Coaching 2017-06-29T12:52:52+00:00

Acting Coaching

A great coach!! Don’t miss an opportunity to train with her!!

Jeff Greenberg, Modern Family

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With over 30 years of experience as an actor, director and coach, my “life coaching” approach is to aid the actor in understanding and identifying the fears and processes that block making risky choices both bold and playful.

My combination of the Meisner, Adler, and Spolin Improvisation techniques, experience, and heart encourage confidence and growth in skills. Results are increased bookings!


Currently students are appearing as series regulars on television series and in films as well as soap operas. Student appearances include: Supergirl (series regular), 90210 (series regular), Transparent (recurring), True Blood (series regular), Necessary Roughness (series regular), Bold and Beautiful (series regular), Fatal Flip, Castle, Criminal Minds, Curb Your Enthusiasm, CSI, Young and Restless, General Hospital, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Glory Road, Fair Game, etc.

I am available for private coaching both for auditions and ongoing sessions.


  • Identifying your type.
  • Does your headshot accurately represent YOU?
  • Headshot coaching.
  • Demo reel coaching.
  • Career strategies for the beginning actor. How to start your career without representation.


I coach actors “face to face” in major cities outside of LA. It’s easy and effective!

You email the material to me, we plan the appointment and you are able to pay for it through PayPal. You get the same professional audition technique coaching you would if you were here in my studio!

Although I know there are wonderful acting teachers everywhere, I have the advantage of coaching Film and Television auditions in the biggest market with up to 6 actors taking one hour private sessions EVERY DAY! And they book jobs! Now you, too, can benefit from my years of professional experience and clear, precise understanding of what it takes to book the job.

Life Coaching

I met Janice in 2008, when I was still very new to the acting industry. She had known me only a few days, when she told me I thought like a network executive and she encouraged me to seek out that type of work. I didn’t dispute her, but I wasn’t quite sure of myself, either. I also really just wanted to be an actress! Seven years later and I am still in touch with Janice, because I feel like she was one person who really understood me and “knew” who I was. Therefore, I have a high regard for her opinion on what I should do and I have continued to ask for her advice. I have since produced two web shows, one of which is award-winning, and am producing a feature film! I have two pages of show and movie ideas and often find myself in conversations with people who want to partner with me. More and more, I’m realizing, I just may end up in that executive position after all. I’m not sure I ever would have gained the needed confidence if not for Janice’s insight and encouragement years ago.
Jessica Leigh Smith, The Sunday Lady (Producer), Drop Dead Diva


The International Coach Federation defines Coaching as an “ongoing professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers and businesses.” Coaching is for those individuals dedicated to creating depth, creativity and positive change in their lives. As your Co-Active Coach I am here to support your unique vision of your unique life. By knowing that you are creative, resourceful and whole, I will help you see your own solutions to create the life you choose.


Therapy focuses on analysis and interpretation; in Coaching, the emphasis is on experiencing, and the shifting of perspective and position. Rather than focusing on what has happened, the emphasis is on what is possible.

Coaching is solution based and solves problems of the present – it enriches your life! Coaching uses powerful techniques (tools, support and structure) to clarify your goals, values, purpose and vision and to keep you focused on your priorities. It will create prosperity, balance and fulfillment in your life. Through coaching, you can achieve your goals and dreams by breaking them down into smaller more manageable pieces. Each week, you move closer to what you really want.

What about consultants? Consultants tell you what to do. In Co-Active Coaching, you provide the answers with my help.

How about mentors? Mentors help guide you to take the path they’ve walked. Again, Coaching creates your own path.

Therapy Coaching
– Focuses on healing and understanding – Focuses on evolving and manifesting potential – healing is a side effect
– Emphasizes past and present – Emphasizes present and future
– Insight oriented – Action and “Being” oriented
– Problem oriented – Solution oriented
– Explores genesis of behaviors that create low self-esteem – Explores actions and behaviors that manifest high self-esteem
– Asks “Why?” and “From Where?” – Asks “What’s Next?” and “What now?”
– Works mainly with internal issues – Works mainly with external issues
– Encourages transference as a therapy tool – Discourages transference as inappropriate
– Accountability is not commonly expected – Accountability is commonly expected
– Uses therapy techniques – Uses coaching skills


Great question! If you feel a separation between what you want and what you have in your life; if what you crave is depth, creativity and positive change, I can be the link to bridge that gap.

Talking to a friend may be helpful, but coaching offers undistracted listening that is non-judgmental, trusting, honest and exceptionally objective. The questions posed challenge the spoken words and delve into the real meaning of what is being heard. I am your resource person with a large tool kit to assist you in developing and pursuing your vision so that you achieve positive, permanent results.


After an initial Discovery Session of an hour (either in person or on the phone) we will have four phone conversations a month. Since coaching is done over the phone, it doesn’t matter where you live! We can work together. In between sessions, email support is available when requested. A three month commitment is required.


If this sounds right for you, please contact me to arrange a FREE SAMPLE SESSION. This is a great way to see if we are the right “fit” and for you to experience coaching.


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