Category: Career

How to Make Tough Decisions: A 5-Step Process

  This past week I was faced with a tough decision. One of those decisions that I didn’t want to have to make, but it was on me to make it.  On Tuesday afternoon, Exactly 1 week before Day 1 of the Creative Leadership… Continue Reading “How to Make Tough Decisions: A 5-Step Process”

Why This is an Incredible Moment For the Arts

  It makes me so happy to open up Instagram and Facebook these days and see my friends’ faces smiling back at me from various rehearsals and concert venues. Captions are back to the usual jokes about summer concerts, and gig mishaps. It’s almost… Continue Reading “Why This is an Incredible Moment For the Arts”

An Open Letter to My Students

  My Dear Students,  You might be curious as to why I have decided to step away from playing the cello–after so many years of focusing my life around it.  After all, this thing that you are striving towards–this ability to play well enough… Continue Reading “An Open Letter to My Students”

On Giving Up My Performance Life

  Here’s a riddle for you:  Q: What do you call a musician at the height of their career (whatever that means…) who decides to stop performing?  A: I don’t know. Nobody does that.    Except that’s exactly what I’ve done.    A few… Continue Reading “On Giving Up My Performance Life”

How Gardening Made Me a Better Musician

  Throughout my life, there are only two things that have remained constant fixtures: Playing the cello, and Gardening.  In fact, my 2 earliest memories are of eating all of the raspberries in the allotment when I was about 3, and playing French Folk… Continue Reading “How Gardening Made Me a Better Musician”

The Right Way to Make Career Decisions

  As Creatives, our careers are made up of a series of projects. Whether you are a musician, a dancer, an actor, a writer, or a visual artist, opportunities are presented to us almost daily in the form of invitations, requests, and our own… Continue Reading “The Right Way to Make Career Decisions”

Spotlight Series: The Happiest Musician: Oboist and Author, Jennet Ingle

I am so excited to be bringing back my Spotlight Series! This monthly series features amazing creatives that are doing things THEIR way, and on THEIR terms. Each one of them has contributed to the betterment of their industry by following their dreams as… Continue Reading “Spotlight Series: The Happiest Musician: Oboist and Author, Jennet Ingle”

The Most Important Thing

  I was in a discussion yesterday with a very wise woman, who mentioned that perhaps the most important thing (and she really did mean The Most Important Thing) was to feel relaxed.  Immediately, I thought of how musicians tend to feel right before… Continue Reading “The Most Important Thing”

Why I am a Huge Fan of Content Deprivation Weeks

  There are a lot of folks out there peddling “Productivity Hacks” or “How to be more productive” “Get More Done in Less Time!” and for the most part, I ignore them. I do a lot, and I think I work pretty well. If… Continue Reading “Why I am a Huge Fan of Content Deprivation Weeks”

The 5 Behaviors My Most Successful Clients All Have in Common (that you can start doing today)

  As I wrap up the 4th(!) launch of my group program–Profit Pivot– this week, I’m having some great conversations with the most amazing group of artists and musicians and welcoming them into this world of artistic entrepreneurship. As I talk with them and… Continue Reading “The 5 Behaviors My Most Successful Clients All Have in Common (that you can start doing today)”