Richmond NLP Group

Using Art to Access the Creative Mind: Voicing Possibilities 

An interactive workshop for Richmond NLP Group 

Introduced by Jeanette Cowley

17th March 2020

Why Art? 

Using art to explore issues, reactions, values and how to leverage strengths, is a powerful experience. The process is global in nature and universal in application, capable of embracing diversity of thinking and approach. Art can provide a framework for the curious mind wanting to deepen self-awareness and consider if, when and how to move forward. The process of working with images can be enjoyable, challenging and build resilience. 

Why Voicing Possibilities?

My purpose is based on Voicing Possibilities. Part of this process uses visual imagery to help define and accelerate success and personal satisfaction.

What are Voicing Possibilities Coaching Cards?

VP Coaching Cards integrate my business experience, abstract art and academic research into how senior leaders sustain momentum and how images support the creative process. The cards are designed to help unleash the creative mind and deepen self-awareness. They draw on the ‘slow movement’ and a cross section of behavioural science research. The VP Coaching Cards we will use at this workshop are created from my original abstract paintings. They are jargon-free and without instructions on the cards: nothing to obstruct the free-flowing creative mind.

Workshop Structure: I might change things on the night to meet your needs. However, in essence the session will include three stages:

  1. Background information: an exploration of images and the power of storytelling. 
  2. Practical application: using VP Coaching Cards to explore questions and options. 
  3. Next steps: deciding how to leverage learning from the workshop to accelerate success and satisfaction: whatever success means to you in the moment. 

About Jeanette Cowley 

I’m a CEDR accredited mediator, a coach and leadership consultant. I often use art to help people tap into their creative mind and achieve a sense of purpose. I help people find time to think, reflect, and explore what is important going forward. One of the many inspirations I draw upon is this line of poetry by Mary Oliver: "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

I’ve worked in numerous countries and with many wonderful people around the world. I hold an MBA from Cass Business School and an MSc in Behavioural Science and Coaching from Henley Business School as well as several other people-related qualifications. Before founding Go For Growth, my corporate life was wide-ranging.  For example, my last role before moving to the life of a consultant was Group HR Director for a FTSE 100 business.  

More info: You will be able to learn more about my artistic and commercial life on Twitter and LinkedIn. I post my art on Instagram under

Contact: +44(0)797 4241613   

Next Session Date: April 21st 2020 - Details to follow 

Usual Applies:

Sessions: Open to all, no NLP experience necessary unless advertised. Please feel free to pass information about sessions (2 hours CPD) and workshops. The group grows through your introductions and referrals which I appreciate


Pre-paid tickets - £20.00 (includes booking fee), until 5pm on day of session. (No refunds). 

Pay on the door - £25.00 cash or card.

Timings: Doors open for light refreshments and informal networking from 6.30pm. Speaker’s Session 7-9 pm.

Venue: Vestry Hall, Paradise Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1SA

Getting there: Easy, regular public transport links - tube, bus and overground. On street parking FOC after 6.30pm or there's the multi-storey carpark, right next the hall.

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