Intelligent risk-taking

Developing your career or business requires taking risks. Sometimes the path to success, working to an ethical framework or sheer circumstance requires us to face things that feel risky or dangerous. As we create networks and make decisions on our professional journey, dealing with risk becomes inevitable, and whether that risk is personal, financial, psychological, or something else, it’s important to have strategies and plans in place to manage it when stakes are high. Intelligent risk management recognises that some situations are inherently higher stakes than others. It requires we assess, process, and deal with risk varies depending on a whole range of factors number of factors. Participants will:

  • Learn to identify risks
  • Become familiar with risk assessment tools
  • Identify narratives and how to use them constructively identify key risks in their own development


Sandy Thomson

Sandy Thomson is a CEC Advisor, Artistic Director of UK theatre company Poorboy and USA film company, Squad Walk. She specialises in supporting emerging and established creative entrepreneurs to be resilient in tough times and sustainable in the long run. She helps them balance their creative imperatives with their business essentials. Sandy is excellent at working in the space where business meets creative practice. Connect with Sandy