Type of Coaching: Career Coaches
More Specific Types of Coaching: Technique and Business Coaching for Actors; Presentation Coaching for Professionals in all fields.
Coaching Delivered Via: Live, Skype, Meeting Software
Motto: "Preparation, passion, education, and taking responsibility are the keys to your success as an actor."
While the basis of my work is the craft of acting, my approach is to encourage the overall development of the talent that I work with. As actors, I strive to empower my students to fully express themselves, and to guide them to doing so with technique and clarity. As human beings, I challenge them to give their best effort to everything they do. Developing a craft is a lifetime pursuit for any artist. As I work with mostly young and beginning actors, the focus of my work is on fundamentals–you can never over-drill the fundamentals. Once a foundation is established, we naturally advance in our work to developing artistry. I find it highly rewarding as a coach when young actors begin to own their work and choices, to experience their unique creativity, and to understand the importance and excitement of being a lifelong learner. In addition to craft, it is vital to develop a positive approach to the business of being an actor. The way that business is conducted is always changing; to maintain success, an actor has to always be growing both in terms of their craft and their approach to business. Most importantly, I believe that the study of acting and the pursuit of a career should be FUN! Having fun is a worthwhile reason to do something, and staying in touch with the sense of play and fun and love of acting will only quicken an actors growth.
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Coaching since: 2004
Experience: * Prepare young talent to audition for industry professionals at 25+ talent conventions (IMTA, The Event, Barbizon PTD, Page Parkes) across the country since 2004 * Lead workshops for organizations, schools, and training companies * Coach young and beginning actors on craft and business both in person and via skype. * Work with talent agents, managers, and casting directors to ready their talent to get the job * Coach professionals in presentation skills for both live audiences and video
Languages Spoken: English