Isobel Smith started The Flying Club when her creative life completely turned around after following The Artists Way (self development manual). She left a 15 year-long career in Graphic Design to become an award winning puppeteer, and now performance artist – not avenues she had even considered before. She is passionate about encouraging others to follow their dreams too.
Amazed that a series of simple exercises could lead to such profound life changes, she began to research further, investigating all the books, manuals and guides she could lay her hands on and quickly recognized that they are all underpinned by similar coaching techniques and it is the way the tools are combined and framed that makes the process a success, or not. Many were just too long and others too slight, Isobel devised The Flying Club Process to be just right.
She has simplified, refined and adapted her courses over the years to concentrate on encouraging self-acceptance and delight in the journey, rather than the traditional coaching focus on results alone. The warm, nurturing and highly effective techniques used in The Flying Club Process back, champion and ra-ra each of our own uniquely fabulous ways of being.
Isobel Smith is a performance artist / sculptor. (Website: isobelsmith.org). She practices what she preaches – the Flying Club process lead her back to study as a mature student and she graduated from Royal College of Art in 2017. Isobel’s bronze sculpture: ‘Crying the Neck (Bunny)’ was purchased by Charles Saatchi and exhibited in Known Unknowns exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery throughout 2018. She has performed at Tate Modern in response to the Joan Jonas exhibition.
In 2017 The Flying Club Coaching was shortlisted for an InnovationRCA award and she received world-class mentoring to develop it for their ‘The Future of Work: Our Place in the World’ project.
Isobel is an experienced course leader, tutor and mentor having run courses and workshops at West Dean College, Royal College of Art, Barbican Centre, John Hansard Gallery, Phoenix Brighton.
Fasten your seat belt … and prepare for your own life to take off in magical and unexpected ways!
© Isobel Smith 2013