Judith Bowtell at Albany Lane

Strategic coaching and consulting for arts leaders and organisations

Whether you’re an organisation or an individual, success in the arts and creative sector takes being strategic, reflective and resourceful.

At Albany Lane we offer workshops, one-on-one coaching and strategic consulting aimed at helping you and your organisation thrive.

If you’re in the arts, cultural or creative industries, we can tailor a program to whatever issues you are facing. 

Based on more than 20 years experience in arts management and policy development, we believe that three areas of focus are critical to success.

Developing authentic leaders

Becoming a great leader takes knowing yourself and your values, communicating powerfully, and inspiring and motivating others.

Whether you’re looking to further your own career or provide leadership development for your team, we can design a program specifically for your needs.

Building confidence and resourcefulness

Resilience, confidence and resourcefulness are critical to both personal career success and building a robust organisation.

 

Working with Albany Lane helps individuals and teams to become energised and open, build momentum, and address challenges head-on.

Becoming strategy-focused

No matter what your role is, being aware of the bigger picture increases your value to your organisation and makes you more effective.

Our programs focus on embedding strategic thinking in you and your team to enhance your capabilities around designing and implementing your vision, overcoming obstacles, uncovering opportunities and preparing for growth.

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The Struggle is Real, and Valuable

The Struggle is Real, and Valuable

Date:06/01/2019

Nietzsche’s claim that “what does not kill me makes me stronger” has great intuitive appeal, and many of us believe that experiencing hardship and troubles can leave us in a better place than we were before. Scientists have become increasingly interested in studying the positive life changes that people report in the aftermath of highly stressful life events.

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What Makes You Tick?

What Makes You Tick?

Date:01/01/2019

The rewards of living a life in line with your values and character strengths are in: using your strengths on a daily basis improves your quality of life 3x and your engagement at work by 8x. Finding new ways to express yourself, in line with your core values and character strengths, positively impacts your life even more. Understanding if you are motivated more by honesty, creativity, adventure or happiness is the first step to finding a working life that works for you AND for developing new paradigms of working and leading, and means we all work better!

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Ever woken up and realised you don't want to go to work - not just today but ever again.

Ever woken up and realised you don't want to go to work - not just today but ever again.

Date:15/10/2018

Kasey Edwards described this experience in her very funny and insightful memoir - Thirty-Something and Over It. Her experience led her to reconnect to her love of writing and making a new path into that and other worlds. Others hide the feeling as a momentary blip and keep working through - needing to pay bills, mortgages and keep eating is a motivating force. But the physical and mental energy of forcing yourself to work for 20,30 or 40 years will be taking a toll.

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Spring is time to reconnect with what is important to you

Spring is time to reconnect with what is important to you

Date:05/09/2018

Spring is a wonderful time of the year to reconnect with what is most important to you, and make a start on what it is you want to create or change in your life. It is also a great time to review what may be working or not working in your life. Working one-on-one with a qualified coach may be the most effective way for you to “rearrange the furniture” in your mind, so you can create what you truly want in life.

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Case Studies

Emily Boyd

Emily worked with Albany Lane for six months as she took up a new leadership role in her company. This included an intensive "vision-setting" process to shape her aspirations and dreams.

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Libby Varcoe

Albany Lane has been working with Libby as she was transitioning through a career and life mid-point.

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