A Micro-Masterclass in overcoming your self-doubt

At some point in our careers, many of us will suffer from Imposter Syndrome. It’s that feeling of self-doubt you get when you look around and think that everyone is more talented, qualified or capable than you – and you fear that one day you’ll get found out. 

Ironically these feelings can be more pronounced the more senior and successful you get.  

Join Tanya Livesey, Global MD, Creative, at The Talent Business, in this Micro-Masterclass as she talks about how this common issue can affect even the most seemingly confident of us, especially in the competitive creative industry, and provides strategies and activities to help.

This is a practical and engaging session for ambitious creatives or creative leaders, which will help you spot Imposter Syndrome in yourself and others – giving you tips and strategies to make sure it doesn’t hold you or your team back.

This Micro-Masterclass should take around 1-hour to complete.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Imposter Syndrome

    • Welcome

    • What is Imposter Syndrome?

    • How Imposter Syndrome affects us

    • Change the way you think – part 1

    • Change the way you think – part 2

    • Wrap-up

    • Tell us what you think


Tanya Livesey

Tanya is an internationally experienced business leader, consultant and qualified leadership coach – with over a decade of experience in developing the leaders of high-profile creative organisations. In her early career, Tanya sat on the management teams of some of the top London advertising agencies, learning first-hand about the complexity of leading teams in highly creative, dynamic and pressured environments. Since 2007, she has been one of the global leaders of The Talent Business, which she has helped build into the world’s leading global executive search firm in the creative marketing and communications space. She is also the founder of No Ordinary – an executive coaching business that develops leaders of high-profile creative businesses. Her role as a consultant, advisor and coach to some of the world’s most celebrated creative leaders has given her valuable insight into the challenges of modern leadership in creative organisations. Tanya also writes a regular column on creative leadership for Creative Review and has delivered talks, workshops and masterclasses for D&AD Festivals, Cannes Lions ‘See It Be It’ diversity initiative, and Creative Equals’ “Be Awesome Night School”.

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  • Who is this course for?

    D&AD's Micro-Masterclass on Imposter Syndrome is for anyone in the competitive creative industries who is suffering from self-doubt.

  • Is this course full-time/part-time?

    This Micro-Masterclass is designed to take around 1 hour to complete.

  • Will I get a certificate at the end of this course?

    Yes! Once you've completed the course you can request a certificate.

  • How long do I have access?

    You have 6 months to complete this course.

  • What does my tuition cover?

    This course is free of charge to access.

  • Can I change my order?

    If you'd like to make any changes to your order then contact the team at [email protected] and we can help.

  • How can I contact an instructor?

    This course is self-directed and designed for you to complete by yourself, with the support of peers learning alongside you. If you need help, feel free to contact one of the D&AD team at [email protected].