Fri, May 14|
Work Your Quirk: Embracing Creative Professionalism & Personal Branding
ELENA MUSLAR is a Career & Mindset Coach and Strategic Consultant for creative professionals, and she will walk us through how to truly answer the terrifying phrase "tell me about yourself."
Time & Location
May 14, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
About the event
Who knew only four words could have the power to change your life? If anyone has ever thrown a "tell me about yourself" or "what do you do" your way and it felt like the hairs on the back of your neck immediately stood up, that's a sign that these not-so-magical four words hold way too much power in your professional life so it's about time you take back that power and harness it. During this workshop, you'll work your creative quirks into supercharged descriptions that do the work for you so upon any interaction you can leave a lasting impression, stay true to yourself, and find joy in sharing out about the work you do.
ELENA MUSLAR is a Career & Mindset Coach and Strategic Consultant for creative professionals and culture bearers of all ages who are leading the charge as changemakers and trailblazers in their industries. Her grounding philosophy is rooted in three pillars: workforce equity, racial justice, and radical self-care which guide the creative professional development experiences she has crafted for nationally recognized arts organizations, locally led community collectives, and higher educational institutions including Loyola Marymount University where she serves as the Associate Director for Creative Professions and Strategic Initiatives, career coaching both undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Film and Television and College of Communications and Fine Arts, along with overseeing the event and brand strategy for the LMU Career and Professional Development office. Additionally, Elena is a lecturer in the LMU Department of Theatre Arts and Dance teaching “Introduction to Business in the Arts,” the Leadership Coach and Teaching Artist for the Center Theatre Group Student Ambassadors Program, the founder of the Arts & Culture Administrators of Color – LA Sisterhood, and an Advisory Board Member of Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles. With over a decade of experience in arts, cultural, and multidisciplinary producing, her producing credits include 100+ community-conscious programs, events, and curated experiences. Elena earned her MFA in Theatre Management & Creative Producing from CalArts and BA in Theatre Arts from LMU with concentrations in Dance, African-American Studies, and Education and is an honoree of the County of Los Angeles for her leadership in the arts and creative economy, commitment to cultural equity and inclusion, and dedication to community affairs and civic pride. @lelemariecreates | www.elenamuslar.com