PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CREATIVE SUPPORT
We are artists.
Every year, at least once, I think about quitting. Maybe I can go work in an office or go back to school for something practical and more secure?
After about an hour of google searches for MFA programs and jobs near me, I close my laptop, recognizing the pattern.
I’ve tried to be practical. I’ve tried to be “normal”. It doesn’t work for me. I am an artist. period.
And we all have to find our own way through the woods.
In the last eight years I have been working as a teacher, a coach, dramaturge, and facilitator. (maybe there can be a link here back to my bio?)
I have a passion for deep listening.
And have gathered tools for structured inquiry based on feminist consciousness principles.
So that your art and your process can root and bloom, sustainably.
I work with groups, companies, and individuals. I can work with you in the studio or in a virtual room.
Because our work as artists isn’t easy, but it is necessary.
And you are not alone.
If you need support*, I am here. I am ready to listen.
*sliding scale and payment plans are available.
Some of my influences and resources I use are listed below, along with some testimonials from current and former clients.
"When the student is ready the teacher appears.”
Deborah is calm and real. And she was like a gift from the divine to me.
While working with Deborah, I unearthed my everlasting flame. I literally have a fire again towards the endless possibilities of what my work can be and what I can do. I used to keep pushing my goals back because I didn't think that I was ready. Now, I'm on the path to not only meeting but surpassing my goals!
—Trinity Dawn Bobo, artist and healer.
Deborah is incredibly giving, sensitive and intuitive.
Before working with Deborah, I felt stuck in my creative and personal life. Stuck in “survival mode.”
I am much more excited about life and I feel I have that spark back. I now have a clearer idea of what I want to do, and how to give back to the world. I am really excited about the journey ahead!
—Maryanne Cheney, dance artist, teacher, choreographer, Gyrotonic/Gyrokinesis instructor