Everyone needs tailored advice now and then, and we’re happy to offer our services exclusively for creative people who need that bit of extra help. Our creative business coaching and mentoring packages can provide extra information, an understanding ear, or a little push in the right direction.
You can choose from CHAT, an informal and irregular coaching arrangement, through to the more rigorous GROW, a regular business mentoring program designed to help you make the most of your freelance and/or creative business. We also offer PLAN, a whole day of planning, goal setting and strategy using our advisor’s help to get your business on the right track.
If all you need is an occasional bit of assistance or someone to talk to, you can choose to CHAT. Each session lasts 55 minutes, either in person, over the phone or via Zoom. Our advisors will help you work through your particular business challenges, and you’ll be provided with suggested Actions to help you move forward. You’ll also be sent an email follow-up with loads of extra resources to help you on your way.
The GROW package is more rigorous, and helps you work towards a longer term goal. This could be the starting of a new business, the growth of an existing business, hiring of staff, creation of processes, implementation of a marketing plan, or a complete overhaul. Our advisors start by helping you define your goals on a wider scale, and then work with you regularly (every 4-6 weeks) to strategise how best to make those goals a reality. This program asks for, and expects, participants to be accountable and serious about their creative business growth.
The PLAN package is not for the faint-hearted. On a single day, you and/or your team will work with one of our Senior Advisors to create a strategic plan for the future of your creative business. The focus could be on making more money, improving your marketing, solidifying the internal workings business, or simply finding a better way to manage your time and juggle between your creative and financial needs. PLAN is ideal for people or organisations who are ready to take the next step and want a fast, intensive and practical solution to the problem.
We also offer larger organisations our consultancy service, where we can develop and implement tailored mentoring programs for your creative client base. You might want to implement a mentoring program for creatives in your town or guild, or perhaps you have an internal focus. Our services include the Coaching CongaLine, a unique service designed to help collaborators, teams and members of larger organisations help each other through the process of combining business and creativity. Some of our previous clients for tailored mentoring programs include Arts North West, the Australian Institute of Music, and the Council of the City of Sydney.
You can find out more about our advisors here. Monica, Irene and Robyn are all creative practitioners with business training and experience. Monica is our Senior Advisor, Irene loves start-ups and regional clients, and Robyn works with the whole range of creative businesses.
Find out the answer to some common questions, such as ‘what’s the difference between coaching and mentoring?‘ and ‘is there a contract?‘.
Clients past and present give insight into what it’s like to have a personal coach, mentor and sounding board for their creative businesses and arts enterprises.