News


I'm launching a new creative career coaching service

Sheila Chandra - Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Following the success of 'Organizing for Creative People' - which topped the Foyle's chart recently - I became aware for the huge need for a creative career coaching and mentoring service. So I'm launching one in January 2018.

A new creative career coaching website

Although I don't officially launch until January, I will be taking a few clients in November and December at a discount, so do get in touch if this is something you'd like. For more information go to www.sheilachandracoaching.com.

My press release is below, so if you'd like to cover the launch with some press or know anyone who would like to, feel free to use it or pass it on!

 

*********

PRESS RELEASE

Renowned musician, pop star, author and mentor to the stars launches coaching practice for creatives

Arts veteran Sheila Chandra is channeling her nearly 40 years of experience and knowledge in creative industries to inspire and empower like-minded people through her new coaching practice, Sheila Chandra Coaching, launching in January 2018.

Sheila is the ground-breaking world music artist and best-selling author who mentored street artist Stik from homelessness to international acclaim in just five years, and the two are still firm friends and collaborators [see Guardian article]

While mentoring Stik, she was reminded how much those in creative careers often struggle in a uniquely challenging industry, alongside the difficulties of sustaining a healthy lifestyle. Using her unique way of coaching (which has led to her nickname ‘the silent coach’) coupled with her extensive experience, Sheila will offer guidance and mentoring to help clients clarify their goals and career aspirations, find strategies and resources to achieve them, free up their creative processes, build their motivation and reframe when they’re feeling stuck.

Her latest book, Organizing for Creative People (Watkins 2017), is a Foyles bestseller and is the only guide to setting up the essential infrastructure that creative people need to thrive in a professional career. The success of her book became the prompt to set up her new coaching practice as she saw how much it was needed.

Sheila has worked in the arts first as a child actress on BBC TVs Grange Hill, and then as a singer, songwriter, workshop leader, publisher and author for 35 years at an international level. She began her career as the lead singer of Monsoon and, while only 16, scored a top ten hit around the world with Ever So Lonely.

She subsequently released a further ten solo albums including four with Peter Gabriel’s Real World label, toured extensively with WOMAD and appeared on such programmes as Later, The South Bank Show and Top of the Pops. Other credits include a further top ten hit with Jakatta, writing a music series for BBC Radio 2, recording and touring with Imagined Village and singing on the second Lord of the Rings soundtrack, The Two Towers.

Sheila’s life took an unexpected turn in 1992 when she was involved in a car accident that resulted in an emergency eye operation, during which her vocal cords we scarred. For the next 18 years, she managed to perform but only by taking drastic measures to protect her voice by not speaking for days. Her system became ‘primed for pain’ and in 2010 she developed an additional neurological pain condition called Burning Mouth Syndrome which means that she suffers pain for hours or even days after speaking for more than 10 minutes.

This has led her to her unique way of coaching – the client speaks and Sheila types back via email or Skype video.She has been helping creatives for the last 15 years, but is only now launching her official coaching practice. Few creators of with her breadth of knowledge have time to provide support for others in their field. But Sheila’s disability and consequent change of life path means that creative people at all stages of their careers now have a chance to benefit from what a recent fRoots review described as an “intelligent consultation with a world-class artist” on a one-to-one level.

“I love inspiring like-minded creatives and showing them that there’s someone out there who understands their industry and can help” says Sheila. “I want to use my experience, coupled with my coaching skills, to help other artists to thrive in their creative careers. I can no longer make art. But I can empower others to make it.”

Testimonials:

“Sheila gave me the tools to hunt success and the strategies to cope with it when it came....”

Stik – Street Artist

“Constant encouragement and sound business advice. I couldn't have wished for a more empowering coach."

Chris Butler – Award-winning Artist and MBS Author

“Sheila revolutionised the way I think about and organise my time – with great results.”

Antony Brand – Tech Entrepreneur and mid-life career changer

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

For all enquiries, please contact: Sheila Chandra E: sheila@sheilachandra.com


 

 




Comments
Post has no comments.
Post a Comment




Captcha Image


×

Recent Posts


Tags

mornings feel like creatiing artist workspaces theft creative wellbeing being organized self promotion social media creative career diary hobbies fine art tidiness in living spaces effortlessly tidy great art creative identity emotional resilience successful artist tidy low maintenance strategies critical acclaim living mess free artistic conviction absences procrastination work life buying hope magic lifetimes card imagination nipping things in the bud efficient work patterns living clutter free buying stardust why organise pop culture commitment nurturing creative work proposal writing tidier slow and steady work priorities working class culture workspaces partners business-like warm down buying youth creative person long-term artistic development work efficiently clearing clutter peacefulness well curated closet home organising creativity diary stay on top of email vulnerability fall of innocence cry feeling creative low maintenance bulk buy time clutter loving your audience innocence compulsion well organized creative confidence dynamic spaces stop cluttering guilty purchases streamlining routines artist goals anxiety confident in clothes collections how to be naturally tidy inspiration professional creative career how to work efficiently exhaustion loss emotional support too many commitments buying happiness jealousy creative ambitions clarity of thought missed opportunities the void just in case diagnosis organise popular culture professional mentors under-confidence VIPs tidy desk childhood brilliant creator chaotic great artists staying in control stay tidy automatically introverts creative spark platform motivation Sheila Chandra author emotional balance organizing for creative people tidy people wind down clear outs stop hoarding stuff green room cupboard of shame criteria for letting go of stuff tortoise and hare domestic life creative magic inconvenience professional encouragement appointments overwork emotionally secure artist new year being tripped up resentment email overload much better friend 2018 goals : clothes artist materials grief email bankruptcy housework much quicker cleaning elevator pitch buying wealth branding parent productivity artist mentors good creative habits making decisions clean desk creativity organisation business home care display items disorganization ‘stories’ about your possessions business interface to creative businesses artist mentoring mess nurture creativity car control spree hijacking creativity nascent artists home life social media networking focus networking effectively double standard smart artists goals pop music copyright lazy brands career strategy good friend work trips clutter addict hoarding arrogance touring artist creative culture creative commissions artistry binge storage trope minimalists letting go sheila chandra coaching boredom saving time artistic chaos morning routines concentrated creative time how to save time friends ‘creativity’ tension static spaces working class artists wardrobe myth network friendships hostile clutter precious memories clear desk stardust getting ready for work slim-line wardrobe visualising creative people writing funding campaigns business-speak buy fewer clothes clearing quality peer-to-peer networks cleaning your desk proposals tips for clearing artists subconscious mind hotel room creative career coaching networking clutter mature artists email good art work creative organising culture vocation normality symptoms of creativity sacrifice temperament work/home life balance too busy celebrity endorsed products to do list crowdfunding funding clearing in short bursts multiple lifetimes clearing as you go options

Archive

×