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

Understanding yourself: stop holding back and become a better leader

Understanding yourself: stop holding back and become a better leader


When women come to me wanting to develop their leadership potential, the first thing I ask is, do I have permission to challenge them. This is a fundamental precept of coaching - a willingness to be open to feedback.

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What is  your Super Power

What is your Super Power


Everyone is born with a specific set of character strengths that makes us unique, some we learn, some we harness, some super powers we harness in times of crisis. And at one point or another, you’ve probably been told what your unique strengths are.

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New Year, New Opportunities, New Career? Event 15.2.18

New Year, New Opportunities, New Career? Event 15.2.18


Changing jobs in now a regular part of life. Today the national average tenure in a job is 3.3 years, with expectation that we will have up to five careers in our lifetime. Jobs are also more likely to be temporary or contract based and these trends impact the way we manage our working life. Judith Bowtell and Albany Lane invite you to join us for breakfast and hear from individuals who have mastered major career changes: from Big Business to Solo Entrepreneur, and from Small Arts and community organisations to major corporates. So if you are contemplating change in your working life now or in the future ( and you will!) come and join us for breakfast and hear from those who have made the jump, survived and thrived!

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Why breaking resolutions is the best thing you can do.

Why breaking resolutions is the best thing you can do.


When we are stuck making a change in our behaviour that we believe will benefit us, it is due to an underlying contradictory thought pattern or belief. Until this belief is challenged and resolved, we will constantly come up against it, leading us at risk of seeing ourselves as “failures” in this area of our life.

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Case Studies

Megan Barlow

Albany Lane recently worked with Megan as she set up her new business venture.

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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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