coaching for creatives

Every creative path is different, but we don't have to walk it alone.

A good coach helps you wade through the noise to see your next right step clearly, and pushes you to trust your own creative instincts – right to where all the magic really happens for you and your vision for your life. Regardless of where you are in your journey as an artist or a human in business (or both), we can work together to get clarity on what you need most to take that next right step. I work with individuals and small teams from all kinds of industries, including photographers.

When I was first starting out, I was so lucky to have incredible coaches and mentors – photographers, writers, really creative humans. These men and women encouraged and pushed me, and still do. I’ve got 15+ years of experience running creative businesses (including my own full-time photography + coaching business), and 39+ years on the planet as a creative soul, and I’m so excited to put it all to work for you. In our sessions, we’ll meet over Zoom (video) or over a cup of coffee, and we’ll work through the how and the what that’s going to help you take the next leap.

Our work together is tailored to your needs, and I work with a limited number of clients at a time to foster a super personalized experience.

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coaching topics

  1. workflow + business operations
  2. managing transitions with an open heart
  3. behind the lens skills
  4. building a sustainable business
  5. self-care + burnout
  6. pricing + business models
  7. post-shoot processing + editing
  8. boundary setting
  9. big picture dreaming
  10. discovering your creative cravings
  11. ideation + follow-through
  12. balancing work + family

kind words

“I’ve had the honor of being coached by Kristyn, and there’s no other way to describe it than life transformative. My biggest takeaways weren’t just about the system I’d originally hired her to help me set up, it was all about how I was showing up in my life. It was about why I was continuously blocking my joy and not allowing myself to fully celebrate my life, as it was. I will be forever grateful for that hour that Kristyn spent with me because it resulted in massive shifts for me. Paying for that coaching call was some of the best money I have ever spent – her wisdom is unlike anything I’ve encountered before. If you’re ready to go beyond the surface and dig deep to achieve real, impactful results, Kristyn is your person.”

Jamie M: coaching client, photographer, all-around joy-maker

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“When my business felt like it had stalled out, and I was hitting a wall, I reached out to Kristyn for creative coaching. She asks the hard questions, helps you dig deep and see what you may be dancing around. Together we have worked to elevate my business into something that leaves not only my heart full but also my client’s hearts full as well. I wholeheartedly recommend working with her if you want to take your business and creativity to a new level.”
Kate C: coaching client, family + brand photographer, all-around big dreamer

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“Kristyn has touched my life so many ways. It started when she reached out as a complete stranger and spoke kind words to me about the work I was doing. She has photographed my family and it has been hands down one of the best investments I’ve made. I’ve also had the privilege of mentoring with her where she asked me really important questions – beyond the subject of what we’re addressing. She goes deep and is able to think quickly on the spot about the things we experience as creatives, both personally and professionally. She basically speaks to your soul and because of that, it allows the freedom to answer questions in a really meaningful way. Kristyn is a wonderful human, I’m honored to know her.”

Lindsay M: coaching client, family photographer, all-around magic capturer

ways to work with me

  • 01.

    2 sessions

    Are you ready to get right to work on that one thing that’s holding you back? We’ll dive deep over two sessions and you’ll leave feeling empowered and inspired to take the next step.

  • 02.

    6 sessions

    You’re working through some really big picture evolutions in your work and your life, and it’s messy and exciting and inspiring and hard. We’ll plan to work together 6 times over 6-8 weeks – I’m your accountability partner, your cheerleader, and your mirror as you work through this season.

investment

  • 6 sessions, 45 minutes each $1,350
  • 2 sessions, 45 minutes each $450

Investing in yourself takes creativity and sometimes even a payment plan! You can pay in full at the start of our work together, or opt for a structured payment plan.  To get started, schedule a free discovery call below. We’ll talk for 30 minutes – I’ll coach you a bit on what’s top of mind for you, we’ll talk about the coaching process, and we’ll decide if it feels like a good fit to work together.

 

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Why does coaching matter?

It all begins by asking the question: What do I really want?

While it may seem counterintuitive, starting with a big picture question helps lead us to clarity about all the daily things we need to do to get there – and who we need to be in our business and our lives to stay there. As solopreneurs, we’re often bouncing on a daily basis through a to-do list a mile long (one that never really gets shorter) – and taking the time to ask these deep questions actually builds the foundation for every tactical choice that comes afterward as we build our business and refine our creative voice. My friends over at the National Association of Professional Child Photographers recently asked me to write an feature piece for Inspired Magazine about my journey as a coach, and why having a coach can be such a key part of your evolution.