Since 2014, I've been teaching music professionals from all backgrounds, at all stages in their careers, how to slow the f*ck down & think more clearly about what it is they truly want.
I design custom time management systems and help you implement new routines that create more freedom & balance in your daily life. But don't take my word for it, scroll below & see what my clients have to say!
I believe you don't have to sacrifice your health, your relationships, or every hour of your day to succeed in music. It's time to #RedefineTheHustle and achieve more success with less suffering.
Your sass-mouthed, get-er-done, jeans-and-a-tee mindset coach to help you say "PEACE OUT!" to those sleepless nights & "GET TO STEPPIN!" to the debilitating daily overwhelm.
I"m here to help you grow a successful career in music without the Burnout!
Born and raised in NYC, aka the city that never sleeps, it was difficult for me to trust that busy ≠ productive.
Us New Yorkers live for "The Hustle." If I wasn't working at least 4 jobs at once, then I definitely wasn't "hustling" enough. I had no time for friends or family and still felt I should be doing more.
Sleepless nights were my specialty, in addition to saying yes to things I hated and doing work that made me miserable - all for the sake of proving how much I wanted "it," whatever "it" was.
No ailment or obstacle could stop me from showing up every day and pushing myself as hard as I could to get the job done.
Question was - what job? What was the goal? I kept working with not only no end in sight, but no goal in sight. I knew I wanted to "make it" - but what did that look like?
I was terrified of failing.
In 2013, I contracted Lyme disease. Lyme Disease is no joke. While I didn't listen to anything else the Universe threw my way to get me to slow down, I was forced to listen now. Due to extreme lethargy, I could only work a few hours a day, if that. I needed to reinvent my system and find a better way.
After extensively studying habits & human behavior while getting my Master's in Psychology, I realized the music industry, as we know it, is broken.
My journey of un-learning my unhealthy, workaholic ways and re-inventing a system based on working smarter, NOT harder, led me to my true purpose in life - helping music professionals avoid burnout and achieve more with less stress.
I know how hard it can be to slow down and I didn't do it alone. After realizing how valuable hiring a coach was for me, I want to help you avoid the mistakes I made.
“We think mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of the time we put in at work, instead of the quality of the time we put in.” - Arianna Huffington
Cecilie Nielsen is an artist who launched a live music non-profit at the age of 17 and has been on national television, commercial radio, and major tours in Denmark.
Kim Bingham is a Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, and composer also known as Mudgirl and The Kim Band; she is also known for collaborations with Nelly Furtado, Bran Van 3000 and David Usher.
Willie Green is known for his quality music production, mixing, and mastering. Based in Brooklyn, NY he has worked with notable artists such as The Roots, Wiz Khalifa, and The Spanish Harlem Orchestra.
Jon Madof is a guitarist, composer, producer, bandleader, label owner and educator based in New York.
Megan Kuhar is a Professor of Music Technology, Creative Brand Coach, and social media manager who helps creative entrepreneurs make an impact with their brand and business online.
Corina Corina is a singer-songwriter and has published articles in publications like The Elephant Journal, sharing her story + struggles. Her third full-length, Hangover Music, is out now.
Cipha Sounds has been responsible for breaking artists like Rihanna and Rick Ross, has shared the stage with some of the world’s biggest musicians and comedians – from Jay Z to Dave Chappelle – and has established himself as a respected figure in New York’s stand-up and improv scenes. He is currently signed to Roc Nation management, and is gearing up to host his second season of truTV’s Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks.
Chrysanthe Tan (she/they) is a Cambodian-Greek-American composer, violinist, and singer-songwriter based in LA. As a violinist, Chysanthe has toured internationally, recorded, and performed with artists like Ariana Grande, Paul Anka, Halsey, Common, Alicia Keys, and Bastille and performed extensively on TV shows like Glee, America’s Next Top Model, and the American Music Awards.
Not all advice is great advice [for you]. It's important to be clear on your goals so you can sift thru all the tips & tricks out there & choose what resonates with you.
Here are 3 things that resonate with me...
Every time someone mentions how little sleep they're on it shouldn't turn into a competition. Pulling all-nighters doesn't mean you want it more. Getting a full night's rest means you're in it for the long haul. Slow & steady always wins.
Often we run out of it because we put our focus on the wrong things, filling our days top to bottom, setting ourselves up for failure. Being realistic about how much time we have & what deserves our time allows us to get more done.
SVU provides the best binging on a day off. That's not a belief, that's a fact. Dun Dun.
Don’t agree? You clearly need my help more than I thought. So whaddya say? Ready to connect?