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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 became aware for the huge need for a creative career coaching and mentoring service. So I'm launching one in January 2018.

A new creative career coaching website

Although I don't officially launch until January, I will be taking a few clients in November and December at a discount, so do get in touch if this is something you'd like. For more information go to www.sheilachandracoaching.com.

My press release is below, so if you'd like to cover the launch with some press or know anyone who would like to, feel free to use it or pass it on!

 

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PRESS RELEASE

Renowned musician, pop star, author and mentor to the stars launches coaching practice for creatives

Arts veteran Sheila Chandra is channeling her nearly 40 years of experience and knowledge in creative industries to inspire and empower like-minded people through her new coaching practice, Sheila Chandra Coaching, launching in January 2018.

Sheila is the ground-breaking world music artist and best-selling author who mentored street artist Stik from homelessness to international acclaim in just five years, and the two are still firm friends and collaborators [see Guardian article]

While mentoring Stik, she was reminded how much those in creative careers often struggle in a uniquely challenging industry, alongside the difficulties of sustaining a healthy lifestyle. Using her unique way of coaching (which has led to her nickname ‘the silent coach’) coupled with her extensive experience, Sheila will offer guidance and mentoring to help clients clarify their goals and career aspirations, find strategies and resources to achieve them, free up their creative processes, build their motivation and reframe when they’re feeling stuck.

Her latest book, Organizing for Creative People (Watkins 2017), is a Foyles bestseller and is the only guide to setting up the essential infrastructure that creative people need to thrive in a professional career. The success of her book became the prompt to set up her new coaching practice as she saw how much it was needed.

Sheila has worked in the arts first as a child actress on BBC TVs Grange Hill, and then as a singer, songwriter, workshop leader, publisher and author for 35 years at an international level. She began her career as the lead singer of Monsoon and, while only 16, scored a top ten hit around the world with Ever So Lonely.

She subsequently released a further ten solo albums including four with Peter Gabriel’s Real World label, toured extensively with WOMAD and appeared on such programmes as Later, The South Bank Show and Top of the Pops. Other credits include a further top ten hit with Jakatta, writing a music series for BBC Radio 2, recording and touring with Imagined Village and singing on the second Lord of the Rings soundtrack, The Two Towers.

Sheila’s life took an unexpected turn in 1992 when she was involved in a car accident that resulted in an emergency eye operation, during which her vocal cords we scarred. For the next 18 years, she managed to perform but only by taking drastic measures to protect her voice by not speaking for days. Her system became ‘primed for pain’ and in 2010 she developed an additional neurological pain condition called Burning Mouth Syndrome which means that she suffers pain for hours or even days after speaking for more than 10 minutes.

This has led her to her unique way of coaching – the client speaks and Sheila types back via email or Skype video.She has been helping creatives for the last 15 years, but is only now launching her official coaching practice. Few creators of with her breadth of knowledge have time to provide support for others in their field. But Sheila’s disability and consequent change of life path means that creative people at all stages of their careers now have a chance to benefit from what a recent fRoots review described as an “intelligent consultation with a world-class artist” on a one-to-one level.

“I love inspiring like-minded creatives and showing them that there’s someone out there who understands their industry and can help” says Sheila. “I want to use my experience, coupled with my coaching skills, to help other artists to thrive in their creative careers. I can no longer make art. But I can empower others to make it.”

Testimonials:

“Sheila gave me the tools to hunt success and the strategies to cope with it when it came....”

Stik – Street Artist

“Constant encouragement and sound business advice. I couldn't have wished for a more empowering coach."

Chris Butler – Award-winning Artist and MBS Author

“Sheila revolutionised the way I think about and organise my time – with great results.”

Antony Brand – Tech Entrepreneur and mid-life career changer

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

For all enquiries, please contact: Sheila Chandra E: sheila@sheilachandra.com


 

 




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