Whether you are just starting up your creative business or you’ve been operating for a while, sometimes we just need someone else to talk through our ideas with, to find focus and direction.

I’ve been mentoring creatives both through my teaching at university and through my own studio for over 10 years now, I kept being asked if I could mentor others and so I decided to offer this service more widely.

You might be wanting to get more serious about the business side of being a creative, perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed and don’t know what to do next, or maybe you are ready to make some changes and need help making a plan.

Or maybe you feel you need a tutorial about your work, are you stuck on what direction to go on, do you need help reflecting on what to leave behind so you can focus on the things that are working? I tutor students every week on their projects and provide guidance on support on how to develop their ideas.

This 1 hour session is ideal for those of you who need help getting clear on what action you need to take to move your business or your creative forward. It’s not a quick fix – you still need to do the work after the session so if you’re willing to put in the effort and you want someone to give you a push – get in touch.

What others have said about my mentoring….

“Fiona absolutely understands the creative mind and how to apply it to the world of business which I think is a rare thing in the usual world of business support, she will help to motivate and visualise how your ideas can build your business. ”

Dawn Critchley


“I’d definitely recommend Fiona! She’s supportive and knowledgeable and has her own kick ass business which is inspiring.”

Victoria Glover

The Cyan Studio

“The best thing about working with Fiona (apart from her knowledge) is that she is quite possibly one of the nicest people EVER! She is warm, approachable, and gives you confidence in your abilities


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You can book in for one session or if you feel you need longer term support and guidance then maybe a 6 month package will work better for you. You can book in for a conversation with me for free to see whether mentoring is the right thing for you and how we can work together – get in touch through the contact form.

Mentoring sessions can take place in person here at my studio in Leek, Staffordshire or via zoom.

Here’s a few of the things I can help you with…

Business Review and Plan

Creating focus for the next steps in your business – what’s working and what isn’t, what do you wish was working better, what are you really stuck with, what’s the biggest challenge you are facing.

Branding and Marketing

Are you happy with your website, social media presence, packaging. Do you need help with planning your social media activity, have you got an email list and how are you using it?

Finding customers

Finding the right place to sell your products, getting orders and bigger orders.
Breaking down goals into manageable action plans. Financial Goals and Income streams, Selling online, Selling to retailers.
Planning for events and how to get the best from fairs and art markets.

Creating a collection of products or services

What’s your offer and is it easy for your customers to understand.
Developing your creative practice, reviewing and developing art work and designs. Launching a new collection.
Building confidence and dealing with overwhelm.

If you feel ready to get going then purchase your hours session and then I’ll be in touch to arrange a date and time.
If you are looking for more longer term mentoring then get in touch about my 3, 6 and 12 month options.

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