Separating YOUR VALUE as a human from your professional identity.
SPEAKING UP FOR YOURSELF during meetings and gigs and being confident that you are the expert in the room.
Trusting yourself to SAY NO TO WORK when your plate is full.
Taking ACTIONS YOU TRUST without ruminating or feeling guilty.
Being deliberate and STAYING FOCUSED instead of caving to impulses and distractions
I mean, seriously, How many times have you Tried:
Asking for advice from friends, family, and co-workers
Being mean to yourself like, "just get off your ass you loser!"
Hoping a vacation will make problems go away
Overworking to get recognition
Reading a thousand articles and listening to a thousand podcasts
isn't it ABOUT TIME?...
You learned to prioritize what you want instead of putting out constant fires?
You developed the fortitude to turn down low-paying work?
You were seen as a leader in your community instead of obsessing over shortcomings?
You expressed your ideas and opinions without worrying about judgement?
You made decisions deliberately and saw them moving you in the right direction?
Here are some REAL LIFE OUTCOMES achieved by creatives like you through coaching:
Quitting a toxic job and Landing A new one that pays more.
Raising prices and getting more respect from clients.
Getting promoted to company leadership.
Starting two new creatively fulfilling companies at once.
Repairing a marriage that was falling apart.
getting back in shape while working from home with kids.
Restructuring a busy agency and becoming its main strategist.
The list goes on!
Hey! I'm Danny. And I've been where you are.
Being a coach doesn't mean I'm the best at life or will dictate how to live yours. I actually drove myself into burnout for years, making it hard to enjoy pretty much anything. I was an internationally published, award-winning photojournalist and frequent contributor to The New York Times. But I didn’t feel successful until I changed what success really meant to me, and then learned how to sustain it.
I'm now an NYU-trained and ICF-certified coach dedicated to helping creatives go from feeling stuck and overwhelmed to smashing goals. I use my superpowers of powerful questioning, detailed observation and clear communication to the coaching mission. My clients include creative professionals of all kinds– company leaders, freelancing parents, idealistic entrepreneurs, introverted artists– who share in common the desire to rise above their perceived limitations and create the life they dream of.
The Full Frame Coaching Program:
A 12-week, one-on-one coaching program for creative professionals to move beyond the self-doubt and uncertainty so that they can show up as the person they're most proud of every damn day. It’s a no-nonsense, supportive, evidence-based process that follows my proprietary framework and empowers you to obtain the results you want most for yourself.
Here's How it works
I know how it feels to be in limbo. It can be scary to think about the future and consider what decisions to make without feeling exhausted. That's why I've developed a methodological framework that consistently works. It's the scaffolding under my coaching process that gets you results.
Here is a basic breakdown of what we work on, in three categories: Goals, Mindset, and Strategy.
1.1 From Avoid To approach
Switch focus from what you DON'T want to what you DO want.
1.2 Core Motivation
Tune into your intrinsic drivers and throw away the shoulds.
1.3 Blocks and Blinders
Identify what is actually getting in the way that you can't see on your own. Biases, stories, structures.
Become your own ally and help yourself succeed rather than getting in your own way. Learn to prioritize yourself well.
Understand what's happening underneath all the noise so you have access to improve upon it.
Change the way you talk to yourself so you can accept and embrace reality with more optimism.
Once you *see* what's happening and *accept* yourself kindly you have more freedom to take beneficial actions.
Decide on actions based on a solid foundation of thought and feeling, not just throwing spaghetti at the wall.
3.1 Reality Check
Get real about where you're at and design actions that fit who you are and what you really need to succeed.
3.2 S.M.A.R.T. Goals
The difference between a "would be nice" idea and a goal that gets done and benefits you.
3.3 Making it stick
Design a system of learning and accountability that will make your growth an integral part of the new you.
What does it look like in practice?
12 weeks of private coaching
Weekly 60-minute face-to-face sessions via Zoom. Simple scheduling.
Ongoing support between sessions whenever you need it- I'm in your corner the whole time.
Specific and relevant exercises and resources for your particular situation. No generic workbooks. Only what you need based on your goals.
Weekly pre and post-session reflections to help you keep track of progress.
Wake up every day excited to contribute your ideas at work, without dreading others' judgments.
Finally you will...
Learn to get in the zone and be productive when you choose to, so you can finally separate your personal and work time.
Experience the freedom to enjoy relationships and activities outside of work because you are confident in being both “on” and “off”.
This IS for you if:
Committing the time, effort, energy and financial investment to overcome burnout and live a better life sounds like an awesome idea.
You’re tired of superficial fixes and generic advice that don’t stick.
You’re sick of the same excitement/defeat cycles that drain your hope.
You’re done with uncertainty ruling your life while you get dragged along.
You are motivated to challenge yourself and grow.
This is NOT for you if:
You’re looking for a one-session quick fix. Coaching is a full process that takes time!
You want someone to tell you what to do and take the responsibility off your shoulders.
Investing in this program will cause a financial tailspin or leave you in a deep debt ditch.
You’re not serious about committing and making the necessary changes.
You are depressed and/or anxious to the extent it’s significantly hindering your daily functioning.
You are struggling with substance abuse, trauma, abusive relationships, or other deep-seated emotional obstacles.
Here’s what happens when you click the button:
You'll choose a time slot that fits your schedule.
You'll answer a few basic questions.
I’ll review, and if we’re a good fit you’ll get a confirmation email with your Zoom link.
It’s OK to not know exactly what you want yet. In fact, that’s the point! I will support you in figuring out what you want and how to best achieve it.
This process will help you get out of the quicksand and maintain forward momentum.
By the time you’re done you’ll have long-term strategies that serve your strengths and the way you uniquely think.
You will build an exciting new reality, based on goals and measures of success that feel right.
Client Success Stories
I credit my work with Danny for having effected major shifts in my clarity and mindset with respect to my creative practice, which in turn has led to major changes in my life circumstances. I now find myself in a period of professional thriving and abundance that has been unprecedented in my life to date, and I am grateful beyond words for these outcomes.
I began with a rather daunting decision-problem about my career path as the focus of our work, and within a few focused sessions he had provided me with enough of a fresh perspective that I was able to quickly narrow in on the path I really desired and start outlining actions and benchmarks toward my new goals. And he fostered a great sense of trust and openness throughout.
My coaching with Danny was enlightening. He helped me uncover some very deeply held work philosophies, helped me articulate what I needed my next career step to be and what process I needed to do to get there. I set a major goal of getting to my next career step in a new job. Not only did I achieve that, with Danny’s coaching I was confident to ask above offer and ultimately received quite a bit over the original offer with an added bonus!
"It's like having a really unbiased, wise person in your brain. It's not just you running in circles and circles."
- Jenesis G., Team Leader and Urban Planner
The journey from "Old Marie" to "New Marie".
- Marie L, Registered Nurse