Inspiration

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...


Positive Stress

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 07/08/2018   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Decision Making, Inspiration, Making change, Mindfulness

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. 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...


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...


Why breaking resolutions is the best thing you can do.

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 21/01/2018   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Coaching, Decision Making, Inspiration, Intuition, Leadership, Leading in crisis, Making change, Mindfulness, Strategic Planning

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. Read more...


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