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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




"Astrid has turned around the way I look at my career in the most extraordinary way.  I used to think that the professional part of what I do was very separate from the creative and deeply personal aspects of being a composer.  Going after professional opportunities to get my music out there felt to me like a very daunting task--one that I found a little distasteful because it felt like "selling myself."  Astrid really helped me realize that building a career has to come from the most genuine part of myself--in the same way as building a piece.  With this understanding, the professional world looks much less scary to me now, and I'm able to reach out to my professional network with the courage of my conviction, and with the kind of personal investment and care that makes professional experiences deeply meaningful.  Career building is about believing in what you do, and its validity; it is about communication and courage.  It only works if it feels true to who you are.
With her supportive and positive attitude combined with her incredible sensitivity and intelligence, Astrid has created for me a wonderful safe space to discover how I want to develop my goals from the inside out.  I have found in her a true kindred spirit as well as a powerful ally and coach."

— Hannah L., New York, NY


Opera America Field Consultant & Former CEO, Minnesota Opera


You did an outstanding job with the [Opera America] Leadership Intensive.  The sessions you led were truly a transformational experience for all of the participants.

— Kevin Smith, Opera America Field Consultant and Former CEO, Minnesota Opera


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Astrid's Blog

Get the Most From Your Practicing: How Music Entrepreneurs Use the Growth Mindset for Optimal Results
Do you feel stuck in the practice room? You are not alone!  All those hours of practicing can be frustrating and make you feel that you will never make it as a musician in the professional world. Enter the growth mindset, one of the most powerful concepts to help music entrepreneurs achieve success.  The growth mindset is the brainchild of Dr. Carol Dweck whose research shows us that how you perceive your talent and intelligence has a powerful impact on how successful you are.  ...
How Music Entrepreneurs Stay Positive: 4 Mindset Strategies to Help Through Tough Times
My coaching groups at Yale are going strong! Students appreciate having a confidential forum where they can share successes and challenges with a trusted group of peers and learn new strategies for creating sustainable careers.With the semester winding down in a few weeks, our students, especially those who are graduating, are finding it a challenge to keep their spirits up in the face of their many commitments. Last week, we examined what it takes to stay positive when the going gets tough...
Emotional Intelligence for Music Entrepreneurs: Master Your Moods for Better Collaboration
If you were a fly on the wall in my Innovation and Collaboration class last semester at the Yale School of Music (as well as in my class coaching group this semester), you would hear students talking about being in the "red" or the "yellow" zone. What they are referring to is the Mood Meter, an app developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence that helps you to label, understand, regulate and track the patterns of your emotions. The mood meter is divided into 4 quadrants based on pl...
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