Are You An Artist Looking for a Christian Life Coach?
Christian Life Coaching for Artists
Connect with Matt and join other artists from around the world who are on the journey to becoming all God designed them to be!
Live Events for Artists
Since 2010, Matt has hosted the Gathering of Artisans conference in addition to speaking at churches and conferences around the world.
Books & Audio Resources
Learn from Matt's own journey as well as the divine insight he has on how to connect with Heaven, create with God and thrive!
ONE ARTIST'S STORY...
"So many things have changed since I started this group about 7-8 months ago. I've begun painting in a new way... which I am loving. I'm getting great feedback on this new way. It has been birthed in a place of confidence and faith that God is in control of my art business. I co-labor with Him and through Matt's group I've been given tools to make that happen. The community of this group is priceless. I will continue to be a part of this group and am excited to see the growth in others and myself. It truly has been a gift from God in my life." D. Nell, artist member of Created to Thrive
6 Questions You Should Ask When Choosing a Christian Life Coach...
Choosing someone to walk with you on life's journey is probably one of the most important choices you'll make, especially if you're an artist. Why? Because who you choose determines what seeds you're going to plant in your life and ultimately, what fruit is going to be produced. As you consider choosing a Christian Life Coach to help you on your journey as an artist, let me offer a few questions you need to ask:
- Do they have actual experience or just good ideas?
Two of the big frustrations I hear from artists who are seeing a Christian Life Coach is that the people offering the coaching haven't actually been successful themselves or that they have good ideas but don't involve the Holy Spirit in the coaching process. They may be professional consultants but have never actually made a living selling art and relying on God in their business. Artists who choose to work with me as their life coach really value the fact that I have been and continue to be a very successful working artist who is making a six-figure income from my art and thriving creatively while listening to the voice of the Lord to guide me in my life, art and business.
- Is this a one-sided relationship, or is there opportunity for actual interaction?
Many online and so-called "artist mentorship programs" out there are simply archives of information. One thing I've learned over the years in mentoring hundreds of artists is that real change only happens when there's good information AND powerful interaction both empowered by the Holy Spirit. However, interaction with a Christian Life Coach is not the only interaction that's needed. It's also important to connect with others on the same journey for encouragement and collaboration. In my "Created to Thrive Artist Mentorship Program" we offer both weekly interaction with me through live q/a sessions and a vibrant Facebook community with other artists in the program.
- Can I access their resources when and where I want?
How and when you learn depends on so many variables. I know life happens and so that's why I've made all my resources available anywhere, anytime, 24/7 via my members-only website. You can also interact with other artists on the journey through our Created to Thrive Artist Mentorship Program Facebook community.
- Is Christian Life Coaching actually going to help me on my journey as an artist?
Again, lots of consultants out there have good ideas, but are they actually practical and proven? Because everything I share and impart to the members of Created to Thrive is based in my own journey and best practices as a thriving artist, you can rest assured that the tips, tricks and methodology I teach are from a Christian perspective based in God's Word, have a proven track record and actually work. I'm an internationally celebrated artist, recognized by the Smithsonian Museum of American Art's Renwick Gallery as an American Artist Under 40 (2011) and a member of the prestigious Southern Highland Craft Guild. I also continue to serve in my local church where I lead worship, something I've done for over 25 years. The proof of how I coach artists is in my own business and in the lives of countless members of Created to Thrive who are now experiencing success in their art.
- Do they have a holistic approach?
I believe thriving as an artist is not just about being a better artist but rather aligning with your divine design as an artist. As Christians, we believe everything else flows out of that foundational relationship with God. If you don't know who you are, what you want, where you're going and what God says about all of that, no marketing trick is going to enable you to live the life you were designed to live. My Christian Life Coaching program is so unique because it is all about the convergence of a healthy, vibrant spiritual identity in Christ, growing in your artist excellence and learning how to establish, cultivate and grow a thriving art business. It's a holistic approach to artist coaching from a uniquely Christian perspective.
- Are we connecting on a spiritual level?
I believe who you receive from has a big determining factor on what fruit gets produced in your life. As a Christian, it's important that I mentor other artists from that perspective. I believe each person is divinely endowed in a supernatural investment and it's my great honor to help you uncover that investment as led by the Holy Spirit. You were created to be an artist that releases the supernatural life and light of God.
Matt Tommey - Christian Life Coach
Matt is a sculptural basketry artist (many have called him the Dale Chihuly of Baskets) from Asheville, North Carolina, internationally known motivational speaker & author of 4 books including Unlocking the Heart of the Artist (2011), Crafting Your Brand (2013), Creativity According to the Kingdom (2015) & Created to Thrive (2017).
In 2009, Matt formed The Worship Studio, a nonprofit dedicated to "Raising up an Army of Artists to Reveal God's Glory" and has since produced numerous resources for artists to help them align with their divine design and thrive. He is also the founder & host of the popular Christian artist conference, Gathering of Artisans.
As a Christian life coach, Matt's passion is helping artists learn to thrive spiritually, creatively and financially so they can live the life they were divinely designed to live.