Sit back and enjoy this interview with Jeff Madoff as he shares his wisdom about creative careers and business. There’s lots of relevant information in this episode for you to digest, whether you’re pursuing a creative career or not.
Our discussion covers:
Why so many people shut themselves down creatively.
How to create a safe space to encourage people to share their full creative expression and make their best contributions.
Jeff’s journey to become a top fashion designer in the US by the age of 22.
His ideas about making a living from fulfilling and engaging work.
How to price your work, product or services.
The way you define failure and why that makes the difference between a successful creative career and one that doesn’t get off the ground.
The values Jeff has carried with him throughout his career and why maintaining great relationships has been his number one value.
You can find Jeff’s book, Creative Careers, Making a Living with Your Ideas in bookstores, Audible and on Amazon. Here’s the link on Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/Creative-Careers-Making-Living-Ideas/dp/B089669LNR/ref=sr_1_1?crid=122UH4BV7BJ2W&keywords=creative+careers+jeff&qid=1665507906&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjAyIiwicXNhIjoiMC4wMCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMDAifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=creative+careers+jeff%2Caps%2C140&sr=8-1
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I’m a former international tax lawyer and senior partner of Ernst & Young in Toronto, where I serviced banks and other large multinationals and led a large group of professionals.
My life expanded when I left the law in 2014 to learn how to paint, something I’d always dreamt of doing, but had no reason to believe was possible for me. After a couple years of painting and selling my work, I became passionate about helping other people who yearn to feel more personally fulfilled, invigorated and soul connected in their lives every day, and I became certified as a life coach.
I now spend my time painting, coaching, and creating live events at GRACE Studio (more formally, the “George Russell Academy of Creative Expansion”) in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. And, of course, producing this podcast for you.