HM Scotland responds to the needs of the Scottish music ecosystem by backing the inaugural Coaching Programme delivered by Considered Thinking
Help Musicians Scotland has announced its involvement in a brand-new Coaching Programme in the country, delivered by respected organisation Considered Thinking. Following the identification of a support gap for mid-career music business leaders, the charity has used its grant-giving abilities to fund a dedicated coaching programme for developing executives.
Applications are now open to find the 12 participants who will benefit from at least six one-on-one sessions with an accredited Considered Thinking coach, focusing on developing person-centred skills such as goal setting, communications and work/life balance. Further to individual coaching, the 12 will also take part in four three-hour group sessions, that will work on honing business planning and management skills through the benefit of shared experiences and understanding.
Considered Thinking is encouraging applicants from all over Scotland, across genres, covering a myriad of business specialisms as leaders in their field. They must have at least 2-5 years of experience of running a successful music sector business. Each will receive an individualised coaching programme, co-created with their coach, to support their personal development and the development of their business to boost the wider Scottish music landscape.
By helping to reinforce industry infrastructure, HM Scotland aims to build on its support for Scottish musicians across the entire region.
Claire Gevaux, Director of Programme, Help Musicians UK said: “On launching Help Musicians Scotland last year, our ambition was to become a trusted and valuable support for music creators in the country through a lifetime of support when they need it the most. This first announcement today of our support for Considered Thinking’s Coaching Programme will continue to build on this and reinforce the ecosystem for musicians in Scotland. Having explored the needs, we can see where our investment in the infrastructure of the Scottish music sector will be most valued and we are poised to continue our positive impact on Scottish musicians for many years to come.”
John A Letham, Founder, Considered Thinking, added: “I know from direct experience that growing and developing a creative industries business in Scotland is immensely rewarding, but ultimately challenging. Organisations like Help Musicians Scotland, offering career-long support and opportunities, provide a vital lifeline during this journey. I am delighted to be involved in the delivery of this programme, and hope to make the Scottish music sector more resilient, by challenging and supporting mid-career musicians and music sector professionals to take responsibility for their personal development, business plan and future growth, and become forward thinking and flexible; not just to survive, but to thrive in a rapidly moving industry.”