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Creative Mentoring

I love helping stuck creatives move through their blocks and take action towards building the life of their dreams through 1-on-1 mentoring and/or creative business support


Hi! I’m Cassie and I’m a professional writer, writing workshop facilitator, creative mentor, and long-distance caregiver based in Perth, Western Australia.

I’ve spent the last 13 years building my dream life from scratch: going from burned-out travel agent in the UK to spending seven years travelling the world as a travel writer and disaster relief volunteer, and now living the creative life I’ve always wanted in a lovely little cottage between the beach and bush in Australia.

I know how it feels to be stuck in a life you don’t want and feel like there should be something more. Not wanting to give up on your creative dreams, but feeling like you’ve plateaued and you’re struggling. I’ve been there (more times than I’d like to admit).

Sometimes, we just need a helping hand. Someone to talk to, someone to share our deepest dreams and goals with, and someone who can help us put together a map to get us there.

My creative mentoring services embrace every aspect of my own story – from starting out as a travel agent and making other people’s dream trips a reality to utilising my creativity and leveraging my skills to make my own dream life a reality – to help you join the dots from where you started to where you are and where you want to be.

The creative life isn’t easy, but if you’re feeling like everything is a challenge and an uphill slog and just want some support – be it from a quick creative block-busting session or a fully supported mentorship program complete with road maps and goals – I’m here to help.


Want to know more about what creative mentoring is and what it entails?
Read my blog post: what is creative mentoring?


My creative mentoring services are for you if:

  • You’re not quite where you hoped you’d be at this point in your life
  • You want to make some changes or start a creative project and don’t know where to begin
  • You’ve feel like you’ve hit a brick wall or reached a plateau and want some help
  • You’re looking for some support and accountability along the journey
  • You want to get back the momentum, energy, and excitement you had when you first started
  • You’re struggling with starting or finishing creative projects/feel like you’ve fallen off track
  • You’re feeling overwhelmed and need some support and troubleshooting
  • You’re in a bit of a rut and want some help rediscovering that creative flow to get things moving

Wonder if my services will be a good fit?
Fill out this form to book a free 15-minute call today!


Mentorship Programs & Creative Coaching

After spending more than 10 years working as a freelance writer and building a creative business from the ground up, I’ve learned more than a few tips and tricks along the way. I’ve also made every possible mistake imaginable, too, especially as I started my travel writing career from scratch after being robbed while living on a beach in Cambodia (check out my writer origin story, here).

Despite having to learn almost everything the hard way – I have a thing about taking the scenic route – my favourite thing about mentoring is using my experience to help other creatives bypass some of the struggles, get clear on their creative purpose, and come up with an action plan to get from A to B, while providing lots of support along the way.

My creative mentorships are for freelance writers and creatives who want to dive deeper on their journey – wherever they are – and are looking for support, companionship, and accountability as they journey through this creative life.

I especially love working with people who are:

  • Just starting out on their creative journey and looking for some support
  • Wanting to make a living from their art or build a creative business
  • Wanting some support with the daily ins and outs of running a creative business
  • Desiring some big changes in their creative career/life but feeling overwhelmed
  • Dreaming of creating a big project like writing a book or getting a publishing deal
  • Looking for some creative, out-of-the-box soundboarding, support, and/or accountability
  • Feeling stuck, overwhelmed, and/or lacking confidence and looking for a magic fix
  • Neurospicy/neurodivergent and want to work with someone who “gets it”
  • Struggling with navigating big life challenges (like my journey with my mum’s young-onset Alzheimer’s)

All of these are things I’ve personally sought out teachers and mentors and scoured the internet looking for programs and resources to help me with, and now have oodles of resources and first-hand experience to benefit others navigating similar struggles.


Mentorship Testimonials

“I feel so grateful to have found Cassie. She really is a wealth of knowledge, and it shines through from the moment you begin your session with her. She’s not only a beaming ray of sunshine, but she is a deep listener and a natural problem solver. I admired Cassie’s efficiency, and how much we managed to pack into a session.

The follow-up notes I received from Cassie were exemplary, a pure testament to how deeply she had listened to me, with several structured and achievable goals gently set in place. Thank you Cassie, you are clearly where you are meant to be, and such a valued and needed service to the creative community.”

Addie Hockney
Photographer
Witchcliffe, Western Australia
fifthofasecond.com.au / Instagram


Cassie is a warm, encouraging and thoughtful creative coach. She is compassionate when listening to creative blocks, and provides a range of ideas about how to overcome them. Cassie truly makes you feel cared about and deeply seen as a creative – and she is the best cheerleader when you don’t feel great about your creative journey. Cassie has a natural gift for celebrating your wins and encouraging you to move through your creative challenges.

If you are feeling stuck, Cassie will help you get back on track and see the ways you are already doing far better than you might think! I absolutely recommend having a session with her to gain a fresh, uplifting perspective on the magic you bring to the world!

Emily Bridget Taylor
Poet, Artist, Writer + Teacher
Perth, Western Australia
emilybridgettaylor.com / Instagram


I gained so much clarity and by the end of our call I was more than ready to tackle some of the actions we discussed. My workload suddenly feels lighter because I’m less overwhelmed and have a clear view of my priorities. Sometimes, we just need that sounding board to help us move from A to B, and break what feels like a “big thing” down into smaller, more manageable, chunks.

I also loved the follow-up email you shared after our mentoring session and can’t wait to tune into the Kickstarter resources over the coming days.”

Sarah Robertson
Brand Designer + Creative Mentor
UK
thesearethedays.co / Instagram / Substack


Shout out to Cassie Wilkins. This year, I wanted my words to be published in my favourite magazines. While I feel somewhat confident in my writing skills, my pitching skills were next to nothing. It’s like I was having to write a pitch in a foreign language, and my confidence in getting one accepted was nil. 

Cue Cassie. She helped me understand the ins and outs of crafting a pitch that’s more likely to get accepted. She also helped me take my ideas and work them into concepts that still felt authentically me, but might suit the publication better. I finally had the confidence to write my first pitch to Frankie magazine, and it got accepted! I don’t think I would have managed it without her help. Now to just get writing…

Thank you, Cassie, I’m still riding high off our call and can’t wait to work with you again
!”

Louise Coghill
Photographer + Writer
Perth, Western Australia
louisecoghill.com.au / Instagram


“I had a great mentoring session with Cassie at the end of last year. Cassie helped me recognise where my work overwhelm was stemming from, while sharing invaluable tips and business-focused emotional support that I really needed at the time. I came away from the call feeling lighter (after realising I was putting unnecessary deadlines and pressure on myself), proud of what I had achieved that year, and clear-minded about what I wanted out of 2024.

If you’re looking for a mentor, I highly recommend Cassie!”

Amy Fraser
Freelance Writer + Journalist
Sydney, Australia
amyanyahealth.com / Instagram


I offer free discovery calls!
Fill out this form to book a free 15-minute call today.


Block-Busting Creative Mentorship Calls

I offer both one-off creative mentorship calls and transformation packages.

One-off block-busting calls are $200 AUD/£100 GBP for one hour including intro questionnaire and follow-up notes.

These can be used to work on or dive into:

  • Overcoming setbacks in the creative journey and busting through creative blocks
  • Finding balance and managing the everyday stresses of life with creativity
  • Identifying your creative purpose, dreaming big + breaking it down into easily actionable steps
  • Setting up a business online or taking your creative business or projects to the next level
  • Brainstorming ideas, strategizing + goal setting
  • Putting together business and book proposals to find clients, agents, and publishers
  • Breaking into the writing industry, pitching techniques, editor contacts
  • Writing skills including brand voice, writing, editing, emails, newsletters, web content, and SEO

Add-ons are also available on request, including upgrading to 1.5 or 2-hour calls, website and business audits, and copywriting and content editing services.

Contact me directly or book a free 15-minute call to find out more!


Transform Your Creative Life + Business Mentoring Packages

Three months to transform your creative life and/or business packages:

  • $2200 AUD/£1100 GBP
  • $3000 AUD/ £1500 GBP VIP: includes 12 weeks of content reviews + editing/writing support.

If you’re serious about overcoming your blocks and transforming your creative life and business and/or have big goals and dreams you want to achieve – like building a business or taking your business to the next level, selling your art, or writing a book – and want support every step of the way, this 3-month container is for you.

Over the course of 12 weeks, we’ll work together a personalised roadmap and action plan to keep you on track to building – and living – the life of your dreams.

Along with face-to-face video calls, personalised notes, and custom journalling prompts to help you move past blocks and get really clear about what you want, you’ll also have ongoing access to me via chat/voice notes for support, check-ins, and virtual hugs and high-fives.

I’ll also provide you with a whole bunch of customised resources and tips and tricks to help along the way.

The VIP option also includes support with honing your creative brand or business voice and putting it into practice – you’ll get my editing eyes on your copy, content, emails, newsletters, business proposals, book proposals, and whatever else you’re working on (normally this is only reserved for my high-end copywriting clients).

Inclusions:

  • Introductory questionnaire to get clear on where you are and where you want to be
  • 90-minute strategising session to dive deeper into your goals and create an actionable plan
  • 5x hour-long calls with follow-up notes and resources (held fortnightly)
  • 45 minute closing call at the end of our time together
  • 12 weeks of access to me for support, feedback, updates, questions, etc. via email, chat, and/or voice notes
  • Personalised road map to help you stay clear and on track
  • Custom journalling prompts and questionnaires to help you get really clear about your goals
  • Support navigating challenges + obstacles on the journey
  • Friendly accountability to meet you where you are + hold space for you in whatever way you need
  • Takeaway action plan to keep you accountable, on track + ready to step into the life of your dreams

VIP includes all the above, plus:

  • Extra 45 minute call to discuss your creative/brand or business voice, book proposal, business plan, query letter, newsletter, and any challenges you’re struggling with when it comes to writing.
  • 2x/week content reviews and edits, including web copy, pitches, emails, newsletters, business proposals, book proposals + more.

Discovery Calls

I offer free 15-minute discovery calls to make sure we’re a good fit for each other. If you’re interested in booking a session, please fill out this enquiry form or send me a message.


Further Testimonials

Cassie’s mentorship was excellent for me. She understood what I needed and what I needed to hear and communicated with me in a gentle way, allowing me to see paths and possibilities that I couldn’t see at that moment or that I struggled to accept as possible. This felt like a little weight was lifted and I feel freer to seek what I need now.

The notes, resources, and practical tools Cassie sent me are also of immense value and I know I will consult them when I need them.”

M – Writer, Filmmaker + Actor, Italy

Cassie did a tremendous job of holding space for me while I shared and talked through my ideas. This was really helpful to my process.

I also think she is very insightful and has a lot of great tips. She gave me the validation and encouragement I needed to trust myself and my process more. Thank you so much!”

K – Taiwan


It honestly felt like having a conversation with a friend and I really appreciated that. Cassie was kind & compassionate during our time together. I felt heard, seen, and respected on my journey so far. She went above & beyond to deliver an excellent service. She is so full of wisdom and I adore the nuance & flexibility she offers to each situation.

I LOVED our time together! I also really appreciated working with another neurodivergent person who can understand all the ways our minds are different and provide a different level of support. I also deeply appreciate the time it took for her to write the follow-up email and also compile those notes. They were deeply insightful and had so much knowledge in the grooves and angles, super meaty!!”

Ocean – Artist, UK

I think you did such a wonderful job, I truly appreciated all of the communication, how much you got to know me, and all of your advice and the wonderful resources you shared! I will definitely be recommending you to anyone who needs support with their creative journey!

I wanted help with my query letter and advice on summarizing/pitching my story and sending it out to agents. I receieved a lot of good resources, as well as a general sense of direction of where I want to go next with my writing, query, and generally the path of getting my novel out into the world!

It was super helpful to acknowledge and get help on some of the more difficult parts of the writing process for me. It felt great to receive support and advice on those things, since they can feel so stressful for me and really shut down a lot of my desire to get my writing out into the world. It was so valuable for me to get that reassurance, advice and support!”


Adriana – Author, USA


For more information about my offerings, including creative business support and writing workshops, check out my work with me page.