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.