"The retreat in Santa Fe was once again Magical. Kathy and Cyncie create a safe space for sharing and provide professional creative learning for all participants. They have the ability to help you release and embrace your “angels”, your muse, your inner critic so that you are filled and renewed with creative energy."
Annamarie Mead, 2018
Boulder County Arts Alliance is proud to include Kathy Beekman of ArtCoaching for You in our list of regular speakers. She is a true professional and we are delighted to work with her. Attendees at Kathy’s presentations give her high marks for providing inspiration, encouragement and useful information. She offers a variety of engaging workshops that we and our members continually find relevant. Thank you, Kathy!
Crystal Polis, Communications Director, Boulder County Arts Alliance
Kathy and Cyncie are a dynamic duo. Real, practical, and deeply grounded, their work is brilliant, a revolution of sorts, for living well with creativity…this retreat was an investment in my creativity at a soul level. I am changed!”
"What an amazing presentation! I learned so many strategies and ways to market my art, embrace my fear and not let it drive the car! Thanks ladies!!! Annamarie Mead
It was good to revisit some of the marketing concepts with respect to one's art. In addition, l realized that by pure happenstance I have been following the steps to take care of myself as an artist. I'm looking at the exploration of my art as a journey of creativity, the next phase of my life…. "
"Cyncie's deep listening skills, her effervescent spirit, the array of strategies she offers, and her practical (and inspiring) talents as an artist have been gifts she has shared session after session. After regularly working with Cyncie for several months, I have started and completed several creative projects, planned future projects with intention and focus, and maintained a strong sense of self throughout, even learning to use my inner critic as a force for good!"
- Sharon Fabriz
"Cyncie, thank you for your deep presence. Your great listening is helping me hear my true story."
- Robyn Thayer
"....Selling art is a whole different story - I've had to make difficult decisions on whether I want ot be represented by a gallery, do art festivals and fairs, get into art publishing or sell my work online. I've hired an art career coach, Kathy Beekman of ArtCoaching for You, who I meet with regularly, and her knowlege and experience are invaluable. I wouldn't want to be on this journey without her."
"Coaching with Kathy is insightful and enjoyable even when I need to work hard at the business of being an artist. She has inspired me to trust myself and to show up every day as an artist."
"Art Coaching for You has made a major impact on not only my art but also my life. I have more confidence in myself and my art. It’s amazing how much progress I have made since my first Art Coaching for You meeting to today. What I have accomplished so far provides me motivation and perseverance to keep going and reach my goals! It has been an absolute pleasure working with Kathy.
Her enthusiasm and passion for what she does shines through every meeting I have with her. Kathy Beekman is a beacon for artists who want to pursue their true calling and live a creative lifestyle."
Stacie Kay Randall
"Kathy has made me think of myself so differently. Now without reservation, I call myself an artist. Thank you to Kathy for her faith in my abilities."
"When I decided to go to art school, I had no idea what I was doing, what steps I needed to take, how to create a portfolio - anything. Kathy was instrumental in making this dream of mine a reality, helping me work out all the bugs of the application process. I can honestly say Kathy is the reason I got into the school of my dreams and am on the journey to becoming a professional artist just like her."
"We were (are!) exceptionally fortunate to meet Kathy (and, Cyncie) at one of the classes they conduct at Foothills Art Center. I was expecting a, "how to market your art," curriculum, but, oh my, we got an intense, creative, eye-opening experience on how to "be" your art and where that might just take you... We started going up to Kathy's studio to learn about the nuts and bolts of putting a portfolio together, applying to colleges, practicing how to speak about one's art, how to, well, Kathy has taught Morgan and me, a tremendous amount about the culture of art, the finesse of sharing one's art, and the endless possibilities of living/breathing/doing art. What a gift!"
"My career as an artist has really taken off since I began working with Kathy. I have started my own business, have gallery representation, developed and maintain my website and am happily selling my artwork."
"I now know how, with Kathy's guidance, to nurture my soul and have faith in my artistic process. I have also learned what it takes and have fulfilled my dream of becoming a full time artist."
"... since we began, we have developed a real plan of marketing my art and myself. She has helped me make plans for my website, create beautiful business cards, choose a signature frame to best portray my paintings ... Her enthusiasm is contagious and she has made me see that I too can be successful. She is truly a delight to work with and friends tell me they see a real boost in my self confidence."