Career Development

Spring is time to reconnect with what is important to you

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 05/09/2018   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Coaching, Decision Making, Inspiration, Intuition, Making change, Mindfulness, Strategic Planning

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. Read more...


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

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 16/06/2018   |   Categories: Career Development, Inspiration, Strategic Planning

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. Read more...


Who is responsible for your career?

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 06/06/2018   |   Categories: Career Development, Coaching, Decision Making, Making change

One of my mantras is that no-one is responsible for your career development except you – not your boss, your mum or your significant other. Whilst your career can be boosted by the support of coaches, mentors and sponsors, the one driving the bus is always YOU. Read more...


How to improve your employability

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 28/05/2018   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Coaching, Inspiration, Making change

In the era of the gig economy, one of the core skills all artists and arts workers need to master is how to be employable for life While the rest of the world is waking up to the pros and cons of the “gig-economy”, characterised by short-term contracts and casual employment, the creative sector shrugs its shoulders and asks, 'Hasn’t it always been that way?' Well, yes and no – David Throsby’s latest survey for the Australia Council on professional artists’ earnings and work practices, noted that the forces of globalisation and casualisation of employment have also been felt in the arts, with an increasing number of artists reporting moving to a portfolio career. This is where, instead of being employed by an institution in a linear trajectory of development, a professional artist must navigate a range of contracts, development opportunities and employment to continue their creative practice Read more...


What is your Super Power

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 23/02/2018   |   Categories: Career Development, Making change

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. Read more...


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