Listen. Hear that?

It’s the sound. Of a creative inkling.
The sound it makes when it starts to bloom.
And you’ll know you have it because it feels like a golden thread tugging your heart from your belly.

Are you drumming to the beat of your inquisitive heart?

If you’re a creative, the business of turning your insights into something of purpose and substance can be, well, ‘sticky’, to say the least.

There’s overthinking for starters. Ideas and visions either pop and thrum so fast you can’t keep up with them, or you struggle to materialise anything at all because you really can’t sort the rumination garbage from the tangible mind-gold. And that keeps you in a knotty existence, prone to listening to the voices that keep you stifled.

Plus, there’s life. Juggling priorities, treading water, dealing with the rather important task of survival – all of which hinders the creative process further – resulting in muddied underthinking. Or, the kind of thinking that slugs your forward momentum.

Dinner For Breakfast unravels those very inklings that could be your creative ideals made real.  SUBSCRIBE HERE for fortnightly gems of ‘wisdom for artist daily life’.

Isn’t it time to think flipside up?

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1:1 and small group Intensive Mentoring
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Wait, who is Dinner For Breakfast?

Oh, so you’re an artist/creative/startup entrepreneur/as-yet-unknown?

Whatever your end goal – a creative project, a brand new business, a grant application, a career change, a finding yourself after motherhood, or even an “I don’t know who I want to be when I grow up yet, that’s why I’m here” – Dinner For Breakfast will help you wade through the mental mire to find confidence, clarity, and the personal transformation you need to surge boldly forth.

Your ideas and ambition are already budding.

What you need is the kind of coaching for creatives that will have you diving into uncharted waters with less trepidation and more self-assured decisiveness.

Enlisting a professional unfurler of growth at this very point is just the thing to help you flourish.

“Katy was able to weave together the disparate strands of my ideas in such a clear and eloquent way. Through her patient, detailed and warm approach, Katy helped me realise the potential of my ideas, so that I felt confident to deliver them to an audience.”

Amy.  musician, educator

I’m Dr Katy Abbott, the creative mind behind Dinner For Breakfast. I’m also the founder, the director, the manager, and the educator. They’re all hats I love to wear. My forays into music, education, and quests for knowledge were always intertwined. I’ve been composing music for decades and have an MMus and PhD in Composition and I’m also a Senior Lecturer in Composition at Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, manage two businesses, and a mother to teens. It’s safe to say my life has always been a delicate balance of details – which I love (and apparently do rather well)!

Composing music has allowed me to give voice to those who don’t have one, or to whose voices have been suppressed. I, too, know the silent ache of always being the listener, having spent many years as a quiet observer on the periphery. To really listen is a gift, but I’ve learnt it has to be balanced by liberating the true voice within.

I’ve always been drawn to digging into the nitty gritty of everything. I started composing (from scratch) at the age of 27 from an inkling – from that point onward, it was how all my big projects started. My gift is in turning inklings into something exciting, realistic and pursuable. 

Now, I’m using this talent with Dinner For Breakfast, in my mission to help you nurture your ideas from whispers to the stellar virtuosos you envision them to be.

Read more about me here

How we’ll do it:

Dinner for Breakfast begins by rolling up your sleeves and being prepared to probe into your confused creative tangles. Working 1:1, or in a small group, or in a workshop, I will delve into your ‘neglected perspectives’ by casting a light on hidden obstacles, questioning your assumptions, and offering fresh ways of seeing.

My distinctively different approach means there’s no single methodology to setting you on the right path, but it does mean you receive exactly what you need, right when you need it. 

‘Katy is one of those rare individuals who sees the deeper meaning in the everyday and has the ability to get to the heart of the matter and the person; with gentle and genuine care’ 

Craig, Owner/Manager: The Yarra Valley Touring Company

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