Facilitated by Arts Services Inc, “Creating Leaders” is a new program by APEX Leader Growth’s Anthony Billoni that will select one emerging professional in the Western New York arts sector and provide them with 6-8 individual leadership coaching lessons, valued at $2,000, at no cost to the individual.* This program is ideal for arts professionals who are on the precipice of the next stage of their careers.

The approach to these lessons has been honed over Billoni’s 30+ years of experience working with artists, creatives, and managers to help more than 50 entrepreneurs and professionals grow within their career and personal life. Coaching topics will include: a current assessment of assets, goals and time usage; work habit and personality assessments; short and long term aspirations; goal setting and defining paths to navigate obstacles. Should the participant choose to take a personality assessment, they will assume the expense. The chosen individual will be eager, responsive, and ready to tackle challenges with creative flair.


-Applicants must be affiliated with a nonprofit arts and cultural organization in the 5 counties of WNY, either as an employee, board member, or volunteer
-If selected, the individual must commit to the full program and assignments (approximately 8 1-hour sessions with 1-2 hours commitment between sessions over 6 months)

Deadline to apply is December 1st, 2021.

*The sessions between coach and selected client will be confidential. Coach will share no details of this engagement. Client is free to share at will. Sessions will be conducted in person or on zoom by mutual agreement of coach and client. Client will agree to complete a survey for program improvement purposes.

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