• Erin Neilson

My journey to being Your Creative Coach

I guess I should start with letting you know my name, Erin.

Thanks for being here :)



If you want to read a bit about me and how I got here, keep on reading



Figuring it out...


A few years ago I was unhappy with my retail management career. While I enjoyed my amazing team and my clients, I knew that I needed a new challenge. I decided I wanted to go back to school to try and figure out what I actually wanted to do. I looked up some continuing education programs given at my old university (Concordia if anyone is curious - hello Bachelor of Arts with a major in Human Relations!) and they were doing a program called Personal and Professional Coaching.



The opportunity...


This program seemed to fit exactly what I was looking for! I met some wonderful classmates, learned a ton, and finished with my Personal and Professional Coaching Certification (PPCC) in mid 2019.



At the same time I received my PPCC certification, I had the opportunity to go freelance with my creative passion of calligraphy. Upon reflection, I didn’t think I could do both coaching and calligraphy simultaneously. Starting one business is tough, so starting two at the same time would have been more than I could handle. This is how Neilson Letters Calligraphy began!



The beginning...


Now that my calligraphy business is under control, I will be pursuing both businesses simultaneously by combining coaching and calligraphy together. With my coaching experience AND my experience in launching and maintaining a business, I know that I have unique insights to help you with YOUR creative business!



So, here I am, Erin, Your Creative Coach!



Erin Neilson, Owner of Neilson Letters (Photo by Julia @juno_photography)