Hi Folks - welcome to The Art of Work.
Are you in business to make the world a better, more colourful and compassionate place? To fill it full of great design, great coaching, great music - or whatever it is that you make, do or deliver? Me too. Here's the why and the how:
A freelancer for over 30 years, I write, speak and deliver workshops around doing business creatively, how to find and build relationships with customers and how to tell a great story about your work - drawing on my wide-ranging experience of working in the space where creativity, business and personal development meet.
My life is a mix of working one-to-one with people on their businesses and delivering inventive and engaging talks and workshop sessions for universities, creative organisations and private companies. For example:
- Speaking to a very wide range of audiences. Talks are illustrated with hand-drawn images designed to evoke creative thinking.
- Delivering masterclasses on coaching - just about to design and deliver training for staff and partners at Nottingham's prestigious New Arts Exchange.
- Delivering workshops and interactive sessions with students and entrepreneurs who want to make a living from the things they love to do.
- Working with quiet people who want to connect with their audience or develop their leadership skills.
- Coaching individuals who want or need to develop their career, business or organisation, morphing from one area of specialism to another, exploring and setting new goals for life and/or work.
Highlights from the last 12 months
I've recently published The Art Of the Possible cards - a beautifully presented set of 44 hand-illustrated cards for coaching, facilitation and personal reflection. They are selling all over the world. You can find out more about the cards via the link in the sidebar.
My second book - The Art of Shouting Quietly - is now a set text for Cambridge University's Leading Change programme. They purchased a copy for every young person on the prestigious Queens Young Leaders programme - a global development programme for emerging young leaders throughout the commonwealth - and commissioned a series of webinars on themes from the book to be broadcast across 50 countries within the timescale of the 2017/8 programme. The book and other articles are also featured on Susan Cain's Quiet Revolution website.
I'm a key business trainer on Crafts Council UK's prestigious Hothouse programme, and delivering similar creative business development sessions across the UK. At the moment I'm working with The London Creative Network on a series of workshops around the customer journey.
I'm Business Editor of craft&design magazine - contributing articles to every issue and providing a wide range of podcasts and videos on business issues.
My writing is featured on the Creative Choices website. Creative Choices is the portal of Creative and Cultural Skills - the UK's Industry lead body for training in the creative sector. My most recent article is the most read post in the history of the website.
My first book - 'Make Your Creativity Pay', was published in July 2011.The second - 'The Art of Shouting Quietly - a guide to self-promotion for introverts and other quiet souls', was published April 2015 and is now available as a paperback, on Kindle and as an audiobook. If you's like to get hold of a copy, follow the links in the sidebar.
Talks & Workshops
I deliver talks and training sessions that help people understand how to get out there and let the world know about the great work they do. Audiences include creative professionals, students, and people who are looking to start or develop their own small creative businesses. I also create bespoke training for Creative Industry organisations and national charities.
I regularly present Creative Business Courses for The Refectory Table. These bespoke courses are run in comfortable non-corporate settings accompanied by great food - Refectory Table events are curated by Refectory Table director Janet Currie FRSA.
I present at national conferences and events, and work with universities, colleges, businesses and arts organisations for whom I design and deliver training events, seminars and continuing professional development programmes.
All my talks are designed specifically for the audience - no two are the same. You can download the 2016 brochure here.
I'm based in the East Midlands and travel widely throughout the UK.
You can contact me at anytime by phone on 07810415402 (there's an answering machine if I'm busy) or by email here
I'm always happy to talk things through - if you want to know more about what I do - or explore if something that I do might be right for you, don't worry that you might be wasting my time - just call.
As I say on my training courses - 'there's no such thing as a daft question!'
Best wishes - Pete Mosley