A typical day in my working week would depend on what day of the week you caught me. At the moment, as well as running my private coaching practice, I am studying for a Masters degree in dance movement psychotherapy and I also edit the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s Coaching Division journal, Coaching Today.
During term-time, I attend college two days per week and then a further day on clinical placement. Those days can be fairly intense, so I try as much as I can to carve out space around those days and keep them clear of other work, e.g. client sessions and consultations or work on the journal, though of course that’s not always possible.
My own professional background is in the arts (I was originally a dancer) and my coaching training was accredited by Performance Coach Training through the Cultural Leadership Programme, so I specialise in creative and cultural industry leadership coaching. Many of my clients, like me, have creative portfolio careers, the majority are self-employed or freelance and are juggling creative/artistic work with other, more ‘mainstream’ work. Because I also work with the body, on a deep somatic level, I am also rapidly developing another client stream, working in the area of sexuality, spirituality and intimate relationships. Sometimes, the two overlap, which is having an impact on how I market myself, as the boundaries between ‘business’ and ‘pleasure’ become increasingly blurred.
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This article first appeared in the Summer 2012 issue of TILT Magazine ~ Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology.
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Diane Parker is a creative leadership coach and facilitator, a writer and editor, and a trainee dance movement psychotherapist. She lives in London with her cat, her computer and lots of books.