Sally Arnold is a former professional flautist, and ‘Head of Corporate Giving’ for The Australian Ballet. She has in the past 10 years leveraged all her business, arts and psychotherapy skills to specialise in coaching people over the age of 40 who are stuck in their careers. Her business ‘Creating Encores’ has won many awards for their innovative coaching programs. And she launched her book ‘Creating Encores’ in NYC in 2014.
Entrepreneurial Role Models:
When business started difficulties overcame:
“My husband had lost a lot of money so I was started from scratch, and he died 3 years after, so I was totally on my own with limited finances. Before that I was earning a good salary but something within me said I had to get out and take my career forward. So it was about self belief and self worth, it was about is this going to work, who I talk to. It was a lonely path, but also one that I knew I didn’t have much alternative, I’d gone as far as I could in the arts world of Australia and I knew that to get to the next level I had to embark on the path of being an entrepreneur”…[Listen for More]
Favourite Books:The Rise of the Creative Class–Revisited: Revised and Expanded Book by Richard Florida
“It’s essential to embrace your voice of authority”
Recommended Online Resources:
Fast Company – Fast Company inspires a new breed of innovative and creative thought leaders who are actively inventing the future of business.
Inc – Get advice, tools, and services that help your small business grow.
The New York Times Business and Financial News – Find breaking news & business news on Wall Street, media & advertising, international business, banking, interest rates, the stock market, currencies & funds.
Best Advice to Other Entrepreneurs:
“Don’t give up and make sure you have really good friends outside the area you’re working in, there are times where you need to sit down and have a cry or a few whines. You need to have people that are there to support you even if they don’t understand what you’re doing, it just helps to be able to talk it through. Also just really challenge yourself, are you playing small and being easy on yourself? Because it’s amazing what we can do and where we can take ourselves when we are challenged. Quite often when we go out of our comfort zones, it’s amazing what we can do”…[Listen for More]
More About Sally Arnold:
Neil’s Quote at the Beginning:
Clayton Christensen “Management teams aren’t good at asking questions. In business school, we train them to be good at giving answers.”
Other Quotes From the Chat with Sally Arnold:
- “Go into your heart and say if dollars were no problem what would I do, because you need to have passion”
- “Your mindset will either make or break you”
- “If I’d started with the coach I had now, I’d have saved ten years”
- “Don’t get caught up in all the challenges you’ve got because eventually they’re going to sort themselves out”
- “Anyone over 40 has the potential to turn around their career and create an encore”
- “You have to be prepared to speak about your authenticity”
- “1) Find a great coach 2) Go into your heart and say if dollars were no problem what would I do? 3) Really get in touch with your mindset”
- “I had to believe in the product I had and that it would work, there were times when my self belief was sinking a lot. It was a few years into my business when I said Sally this is going to work, you have to believe in yourself, you have to believe this is a viable product and it will work and that you’re going to do well out of it”