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

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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Positive Stress

Positive Stress

Date:07/08/2018

Now is a good time to take stock, and reflect on how much time is spent "doing something", rather than doing something worthwhile. It’s a trap many of us fall into, being busy but not productive can lead to stress, which stifles our creative thinking, rather than positive tension which helps propel you to a new and exciting outcome.

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Five important points to consider when establishing a career in the Arts

Five important points to consider when establishing a career in the Arts

Date:16/06/2018

One of my favourite questions is to ask is: what advice you would give to your younger self? Be brave, ask questions, and trust your instincts are often top of the list. Get support, practice self-care and remember to breathe are also common answers. It seems that we oldies would have valued someone kind saying, 'Go for your dreams, but don’t be too hard on yourself if things fail, because somehow, you’ll survive'. And for the most part that’s true – things do have a way of working out. You will get a new job, you will develop supportive relationships, and you will even recover in some way from that injury or other health issue that threatens to hold you back.

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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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Megan Barlow

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

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