Coaching Calls

Next call: October 13th, 2019 5pm GMT

If you have a question, do call in and ask Crista yourself.

If you can’t make the call, write your question in the comment field below (scroll to the bottom of the page).

– All questions should be posted at least 3 hours before the call to give Crista time to prepare. Questions posted later risk not being answered.
– Please do not post a question you intend to ask on the call.
– Please do not use this page to respond to other artists’ questions.
– If you are currently taking the course, only ask questions that we have covered. Jumping ahead will only confuse you.
– If you cannot find your local time in Greenwich Meantime, Google is your friend!

After the call we will post a link to a recording of the conversation on the Recordings Page.

Your Options

1. Dial into the conference:

Dial-in Number: (855) 212-0212 – United States
Access Code: 309-846-424
International Dial-in Numbers:
Note that StartMeeting does not support Skype, so you might have issues if you dial in with Skype. We’ve found that using the keypad on your device, rather than the Skype dialpad helps.

2. Join the online meeting:

Online Meeting Link:
Online Meeting ID: crista
Note: The calls are audio only – please don’t use your webcams during the call.

Call Time

ALL COACHING CALLS ARE AT 5pm GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

To find what time that is for you, use this: Time converter


-At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial into the conference line.

-When prompted, enter the Access Code followed by the pound key.

-To join the online meeting, click on the meeting link listed above and follow the prompts to join the meeting.

-For 24/7 customer service please call 877-553-1680 (This is for the Smart Meeting team – not The Working Artist team).

-When you are ready to ask Crista your question, hit *6 on your dialpad.

If you are unable to make the call, please post your question in the comment field below:

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  1. sauliusle

    Dear Crista,
    Im 55 and reentered art world few years ago after big break. So no gallery background, no impressive show list or anything. FInished TWA course a while ago and still can not find a way to make my first sell. A lot of wows but no sales. Do I have to take any special route in this case ? You advice. PLease

  2. Tricia Caracappa

    Hi Crista,
    I will be on the call today, but am posting this because I’ll be on the road and may not be able to ask it live. One strategy I used this past Spring to “get out there” was a donation to a silent auction for a local charity. It was an original acrylic painting.  The highest bidder came back to me a few weeks ago to ask if I had a companion painting; she wanted to hang the pair next to each other in her living room.  (Wow!  Huge win!!)   My questions hinge off of this experience.   I am still a fan (even a bigger one now) of this promotion strategy but I proceed with caution.  My concern is the donation – original acrylic versus a one of a kind giclee where I paint on top of it adding quality, depth and uniqueness. An original is a very generous donation and one I’m not sure I should make all the time.  Ideally, I want to sell originals, maybe a limited number of giclee prints off of those originals. How would I price an original giclee like this? Thanks!! T

  3. Liz Saul

    I was introduced via email to a designer at a hotel procurement company (exactly my target), I immediately emailed both people back, of course thanking my colleague for the introduction and then gave my information and asked for a meet & greet. I have not heard back yet (about a week) what would you do?

  4. Keely Finucane

    Hi Crista, I finished Chapter 1. The site is prompting me that I am not able to continue on to chapter 2 until Sept 16th. Are we able to do the courses at our own pace or do we have to wait in between chapters? Would love to continue on if possible. I am listening to the recording of the coaching call, love hearing everyone’s questions, hope to make it next month.