Art in coaching is about working with our clients (coachees) in a way that gives them access to a deeper level of personal awareness, understanding and meaning.
Working in this way deepens and enriches our coaching conversations in a way that purely verbal coaching cannot. It creates transformational shifts in perceptions and understanding that can lead to significant changes in personal development and growth.
As someone who both coaches and paints I firmly believe that art has an important role in coaching today.
What do I mean by art?
When I talk about art, I don’t mean master pieces I mean any image that someone produces which means something to them. The art is their imagery made visible and tangible through using line, form, shape and colour whether it is drawing, painting, sculpture or collage. It is about personal expression and we can all do this. As coaches, we facilitate this process, building a bridge between our client and their image.