Creative coaching & Creative cultures
Creating for Growth.
Transforming people, transforming the world we live in.
- Are you lacking in focus or feeling stuck (creative block, limiting beliefs)?
- Are you struggling to grow (but not sure how or even why)?
- Are you feeling restless, impulsive or undisciplined (a sense of freedom that has somehow soured)?
There are many ways to support individual creativity and creative cultures, as there are many vehicles through which to do this. The key ways I use are through mindfulness, coaching, writing and visuals; wrapped around the development of curiosity.
I have a PGCE (FE), specialising in art and seconded in creative writing. I have run multiple workshops in art, creative writing, personal growth and development, story-telling, mindfulness and coaching for confidence. Such as, LGBT oral history project, Queer Words, Art of Out, and Pride of Place – a Gay and Lesbian Arts and Media project that is now housed within the Brighton and Hove Museum Archive. All are equally built on the development of curiosity.
See some of my articles:
- Are you curious enough to take the small steps towards your self-development journey?
- How free are you? Limiting beliefs and how to modify them
- How to drive cultural change
- How storytelling works
- How to embed fun and play into decision making
- 5 Steps to Silence
As a child I was an avid short story writer from ‘The Haunted Castle’ to the ‘Space Invaders’. Later I publishing two short stories in Queer Words (quarterly paperback of new lesbian and gay writing);
- ‘The Protégé’ in 1995, ISBN 1900950022,
- ‘Client/Transcript’ in 1997, ISBN 1900950057.
I also had a short piece of prose published and displayed on London Underground, ‘The Wait’, as winner of the GlaxoWellcome Write for Life competition in 1996.
In 2017 I wrote my book, on DISC personality profiling / psychometrics, to support personal and team development: ‘DISCover the Power of You: How to Cultivate Change for Positive and Productive Cultures’, published through John Hunt Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 978-1-78535-591-2.
I then self-published my e-book, ‘DISCover your Animal Magic: 6 Steps to Support Small Changes for Big Transformation’ – Kindle Edition for anyone with a passion for personal development. ASIN: B01NBY2BSR.
I have had numerous article’s professionally published, my latest being ‘How to Build Trust’ published through Business Expert Press. ISBN: 9781948198233.
These publications gave me the inspiration and confidence to attempt a novel, and I set about writing the three-part historical fiction I had been mulling over for the past three decades: A Family Still. I am currently in the process of trying to find a Literary Agent/Publisher for this series of works.
Recently I have:
- Published a short piece of flash fiction ‘Time to think’ through Reflections magazine in their Autumn/Winter 2018 edition.
- Won the Stanley Wilson Monologue Competition for my monologue entitled ‘Gavin’s Revenge’ through the Scarborough Writers Circle in September 2018.
- E-published a piece of flash fiction ‘Loughborough Lite’ as part of 81 Words.
- Published a short story ‘The witches of the wood’ as part of an anthology ‘Terror Tales for a Winters Eve’ through Phantasm Press, December 2018.
I am part of the Scarborough Writers’ Circle.
Visual Artist Bio:
As a child I was always doodling and drawing, especially Marvel and DC superheroes. I attended Edinburgh College of Art where I gained a 1st Class B.A.(Hons) Degree in Drawing and Painting, before going on to do a Master in Fine Art, and then teaching undergraduates at Edinburgh College of Art. I have exhibited extensively (most recently):
- Small paintings at Woodend Creative Open Exhibition.
- Drawings at the Rivershed, Sheffield.
- Doodledroid Prints and Paintings at Creations Fine Art, Beverley.
- Paintings and Doodledroid Prints at Back o’ the Shop Gallery, Terrington, York.
- Drawings and Paintings at Westgate, Brighton and Hove.
- Drawings and Paintings at The Studios, Bristol.
My earlier work attempted to fuse the modernist aesthetic with a social and spiritually based ideology: abstract in format whilst social and/or spiritual in content. They where derived from the Abstract Expressionist tradition and my personal concerns and studies on ‘Alcohol Misuse’, social/stereotypes and the internal/external conflicts that ensue.
My recent works have developed these ideas through the painting, collage and doodledroid mediums. People are meaning making machines (we strive to find an overall narrative or purpose). Theologians, such as Cupitt (1997), have been saying for a while there is no One Great Truth, that it is better to maintain a small number of different and personal truths. Our Post-Modern and Post-Christian society is thought to have become spiritually empty and culturally superficial.
My work attempts to aestheticize spiritual belief from a non-realist (non-religious) perspective, seeing our multi-selves as shaping our own lives, an expressive response to life through a passion for creativity itself. Some might say this is a very Queer approach; a return to metaphysics, interconnectivity and a saying ‘yes’ to life in all its myriad differences. A becoming rather than a being (see my article Lost and Found).
If I am committed to being the best me I can be,
then I am simple committed to BECOMING better, each and every day.
Contact me directly, Robert@robertadams.uk.com if you would like to discuss bespoke creative training and development, or individual coaching.