Lighting the way for creative professionals

I’ve coached photographers, painters, writers, filmmakers, producers – even a chef. Here’s what some of my clients have had to say about our work together:

“Elaine is like a beacon in the foggy night. She illuminates the potential courses one might take, but never forces a path. She has incredible recall, compassion, and integrity. Unlike some coaches who coach because they can not ‘do,’ Elaine is a seasoned pro, well connected, knowledgeable, and thoroughly grounded.” – Marketing professional, March 30, 2011

“Elaine is an encouraging mentor and inspiring coach who has had a profound influence on my professional development. Her support, direction, and guidance helped me identify specific goals and create the roadmap needed to reach them. If you are looking for a coach to help you achieve success, I highly recommend Elaine, as she brings forth a wealth of knowledge, experience, and insight.”
– Writer, February 28, 2011

“Elaine recently helped me take a very big leap in my career. I was at a very complex crossroad, and wanted to hire a career coach who could help me arrive at my next destination. I don’t think I could have found anyone better than Elaine to help guide me. From the first meeting I knew that this process was all about me. While she obviously has experience and expertise, she never once forced a path or set process on me. Elaine helped me weigh my options, reconsider everything I thought I knew, exposed my strengths and weaknesses, and best of all, got me to open my mind to all possibilities. I made a career choice that I did not expect to make, and have no regrets. If I had not hired Elaine, I may not have considered where I have landed professionally.”
– Creative Director, February 27, 2011

“Floundering in confusion, self-doubt, and real-life loss, I sort of stumbled into working with Elaine. Suggested by my wife, I was initially insulted and generally closed off to the idea of asking someone for help with my career. After some time my guard dropped just enough for me to research this person’s information. Learning about Elaine’s track record and resume was not only impressive, but slightly intimidating. My curiosity piqued, I reached for the phone and set up our first meeting — with a handshake and smile we began. Open, honest, and truly engaged, I found myself opening up to Elaine immediately. After a dozen meetings my focus had sharpened, my instincts returned. A helping hand, a boost up, a shove, whatever you want to call it, that’s what Elaine did for me. I consider her not only a powerful ally, but a friend. What I most think about Elaine’s coaching and encouragement is that line that I heard over and over…’I want you to do it your way, Glenn.’ Not only are the strobes firing off in my studio again but my golf game has never been better(!). A port in the storm, I am blessed to have crossed paths with Elaine Davis.”
– Photographer, August 20, 2010

Considering coaching? Get in touch with Elaine.