Monica has worked with organisations and institution to create tailor-made creative business programs since 1996. Some of our previous clients have been kind enough to share their experience of working with Monica and the Creative Plus Business team.
Monica was a featured speaker at the recent Blue Lab creative industries symposium. I asked her to help the audience of creative types understand that ‘business’ was not a dirty word. Monica delivered a stellar presentation on Power & Money that left the audience not only inspired but fighting each other for title of ‘businessperson of the year.’ I can’t wait to work with Monica again in the future and I highly recommend her as a speaker.
Kelly Blainey – Creative Industries Cluster Manager, Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise
Monica has worked closely with the Centre for Screen Business delivering core teaching to all AFTRS students. The course she teaches is about starting and running a small business. She is one of the most highly rated teachers at the School. Students consistently evaluate her courses as one of their best learning experiences. The course content she has developed is accessible, actionable – and very much in demand.
David Court – Director, Centre for Screen Business
Monica is one of the most inspirational, motivational and thorough guest lecturers I have in the Screen course of study at NIDA. She is the unique combination of hard task master, caring adviser and complete professional. Each and every student gains immeasurably from their interaction with Monica and this results in a student who is self motivated and encouraged to be bold, strategic and then audacious in pursuit of their creative life. I wish I could clone her!
Di Drew – Head of Film and Television, NIDA
Monica Davidson is exceptional in all facets of delivering Creative Business Skills courses for independent professional artists. Engaging, highly informative and beneficial to participants immediately and in the long term.
Shane Batchelor – Consultant, Bangarra Dance Theatre
I enjoy always enjoy working with Monica. She radiates positivity and her sessions with Metro Screen students always get rave reviews. Monica is able to inspire students to embark on a creative career without shying away from the reality of freelancing. She provides practical information freelancers really need to succeed and I know our students stand a better chance of taking control of their careers once they’ve spent a few hours with Monica!
Claire Morgan – Training Manager Metro Screen
I would like to thank you for the workshops you presented for Clarence Valley Council as part of the Cultural Month. The workshops received some great feedback from the participants and generated collaborative work between them.
Melissa Dickson – Events and Promotions Coordinator, Clarence Valley Council
On behalf of the NAVA I want to thank you for working with us on the development and implementation of our inaugural on-line training program for visual artists. Your experience and knowledge about the issues and motivations required by people running their own business allowed us to deliver a program that was relevant and embraced by the participants. NAVA staff also gained from working with you.
Tamara Winikoff – Executive Director, National Association for the Visual Arts
Monica is a talented and engaging presenter in the world of business for creative people. Her ability to understand and communicate the complexities of business to members of the creative arts is rare, and an asset to any arts organisation. Her personal style is approachable and passionate – our students loved her sessions. I have no hesitation in recommending her.
Rebecca Johnston – Co-Head of Acting, International Screen Academy