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The Creative Curse: How to Break Free

06/04/2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


  • Do you suspect you’re pricing your services for less than they’re worth?
  • Do you routinely do work on ‘spec’ or get sucked into other cash-flow zapping requests for your time?
  • Are you missing opportunities to raise or negotiate your fees?
  • Do you obsess over perfection and regularly insist on doing things your way?
  • Are you easily distracted by the next shiny thing?

If any (or all) of these sound like you, you may be suffering from ‘The Creative Curse’.

Creativity is a wonderful servant but a terrible master. The creative gift often goes hand-in-hand with challenges that seep into every aspect of our work, leaving us frustrated with our results and damaging our careers.

From problems with money to managing time and everything in between, it is possible to break the curse and return creativity to the wonderful servant it is meant to be. In this highly interactive program, you will learn the Top Five Ways to Break the Creative Curse as we poke fun at our own foibles and learn doable strategies for changing our results with money
and the rest.

Our Speaker:

Mariette Edwards Executive Coach

Mariette Edwards, Executive Coach

Mariette Edwards is an executive coach specializing in positioning, packaging and prepping creative executives and professionals to win new business, a new job or a promotion. Featured in Make a Name for Yourself by Robin Fisher Roffer, Wired for Creativity by Candace Long and 201 Best Questions To Ask On Your Interview by John Kador, Mariette’s articles on business and career strategies have appeared in print and on-line around the world including The Wall Street Journal, CNN and CNN London. She is the author of several books including Do Your Great Work and Pitching Your Great Work.  A passion for positioning high achievers to reach their career goals, Mariette’s clients include executives and professionals with ABC Television, BBC America, BBDO, CDC, CNN, Cox, DreamWorksSKG, ESPN, Fox Networks, Lucasfilm, MIT, MTV Networks, PayPal, Tribeca Enterprises and many others.

Visit Mariette’s website at doyourgreatwork.com for free access to her suite of career support publications.


This Month’s Featured Member:

Jame A. Riley

Jame A. Riley, Creative Director / Presentation Specialist

Jame A. Riley is a top level Custom Presentation Specialist with a solid foundation in graphic design that can be applied to creative solutions for any need – interactive, print, or presentation. Strong background in science and technology making him ideal for solutions for the New Green Economy. Solid, intuitive ability to grasp the complex workings of any system and make creative leaps in visualizing that for clear & effective communication solutions.
Stop by Jame’s table and check out his latest project.




We’re looking forward to an exciting evening! Hope to see you there!


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Aqua Blue Restaurant
1564 Holcomb Bridge Road
Roswell, GA 30076 United States
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At the Freelance Forum, it's all Business Casual – until we get down to business.

No atmospheric pressure here! We network and socialize over sandwiches, spreads or pizza, catch up with new and old friends and introduce ourselves to first-time or frequent guests. Then we settle in for the night’s program and its follow-up Q&A.

Our programs always focus on running a creative business more successfully, with topics that address issues like fees, taxes, law, marketing, selling, interpersonal skills, business organization, technology and more. All to help you work smarter, faster, more efficiently and more profitably. So whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been at this for a while, you get no-fluff information tailored to your needs.

So join us for a meeting. Bring your questions. Hear that hot tip or horror story. And of course, share your own!

Members: FREE
Non-members: $15
Students: $10

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