ART! Creating Transformational Conversations – online introduction

An online experiential introduction to art based coaching

Next date is 19th September 3pm to 5pm BST (4pm CEST, 10am EDT, 7am PDT)
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Are you curious about art based coaching? Are you a coach looking to incorporate your own artistic practice into your coaching? Are you an art therapist who coaches, and would like to know more about art and coaching?

Are you looking for something new and creative for your coaching practice? Perhaps you are interested in the workshops and development programme and would like to find out more before committing?


Art in coaching is imagery made visible and tangible through using line, form, shape and colour whether it is drawing, painting, sculpture or collage. It isn’t about creating great masterpieces, it is about personal expression and we can all do that.

Anna Sheather

Art and coaching in today’s world

Right now Art Based Coaching is a really important approach as our clients start to make sense of the changing world we live and the personal impact it has – what this means for them and where they are now, and what’s next for them. The global impacts of the pandemic, war and the environment are affecting us personally and these areas will come into the coaching space. These issues are leading to greater uncertainties and anxieties, as well as challenge the very way in which we live our lives. These can be emotionally challenging and very complex areas.  Art gives our clients a language for the intangible, enabling them to connect to their feelings and experiences, vocalise opportunities and new insights, and move positively and creatively towards the futures they really want.

The session

In this accredited short online experiential session I will introduce you to the power of art based coaching and how it deepens and enriches our coaching conversations; enabling clients to access a deeper level of awareness, personal meaning and understanding. Coaching with art unlocks the hidden and that which is just outside of awareness giving new insights that lead to shifts in perception and ultimately change.

I will share my experiences of coaching with art and how it creates transformational conversations; inviting you to experience it for yourself through a practical exercise, and bringing it to life through art-based coaching case studies. The session also introduces you to my coaching with art framework as laid out in my book Coaching Beyond Words – Using Art to Deepen and Enrich Our Conversations, 2019 Routledge.

By the end of the session you will know if art based coaching is for you and how you can develop this area for your practice. Please note that this session is a taster workshop, giving you an insight into coaching with art and not a training programme.

After the workshop you will receive a pdf summary of the key content.


CPD and accreditation

This workshop has been accredited with the Association for Coaching (AC) for 2 hours of CPD under their CPD Award Scheme. The AC certificate will be awarded to you on completion of the session.




Upcoming dates

2024 dates

19th September 3pm to 5pm BST (4pm CEST, 10am EDT, 7am PDT)

3rd December 9am to 11am GMT (10am CET, 7.30pm ADCT)

Fees and booking your place

The fee for the workshop is £55.

If you would like to book your online place please complete the booking form below. Once you have booked you will the receive your invoice and how to pay.

Please ensure you read the ART in Coaching course booking terms and conditions for information on payments, cancellations, transfers and postponements before booking your place.

On payment your place will be secured and you will be sent your joining information including the Zoom link for the workshop.

Credit & debit card payments: If you wish to pay by credit or debit card please let me know when booking so a payment link can be sent to you.

If you decide to go on to the more in depth ART in Coaching, Art in Practice, you can offset your fee against this programme if you book within a year of taking part.

A note about materials: The workshop is an experiential event and it is important that you have available a selection of materials for the exercises where you will create your own images. These should be a selection of mark making tools such as children’s wax crayons, colouring pencils, pastels (chalks) and anything else you have in the house, plus paper of different sizes. For example, A5 (A4 cut in half), A4 (printer paper) and bigger if you have it such as A3 or A2. Don’t worry if you don’t have a lot of different materials or paper sizes,  just a couple to give you some choice will be good.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

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