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Common portfolio professionals fears (and how to reframe them)

Building a portfolio career is both a thrilling and daunting experience. You’re taking control of your time, your work and, by extension, your life, and that’s not something that happens overnight. It takes a lot of trial and error, and you’ll face plenty of rejection and failure along the way. But it also means you … Continued

The art of getting unstuck

Community member articleEager to share your expertise with our community?Reach out to us here if you’d like to write with us.Eager to share your expertise with our community? Reach out to us here if you’d like to write with us. When you have a portfolio career, you embrace a multitude of passions that can take … Continued

Why founders need mentors more than ever before

I never planned on becoming a mentor. I was a shoe designer turned lecturer supporting startups and SMEs in the footwear and creative industries. Then I had a brief dalliance as a fractional head of product and co-founder of an automotive accessory startup – and by dalliance, I mean a bit of a car crash. It … Continued

How expert planning can transform the way you approach project work

Client relationships are an important part of any portfolio career. In fact, 56% of leaders describe this as the highest impact driver, especially when it comes to ensuring repeat business and referrals. When you’re working on a fractional or consulting basis, you’re jumping in to solve a problem, and you want to be remembered as … Continued

An in-depth guide to planning your portfolio career

Planning is a hugely important part of running a business. It keeps you focused, helps you discover the areas where you deliver the most value – and it allows you to trim out the unnecessary stuff that drains your time and energy.So what if that business is, well, you. A human with a diverse range … Continued

How knowing my WHY completely transformed my career, twice

When I first started my portfolio career, I was armed with an arsenal of graphic design and branding knowledge, a desire to champion the weirdos of the world and an unparalleled strangeness that spoke to a new generation of entrepreneurs.Now, five years in, I’ve built (and exited) a business I can be proud of and … Continued

How to create a stronger TPC profile

Being part of the The Portfolio Collective community is about more than just expanding your network and strengthening your skillset – it’s about defining who you are (and who you want to be) as a portfolio professional. And it’s about building a thriving, satisfying  career and life. It is difficult. That’s why we work tirelessly … Continued

5 Books Every Portfolio Professional Should Read

There’s nothing better than a good book. A good book can transport and inspire you. It can help you realise things about yourself that you never knew were possible. And it can be just the thing you need to make a change and build the career you’ve always wanted. So in honour of National Book … Continued

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