'Perhaps the most valuable thing that we can learn in life is how to develop the kind of inner structure that is both sturdy and flexible, solid and adaptable, hardy and responsive, so that we can be with the uncertainty of our path.’

Chani Nicholas



Through leading-edge coaching, I guide thoughtful creatives, artists and innovators to more skillfully navigate the places where their values, desires, strengths and vulnerabilities meet the realities of work, life and creativity.

I support them to move beyond the stories that hold them back from creating what they're most longing for in their work and life, and develop the perspectives and practical capacities that allow them to operate in ways that are more nourishing, effective and sustainable over time.

If you’re wrestling with any combination of reigniting your creativity, finding your next creative direction, directing yourself in the service of your creative dreams, building personal routines that support and nourish you and your strengths, or building a sense of deep and lasting confidence in yourself and your work, I'm here to help.



FOUNDED BY coach + writer

Rebecca Merrifield


Based in The Lace Market in Nottingham's Creative Quarter, I created We Were Curious as a place for curious makers, doers and thinkers to explore and challenge their perspectives, get back to what matters and forge their path forwards with courage and creativity.




Born in the suburbs of Derby in 1982. Aunty Bec to two perfect munchkins. National Trust lover and countryside explorer. Enneagram type 5 (with a strong 4 wing). INFJ. Ex-Marketing Manager for a luxury menswear brand. Attempting to write historical fiction. Creator of a boutique cosmetics brand in my twenties. Studied Economics and Historic Building Conservation (aka building porn). Love reading, writing, and mind exploring. Ravenclaw. Curious. Contrary. Partial to mischief (and wine).