So, what is it exactly that you do?

I’m glad you asked! I hard a hard time defining that for years. I do many things- I create art, I coach, I make reference images, I stream, I write, I make downloadable resources… But, if I were to describe that more cleanly, it’s this: I’m an artist dedicated to helping other artists. Everything I do is centered around healthily expressing our creativity, effectively honing our crafts and living as well as we can while we do so.

How long have you been an artist?

Depends where you start counting! I’ve always loved art and have been drawing since I was a child, but I didn’t start taking art seriously until 2017.

What’s your favourite medium?

Don’t make me pick! Most of my work is digital, created in Photoshop (though sometimes in Procreate on the iPad). My favourite mediums to work in traditionally are coloured pencil and acrylic paint on toned paper.

What is Creative Coaching?

Coaching is an intensive, one-to-one partnership. We work together over a period of months to find out what makes you tick, tap into your strengths, identify what’s holding you back and move you towards your goals.

As an artist, I have insights and experience to offer that you might not yet have had access to and I am willing to play the role of teacher where needed, but that’s only a small part of what I do. You are the only one who knows you as well as you do, and thus are the only one with the wisdom and expertise to make decisions about your life and career. I’ve been trained to recognise thought patterns, spot unconscious narratives and offer tools to help you find your own unique way forward. It’s my job to listen, to make sure you are heard, and be your unconditional advocate and ally.

It’s amazing what we can do when someone is willing to take the journey with us. And that’s what I’m here to do <3.

How do I know if coaching is for me?

Your suitability to coaching is largely dependent on mindset and receptivity to change. That doesn’t mean to say you have to be 100% self-motivated and positive all of the time (I sure as heck am not!), but it does mean you need to be willing to take responsibility for your own growth and eager to put in the work.

Coaching has the potential to be life-changing if:

-You are willing to self-reflect and take responsibility for action
-Enjoy challenging yourself and striving for growth
-Are open to the idea that, with the right tools and guidance, you can make radical changes to both your mindset and your output
-You know and are happy with the fact that positive change doesn’t happy externally or instantly, and requires dedication and self-motivation

Coaching might not be for you if:

-You are going through intense difficulty in life and/or struggling with mental health unsupported by a licensed professional
-You do not feel ready to make changes to your life
-You are hoping for me to single-handedly give you the answers to your problems
-The things you want to change are outside of your control

Because coaching is a collaboration, I am very selective about who I agree to partner with. Coaching is most helpful for those who are at the threshold of change and need someone to take the plunge with. We all dip in and out of that stage of change throughout our lives, and our receptivity to coaching is by no means a reflection on our character or ability (and just because you’re not ready now, doesn’t mean you’ll never be!).

But I can’t afford/I’m not ready for one-to-one coaching! What can I do?

Because coaching is a premium and selective service, I try to make the benefits of coaching more accessible to everyone through the content I create. I am developing more affordable self-guided, self-paced resources. If you aren’t ready for the full coaching experience yet, subscribe to my mailing list to keep informed about new releases.

Sounds like coaching would be perfect for me! How do I sign up?

Drop me an email at rachel@imrachelbradley.com and we’ll have a chat!

What’s the best way for me to keep up to date with your work?

There’s a couple of ways! I often post little informal updates, musings and new work on Instagram (here). If you want to keep in the loop about new content and resources, you should subscribe to my mailing list (below).