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Meet a member - Ana Baldaia - Creative coach.

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Meet Ana Baldaia, UK-based creative coach and full member of The Arts and Culture Network.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Ana recently and you can watch the interviews below.

Ana Baldaia is a full member of The Arts and Culture Network and supports professionals, freelancers, leaders, and entrepreneurs in the creative industries who seek clarity in their career and life purpose.

Her focus is to help them create a structured trajectory that fosters confidence and motivation, enabling them to lead their personal and professional projects successfully.

As a professional coach, Ana boasts a proven track record for effective leadership in education, arts, and culture.

Her core values revolve around creative and financial freedom, personal and spiritual growth, and a strong belief in the power of a creative uprising to heal, regenerate, and evolve our world.

Ana's approach draws from the solid foundations of psychology, change theory, and humanistic practice, which equips her to work with clients on a profound level. With a transformative perspective, she guides individuals on an introspective journey, facilitating their exploration of beliefs, values, assumptions, and unique lenses through which they perceive the world.

As an expert life coach, executive coach, and internal coach specialising in creativity and leadership, Ana is dedicated to empowering individuals throughout their personal and professional growth and development journeys.

You can connect with Ana on LinkedIn here, on Instagram here, and on her website here.


Mark Walmsley FRSA FCIM

Chief Culture Vulture

Arts & Culture Network

+44 (0)7947 793 554

1. Meet Ana.

2. Learn Ana's arts and culture hot top ten. Always surprises here.

3. The "This or That game" with Ana.

4. Testimonials for Ana

Max Percy, theatre director

"I hired Ana to support me throughout the process of directing my last theatre show. I was managing many people and there were insecurities and thoughts I wouldn’t be able to share with the rest of the team.

Having Ana to bounce ideas off, allowed me to trust and be bold, it allowed me to create the art that I truly wanted to see and feel much more confident.

Creativity is a messy and difficult process, and coaching allowed me to create and sustain my practice and enjoy my job much more."

Andrea Bonilla, writer

"I am definitely not exaggerating when I say that Ana's help has literally changed my life.

I came in like an empty frustrated dark box full of anxiety and hidden fears and left feeling like a walking rainbow.

Ana surprisingly recognised patterns, frustrations and issues I was having and by using her direct, honest and precise techniques she challenged me and helped me getting my book off the ground.

I now have a published book as a result, which is currently being translated to be published in a several languages."

Elizabeth Stopford, film director

"Ana "takes no prisoners”, in the nicest possible way.

She has an instinct for honing in on what one might be resisting, and creating a safe space to explore it together.

Her methodical, practical, robust approach really helps one to move through creative blocks or crises of confidence, facing one's fears without quite realising that is what you are doing."


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