Working freelance? Five things to consider first

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 11/08/2016   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Inspiration

There is nothing worse than finding yourself working late nights and weekends and finding yourself worse of financially than you were if you were employed. But with a bit of strategy, you can find a balance between income and freedom. Read more...

Does dressing the part for work matter?

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 30/07/2016   |   Categories: Career Development, Inspiration

In a perfect world what you wear to work shouldn’t matter but reality tells us something different. No matter how professional, passionate and energetic you are, a worn out wardrobe can send the wrong messages to yourself and those around you. This week our guest Kerry Athanassiou, founder of Style Culture shares 5 achievable tips towards change. Read more...

Rejection sucks: how to comeback from missing out on a job

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 23/07/2016   |   Categories: Career Development, Inspiration, Making change

Rejection sucks, but being strategic in your job hunt or career change can lessen the chance of missing out on work that will fulfill and satisfy you. Read more...

Bouncing back from missing out on a grant

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 14/07/2016   |   Categories: Fundraising, Inspiration, Strategic Planning

Missing out on funding or a grant can be frustrating, disappointing and demoralising, but it can be chance to learn more about your work for next time around. Read more...

Bigger is not always better - the six key risks in growing your organisation

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 18/03/2016   |   Categories: Inspiration, Leadership, Strategic Planning

For arts organisations, bigger is often not better. Unless you are ready aiming high could just mean a heavier fall. Read more...

Facing an uncertain future in your career

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 17/01/2016   |   Categories: Career Development, Decision Making, Inspiration

We live in uncertain times, and no one is ever immune to sudden and confronting changes in their working lives. Take some time and space NOW to put yourself in a position to succeed no matter what your circumstances, and stay on the front foot in your career. Read more...

Funding cuts - stay calm and prepare for change

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 10/01/2016   |   Categories: Fundraising, Inspiration, Leadership, Leading in crisis, Making change, Strategic Planning

This year nearly every small to mid-size arts company will be impacted by the decisions being made by the Australia Council and other funding bodies around organisation and project funding. There is little to be gained from general anxiety or panic, but if you are in a leadership role you need to acknowledge, understand and communicate the reality of the situation. Read more...

Five immediate wins from creating your own career plan

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 08/01/2016   |   Categories: Career Development, Inspiration

If you work in the arts you can miss out on some of the benefits of corporate life, like a professional development plan. However the benefit of creating your own career plan is that you are not stuck with meeting others expectations and goals and have the freedom to create a strategy that meets your personal dreams and desires. Read more...

Five ways you can develop your resilience even when life is crap

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 18/12/2015   |   Categories: Career Development, Compassion, Inspiration

It's been a horror week in Australian arts scene, and more pain to come. So what can you do to recover and survive when life turns to pooh? Press pause on your problems, be grateful, generous and kind, and allow yourself to walk away at the time it all seems too much. Read more...

Fresh start in 2016 – time to move beyond wishful thinking

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 06/12/2015   |   Categories: Career Development, Inspiration, Making change

Whether you’re an aspiring or accomplished leader, success in the arts takes being strategic, reflective and resourceful. In this high pressure and ever-changing environment, having a road map for your journey will help you stay focused and proactive, regardless of the circumstances within your organisation or the wider industry. If you’re ready to get on the front foot with your career, join Albany Lane for this one-day workshop and gain the space, clarity and tools that will help you design the next steps in your career in the arts. Read more...

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