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Using Empathy to Coach Creative Professionals Featuring Milt Alvarez

Using Empathy to Coach Creative Professionals Featuring Milt Alvarez

In Milt’s last contract as a VFX producer with a large International VFX company, he managed a diverse team. It consisted of internal Los Angeles based artists as well as an external team of international artists. 

We discuss:

  • The many faces of execution of creativity [01:44]
  • The insecurities that creatives often struggle with [03:27]
  • The strength to put yourself out there for the world to comment on [06:53]
  • How to build a healthy creative attitude [09:07]
  • The one thing that separates a great creative executive from a bad one [12:17]
  • The connections that help you get on the path you’re meant to be [15:26]
  • More than just a black-and-white coach [20:00]

After his last contract concluded, Milt came to realized that there was a lack of support for creative people in the film and entertainment arts. 

He proceeded to get the necessary certifications to go solo in his new career as a coach for the creative industry.

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About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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