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

Are you falling for the myth of “easy?”

easy-streetSo, I have a bone to pick.  A pet peeve to vent about.  A wrong to set right.  It’s about it being “easy.”

So here’s what I see a lot.  People want it to be easier.  You’re tired of working hard.  You feel other people have it easier and so it should be easier for you.

I get it.  I really do.  This is a tough business.  It’s changing.  It’s contracting.  There’s runaway production.  The whole world wants to be in the movie business and it seems like they all come to LA.

And we look at our friends and some of them have it easier. They have a great agent who gets them good auditions.  They have a rich uncle and he gives them money for their film.  They have a mom who works at a studio and so they get a job.  The grass is always greener.

Being the mother of four year old twins has given me a new perspective on this idea of “easy.”  Here’s something that I’ve learned from my girls.

There are all these things that we take for granted as we get older that, it turns out, were anything but easy.  There’s something called “sleep training” because infants are not born knowing how to sleep through the night.  You actually have to train your child to sleep properly.

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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!  Try out your first month of THRIVE for $7!  Click here to learn more.