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Over the years, I've worked with many creative professionals who were helpful in varying degrees--but Victoria is the only one who actually helped me identify what makes me tick, declutter everything that wasn't related to that core, get out of my own way, so I can own my voice.

Victoria is quite possibly the most amazing creative coach I know.

Thanks to her, I'm finishing projects, setting bigger and braver goals and actually speaking my truth without fear of what others will think. I'm watching my work make an impact in other lives and best of all, I'm actually finishing and shipping stories I care about.

I couldn't have done it without Victoria's help!

If you feel "stuck" creatively, invisible to your audience, or just plain too busy with too many projects, hire Victoria now. You'll get the support and guidance you need to sort through your own creative mind and actually turn your ideas into a gift you can share with the world.
 

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I'm generally not the type of person who looks for a coach to work with. Rather, I'm a hard-bitten cynic whose interior dialog generally consists of things like "shut up and get to work," and "quit your complaining and DO something." And while these kinds of phrases might be fine if I was trying to row a lifeboat away from the Titanic, in all other circumstances, they weren't working for me at all.
 
This was the attitude I dumped into Victoria's lap: I was angry, frustrated, deeply suspicious of the coaching process, and certain that change was something I could manage on my own, if only I knew where to begin. In other words - I thought I was too good to be coached, and was trying it out as a last resort before throwing in the towel and committing to my new future as a bag lady.
 
Victoria met me exactly where I was. She heard me bitch about anything and everything, all the while helping me understand that the bulk of what I was bitching about was designed to steer me off course. Not only that, but she helped me see that I had created that design myself. I'm sure you can imagine how that went down, and if you can't, I have two words that cover the process: Not Pretty. 

However Not Pretty it got, Victoria did not back down for a second. She would listen to me push back, then help me dissect why I was pushing so hard. It was impossible to wallow under her fierce and thoughtful direction,  and I began to see it too. Yes, spying on the neighbor's parking job is a distraction. Yes, trying to micromanage the cats is a distraction. With Victoria's help, I was able to excavate the truth behind the anger, frustrations and distractions, and see that truth as my kindly motivator, rather than the monsters in my closet or old voices in my head. She was able to accomplish in a fairly short time what years of therapy had not - she created true and inexorable change in my life.

I don't toss around 'inexorable' lightly. It's a big meaty word meant to represent big meaty things, and that is exactly what Victoria does. She cleared the crap, and made me excited about trying new things. She doesn't use palliatives so easily tossed around these days that they are drained of any value - no 'lean in', no 'hold space', no one-size-fits-kind-of fill in the blank e-books, no feel good journal prompts. She'll never waste your time with anything less than completely and utterly personalized attention and directives. This is demanding work, and she holds both herself and you to the very highest standards.
 
If that sounds scary, it is, in the best possible sense, because you have your best guide, your most powerful visionary, and your most passionate supporter in Victoria. She has triggered, bolstered, encouraged, and sustained my journey in ways I couldn't envision, and she opened up paths that I never thought possible. Paths that I can't wait to follow. And that is worth everything to me. Everything.
 

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Hands down, working with Victoria has been the best investment I've made in my creativity and my business.

As  a long-time admirer of her work (as well as her being highly recommended by a colleague), I pushed myself to take a leap and reached out to get my side work back on track. I’d been doubting my ideas for so long, and Victoria's genuine interest and encouragement re-ignited my passion.

I’m elated to finally find someone who understands my strengths and my goals. I’ve worked with a lot of coaches who just didn’t get me. Connecting with her reaffirmed that I wasn't totally crazy.

In the few months since beginning our work together, I’ve designed product prototypes, begun building my website, and am in the process of writing a book.  I have a clear focus and have let go of all the mistakes and missteps that used to play on a loop in my head.

I’m more calm and more motivated. I’m EXPRESSING myself, and that is a HUGE shift for me!

Victoria's depth of knowledge and breadth of experience surprises me each time we talk, this woman knows her stuff! Plus I get her straight up creative feedback, in addition to the mentoring, and that is so rare.

Her honesty about her own journey as a creative practitioner inspires me to realize that we're all on a journey, and adventure is the name of the game! I sometimes think Victoria has extra ears, because she is able to hear things and capture them in a way that really resonates.

Victoria is someone who roots for me, pushes me, and encourages me to trust my gut and my path and to keep striving for what I know is possible.
 

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gina l. non-profit CEO

Before working with Victoria, I was feeling a particular pull to let the creative part of me see some long-needed daylight, yet I couldn't articulate the words, nor the sequence of actions, to make it happen. I was stuck! Plus, I had just landed a major career opportunity as the CEO of a nonprofit organization and was thrilled beyond belief, but had to admit to myself that my personal life was not in balance.

I wanted to cultivate more time, space, awareness and energy to connect to the parts of me calling for attention, and Victoria's clear, persistent, engaging and thoughtful support supported me through that process. Her style of communication is welcoming, fluid and genuine. She absolutely helped connect me to my untapped emotional and creative reserves that are now fueling my life, creativity, and plans for the future.

When I look back on my journey working with Victoria, what I appreciate most are: her keen sense of seeing below & beyond the surface of my commitments, habits, and shadows; her ability to make insightful connections that I could not see or was trying to avoid; and her approach to tangible and oh-so-relevant action steps to move toward changes that I was aching to implement. 

Victoria showed up to each session with her caring, inquisitive, intuitive, and analytical mind ready and open to listen, question, and synthesize. And I left each session refreshed, optimistic, encouraged, and feeling that I had just experienced unfettered authenticity (and great sense of humor) with someone who actively wanted to work with me, and be present for me.

I've implemented tangible changes in my life and mindset as a result of our work together, and I am grateful for the many nuggets of customized creative goodness that Victoria curated and created just for me.

Simply put, my sessions and Victoria's corresponding support exceeded my highest expectations and I look forward to the time when I can work with her again.

Thank you, Victoria, for such a fantastic experience!

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At the time, I was feeling stuck - without a spark of creativity. As a working artist, this is a problem!

I love what I do, but felt that I was in a place where my work was uninspired and that I wasn't creating anything new.

I've always felt a connection to Victoria through her newsletter & blog and knew that working together in any capacity would be a benefit to me.

As I started working with Victoria, I thought my issues were very basic artist problems. Not liking my work, comparison, etc. Turns out I had quite a few blocks that I didn't think were related to my creativity issues that actually were.

When they were brought to my attention, things started to shift.

I was fighting an inner battle between what I wanted to produce and what I thought was expected of me. Since working with her, I have let go of other's expectations of me. She made it clear to me that their expectations of me are none of my business.

Once that clicked in my brain, I instantly became clear about how I wanted to go forward. Changes happened quickly. I relaunched my website, re-wrote every piece of copy, and for the first time in ages, it all just felt right. I've been taking some classes and adding video to my offerings.  

The last few months have been amazing in the sense that not only have I produced more than I have in a long time, but it is coming easily. Without having to fight it.

I'm enjoy the process again and am happy to just create without worrying about the outcome before I've gotten there. I never doubted that I had the skills to create good work, but I was so concerned with how it would be perceived that it never felt authentic or like me. I look forward to my time in the studio now, I'm trying new things, playing with new things, and excited about what is to come!

I wouldn't have made any progress without Victoria's help.

If you are thinking about working with Victoria, just do it! I got so much from our work together and I grew so much in just a short amount of time.

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praise and love from creative ambrosia subscribers
 

While this subscription is no longer available as a stand-alone service, the heart + soul of Creative Ambrosia lives on within the concepts and curation woven into Open Sesame.

 
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praise and love from superluxe naming clients
 

For many years, entrepreneurs hired me to brainstorm brand names & tag lines. It was a whirlwind of branding magic.

Although the objective of Superluxe was different from my work today, it provided an amazing training ground for me to learn how to pull out the vulnerable truth from my client's creative vision, in order to craft language that not only embodied their business, but lit them up too. 

 
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kat kim, speaker, authro, image coach // Victoria saw the vision in my work. She helped me turn that passion into language that hit the nail on the head. Her process works. In record time, I was moving forward with The Beauty Uprising!
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