A taste of my own coaching medicine – 11 days to go!

Inspired by the brave steps and amazing progress of my coaching clients, I decided it was time to take my own advice and follow my dream to go to the Royal College of Art.

I am Isobel Smith, an artist/puppeteer known through my cutting-edge puppetry company Grist to the Mill, and courses at the recently co-founded Brighton Puppetry School.

As well as my own practice I am passionate about championing the creativity of others. Over the past four years, through my Flying Club Creative Coaching, I have inspired, enabled, cajoled and ra-raa’d the artistic ambitions of others – witnessing exciting adventures as they launched their creative journeys, and as New Year 2015 came in I began to feel that it was time for me to embark on a new chapter and try a dose of my own coaching medicine! I followed the Flying Club Process that had worked so well for others, slaying fears, discarding excess baggage and daring to begin …

I was over the moon to be awarded a place to study Sculpture/Performance at the prestigious Royal College of Art, London.

I very nearly didn’t apply, fearing the idea was ridiculous and I’d left it too late, but I went ahead anyway. I thought it was important for my students too that I practice what I preach. I’ve come so far, it would be disappointing to miss out on this opportunity of a life-time because of lack of funding.


The two year full time MA starts this September 29th, it costs £9,500 a year and I’m delighted to have been granted a RCA bursary of £3000. I need £3000 so I can take my place on 29th September and the rest in January 2016. I have launched a HUBBUB campaign to raise much needed funds so I can afford to take up my place. LINK: http://spsr.me/1KYf9WN

I am offering some great rewards for my sponsors on HUBBUB – including a place on a Flying Club Creative Coaching Day – perhaps you’ll launch yourself into new creative possibilities! There are just 11 days to go to help me reach my target. Please visit my page and follow progress, help me spread the word or sponsor me if you can, you’ll be making a dream possible if you do x

(Thank you for you attention, there’s more info on my HUBBUB page)