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Growth Coaching for Artists & Creatives

Chicago, IL , United States
1h
English

About Your Host

Marty McConnell is the author of "when they say you can't go home again, what they mean is you were never there," which won the 2017 Michael Waters Poetry Prize and is forthcoming in 2018 on Southern Indiana University Press. Her first nonfiction book, “Gathering Voices: Creating a Community-Based Poetry Workshop,” is forthcoming in 2018 on YesYes Books. She is the author of wine for a shotgun, (EM Press), which received the Silver Medal in the Independent Publishers Awards, and was a finalist for both the Audre Lorde Award (Publishing Triangle) and the Lambda Literary Awards. She is also a seven-time National Poetry Slam team member, the 2012 National Underground Poetry Individual Competition (NUPIC) Champion, and appeared twice on HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam.” McConnell’s work has been published in numerous anthologies, including Best American Poetry 2014, A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry, City of the Big Shoulders: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry, Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Movement, as well as journals including Bellevue Literary Review, Willow Springs, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Crab Orchard, and Beloit Poetry Journal, among many others.

What we'll do

Whether we're graphic designers, dancers, filmmakers, sculptors, composers, or any other type or combination of artist or creative sort, we face a slew of common challenges including the balance of art and life, dry spells or burnout, managing interpersonal relationships with loved ones and colleagues, and more. The growth coaching process draws on a range of techniques to tap into your deep knowing and most powerful and productive impulses, and build on those in practical, doable ways. Practices including deep exploratory questioning, tarot spreads, pendulum readings, and language play let us get past the surface and into the deeper, less apparent truths to unearth challenges and opportunities, and develop a sustainable practice that balances your needs with the demands of your art. Sessions generally run 45 minutes to an hour, and include take-home recommendations and activities. If you're interested, please use the CONTACT button to message Marty to set up a time and date. About Marty: Marty McConnell lives in Chicago, Illinois, where she coaches individuals and groups toward building thriving, sustainable lives and organizations. An MFA graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, her work has recently appeared in Best American Poetry, Southern Humanities Review, Gulf Coast, and Indiana Review, and is forthcoming in Southampton Poetry Review. Her first full-length collection, “wine for a shotgun,” published by EM Press, received the Silver Medal in the Independent Publishers Awards, and was a finalist for both the Audre Lorde Award (Publishing Triangle) and the Lambda Literary Awards. She is also the co-founder of M4, a small company dedicated to shifting the way we experience work by applying the principles of Appreciative Inquiry to uncover solutions, break patterns, and create lasting change.

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