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'm launching a new creative career coaching service in January 2018.

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Masterclass in Organizing for Creative People

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, November 09, 2017

I gave a masterclass to workshop creative people's career issues at Foyles' flagship store in London in August. Find the link to it here...

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4 ways to have a creative career without neglecting your friendships

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, November 02, 2017

Too often, your clients are expecting the impossible of you – and you probably pretty much deliver it. But that can mean your friendships suffer. Here's how to get round the problem.

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Why does popular culture depict creativity as ‘chaotic’?

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, October 19, 2017

Is chaos an inevitable result of being a brilliant creator? Or just a trope that popular culture’s invented? And what impact does that have on creative people themselves?

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How to be an artist and business-like

Sheila Chandra - Monday, May 08, 2017

Many creative people fear that to be both and artist and business-like is not possible. Here’s how you can do it without losing your creative soul.

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Help! I don’t know when I’m going to feel like creating…

Sheila Chandra - Monday, April 03, 2017

Smart artists don’t just create when they feel like creating. Find out how to create good work even when you don’t.

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