Decision Making

How to Develop a Career Strategy with Clarity & Confidence

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 01/11/2019   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Coaching, Decision Making, Inspiration, Leadership, Making change, New Business, Strategic Planning

Start 2020 on the right foot, join Judith Bowtell of Albany Lane for How to Develop a Career Strategy with Clarity and Confidence, a 6 week online course that will deliver confidence and clarity to your action plan and a place where you can flex your muscles and get ready to fly. It's difficult to navigate your career options when you are a solo business owner multi-tasking, but getting out of your comfort zone, and trying new ways of thinking about things, will give you new insights to take back to your business, to build better relationships with your clients and community, and ultimately the business that surrounds you. Read more...


Join us for Strategic Planning for Solo Entrepreneurs

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 04/07/2019   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Coaching, Decision Making, Inspiration, Making change, New Business, Strategic Planning

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. Read more...


Albany Lane’s top 10 hacks to better networking.

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 01/07/2019   |   Categories: Career Development, Decision Making, Making change, Mindfulness, New Business, Strategic Planning

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. Read more...


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

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 25/04/2019   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Compassion, Decision Making, Facilitation, Intuition, Leadership, Leading in crisis, Mindfulness, Strategic Planning

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. Read more...


TheWheel 2019

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 28/02/2019   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Coaching, Decision Making, Making change, Mindfulness

When working out what you want to get from coaching, it is great to first review your entire life and see what’s working for you now and what needs a bit of attention. Make 10-15 minutes for yourself, with cup of tea or similar, some of your favourite music if you want, and a pen or pencil to capture your findings. This is your time – so make it personal and special. Look at the wheel and consider each of the 10 domains in turn. As you do – check in how you are feeling about each domain RIGHT NOW IN THIS MOMENT and give yourself a rating out of 10. Read more...


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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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