We team creativity and entrepreneurship for impact and profitability!
We specialise in coaching and mentoring for Cultural and Creative Professionals, Businesses and Organisations.
Our programme includes accessible basic business curricula as well as hands-on support throughout the vulnerable stages of setting up and developing a business.
We also help our clients to identify and access local and European funding opportunities.
Our aim is to improve the impact and profitability of Creative Freelancers and SME's through sector specific, practical, results-oriented and engaging entrepreneurial training, coaching and support in accessing funding.
We believe that tailored Entrepreneurial coaching, mentoring and training are critical elements of every successful and sustainable creative career. We are ambassadors for bringing together the two apparently incompatible spheres of business and creativity to create a vibrant, dynamic culture and economy that supports and promotes creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Our aim is to increase the number of creative small businesses in Ireland and Europe and provide them with access to world-class business advice and support in a way that they understand and that will help them succeed.
COACHING FOR INDIVIDUALS & FREELANCERS
WHY COACHING FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS
Our Coaching and Mentoring services will provide you with EXPERIENCED, INDEPENDENT and PRACTICAL support, in an affordable and convenient way, helping you to find solutions that work for your creative business and allow you to make progress faster and with more focus than you could on your own.
Our entire training is based on EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING which means it’s mostly learning by doing with less theory.
We help creatives to identify what makes them both DIFFERENT and NECESSARY as these two well-defined increase their profitability and impact.
We teach Creatives how to plan and run successful creative business, how to create great value for their customers or audiences in their own, unique way, how to deliver work that people desire in a smart, creative and profitable way?
In all this we are not talking about selling out.
We are talking about selling your work as every other professional does without feeling guilty about it!
“Effective coaching builds awareness and removes the excuses. Coaching will help you replace those excuses and limiting beliefs with empowering dreams, and boost your self-confidence. Coaching can help you identify your values, discover your “why,” set goals, increase your self-esteem, and find a balance in life and business.”
― Farshad Asl, The "No Excuses" Mindset: A Life of Purpose, Passion, and Clarity
“A good Coach asks great questions to help you remove the obstacles in your mind and to get you back on track in life”
“Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.” Napoleon Hill
“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” Douglas H. Everett
EVER FIND YOURSELF
- struggling with your strategy
- forming a clear mission for your organisation
- need help with your funding applications
- want some input into your creative programming
- need to put together a budget,
- have problems with the governance or the legal structure
- have a project you need help with
- struggling to find your Why
- want to talk to someone who knows the creative sector?
Then talk to us, we are here to help
Entrepreneur and Innovator with 25 years of work experience as CEO, Manager, Cultural Leader, Mentor & Educator.
Recipient of the Merit to Polish Culture awarded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as well as Main Awardee of the Arthur Guinness Fund.
Co-Founder of the Creative Entrepreneurs Academy that provides tailiored entreprenerial training and coaching to individuals and companies working in the Cultural and Creative Industries.
Founder & CEO of ArtConnected – a SaaS that matches Creative Opportunities with Talent.
Co-founder and CEO of Centre for Creative Practices focused on integrating, promoting and mentoring migrant, experimental and emerging artists. Curator of its yearly flagship event called New Voices of Ireland Series.
Regular guest speaker and lecturer at conferences, in higher education institutions and for the media in Europe and in Ireland. Monika’s recent talks include University Business Forum, in Oct’16 in San Sebastian; Creative Business Cup in Copenhagen, University of Pecs, Hungary, Trinity College Dublin, Univesity College Dublin and Dublin Institute of Technology.
Monika’s mentoring and coaching expertise includes Start-up support, Business Strategy, Value Proporsition and USP; Stakeholders Relationships; Fundraising; Audience & Customers’ base development; Market reaseach.
As a seasoned and dedicated fundriser Monika supports creative organisations, projects and individuals in accessing local and EU funding.
Head of Artistic & Creative Entrepreneurship
Ian has over 15 years’ senior management and entrepreneurial experience in the Arts, creative and technology Sectors and 4 years’ experience working with Local Government, Local Enterprise Offices, Local Arts Offices, Arts Organisations and Venues, Universities, Businesses and Community Groups throughout Ireland, auditing and engaging the artistic and creative community within specific geographic regions.
Currently Ian is working on advising and designing sustainable projects that utilise art and creativity as the main driver to effect sustainable economic and social change. He also teaches and mentors artistic and creative entrepreneurship training to adult learners and undergraduate students.
Ian's experience includes developing and implementing business / career / marketing strategies, marketing, business development, digital media, digital content creation, communications, project management, developing business, marketing and digital media strategies and implementation, project development, management and budgeting, resource management, team development and cohesion, training and training distribution methods for clients, staff and stakeholders.
Ian regularly gives papers on Artistic & Creative Entrepreneurship including:
- What is Creative Entrepreneurship, Trans National Creative Exchange, Solent University Southampton, October 2015
- The Role of Entrepreneurship in the Arts, Developing Talent and Opportunities, Slovak Government as part of their EU Presidency, Bratislava, September 2016;
- Entrepreneurship Training in the Arts, 20th Anniversary Conference, University of Pécs, Hungary, November 2016;
- Developing a Creative Model Canvas, 3E Conference, Cork, May 2017.
We Also Run Our Training For:
The Old Milking Parlour
Ballymurrin Lower, Kilbride
Wicklow, Ireland, A67TK64
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