Soft Skills Uplevel

4 week program for motion designers to master selling their work and collaborating with innovation clients

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This is a teaching + public speaking LIVE experience. I’m going to share how to attract your dream innovation clients, but also how to be the best collaborator while in the weeds of the project, so that you’re always top of mind when a human-centered design team needs visual storytelling! The busy season for this work starts in September. I want to make sure you are confident and prepared to take on your new clients!

This program is right for you if you are…

…a motion designer who wants to pivot over to the innovation space, but not sure how to talk about your work and how it could benefit this very specific type of client.

…needing guidance on how to collaborate as a motion designer for human-centered design teams once you land the job. How to take feedback, push back and be the proactive expert in the room that will keep your clients coming back for every project!

…wanting LIVE practice speaking in front of a group so that you can MASTER the discovery call, sales call, and in-project collaboration that will catapult your career.

…desiring a LIVE experience where you can ask all of your questions from someone that has been doing this for over a decade working with some of the world’s largest organizations.

Sample Topics We Will Cover in this Program

• The Discovery Call – once a client shows interest, how do you come across as a confident, expert-level authority in storytelling for innovation space? What do you say? How do you say it? How do you talk about your work in a way that will speak to this very specific type of client?

• The Sales Call – when your client has a specific project in mind, they’re going to want to scope it with you on the fly LIVE during a call. Yikes! I will go deep on how to handle this, what to say, and give everyone a chance to practice LIVE in front of each other. It’s all about practice and putting in the reps!

• Feedback – Innovation clients are SUPER collaborative and they require a lot of hand-holding. They need education about the process, an active listener, a motion designer that can bend yet not break to meet them where they’re at, all while interacting with enthusiasm and grace. I will teach you how to do this and again, everyone will be put in the hot seat to PRACTICE LIVE with me, so that by the end you are very comfortable being a super communicator.

• Push back – what do you do when your client asks for a change that is out of scope, or just too late to implement? I will give you the words to ensure you hold your ground, but also coach you on how to be accommodating when appropriate so that everyone feels like it’s a win-win exchange.

• And honestly, whatever questions you might have. We’re doing this LIVE, so you will be able to ask me anything and quickly get yourself on the road to a stress-free and fun career using your motion design skills.

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Program Details

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LIVE Sessions

We will meet twice a week via Zoom as a group for 1 hour where I will teach a different topic during each session and give everyone a chance to have a hot seat to practice speaking in front of the group. There will be extra time at the end of each session to ask questions. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 12pm EST. All sessions will be recorded and sent out shortly after the class for those who cannot join LIVE.

Private Facebook Group

We will have a private Facebook Group so that we can continue the conversation about what we’re learning and ask questions.

Worksheets & Homework

For select classes I will provide worksheets and homework. I will personally review everyone’s homework and give feedback in our Facebook group.


I’m a motion designer new to the innovation world, is this the right program for me?

As a first step, I recommend taking my other program, Storytelling for Innovation Accelerator. This is where you will learn what type of content to make for this specific type of client. However, if you’re wanting to just jump right in and practice selling and collaborating, this is still an option for you!

How much time should I plan to commit?

This is a 4 week program. We will meet twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays for 1 hour at 12pm Eastern Standard Time . I will stay on each Zoom call for an additional half hour for questions. I would estimate reserving 3-4 hours per week for the month that we are together. With an additional 4 hours for homework.

All classes will be recorded if you cannot join live, and I review your work in our private community, however since this program is all about getting practice speaking, I would recommend trying to make most of the live sessions.

How much access do I get to the instructor (Leeanne)

If you attend the sessions live, you will be able to interact with me during class via the Zoom Chat to ask any questions or get clarification on anything I’m teaching. After each class, I will stay on for an additional half hour where students can ask their questions. In addition, each student will get a chance to practice the speaking drills I will be running. I am intentionally keeping class size very small to ensure everyone gets a chance to practice.

Additionally, everyone who chooses the Pay-in-full option gets a private 1:1, 60 min. Zoom call with me and a portfolio review via email.

When does the program start?

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022 is our first class at 12pm EST! This is a 4 week program. We will meet twice a week (all sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend live).

How much does it cost?

Pay-in-full: $1,500

3-Month Payment Plan: $550/month

6-Month Payment Plan: $275/month

Will you be offering this as a digital course in the future?

I’m not sure.

I have a question that you didn’t answer here, what should I do?

Email me (Leeanne) at or book a 20 min. discovery call with me here. I’d be happy to answer any questions for you!

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