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Life Coaching is profoundly different from consulting, mentoring, advice, therapy, or counseling; life coaching wholeheartedly addresses your life, your creative pursuits, relationships (both professional and personal), and your overall well-being. Through group or one-on-one sessions, we examine what is going on right now, discover what your obstacles or challenges might be getting in the way, and choose a holistic course of action to create the life and career you desire.

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BRIAN PATACCA

About BRIAN

I have created a community built on supportive group coaching and accountability that empowers creative individuals to combine this dynamic mindset with the proper tools and skills to get results. Since 2007, Actor Salon has grown to include locations in New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. As a one-on-one career and life coach, I work with actors, entrepreneurs, executives, and creatives to set goals, gain clarity, and ignite their careers. My clients include Tony Award-winners, Broadway stars, network series regulars, writers, recording artists, directors, producers, filmmakers, and actors just like you. I help change people’s careers and lives.  Find free downloads and resources to help you shine on my website

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About BRIT

Some of my favorites: Book – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, play – The Night Season by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, quote – “the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” – Jack Kerouac

You can catch me on ABC, Nickelodeon, Lifetime Networks, smiling happily or sassily in national commercials; writing, performing, and directing in festival shorts, and funny or die exclusive videos.

 

Pro-Tip: The Boundaries are IMAGINARY.

BRIT RENTSCHLER
 
 
ERIN RYE

About ERIN

Some of my favorites: Book: God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, play: Like...teleplay? Jane the Virgin. It's quietly the smartest show on TV, quote: “When it is genuine, when it is born of the need to speak, no one can stop the human voice. When denied a mouth, it speaks with the hands or the eyes, or the pores, or anything at all. Because every single one of us has something to say to the others, something that deserves to be celebrated or forgiven by others.” -Eduardo Galeano, The Book of Embraces

Check me out on HBO's VEEP, Hulu's Dimension 404, as well as the original pilot of Lifetime's UnReal (BEFORE they moved to Canada).  

 

Pro-Tip: Everyone is focused on their own mistakes...they aren't paying attention to yours.

 

About BRET

A few of my favorites: 
Book – The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
, play – The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams,
quote – “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson


Pro-Tip: Make the audition about booking the NEXT job. Every audition is a chance to build a relationship.
 

BRET BEZAD
BRIAN NORRIS

About BRIAN N.

You can find me on MASTERS OF SEX and a regular role on Neil Labute’s television debut FULL CIRCLE on DirecTV. I've had the opportunity to has work with Jon Hamm, Eddie Murphy, Kristen Bell, Mark Harmon, Kathryn Morris, Tim Roth, and many more. As a coach, I focuses not on the result but the process that got you there. I always try to keep the basics of your craft in the forefront, making sure that every student has the tools and methods to approach any scene. I'll keep it fast paced and fun. 

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