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Hi, I'm Gökçe.

I am a multi-certified performance coach and a mental health ambassador to performing professionals.

In other words, I empower you to overcome the stage fright, fear of judgement, impostor syndrome and procrastination that keeps you from fully expressing your art and creating the life you always dreamed of.

Gökçe Kutsal smiling warmly

What I Do

Simply put, I help you get out of your own way in being the performer and artist you always wanted to be.

Imagine this scenario:

 

You've been waiting for this moment your whole life.

 

You're finally going to take the stage to share your art and years of hard work — but what if you can't? What if, when it's your turn, your mind starts racing with thoughts like "What if I forget the words or the melody?", "What if my shaky knees cause me to trip and fall?" or "What if I panic?"

And then there's the paralyzing fear of getting up there and just not being good enough. You know what happens next: You start thinking about all the things that could go wrong, and… well… let's just say it doesn't end pretty.​

This is where I come in.

As a trauma-informed performance coach, I help professional  musicians, singers, actors and speakers  conquer performance anxiety to consistently give  100%  in auditions, on stage and in life, so that they can  do more of what they love.

Why I Do It

Before I started coaching, I was a consultant with a thriving career in architectural acoustics, a university lecturer, a composer, and also a voice teacher — all at the same time. 

Year after year, I'd seen many creatives and performers silently struggle with anxiety and self-sabotaging procrastination. Some were dear friends, some were colleagues, and some were my students.

I started seeing how often they would avoid performance opportunities, take beta-blockers to cope with anxiety, or even change career paths to dodge auditions. It quickly became clear how widespread of a problem it was. 

 

They constantly felt that the hard work they put in never translated to their performances. They could not allow themselves to play, have fun, and enjoy expressing themselves, even when they were alone in a practice room. And it is heartbreaking.

Because I know how hard you work. I know how much you care about your craft and your art, and I know how much it hurts when you feel like you can't be as good as you want to be.

 

I want you to feel, do, and be your best. Without holding anything back.

So now, I am on a mission to provide a way out of anxiety for all performing artists so that they can enjoy the vitality that creative self-expression brings them.

What  (else)  I Do

When I have a bit too much time on my hands (which is sadly not so often!), I like to experiment with watercolours, sing Disney songs, contemplate picking up fencing, and compose some genreless instrumental music. 

 

If you enjoy cinematic, post-classical, post-rock, or ambient music, you might think mine are not so weird after all! Give them a listen and let me know what you think:

My Toolbox

As you can probably tell, I am a quite curious generalist! 

In addition to an MA in Voice Pedagogy and 1500+ hours of experience in teaching, coaching and mentoring, some of the relevant trainings I completed so far include:

  • BAST - Be a Singing Teacher Course

  • Complete Vocal Technique - 5-Day, 1-Year, and 1-Year Continuous Courses

  • Estill Voice Training - Level 1, Level 2, Advanced Workshops

  • Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) Practitioner Certification & Coaching Supervision

  • Breathwork, Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher Trainings

  • EFT / TFT Tapping Practitioner

  • InterStrength™ Self-Discovery Practitioner Certification

  • Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Certification, Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy Diploma

  • ICF ACSTH Jungian Coaching, Life Coaching and Student Coaching certifications

  • Mental Health Ambassador & Mental Health First Aider

  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner

  • Providing Trauma-Informed Care & Trauma Informed Teaching

  • Therapeutic Art in Coaching

  • Understanding and Working with Autistic Clients

  • Barre and Pilates Teacher Trainings, including Props: Resistance Band, Foam Roller, Small Ball

  • Precision Nutrition Coaching Pn Level 1

  • Yoga Alliance Accredited 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training, including Chair Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra

Want to  have a chat  and see if my programs are right for you?

Let's  meet  over tea (or coffee, your choice!):