Category: Teaching

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”

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”

Is It Time to Rewrite the Script?

  Last week’s blog post and ensuing social media posts and my weekly FB live session were all about “Getting past our fear of what other people might think” and one of the points I made garnered so many DMs, Emails, and comments that… Continue Reading “Is It Time to Rewrite the Script?”

What Will the Next Phase of Your Career Look Like?

  There’s a cliche of the middle-aged man who has been in the same job with the same company since he finished college and will stay in that same job until the age of 65, at which point he will retire to Florida.  We… Continue Reading “What Will the Next Phase of Your Career Look Like?”

Thinning the Carrots of Your Career

  My husband has spearheaded a community garden at his school. He’s always lived amongst gardeners (except, I imagine, during his years out at sea…hard to find good soil in all that ocean….) and he’s been a huge help in our home gardens in… Continue Reading “Thinning the Carrots of Your Career”

How to Fulfill Your Potential: Step 1

What would it look like if you were to reach your full potential?    This, my friends, has been the question that has been eating at me for the past couple of years. Finally, I gave in and decided to dedicate some real time… Continue Reading “How to Fulfill Your Potential: Step 1”

My Unconventional Quest For the Perfect Coach

  I was catching up with a friend the other day, and she was asking me about the coaching work I’ve been doing over the past couple of years.    “So, are you a career coach, or a life coach?”    And…hmmmm… It got… Continue Reading “My Unconventional Quest For the Perfect Coach”

Progress Stalled Out? Here’s How to Reach Your Goals Faster (Without Burning Out)

  In all of my research into productivity, personal and professional growth, and coaching, I’ve found two general schools of thought when it comes to making progress on something:    Slow and steady wins the race.  Go Big or Go Home.    But the… Continue Reading “Progress Stalled Out? Here’s How to Reach Your Goals Faster (Without Burning Out)”

It’s Time to Kon-Mari Our Careers

March of 2020: Performances were canceled mid-rehearsal cycle. Some managed to pay the musicians. Most did not. That seemed horribly unfair.    May 2020: Still no gigs, and all summer concerts, camps, and festivals canceled. With no work for the foreseeable future, musicians were… Continue Reading “It’s Time to Kon-Mari Our Careers”

Welcome to Your Experimental Year

Well, here we are! Another Labor Day.   Whether your school year started in August, or will in the coming days, Labor Day Weekend always signifies the official end of summer and the beginning of fall.    Last year, though….it all kind of blurred… Continue Reading “Welcome to Your Experimental Year”