Our culture tends to admire individuals who succeed on their own—those who stand on their own two feet or pull themselves up by their bootstraps. But the idea of creating anything in the vacuum of isolation is a myth, and a lonely one at that. I’ve learned not only through my own creative process, but also through life swings of joy, loss, inspiration, and grief, that asking for support is not only helpful, but imperative.
Over the past three years, I’ve had the joy and honor of working with an amazing coach, Anne-Marie Duchene. Before working with Anne-Marie, I had never worked with a coach, so I wasn’t privy to the process or the potential outcomes. She was a friend of mine from my prior “dancer life”, and then as often happens, we went our separate ways and lost touch for a bit. She had moved to NYC and then traveled the world casting for Cirque du Soleil, and then had created a coaching business for creative professionals. She melded her somatic expertise as a dancer and Hellerwork practitioner with her coaching expertise, and I was intrigued by the idea of combining physical, mental, and emotional practices to guide and mentor.
Our process of working together has been transformative.
She was an integral part of the clarity and action required to create The Hivery. Through a combination of meditation, action-based coaching, accountability, inspired conversations, and a total commitment to my growth, we have traversed the creation of The Hivery together. She is a perfect example of a mentor or coach coming into your life (often when you least expect it) and guiding with love, expertise, healing, and exploration. I feel lucky, indeed.
Tomorrow, April 1st at The Hivery, you can get a taste of Anne-Marie’s signature coaching method here at the Duchene Method workshop. Click here for more information and to register.
You don’t have to do it all on your own.
I believe coaching, connections, and community help us soar. Keep doing cool things—and don’t be afraid to work with a mentor, coach, or guide to keep moving toward your authentic you. Asking for help is encouraged. #womendoingcoolstuff