In this episode I talk with THE Optimistic Cellist, Ollie Mansfield. Ollie is a performer, musician and teacher who, in lockdown, has organised and performed live stream concerts through a group he set up called Front Room Concerts, helping friends and colleagues to perform and earn online. Ollie has used the enforced isolation to learn new skills around audience building,, digital marketing and content writing and he's not going back ...well not totally! In our fascinating conversation we discuss creativity, networking, the inner critic and of course, orchestra's. Enjoy.... Oh, and BTW... hang out until the end to hear Ollie play, especially for us!