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The Future Leader in Me : Shaping My Way

See yourself as a future lead, supervisor or manager but don’t feel quite ready yet ?! Well this circle will collectively journey through your story so far; unpacking why being a leader interests you, excites you and suits you. Then we’ll discuss, explore and piece together a roadmap to hopefully take you there.

We will cover topics such as :

  • Leadership Interests, Experience and Future Goals
  • Leadership Skills and Values : Both within Self and Others
  • Leadership Resources : What can I use to better myself as a future leader ?
  • External Leadership opportunities in and outside of the industry.
  • Networking, Mentoring and Organizational Commitments
  • Dealing with Failures and how to move forward after mistakes or setbacks.

The sessions will include group and self led activities and discussions, as well as attendance from Guest Speakers.

This circle would be best suited to those working within the VFX Industry within any role, or specific field / discipline.

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:
0-1 year
2-3 years
4+ years

Meeting Times & Dates

Please note: Meeting times and dates are subject to change by your Circle Mentor

Times Per Month:  Twice per month

Meeting Times:  Wednesdays, 6.30pm – 8.00pm (PST) 

Circle Leader

Zoe Cranley

Zoe currently is the Head of CG, Canada for beloFX. She started her career in 2005 at Double Negative London, subsequently working in the Singapore and Vancouver studios. In Artist roles such as Generalist TD, Lighting TD, Sequence Lead & Supervisor and then CG Supervisor her credits included Wonder Woman, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Hunger Games : Catching Fire, Godzilla and The Dark Knight Rises.

From then, at DNEG, Zoe took the role of Head of Department: Assets, followed by Head of CG.

Professionally, she is passionate about Leadership, Nurturing and building teams and personally her husky dog, skiing and oil painting and murals (if given the chance!)

Title/Expertise:  Head of CG, Canada

Company:  beloFX

Location:  Vancouver

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