Art in Coaching, Art in Practice – Getting Started (online)

A new online coach development programme to get you started with art in coaching

Programmes are running in June and September 2022

Please scroll down for all dates including those for 2023


I am delighted to offer this new online development programme designed for coaches who would like to start to develop an art-based approach in their coaching practice and cannot attend an in-person programme.

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 in practice, manage yourself in a creative space and hold a safe place for your clients to work in this way. It gives you all the foundations for getting started with coaching with art.

The programme consists of:

  • Four live online half-day modules run on consecutive days,
  • Co-coaching both within the programme and after the programme, and
  • A follow-up group supervision session post the programme


Who is the programme for?

This programme is aimed at coaches who want to explore art-based coaching as part of their practice.

You will already be a qualified coach with some coaching experience. You may already be using creative approaches in your practice, although this is not a requirement.

You do not have to be an artist or consider yourself to be creative. However, you do need to be open to exploring your own creativity so you can develop your confidence in using this approach with your clients.

It is also important to commit yourself to developing a reflective practice around your art-based practice. This is because art can take clients to deep and sometimes unexpected places. Reflective practice ensures you develop the awareness and understanding to manage the space safely for your clients, maintain coaching boundaries and adhere to coaching ethical guidelines.

The aim of the programme

The aim of this programme is to provide you with the foundations of using an art-based coaching approach and build your confidence in the approach so you can start using this approach with your clients.

By the end of the programme, you will leave with a greater understanding of the depth and breadth of using art in coaching, understand why coaching with art is such a powerful intervention and know how to start to introduce this approach in coaching.


To get the best from this online programme it will be important for you to have to hand a range of materials that you can use, as well as be in a space that enables you to feel comfortable working creatively. A full list of materials together with guidance on how to set up a creative learning space will be sent to you as part of the joining pack for the programme.

CPD and accreditation

You will receive a CPD certificate at the end of the programme which you can use for your accrediting body. I am currently exploring AC and ICF accreditation for this programme.


The programme content

The modules:

Listed below are the key areas covered in each online module.

Module 1 – Introducing art based practice
  • Introducing the programme
  • What is art-based coaching?
  • Why this is an important coaching approach
  • The background to the ART in Coaching approach
  • Practical – Exploring your art story
  • Demonstration of ART in Coaching in action



Module 2 – The ART in Coaching framework and approach

  • An in-depth exploration of the Art in Coaching framework and approach
  • Person centred approach to art-based coaching
  • Contracting for art-based coaching
  • Managing ourselves in the creative space
  • Co-coaching practice




Module 3 – Coaching the whole brain and transformational shift
  • Art and the brain, and our two hemispheres
  • Why working with the right hemisphere is important for our clients
  • Transformational shift and the right hemisphere
  • How art enables us to work with the whole brain
  • An introduction to other ways of introducing art
  • Co-coaching practice


Module 4 – Art based coaching in practice

  • Co-coaching – exploring themes and patterns
  • How to close a programme and measure success
  • Managing barriers, ours and our clients, to this approach
  • Ethics and boundaries
  • Getting started in your own practice





During the programme you will be working in pairs or trios to practice using art in coaching. Then, post the programme, you will be encouraged to continue to co-coach in pairs as part of your continuing development and reflective practice before attending a group supervision session.

Group Supervision

Around two months after the online programme you are invited to attend a two-hour group supervision session. Group supervision is a supportive online confidential space where there will be no more than 4 coaches working together, led by your supervisor Anna Sheather, supporting each other, consolidating your learning and developing your art-based practice.


2022 Programmes:

June Programme – Modules 1 to 4: June 2022 – 14th, 15th, 16th & 17th all 2pm to 5.30pm BST on Zoom, Group supervision on the 6th September 2022 2.30pm to 4.30pm BST on Zoom

September Programme – Modules 1 to 4: September 2022 – 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th all 10am to 1.30pm BST on Zoom Group supervision on 22nd November 2022 10am to 12 noon GMT on Zoom

2023 Programmes:

March Programme – Modules 1 to 4: March 2023 – 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th all 8.30am to 12 noon GMT on Zoom, Group supervision on the 24th May 2023 8.30am to 10.30am BST on Zoom

June Programme – Modules 1 to 4: June 2023 – 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th all 2pm to 5.30pm BST on Zoom, Group supervision on the 6th September 2023 2.30pm to 4.30pm BST on Zoom

September Programme – Modules 1 to 4: September 2023 – 26th, 27th, 28th & 29th all 10am to 1.30pm BST on Zoom Group supervision on 29th November 2023 10am to 12 noon GMT on Zoom

Fees and Booking your place

The fees for this online programme are £450

Please book your place using the booking form below making sure you tell me which programme you want to attend. Once you have booked I will send you an invoice which has details of how to pay. Once settled your place is secured and joining information and Zoom links will be sent to you a couple of weeks before the start date.

I look forward to welcoming you onto the programme. If you have any queries, or would like to discuss the programme, please don’t hesitate to be in touch with me via the contact page or via the Request More Information form below.

Payment options: The fee can be paid in one lump sum or, to help spread the cost, in two instalments of £225.  Please note that all fees are payable before the start of a programme.

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