Video Interview with When I Grow Up Coach: Tips on the Business Side of Being Creative

The When I Grow Up Coach NY Creative Interns

When I Grow Up Coach is Michelle Ward, a career coach who specializes in helping creative folks land the job of their dreams. We recently got together to talk about resources to handle the business side of being a creative, how she comes up with big juicy questions, and what to do to move your creative dream career forward while having “a real job.”

Inciting our conversation was her new work book, Operation: Creative Career Cheer (which you can save $10 on by using the discount code NYCIROCKS). It’s filled with career-change exercises, is completely illustrated and the whole thing rhymes (yes, all 50+ pages rhyme!).

Operation: Creative Career Cheer was tons of fun to go through…it asks questions to get you thinking seriously about your passions and how you can turn those passions into a career. Although it’s fun, it gives you actionable steps you can take to make a change in your career that will lead to more fulfillment and happiness.

So for career advice awesomeness, watch the video!

About Michelle

As the When I Grow Up Coach, Michelle Ward has personally helped over 150 creative people devise the career they think they can’t have – or discover it to begin with! A certified life coach by the International Coach Academy, a musical theater actress with her BFA from NYU/Tisch, and a Corporate America escapee, she’s served as an expert source and contributor for such outlets as Newsweek, Forbes, and Psychology Today, as well as leading workshops and seminars at SXSW 2011 and the sold-out Etsy Success Symposium. Registration is open for Michelle’s e-course, The Declaration of You, which will help you discover, embrace and declare what makes you truly unique, with the help of a professional artist and a Frenchman who loves Judge Judy.

Michelle is also teaching a workshop Saturday, Sept 10th. Details are here, and we got a discount code (PEEPLOVE) to save $20.

About the Author

Emily is Founder and CEO of FindSpark. Passionate about the power of social media and networking; Emily has spoken at numerous colleges, conferences, and events including The International Youth Leaders Assembly at The United Nations, SXSW Interactive, Internet Week, Mediabistro's Social Media Bootcamp, Time Inc, Columbia University, and New York University, among others. Emily is also an adjunct professor, teaching social media and career courses at multiple colleges. Learn more about having Emily speak at your next event and follow her on twitter @EmilyMiethner.

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