Career Coaching

for Artists, Creatives and Entertainment Industry Professionals

In my 15+ years of coaching all types of creative people, the one thing that seems to flummox everyone at some point is what I call the crooked ladder.

What is the crooked ladder?

Well, let’s say you want to be a doctor or a lawyer. We all know those are challenging career paths. It takes years to get through medical school. And then you’ve got your residency, and on and on… But, it is straightforward. You graduate from med school and you will get a job. It might not be the exact job you want, but you will get one. The world always needs more doctors!

When you graduate from art school or drama school or film school, there is most likely no job waiting for you. Nor does booking your first job automatically mean you’ll then get another job. This holds true for people at the beginning of their careers, in the middle, and toward the end. Even people who have “made it.” By this I mean people who have created and worked on huge hits, won awards, and earned the love and acclaim of the public and their peers. I start talking to them and come to find out… most of them are still hustling.

Getting to one rung on the ladder does not mean you’ll be able to get to the next rung. Not at all. Sometimes you can’t even see the next rung.

Career Coaching is the antidote to the crooked ladder.

Working with me in one of my programs is the way to give yourself structure, strategy and support. Together we will articulate your goals, strategize how to accomplish them, and get to work.

I can’t wait!


I’ve combined the best tools I have from over 15 years of coaching actors into THRIVE. 
  • Get step-by-step guidance
  • Learn the business of “Show Business”
  • Join a community of like-minded peers (and future colleagues!)
  • Utilize the right tools for success


Want to get coaching right now?  Exactly where you’re at?  Join THRIVE and your next group coaching call to get coached by Shawn.  Don’t waste time, hemming and hawing, wondering if your strategy is the right one.  Get specific and strategic feedback to help you get into powerful action and create results

Who is it for?

Do you know what you want in your career but don’t know how to get it? Do you feel rudderless, direction-less, or just not as clear and efficient as you could be? Then this is the program for you!

What do you get?

I will take you step-by-step through the process of identifying your next career breakthrough goal and formulating a strategy to achieve it!

Who is it for?

If you feel like you can’t get the meetings you need, can’t land the auditions you know you’re right for, can’t seem to meet the right people, then this is the program for you! If you are getting some of these things but you know you’re not making the most of every opportunity, then this program will be a game-changer.

What do you get?

Tools to slide open doors that are currently closed to you. Strategies for making new, high-level, career-changing relationships.

Who is it for?

If you need an agent or manager, need a new agent or manager, or need a better relationship with your current reps, this is the program for you.

What do you get?

A five-week structure to take you step-by-step through the process of getting new representation!

Who is it for?

If you need to work a day job but it’s getting in the way of your real job (your passion), then this is the program for you.

What do you get?

Tools to identify the right day job to match your passion, financial needs, and temperament, plus strategies to get that job, and more!