Need a little help to cut through the white noise?

This week I’ve been talking to a number of colleagues in the arts industry and NFP’s about the challenges of working in small organisations with limited executive staff, particularly in regional and remote areas.

They spoke of isolation, a lack of trusted networks and experienced people to bounce ideas off; and the tricky task of talking about confidential professional issues in a small community. It can make moving forward confidently a challenging task.

Particularly if you’re weighing up between offers, opportunities, have difficult decisions to make, or if all the different possible solutions have made your brain fog over with white noise.

It became clear as I spoke with people that there was a need for a simple, independent, confidential and cost effective service. A professional ‘phone a friend’ who was there to listen, provide insight, information, resources, to cut through the white noise and help map out the path forward.

So I’ve started a new service, both for existing clients and new ones! Artists, arts workers and NFP workers, get in contact if the white noise has you feeling a little submerged!

You can get in touch with me to book in a one hour ‘phone a friend’ via email:

*Please note-I offer a special discounted rate for this service to individuals, please get in contact via email if you’d like me to work organisation wide or with multiple employees.

There’s been some great feedback from clients on the sessions I’ve run this year.

Image: Jim Lawson in The Crossing


Kath Melbourne holds an unique ability; to identify what it is I am really trying to do & why I want to do it, before any further conversation takes place; before considering what the path might then be for that project. Often I find myself reflecting more deeply about what I am setting out to achieve after speaking with her.
Kath’s extensive experience, networks, and ‘arts smarts’, which she is graciously willing to share, means new opportunities often arise – ones perhaps I had not considered. Her gracious good humour and generosity in the process also allows me to clear any white noise – to drill down on exactly what it is that is driving the passion for this idea or that project.

Jim Lawson

Creative Director


For more information about me check out my LinkedIn profile.

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