1:1 MENTORING & COACHING
FOR ARTISTS & CREATIVES
"I am a midwife for the universe;
nurturing your soul so it can flow through you into the physical world."
Do you wish to be able to express 100% of your true self?
Do you long to expand your creativity but not sure how?
Would you like to feel clarity about your identity as an artist?
Do you feel stuck, powerless or burned out?
Would you like more independence as a creative?
Do you want to feel deeply seen, heard, understood and valued?
If the answer to any of these questions is 'yes', you're in the right place, my friend.
You and your beautiful, creative soul are deeply welcome here.
I love to work 1:1 with artists and creatives who are at any stage of their creative journey, and are exploring some or all of the questions above.
I passionately believe in the empowerment of artists and in creativity as tools for our own personal evolution and the evolution of those experiencing our art. I believe that supporting artists and creativity enables the evolution of humanity.
I have felt the pain and frustration of all of the questions above in my own life.
I have spent too much time with people where I am not understood or valued, and over time I have found my way to my people and a life where I can be 100% of me.
I have had a vastly non-traditional career path, finding my way to the arts in a completely different way to most. I quit my corporate job and safe salary, where I had earned industry awards and was earmarked for executive leadership, to go full time as an artist and I have never looked back.
I have worked so hard that I have burned out three times. I know what burnout feels like and how to end up there. I have finally learned how to live a sustainable, healthy, joyous life that supports my creative, entrepreneurial soul.
I experienced rejection after rejection and felt stifled in my career as an artist due to power imbalances, hierarchy, patriarchy and tradition. (Anyone else bored of Artistic Directors calling all the shots?). I have subverted all of this shit by creating my own unique, loving, kind and open working ecologies as well as becoming excellent at producing my own work.
As an artist, I dedicated decades of my life to the craft of opera singing, performed all of my favourite operatic roles and then expanded my creativity into writing, directing, filmmaking, digital storytelling and more. I plan to keep expanding, just like the universe.
I have built a diverse portfolio career as an artist with such freedom, agency and diversity that nothing I imagine is out of my reach. Over a decade, I built the self-producing capacity of a small arts organisation within myself. To my knowledge, I'm the only opera singer in the world who has performed fourteen leading operatic roles, of which nine were self-produced. That means I was both lead soprano as well as producer, which required a nervous system expansion over time to be able to hold space for myself and others in times of stress, all with a loving smile.
I have fundraised multiple six-figure sums through grants and philanthropy and led teams of over one hundred people so I could serve communities, evolve art forms, sing what my heart wanted, with the team I wanted and to make the political statements I wanted to make.
I have carved my own path as an internationally award-winning artist, creative and leader where I am able to be 100% of myself and create what my soul longs to make with collaborators who bring out the best in me. And I shape-shift whenever it's time to evolve.
I want more artists and creatives like you to be able to say this. I want you to have more agency and control over your life and career in a world that does not make it easy.
I have been mentoring for over a decade and in 2022 I dedicated six months of my life to study to become a qualified life coach so that I can support you in the highest way. I am here in service to deeply support you in your journey.
100% of you, in your art and your life.
I love supporting my clients to:
identify and dissolve mental barriers
identify and shift limiting ways of being and doing
feel more confident in the expression of their innermost self
feel clarity of purpose and artistic identity
align their art with who they truly are and the change they want to see in the world
increase their creative flow
embrace their (r)evolution
gain courage to make life changes in support of their artistic journey
gain skills and knowledge to empower themselves creatively
become excellent at the business skills required to support their creativity
create step-by-step actions that serve and ignite their goals
"Jenna has piercing ability to “see” people, listening closely and empathising with their feelings. I found it easy to be open with her about difficult topics. Yet, just when we’ve explored the depths of my emotions about something, she'll come out with something hilarious and we will share a good laugh.
Jenna has helped me to be bolder in my approach to my career. She has faith in me even when I may doubt my own abilities, and isn’t afraid to be a vocal cheerleader. This, together with her enthusiasm for change and growth, has pushed me to explore what has been holding me back in my own development personally and professionally.
I always walk away from our discussions feeling inspired and uplifted. "
Dr Asmaa Khadim
I support my clients to achieve results so they can:
carve their own path as an artist, creative and in life
close the gap they feel between their inner world and their outer world
feel deeply seen, heard, understood and appreciated
feel inspired and motivated towards their goals
feel more JOY of authentic creative expression
feel more FREEDOM in their way of being
feel more EMPOWERED in their creative practice
implement new ways of being to support wellbeing and creativity
unleash a trajectory towards a life with balance, freedom and meaning.
“I started working with Jenna about 18 months ago and in the last 12 months, I have successfully transitioned from a corporate job, where I was trying to fit in, to an independent multidisciplinary artist feeling I belong in the arts world.
As a woman of colour and culture she treated me with utmost respect. My cultural knowledge was valued, without exploitation and extraction which I truly admire, hence I have never felt so culturally safe. Jenna took a lot of time to deeply listen, think and learn from me. She understood my world view, perspective and values so well and, in her words, “was a mirror” that reflected my practice ecology and elevated it so I was in service.
In our time together she also helped me with strategic project planning, grant scoping, grant writing, budgets, developing a practice ecology and succinct communication.”
Kuweni Dias Mendes
Multidisciplinary Artist, QLD, Australia
"Mentoring with Jenna was an amazing experience. As a result, I feel more confident as an artist and arts worker, and I have developed new skills in producing which will help me in my future arts career.
Over a period of 18 months, Jenna provided one on one mentoring sessions, professional development opportunities, hands on experiences working with community, and developing a range of skills in producing. I was also given the opportunity to learn more about the creative process and develop key skills in producing large scale community projects.
I am incredibly thankful for this experience and to the effort Jenna invested in me to help me develop these skills."
Artist and Arts Consultant, WA, Australia
What is mentoring and coaching like?
You know best about your life and your sovereignty and agency are deeply important to me. I want you to know that I never tell you what to do and I never assume to know about your life.
I provide a gentle, encouraging, warm, inspiring and wide open-minded environment for you to deeply explore you and your creativity. You will be deeply listened to, fully seen and heard and you will be asked questions that evoke your soul. I find ways for you to be able to draw your own wisdom from within you and I connect the dots in our conversation in a powerful way. We identify your goals and co-create actions that take you step by step closer to those goals each time we meet. I celebrate you and support you every step of the way, including between sessions. It is a soul-enriching experience that leaves you feeling clear, excited, motivated and held. You will not be the same person at the end of our time together.
How to take the next step...
I invite you to reach out to me for a complimentary 45 minute consultation where you can feel what it's like to work with me. You can contact me via the Connect page or on +61 (0) 431 329 014.
If you choose to work with me after our complimentary consultation, I offer the following ways to support you.
My sessions are held on zoom and flexible with days and timing. I am in Brisbane time zone and work with clients around the world.
Each session costs AUD $150 + GST, which includes a delicious amount of support between sessions in ways you prefer, including voice and text message and email. If inspiration flows, I sometimes respond creatively to our sessions or your emails, which might include diagrams, pdfs, letters, videos or poems made just for your evolution. My clients shift SO much in between sessions from this support.
QUICK CLARITY SESSION
One x 90 minute session
Two weeks of follow up support
AUD $250 + GST
SIX SESSION SERIES
2 x 60 min sessions per month for three months
Includes luxurious support between sessions
AUD $300 + GST per month
Total series $900 + GST
TWELVE SESSION SERIES
2 x 60 min sessions per month for six months
Includes luxurious support between sessions
AUD $300 + GST per month
Total series $1800 + GST
I also do bespoke packages and arrangements if you have other ideas about how I can support you.
Reach out for a complimentary consultation via the Connect page
or via +61 (0) 431 329 014.
“When I started coaching with Jenna I knew my career needed to change. From day one I felt a rapport with her – things felt easy and I felt safe. After our first session I felt EXCITED about my new career goals. They felt in reach. I felt supported and heard. I felt FIZZY.
During our coaching sessions together, I fell in love again with creative writing (not just music!). I also felt the spark to write a children’s musical and I’ve started this process. During our sessions I have been able to practice ‘letting go’ of needing to do things the ‘music industry’ way, a genuine excitement for a change in career priorities and goals and a slowing down.
I loved that Jenna flowed with me and supported me when things inevitably changed during our series. She held me accountable to what I said I would do and I felt truly motivated to stay on track with my action items as a result. The bespoke package she put together at the end was so special for me. Jenna is a NEXT LEVEL mentor and coach who has helped me to step into my evolution.”
Internationally Acclaimed Musician, Creative Coach, Choral Director, Brisbane, Australia
How do I know if I am ready for mentoring and coaching with you, Jenna?
If you are ready to take action. Are you ready to work and make time for yourself? Are you ready to begin exploring your creative evolution in whatever that means to you? Are you excited at reading this webpage? Is your beautiful, creative soul longing to speak? If so, you're ready and I can't wait to hear about you.
Step into the next phase of your creative evolution and contact me for a complimentary consultation via the Connect page or on +61 (0) 431 329 014.
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