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 Email:
Armbrust & Co
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
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
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
Artsightful : Arts Management Training, Insight Coaching, Capacity Consulting
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 Email: Website: http://www.artsightful.com
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
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
Diana Rivera 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. As a producer, Diana creates original content as the host of the Co-Creator Series podcast, interviewing leading professionals in a variety of creative industries around the skills, strategies and synergies that empower creativity and productivity. As a writer, she focuses on the psychology of creativity within the arts for her blog and academic research.
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Facilitation; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Education
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 Email: Website: http://www.danielnevers.com
Judith Teitelman Consulting
Judith Teitelman brings more than 25 years of experience in helping grass roots and mid-sized organizations and large institutions strengthen their management and resource generating capacities and effectively plan for the future. She is a strong proponent of management 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 and professional advisor to artists working in all disciplines. A skilled and innovative designer and facilitator of meetings and retreats, she regularly works with Boards of Directors and staff to institute positive and impactful change within their organizations. Between 1994 and 1996 — the last three years of the program — Judith served as a Planning Consultant to the National Endowment for the Arts Advancement Program: assisting organizations in a process of self-assessment, financial and statistical data review, and strategic long-range planning, and participating in the development of regional and national seminars and workshops. The Los Angeles County Arts Commission contracted Judith as a Technical Assistance Specialist for more than a decade, and she worked with the Flintridge Foundation’s Nonprofit Leadership Program in a similar capacity during the program’s four-year history. Her national consulting practice, established in 1990 and based in Los Angeles, provides a full range of services tailored to meet the unique vision and particular needs of each organization and artist. The services offered by Judith Teitelman Consulting include: long-range strategic planning, needs and program assessments, meeting and retreat facilitation, nonprofit administration training, resource development, executive leadership coaching and board and staff development. In her parallel realm, Judith recently completed her first novel, a magical realist tale entitled, "Guesthouse for Ganesha."
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Fundraising; Facilitation; Management/Strategic Planning; Board Development
Location(s): National Phone: 323- 661-0987 Email:
Kim is a certified coach, and a trainer and facilitator. She is on faculty of Leadership That Works. Kim coaches individuals, executives, partnerships and teams toward effective, values-driven performance. Through systems assessment and coaching she helps teams discover greater self-awareness, productivity and positive interaction.
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Facilitation; Leadership; Management Training
Location(s): San Francisco Bay Area; California Statewide; South Bay Area Phone: 510-534-5160 x Email: Website: http://www.mesacoaching.com
Nonprofit Resource Center
The Nonprofit Resource Center has been providing comprehensive services and support to nonprofit organizations in the Sacramento region since 1989.
Offering comprehensive resources, from a professionally-staffed library, access to a grant funder database, from fundraising workshops to management networking, the Center enables new and existing nonprofits to improve management, operations, fund development, marketing & public relations, board development and more.
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Fundraising; Leadership; Non Profit Job Opportunities; Management Training; Human Resources/Staff Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Marketing/Communications; Volunteer Management; Board Development
Mary Vradelis excels at helping arts groups develop long-term stability and growth. She draws on 20 years experience as a nonprofit administrator and consultant, including as an Executive Director and Board Member for several Bay Area nonprofits. Since 2006, she has served as Interim Executive Director for five organizations, including two arts organizations, the Marin Theatre Company and Each One Reach One. As a consultant she leads projects in strategic planning, retreat facilitation, board development and executive transition. She works in partnership with nonprofit Staff and Board to identify the tools they need to reach their goals. She is a member of Consultants and Coaches for the Arts (C2Arts), the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin, and Compasspoint’s Interim E.D. pool.
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
Nancy and Richard Walch serve as thought partners to our clients seeking to take their vision to the next level. We provide executive coaching, strategic planning as well as management, project and business development services to artists, foundations and other nonprofit organizations.
Topic(s): Executive Coaching; Leadership; Management/Strategic Planning; Board Development
Topic(s): Financial Management and Accounting; Executive Coaching; Networking/Field Learning; Facilitation; Leadership; Management Training; Programming; Audience Development; Career Development: Multiple Topic Business Training; Management/Strategic Planning; Marketing/Communications; Board Development
Location(s): Central Valley; Online Classes/Webinars; San Francisco Bay Area; National; North Coast; California Statewide; Los Angeles Metro; Other States/Regions; South Bay Area Phone: 4156064781 Email: Website: http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelwarr/
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