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


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"Aside from her practical and hands-on approach to building a brand, Astrid explodes with energy at every turn, inspiring you to sit up and take notice of every word she says.  I have to say, I work with passionate people in the arts on a daily basis, and I have never come across anyone so genuinely excited to help people seek their highest potential.  Yes, my experience with Astrid has been tied to the music business side of the world, but her energy, skills, and practices can and should be applied to anyone seeking to be employed doing the thing they love to do."

— Josh Quillen, So Percussion; Bard University; New York University


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Astrid's Blog

Collaboration for Music Entrepreneurs: How to Leverage the Four Communication Styles for Optimal Results
One of the tenets of successful collaboration is that there are no leaders. Instead, each member of the collaborative group is an equal partner in the outcome and takes ownership of a part of the project. Members step up as needed and then recede when another role is required. Think of Balanchine choreography where dancers come forward when it is their turn to shine and then they step back to allow someone else to come to fore. While it might be a challenge to give up control, the benefit i...
Creative Problem Solving for Music Entrepreneurs: The Two Mindsets of Creativity
How can a group of 20-something professional musician graduate students generate breakthrough solutions to the problems facing classical music today in order to insure the health and the vitality of the field?This was the focus of my new class last semester at the Yale School of Music entitled Collaboration, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. My goal was to teach creative problem solving and harness the group's collective creativity by breaking the class down into smaller collaborative groups in o...
How To Jumpstart Your Career Satisfaction: Take the Career Assessment
Happy New Year! I hope that you enjoyed the holiday season and are looking forward to great things in 2016! I am not big on New Year's resolutions since it's too easy to set yourself up for failure by reaching for unrealistic goals. Instead, I encourage people to reflect on the important areas of their lives and assess where they are and what they would like to accomplish over the course of the year. A good place to start is with your career. No matter where you are in your career-- whether ...
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