Strategic Planning

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...


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...


I really want this job…. But the pay really sucks.

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 07/12/2017   |   Categories: Balancing work and life, Career Development, Making change, Strategic Planning

Has this ever happened to you? You see a job you would love to do and would be fantastic opportunity; it highlights all your key skills and seems to be made for you to shine; you admire the company, resonate with its values, and have great rapport with the team. You apply, are made an offer and the reality sinks in when you see the figure on the page. It is much lower than you expected or had previously earnt, and takes you back a step. Read more...


What your (funding) partners want from you, but may be too polite to ask

Author: Judith Bowtell   |   Date: 17/09/2016   |   Categories: Career Development, Inspiration, Leadership, Strategic Planning

Great partnerships are more than a way to fund a project or fix your bottom line. They are the foundations by which you can take your work to the world, and maybe even change it a little bit for the better. Read more...


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