Emmy and Aacta Award winning producer turned screen sector executive coach Ellenor Cox explains why she feels curiosity is the single most defining feature of a successful creative career.
I clearly remember the moment as a 21 year old, freshly inducted into the hallowed halls of Qantas’s marketing department, when I came across an article stating that the average Australian will change their careers three times in their lives.
“Well, that will never be me!” I proclaimed, still chuffed at being accepted into this insanely competitive graduate management trainee program, envisaging myself grey-haired but with the corner office.
Yet six years later I experienced what’s now known as a ‘quarter life crisis’ and I took myself off backpacking indefinitely through Europe to ‘find myself’.
Fast forward and after an almost 25 year career as a film producer, I’m reaching that statistical average; I’m revelling in my
Why a creative career requires cultivating curiosity and embracing failure