Services

What type of private coaching do I offer?

My ultimate goal is to help you succeed in your career, so I’m happy to support you every step of the way. If you’re struggling to describe the work in your portfolio, I can help you tell your story and connect with your audience. Once you’ve got that figured out, I can coach you on how to present it passionately and confidently. Need to write an artist statement or application essay? I can help with that too. And if you have an interview coming up, I’m happy to give tips or feedback in a practice session.

How will communication coaching benefit you?

Job offers, praise from coworkers, more successful meetings, and increased confidence are all benefits reported by my past clients.

How will communication coaching benefit you?

Job offers, praise from coworkers, more successful meetings, and increased confidence are all benefits reported by my past clients.

Learn to tell your portfolio story in a way that will help you connect with your audience and show your unique value.

Gain the confidence to interview, apply for a new opportunity, or present your work with less stress and more passion.

Receive feedback that is encouraging and easy to implement from a coach who understands art and design.

Get ESL help with intonation, grammar, or understanding the culture of the U.S. as you prepare to share your work.

Who else have I helped?

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Many international students learned how to express themselves confidently and describe their work clearly in my classes at the Academy of Art University and the California College of the Arts. I guided students from over 20 different majors, from Animation to Web Design, during my five years as an Instructor.

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Professional designers from companies such as Yelp, Google, and Uber have sought me out for help with their language skills when writing portfolio descriptions or preparing for interviews, presentations, and meetings.
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I’ve also given writing workshops for professional art and design organizations such as AIGA, Artspan, and the Maker Faire.

Reviews

My main concern was that I wouldn’t get my money’s worth if I enrolled for virtual coaching. In the end though, I can confidently say that every penny that I spent was worth it.

Newton, Private Coaching

Jessica focused on my specific needs and tailor the sessions to my needs, was well prepared, explained and presented the topics in a very clear and simple way. I felt that the sessions were very effective.

Maria Augusta, Private Coaching

She gave me many good methods to improve my communication and presentation skills. After these trainings, my managers and colleagues felt that my communication and presentation got better than before.

Sean, Private Coaching

How does it work?

I encourage everyone who is interested in coaching to begin with a free 30-minute Zoom chat where I can answer any questions you may have. I’ll give you a few general suggestions, and you can get a feel for my coaching style. If it seems like a good fit, we can discuss the next steps to get you a spot on my calendar.

What do I offer?

There are two main services I provide for my clients. I help them get their portfolio writing clear and polished, but in a way that tells their unique story. I also offer private coaching for people that want help preparing their application materials, doing interview prep, or who want feedback on their presentation skills.

What do I offer?

There are two main services I provide for my clients. I help them get their portfolio writing clear and polished, but in a way that tells their unique story. I also offer private coaching for people that want help preparing their application materials, doing interview prep, or who want feedback on their presentation skills.

PORTFOLIO WRITING

If you’re not feeling confident about the writing in your portfolio, I suggest this Portfolio Writing Workbook. It’s a good starting point to be sure you’ve got all the necessary content and that you share your story in a way that shows your unique value. I designed it based on the problems I most commonly see in the portfolios I review.

I also offer full Portfolio Language Reviews for creatives who want more support in their portfolio writing, but the exercises in this workbook are still the best place to start. It’s very difficult to give good feedback until you have all the necessary content and the workbook helps you get that.

PRIVATE COACHING

It can be intimidating to apply for a new opportunity, but I’m here to support you throughout the process. I offer feedback on your artist statement, resume, or application essay to help you be clear and convincing. And if your presentation or interview skills aren’t what you want them to be, I can share my expertise to help you practice and feel more confident.

The rate depends on whether the feedback is written, live on Zoom, or a video exchange, but typically I charge $50/hour or $65 per full page. If you’d like to get a quote for your specific situation, just email me and I’ll give you some options!