Work/Life Balance and Time-management Techniques in a project-based industry :
How to Find a Better Balance for Yourself and Your Team

(Lunch sessions)

Workshop content

Format: 3 x 2 hour sessions, designed for up to 20 people, delivered via Zoom.

Much as I love my job, project based creative work can take its toll on me. I’d love to find a better balance between my work and my personal life, in order to protect my wellbeing and my longevity in the industry.

Join these interactive workshops to gain fresh, personal insight into what balance looks like for you, learn time management techniques, ditch the worries and leave with bespoke, achievable steps to find a better balance for yourself and for your team.

Target audience : VFX/Animation Managers and Supervisors.


SESSION 1 - Finding Balance in Yourself 
(October 27, 12:00-2:00pm EST)*


Identify your innate strengths - and decide how to draw upon these to improve your energy and build rapport with your team;


Explore to what extent your psychological needs are being met - identifying steps to improve this, in order to improve your wellbeing, whilst also increasing your awareness of what your team’s needs may be;

SESSION 2 - Finding Balance in Your Life 
(November 3, 12:00-2:00pm EST)*


Evaluate your current work/life balance, identifying what is most important to you – and what steps to take to redress the balance;


Introduce techniques to better manage your time according to these personal priorities – also drawing upon these skills when managing your team’s priorities;

SESSION 3 - Ditch your Worries and Balance your Time
(November 10, 12:00-2:00pm EST)*

Explore your Circle of Concern – and reduce your worries by focusing instead on what you can influence;

Learn time/project management tools – and plan how to employ these methods to improve your time management at work.

* Please note that there was a mistake in the initial email announcing this workshop series - The correct time is 12:00-02:00 pm as presented here, and not 1-3pm. 


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This workshop will take place online.


Debra Coleman


Wednesday, October 27

Wednesday, November 3

Wednesday, November 10


12:00-2:00 PM

Only 20 spots available!

Replay available for 1 month
If you register today but there are no more spots available, you will automatically be registered to receive the information to access the content on-demand afterwards.

About your trainer

Debra Coleman

Debra Coleman is an ICF accredited Coach with a proven background in leadership, coaching and mentoring within VFX. 

Her most recent role as Global Head of Compositing at DNEG involved closely overseeing delivery of 100+ projects by hundreds of artists. Along the way, she has been involved with winning 3 Oscars and 3 BAFTAs, worked overseas, is a proud parent of twins and a vocal advocate for women in VFX/tech. 

With Open Frame Coaching, Debra is delighted to pool her strengths and experience to provide coaching and training for companies and individuals within VFX and Animation.

To learn more about Open Frame Coaching: