Why Shawn Tolleson & Strategy Coaching™…

 

You don’t really know what it is.  (You have an idea, but it is far from specific.)In my experience as an entertainment career coach, there are four reasons why you as an artist and entertainment industry professional don’t accomplish your goal…

You know what your goal is, but you don’t know what to do to accomplish it.

You know what to do, but you don’t do it.

You know what to do and you do it, but you don’t do it powerfully and effectively.

At Strategy Coaching™ we work with you to conquer all four challenges.

Whether you’re a mid-career professional who’s achieved success but wants to go higher and further, new to the business and committed to avoiding floundering around like so many people do, or a an entertainment veteran who wants to reinvigorate your career, we have a program for you.

Clear vision + strong plan + passionate team + powerful execution + overcoming obstacles = UNSTOPPABLE

To read more about Shawn, the premiere entertainment career coach for industry professionals of all disciplines and your coaching options, click here.

Tools for Your Career Success

Get Re-Connected to Your Why

Often, we spend so much time talking about strategy, that we neglect some of the fundamentals.  So, I’m going to spend a few minutes today talking about one of the most important things in your career, your motivation behind your goals, also known as your Why.

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Your Why can look a lot of different ways.  You can be passionate about something.  You can identify with something.  You can have a dream or a desire or a love.  But, if you’ve been working on a project or goal for a while, chances are your Why has gotten buried a bit under the day-to-day demands.  The problem with this is that when we aren’t connected to our Why, it gets harder and harder to do the things we need to do toward our goal.  We feel unmotivated and we’re not sure why.

So here are 5 steps to reconnecting with your Why.

  • Go back to the first time you wanted to do what you’re doing. It could be the first time you ever wanted to act or write or direct or paint or produce.  Visualize that moment in time.  Where were you?  What were you thinking, feeling, doing?  Who were you with?  Close your eyes and recreate as much of that moment as you can.
  • What did that moment call up in you? A desire to do what?  Put that into words as clearly as you can.
  • Was there a change you wanted to make? A contribution?  Something you wanted to give or to share?

Affordable (and FREE!) Coaching

FREE live class: 5 Keys to Success in Hollywood (and how they apply to your dream career) 

When I was early in my career I had the good fortune to be hired as a field producer on a BBC documentary about success and failure in Hollywood. As part of that team, I participated in 70+ interviews with some of the most accomplished people in Hollywood.

We interviewed Kathleen Kennedy, Doug Wick after he'd won the Oscar for Gladiator, Akiva Goldsman after he'd won an Oscar for A Beautiful Mind, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Mace Neufeld, Kathy Konrad, McG, John Logan, Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen about American Beauty, Laura Ziskin, Bill Mechanic about heading up Fox when James Cameron was doing Titanic, Pierce Brosnan at his house, and dozens more. It was like being a part of the best master class in the best grad program ever created. I do not exaggerate.

In the 300+ hours of interviews I participated in I kept hearing the same things over and over. It turns out that while the path is different for everyone, the keys to success are the same. These keys form the basis for my FREE class The 5 Keys to Success in Hollywood (and how they apply to your dream career!)

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THRIVE: The Gym for Your Career

THRIVE is an online and telephone-based membership program designed to support you as you work to take your career to the next level. It's like the gym or fitness club for your career!  

End of Year Sale! Get 55% off the price of THRIVE when you join for one year!  12 month membership is regularly $444.  But if you join for a year-long membership before midnight, December 31st, you can put these amazing tools in your pocket for only $197/year. That's only $16.41/month!