From a very young age, we’re taught that we each have a central purpose in life. Figuring out what you’re supposed to be is a struggle for everyone, but for multipotentialites? It can be heart-breaking.
Unlike the specialist folk who get to explore until they find something they love and then happily dive in to their hearts content, us renaissance kids display a very different pattern.
Multipotentialites explore, explore some more, think we’ve found our calling, lose interest, find our next raison d’être, light up with excitement, have that flame flicker out once more, and so on. Our curiosity is insatiable, as is the eventual restlessness that comes upon focusing on one thing for a long period of time.
The Multipotentialite Artist
If you’re a multipotentialite and a creative? Well then you’ve got even more problems! That whole starving artist thing? Eek forget it. You may as well call it quits now.
Wouldn’t it be great if there were someone out there who could help you come up with creative strategies to make a living through your art and through your multipotentiality?
Enter Michelle Ward, the “When I Grow Up Coach”
Michelle Ward fell in love with musical theater as a child. It was her life’s calling– or so she thought.
After completing a musical theater degree at NYU, she realized that she had lost interest. The spark was gone. She no longer wanted the dream she had devoted her entire life to, the dream she had based her whole identity around. It was devastating.
After a great deal of soul-searching and some unpleasant interactions with career counselors who gave her advice like: “maybe if you got a nose job, you’d be able to find more work as an actor,” (WHAT!!) Michelle finally discovered her love for coaching.
A Life Coach for Creatives
Michelle decided to become a life and career coach for creatives, many of whom are multipotentialites. She wanted to be the kind of coach she wished she had had, the kind of coach who doesn’t pressure their clients to specialize or tell them that it’s impossible to make a living through art.
Michelle is a whiz at helping people devise unconventional paths for their careers and helping multipods thrive by using their multipotentiality. Like any good scanner, she’s more than just a coach too. She’s a writer, entrepreneur, speaker, marketer, and yes, an artist of many forms.
Listen to the Podcast
I’m really excited to present this episode to you. If you’re a creative and/or multipotentialite who has struggled to find a way to “make things work”, you need to listen to this.
Check out Michelle Ward Online at WhenIGrowUpCoach.com.
Have you struggled to find a path that works with both your creative and puttylike nature? Got any questions for Michelle?