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Surviving Holiday Conversations About Your Career!

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 22 customer ratings
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Conversations can be awkward around the holidays with family that’s not supportive of your career. And for those of you that are not currently working as artists and are in a different career… you may dread telling relatives that you’re still at a job you hate. And some of you are scared to tell your family that you desire to leave a good job to follow your passion.

All of these scenarios are common. Any of these situations can cause stress, anxiety, arguments and even depression. Of course, some people have absolute support from family and friends for their career choice. However, throughout our artistry/Beauty career, we’ve all had people react in odd ways to our telling them what we do for living. Because they are typically imagining a beauty school dropout, low income work or even that we sell cosmetics door to door. Therefore we are often given the look of pity.

But all these experiences can be a thing of the past. In this broadcast, Donna will give you extremely valuable insight, facts & statistics about the career of a freelance artist. This information gives artists so much confidence that instead of dreading the typical family conversations, it allows artists to actually look forward to the often awkward Q & A about our “work.”

Donna refers to the new industry perspective she gives artists, as “massive verbal ammunition” which puts a stop to the irritating, probing questions as well as the condescending attitudes we deal with when it comes to our careers. The ability to shed light on our industry through discussing facts… That you can prove… causes the negative, disapproving naysayers to actually question their former opinions and suddenly take interest in what you have to say.

And, you know Donna… She’ll then show you how to take the conversation a step further and have these people not only admiring you and your career choice, but occasionally questioning their own! Don’t miss this intense life lesson experience On the Art of conversation with from family, friends, relatives during the holiday season and with strangers and acquaintances year-round.

22 reviews for Surviving Holiday Conversations About Your Career!

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nadia Rubio

    Thank you for all this amo especially statistics (they speak more than what I could even try to explain!)
    Thank you for being so relatable, it’s like catching up with my girlfriend- but on a whole other mind blowing level! Your passion is contagious..

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Monika Hodkinson

    Thank you so much for this webinar Donna, it has given me so much ammo to deal with everyone who thinks I am off my rocker this Christmas season. xx

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Corinne Jones

    Loved this webinar as it was full of so many Statistics which proves how big our industry really is and growing rapidly everyday. It backs up the mind set mentality to be confident in following your passions in a positive way to achieve further success. Thankyou Donna x

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Elyse Simons

    I loved this and I’m happy to say your explanation for “not just saying I’m a mua” is pure genius! I’m going to use it and share with you my results.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Katherine Watts

    Thank you so much for the best ammunition with FACTs to back it up, to share with the ones that I know that don’t think my makeup career isn’t serious.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Susanne Mayer

    Donna hits it out of the park again! She confirmed that I am right on track with all I doing, THEN added all the extra industry articles and stats information! I’m now armed with so much more to train assistants with AND some fresh new ways to describe just what it is that “I do”.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    Thank you again for such an informative feel-good webinar. I have 2 passions: my dayjob & makeup. I ventured into Makeup in 2011 with the full support of my friends, and my family is “yeah… as long as you can pay the bills, give it a try.” While I only freelance due to time & financial reasons, even though I wish I could do more. I find the worst conversations I’ve had is not necessary being dismissed when I said I do makeup & prosthetics (I was FT 2011 & 70% in 2012), but being treated like I’m dumb & not good enough to talk to, and when these people do talk to me, it is in the most condescending or patronizing tone possible. It doesn’t take a degree or office job to make a person smart, creative people think laterally & problem solve better. My dayjob is in Science. I still dream of pursuing Skincare as a profession, as I love beautiful canvasses. All my friends come to me with their skincare & makeup concerns. When I told people I’ve met after my Makeup Diploma that I’d like to be able to work in both professions & see where the Universe takes me, I get told off for being impractical & a day-dreamer. It’s funny that over the years, these same people see I actually know what I’m talking about & will now bring up Makeup/Beauty talk themselves… and want me to pursue both. As for all the friends/associates I met that initially thought I was too dumb to talk to because I’m “just” a makeup artist, I am polite when I see them but they are not part of my world.
    I love the art of transformation which is makeup, whether it’s creating a character or enhancing one’s beauty. I’m old enough that I don’t need to justify my career choices but boy, do I wish I had seen this webinar when I was younger & gone into Makeup a lot sooner.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    neža kodre

    I have to watch it again. like all of your webinars they are so full of infomations that you cannot absorb all in by watching it just one time. Thank you!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Victoria Grindrod

    Wow, what a mind blower. It’s so hard when people ask what you do; you say you’re a makeup artist and they roll their eyes or look at you like you’ve failed in life. When I see this, I try to explain that I don’t just play in makeup, but without all this ammunition, previously it’s been hard to change their minds. Well, that all stops now. Even if I don’t remember all the facts and figures that we go into here, the way you have made us think about all the other industries that need us for THEM to perform, what we do, and how to articulate it effectively, I feel ready to take on any “nay-sayer” that comes my way. Thank you Donna for your pearls of wisdom, I truly appreciate you doing these webinars. My light bulb has been blown. xxx

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Deedee Jebrail

    This is great I have a new perspective on what I do and all the webinars are inspirational. It is nice for once to be pointed in the right direction. Thanks Donna

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Emily Richardson

    Thank you Donna! This webinar had me crying twice as some things were a bit too relate-able! This webinar provides some great facts on how to help the people in our lives see that they may be misguided in their beliefs and views on being a makeup artist. Baby steps will be the key for me, but even if I can’t change the opinion of others then at least I have the confidence in myself to ignore their beliefs.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5


    Donna, I absolutely love your words of wisdom. Giving people the courage and words to stand up for their dream career is huge. I am sure for those who have watched this that have this issue will be so much more confident to stand up and be heard. Thank you Donna Xx

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daniela Cala

    You are a beautiful soul Donna. I couldn’t help but get teary with you. Like you said we can all resonate. Really appreciate all the background research and statistics through your slides. Thank you.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Crystal from Presence Makeup Artistry

    This is GOLD! Again another life Changing webinar for those in Makeup Artistry. I cannot thank you enough Donna. NO words to express how much I am thankful for the education you invest and share with us! You teach with authority, to inspire and enable us to be the best version of ourselves to be the best in the industry and so much more. Thank you! Yes this webinar was life changing.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Patricia Brakeman

    Wow so much to talk about and take in! Donna I can’t believe you had me tearing up! Wonderful as always.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5


    Thank you! It was just what I needed right now. The level of information here it’s astounding.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Samantha Purton

    Awesome once again.. Some great advice and eye opening facts. More food for thought. A must watch.. Thank you again Donna.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Komal Yasmin

    Donna’s teaching style is so calming and she gives you the numbers and facts which say it all. She’s giving me renewed hope to go down this path of makeup artistry again! Hope to see an expanded library of classes in the future so I can jump into this profession!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jen Ellis

    What an amazing, well researched webinar filled with facts and insight into the career of a makeup artist. All these details are going to make those difficult conversations with the nay-sayers so much easier. Thank you Donna, for once again delivering above and beyond. LOVED IT!!!!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hope Kennedy

    Thank you Donna for all of the advice. I am a nurse who is working as a makeup artist now. I have gotten comments about “my little fun hobby” or just no one believing I could make a career out of this at the age of 52! lol I now have a little ammo and I appreciate your encouragement! I love what I’m doing now and hope to grow every day. Thank you for your wisdom!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anna Ritson

    I only came in 1/2 hr before you finished and gained years worth of experience just from your words. Thank you

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Veronica Pilnick

    Wonderful information, really enjoyed it!

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