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.

Inspiration in your inbox

Join us for Strategic Planning for Solo Entrepreneurs

Join us for Strategic Planning for Solo Entrepreneurs

Date:04/07/2019

Strategic Planning for Solo Entrepreneurs is a new face book group that will take you strategically through 6 weeks of process for more clarity and increased confidence in your working life. Ideal for Sole Trader, entrepreneurs and those who want to make their side hustle a little less side and a little more hustle. The tools we unpack are especially effective for creative workers, as they use visualisation, imagery and break down business development concepts for non-business brains.

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Albany Lane’s top 10 hacks to better networking.

Albany Lane’s top 10 hacks to better networking.

Date:01/07/2019

When you next attend and industry event or conference, prepare yourself for networking and making the most of authentic connections you can build on. It can often feel overwhelming, and the urge to sell yourself and your projects can add pressure that makes you, well not quite you. Here’s out top ten check list to get under your belt before you arrive.

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Five warning signs you have a “brilliant jerk” to deal with…. And what to do before it’s too late.

Five warning signs you have a “brilliant jerk” to deal with…. And what to do before it’s too late.

Date:25/04/2019

A brilliant jerk has been defined as a high performer with a bad attitude. The type of person who can bring results, make high level connections, be a creative genius – but no one really wants to be around for any length of time. Having them on your team – as an artistic director, adviser, fundraiser - can lift your efforts exponentially. However, having someone who is solely driven by ego and self-interest will undermine the collective efforts of any organisation. The company becomes about upholding the vision of one individual – and loses the flexibility and agility needed to survive in today’s rapidly changing work and economic environment.

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Five years can seem like a long time when you are creating a vision for the future

Five years can seem like a long time when you are creating a vision for the future

Date:20/03/2019

Five years can seem like a long time when you are creating a vision for the future - yet it can seem like just yesterday that I started on the journey that is Albany Lane. Five years ago, I started with the idea of sharing a bit of inspiration with a few colleagues and friends, and now we have a monthly newsletter for clients and the Albany Lane community.

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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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