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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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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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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How do you know if your work is any good?

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, September 21, 2017

Being able to judge the quality of your own work is a crucial skill for any creative person. But this is something that new artists often lack. Here’s how to do it…

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5 ways to balance your creative career with being a parent

Sheila Chandra - Monday, June 12, 2017

Being a parent is a full-time job! Here are some tips for carving out time for your creative career despite that fact…

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