Here at DNEG our guiding principle is to transform the future of storytelling – and we can’t do that unless we are constantly broadening our horizons, developing our skills, and passing everything that we learn onwards to the people around us. Why? Because we know that our greatest achievements will be realised when we work together.
With that in mind, professional development and hands-on training are key to the way we work, and we couldn’t be prouder to introduce our latest initiative: our Career Coaching programme.
Launched earlier this year, DNEG’s Career Coaching programme champions a collaborative approach to career development and personal growth at DNEG. Pairing artists with our pool of experienced Leads, Supervisors and other industry veterans, the programme offers people across our business the opportunity for tailored coaching partnerships and one-to-one mentorship within our studios.
We caught up with DNEG Learning and Development Manager Lucy Salter to talk about her work spearheading the program and building a strong and supportive culture across our studios.
“I think we all periodically need time to step back, reflect and work out our career goals – to think about our careerpath and what it might look like,” Lucy told us.
“A key part of DNEG’s culture is about teamwork: by having strong relationships in our teams we’re naturally going to pull together, and pull each other up. That’s the kind of company I both want to work in, and help to build. We know that when our teams are stronger and more cohesive, projects run more smoothly and we can make amazing progress together.”
Since launching in our London studio earlier this year, the Career Coaching programme has trained 50 Career Coaches and launched over 80 partnerships. The program is now expanding to support our Montreal studio, across both VFX and DNEG Animation, with a further global rollout on the horizon.
“I’ve loved watching this programme expand, and seeing the enthusiasm from the Career Coaches as they share the progress their coachees have made. I’ve seen coachees grow in confidence and step up into more senior positions, build their networks and learn from others. We train our Career Coaches in advanced listening skills and coaching techniques, then we look at pairing them up with coachees where both people can really benefit from the partnership. Finding the right partnerships is really a key part of building that rapport and trust.”
We’re excited about the continued expansion of DNEG’s Career Coaching programme and will be sharing more as it continues to grow – watch this space!
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