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About Jan L.

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Woodland Hills, CA
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Jan has acted in several films and TV shows and commercials. She teaches Improv, the Meiser Technique, Jan has written a book about acting and singing called "Once More With Feeling"
Jan teaches all levels of acting.

About Jan
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“Jan is one of the music industry’s best-kept secrets. She has an uncanny ability to put her finger on exactly what the issue is that keeps good artists from being great, and then
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Jan is an expert at fine-tuning and bringing out the best performances in artists and musicians.

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Jan L. is a Grammy nominated award winning singer/songwriter, producer, actress, and artist developer. Her studio, Angel Diva Music, is designed to improve artist abilities on and off the stage as well as giving the clientele first-hand knowledge of the industry while increasing thei
r creativity.

Backed by an extensive musical background debuting with the Philadelphia Orchestra and continuing her career singing with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, Jan L. went on to receive a Bachelor’s of Education in Opera at Temple University and two Master’s Degrees from Combs College of Music in Theatre Arts and Composition.

Jan is the author of the performance book called "Once More With Feeling."

There is exciting news with Jan. Jan has been teaching online on Zoom.us. It's like Skype but better because you can record the whole lesson. For those of you who want a world class teacher, you can learn from Jan who has 20 Grammy winners. No driving, Just sit yourself in front of your computer screen. You will love the intimacy without leaving your home. Give it a try.

Jan teaches vocal technique that connects the chest middle head voice with a gospel belt. Jan covers proper breathing, vocal technique, performance coaching and recording in her protools studio.

"Jan L. is an award winning songwriter, producer, actress, and artist developer. Her studio, Angel Diva Music, is designed to improve artist abilities on and off the stage as well as giving the clientele first-hand knowledge of the industry while increasing their creativity."

Writer of performance book called "Once More With Feeling:
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Gianfranco May 15, 2019
· Acting · In home
Mrs. Jan is sweet, fun & knowledgable. She makes Gian feels very comfortable and bring out the best of him. In one class he learn a lot of specific things to work on and improve.
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Isabella R. April 5, 2019
· Singing · In home
Jan was very good. We have had different music teachers in the past and she taught us some new techniques. We are very excited to be working with her.
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jim and leah W. June 21, 2018
· Songwriting · Online
Jan is very professional.
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Jan L.

Woodland Hills, CA 91367
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About Emily B.

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Van Nuys, CA
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With more than two decades of experience working as a professional SAG-AFTRA/AEA actor in Los Angeles, New York, and many places in between, coaching others to build their best auditions and reach their potential as actors and performers has become a passion of mine.

Private Coaching services include, but are not limited to:

* Private Audition Coaching
* College-Specific Audition Coaching and Monologue Selection
* Audition Material Selection Assistance (especially for young women - I have a lot to look through!)
* Work Up a Challenging Role
* Vocal Work and Public Speaking
* Song-As-Monologue Coaching
* "I want to be an actor - where do I start?" Consultation

About Emily
Whether the focus of a session is on building a stellar repertoire of audition pieces, working in a difficult role, getting deeper into the language of Shakespeare, or song-as-monologue work for musical theater actors, my approach to private coaching is centered around meeting the needs of the client. My goal is to help you reach yours through the development of technique, confidence, and helpful tools you can use to further cultivate your talent outside of our sessions.
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Kennedy B. July 13, 2017
· Acting · In studio
I had my first lesson with Emily yesterday and I loved it! She was easy to talk to and super nice. She also had great tips to give me and helped me a lot and it has only been one day. I really like the way she teaches and I would highly recommend her.
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westin C. June 28, 2016
· Film and TV Acting · In home
FANTASTIC TEACHER
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Rex H. February 1, 2016
· Acting · In home
Emily is professional, fun and engaging. Our daughter looks forward to her time with her each week. We love her!
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Emily B.

Van Nuys, CA 91406
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$40 / 30-min

About Gabriel B.

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La Crescenta, CA

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I am an Two-Time Broadway Award Winning Actor that has performed starring roles on Broadway and International stages around the world. I have appeared as a recurring guest star on FX’s hit show “You’re The Worst” as Dan Parnell. Other TV appearances include ABC’s “Switched at Birth”, CBS’s “Criminal Minds”, Nickelodeon and many other Principle leading roles on Film and Television. With over 20 years of Acting and Teaching experience, I will provide you with specific tools and techniques that will give you the confidence you need to OWN your auditions and make a lasting impression to Casting Directors, Producers and Agents. LEARN FROM A TEACHER WHO'S BEEN THERE!

About Gabriel
Two-Time Broadway Award Winning Actor/Singer Gabriel has performed starring roles on Broadway, Las Vegas and International stages around the world. Known as the “Trilingual, Triple Threat”, this powerhouse of a performer has also appeared in hit shows like ABC’s “Switched at Birth”, CBS’s “Criminal Minds”, Nickelodeon and many other Principle leading roles in Feature Films and Television. His televised PBS concert “Live from the Venetian in Las Vegas”, has aired in over 350 PBS stations across North America. Most recently, Gabriel starred in his award winning portrayal of Dean Martin in the hottest show on the Las Vegas Strip called “Vegas! The Show” at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

Gabriel has studied voice at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and began his career as an Apprentice Actor at the prestigious Shaw Festival
of Canada. He made his Broadway debut in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams, under the direction of 2-time Academy Award winning composer A.R. Rahman. He also starred as Lancelot in the Broadway National Tour of Camelot and Magaldi in the Broadway National tour of Evita (Harold Prince Revival). Gabriel had the distinguished honor of originating the role of the elf archer Legolas in the $30 Million Dollar, world premier production of The Lord of The Rings, directed by Tony award winning director Matthew Warchus.
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Blanca April 15, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
I'm getting excellent results with Gabriel. His technique is easy to follow and he understands all my doubts and difficulties. I highly recommend his lessons!
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Yi March 18, 2019
· Accent Reduction · Online
Gabriel is an excellent instructor whose lessons are fast-paced and effective.
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Kaity February 22, 2019
· Singing · Online
Excellent first lesson. Covered a lot of technique and material, and I look forward to the next one!
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Gabriel B.

La Crescenta, CA 91214
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$40 / 30-min

About Ellysa R.

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Burbank, CA
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As an actress of 19 years, I love teaching my students the art of telling a story. I started my training in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts program, following on to Interlochen Arts Academy and eventually private training in Los Angeles. I have credits in regional theater, television (Netflix's Dear White People, The CW's Worst Birthday Ever, TruTV's Adam Ruins Everything), countless national commercials, and more. Together, we will explore several different methods including Meisner, Stanislavsky, Boleslavsky, imagining, and more, to create your own unique method. I can't wait to start this journey with you. In your first few lessons, we'll assess your goals, learn how to break down a script, and choose an acting method to start with. As we go on, we will build a repetoire of monologues and scenes for you to use, develop career trajectory targets, and develop your own personal approach to the art of storytelling. I can't wait to start this journey with you!

About Ellysa
Hello! My name is Ellysa and I am so excited to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have loved helping my students realize their potential, gain confidence, and find their own voice. I have been trained in the LAMDA system, as well attending Interlochen Arts Academy. I'm an energetic and empathetic person; my strong perceptive skills allow me to adapt to each of my student's individual needs. While we'll definitely cover the technical aspects of what you're learning, my teaching is very much rooted in who you are and letting your own voice out, whether it be through singing, songwriting, acting, or playing an instrument. I can't wait to start this journey with you!
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Yazmine A. April 30, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Thank you. See you next week.
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Ciara February 6, 2019
· Songwriting · Online
Ellysa is extremely knowledgeable and practical - her lesson with me was amazing. As a first lesson, we went through my existing equipment and goals for writing/producing my own work, and she gave me an online review of what we discussed next steps were for me. I’m so thankful for her clear and focused guidance!
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Eliana January 14, 2019
· Piano · In studio
My 5 year old daughter has had 5 lessons with Ellysa and we are both very happy 😊. Looking forward to many more lessons.
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Ellysa R.

Burbank, CA 91502
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$40 / 30-min

About Jordan W.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Gain confidence as you refine your acting presence. Learn to analyze your audience, find your voice and project, develop your character, memorize and retain lines, understand beats and rhythm, incorporate body movement, and more.

About Jordan
Learn to move and improve, gain confidence, get in shape, and have fun doing so! Whether you are a beginner or just looking to refine your existing process and skills, I'm here to help you reach your goals!--It's what I do, and I love it (=

I am a teacher, choreographer, and professional dancer with 14 years of teaching and industry experience both nationally and abroad. I am a versatile artist and educator with a background in numerous styles of dance, modeling, acting, fitness, theater, circus, and character performance. I have been in music videos, commercials, films, and on TV, and have worked with companies like Reebok, Disney, American Idol, Fox, NBC, Heineken, Universal and more. I have traveled the world teaching and performing and I am committed to sharing my knowledge with my students to help them reach their fullest p
otential!

I have worked with preschoolers through adults of all ages ranging in all levels, including beginners! My lessons are engaging, creative, beneficial, and a super great time! I enjoy helping my students reach their goals and beyond while having fun along the way. My favorite part about teaching is seeing students improve in ability and more importantly, confidence, and knowing that I was able to be a part of their process.

Lessons and offerings:
-Dance fitness
-Barre/Cardio Barre
-Strength and conditioning
-Stretching and Flexibility training
-Personal training
-Nutrition and wellness
-Jazz dance
-Hip hop/urban dance
-Jazz funk dance
-Burlesque dance
-Contemporary dance
-Lyrical dance
-Tap dance
-Ballet dance
-Musical theater dance
-Character development
-Acting
-Improv
-Choreography
-Wedding dance
-Modeling
and much more!
Have a question about lessons? Just ask! (:

My lessons focus on inspiring creativity, encouraging self-confidence, and cultivating personal achievement in everyone I work with. I am outgoing, friendly, fun, and I love to teach!

Lesson locations:
1) Online: via TakeLessons Classroom
2) In Studio: 2 locations *addt'l. rental fee req'd-please inquire for more info.
3) Your location

Semi-private and group lessons available *Please inquire for more info!

I look forward to helping you grow!

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I have appeared on Parks and Recreation, The Disney Channel's So Random, Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, Fox Atomic’s The Comebacks, TruTV's Fake Off, and The Dance Network's Steady Mobbin’, and commercials for Tresemme, eHarmony, El Jimador, and HTV Network, amongst others. I have been in music videos for Cody Simpson, Bassnectar, Claude VonStroke and Bruno Furlan, Beats Antique, Lafa Taylor, Nash Overstreet, Japanese icon Namie Amuro, Ray Quinn from Britain’s Idol, and more.

I have danced in Michelle Obama's “Let’s Move Burbank” Campaign, The Giffoni Film Festival, The Probowl, The Orange County Film Festival, KROQ Radio, Coachella Music Festival, The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, The American Cancer Society, Bettis Richardson on his international tour, and popular rock band Lifehouse.

I am a former member of Unity LA, under the direction of Dancing with the Stars Emmy Winner, Tessandra Chavez, as well as the non-profit dance company, MusEffect- dedicated to raising awareness of social issues through performance. I have collaborated with distinguished circus troupes such as The Lucent Dossier Experience, Zen Arts, Cirque Berzerk, and others, with whom I continue to perform internationally.
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Travis S. May 21, 2019
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Very professional and friendly , I would recommend !!
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Alara May 16, 2019
· Jazz Dancing · Online
Jazz and Ballet, foundational work. Jordan is awesome with young children. She kept it fun and challenging and utilized every minute.
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Suanne P. May 2, 2019
· Dance · In studio
Jordan is highly skilled and she adapted her techniques to my beginning level. The lesson was informative and fun, and she helped me to re-build a foundation from my childhood ballet lessons. It was a wonderful experience and I’m looking forward to learning more from Jordan and progressing.
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Jordan W.

Los Angeles, CA 90036
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About Cesar H.

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Tarzana, CA
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I am an experienced actor and have professional experience reading, auditioning and on set. I'm easy going and lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student.

About Cesar
Cesar has been teaching private lessons since 2015 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, at his home, and online. Cesar has helped students find their self-worth, purpose in life, get rid of fear that may be holding them back and how to have a "go-getter" attitude.

Cesar received his training at Udemy Academy in 2017 where he received a certification in life coaching. As an expert in his field, Cesar looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals.
Cesar is extremely passionate about encouraging you to be aware and opened minded. He is very knowledgeable and enjoys sharing that with others.
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James December 27, 2018
· Life Coaching · In studio
Cesar welcomed me into his home and immediately had me more aware than I’ve ever been. He’s awesome! Making this a priority.
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Mario G. December 26, 2018
· Life Coaching · In home
One of the best things I could have done for myself. Thank you for being so kind. Appreciate it.
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Levi December 26, 2018
· Life Coaching · In home
C is the real deal. Knows what he’s talking about as he’s applying his own practice to his own life. Definitely applying what he’s recommended. New year is around the corner and I’m more ready than ever. Thank you!
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Cesar H.

Tarzana, CA 91356
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$30 / 30-min

About Elza H.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Exceptional one-on-one coaching for students ages 10-17, focusing on individual strengths while exercising areas of growth. I’ve been coaching high school students for almost ten years and have taught middle school drama for three. My students have gone on to excel in specialized performing arts programs and even gone on to attend such prestigious schools as the Boston Conservatory and Tisch School of the Arts.

About Elza
I have two Bachelors degrees in Theatre Arts and English with emphases in Performance and Directing and Creative Writing. I have 10+ years experience coaching high school students in performance and audition prep, 3 years directing for and teaching middle school. Students I've taught have gone on to excel at such institutions as as the Orange County School of the Arts, The Boston Conservatory and Tisch School of the Arts.

I’ve worked professionally on stage, in film and voice over for the past four years as an actor, writer, director and instructor. I'm also an experienced puppeteer, award winning playwright and am proficient in American Sign Language.
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Jordan January 2, 2019
· Theater Acting · In studio
I worked with Elza in middle school and she was one of the best acting coaches i’ve had. Her energy and encouragement was something that inspired me to work hard. She never made me feel bad about my work but always gave constructive criticism when necessary! If you are looking for an acting coach, you’ve found her!
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Elza H.

Los Angeles, CA 90066
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$60 / 30-min

About Pattie M.

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Pasadena, CA
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The ACTOR is above all an ARTIST. My approach is in depth emotional availability exercises. I'll strive to help you to know yourself fully and truthfully in order for the characters you portray to have the same authenticity.
I have coached Actors in London and Paris including Shakespeare and other Classics. I can help in analyzing a scene without stress.
I'm a well recognized ACTING TEACHER from PARIS. I taught at the NATIONAL FRENCH ACTING SCHOOL "COURS FLORENT" which include alumni such as DIANE KRUGER, GAD ELMALEH, AUDREY TAUTOU from the feature "AMELIE".

About Pattie
I earned a reputation for my Pattie Martins Method because it worked in giving students the skill to cry on cue on stage through a gentle process.
I'm a well recognized Director and ACTING TEACHER from PARIS and London before that. I previously taught at the NATIONAL FRENCH ACTING SCHOOL "COURS FLORENT" which include alumni such as DIANE KRUGER, GAD ELMALEH, AUDREY TAUTOU from the feature "AMELIE" among many other CANNES Festival associated names My youngest student Jules Houplain is currently acting alongside JULIETTE BINOCHE in "Celle que vous croyez" 2018 Feature Film.

The ACTOR is above all an ARTIST. My approach is in depth emotional availability exercises. I'll strive to help you to know yourself fully and truthfully in order for the characters you portray to have the same authenticity... alongside a cultured humanistic experi
ence through a Parisian gaze.
I will also make scene analysis easy and stress free for you. I have vast experience with the classics such as Shakespeare, Greek Authors, etc and Contemporary.
Looking forward to working with you
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Pattie M.

Pasadena, CA 91105
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$59 / 60-min

About WHITNEY V.

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Glendale, CA
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Casting Director based in LA with strong ties to Industry Professionals. Let me help you reach your next level of success.

About WHITNEY
LA based Casting Director w/over a decade long experience in Casting and working with students. Former Arts educator. Most of my clients have went on to land outstanding projects and contracts. I teach and tackle many avenues in the entertainment field. Let me know how I can take your further.
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WHITNEY V.

Glendale, CA 91205
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$34 / 15-min

About Hunter P.

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Beverly Hills, CA
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Whether you have a big audition, a class or meeting with a casting director, there are multiple layers to an audition or self-tape that go way beyond knowing your lines, eye-lines and camera angles. I can help you prepare and perform like a seasoned pro.

In very quick bursts we dive into the character and merge that with technical expertise so your audition is always in your body and never in your head. This leaves you free to play! Coaching with me is always fun and we maintain that sense of play and enthusiasm that makes you magnetic in your auditions.

About Hunter
Hunter loves to help new performers and people looking to break into the biz, as well as seasoned actors who want to up-level their career or deepen their craft. She has been coaching actors since 2008 and has a unique combination of experience and training to help you launch your career and create work that stands out to casting directors & agents and to make self-tapes that shine above the rest.

She has spent more than 20 years working in the entertainment industry in 8 countries. This includes modeling, commercials & print work in Athens & Istanbul, acting in Toronto & London, UK, and even screen writing, before diving into the big market of Los Angeles that she now calls home.

With 10 years of vocal training (primarily spoken level voice & breath work for actors) voiceovers has also been a big part of her career, recording voices o
n more than 400 projects to date.

Hunter's love for the craft brought her to study in NYC with legendary acting coach Uta Hagen: a process that transformed her approach and led her to such roles as Blanche in Streetcar Named Desire and Karen in David Mamet's iconic Hollywood satire, Speed The Plow. She has also appeared on screen in The Bandit Hound II with Lou Ferrigno, Paul Sorvino & Catherine Bell & on TV in Mutant X, Doc, Singles Court, PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal and has hosted for HGTV. Currently she is voicing 5 characters (English language dubbing) on the mega hit TV series Babylon Berlin.
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Ursulline June 5, 2019
· Artist Business Coaching · Online
After my first 30 minutes into my Discovery call with Hunter I knew she was a match for me. She just got it! She understands the dynamics of cutting through B.S. that doesn't matter in order to get you to stay focused and on track towards goals that DO matter! After explaining to her a lot of my roadblocks and huge gigantic goals/dreams she immediately embraced even some of the not so fun experiences I shared and encouraged me to see them all as part of my journey. I highly encourage working with Hunter because what I think has helped her and her clients reach their own success is that she is a coach that works with you where you are no judgements or blaming. She can see your potential in you inspiring you even closer to your dreams. I feel more confident than ever that I will be able to achieve some really lofty goals through working with her and I can't wait to get even further into our coaching sessions!
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Sarah June 5, 2019
· Life Coaching · Online
In one coaching session Hunter completely changed the way I thought about my business, for the better! As a coach, Hunter is clear, concise and highly intuitive. Her aim is true and exacting. Hunter made me feel supported and confident, after our session I was ready to take immediate action after a lifetime of doubting myself and procrastination. I felt strong and motivated to grow my business. She had an uncanny knack of knowing exactly what to say to abate my fears and trepidation's. Investing in coaching with Hunter is a true investment in YOURSELF. If you're tired of wallowing, take this step into solutions, you won't regret it! You will learn more in one session than in five years of therapy.
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Jerry May 30, 2019
· Voice Acting · Online
“Working one-to-one with Hunter was a liberating experience! She was insightful, knowledgeable, perceptive, and really stretched me past what I had thought I was capable of, all while keeping the work fun and inspiring. Hunter provides a fearless, creative, supportive and adventurous environment to grow your talent in. I highly recommend working with her.”
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Hunter P.

Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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