Tanya Livesey

Tanya Livesey is Global Head of Creative Talent for The Talent Business and Executive Coach to leaders of creative businesses at noordinary.life

Why rituals and routine matter for creativity

Creativity is often viewed as something that exists beyond the structures we apply to other aspects of our lives, yet here Leadership Coach Tanya Livesey argues that introducing routine into your creative process may be surprisingly fruitful

Why assertiveness really matters

Leadership Coach Tanya Livesey on the difference between assertiveness and aggression. How can you effectively make yourself heard, without rubbing people the wrong way, in an industry full of opinions?

Overcoming the fear of public speaking

Your mouth has gone dry and your notes are shaking in your hands. ‘Don’t Fuck This Up’ is all you can hear above your thumping heart. Everyone is watching, but there’s no way out. If you dread public speaking, Tanya Livesey has some advice

Shut up and listen

Listening – and letting someone know that they have been heard – is one of the most effective leadership tools you possess, says Tanya Livesey. She has some advice on how to open up those ears

Why creatives respond better to intrinsic motivation

Though we all want to be paid fairly, creative people typically respond better to ‘intrinsic’ forms of motivation, says Tanya Livesey, Leadership Coach and Global Head of Creative Talent at The Talent Business. How can you create the conditions for them to thrive?

Trust in crisis: the challenge for creative leaders

Even before the impact of #MeToo, trust in organisations was plummeting around the world. Restoring that trust, and creating an environment where all employees feel comfortable in raising problems begins with leaders, says Tanya Livesey, Leadership Coach and Global Head of Creative Talent at The Talent Business

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Why stress and creativity do not go well together

It’s been scientifically proven that, under duress, the brain shuts down the critical functions that feed the creative process. Tanya Livesey, Leadership Coach and Global Head of Creative Talent at The Talent Business, has some coping strategies for strung-out readers

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