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Lisa Kokin
9910

Lisa Kokin’s work in artist’s books, mixed media installation, assemblage and sculpture is about memory, history, and social commentary. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. A recipient of a California Arts Council Individual Artist’s Fellowship and a Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation, Ms. Kokin’s work is in numerous public and private collections. She is represented by Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, CA, Tayloe Piggott Gallery in Jackson, WY, Gail Severn Gallery in Sun Valley, ID and Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas, TX. Ms. Kokin has a thriving studio teaching practice, which includes one-on-one coaching/mentoring sessions, monthly critique groups, mixed media workshops and six-week classes. Visit www.lisakokin.com to see more of her work. For information about coaching and critique, visit www.lisakokin.com/teaching-coaching.html and www.lisakokin.com/teaching-critique.html 
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Facilitation; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Marketing/Communications; Other; Education
Location(s): Central Valley; San Francisco Bay Area; National; North Coast; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions; Inland Empire; South Bay Area; San Diego
Phone: 510-758-5862
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Website: http://www.lisakokin.com



Maria Porges
12236

As a maker, writer and teacher, Maria Porges has been working with visual artists at all career levels—from graduate students to well-established practitioners-- since the late ‘90s. Porges’ own studio practice is primarily sculpture and drawing; in addition, she has written nearly 100 catalogue essays for artists working in all media, as well as dozens of reviews and articles on Bay Area exhibitions for both print and electronic media. As one of the lead teachers of a graduate program professional practices curriculum, she has helped many artists launch a career, guiding them through the process of investigating venues/ audiences, developing their portfolios and statements, creating website text and other web content, and by demonstrating how to identify appropriate residency and grant opportunities. She welcomes the opportunity to evaluate and assist, through a process that incorporates studio critiques as well as writing and editing services, research, and website assessment. To read more about her services and writing, please visit www.wordsaboutart.com. To see her work, visit www.mariaporges.com.
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Other; Education
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area; South Bay Area
Phone: 510-409-9397 x
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Rhiannon MacFayden

A Simple Collective
12274

A San Francisco native, Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen is an independent consultant for artists, small institutions, and budding collectors. Founder/Director of A Simple Collective and former Marketing Director of Catharine Clark Gallery, Rhiannon has over fifteen years experience in the commercial art world, gaining a wide skill-set that ranges from marketing and management to installation and sales. She has worked as a design and brand consultant for artists and small businesses and spent her early days as a performer and creative consultant for a number of folkloric performance companies in the Bay Area and kindergarten art teacher. With a BFA in Fine Art and Commercial Photography, she is also an artist, writer, and curator. Deeply involved with several community-building, cultural, and arts marketing organizations, she spearheaded the creation and curation of Yerba Buena Night: the free outdoor arts festival in downtown San Francisco, now in its fourth year; is on the Advisory Board for WEAD (Women’s Environmental Artist Directory); and she continually works to promote access and independence in the arts through education and professional development for creative entrepreneurs. 
Topic(s): Facilitation; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Marketing/Communications; Other
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; San Francisco Bay Area
Phone: (415) 786-1351
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Website: http://www.asimplecollective.com



Able ARTS Work
1373

The primary vision of Able ARTS Work (formerly known as Arts & Services for Disabled, Inc.) is to provide lifelong learning, community service and vocational opportunities through the creative arts for people of all abilities and all ages in an environment of warmth, encouragement and inclusion. Able ARTS Work offers valid continuing education to further the education of board certified music therapists and other creative art therapists.
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Advocacy; Other
Location(s): Los Angeles Metro
Phone: 562/982-0247
Website: http://www.ableartswork.org/



AIGA San Francisco
1417

AIGA San Francisco is the largest professional association for the design community representing San Francisco, Silicon Valley, North and East Bay and the greater Bay Area. 
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Leadership; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Advocacy
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area
Phone: 415/626-6008
Website: http://www.aigasf.org



Angela Johnson Peters

ALJ Consulting
10385

Angela Johnson Peters has dedicated her professional and personal career to the support of cultural institutions, artists, and community organizations. Angela entered the art world when, as a volunteer, she walked onto a theater backstage for a jazz concert. That was more than 30 years ago. Johnson Peters has been a cultural worker, producer, writer, caterer, fundraiser, planner, facilitator, organizer, trainer, and travel writer. Angela sees her working with artists and arts organization as a calling, and believes passionately in the importance of art in our society. After spending ten years in the local arts agency field where she developed ways to promote and support the arts communities in the San Francisco Bay Area cities of Berkeley and Oakland; in 1999, Angela founded ALJ Consulting which specializes in developing resources, effectively planning and successfully implementing programs with the non-profit, philanthropic, and government sectors. Over the years, she estimates working with close to 280 organizations and over 135 artists. Some of her formerly clients include dance companies, community arts centers, musicians, playwright festivals, theater groups, film festivals, and museums. Angela has worked with the National Endowment for the Arts as a site visitor and panelist; the California Arts Council, as producer for a statewide arts leaders conference; and served as a panelist for every municiple arts agency in the San Francisco Bay Area and the cities of Santa Monica, Pasadena, Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. Accomplished in the areas of strategic planning, development, special events planning, community outreach, and coaching; Angela is currently one of the coaches for the Los Angeles Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color. Angela is a trained facilitator and has completed programs with the Grassroots Institute of Fundraising Training (GIFT), the National Community Development Institute’s Community Builders Leadership Program, and is a Wilder Foundation Shannon Leadership Fellow. 
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Networking/Field Learning; Fundraising; Facilitation; Leadership; Management Training; Human Resources/Staff Training; Programming; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Marketing/Communications; Other; Volunteer Management; Board Development
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; National; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions
Phone: (310) 597-2526
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Jennifer Armbrust

Armbrust & Co
13199

Jennifer Armbrust consults with artists and innovative entrepreneurs on feminist business models and leads workshops for students and teams on values and visioning. She writes and speaks on her Proposals for the Feminine Economy (www.feminineeconomy.com), exploring the collisions of gender, creative process, energetics, business, economics and social transformation. The former owner and director an art gallery in Portland, Oregon, founder emeritus of an online arts publication, and erstwhile principal of a small interactive studio, Armbrust has long been interested in the intersections of business and art and more recently, business as art. 
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Marketing/Communications
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars
Phone: x
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Website: http://www.armbrust.co



Carole Ann Klonarides

Art career Management Consultant for Artists, Galleries and Arts Organizations
11537

CA Klonarides Art Consulting 2009 – Present (4 years) Advises artists working in all mediums and styles on all matters related to furthering their careers: business, exhibitions, marketing, grant-writing and how to enrich art administrative experiences; advises galleries and small non-profit art organizations on strategies for greater visibility and future growth. Specialties: Media Arts, video art, sound art and performance, photography, painting and sculpture, installation art, public art Bio- Carole Ann Klonarides is an independent art career management consultant for artists, galleries and art organizations. In addition, she is a curator of contemporary art and media, art writer, co-producer of collaborative videos on art and artists (MICA-TV) and visiting lecturer of contemporary and media art. She has worked in a variety of settings and contexts – director of a contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles and New York, museum curator of all media, director of a company that provides services for artists, non-profit grant-writer and fundraiser, international programmer of educational programs, experiences which are directly transferable to her current position. Her recent curatorial project was, “Che Mondo” (What a World!),” a group exhibition of contemporary photography for the Los Angeles Municipal Gallery at Barnsdall Park, February – April 2013. She was the Director of the Artist Pension Trust, Los Angeles (2004-06); Curator of Programming at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (1997-2000); and Media Arts Curator at the Long Beach Museum of Art (1991-95). 
Topic(s): Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training
Location(s): National; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions

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Website: http://Linkedin.com



Alan Bamberger

ArtBusiness.com
10969

ArtBusiness.com provides complete art consulting and advisory services, art appraisals, art price data, articles for artists and collectors, and market research and information to anyone involved with art. Services include appraising all works of fine art; consulting on buying, selling, donating, collecting or otherwise transacting in works of fine art; assistance with inheritance issues involving art; research, documentation, organization and assistance in settlement or dissemination of artist estates; assistance in resolving disputes or disagreements over art; and expert testimony and opinions in legal cases involving art. ArtBusiness.com accesses a variety of databases containing well over 5,000,000 art price sales records, and biographical information for more than 450,000 artists. For artists at all stages in their careers, ArtBusiness.com consults on matters including organizing and presenting their art, writing about their art, assistance with situations involving formal agreements or representation of their art, marketing, promotion, pricing individual or multiple works of art, approaching the marketplace, targeting specific venues for possible shows or sales, website functionality, selling online, self-representation, exhibiting and selling at galleries or alternative venues, long term career development, estate issues, and appraisal and documentation of individual pieces or larger bodies of work. ArtBusiness.com contains over 3,000 pages of free content, over 50,000 images, regularly posts art business articles, reviews art gallery openings, critiques art, covers art market news, and critically evaluates specialized technical art reference books, CD-ROMs and online databases. Out-of-print and rare art reference books and exhibition catalogues are also available through the site. 
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Advocacy; Education
Location(s): Central Valley; San Francisco Bay Area; National; North Coast; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions; Inland Empire; South Bay Area; San Diego

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Website: http://www.artbusiness.com



Sydney Metrick

Artful Coaching
12396

Artful coaching provides practical tools and resources, enthusiastic encouragement, support and accountability to non-linear and creative thinkers. Together we target their most challenging areas developing strategies and habits which lead to substantial achievements. Sydney Metrick has a background in psychology. Her master’s degree is in transpersonal counseling psychology (from JFK University) and her doctorate is in expressive arts therapy. When she discovered coaching she was impressed with the solution-orientation and went on to get certified in the process. That was sixteen years ago. Since that time, Dr. Metrick has been coaching people in the arts, and those with attention deficit disorder. Her business is called Artful Coaching. She works primarily on the phone. Dr. Metrick has been involved in the arts as an author--four books on using ritual to support or celebrate life transitions, arts and culture commissioner, and concert producer. 
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Other; Education
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area
Phone: 510 223 3882 x
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Website: http://www.ArtfulCoaching.com



Artist Help Network
1421

Offers career, legal, and financial advice on a regional, national and Internet level.
Topic(s): Education; Networking/Field Learning; Legal Issues; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Non Profit Job Opportunities
Location(s): National

Website: http://www.artisthelpnetwork.com



Amy Kweskin

Artsightful : Arts Management Training, Insight Coaching, Capacity Consulting
9701

Amy Kweskin is an arts management specialist with a focus on mindful business planning to support artists, managers and board members in defining their goals and clearly envisioning a pathway to sustainability. For over 15 years she has been an educator, consultant and coach taking complex business concepts and transforming them into accomplishable steps. Since 2010 Amy has worked with the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) presenting Business of Art training sessions in San Francisco, San Jose, Berkeley, and Sacramento. She wrote the Strategic Planning chapter in the CCI Business of Art: An Artist’s Guide to Profitable Self-Employment – second edition. Amy is a co-founder and chair of http://www.c2arts.com Coaches and Coaches or the Arts.
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Facilitation; Leadership; Management Training; Human Resources/Staff Training; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Board Development
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area; North Coast; California Statewide; South Bay Area
Phone: 4159949901
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Website: http://www.artsightful.com



Kristine Maltrud

ArtSpark
13253

ArtSpark is dedicated to shifting the arts ecosystem where artists live and work. The current arts ecosystem is confusing, frustrating, fragmented and full of inefficiencies. ArtSpark envisions a realigned arts ecosystem that minimizes the burden of building and managing the business of being an artist so artists can remain true to their creative practice and art. To that end, ArtSpark offers workshops and technical assistance to artists, artisans, designers, makers and creative entrepreneurs focused on business development (Artist Business Canvas workshops), communications (including social media), fundraising, marketing and branding, audience development and community engagement. ArtSpark also connects artists (and designers, makers, etc.) to creativity-friendly business professionals and online resources in their communities. 
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Networking/Field Learning; Fundraising; Leadership; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Legal Issues; Marketing/Communications; Education; Technology Training
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; San Francisco Bay Area
Phone: x
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Website: http://www.art-spark.org



Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO)
1462

Since 1991, AEO and its member and partner organizations have helped millions of entrepreneurs contribute to economic growth while supporting themselves, their families and their communities. AEO’s more than 1,700 members and partners include a broad range of organizations that provide capital and services to assist underserved entrepreneurs in starting, stabilizing and expanding their businesses. Together, we are working to change the way capital and services flow to underserved entrepreneurs so that they can create jobs and opportunities for all.
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Advocacy
Location(s): National
Phone: 202/650-5580
Website: http://aeoworks.org



Association of Performing Arts Presenters
1430

With over forty years as an active arts service organization, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters) is the nexus for the performing arts community and the innovators in the field. Representing both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors of the industry, Arts Presenters members hail from all 50 states and more than 15 countries across the globe and range from large performing arts centers in major urban cities, outdoor festivals and rural community-focused organizations to academic institutions, artists and artist managers. The membership of Arts Presenters includes organizations with multi-million dollar budgets and individuals who are performing arts professionals. Members bring performances to over 2 million audience-goers each week. No other association membership rivals the breadth of creative expression, representing disciplines ranging from all forms of dance, music, theater and family programming to puppetry, circus, magic, attractions and performance art
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Leadership
Location(s): National
Phone: (202) 833-2787
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Website: http://www.artspresenters.org



Britt Bravo

Britt Bravo
16397

You have an idea for how your work could make our collective or individual lives better, but you feel overwhelmed, stuck, or confused about how to take it from idea to reality. You’re not looking for a “guru” or someone to tell you what to do. You want a thought partner, a friendly companion, a trusted guide to support you on your journey as a creative entrepreneur, writer, artist, or healer. Our coaching sessions will help you clarify, create, and communicate your Big Vision for your work in the world. Now more than ever we need people like you who can bring the broken parts of ourselves and our world together. Britt Bravo helps creative entrepreneurs, writers, artists, and healers clarify, create, and communicate their Big Vision for their work in the world. Practical and intuitive, she has worked in the personal growth and social change sector for almost 30 years. An early adopter of social media for social change, her local paper named her the “Best Podcaster/Blogger Most Dedicated to Social Change” and she was listed in Fast Company’s “Women in Nonprofit Technology Who Rock.” Britt wrote for BlogHer and WE tv’s WE Volunteer initiative, and produced the Arts and Healing Podcast and Big Vision Podcast for many years. She holds a BA in Sociology from Vassar College and an MA in Creation Spirituality from Holy Names College. Originally from Mystic, CT, she has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1991 and brings an East and West Coast sensibility to her work.
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Marketing/Communications
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; San Francisco Bay Area; National; California Statewide; Other States/Regions
Phone: 510-757-9684 x
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Website: http://brittbravo.com



Elizabeth Pickens

Career Development & Consultation for Artists
10463

Elizabeth Pickens, M.Ed. is an independent career development and fundraising consultant for artists of all disciplines. She earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia and moved to San Francisco in 2007. Previously she served as Managing Director of RADAR Productions and the Queer Cultural Center and as Senior Program Manager at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She specializes in supporting individual artists, small arts organizations, and queer arts advocacy. 
Topic(s): Fundraising; Programming; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Other; Board Development
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area
Phone: 415-321-1311 x
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Career Transitions for Dancers
1412

Provides career counseling; bridge  scholarships for dancers; workshops, resources and other CTFD services.
Topic(s): Education; Networking/Field Learning; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Non Profit Job Opportunities
Location(s): National
Phone: 323/549-6660
Website: http://www.careertransition.org



Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL)
1435

At CVNL we believe that passion alone isn't enough when it comes to creating strong nonprofits. That's why we work with leaders, aspiring and established, every day to help them build the skills, connections, and strategies that will take their impact to the next level. With confident and prepared leaders, nonprofits are better equipped to carry out their missions. As the nonprofit world constantly evolves, so does the leadership savvy that organizations need from their executives and staff. CVNL helps nonprofits of every size and mission achieve greater impact through customized consulting solutions. We are committed to providing expert guidance and professional resources that support nonprofits in advancing their mission. Leveraging the passions and talents of nonprofit leaders and complimenting them with our own expertise, we extend your capacity to plan, do, and progress.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Fundraising; Facilitation; Leadership; Non Profit Job Opportunities; Management Training; Human Resources/Staff Training; Programming; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Advocacy; Marketing/Communications; Volunteer Management; Board Development
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area; North Coast; South Bay Area
Phone: (415) 479-5710
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Website: http://www.cvnl.org



CERF+
1422

CERF+ offers emergency support, grants, no-interest loans and goods and services to professional crafts artists in need.
Topic(s): Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Advocacy; Other; Education
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; National
Phone: 802/229-2306
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Website: http://www.cerfplus.org



Cheryl Bartky

Counseling for the Soul
12873

My purpose is to help you custom design your life, your career, and your business. As your coach and counselor I partner with you to help you achieve your highest purpose and embrace your fullest potential. With my support you can clarify your life, career, and business/company goals, dreams and desires. I will inspire you to organically develop a rewarding plan of action leading towards the realization of your goals and dreams. I'll provide the motivational support to keep you on track even when obstacles inevitably come your way. And I’ll help you transform these obstacles into opportunities. As Osho said, “To be creative means to be in love with life." Let’s make sure you’re living and loving your one precious life. My credentials include licensed professional clinical counselor, board certified coach, and board certified dance-movement/creative arts therapist. I’m also a published author and frequent radio show guest. My expertise includes working with artistic/creative people for 30+ years.
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Facilitation; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area; California Statewide
Phone: 510-299-4190 x
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Website: http://www.Counseling4theSoul.com



Creative Capital Foundation
1458

Creative Capital provides advisory services and professional development assistance along with multifaceted financial aid and promotional support to artists who pursue innovation in form and/or content in the performing and visual arts, film and video, and in emerging fields.
Topic(s): Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Marketing/Communications
Location(s): National
Phone: 212/598-9900
Website: http://www.creative-capital.org



Marc Zegans

Creative Development
11239

As a creative development advisor, I’ve spent more than twenty years helping individuals, arts organizations and creatively driven enterprises successfully follow their muse. I work with artists charting next steps, writers moving through blocks, creative organizations in transition, musicians seeking sustainable income, artists planning their creative legacies, business owners craving a more rewarding work life, and many others. Their common need: Seasoned guidance in charting their creative courses; undertaking work that has integrity and meaning; finding and maintaining their natural audiences; navigating successful transitions across the principal stages of their creative careers; achieving financial growth and public recognition in ways that deepen their creativity, and emerging from creative crises with vitality and strength.
Topic(s): Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area; National; California Statewide
Phone: (857) 399-3581 x
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Website: http://mycreativedevelopment.com



Diana Rivera

Creative Empowerment Coaching/Facilitation
10344

Diana Rivera, MA, PCC, Ph.D. is an expert creativity coach, facilitator and specialist in the psychology of creativity. She provides one-on-one and group coaching programs to support the process of creative exploration and profession in artist professionals. She strategizes and advances her clients personal and professional goals. She uses coaching models and contemporary research in psychology to create profound purpose and direction. Dr. Rivera is a professional certified coach through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. 
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Facilitation; Leadership; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Other; Education
Location(s): National; Los Angeles Metro

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Website: http://www.creativeempowermentcoaching.com/



Danielle Marcelle Bond

Danielle Marcelle Bond
11464

If you want a career in the arts, you need to have a Plan A. It’s not about having one goal with a straight arrow to it. It’s about creating an ultimate career goal and a plan to get there so that you know how to articulate it to others so they can see how to use your talent & how to help you. Knowing your skills, resources and assets and being able to express clearly what you want from life will get you jobs. As a Film & TV music executive at a major record company, I had the pleasure of running our west coast internship program. Through mentoring our valuable interns, I thrived by helping people achieve their goals and break into their career path. I was then a part time opera singer, and decided to use the lessons I was teaching them to apply to my own true career path. Through tangible action steps, guided by a Plan A, I got to my goal of singing full time. Yet, I still had many people contacting me for mentorship to break into the entertainment industry, whether it be in music licensing, singing, acting, or taking the next step in their careers, developing management & leadership skills, work efficiency and marketing strategies. It was then that I started taking on these people as clients. It is joyful work for me to help others get where they are meant to go. I've worked with countless people as a singer and in the music industry and am so inspired by the unique paths available to us all. A common thread is that we need mentorship. I didn't realize how important it was until years into my career when, for the first time, I became a mentor. In my one-on-one consultations, I work with people on their specific needs. A few examples of frequent client needs are: • Create your Plan A -Assess your ultimate career goal -Identify the assets, resources and skills you currently have -Plan to acquire the assets, resources and skills you need -Create action steps & timelines to move your Plan A forward • Resume and cover letter revisions & interview skills • Management & Leadership styles • Educational guidance as to the best courses to take for your specific goals • Social media development • Website development • Demo & Press Kit development 
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Marketing/Communications; Other; Education
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; National; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro

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Website: http://www.alwayshaveaplan.com



Freelancers Union
16565

Freelancers Union is the largest and fast-growing organization representing the 56.7 million independent workers across the country. We give our 450,000 members a powerful voice through policy advocacy, benefits, and community. Membership is free and open to freelancers of all kinds, from graphic designers and contractors, to entrepreneurs and moonlighters. Freelancers Union offers:

- Insurance benefits such as health, dental, term life, disability, liability, and accident & illness.
- Community, including SPARK, local freelance hubs in nearly 25 major cities
- Advocacy for policy change, such as the annual Freelancing in America survey and the Freelance Isn’t Free law
- Resources, including the #1 blog for freelancers

Freelancers Union was founded by Sara Horowitz in 1995. In 2008, we launched Freelancers Insurance Company, the first portable benefits model for freelancers that provided independent workers with high-quality, affordable, and portable health insurance. The union’s National Benefits Platform, launched in 2014, helps freelancers across America access insurance benefits, including retirement, life, liability, dental and disability.

Since its founding, Freelancers Union has fought for and won protections for freelance workers, including Unincorporated Business Tax reform, and has successfully advocated for new healthcare models. In 2016, Freelancers Union led a victorious campaign to enact first-of-its kind Freelance Isn't Free legislation in New York City giving freelancers unprecedented protections from nonpayment.
Topic(s): Networking/Field Learning; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Advocacy
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Phone: x
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Website: http://www.freelancersunion.org



Karen Atkinson

Getting Your Sh*t Together/GYSTInk
2366

Karen Atkinson runs GYST Ink (Getting Your Sh*t Together) as an art practice, working to make life better for artists through software, publications and support services. She also does consulting on a one to one basis for artists and arts administrators. See website for additional details.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Networking/Field Learning; Fundraising; Facilitation; Leadership; Non Profit Job Opportunities; Programming; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Advocacy; Legal Issues; Marketing/Communications; Education; Board Development; Technology Training
Location(s): National

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Website: http://www.gyst-ink.com



Gigi Rosenberg

Gigi Rosenberg
9442

Gigi Rosenberg is an author, public speaking coach and artist coach who works with executives, nonprofit leaders and ambitious artists. Her goal as a public speaking coach is to help you connect with your audiences with clarity, authenticity and warmth. When she’s not coaching, Gigi is a writer and solo performer and the author of The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing, published by Watson-Guptill, and now in its 6th printing. With a background in storytelling, corporate communications and theater, she’s been a guest commentator on Oregon Public Radio and has performed her monologues off-Broadway and at Seattle's On The Boards. For details, visit gigirosenberg.com.
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Fundraising; Leadership; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Marketing/Communications
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; National; Other States/Regions
Phone: 503.771.0400 x
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Website: http://gigirosenberg.com



Daniel Nevers

Independent Consultant
10023

Daniel Nevers is a conceptual artist, educator, and coach who thinks expansively to change the way people see the world. He is adept at fearlessly generating ideas through structured play, navigating unwieldy processes with transparency and humor, and synthesizing complex information to achieve clarity. He has extensive experience in nonprofit marketing communications with an emphasis on creating resonant message that nurture relationships over the long term, and he is skilled at designing frameworks, delivering eye-opening presentations, and facilitating inclusive discussions. He loves working with artists and nonprofit organizations to help them articulate and get what they want.
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Facilitation; Leadership; Programming; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Education
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; South Bay Area
Phone: x
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Website: http://www.danielnevers.com



Judith Teitelman

Judith Teitelman Consulting
1367

Judith Teitelman brings 36 years of experience helping grass roots, mid-sized and large organizations strengthen their management and resource generating capacities and effectively plan for the future. She is a strong proponent of initiatives designed to examine and challenge long-standing assumptions about nonprofit administration and is committed to helping organizations rethink "business as usual." Judith is also a mentor to artists working in all disciplines. A skilled, innovative designer and facilitator of meetings and retreats, she regularly works with Board and staff members to institute positive, effective change. Judith’s national consulting practice provides a full range of services tailored to meet the unique vision and particular needs of each organization and artist. As planning consultant, trainer, executive leadership coach and technical assistance specialist, Judith has worked with the National Endowment for the Arts, L.A. County Arts Commission, St. Louis Regional Arts Commission, Los Angeles’ and Nashville’s Centers for Nonprofit Management, Center for Cultural Innovation, Flintridge Foundation’s Nonprofit Leadership Program, Detroit’s College for Creative Studies, East West Players, PEN Center USA, and Riverside Art Museum, among many others. She is currently on faculty in the Theater School at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) co-teaching Entrepreneurship. More information can be found at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/judith-teitelman-02ab6412/. In her parallel realm, Judith’s debut novel, "Guesthouse for Ganesha,” was published on 7 May, 2019.
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Fundraising; Facilitation; Leadership; Management Training; Human Resources/Staff Training; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Education; Board Development
Location(s): National; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro
Phone: 323- 661-0987
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Website: http://www.linkedin.com/in/judith-teitelman-02ab6412/



Jeremy Tucker

Keith & June Agency
19601

Jeremy A. Tucker is the Founder and Chief Strategist at Keith & June, a brand growth strategy agency. Jeremy has over 15 years’ experience building strategies for top brands, leaders and artists, helping them identify and grow unique brand strategies that set them up with a powerful brand designed for growth. Jeremy has worked with Google, Disney, Hershey, PayPal, ADP, the Catholic Diocese, the Democratic Party, top political leaders, musicians and artists, and many others. Jeremy is a regular speaker and writer on the future of brand strategy, and has a background in psychology and business strategy.
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Other
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; National; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions
Phone: 760-815-8304 x
Email:
Website: http://www.keithandjuneagency.com



A. McLean Emenegger

McLean Fine Art / Milo + McLean
10127

McLean Fine Art provides visual artist career coaching, including guidance and instruction on career development and art marketing, to groups and individuals A. McLean Emenegger has been providing artist career coaching and business of art workshops since 2004. She has presented her lectures and workshops through the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Santa Monica Museum of Art, UCLA Extension, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Santa Monica College, Center for Cultural Innovation, Pasadena City College among many others. The former managing editor for the visual art publication THE Magazine L.A., she currently serves as Contributing Editor for the international artist collection magazine Bluecanvas, and writes their artist advice column. Ms. Emenegger launched the art consultancy firm Milo + McLean in 2010 and founded McLean Fine Art in 2004. As Director of Bandini Art Gallery, Culver City, CA, she curated many of its critically recognized exhibitions. She served as Executive Director of the visual art nonprofit Gallery 825/LAAA, and presented numerous exhibitions and educational programs that received public and critical acclaim. Prior to Gallery 825, she worked at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Her independent curatorial projects have been reviewed in the LA Times, Artweek, Artscene, Review Magazine, The Huffington Post, among others. Her art reviews and articles have been featured in multiple publications, including flavorpill. She is also a visual artist. I have provided workshops for and career counseling through CCI since 2004 (approximately). 
Topic(s): Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Marketing/Communications
Location(s): Los Angeles Metro
Phone: (310) 433-4248
Email:
Website: http://www.mcleanfineart.com 



Morrie Warshawski

Morrie Warshawski
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Morrie Warshawski has worked in the nonprofit arts and culture sector for over thirty years, bringing a commitment to the core values of tolerance, thoughtfulness, transparency, and creativity. He served as the Executive Director of three nonprofit arts organizations (the last one being Bay Area Video Coalition in San Francisco). Since 1986 he has been a consultant specializing in Strategic Planning with nonprofit organizations throughout the US (large and small and in every arts discipline), state arts agencies, local arts council, and community cultural planning with cities and counties. He served for six years as a consultant and regional coordinator for the National Endowment for the Arts’ Advancement Program, which provided fifteen months of planning support for arts organizations. As a writer, he created A STATE ARTS AGENCY PLANNING TOOLKIT for the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies; and a website on planning for the NEA called “Lessons Learned.” He is the author of many articles, and of two books on fundraising: THE FUNDRAISING HOUSEPARTY: HOW TO PARTY WITH A PURPOSE AND RAISE MONEY FOR YOUR CAUSE – 2nd Edition; and SHAKING THE MONEY TREE: THE ART OF GETTING GRANTS AND DONATIONS FOR FILM AND VIDEO – 3rd Edition. Morrie is the moderator for, and originator of, the “Strategic Planning for Nonprofits” Group on LinkedIn (with 75,000 members worldwide).
Topic(s): Fundraising; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning
Location(s): National; California Statewide
Phone: (707) 224-4353
Email:
Website: http://www.warshawski.com



Nancy Fox

Negotiation Fox
9401

Nancy James Fox’s knowledge of negotiating and consensus building is founded upon extensive training and study of the most noted authorities on the subject. However, it is the application of these practices throughout her career that has given her unique insights to the field. Ms. Fox has held top-level management positions with both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. From 1982 – 2000 she was U.S. Managing Director for the Swiss luxury watch company, Jaeger-LeCoultre, building that company from a virtual unknown to one of the most prestigious brands in the industry. As CEO of the Museum of Latin American Art from 2000-2007, she led a capital campaign and expansion project that doubled the size of the facility and catapulted the organization to international recognition. She has also served as Executive Director for the Long Beach Symphony. Over the course of her career, her negotiation skills have returned literally millions of dollars to her employers. Her passion for the subject led to the founding of her negotiation workshop business, Negotiation Fox, in 2010 and Negotiation-4-the-Arts in 2011. She has conducted workshops at numerous venues and conferences and has been a guest on popular radio shows. Ms. Fox earned her B.A. from Macalester College and an advanced degree from the Conservatory of Music in Frankfurt, Germany. She continued her education at Shenandoah University, where she studied business law, finance and marketing. In 2005, she received a fellowship to the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she earned the Executive Leadership in Non-Profit Arts Certificate. Ms. Fox served on the California Association of Museums’ Board for ten years. 
Topic(s): Management Training; Human Resources/Staff Training; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Other
Location(s): Central Valley; San Francisco Bay Area; National; North Coast; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions; Inland Empire; South Bay Area; San Diego
Phone: 562-716-9559 x
Email:
Website: http://www.negotiationfox.com



Radka Opalka

Radka Opalka Consulting, Specializing in Retail
16426

I specialize in retail or brick & mortar consulting.
Topic(s): Leadership; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Other
Location(s): Los Angeles Metro
Phone: 310-488-6599 x
Email:
Website: http://www.linkedin.com/in/radka-opalka-4a08b84/



Allison Wyper

Rhizomatic Arts
5424

Allison Wyper is an interdisciplinary artist with over a decade of experience providing administrative, marketing, and production support for artists and creative professionals. She founded Rhizomatic Arts in 2014 to provide affordable professional consulting, training, and services to independent artists and small companies in person and online. Allison specializes in 21st century marketing and communications, intuitive website design, publication assistance, and economical administrative systems. Rhizomatic Arts takes a holistic approach to creative sustainability, supporting the cultural eco-system on a grassroots, person-to-person level, empowering artists to take charge of their own careers within a supportive network of peers. Our motto: "work independently, not alone." Rhizomatic Arts is based in Los Angeles, with clients located across the US.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Networking/Field Learning; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Marketing/Communications; Other; Technology Training
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; National; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions
Phone: (415) 370-8320
Email:
Website: http://rhizomaticarts.com



San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
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The ICA encourages creativity by presenting and interpreting thought-provoking contemporary art to a diverse audience. The ICA was founded in 1980 by a group of local artists who were interested in creating a venue to exhibit contemporary art. At that time, there were a small number of non-profit organizations in downtown San Jose that showcased the work of local artists. However, they were primarily artist run galleries. The ICA distinguished its exhibition program by hiring a professional curator to lead the organization and the gallery quickly gained a reputation for curatorial excellence. That remains true 28 years later. Today the ICA is an energetic art space committed to promoting creativity among our artists and our audience. We present exhibitions in our three galleries that include the most current, relevant and often challenging art from the region, the nation and the world. The space is activated by opening receptions, South First Friday gallery walks, nighttime projections in the front windows, panel discussions, printmaking workshops, brown bag lunches and impromptu conversations in the galleries.
Topic(s): Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training
Location(s): South Bay Area
Phone: (408) 283-8155
Email:
Website: http://www.sjica.org



Yesenia Sanchez

Soleil Coaching & Consulting
9405

Yesenia Sanchez, Soleil Coaching & Consulting, is a professional coach and arts management consultant based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has over ten years experience working with artists and arts organizations as a financial manager, administrative director, program director, coach and consultant. Previously, she ran one of the largest artist incubation programs in the country and is a founding member of C2Arts –Consultants and Coaches for the Arts (www.c2arts.com). Yesenia has served as a panelist for San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Foundation & Grants for the Arts “Best Practices Series", and the  National Performing Arts Convention. She is a featured author in the newly published Center for Cultural Innovation's Business of Art© book, authoring the chapter on financial literacy for artists. Yesenia believes in an integrated, left-brain, right-brain approach to coaching and consulting uniquely suited for artists and arts organizations.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Fundraising; Facilitation; Leadership; Management Training; Human Resources/Staff Training; Programming; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Volunteer Management
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; San Francisco Bay Area
Phone: (415) 216-7625 x
Email:
Website: http://www.soleilcoach.com



Virginia Broersma

The Artist's Office
19723

The Artist’s Office is operated by Los Angeles based artist Virginia Broersma. It was born out of a recognition that many artists need help and support with the "office work" of being an artist. As the Artist’s Office, Virginia works with artists to identify and pursue opportunities such as grants, exhibitions and residencies, while also offering occasions for knowledge growth, project planning, and peer support. Part of her work involves engaging with the systems and opportunities available to artists to better understand if and how they are failing to meet the needs of artists. Participating in advocacy and generating camaraderie amongst artists are key elements of this work, which is founded in a belief that artists can create change within the art world.
Topic(s): Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Advocacy; Legal Issues
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; National; Los Angeles Metro
Phone: x
Email:
Website: http://www.theartistsoffice.net



The Simple Dollar

The Simple Dollar
14531

The Simple Dollar is a place where anyone can come to acquire financial information on finding the best products and services, saving money, making smart investments, and controlling personal finances. Think of the The Simple Dollar as a personal finance platform you can use to make better financial decisions and grow your bank account.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Networking/Field Learning; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Legal Issues; Other; Education
Location(s): Central Valley; Online Classes/Webinars; San Francisco Bay Area; National; North Coast; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions; Inland Empire; South Bay Area; San Diego
Phone: x
Website: http://www.TheSimpleDollar.com



U.S. Small Business Administration
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A federal agency that offers information on starting, financing and managing small businesses. Provides loan guarantees, counseling and other assistance.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Legal Issues; Management/Strategic Planning; National Organization
Location(s): Los Angeles Metro
Phone: 818/552-3215
Website: http://www.sba.gov



Victoria Plettner-Saunders

v.p.s cartographie/artcareercafe.com
14123

Victoria Plettner-Saunders is Chief Strategist at v.p.s. cartographie an arts research, strategy and planning firm. In addition, she created ArtCareerCafe.com, a nonprofit arts sector-specific site to help connect qualified, passionate arts job seekers with employers; provide career and arts business coaching and research to the field. With more than 25 years experience, her work assists arts workers and leaders; arts organizations; philanthropic foundation; and arts agencies with services such as research; assessment; planning and professional development. She has led or managed small andmid-sized arts organizations, and managed programs and the agency's budget at the City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Networking/Field Learning; Facilitation; Leadership; Non Profit Job Opportunities; Human Resources/Staff Training; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning
Location(s): Online Classes/Webinars; National; California Statewide; San Diego
Phone: 619-540-2925 x
Email:
Website: http://www.vpscartographie.com



Visual Communications
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Premier Asian-Pacific media arts center that offers training, education, advocacy and both presents and produces the work of Asian-Pacific filmmakers and videographers.
Topic(s): Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Education; Non Profit Job Opportunities
Location(s): Los Angeles Metro
Phone: 213/680-4462
Website: http://www.vconline.org



Michael Warr

WarrConsulting
14729

My diverse experience has focused on strategic and transition planning, re-envisioning, organizational assessment, community and audience development, retreat planning and facilitation. In my work with small, mid-range, and large institutions, I have proven to be goal-oriented, creative, collaborative, and highly organized. I pride myself on the ability to adapt my array of experience and knowledge to the specific needs of organizations, businesses, and the communities they serve. I have served as Deputy Director of the Museum of the African Diaspora, Executive Director of DanceAfrica Chicago, Founding Director of the Guild Complex, and as a Consultant at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services. 
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Networking/Field Learning; Facilitation; Leadership; Programming; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Marketing/Communications; Board Development
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area; National; North Coast; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions
Phone: 4156064781
Email:
Website: http://linkedin.com/in/michaelwarrpublic