Making change

Ever woken up and realised you don't want to go to work - not just today but ever again.

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 15/10/2018   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Coaching, Decision Making, Intuition, Making change, Mindfulness

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. Read more...


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...


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...


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