WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF COACHING
Working with a coach can assist you in many ways. Warren Feld offers coaching services on two levels:
(a) Jewelry Making Skills and Development
(b) Business of Craft Skills and Development
Most important is that coaching
· Helps you get to your result quicker and better
· Gives you some hands-on support
· Provides an extra set of eyes and ears, offering an alternative perspective you would not get taking a course alone
· Offers some opportunity to brainstorm
· Affords you the chance to have someone review your work
· Provides those additional art and design insights, concepts, and perspectives you do not get from regular jewelry making and beading classes, books and video tutorials, which tend to be presented as more mechanical, step-by-step endeavors
My Role As Coach
My role as coach is to counsel and assist jewelry makers and designers as well as those planning to go into or already are in business. My role as coach is not to make decisions or judgments for you, but rather to guide and make recommendations, rehearse and practice with you, brainstorm, and direct you to additional resources. These will be based upon my best efforts to apply my 35+ years experience in jewelry making and the jewelry making business, and utilizing the resources available to me to assist you. An important part of any coaching is for you to hear the coach think aloud. I do a lot of this so that you can hear how I make choices when interpreting, defining problems and specifying solutions.
Some coaching will focus on skills development. Sometimes this involves reviewing and improving current skills. Othertimes this involves learning variations on a skill or technique, or new skills and techniques. These skills range from bead stringing to bead weaving to wire working and wire weaving.
Other coaching focuses on jewelry design theory and applications. This involves exploring various design concepts and how to implement them. Topics range from how to compose with design elements to architectural considerations to component design systems.
Finally, coaching involves the business of craft. I review things like everything that must be done in order to get started in business. How to bring your business online, from designing websites to marketing with search engines and social media. How to do craft shows. How to price your jewelry (or other craft). How to develop a jewelry line and packaging. And other business development or business continuity considerations.
As You Book Your Session(s)
Video conferencing sessions are 1-hour in length. Multiple sessions may be scheduled. Sessions are conducted online using a face-time service, like Zoom or Skype.
As you book your session(s), by beginning the check-out process online, you will first fill out a short Intake Form. I will review that to determine whether I can provide the coaching you seek, and be in touch within 3 business days. If so, you will continue the process.
Next, I will send you a more complete Intake Form which will give me an idea of what you want to do and where we need to go.
I will phone you, within 3 business days, for a short discussion (about 20 minutes) about your needs and what results you want to achieve. No fees are charged for this time. The time spent here is not counted against your session time.
Within 3 business days, I will generate a coaching plan, do any tweaking as you see fit, and get your sign-off. This coaching plan will outline any pre-preparation you will need to do, and the specifics about how we will spend our coaching time together. It will list any materials and tools you will need to have on hand. I will also identify what I hope we can accomplish within the session time.
You will complete the registration process with payment on line.
I will schedule you for online sessions. I will provide you with a link to join our scheduled meeting online. If you live in Nashville, we can also do these sessions in person, if you want.
There will be some follow-up and evaluation, either in the form of an email or phone call.
I offer several different pricing packages. My basic fee is $75.00 per hour. This will vary a bit, based on the coaching package you pick.
Fees do not cover the costs of materials, tools and supplies, which you may need.