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Everything listed under: Motivation

  • Focus on the practical. Tackle the remarkable.

    By Christina Shipp, Accelerated Artist VP and Business Coach

    Level with me. Let's take a temperature.March is out like a lamb and April is- no foolin'- HERE. Seems like only yesterday we were ringin' in resolutions...where does time go? Pilot season is nearly over, much of the summer stock opportunities are cast... so? How did your audition


  • How to Stay Motivated Towards Success in 2016

    By Megan McDermott, Accelerated Artist Career Coach


    As the new year approaches, it’s typical to look back on the past year and evaluate what you’ve accomplished as an actor. Well…..has this thought crossed your mind?“Gosh, I’ve been working so hard, submitting for everything on Actors Access and Backstage, going to every EPA, and doing as many CD workshops and Agents showcases as possible, and I have so little to show for all my hard work!” It can be so frustra...  Read More...

  • How to win at the game...YOUR way

    with Christina Shipp, Accelerated Artist VP and Business Coach


     Get hung up on being 'right'? Get stalled out on projects because they're not 'perfect' or good enough?' STOP! Instead of beating yourself up for not doing something the 'right' way, give yourself permission to PLAY.   Read More...

  • I’m not Getting Old….I’m Getting Better

    By Catherine Corcoran, Accelerated Career Coach

    Interview with singer/songwriter Collette McLafferty


     Our Accelerated Career Coach sits down with notable singer/songwriter Collette McLafferty to discuss age discrimination within the entertainment business and how our struggles can inform artists creative marketing platforms. Are you doing everything that you can to succeed in your business? Discover money making strategies that you may have never thought of!  Read More...

  • The top 5 Ways to Ask for What You Want

     By Christina Shipp, VP + Biz Coach Accelerated Artist


    Do you find yourself giving up your personal power or putting entertainment professionals up on a pedestal? Do you throw yourself into the winds of mercy and behave the way you perceive industry types think you ‘should’? Do you cow-tow in agent or producer meetings, and never express your own point of view?

    I challenge you to answer this: what do


  • Being Sensitively Assertive

    By Catherine Corcoran



    I recently read an article on ARTSblog USA about vulnerability. What blogger, Victoria Ford, had to say was very true. We artists are sensitive creatures- constantly absorbing the emotional landscapes around us. Without this sensitivity, we have nothing to comment on. It is our understanding nature that allows us to act a maestro within the worlds we choose to create for our audiences. And this is an absolutely beautiful gift; one that I urge you never to exchange for any other. Still, so often we forget


  • Your Life. Your Career. Your Terms. A Five-Step Goal-Getting Guide!

    By Catherine Corcoran


    Happy New Year, Accelerated Artists! I expect that you all had plenty of time to relax and enjoy this time with your loved ones. But this is also a time for reflection. Time to review the successes and struggles of the past year, and set goals for the future of your creative career. Whether your dream is to grace the silver screen in the hottest new Indie Film, or open the Ohio’s premiere Dinner Theatre (cough, cough, Doug Shapiro) here are


  • Do You WAIT or Do You JUMP?

     by Jodie Bentley


    WAIT. Here’s what that word means to me: Whoa, Am I There? This word, this phrase stalls you out and takes you off our path. It is filled with self-doubt. Just what are you waiting for? There seem to be two schools of thought:   Read More...

  • How Do You Make Your Mark Before You Get on the Ground?

    By Christina Shipp  


    As summer comes to an end and the fall opens up a world of opportunity, I’ve had a rash of clients of late make big decisions about moving away from the city in which they live—either the trek from NYC to LA or LA to NYC (and of course all the many markets in between), because they're ready for a change, either personally or professionally. Change is inevitable and often necessary. So how do you do that with ease and impact?   Read More...

  • How to Act Savvy & Write A Brand-centric Kick-ass, Killer Bio

    By Christina Shipp


    Do you freak every time you’re asked for a Bio? Do you find yourself re-writing it over and over again for every single new project or job-interview? Does the thought of writing content for your or your company’s website ‘Bio Page’ throw you into overwhelm? Fear no more. This article is going to teach you how to write a rockin’ Bio: one you will be proud of and use consistently across all platforms to answer the ever dreaded question, ‘Tell Me About Yourself...  Read More...

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