How do you shape your life and work around what matters most ?



Through leading-edge one-on-one coaching, I guide thoughtful creatives, artists and innovators to more skillfully navigate the places where their values, strengths and desires 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, expand their perspectives and develop the practical capacities to operate in their personal and professional lives 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.




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 Derby in '82. Apparently that makes me a Xennial. Aunty Bec to two perfect munchkins. National Trust lover and countryside explorer. Enneagram type 5 (sx, with a strong 4 wing). INFJ. Ex-Marketing Manager for a luxury menswear brand. Writing historical fiction. Created 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).