The Business Of Creativity

Mentoring for creatives like you, can help you to get your creative business/career back on track, plan a way to make your side hustle your 9-5, or help you deal with a single issue.

Why have mentoring with me?

Right now you are probably full of questions. How will this work for me? What if my issue is confidence? How can I turn my career into one I love?

I have helped 100’s of creatives with many of the same issues you are worrying about. I too started from nothing, with no family connections to get me up the career ladder. Now I’m a seasoned creative, with over 24 years experience of working across a wide range of creative industries for clients like Marie Claire, The BBC and Fox Searchlight.

I’ve been mentoring creatives for over a decade, from University students, MA & BA graduates, start-ups, freelancers stuck taking their career to the next level, and those turning their side hustle into their dream job.

It’s easy to take the sessions

I remotely mentor via Zoom to anywhere in the world. Some of my clients have been in Brazil, Russia, USA, Turkey, New Zealand and the UK. All creatives, no matter where they live, share many of the same issues, so you are not alone.

Here is what some of my clients have said about my mentoring for creatives packages:

My mentoring session was amazing! I can’t recommend Philiy enough if you’re feeling a bit stuck and looking for a fresh perspective around your creative path. So good!

Tessa Humphreys Photographer 16th July 2019

Lisa Loader

Philiy provided me with just the right support and insight I needed to move forward with my business. I was hoping for advise on promotions and expansion but what I received was that and much more. She had thought about my business inside and out from a clear perspective, and she demonstrated how I could take steps in every area from customer communication to social media strength to promotional timings to making my bigger long term visions come true.

Lisa Juice bar and café owner. UK 7th September 2015

I’ve seen my clients do amazing things in a year!

Land a huge photographic contract.

Launch their own fashion label.

Get to the top of Google in their field.

Quit their 9-5 for their side hustle.

Started their own podcast.

Get a dream job in another country.

Launched their own online courses.

Create secondary incomes from work they have already done.

Jane Fox

I met with Philiy having just set up a new small business a couple of months earlier and was finding the learning curves overwhelming and confusing. Through her clarity and objective creative stance, she allowed me to focus on my original vision for the business, bringing new ideas and perspectives as well as helping me tease out the important aspects that needed attention. This lessened the overwhelming feelings which was a real help at a difficult time.

Janey Yoga Space. UK 7th September 2015

How does the mentoring for creatives process work?

You start the mentoring process by choosing  your package. There is a short questionnaire for you to fill in which will help me decide if I am the right mentor for you.

I work with big hearted, self starters, who are willing to put the work in. (And yes, I do set homework!)

When I have your questionnaire answers, and I know that I am the right mentor for you, we have a chat over email. Next I send you a booking calendar so that you can schedule your first mentoring session, which is one hour over Zoom. I set you ‘homework‘ to complete before the next session as I believe taking action is the best way to get you moving towards your goals.

Being lucky enough to have experienced a few different mentors lately I was in a position where I was wondering what more advice I could possibly get and how would it benefit me. Having a one hour session with Philiy blew any preconceptions out of the water, as she methodically took each question I had and demystified a whole array of subjects! Looking back on the session and my 6 double-sided pages of scribbled notes I’m not sure how she managed to fit all the information into one session! However, she did, it was incredibly helpful and she’s bloody lovely too! In terms of investing time into your business, time with Philiy is time very well spent.

Rachel Bunce Coventry, UK 26th November 2015

How do I know which package to choose?

Package 1

I have been mentoring creatives for more than a decade. My experience has taught me to no longer offer one session packages, as I have found you always need a minimum of two. During the first session we focus on clarity, and the second season is to help you to come up with a strategy so that you know what to do to get towards your goal.

Package 2

They are many mentors and coaches out there who create long term packages. This isn’t something that I offer. I know life changes. Things happen beyond our control. Let’s get you coming back for more sessions because you want them, rather than being tied into a package of 8 sessions.

When you choose package two, you also receive email support between each session. The first session helps you to gain clarity of where you are right now, the second session is about creating a strategy and breaking your goal or issue down into manageable tasks. The final session is about action and getting you to implement what we have discussed and make real progress.

Let’s get started

I know you have amazing dreams and goals. I’ve been there too. I was that woman with a big dream trying to build my own career with no idea of how I was going to do it. I can share shortcuts, help you dream bigger, make connections and work towards your dream life. If I can do it, you can too.

The Business Of Creativity