From Doubt to Drive: Building Confidence in Your Creative Career

Join our panel of experts as they weigh in on how to maintain confidence and self-worth as you progress in your creative career
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Wednesday, May 22 8:30PM (GMT-04:00)


Explore some of the common emotional hurdles faced by creatives - from the fear of failure to imposter syndrome - and how to overcome them.

When you are just starting out as an artist, lack of confidence in your abilities can impact your work and your creativity. This is why maintaining good mental health is just as important as looking after your physical well-being. 

In this webinar, you'll discover wellness strategies tailored specifically for emerging artists and job-seekers, to explore mindful career mapping techniques to combat feelings of insecurity and doubt and set yourself up for success in the creative industries.

Hosted by CG Spectrum's Career Coach Holly Puckett, this panel will feature former VFX Artist Manager Magdalena Bisogni, clinical psychologist Karen Walker, and CG Spectrum's Student Experience Manager Penny Gaubatz. Magdelena has years of experience working closely with artists in the industry, Karen has a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry, and Penny works closely with students to support their learning experience and wellness.

These experts will provide invaluable insights and guide you through practical strategies for overcoming common obstacles, such as stress, self-doubt, fear of failure, and imposter syndrome, and steering you towards confidence, resilience, and success in your creative career.

This session is for anyone who:
  • Struggles with self-doubt and uncertainty in their creative career path
  • Wants to overcome the fear of failure, procrastination, and imposter syndrome
  • Seeks strategies for managing anxiety and stress in creative industries 
  • Wants to incorporate mindfulness and self-care practices into their professional journey
  • Wants to cultivate a healthy relationship with their creative career
What we cover:
  • Understanding and overcoming the fear of failure, procrastination, and imposter syndrome
  • Dealing with anxiety and uncertainty in a dynamic industry, including strategies for staying afloat during career transitions
  • Exploring the myth of work-life balance and incorporating self-care practices into your daily routine
  • Thriving in student life and setting the foundation for a fulfilling and sustainable creative career journey
Note: This event is expected to run for 60-90 minutes. 

Limited spots available! Register now to secure your virtual seat.

Presented by
CG Spectrum

CG Spectrum - Established in 2011, CG Spectrum is a global top-ranked training provider offering specialized programs in real-time 3D, game development, animation, VFX, digital painting, and visualization. CG Spectrum inspires and trains creators through a unique online learning model and personalized mentorship from industry professionals. CG Spectrum is an Unreal Authorized Training Center, Unreal Academic Partner, SideFX Certified Training Provider, and Toon Boom Authorized Training Center delivering programs worldwide. Learn more at

Holly Puckett

Holly Puckett | Career Coach - Holly is a seasoned career counselor with 5-years' tenure as the Director of Career Services for a law school in the Pacific Northwest and 10+ years a U.S. licensed lawyer specializing in banking litigation, poverty law, and employment advice. Multi-talented and with a creative edge, Holly's pursuits also span theatre performance, costume design, jewelry making, and entrepreneurship. Holly is enthusiastic about collaborating with CG Spectrum students and finds joy in offering practical, actionable support as they navigate their career paths.

Karen Walker

Karen Walker | Clinical Psychologist - Karen is a clinical psychologist with a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours) focused in Psychology from La Trobe University. With a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry, Karen is skilled in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Addiction Recovery, Clinical Supervision, and Medicine. She works collaboratively with her patients, predominantly using a cognitive behavioral framework or Acceptance and Commitment therapy. 

Magdalena Bisogni

Magdalena Bisogni | Partnership Manager at CGSI - An industry veteran, Mags has over 20 years of experience in production and talent management in high-end visual effects. Her credits include Spider-Man: Far from HomeCaptain MarvelJojo RabbitGame of ThronesJohn Wick and many more. Magdalena's industry expertise has been utilised to help build CGSI's film and games curriculums, ensuring students learn the skills that will serve them well throughout their creative careers.

Penny Gaubatz

Penny Gaubatz | Student Experience Manager - Penny studied Concept Art and Illustration at CG Spectrum. Not only a talented artist, Penny is also highly organized and great with people, skills that helped her pioneer CG Spectrum's Technical Assistant program and led to her involvement in Community Management. She is now providing ongoing support for students as a Student Experience Manager, helping guide them towards success.

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