Work one-on-one with Gigi to clarify your vision and create a practical, do-able action plan that fits your temperament and moves your career forward. 

how artist coaching works

If you’re a literary, visual or performing artist who wants to organize, prioritize and even ignite your career, I offer one-on-one sessions customized for the emerging or mid-career artist or writer.

I'll work with you to clarify your mission and envision the arc of your career. Then, we'll break down your goals into daily activities and prioritize next steps based on your temperament, your schedule and your project. Sessions provide inspiration and practical, do-able homework and accountability.

You can receive guidance in many areas including how to:

  • clarify your mission and envision the arc of your career
  • develop and rehearse an artist talk or literary reading
  • plan and promote an event or production
  • brainstorm fundraising including grant proposals
  • establish a marketing practice that fits your temperament
  • create and finesse an artist statement and elevator speech

Each session includes homework customized to your needs and goals that you complete before your first meeting, a one-hour session, either at my downtown Portland, Oregon office or over Skype or telephone, and a follow-up email to ensure accountability and follow-through.

You may also set up monthly or bi-monthly sessions or email check-ins to support the inevitable hills and valleys in any successful career.

Do you have a project you need help realizing or do you need to clarify your goals? Email me to set up your coaching session.

I received two important exhibitions after I worked with Gigi on my new artist statement. I appreciated the clarity she gave me. She helped me work on the big picture and accompanied me on the tiny steps to reach my goal.
— Carmen Mariscal, carmenmariscal.com
When I came to work with Gigi, I was in need of some serious help putting my creative house in order. She’s a wonderful listener and helped me find a way to honor both my heart and my head as I made a strategic plan to move forward with my career. She also helped me revise my artist statement, renegotiate my artistic goals and feel grounded in my dreams.
— Judith Pulman, judithpulman.com
Working with Gigi propelled my career forward by leaps. She helped me make smarter decisions which helped shape the right choices for my career and make the most out of opportunities.
— Sabina Hacque, sabinahaque.com