Our brief was to help Graeme to improve his performance and personal effectiveness as an artist through building resilience to sustain and lead himself and his artistic practise. We provided practical and professional advice and support in the development and implementation of his personal and strategic development action plan. This included the short term objective to gaining high quality representation in London in 2012 and internationally; the long term objective to creating an art studio and gallery in Jamaica to continue his diaspora legacy.
Our interventions included introducing Graeme to a range of tools including strengths and emotional intelligence assessments; reflective learning through journaling; our extensive network in the UK and internationally including the Biennial of Contemporary African Art, Dakar, Senegal, National Gallery of Jamaica and the Royal Commonwealth Society. The significant achievement for Graeme was two solo exhibitions at the Royal Commonwealth Society during April and May and the Jamaican High Commission between July and August 2012.
In 2013, Graeme became ‘artist in resident’ at the Royal Kensington Palace.
I always find it empowering for my arts practice in a one to one meeting with Maureen, as the focus is entirely concerned with practical applications. These applications can be rapidly utilised often with immediate effect, through access and introduction to Maureen’s extensive and comprehensive UK and international arts and cultural network of practitioners and leaders. Her sessions open up the awareness of ones strengths and the actions one can take, to put these inherent skills to be value creative. In very recent important client meetings, I can see the positive difference I have contributed and to put the best of me across. I attributed these successes with a Freshwater approach and using a great deal of Maureen’s language!”
- Date: August 31, 2013
- Categories: Coaching