130 episodes

The Unlikely Artist gives you permission to stop settling for a life and career you don’t love. You’re an intelligent, accomplished, soul-searching, curious, creative and passionate human being. This podcast will help you master the skills you need to create a more powerful, purposeful and personally fulfilled life.

The truth is you’re not stuck, no matter what choices you’ve made or how tied down you feel. This podcast will show you how to create the freedom you need to become who you want and the slow, easy steps to make it happen. Best of all, you won’t need to leave your job or take big risks.

Each week, join former international tax lawyer, Heather Kerr, who left the law to become an artist and coach. Heather’s leading a life she loves now. And you can too.

No giant leaps are necessary. Each week in this podcast, Heather will share one simple thing you can do to start creating the life you want.

Join The Unlikely Artist podcast every week and Heather will help you expand your world.

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The Unlikely Artist gives you permission to stop settling for a life and career you don’t love. You’re an intelligent, accomplished, soul-searching, curious, creative and passionate human being. This podcast will help you master the skills you need to create a more powerful, purposeful and personally fulfilled life.

The truth is you’re not stuck, no matter what choices you’ve made or how tied down you feel. This podcast will show you how to create the freedom you need to become who you want and the slow, easy steps to make it happen. Best of all, you won’t need to leave your job or take big risks.

Each week, join former international tax lawyer, Heather Kerr, who left the law to become an artist and coach. Heather’s leading a life she loves now. And you can too.

No giant leaps are necessary. Each week in this podcast, Heather will share one simple thing you can do to start creating the life you want.

Join The Unlikely Artist podcast every week and Heather will help you expand your world.

    Little Acts of Kindness | UA130

    Little Acts of Kindness | UA130

    Little acts of kindness are like little acts of magic. They lighten our moods, tone down our cynicism, reduce our pessimism, and make us feel less judgmental about others and ourselves.
    The tiniest things we do can make a huge difference to someone else. When we intentionally extend our goodwill to another person, they can feel it. We might be the only live person they interact with that day. Our kindness can create an important sense of connection and belonging for them - and for us too!
    Let’s create that feeling of us all being there for all of us.
    DISCOVER WHO YOU ARE
    If you’re not leading the life you want, you can build the mindset, emotional and intuitive skills to change that. I use my experience as a lawyer, business leader, artist and coach to help my clients discover who they are and live the life they desire.
    If you’d like to discover what it would be like to work with me, you can sign up for a free coaching consultation call by using this link: https://gracedcanvascalendar.as.me/freestrategysession/.
    You can also sign up for my Creative Expansion newsletter by using the link posted throughout my website: https://gracedcanvas.com). In the newsletter I share my random thoughts about things that catch my attention, plus let you know about the live events and workshops I host here at GRACE Studio in Prince Edward County. My workshops are created to give you a chance to relax, enjoy the country scenery, and experience personal transformation by learning skills such as mindfulness, nature exploration, creative flow, making art, creative writing and more. I offer special packages and experiences to corporate teams.
    You can find me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/gracedcanvascoaching/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/heatherirenekerr) and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/heatherkerr/).
    THANKS FOR LISTENING:
    If you’ve found this episode helpful, please spread the goodness by sharing it with a friend, family member or colleague.
    To complete a review, go to The Unlikely Artist on Apple Podcasts, scroll down to Ratings & Reviews, tap the stars to rate it and write a sentence about what you like best about the podcast.
    Send your podcast topic suggestions to heather@gracedcanvas.com.
    ABOUT ME:
    I’m a former international tax lawyer and senior partner of Ernst & Young in Toronto, where I serviced banks and other large multinationals and led a large group of professionals.
    My life expanded when I left the law in 2014 to learn how to paint, something I’d always dreamt of doing, but had no reason to believe was possible for me. After a couple years of painting and selling my work, I became passionate about helping other people who yearn to feel more personally fulfilled, invigorated and soul connected in their lives every day, and I became certified as a life coach.
    I now spend my time painting, coaching, and creating live events at GRACE Studio (more formally, the “George Russell Academy of Creative Expansion”) in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. And, of course, producing this podcast for you.

    • 21 min
    Discovering What You Like | UA129

    Discovering What You Like | UA129

    We’re so consumed with just getting “it” done and moving on to the next thing that many of us have become completely disconnected from knowing what we like.
    We think that what we like isn’t important. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.
    Knowing what you like can help you create a life that feels richer and gives you an overall greater sense of wellbeing. Iit can help you make the best decisions about the steps you want to take next.
    In this episode I talk about 4 methods you can use to unearth a deeper level of understanding about what you like and don’t like, so you can use that information to make the best choices for you.
    DISCOVER WHO YOU ARE
    If you’re not leading the life you want, you can build the mindset, emotional and intuitive skills to change that. I use my experience as a lawyer, business leader, artist and coach to help my clients discover who they are and live the life they desire.
    If you’d like to discover what it would be like to work with me, you can sign up for a free coaching consultation call by using this link: https://gracedcanvascalendar.as.me/freestrategysession/.
    You can also sign up for my Creative Expansion newsletter by using the link posted throughout my website: https://gracedcanvas.com). In the newsletter I share my random thoughts about things that catch my attention, plus let you know about the live events and workshops I host here at GRACE Studio in Prince Edward County. My workshops are created to give you a chance to relax, enjoy the country scenery, and experience personal transformation by learning skills such as mindfulness, nature exploration, creative flow, making art, creative writing and more. I offer special packages and experiences to corporate teams.
    You can find me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/gracedcanvascoaching/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/heatherirenekerr) and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/heatherkerr/).
    THANKS FOR LISTENING:
    If you’ve found this episode helpful, please spread the goodness by sharing it with a friend, family member or colleague.
    To complete a review, go to The Unlikely Artist on Apple Podcasts, scroll down to Ratings & Reviews, tap the stars to rate it and write a sentence about what you like best about the podcast.
    Send your podcast topic suggestions to heather@gracedcanvas.com.
    ABOUT ME:
    I’m a former international tax lawyer and senior partner of Ernst & Young in Toronto, where I serviced banks and other large multinationals and led a large group of professionals.
    My life expanded when I left the law in 2014 to learn how to paint, something I’d always dreamt of doing, but had no reason to believe was possible for me. After a couple years of painting and selling my work, I became passionate about helping other people who yearn to feel more personally fulfilled, invigorated and soul connected in their lives every day, and I became certified as a life coach.
    I now spend my time painting, coaching, and creating live events at GRACE Studio (more formally, the “George Russell Academy of Creative Expansion”) in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. And, of course, producing this podcast for you.

    • 15 min
    Bravery and the Risk of Changing | UA128

    Bravery and the Risk of Changing | UA128

    Many of us think we’re not brave enough to make the changes we desire or want. Our overly dramatic, fear-based brains tell us we might possibly die if we do that. So we remain in jobs, relationships, geographies or lifestyles that no longer suit us.
    In this episode, I discuss four categories of mistakes we make in the way we think about the risks and benefits of change that keep us stuck where we are.
    DISCOVER WHO YOU ARE
    If you’re not leading the life you want, you can build the mindset, emotional and intuitive skills to change that. I use my experience as a lawyer, business leader, artist and coach to help my clients discover who they are and live the life they desire.
    If you’d like to discover what it would be like to work with me, you can sign up for a free coaching consultation call by using this link: https://gracedcanvascalendar.as.me/freestrategysession/.
    You can also sign up for my Creative Expansion newsletter by using the link posted throughout my website: https://gracedcanvas.com). In the newsletter I share my random thoughts about things that catch my attention, plus let you know about the live events and workshops I host here at GRACE Studio in Prince Edward County. My workshops are created to give you a chance to relax, enjoy the country scenery, and experience personal transformation by learning skills such as mindfulness, nature exploration, creative flow, making art, creative writing and more. I offer special packages and experiences to corporate teams.
    You can find me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/gracedcanvascoaching/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/heatherirenekerr) and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/heatherkerr/).
    THANKS FOR LISTENING:
    If you’ve found this episode helpful, please spread the goodness by sharing it with a friend, family member or colleague.
    To complete a review, go to The Unlikely Artist on Apple Podcasts, scroll down to Ratings & Reviews, tap the stars to rate it and write a sentence about what you like best about the podcast.
    Send your podcast topic suggestions to heather@gracedcanvas.com.
    ABOUT ME:
    I’m a former international tax lawyer and senior partner of Ernst & Young in Toronto, where I serviced banks and other large multinationals and led a large group of professionals.
    My life expanded when I left the law in 2014 to learn how to paint, something I’d always dreamt of doing, but had no reason to believe was possible for me. After a couple years of painting and selling my work, I became passionate about helping other people who yearn to feel more personally fulfilled, invigorated and soul connected in their lives every day, and I became certified as a life coach.
    I now spend my time painting, coaching, and creating live events at GRACE Studio (more formally, the “George Russell Academy of Creative Expansion”) in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. And, of course, producing this podcast for you.

    • 17 min
    An Intentional Life | UA127

    An Intentional Life | UA127

    A decision to live intentionally is a choice you can make at any time that will affect the quality and richness of your life.
    Too often we forget how much agency we have in our own lives. In our 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, we can find ourselves feeling rigidly contained by decisions we made early on. We doggedly stick to what we decided years ago and fail to understand our ability to make new choices more attuned with who we are now. We wait for our retirement, a time we believe we can really start living. Yet, when we retire, we fall into a new trap that constrains the choices we believe are available to us. Our false beliefs about what older people can and should do box us in.
    A well-lived life is an intentional life. It’s a life where you deliberately choose to stay curious, maintain a sense of adventure, remain interested and open to new ideas, seek out opportunities, and focus on the things that matter to you, not on what you should be doing or on what you see other people do.
    This episode is dedicated to my uncle, John Garry Kerr (April 30, 1932 – July 12, 2023), who served as an example for me and so many others about how to live intentionally, joyfully and exuberantly, always.
    DISCOVER WHO YOU ARE
    If you’re not leading the life you want, you can build the mindset, emotional and intuitive skills to change that. I use my experience as a lawyer, business leader, artist and coach to help my clients discover who they are and live the life they desire.
    If you’d like to discover what it would be like to work with me, you can sign up for a free coaching consultation call by using this link: https://gracedcanvascalendar.as.me/freestrategysession/.
    You can also sign up for my Creative Expansion newsletter by using the link posted throughout my website: https://gracedcanvas.com). In the newsletter I share my random thoughts about things that catch my attention, plus let you know about the live events and workshops I host here at GRACE Studio in Prince Edward County. My workshops are created to give you a chance to relax, enjoy the country scenery, and experience personal transformation by learning skills such as mindfulness, nature exploration, creative flow, making art, creative writing and more. I offer special packages and experiences to corporate teams.
    You can find me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/gracedcanvascoaching/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/heatherirenekerr) and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/heatherkerr/).
    THANKS FOR LISTENING:
    If you’ve found this episode helpful, please spread the goodness by sharing it with a friend, family member or colleague.
    To complete a review, go to The Unlikely Artist on Apple Podcasts, scroll down to Ratings & Reviews, tap the stars to rate it and write a sentence about what you like best about the podcast.
    Send your podcast topic suggestions to heather@gracedcanvas.com.
    ABOUT ME:
    I’m a former international tax lawyer and senior partner of Ernst & Young in Toronto, where I serviced banks and other large multinationals and led a large group of professionals.
    My life expanded when I left the law in 2014 to learn how to paint, something I’d always dreamt of doing, but had no reason to believe was possible for me. After a couple years of painting and selling my work, I became passionate about helping other people who yearn to feel more personally fulfilled, invigorated and soul connected in their lives every day, and I became...

    • 16 min
    How Contrast Makes Your Life Better | UA126

    How Contrast Makes Your Life Better | UA126

    Contrast makes our lives feel more energetic, more vibrant, more alive. Knowing that can point us in some useful directions. I discuss four of them here.
    DISCOVER WHO YOU ARE
    If you’re not leading the life you want, you can build the mindset, emotional and intuitive skills to change that. I use my experience as a lawyer, business leader, artist and coach to help my clients discover who they are and live the life they desire.
    If you’d like to discover what it would be like to work with me, you can sign up for a free coaching consultation call by using this link: https://gracedcanvascalendar.as.me/freestrategysession/.
    You can also sign up for my Creative Expansion newsletter by using the link posted throughout my website: https://gracedcanvas.com). In the newsletter I share my random thoughts about things that catch my attention, plus let you know about the live events and workshops I host here at GRACE Studio in Prince Edward County. My workshops are created to give you a chance to relax, enjoy the country scenery, and experience personal transformation by learning skills such as mindfulness, nature exploration, creative flow, making art, creative writing and more. I offer special packages and experiences to corporate teams.
    You can find me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/gracedcanvascoaching/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/heatherirenekerr) and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/heatherkerr/).
    THANKS FOR LISTENING:
    If you’ve found this episode helpful, please spread the goodness by sharing it with a friend, family member or colleague.
    To complete a review, go to The Unlikely Artist on Apple Podcasts, scroll down to Ratings & Reviews, tap the stars to rate it and write a sentence about what you like best about the podcast.
    Send your podcast topic suggestions to heather@gracedcanvas.com.
    ABOUT ME:
    I’m a former international tax lawyer and senior partner of Ernst & Young in Toronto, where I serviced banks and other large multinationals and led a large group of professionals.
    My life expanded when I left the law in 2014 to learn how to paint, something I’d always dreamt of doing, but had no reason to believe was possible for me. After a couple years of painting and selling my work, I became passionate about helping other people who yearn to feel more personally fulfilled, invigorated and soul connected in their lives every day, and I became certified as a life coach.
    I now spend my time painting, coaching, and creating live events at GRACE Studio (more formally, the “George Russell Academy of Creative Expansion”) in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. And, of course, producing this podcast for you.

    • 17 min
    A Cool Way to Release Your Self Critic | UA125

    A Cool Way to Release Your Self Critic | UA125

    I learned something so easy and profound last weekend when I attended a creativity retreat taught by Rob Bell and Elizabeth Gilbert at Omega Institute that I simply had to share it with you.
    Pretty much everyone I know has a relentless self critic inside their heads. We think self criticism is what helps us improve. Instead it leads, at its worst, to self-loathing and, at its best, to inaction.
    In this episode, I share a simple technique Elizabeth and Rob taught us that is both easy and transformative. Listen to this episode when you have time to pause it so you can try out this exercise yourself.
    DISCOVER WHO YOU ARE
    If you’re not leading the life you want, you can build the mindset, emotional and intuitive skills to change that. I use my experience as a lawyer, business leader, artist and coach to help my clients discover who they are and live the life they desire.
    If you’d like to discover what it would be like to work with me, you can sign up for a free coaching consultation call by using this link: https://gracedcanvascalendar.as.me/freestrategysession/.
    You can also sign up for my Creative Expansion newsletter by using the link posted throughout my website: https://gracedcanvas.com). In the newsletter I share my random thoughts about things that catch my attention, plus let you know about the live events and workshops I host here at GRACE Studio in Prince Edward County. My workshops are created to give you a chance to relax, enjoy the country scenery, and experience personal transformation by learning skills such as mindfulness, nature exploration, creative flow, making art, creative writing and more. I offer special packages and experiences to corporate teams.
    You can find me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/gracedcanvascoaching/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/heatherirenekerr) and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/heatherkerr/).
    THANKS FOR LISTENING:
    If you’ve found this episode helpful, please spread the goodness by sharing it with a friend, family member or colleague.
    To complete a review, go to The Unlikely Artist on Apple Podcasts, scroll down to Ratings & Reviews, tap the stars to rate it and write a sentence about what you like best about the podcast.
    Send your podcast topic suggestions to heather@gracedcanvas.com.
    ABOUT ME:
    I’m a former international tax lawyer and senior partner of Ernst & Young in Toronto, where I serviced banks and other large multinationals and led a large group of professionals.
    My life expanded when I left the law in 2014 to learn how to paint, something I’d always dreamt of doing, but had no reason to believe was possible for me. After a couple years of painting and selling my work, I became passionate about helping other people who yearn to feel more personally fulfilled, invigorated and soul connected in their lives every day, and I became certified as a life coach.
    I now spend my time painting, coaching, and creating live events at GRACE Studio (more formally, the “George Russell Academy of Creative Expansion”) in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. And, of course, producing this podcast for you.

    • 17 min

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