I'm on this month's Penguin Living podcast

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, March 01, 2018

The theme is spring clean - and features lots of tips from Banish Clutter Forever together with readings from a book by a minimalist Zen monk.

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I'm launching my new creative career coaching service today!

Sheila Chandra - Monday, January 01, 2018

What are your creative career dreams for 2018? Do you have a concrete plan to get you there? Can I help?

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How to save time in the morning

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, November 30, 2017

Saving time in the morning won’t just give you an extra 10 minutes in bed. It’ll feel more peaceful too!

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It’s time for artists to support each other more…

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, November 23, 2017

Artists are weathering an unprecedented economic storm. It’s time we all pulled together…

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I'm launching a new creative career coaching service

Sheila Chandra - Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Following the success of 'Organizing for Creative People' - which topped the Foyle's chart recently I'm launching a new creative career coaching service in January 2018.

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5 easy steps to a slim-line wardrobe

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, November 16, 2017

How would it feel to open the doors on a well curated slim-line wardrobe every morning? Here are five steps to get there…

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Masterclass in Organizing for Creative People

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, November 09, 2017

I gave a masterclass to workshop creative people's career issues at Foyles' flagship store in London in August. Find the link to it here...

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4 ways to have a creative career without neglecting your friendships

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, November 02, 2017

Too often, your clients are expecting the impossible of you – and you probably pretty much deliver it. But that can mean your friendships suffer. Here's how to get round the problem.

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10 foolproof ways to stop clutter in its tracks

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, October 26, 2017

With these 10 tips clutter just won’t stand a chance in your home.

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Why does popular culture depict creativity as ‘chaotic’?

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, October 19, 2017

Is chaos an inevitable result of being a brilliant creator? Or just a trope that popular culture’s invented? And what impact does that have on creative people themselves?

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