How often do you hear yourself saying “I can’t”?

“I can’t sing.”

 

”I can’t overcome my creative blocks and stop procrastinating.”

 

”I can’t make a living as a performer/musician/artist/writer.”

 

”I can’t stop feeling drained and frustrated when I perform or create.”

 

”I can’t figure out why my creative business won’t take off.”

 

”I can’t get to grips with my fear of failure.”

And now imagine you say “I can…” –

– and what’s best, you will actually believe it!

Imagine yourself performing on a high artistic level and having the creative career you always dreamed of.

 

Imagine taking the stress out of performance situations and feeling more accepting of your fear of failure.

 

Imagine gaining financial and emotional freedom through doing what you love.

 

Imagine letting go of negative self-judgement, your own unhelpful expectations and your tendency to compare yourself with others.

 

Imagine overcoming resistance and the internal obstacles that inhibit your success.

I’ve been there…

Only 15 years ago, I was exactly where you are now. I suffered from crippling performance anxiety, low self-confidence, agonising perfectionism, “paralysis by analysis” and ultimately burnout. It held me back from reaching my full creative potential (unbeknownst to most of the people around me, because I was very good at hiding it). What’s more: It made me feel bad about myself all. The. Time!

 

Today, I enjoy performing for its own benefit, free from trying to prove myself. I also have the life and career I always wanted, instead of chasing something that wasn’t in alignment with who I really am. I found true happiness in helping other people overcome the obstacles that I overcame myself and, one step further, applying the knowledge gained via my Psychology and Cognitive Coaching Studies.

The Creative Breakthrough Programs

My programs have been specifically developed for creatives who are already working in their chosen industry (performing arts, music, fine and visual arts, writing…) but feel they are held back by their own limiting beliefs, fears, or just have no idea why their career is not developing the way they would like it to.

They are also suitable for semi-professional artists who would like to take their creative business to the next level but feel stuck.

How does it work?

All my programs will be personalised to fit your goals and are fully customisable. As such, they can include elements that are based on cognitive coaching, CBT, somatic therapy and/or counselling, depending on your needs.

What they all have in common is:

 

Crystal-clear goal setting

Pinpointing and moving through your blocks

Following through and taking action

 

My signature program (“Liftoff”) will be most helpful to establish lasting changes, but shorter programs or ongoing support/check-in sessions are possible. Please also enquire about my VIP days if you would like to work with laser focus over one or two days.

 

Here are some of the areas in which I can support you, and a rough guide to what you can expect…

PEAK PERFORMANCE COACHING
PEAK PERFORMANCE COACHING(click for more)

If you are a nervous performer, suffer from anxiety, self-doubt or have experienced trauma, I can offer bespoke cognitive behavioural coaching sessions that will help you to perform at your absolute best.

These sessions are not a replacement for therapy since they have a coaching focus. Where necessary and desired, sessions can include counselling, CBT or somatic therapy elements.

PEAK PERFORMANCE COACHING
PEAK PERFORMANCE COACHING(click for more)

If you are a nervous performer, suffer from anxiety, self-doubt or have experienced trauma, I can offer bespoke cognitive behavioural coaching sessions that will help you to perform at your absolute best.

These sessions are not a replacement for therapy since they have a coaching focus. Where necessary and desired, sessions can include counselling, CBT or somatic therapy elements.

MINDFULNESS & VISUALISATION
MINDFULNESS & VISUALISATION(click for more)

You know something is missing from your life, but do you know your deeper motivations, core values and beliefs, and how they affect your success? Do you ever set yourself goals that are achievable? I will help you do both.

1. Learn about your true values and your intrinsic motivation

2. Get clear on your goals

3. Use visualisation techniques to gain clarity

4. Learn how a mindfulness routine can help with a multitude of problems, from anxiety to procrastination

MINDFULNESS & VISUALISATION
MINDFULNESS & VISUALISATION(click for more)

You know something is missing from your life, but do you know your deeper motivations, core values and beliefs, and how they affect your success? Do you ever set yourself goals that are achievable? I will help you do both.

1. Learn about your true values and your intrinsic motivation

2. Get clear on your goals

3. Use visualisation techniques to gain clarity

4. Learn how a mindfulness routine can help with a multitude of problems, from anxiety to procrastination

COGNITIVE REFRAMING & BEHAVIOURAL ACTIVATION
COGNITIVE REFRAMING & BEHAVIOURAL ACTIVATION(click for more)

You are going to overcome what holds you back from creating freely and successfully so you finally can begin carving out the career you always envisioned.

1. Discover your fears and automatic thought patterns

2. Dive in deeper and find the core beliefs that hold you back

3. Begin to replace your unhelpful thoughts and core beliefs with more balanced ones

4. Reflect on and refine your goals

5. Take action

6. Review the steps taken and carve out more or different actionable steps when required

COGNITIVE REFRAMING & BEHAVIOURAL ACTIVATION
COGNITIVE REFRAMING & BEHAVIOURAL ACTIVATION(click for more)

You are going to overcome what holds you back from creating freely and successfully so you finally can begin carving out the career you always envisioned.

1. Discover your fears and automatic thought patterns

2. Dive in deeper and find the core beliefs that hold you back

3. Begin to replace your unhelpful thoughts and core beliefs with more balanced ones

4. Reflect on and refine your goals

5. Take action

6. Review the steps taken and carve out more or different actionable steps when required

SOMATIC APPROACHES & NERVOUS STABILISATION
SOMATIC APPROACHES & NERVOUS STABILISATION(click for more)

Did you know that past experiences and trauma affect our autonomous nervous system (ANS)?

It is not just our minds that hold on to these experiences - it is also our bodies. This can lead to a host of problems, from postural issues to issues with emoting freely; from pain to mental health concerns. The list is truly endless.

The mind-body connection is immensely powerful, and they both influence each other in a neverending loop.

We will pinpoint physical tension and aim to release it, at the same time reframing past experiences.

Gain more confidence, feel less stressed and find never known focus.

SOMATIC APPROACHES & NERVOUS STABILISATION
SOMATIC APPROACHES & NERVOUS STABILISATION(click for more)

Did you know that past experiences and trauma affect our autonomous nervous system (ANS)?

It is not just our minds that hold on to these experiences - it is also our bodies. This can lead to a host of problems, from postural issues to issues with emoting freely; from pain to mental health concerns. The list is truly endless.

The mind-body connection is immensely powerful, and they both influence each other in a neverending loop.

We will pinpoint physical tension and aim to release it, at the same time reframing past experiences.

Gain more confidence, feel less stressed and find never known focus.

Schedule your 30 min Quick Consult

If you’re new to coaching, this focused session will help you to find out how you can get one step closer to having the creative career you truly deserve. At £49, it is a low risk opportunity to get ideas how to tackle your most pressing concerns, and also to find out if we are a good match to work together longer term.

Praise

Michelle
MichelleVocal and Business Coach

"Petra has been very helpful in helping MY clients and students!
Her knowledge and experience in psychology make her highly intuitive, while giving her the ability to call out people to their best selves.
I recommend Petra highly when you need performance anxiety help, as well!”

Luisa
LuisaSinger

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“Thank you so much for everything you do! For having patience with me. For helping me find my voice and finding myself through that journey.
You haven’t seen the last of me.”
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NHS Greater Glasgow
NHS Greater GlasgowHealth and Social Care Partnership

“Thank you so much, it was absolutely brilliant! You inspired some of us to take up singing again!”

Rhona
RhonaSinger

“[My] recital went really well yesterday. Thank you so much for your support and guidance.”
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Coaching Plans (payment plans available on higher tier plans)

Spark

£198 or $250
  • ➡️ up to one month of support
  • ➡️ 2 x 60 min coaching sessions
  • ➡️ unlimited e-mail support for the duration of the program (48-hr-turnaround guaranteed)
  • ➡️ an action plan specifically designed for you
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Ignite

£449 or $600
  • ➡️ up to three months of support or to be taken as one VIP day
  • ➡️ 5 x 60 min coaching sessions
  • ➡️ unlimited e-mail support for the duration of the program (48-hour-turnaround guaranteed)
  • ➡️ exercises and worksheets

Liftoff

£849 or $1150
  • ➡️ up to six months of support
  • ➡️ 10 x 60 min coaching sessions
  • ➡️ unlimited e-mail support for the duration of the program (48-hour-turnaround guaranteed)
  • ➡️ plus VIP support: Unlimited Voxer support for the duration of the program (24-hour-turnaround guaranteed)
  • ➡️ exercises and worksheets

Is this type of Coaching for you?

My coaching is for you if you…

... are an artist who suffers from low self-confidence

... struggle with performance anxiety, and nothing seems to help

... feel ashamed, frustrated or guilty about your mental blocks

... need to perform on a high artistic level and want to take the stress out of performance situations

... are happy with your artistry but want to get better at all the “non-artsy stuff”, get rid of the starving artist mindset and run a successful business

My coaching is not for you if you…

... think there is nothing left to learn to improve your creative business

... are happy with the way your creative career is developing and how much income it provides you with

... never doubt your creativity or artistry

... are resistant to or afraid of change

...can not or do not want to commit to setting goals, working on your mindset and taking action

... are not ready to hear some at times uncomfortable truths

Still not sure?

That’s what my 30 min Quick Consults (£49) are for!

We will take some time to talk through your challenges with laser focus, and you will get some ideas how to start your self-improvement journey. If we come to the conclusion that you could do with longer term support, you can still sign up for one of my programs.