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Freelance Horn Player and Manhattan School of Music Graduate

[Career Planning for Music Entrepreneurs] was a fantastic workshop.  In many ways, I wish that the topics covered in your seminar were part of the core curriculum for conservatory training. For musicians, self-esteem is closely related to artistic success which is in turn deeply intertwined with successful artistic endeavors.  Goal-setting strategies, project planning, asking the key questions which help to unlock hidden information--- these are the skills necessary for building a platform of success. 

Artistic Director, Tapestry Opera

 

Astrid is able to command control of a room of extremely diverse professionals and impart extremely useful tools, with hard resources and anecdotal guides. We laughed, oohed, raised our eyebrows, dug in, and stayed alert through fairly dense material thanks to Astrid's charm and skill.

— Michael M., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

Pianist & Yale School of Music Graduate

"It was instrumental in this time of my career to work with Ms. Astrid Baumgardner. She was an empowering source of inspiration, energy, and hope. Her workshop should be required at every musical institution."

— Amy Y., Philadelphia, PA

 

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Astrid's Blog

How To Adopt the Attitude of Success Part II: Raise Your Energy in 7 Steps
My last blog post on how to adopt the attitude of success introduced the 6 different levels of energy-- the different attitudes that you might have about your career-- showing the thought that is associated with each level: Stress-Inducing Levels: Level 1: WorriedLevel 2: Frustrated Motivating Levels: Level 3: ManagingLevel 4: ServiceLevel 5: OpportunityLevel 6: Flow Here is the benefit of working with the energy levels: Once you become aware of your thoughts and attitudes, you can th...
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How to Adopt the Attitude of Success Part I: Tap Into Your Positive Energy
What comes to mind when you answer the following two questions? What do you do professionally? How do you feel about your career? The first is relatively straightforward: I'm a student, a musician, an arts administrator, a lawyer, a business professional in transition. The second is trickier because it gets beneath the surface and examines your attitude towards your career. When I ask this question in my class or in my workshops, I get a variety of answers: Great! Eager to help othe...
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Top Picks from My Bookshelf: Inspiration on How To Create Success
As an inveterate life-long learner, I constantly read in order to get new ideas and refresh my learning.  I still love books:  e-books for convenience, hardback and paperbacks for marking up and filling with notes!  And I love to share my resources with friends, colleagues, clients and students. If you are an arts entrepreneur or leader looking for some new inspiration on how to create success, here are the top picks from my bookshelf: The Mindset of SuccessCarol Dweck...
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