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Brava!  Thank you so much for sharing your gifts, experience, and depth of knowledge with us.  Your presentations truly anchored the program.  I really appreciate the time and thought you put into tailoring the information to the opera world and to their personal experiences.  That really made the difference.  I look forward to the rest of the week with this solid footing underneath us. 

— Leah D. Wilson, New York, NY

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"It was instrumental in this time of my career to work with Ms. Astrid Baumgardner. She was an empowering source of inspiration, energy, and hope. Her workshop should be required at every musical institution."

— Amy Y., Philadelphia, PA

 

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Astrid's Blog

How to Develop the Growth Mindset: 4 Steps for Music Entrepreneurs To Achieve Success
My class has started and I am thrilled to have another wonderful group of budding music entrepreneurs! This year, I have framed my entrepreneurship course under the umbrella of change:How can you change over the course of this semester and learn the mindset, skills and tools to enable you to create your career success? One important element of success is the growth mindset:  the belief that talent and intelligence are the starting point but that success comes as a result of hard work, exp...
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The Growth Mindset of Arts Entrepreneurs: An Essential Element in Creating Success
With summer behind us and everyone back in the saddle at work or at school, this is a great opportunity to start off the new year with a new mindset.Whether I am teaching conservatory music students, working with arts leaders or coaching individual clients, my project is the same: how can I help you to create authentic success and fulfillment in your professional, personal and creative lives?The baseline for all of these people is a wealth of talent and intelligence. And according to recent rese...
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Dynamic Communication for Arts Leaders: How to Use Communication Styles for Influence and Buy-In
A major aspect of emotional intelligence is the ability to build and manage your relationship and dynamic communication is an important component of relationship management. I recently had the opportunity to teach these skills to the members of the 2014 Opera America Leadership Intensive group.One of their favorite communication tools was learning how to spot and use the 4 communication styles:Driver: the person who likes to take control and be in chargeAnalytical: the person who focuses on deta...
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