Discover Through Experience
The best way to discover the way art can transform your coaching practice is to experience it for yourself and try it out. To support coaches in developing an art-based approach I have put together a programme of online and in-person workshops, masterclasses and programmes ranging from an introductory session for the curious through to a diploma programme for coaches wanting to develop a level of mastery. I am always looking for new areas to offer coaches so please do keep coming back to see what new and exciting areas are being added. To keep up to date you can also sign up to my newsletter on the contacts page, join me on LinkedIn and join the Art in Coaching LinkedIn Group.
Frequently asked questions – follow this link for the most common questions coaches ask about the workshops.
“Anna’s training offers a great entry point for any coach interested in working with visual art.”
Joanna Wiles, Coach UK
The workshops and programmes
The workshops and programmes are highly experiential as well as reflective, enabling you to try things out in a safe and supportive space, discovering for yourself how to include, use and work with art in coaching.
For those wanting to deepen their practice and achieve a level of mastery
This coaching diploma is the first to have art and creativity at its heart and has been awarded the Association for Coaching’s Accredited Diploma and Coach Training certificate (ADCT).
This is an extensive development programme designed for qualified and experienced coaches who want to deepen their understanding of art-based coaching and develop a level of mastery.
Coaching with art is an approach that can be used no matter what kind of coach you are. It is equally relevant for executive coaches as it is for life coaches. This is because coaching with art is person-centred. It works with our clients in a way that gives them access to a deeper level of personal awareness, understanding and meaning. Using art deepens and enriches our coaching conversations through the expressive visual language of art and creates transformational shifts in perceptions and understanding that can lead to significant changes in personal development and growth.
For the curious
This accredited online introductory 2 hour session is for any coach who is curious about art in coaching. You don’t have to consider yourself creative to come along, just bring an open mind and a willingness to try things out.
Art in Coaching, Art in Practice – developing an art-based practice (online and in-person)
For coaches who want to develop an art-based coaching practice
This accredited foundation development programme is designed for coaches who would like to start to develop an art-based approach in their coaching practice and is delivered both online and in-person.
The programme is very experiential and reflective, introducing you to art in coaching, enabling you to explore and discover for yourself how to coach with art, manage yourself in a creative space and hold a safe place for your clients to work in this way. This programme gives you the foundations for getting started with coaching with art and is based on the ART in Coaching approach and Anna Sheather’s book Coaching Beyond Words – Using Art to Deepen and Enrich Our Conversations. Read more about the online programme or in-person programme
For those wanting to expand their practice
This programme is aimed at coaches who are already using the ART in Coaching approach, have some understating of coaching groups, and want to explore using visual expressive language in group coaching. The programme is very experiential with lots of opportunity to experience art-based exercises and coaching a group.
Masterclasses and developing practice
These sessions are focused on specific areas of practice and are designed to support and deepen coaches art-based practice. They currently include:
- Trauma and Art-based Coaching – online – date to be confirmed for 2024
- A Year of Creative Reflection – online – starting 13th February 2024
‘I am a very ‘corporate’ coach and had some scepticism about how this might work for me. I am also the least artistic person that I know!
However, Anna structured the day to move us from being wary of the materials in the room to being able to use them in a very expressive way. Specifically, Anna explained the underlying psychology of how art can work in coaching as well as how to work with clients in order for them to produce the most useful art.
Anna has become an expert in this field and as such was able to teach us how to introduce art materials with the same rigour as one would use a psychometric test, using appropriate contracting, boundaries and professional standards.
I would recommend this to anyone seeking to learn more about themselves as well as to gain a new tool for the toolbox.’
Jo Smith, Executive Coach
For details of all workshops and sessions please see the list at the bottom of the page.
Please note that the workshops, masterclasses and programmes assume coaching experience as appropriate to course you are attending. They are bringing something new to your practice. The workshops, programmes and masterclasses do not cover the general principles and practices of coaching.