coach for creatives

LJ Malberg

CEO of Compassionate Muse | Founder of CoMuse

LJ is an Executive Coach and Organizational Design Consultant, specializing in Workplace Culture, Mindfulness and Interpersonal Communications Performance. 

She is also the Creator of the Mindfulness In Music Conference in partnership with MONDO.NYC (2019, 2020). Her work spans almost 3 decades in Music & Entertainment from dancer/choreographer, jazz vocalist, artist management and then talent agency for clients such as Ultra Gypsy, Chuck D (Public Enemy) Slam Jamz label artists, Apple, NASA, Cisco Systems to notable roles such as Music Market Growth Strategy (Eventbrite North America, Music) and Director of Client Development (TicketWeb/Ticketmaster U.S.) and Sr. Sales Director of Music North America for Patron Technology.  

LJ has spoken out on behalf of compassion-based work strategies at numerous industry conferences including SXSW, Fest Forums, Northside Fest, Midem, TicketWeb, New Colossus Festival and more. Her published work on (Zenful Dance) compassion-based movement can be found in Dancing with Dharma, Essays on Movement and Dance in Western Buddhism, Harrison Blum (McFarland). She is a well-respected leader, coach, mentor and speaker and sparks intuitive, authentic and empathetic human interaction that leads to compassionate solutions in Music, Tech and the Creative Industries regardless of race, gender identity, rank or title, social status, religion, or ability.

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In addition, LJ continues to speak on behalf of and for Women in Music (Industry) across the U.S.

She is the Founding Mentor and nine-time guest speaker for Women in Music Industry at the Scripps School of Communication, Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University WIMI student group. The focus of their success has been to uncover social roadblocks through compassion-based collaborative thinking as well as help to identify their individual “voice” and strengths as they move forward into the competitive landscape and still, male-dominated Music Industry.

She lives in southeastern Ohio with her husband Josh and their cat Nina Simone.

I can't recommend enough, Compassionate Muse professional coaching & (CoMuse) networking community.

A network shoutout to LJ Malberg today. To sum it all up, I've never done so much for my personal and professional well-being than I have in the last (three?) months working every week with LJ. Her compassion (!!) and coaching are incredible and have inspired so many little wins already. The time spent on investing in myself has been invaluable. Highly recommend reaching out to her to book your own sessions!”

Jennifer Harrington, Director of Marketing - Blue Note Entertainment Group

LJ understands the stress and needs of the entertainment business and how to best deal with the wide spectrum of personalities.

We work in an amazing, fun, yet demanding industry that never stops and LJ 100% gets this. This is key to having the ability to utilize her years of experience and apply it to different facets of the entertainment industry on behalf of her clients. I highly recommend partnering with LJ to help guide you in the right direction to be successful in your career and life. Thank you LJ!”

L. Gale, Entertainment Director, Ticketmaster, New York, NY

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