.

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 Dear Suzanne, A few lines of thanks and praise for your recent workshop of Creativity. The workshop was nothing short of life-changing for me. Somehow you have managed a perfect balance between in-depth research, vibrant creativity and gentle wisdom. Your facility to listen to and hear the participants’ contributions and to then guide us to listen to ourselves is a remarkable and special gift. Thank you for the reading suggestions, the practical exercises, the encouragements and the challenges.

Dr Rob Conkie,  Senior Lecturer Theatre & Drama, LaTrobe University, Victoria

 

Dear Suzanne,

Firstly, thank you for your very kind words and for sending me your paper, “An Alternative to Brainstorming may also help prevent Burnout”…I very much enjoyed your multiple lens perspective and your inter-weaving of various experts’ angles and comments.

If I may say; given that I have experienced… your brain expanding and experimenting experiment first hand, you beautifully provided a space and elegant process for me to have new things happen in my thinking as well as re-ignite neurones that have not fired since childhood.

A wonderful example of small things having big impact!

Sincerest Gratitude

Allan Parker

Managing Director, Peak Performance Development, Author of best seller “Switch on your Brain” and “The Negotiators Toolkit”

 

LIFE COACHING

The 4 week intensive Programme 

Drawing on the wisdom of The Enneagram and The Journey Method, this programme of weekly extended coaching sessions provides targeted guidance, according to your goals and intentions for yourself, to empower you in any area of life. Greater calm and clarity usually comes in the first session. By the third session you can experience greater confidence and  sense of purpose. During week 4, we follow up with your Bonus Mentoring Session to review your progress and discuss next steps for you to keep moving in the direction of your dreams. This package can be done online at convenient times.

I engaged with Suzanne in her Confidence Boost Package and what an interesting experience! I’m not usually one who can visualize very clearly but with Suzanne’s guidance, I was able to not only see but hear (sense) … What I experienced was a time of healing – old wounds, assumptions, hurts … I’ve done similar work in the past but this experience took me deeper into what needed to be cleared so as a result I feel like I’ve shed so much constriction around who I am and what’s possible for me. I feel a greater sense of openness and more equanimity with regard to giving and receiving. What’s interesting is that the older we get, the more we think we’ve gotten past all of that old “stuff” but in truth, when you deliberately revisit your past self, in this deeply guided way, you realise that it’s all still there and the only way to heal is by saying what needs to be said. That’s what you’ll experience with this very moving process.”

Carolyne Simi   CEO, C.P.C.  (USA)