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Sheila Chandra
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Sheila Chandra

I’m the World Music pioneer, bestselling author, and creative career coach that mentored street artist Stik from homelessness to international acclaim. I work via Skype video – to transform your career strategy, creativity and motivation. Contact me at for a free 30 minute consultation.

Are you working in the arts (or beginning your arts career) and tired of trying to work everything out alone? Do you feel stuck and unable to get to the next level? Confidential guidance and support - from someone who''s been there and coached others to major success - can help you get past those blocks and pitfalls, helping you reach your true creative and commercial potential.

Together we can:
Make your creative process flow freely.
Give your creativity longevity.
Clarify your brand.
Clarify your goals and career aspirations.
Discover the right career strategies for you.
Help you find the motivation you need to persevere.

My Experience

I understand your challenges

I’ve worked in the arts as a singer, songwriter, workshop leader, publisher, and then an author, for 35 years at an international level. I began my career as the lead singer of 'Monsoon’, and while only 16 scored a top ten hit around the world with 'Ever So Lonely’. I subsequently released a further 10 solo albums including four with Peter Gabriel’s 'Real World’ label, toured the world with WOMAD and appeared on such programmes as 'Later’ and 'Top of the Pops’. Some of my other credits include a further top ten hit with 'Jakatta’, writing a music series for BBC Radio 2, recording and touring with 'Imagined Village’ and singing on the second 'Lord of the Rings’ soundtrack 'The Two Towers’. My first book 'Banish Clutter Forever’ (Vermillion 2010) became a bestseller and my second 'Organizing for Creative People’ topped the Foyles non-fiction chart.

I’ve been creative career coaching and mentoring for more than 15 years

I’ve mentored and coached artists, both in group settings and one-to-one - helping musicians, singers, authors and visual artists to break into new levels in their careers. As someone who works in the arts, I understand many of the issues that you’ll face and can help you to find effective solutions. I also wrote the Foyles bestseller 'Organizing for Creative People' (Watkins 2017) which is a guidebook to setting up the infrastructure anyone in a creative career needs to thrive.

Here (with their permission) are testimonials from just some of my clients...

“Challenging, thought provoking and incredibly useful. I look forward to working with her some more. ”.
Lisa Hammond – Actress/Comedienne - EastEnders’ 'Donna Yates’ (BBC1).

“Sheila gave me the tools to hunt success and the strategies to cope with it when it came…. ”.
Stik – Street Artist.

“… a brilliant way of tuning into what I really wanted and needed… clear guidance on how to achieve my goals, long term, and dream big… a real shift for my artistic practice. ”.
Rachael Spence – Actress/Comedienne - Comedy Blaps (C4).

“Constant encouragement and sound business advice. I couldn't have wished for a more empowering coach."
Chris Butler - Award winning Artist and MBS Author.

My Rates

I offer a free 30 minute Skype video consultation so that you can decide if I'm the right creative career coach for you. Please email me at to book a slot or request a current price list.

My Coaching Styles

What I love most, is to empower others

I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space where we can employ fresh thinking to create the positive changes you want. Many people come to me thinking they need mentoring - and where you need career guidance I can help you find the answers you need. But quite often, deeper work is required to move past internal blocks. In cases like this, I gently encourage you to work honestly and with your emotions to produce the sea change in yourself that will transform your ability to make progress in your creative projects and in your creative career.

I work via Skype video call and email, at a pace to suit you − which means you can work with me from anywhere in the world.

Types of Coaching Offered

Coaching Type
Career Coaching

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