Speaker Profile: Pete Mosley
Creative Enterprise Specialist
Pete's presentations show how creativity and entrepreneurial thinking can work together to build an exciting and fulfilling career.
Pete works in the world of creative and talented people; filmakers, artists and craftspeople, designers, writers and foodies. He specialises in helping them create great business opportunitites from the things they are passionate about. Many of the very successful people he works with were not naturally academic at school, but nonetheless now enjoy well paid jobs or have built up their own successful creative enterprises.
His strong visual presentations show what a career in the creative industries really means. He offers talks and workshops on the following topics:
- Inside a creative business - how do people earn their living from the things they love to do?
- Inspirational sessions for less academic students that reveal pathways to success in the creative industries.
- Writing, talking and presentation skills - simple techniques to help young people write and/or talk confidently about themselves, so as to help them impress people with job applications, interviews, projects and presentations.
Pete's own story takes in life as a 'town artist', playing in bands, performing and teaching in schools in the UK and USA, (including being a world champion unicyclist) many appearances on TV and Radio, on the way to becoming a successful writer and author. His book 'Make Your Creativity Pay' is all about earning a living from the things you love to make and do. He writes for craft&design magazine (as their business editor) and contributes regularly to 'Creative Choices' and other creative industry websites and blogs.
"I will use this in sessional work, allowing young people to reflect and take control of their choices. It will also help me reflect on my own practice. These workshops were excellent; I'm amazed at how many of the tools I learned related to my own work. More please!" H McL – Leicester City Youth Service
"I can take away tools to use as soon as possible. This will have a very positive effect - I will use the skills while working with people and mental health problems, on a mentoring project I have just signed up to, and with young people from disasdvantaged backgrounds, hard to reach and cultural groups." L J - MonOlisa Productions
"The coach was amazing! I will use these tools with young people for their personal growth, and on projects." S B - Lesicester City Youth Service.