life & Career coach

dina grishin

One-to-One monthly coaching to help get focused in your business (and life) so you can charge what you’re worth, work with clients you love and have that work life fun balance you’ve been craving for. 

 Coaching for the

Self-Employed

Being a self-employed creative is one of the bravest things you can do. 

There's no script, no tried-and-tested formula for how you do this. 

Others have done what you've done before, but every creative is different. 

So how do you know you're doing it right?
How do you know if this is the correct amount of doubt to feel? 
Are there better ways of organising your work and time?

YOU GET A COACH. 

Someone who's coached creatives before. 
Someone who's done it themselves before. 
Someone who can cheerlead, as well as challenge. 
Someone who knows how to work WITH the mind, not against it. 
Someone to hold you accountable to do the work, but that can recommend strategies and shortcuts you may not know. 

The problem

Get you know YOUR personal creative working mode so you can work WITH it, not AGAINST it. 
Some creatives work well in intense bursts, others need spaciousness in their schedule and time doing nothing. 
Some need a quiet airy space, others need other creatives around them. 
Discovering how you work best is the most freeing thing you can do for yourself. No more mental punishment for 'wasting' time. We'll work out a schedule that works to yous strengths and that actually sticks. 

The Possibilities

What you choose to focus on in your coaching sessions is totally up to you.
But here's a taste of the areas we zone in on that truly move the needle in your growth. 

Money, pricing and visibility (putting your work out there) - it's all connected! We work on overcoming the fear of criticism and rejection, so you can share your work with the world (in a way that doesn't give you the ick) and you can set your prices that reflect your value (so you don't end up undercharging, overworking and burning out). 

Your creative process

Money, pricing & visibility

How do you keep going through the dips? By getting clear on what fulfils you, where you want to go, and what it's all for. Zoning in on your strengths, values and vision is going to help you build unshakeable direction, focus and self-belief through the process. 

Vision, values & strenghts

— Katie Bauer, artist & photographer

When I went to Dina, I felt like I had no direction at all, so it was difficult to even articulate where I could use the help. She was able to pinpoint things I needed to hear to find my own clarity. 
She helped me understand myself better. Even though I had done so many years of self discovery, journaling, and self help, nothing beats having a one on one conversation with someone who is trained to see what you're not seeing.

How it works

Everyone signs up for 3 months so we have time to get to know each other, work on your goals, and build some momentum. 

After that we check in and see if you're all good and sorted, or you want to pause so you can implement, or you want to continue diving deeper. 

You can continue for another 3 months or take it 1 month at a time. 

SOUND GOOD?

Your next step is to fill out a short application form and schedule a call.
This call and form is to assess your fit for this program.
 and answer any questions you have. 
 This offer is only available for self-employed creatives and freelancers. 



  • A deep intake survey that takes a 360 look at your world now and asks what you want to achieve over 3 months.

  • 1x 90 min Intake call for the first month

  • 1 x 60 min call per month

  • Email summaries after coaching calls

  • Unlimited support via Telegram (similar to WhatsApp) in between sessions for texts or voice notes. 

3 MONTHS

What you get

The investment

per month
(£1,050 total)

£350

Paying monthly

sign up

3 MONTHS

NEXT

  • Continue for 1 month at a time

  • Or, commit to 3 months more of coaching

IF YOU CONTINUE

ONE MONTH: Pay £350 per month

3 MONTHS: Pay 3 months in full and get a 10% discount (£945 total)

— Elodie Fromenteau, Fashion Stylist & Creative Director

Coaching has given me a real sense of discipline - Organising myself more efficiently as a freelance stylist has helped my time management considerably and has therefore taken my business to next level. Dina's words were priceless, I really connected with her in the sense that she understood so brilliantly the message that I want to communicate in this world and I am beyond excited for my future - forever grateful.”

The process

First:
Deep Intake 

We don't just hop into the problem. We get to know each other first, because, hello, we've just met!
The key to a successful transformation is trust and safety in the coaching relationship. You won't open up unless you feel safe, and you won't let yourself commit to the process unless you trust the coach. 
But that's not the only reason I spend time here. 
The first call is 90 mins so I can get to know you - your inspirations, motivations, experiences with failure and decision-making, and your hopes and dreams. This means we know where to focus on.  I remind you of your past triumphs and hold onto the hope when you feel like letting go. And I share psychology approaches and coaching tools to resource you to navigate setbacks differently. 

Then:
Monthly calls

Also:
Weekly Accountability

This is a chance to debrief the month gone. We zero in on what went well and what needs attention. Then, what needs attention gets attention lol. You may just need to talk something through, or you may need some CBT exercises to help unpack a belief, or your sabotages may need calling out and challenging, or a big mammoth tasks needs breaking down into chunks. Whatever you need, you'll leave with insight, inspiration and invigoration. 
We sometimes think we don't need accountability. "I'll get things done (in my own time)."
I certainly was one of those. But then I got a weekly accountability buddy and now I can't picture life without one. 
Sometimes we don't notice stress creeping up on us or our mood slipping into a funk, until we voice out loud our expectations and our thoughts. 
But our accountability buddy can spot it, save us from dipping lower and give our mood and mind a little lift. 
It also makes you feel less alone in our weekly heroic battles with out To Do list.   

You’ll get your portfolio, website, offerings all finally done. Hello accountability!

You’ll work through any sneaky money blocks you may have so you can raise your rates, create sustainable income and clear your fear of success (that’s a legit fear that people don’t even know they have!)

We’ll work on defining your version of success and develop a roadmap to get you there. Is it 4 day working weeks? Is it travelling and working? Is it winning awards or making a difference to causes you’re passionate about?

You get to learn psychology tricks to help you work more effectively. Ciao procrastination!

You will leave with a deep knowledge of how to hone your specific creative process so you don’t get burnt out and you know how to set yourself up for success.

By the end of this program you will:

The results

Ready to start?

SIGN ME UP

You’ve been working as a creative for a while now. This program isn’t for fresh graduates.

You’ve done some personal development work already but you crave some one-on-one attention to expedite your personal growth.

Deep down love what you do, even if you’re a bit burnt out now, you always want to be doing something creative. 

You have big dreams and ideas for what your future life looks like. It’s ok if the dreams feel a bit too big or far away, we’ll get them closer to you! 

You are an action taker. If there’s meaningful homework to do, you’ll do it because you want to grow and get feedback. 

You have causes and projects you really care about and you want to make a difference in this world (in whatever way that is for you).

This is for you if:

Yes, but can career coaching help ME?

That's all we really want to know, right?
Well, here are some professions I've helped before.
And you can check out the client case studies HERE.

Wanna see if I can help you?

Book a free call

  • Creative Directors

  • Graphic Designers

  • Business Analysts

  • IT Consultants

  • Photographers

  • Artists

  • Fashion Designers

  • UX Designers

  • Jewellery Designers

  • Hair Salon Owners
  • Art Directors

  • Researchers

  • Marketing

  • Sales managers

  • Communications Manager

  • Account managers

  • Operations managers

  • Team leaders

  • Policy Advisors

  • Strategists

Testimonials

Here's what it's like working with me 1:1

Before I started working with Dina I was all caught up in stress about what I thought I SHOULD be doing with my work whereas now I'm much happier just enjoying what I AM doing. She's helped me to relax and enjoy my work more, build confidence and visibility among peers and clients. To recognise strengths and put energy there, building on an already good thing. She really helped me get over certain hurdles too, by breaking the tasks down into manageable enjoyable steps and with a real focus on progress not perfection which helped me so much!

- Tilly Kaye
Founder of Zero to Product
London, UK 

“Coaching has been amazing. I think every single creative should have a coach. It is hard to work as a sensitive human being and feel criticised when the person criticising may only just have a different vision. It is also harder to manage personal life and work especially as a freelancer and it’s nice to have someone guide you or just tell you that whatever you are feeling-you are not the only one. Creativity is hard, it doesn’t come everyday it’s not math there is no real answer. A coach will help you find something close enough to an answer and make you feel like you are worth it!”

"Coaching was one of those things that I didn't know I needed until I actually did it. I'm very glad I did because it's been amazing and I think all creatives should try it. I came to Dina while recovering from injuries and I was struggling with the adjustment back to working while still recovering. I was generally negative, anxious, depressed and had lost a lot of faith in myself and my photography work.
Working with Dina has helped me find a new appreciation for myself and look at things from a different perspective, reevaluate what I had been doing and even gave me the words and tools to work on issues I could never verbalise before. Dina has helped put me on a new braver path, shift my head space to a much more positive and appreciative one and generally helped me grow. 
Coaching has helped me find more balance in my life, open my mind, give me more clarity and made me feel like I'm worth it."

- Mahaut Harley
Art Director & Collage artist
Paris, France

- Anthony Tosello
Photographer
Melbourne, Australia

MORE TESTIMONIALS

 for the creative soul

To give you a flavour of my teaching and my beliefs, here are two Instagram videos I shot sharing gems from other creatives.

Creatives are the cultural heroes we need

When your creative work feels hard

Tidbits

Ready to start?

If you're on the fence, you can always book a free call to talk it through below or DM me on Insta HERE.

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