Find courage, confidence and clarity through creativity and self knowledge.
A big part of what keeps us feeling stuck in our lives or holds us back in doing the things we want is that we’ve lost the connection to who we are. There is an endless list of things that get in the way of who we are being and who we want to be. Life right now makes it so easy for us to betray our own needs and that’s why we’re left feeling depleted. And time keeps on, leaving us with a feeling of being left behind, although we’re not always sure what we’re missing out on.
What we’re missing out on is inside us. We’re missing out on being our true selves. On showing up in our own lives with courage and clarity, feeling our feelings and living life on our terms.
What if the answer to all of this can be found by tapping into your creative source and deepening your relationship with yourself? A part of you probably already knows it is, because you’re here reading this. Which means you probably also know it’s not as simple as picking up a camera or a pencil and paper. Or practising mindfulness, doing morning pages and affirmations. It takes courage and confidence and commitment to integrate creativity and self inquiry. It takes support, practice and a little bit of discomfort to make changes. If we don’t have those resources readily available, it’s easy to get derailed from our own attempts, no matter how much we want it.
Project Self is a deep honouring of the process of self knowledge that it takes to to become the most fully expressed version of you. The one who’s not afraid to be herself, who’s ok with being in the dark sometimes because she knows its temporary and the one who knows that joy and fulfilment are on the other size of her comfort zone.
Project Self is a quest for an empowered relationship with your inner being, the wise you that knows things and wants the best for you. It’s a playful dance between the expressed you and the you you haven’t met yet. It’s a commitment to rediscovering yourself and on that journey, developing a bond with creative practice that you won’t be able to let go of ever again. It’s a rebirthing of you and your inner creative soul.
This experience will have you both feeling seen and held while seeing and holding others and you will embody the power of creativity and how to harness it within yourself. Because that’s where it lives and that’s where it will always be.
Project Self is the ultimate form of self-care, and dedication to your own creative growth and personal evolution.
During this experience, you will:
The Project Self container is a combination of live online sessions, guided tasks and practices, and a private support group led by multi-disciplinary creative and coach, Katie Kolenberg.
Intakes are kept small (4-6 participants) for safety and ease of connection with others.
Membership is for women and non-binary only.
The container runs for just over 7 months (31 weeks).
Katie’s focus as leader and facilitator of this completely unique membership is on:
Members are encouraged to have an open-minded approach to creative mediums and to experiment and try new things, including visual arts, writing, object art, crafts and performance. Self portraiture is encouraged, but with a no rules approach. If you have absolutely no idea what or how you want to create, that is absolutely fine, as the platform will help you dive in and support you through the discovery process.
Our next intake starts the week beginning October 9th. For this intake, there will be a short break between block 1 and 2, over the holiday period, and it will conclude in June 2024. If you’re interested in signing up, please book a connection call with Katie (below), or head straight to the sign up form.
If you’re considering signing up but you’d like to find out more, please book a free connection call below.
This project is an opportunity:
Katie was born into a family of artists. Her mother is a textile artist and a photographer, while having accomplishments in printmaking, pottery and botanical illustration. Her father has dedicated his life to drawing and painting. Katie has explored almost every form of creative expression since she could walk – drawing, painting, embroidery, calligraphy, dance, singing, music, acting, poetry, creative writing, paper making, bookbinding, directing, jewellery making and more.
Before achieving tertiary qualifications with honours in graphic design, Katie studied theatre (acting) and spent most of her teenage years on stage. Her first entrepreneurial pursuit in her 20s was working as a bookbinder for Australian artists, and later she started a jewellery label. She has worked as a web designer, a publishing manager and a creative branding expert. She became a professional portrait photographer in her early 30s and achieved the highest accolades possible in her genre in the photography profession in Australia in just a few short years. Katie is nothing if not devoted to the pursuit of creativity as a life purpose.
Katie has been working as a coach since 2019 in both the business and creative spaces and she’s an experienced teacher, leader and the director of two creative businesses.
Her favourite thing about working with women is their innate ability to access their inner wisdom, felt sense and vulnerability. This is the foundation of leaning into creativity, so she knows you are born to do this work.
The project has three blocks or stages.
Each week there will be a creative or self discovery task to complete, and you will submit this into our support group. The support group is also there as an anchor, for weekly updates, receiving guidance/insight and connecting with each other.
Payment options are:
Katie recommends devoting one hour of time every week to Project Self (not including the 90 minute calls every second week), however advises that the deeper your investment, the more you’ll gain.
If you’re considering signing up but you’d like to find out more, or connect with Katie to see if Project Self is right for you, please book a free connection call below.
Our next intake starts the week beginning October 9th. For this intake, there will be a short break between block 1 and 2, over the holiday period, and it will conclude in June 2024. If you’re interested in signing up, please book a connection call with Katie or use one of the payment options below.