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FRANCESCA DE VALENCE

Songwriter – Educator – Inspirer

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  • The New Paradigm

    I did something a week ago that I could never have imagined doing even a month ago. A lot happens in a month! From a very young age, I had been conditioned to see things in a certain way. Maybe you can relate. I had [...]

  • The Gift Of Song

    In these times of crisis, more than ever, there is a palpable need for our musical talents and songs to be shared with others to offer comfort, hope, love, connection. As songwriters, we have been given a gift of music and story and it’s ours [...]

  • The Song I Wrote on the Left Bank of The Seine

    In the wee hours of a dark winter's Sunday in Paris, French photographer Christophe Berjot arrived at my Airbnb apartment in his small European car big enough only for two people. As we drove through the deserted streets of Paris, we passed the debris of [...]

  • 2016 ARIA Update

    November 23, 2016 was my first ARIA Awards experience and second red carpet music awards. What an honour to have been in the voting pool for 4 categories. There were no nominations for me but when Sia and Bernard Fanning win your sections, it's just an honour to be there in [...]

  • “Own Self” Music Video

    I truly have experienced what its like to be apart of a global project … and it’s bloody amazing and highlights all the good in humans and a true sense of community. “Own Self”, is the first single from my forthcoming CD release. This song [...]

Five Small Steps to Big Songwriting Goals

Do you ever feel like you go through life without consciously choosing how you think, how you want to feel and what impact you are having on those around you?Last week in I Heart Songwriting Club, I've invited our 900+ members to reflect on their legacy and what they want to leave behind in this world. That was last week's theme.I also recently shared how having uplifting conversations with people and visiting amazing places are two things that I have [...]

Creating New Holiday Traditions

2 years ago, I started a new little Christmas tradition. After my dad died, I made a crystal clear decision to no longer buy into the commercialism of Christmas gifts (somehow those events felt connected), and instead dialed up my desire to have rich experiences and connect with awesome people each holiday season. So from my Airbnb in Paris, I offered out to the universe (really, just my mailing list) 10 conversations with people via Zoom. That was all. [...]

Fuel Up to Level Up – How you Can be a Conscious Co-creator in this New World

A hot topic of conversation that is coming up with creative people that I’m talking to right now is - feeling a sense of burnt out. It appears there is so much personal energy spent outputting - reacting to opportunities that come up, saying yes to things because they sound great or need to be done - and it feels like life is a constant ‘reaction’ or ‘response’ to these things. There also appears to be a lack of energy [...]

Leadership for Creatives in the New World

Do you want more for yourself and others and this world? Are you a NEW WORLD LEADER? As a musician, artist, creative, entrepreneur on your career path, there is an essential element of leadership involved in having that career. There is no defined career path. You have to lead it in many ways. A lot of other careers have a ladder you can climb up, a path that’s predefined in many ways. You finish studying, join a graduate program for [...]

How To Access Creative Joy – A Simple Tool To Keep You Open

Over the last month, I have received so many messages from songwriters calling for help. They are saying things like “I just don't feel great” or “I’m not in a great space right now”. They’re also telling me they haven't written songs in months, maybe even years, and they know that they want to be doing this again. I really empathize with them. I feel for them. I’ve felt like this before. But I don’t anymore, and haven’t for [...]

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