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Transforming Talent into Triumph with Monica O’Brien

Let’s Get Visible Podcast | S3, Episode 5

Welcome to Episode 5 in Season 3

In this episode, I’m joined by Monica O’Brien.

Monica, founder of Creative Edge Coaching, discusses her work with creatives and the challenges they face in promoting themselves and their businesses.

Show Notes

Monica shares her journey from being a publisher to becoming a coach and explores the importance of finding meaning in our actions and being intentional in our goals. Monica also highlights the blocks and obstacles that creatives often face, such as imposter syndrome and the fear of putting their work out.

Our Small Business chat includes some of the following highlights:


Where to get inspiration


Importance of collaboration


Impact of AI


Having a flexible plan


Navigating blocks


Embracing obstacles

“I think from my own perspective, I used to be very goal-oriented. And I think my coaching has evolved as the landscape has evolved. One of the really big kickers for creators, of course, was COVID. So performing artists, nothing, for like two years.

And it’s really taken a long time to, anyone in the performing arts area, it’s taking a long time to actually regenerate that whole industry. Visual artists did pretty well during COVID because they were at home in their garages or in their studios and they were potting, and they were creating masterpieces in their artworks and expanding and getting online and, you know, doing a whole lot of stuff that they actually normally wouldn’t do.

I think the big thing about creatives now is it’s fairly constant whether we’re talking 10 years ago, 20 years ago or now, the big challenge for creatives is to be able to put themselves out there.

Performing artists are really interesting to me. They get on the stage, and they’re in their zone, and they just do their thing, and you think, oh wow, they’re incredible. But a lot of them are actually introverted. So when it comes to promoting themselves, independent of an agency or a company or whatever they’re working for, that’s a real challenge for them.”

Learn more about Monica at https://creativeedgecoaching.com.au/


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