PROVEN STRATEGIES AND PRACTICAL TOOLS FOR

STRONG FOUNDATIONS

Now Available for Online Coaching

ABOUT ME

Hey, my name is Rachel (she/her) and I am a fabrication artist and creative coach based in Los Angeles, CA, USA. (www.racheldmark.com)

 

After six years in software development, I took a leap of faith and quit my video-game programming gig to go back to school for art and animation. Through pragmatism, hard work, persistence, and my "don't be a dick" mantra, I realized my dreams and found my way into paid full-time work in stop-motion in 2013.

 

Nature enthusiast, maker, painter, fabricator, hacker, sculptor, digital modeler, cat mom, lifetime learner, and ADHDer. 

My mission is to empower others to pursue their creative dreams, fulfill their artistic potential, and live a well-rounded life.

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philosophy

This is a living document that is actively evolving as ideas take shape and crystalize. Please bear with me, as my philosophy is subject to change, often for the better!

  1. Whole Creatives -- Artists are more fruitful when we are grounded in a whole and balanced life.

  2. Intrinsic Creativity -- Creativity is a birthright, not limited to a select few. Like any muscle, it needs regular exercise.

  3. Farm Inspiration -- Inspiration is not as elusive as we are led to believe, it can be tapped into, cultivated, and reliably and harvested

  4. Open to Change -- To make powerful changes in our lives, we must begin by making changes in our thinking. 

  5. Strength-based Solutions -- Gaining a deeper understanding of our strengths leads to building lasting solutions.

  6. Learn to Coach Yourself -- I want to share my knowledge with you so that you can learn to coach yourself.

  7. Enjoy the Journey -- The personal journey to finding one’s own creative self-expression can be enjoyable, rewarding, and full of experimentation

  8. Safe Travels -- We all need support from time to time, you do not have to go it alone!

Methodology

 
WHole Creatives

I follow a holistic approach to building a strong foundational life that supports your creative ambitions. Working together, we can discover and leverage your unique strengths to create a customized action plan and map your journey.  A strong foundation includes home environment, relationships, nutrition, exercise, sleep, support network, life visioning, and so much more!

ADD/ADHD Specialization*

Have you ever struggled with poor time management, emotional overwhelm, impulsivity, time-blindness, brain-fog, lack of focus, hyper-focus, procrastination, or a messy and disorganized environment? Yeah, me too!

In addition to creative coaching, I specialize in working with people with ADD/ADHD. As a fellow ADHDer, this intersection is near and dear to my heart, and I truly believe that the world is best served when all artists are able to fulfill their creative potential.

 

* You do not need to have a formal diagnosis to work with me, nor do you need to self identify as an ADD/ADHD type to benefit from my services and resources.

 

Services

Creative Coaching

Leveraging your unique strengths we will work together to build a sustainable, individualized plan with strategies and habits that support you in fulfilling your potential.

 

Topics include:

  • Finding your artistic voice

  • Life visioning / goal-setting

  • Strength assessment

  • Identifying challenges

  • Establishing strong foundations

  • Building better habits

  • Personal operations manual

Mentoring

I have over 7 years of industry experience as a painter, sculptor, and fabricator in live-action and stop-motion animation. All levels are welcome.

 

Topics include:

  • Finding your artistic voice

  • Portfolio direction

  • Fabrication techniques

  • Website creation

  • Community networking

  • Job application

  • Production pipeline

Combination

We all need a little support from time to time, and often it's difficult to determine what would be most helpful. Whatever you are struggling with, I am here to talk!

Some examples:

  • Unlock dormant creativity

  • Navigate career transition

  • Work through blocks

  • Build a sustainable practice

  • Cultivate a habit of completion

  • Time and project management

  • Recover after "burn out"
     

 

Rates

As we begin our work together, I usually recommend that we meet once a week for the first four weeks to work through life visioning, goals setting, identifying obstacles, and strength-finding exercises. After this life-mapping period, I offer clients the option to meet every other week (twice a month) for on-going support if they so chose. To make powerful changes in our lives, we must begin by making changes in our thinking. Deep change like this takes time. Typically I work with clients for 3 to 6 months, to share everything that I have learned about personal transformation and self-coaching. My intention is that you eventually walk away with all of the foundational tools you need to continue to coach yourself.

1-on-1 Coaching Rates

My rate structure is super simple:

  • $100 -- 1 hour

  • $125 -- 1.5 hour

FREE CONSULTATION

I offer a free phone or Zoom video consultation to all potential clients. This call takes about 15-20 minutes and gives us a chance to see if we would make a good fit and determine what kind of support best suits your unique needs.

​All sessions are conducted either by phone or via video conferencing using Zoom. You do not need to purchase Zoom to use it, you only need your internet browsing device with a web camera and microphone.

Payments + Refunds

Payments are made 24 hours prior to each session or can be billed automatically on a monthly basis. You decide what works best for you. You may cancel your upcoming or recurring sessions at any time, simply send me an email with written notice at least 24 hours prior to our next session and I will fully refund you for any unused sessions. 

 
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FREE CONSULTATION

I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to all potential clients. This call gives us a chance to see if we would make a good fit and help determine what kind of support best suits your unique needs.

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