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[5 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | ]

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The Evening Standard profiled a few of us who hang around MidTown (that’s Holborn to the Old Schoolers) and who do interesting things. A few of us are also involved in The Big Ideas Exchange, a series of events focusing on how we work in the strange, fractured world we live in. The events, held in conjunction with The School of Life, runs through to next February. You can read the full article, in which I’m creatively labelled an Ideapreneur, here and click through to read my profile.

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[29 Mar 2013 | Comments Off | ]

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Emerging as a writer is forcing me out of my comfort zone so I have empathy for those I coach who are challenging themselves in similar ways. To help us along, I have started a series for the fantastic Writers Hub, founded by Julia Bell at Birkbeck University. Interior Dialogues hopes to map the internal process of writing borrowing from my coaching work and my own experience. It will look at a range of blocks, frustrations and fears and offer some ideas of how to challenge them. Even though the focus is on the process of writing and making art, I firmly believe this act mirrors the process of living. Therefore these stories are aimed at anyone asking themselves questions about how to consciously move forward in their own lives. The first piece, Endings, suggests it is important to face the end before we begin. The second, El Dorado, explores how in a world where the concept of value is compromised, we could look for the intrinsic worth in our activities. Love reflects on the idea that writing and creative expression can bring us closer to a true sense of love but we must be prepared to make sacrifices for it. I am currently developing a coaching series and associated book for later in the year. If you’re interested in finding out more email me at gaylene@writetalklisten.com.

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[14 Mar 2013 | Comments Off | ]

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Street Stories is a project to help develop the next generation of dance talent run by East London Dance and the Royal Opera House. Working with 18 young choreographers, designers and musicians, Street Stories will support this talent through masterclasses and providing Artistic Advisors. WriteTalkListen is working to support the Artistic Advisors by providing mentoring training and support!

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[14 Mar 2013 | Comments Off | ]

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For those of you who haven’t made it down to The School Of Life yet, you can now combine a visit with an exotic trip to Melbourne or Sao Paolo. I did when I went to Oz to run the week-long Summer School Intensive at the newly launched TSOL pop-up school.

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[14 Mar 2013 | Comments Off | ]

Leaving art school with the hope of becoming a visual artist will test anyone’s confidence. That’s why FUEL and the Royal College of Art sought to address the issue with their graduates. Here I offered some thoughts, on behalf of The School of Life, with Professor Jo Stockham and alumni Robin Levien…