Business Coaching With Kym
Successful professionals in every industry hire coaches... trusted mentors who share how things work and guide them in the right direction. One wrong piece of advice or misinformation and months or years can be lost in missed opportunities and wasted time.
- UPDATE: All new mentorship spaces are booked until early July 2017. Please fill out the contact form or email: mentorship@ thehollywoodsurvivalguide.com and we will be in touch with prices and available times -
Throughout my twelve years in Hollywood, I've learned many valuable lessons and developed hundreds of strategies that have enabled me to work smarter, rather than harder, to maintain a successful acting career. I began business mentoring for actors because it matters a great deal to me to share all these secrets and lessons, and to be a guide for the next generation of artists.
It's also the best feeling in the world to see how quickly my clients (many of whom have been struggling for years) are signing with great representation, going from zero auditions to consistently going out, and booking great jobs within just a few months of working together!
In researching the book, I spent thousands of hours meeting with casting directors, directors, producers, celebrities, studio executives, managers and agents. I asked them every question any actor could possibly need to know about how to have a successful career as a working actor in Hollywood. Trust me when I say I learned a few things...
Over the past twelve years in LA, I've figured out what works and what doesn't work. Working with my current actors, I've found many vital action items most actors aren't aware of that have made a huge difference in moving their career forward - at lightning speed.
What Do You Mean.. Mentorship?
The mentorship entails one-on-one monthly business coaching sessions for actors at every level. We will meet via Skype or in person for a minimum of three one hour sessions.
I limit this to no more than twelve actors per week to ensure clear focus on each performer, hence I do need to ask actors to apply, rather than accepting everyone. Resume is not taken into account, but dedication is. I choose to only work with positive, focused, proactive actors.
I will meticulously coach you through every step of creating a successful career as a working actor. We will cover:
- Analysis of public and professional profiles and marketing materials: Ensuring you have the best possible headshots/resume/demo/website/online profiles
- Getting you signed with solid representation (I have many very specific strategies in this area and many of my clients have secured top level representation by implementing them)
- Social media (this is HUGE and your growth in this area will be massive - my current clients are all gaining around 1000 new followers on Instagram per month organically, and several now have over 20k followers which qualifies them as micro-influencers!)
- Which classes will give you the best chance of booking work given your specific skill set
- Specific networking that actually works - ensuring you create real lasting relationships with filmmakers & casting
- Branding and marketing strategies to keep you top of mind with casting (my clients and myself have booked several jobs this year already using these techniques!)
And any of the hundreds of other topics that you may need guidance and support on. Together we will tailor and curate every step on your path to becoming a successful actor.
The other facet of what we do will be a little more like life coaching - working on the personal struggles and blocks that are standing in the way of moving you forward. We will work to eliminate procrastination, self sabotage, clutter (both physical and mental), and improving your overall fitness and health so you have the stamina and energy for the long hours Hollywood demands.
Here are a few thoughts I shared with Workshop Guru's Ajarae Coleman: