Deborah Henry-Pollard, Creative Coach

is creating clarity, perspective & support for creative people

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You will get content giving tips, insights and tools to keep you on track with your goals and projects, and support your self development and well being. 

  • 1 new blog every Friday
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You will get content to support you in your self development and moving your projects forward

  • everything in the previous tier, plus
  • a weekly coaching question every Sunday designed to get you into action, support your well being, to look outward or to reflect
  • access to me via the comments or message which I will respond to asap during office hours (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm UK times)
  • a quarterly prompt (video or worksheet) to check how you are progressing on your projects
  • an annual review prompt (video or worksheet) to celebrate the past year and look forward to the next one
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This tier gives you the most direct access to me, to support you in achieving your long term goals. This benefit is limited to 30 people.
  • everything in the previous tiers, plus
  • on registration, a one-off, 1-2-1, 30 minute online coaching session to get you started (including a pre-session questionnaire)
  • a quarterly 1-2-1 coaching session with me. This is worth £125 and includes: pre-session questionnaire preparation by us both; 60 minute online coaching session; post-session follow up email; if relevant, homework exercises; email access between sessions during office hours (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm UK times)
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Are you an artist, designer, performer, writer, film maker, theatre maker, dancer or other creative professional who:

  • feels stuck or unclear on a specific project or your whole creative life? 
  • has too many ideas and doesn’t know how/if to follow them all? 
  • needs support to get into action?

I am Deborah Henry-Pollard, creative coach, public speaker and author.

I started my coaching business, Catching Fireworks, in 2009 to work with creative professionals who are stuck or unclear on how to move forward. I help you get into action so that you can thrive.

I offer CLARITY, PERSPECTIVE and SUPPORT when you want to get into action. This could be finding ways of working which support your practice or getting you through blocks caused by lack of confidence, negative perception or unhelpful attitudes. Working with my clients, I have seen careers changed, books written, exhibitions opened, plays staged and countless other accomplishments.

I was trained and accredited by Performance Coach Training Ltd and Relational Dynamics 1st. I am featured as one of The Design Trust's recommended creative business mentors. I have regular coaching sessions myself and go on coaching retreats enhance my skills, learn new techniques and continue to develop professionally and personally. Coaching has helped me deal with panic attacks, a fear of public speaking and confidence issues.

Why do I work with creative people?

Most of what I know of life and the world comes from consuming the arts in some way, whether through books, films, art, music, theatre. I use my skills to support creative people who make us see the world in another way.

I understand the thrills and frustrations of the creative process. One day you are brimming with ideas and can barely keep up with yourself. Then suddenly, you hit a moment where despite all skills and techniques, inspiration has left the building. My creative practices include dancing the Argentine Tango, an improvised dance which enhances and contributes to my coaching style.

My book
What's Your Excuse for not Succeeding as an Artist? Overcome your excuses, nurture your creative potential and thrive. 
Published by WYE Books
"This book is a must read for every artist. It's not just platitudes. It's not just top-tips. It's solid information by a coach who knows her stuff. Every artist hits the wall. Every artist feels lost and gets stuck. This book is a great resource to help you get past those blocks that stop you."
Reader review,
Recommended by FAD Magazine as one of the Top 5 Art Books to Read While Self-Isolating

You can find out more about me in this podcast from fellow creative coach, Mark McGuinness.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 16 exclusive posts

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