“Great speaker, enthusiastic, clear”
“Enjoyed Deborah’s manner and enthusiasm”
Forthcoming Public Events
Feb 2020 - Nov 2020
For Artists, Dealers, Artist-Curators and other awesome creatives.
Location: Online! Aka: Your computer / tablet / smartphone
Speakers: Susan J Mumford, Deborah Henry-Pollard
Price: Registration: £50 / $65 USD / 55 Euros > Early sign-ups will get freebies! Course: 10 x monthly subscription payments of £44.50 / $55 USD / 50 Euros
Big Vision, Little Steps
Wherever you are in your career - early stage, changing course, moving to the next level - knowing what you want to achieve isn't always immediately clear. Then once you know, how do you keep on track?
During this 2 hour interactive workshop, we will start with the big picture and bring you right down to getting into action now. You will leave this workshop with your own clear vision for the next 5 years; key goals for the next 12 months and your next actions.
“Excellent talk and workshop. Boosted my confidence and motivated me to take my next step! Thank you so much!”
“Just what I needed after feeling stuck about where I am going with my art business”
“I still feel as if I've had a caffeine injection from your session. It was quite extraordinary.”
"The energy in the room has been tremendous...I felt totally lifted"
“The overview, very thoughtful and structured approached really brought clarity”
5 Top Tips for Coping as a Creative
This 2 hour interactive workshop addresses 5 common mindsets which can be stumbling blocks with creatives.
This isn't about how to run a social media campaign, fill in a tax return or get into retail outlets: you are intelligent enough to find sources of information for yourself. It is about those moments when your own thoughts stop you from moving forward. We will look at small steps to help you with issues like confidence, managing overwhelm, working with your fears and business planning - is it really a totally different set of skills? I will offer practical exercises and tools which you can take away to help you cope. This will be light touch coaching - please come with a notebook and pen for the exercises and reflection.
This talk is inspired by my book, What’s Your Excuse for not Succeeding as an Artist.
"Thank you for a fantastic workshop today! It was both interesting and inspirational, and you have given those of us attending some great tools to work with."
“This was such a success. Your presentation was wonderful.
I learnt so much.”
"I loved it! It was really helpful! I have adopted the one minute meditation as my new calming trick!'
"Awesome ...I just loved your gentle, kind approach."
I have spoken at events for organisations including: Chester Literature Festival; Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize; Mall Galleries/FBA Futures; West Dean College; Be Smart About Art; Cass Art; Roy's Art Fair; Wimbledon Art Studios; University of East London; University of Exeter; Artsmart; The Design Trust; Forum Arts; Creatives Hub; Association of Women Art Dealers; Shape Arts; Four Corners; Wellcome Collection.
If you are an organisation who would like me to deliver one of my interactive talks with your group, or be a guest on a webinar or podcast, please get in touch for a conversation.
"Thank you for such an inspiring evening - I was buzzing when I got home … the talk was brilliant"
“A straightforward session of discovery!”
“Very informative and fun! A great workshop”
I was absolutely delighted to be a guest on Mark McGuinness's highly acclaimed 21st Century Creative podcast talking about tango, creativity, excuses and why I love working with creative people.