https://youtu.be/DhT6qKVAdzw Can you learn to love self-promotion? I know many self-employed creatives really struggle with self-promotion. It’s a struggle that I’ve dealt with myself for many years. I’d like to tell you the story of how I’ve learnt to love it and find it enjoyable – and...

https://youtu.be/Qcu0P0ODcaE You may have seen the news that I'm running a groundbreaking workshop on July 6th called The Brass Tacks of Trailblazing PR. The workshop is aimed at helping creative people learn how to raise their profile and get more of the work they love. Like many...

I was slightly heartbroken last night. I went to see a show called Jekyll & Hyde at the Pleasance theatre in Islington. My friend  had invited me as her boyfriend was in the show. She brought a gaggle of friends with her, but sadly we made...

OK – this is an exciting moment. If you’ve ever tried to promote yourself and found that the process left you feeling a bit self-conscious or uncomfortable – “Oh, am I coming across as pushy, annoying, too much…” – well, you’re in good company! I...

"I can't do it. What have I got to bring? I'm not ready.." My mind was saying this in a meeting the other day. I was there as a trainer to be part of an exciting new leadership programme for women.  I was there because of...

“Let things happen as they’re supposed to.” I have been a ‘pusher’ all of my life. Now when I say ‘pusher’, I don’t mean the drugs use type ;-) – I mean the work-focused type. Pushing myself to work harder, learn new things to increase my...

https://youtu.be/5Nf0TldU-ow   “You weren’t successful this time…” You know you shouldn’t, but you curl up in bed and hope that you’ll feel better in an hour. Rejection feels hard. It hits you in the gut. As you lie there, you realise that you’re not just feeling wounded by this...

https://youtu.be/XLreNjEJPUc Hello fabulous creatives, This week I'm on a mission to encourage you to dare to show up with your creative work and be your most authentic self. We live in world that is becoming more and more glossy and perfect by the day.  Although I enjoy...

https://youtu.be/Yd8cdsNr650 "I wish I could feel more myself when I meet people in my industry". "I hate networking" This is the phrase I hear more than anything when I meet creative people who wish to move their careers to another level. Most of us find it uncomfortable meeting...

https://youtu.be/NgWk2avCNGE It’s easy to tip into overwhelm when you are self-employed or running a business. Not only are you a creator, but you are probably the office manager, marketing department and chief tea maker! Wearing so many hats can be demanding on the brain and can...