How it feels to work with a creative career coach

Sheila Chandra - Friday, January 10, 2020

Ever wondered what having some coaching for your creative career would be like? In this blog, an anonymous client shares her experience of working with me. My heartfelt thanks to ‘K’ for her insights…

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Self Care for Creative People

Sheila Chandra - Friday, January 03, 2020

It’s a new year – time to learn some good artist self-care habits that will sustain you behind the scenes. Start as you mean to go on!

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Declutter your artist workspace

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, December 26, 2019

We’re coming up to the New Year – in fact it’s a whole new decade! How’s your workspace looking? All ready to go? Here’s some inspiration to help you freshen up your artistic workspace...

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10 ways to work with other artists successfully

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, December 19, 2019

Working with other artists can be an incredible and inspirational experience. It can also be a complete disaster, if you’re not careful! I’ll give you ten tips to steer you towards making your artistic collaborations successful.

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Smart ways for artists to prioritise and stop cherry-picking

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, December 12, 2019

Do you find yourself cherry-picking or deciding which tasks to do based on how you feel? Here’s the secret to doing just that….

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New revised version of 'Organizing for Creative People' out January 2020!

Sheila Chandra - Wednesday, December 04, 2019

The new print version of 'Organizing for Creative People' (now 'Organizing Your Creative Career') is finally here! Contains a new chapter on pricing and funding - essential...

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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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