Astrid Baumgardner has dedicated her career to empowering and inspiring musicians (and all creatives!) to be their best selves, not only as artists but as successful entrepreneurs. During this episode Astrid walks us through her musical beginnings as a talented pianist, pursuing law and working as a lawyer in New York City, what convinced her to become a life coach, and joining the faculty at the prestigious Yale School of Music to work with all music students to create successful post-graduate careers. Her emphasis of thinking and behaving like an innovator and an entrepreneur is suitable and essential for any artist who is looking to grow beyond the conventional career paths in order to reach untapped markets and new audiences.
**CORRECTION** – During the podcast, it was erroneously stated that Astrid Baumgardner works only with new music composers at the Yale School of Music. Astrid actually works with singers, pianists, guitar players and all of the orchestral musicians at the school, in addition to the composers. We apologize for the error.