Herding Fish

coaching for artists and makers


12 January 2023

I talk about accountability a lot.

What even is that?

It’s doing the things you told yourself you were going to do, even if nobody else knows about them.

That bit of research, actually reading that lovely book you tracked down last month.


I know how hard it can be to keep a creative practice on track.

There are so many moving parts.

New ideas, technical challenges, your own wellbeing.

Other people’s deadlines, values, choices.

Applications that open doors. The disappointment when they don’t.


I’m not here to tell you what you should do.

As a coach, I take the view that you know best what’s right for you.

I work with people who have a good idea of the work they want to do.

And who want to stop getting distracted and dropping the ball.


Checking in on yourself and your plans helps you stick to your intentions.

So your days aren’t just about reacting to the urgencies every week throws at you.

There’s no point in making a grand plan in January and then parking it.

And creativity needs enough flex to let you lean into your plans and ideas as they emerge.


A monthly conversation creates a rhythm of reflection and focus.

You could set up a regular check in with some friends or your studio neighbours.

Or if you’d like external support, I offer 3 options: in person, in a group or in your own time.