Kristina Solheim is creating a space for artists to work on their businesses.
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"I hate all the business stuff.  I just want to paint!"

"Why is this so hard?"
 
"How can I find time to create art just for me when there's so much to do?"

These are all things I've heard from my 1:1 coaching clients and students.  Sometimes, you just need someone to help with the business side of being an artist and that's exactly what a business coach (like me!) is here to do.

I'm Kristina Solheim. I'm a single mom to a Fortnite-addicted 12-year-old living in Northern California. I've been a mixed-media artist, jewelry-maker and writer for 20ish years and I've struggled with many issues that you are probably intimately familiar with! When I decided to get serious and turn my career into one based around art, I went through many programs, listened to dozens of podcasts, and read every book I could get my hands on to learn all about business and digital marketing. I used my experience from a decade advising PhD students to develop my business around coaching artists in the early stages of their careers.  I still sell my paintings and my jewelry, but it is not my primary source of income.

My mission is to provide the expertise of a business coach to artists of all budgets.

So, tell me what you're struggling with right now...
Will I ever fully support myself and my family as an artist? 
Do I really need a website?
What's a funnel?
How can I develop my own artistic style?
How do I create an online course? 


I'd be honored to join you on your journey.

Email me HERE if you have any questions.
Tiers
The Coffeeshop
$5 or more per month
Access to a business coach for the cost of a cup of coffee:


🤩     What I like about... 

🎨     What do you want to know about... 

💻     Art Biz Tips

📚     Monthly Giveaway of Kristina's Favorite Books

📖     Book club 

🎁     Special Access to New Videos, Classes, etc.


There will be weekly content including artist profiles, Q&A on a theme (chosen by you!), and quick business tips.  Once a month, I will give away one of my favorite books for artists. You'll get special access to past videos and downloads and early access to new things! I am a voracious reader and will start off our book club with An Audience of One by Srinivas Rao (creator of The Unmistakeable Creative podcast). I believe we rise by lifting each other.  Come rise with us!

The Shore
$10 or more per month
All the recurring content from The Coffeeshop PLUS:


📖  Self-Study Program: spend 6 months on one topic; each month brings new downloads; access to community for accountability.


📆  December through May: Income Study Guide #1-6


Imagine a rocky beach in the PNW with gray skies, temperature perfect for sweater & boots, and the rhythmic crashing of waves surrounding you (add in the crackle of a campfire if you like).  Settle into your camp chair or on a big piece of driftwood and get out your journal.  This tier is for artists who want to go deeper into their business with quick and powerful self-study programs.


Every six months, we'll switch to a new topic.  Each month, you'll receive a PDF download and challenge. If you'd like to reach out for some accountability, you can jump into our little online community.  Our first topic is your income. It's a big topic, but the information will be short and sweet to make it easy to finish the homework over a cup of coffee once a month.

Your Coach
$100 or more per month
All the recurring content from The Coffeeshop PLUS the monthly Study Guide PLUS:


One 60-Minute 1:1 session with Business Coach Kristina Solheim (value $150)


Choose one of the following themes each month:


👩‍💻     Social Media Audit & Planning

🤑     Art Biz Coaching

⏱     Time to Get Focused

🎨     Make a Plan For <Your Special Project>


Many artists feel like they struggle alone and that they have to do everything themselves. If your goal is to have a career (and a reasonable income) as an artist, you are, in essence, a solopreneur.  You not only have to be the visionary* (creating your products), but also the integrator* (executing the projects and run the business). Just like you would hire a personal trainer to help you get into the most efficient routine at the gym, you can hire a business coach to help you get into the most effective routine for your business. Your creativity and business should not be at war with each other! Both should support each other.


If you are interested in 1:1 coaching, you can check me out at https://www.gettotheart.com for 3 or 6 month packages.  But THIS $100 tier is the cheapest way to get some laser-focused, valuable coaching. 


*Terms in the awesome book: Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters

Goals
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When I reach $500 per month, I will add a new membership tier called The Studio.  Patrons in the Studio will get individual feedback on their artwork in progress.

We will use the Critical Response Process developed by Liz Lerman in a secure hidden group. Schedule as follows:

Week 1: Artists present work & Responders provide statement of meaning.
Week 2: Artists ask questions
Week 3: Responders ask neutral questions
Week 4: If Artist agrees- Responders state opinions.
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"I hate all the business stuff.  I just want to paint!"

"Why is this so hard?"
 
"How can I find time to create art just for me when there's so much to do?"

These are all things I've heard from my 1:1 coaching clients and students.  Sometimes, you just need someone to help with the business side of being an artist and that's exactly what a business coach (like me!) is here to do.

I'm Kristina Solheim. I'm a single mom to a Fortnite-addicted 12-year-old living in Northern California. I've been a mixed-media artist, jewelry-maker and writer for 20ish years and I've struggled with many issues that you are probably intimately familiar with! When I decided to get serious and turn my career into one based around art, I went through many programs, listened to dozens of podcasts, and read every book I could get my hands on to learn all about business and digital marketing. I used my experience from a decade advising PhD students to develop my business around coaching artists in the early stages of their careers.  I still sell my paintings and my jewelry, but it is not my primary source of income.

My mission is to provide the expertise of a business coach to artists of all budgets.

So, tell me what you're struggling with right now...
Will I ever fully support myself and my family as an artist? 
Do I really need a website?
What's a funnel?
How can I develop my own artistic style?
How do I create an online course? 


I'd be honored to join you on your journey.

Email me HERE if you have any questions.

Recent posts by Kristina Solheim

Tiers
The Coffeeshop
$5 or more per month
Access to a business coach for the cost of a cup of coffee:


🤩     What I like about... 

🎨     What do you want to know about... 

💻     Art Biz Tips

📚     Monthly Giveaway of Kristina's Favorite Books

📖     Book club 

🎁     Special Access to New Videos, Classes, etc.


There will be weekly content including artist profiles, Q&A on a theme (chosen by you!), and quick business tips.  Once a month, I will give away one of my favorite books for artists. You'll get special access to past videos and downloads and early access to new things! I am a voracious reader and will start off our book club with An Audience of One by Srinivas Rao (creator of The Unmistakeable Creative podcast). I believe we rise by lifting each other.  Come rise with us!

The Shore
$10 or more per month
All the recurring content from The Coffeeshop PLUS:


📖  Self-Study Program: spend 6 months on one topic; each month brings new downloads; access to community for accountability.


📆  December through May: Income Study Guide #1-6


Imagine a rocky beach in the PNW with gray skies, temperature perfect for sweater & boots, and the rhythmic crashing of waves surrounding you (add in the crackle of a campfire if you like).  Settle into your camp chair or on a big piece of driftwood and get out your journal.  This tier is for artists who want to go deeper into their business with quick and powerful self-study programs.


Every six months, we'll switch to a new topic.  Each month, you'll receive a PDF download and challenge. If you'd like to reach out for some accountability, you can jump into our little online community.  Our first topic is your income. It's a big topic, but the information will be short and sweet to make it easy to finish the homework over a cup of coffee once a month.

Your Coach
$100 or more per month
All the recurring content from The Coffeeshop PLUS the monthly Study Guide PLUS:


One 60-Minute 1:1 session with Business Coach Kristina Solheim (value $150)


Choose one of the following themes each month:


👩‍💻     Social Media Audit & Planning

🤑     Art Biz Coaching

⏱     Time to Get Focused

🎨     Make a Plan For <Your Special Project>


Many artists feel like they struggle alone and that they have to do everything themselves. If your goal is to have a career (and a reasonable income) as an artist, you are, in essence, a solopreneur.  You not only have to be the visionary* (creating your products), but also the integrator* (executing the projects and run the business). Just like you would hire a personal trainer to help you get into the most efficient routine at the gym, you can hire a business coach to help you get into the most effective routine for your business. Your creativity and business should not be at war with each other! Both should support each other.


If you are interested in 1:1 coaching, you can check me out at https://www.gettotheart.com for 3 or 6 month packages.  But THIS $100 tier is the cheapest way to get some laser-focused, valuable coaching. 


*Terms in the awesome book: Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters