Alive Coach

Classes and mentoring for aspiring artists with director and Emmy Award® nominated actor Greg Ellis

Alive Coaching offers one-on-one bespoke classes and mentoring in performance arts in the fields of acting and voice over to help existing and aspiring artists improve and elevate their career trajectory exponentially.

Alive Coaching also helps identify goals and the realistic means to achieve them with a holistic approach to a career in entertainment.

Greg Ellis

‘Over the course of my career, I’ve been asked to coach and mentor aspiring artists on how to succeed in the business of show. With Alive Coaching, I’ve started to share what I’ve learned with students who are committed to a career in the arts. I call my method Alive Coaching because I believe performance art breathes and lives in the now moments when an actor feels fully present and Alive.’

The Core of Alive Coaching

A

The Art

We practice activating creative flow states (how to let go) so that the imagination can effortlessly take over during performance.

Mastering technique (craft) and then letting go so that your imagination can take over (art) is the dualistic approach at the core of the Alive Coaching method that sets the stage for a successful career (business).
B

The Business

We innovate a personalized roadmap that empowers the actor to perpetually exceed limitations and elevate career trajectory exponentially.

Mastering technique (craft) and then letting go so that your imagination can take over (art) is the dualistic approach at the core of the Alive Coaching method that sets the stage for a successful career (business).
A

The Art

We practice activating creative flow states (how to let go) so that the imagination can effortlessly take over during performance.

B

The Business

We innovate a personalized roadmap that empowers the actor to perpetually exceed limitations and elevate career trajectory exponentially.

C

The Craft

We practice techniques that motivate the actor toward confident mastery of their creative process.

The Art of flow
within the Business of show
is processed in the Craft.

For Actors

Find your Flow in the Business of Show

Stage | Screen | Television

For Voice Over Actors

Unleash the Voices in your Head

Animation | Video Games | Narration | Commercials | Promos

Special first 1-Hour session rate: $195

Book Your First Session Today

Book Your First Session

Just Breaking into the Biz?

4 Session Jump Start

Many aspiring artists graduate performing arts courses with some technical training but little to no experience of how to jump start a career in the business of show. This fun, four session intensive introduces the artist to the Alive coaching methodology and guides the more inexperienced performer through process, practice and participation.

Special package rate $800 for four 1-Hour sessions

4 Session Jump Start

  • $400 deposit - $400 balance on day of first scheduled lesson

The Alive Coaching Phenomena

The Art in Flow

Flow is the mental state of being completely present, when nerves dissipate and a performer is immersed in a feeling of energized hyperfocus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the creative performance.

When in flow, creativity peaks. The creator and the universe become one, outside distractions recede from consciousness, and one’s mind is fully open and curiously attuned to the act of creating.

This omniscience, or ‘oneness’ of being actively ‘in the zone’ of a creative flow state is a positive performance psychology encompassing neuroplasticity with deep play, focusing on felt sense and ritual shortcuts to inspiration.

Performance Art in flow (unconscious competence) is the personification of an artist’s total confidence in their artistry and craft.

The Business of Show

Preparing for a career in the Business of Show is a trip. Of a lifetime. It requires an imaginative plan with vital ingredients. The Artist Manifesto informs our sense of where we’re headed and The Actor’s Essential Tool Kit helps us get there.

The Artist Manifesto is our principal vision statement of intent, motivation and affirmation. A self-authored declaration of artistic ideals that may contain beliefs, aspirational goals, mission statements, and personal wisdom, all purposed to rouse action oriented ambition and encourage destiny manifestation.

The Actors Essential Tool Kit, inventoried and equipped to empower career options contains practical instruments utilized within the entertainment industry on a daily basis – agents, managers, casting directors, production companies, studios, resumes, headshots, biographies, websites – a vast network of vital ingredients to help achieve and sustain  meaningful career success within The Business of Show.

The Craft in Process

The preparation for performance (Art in Flow) is our practical approach, or process. The series of actions or steps we exercise within process are uniquely individual to every artist and evolve exponentially over the course of a career.

Cultivating confident mastery of techniques motivates more self-reliant trust in our process. Artists become inspired to foster a deeper sense of their original, creative, imaginative spirit which increases presence, power, charisma and range as an actor.

The craft of skillfully breaking down a script, researching characters and bringing them to life, line learning, scene study, audition preparedness, physical and mental rehearsal exercises – everything is preparation so we can get to the point of letting go and living in the moment (Art in Flow) and is the very essence of The Craft in Process.

FAQs

  • There is a 24 hour cancellation policy.

  • Yes. When a student is out of town or unable to attend in person video conference lessons are facilitated.

  • Yes. Alive Coaching is for artists in all areas of the business of show – acting, singing, musical theatre, drama, improvisation, movement etc.

  • Yes. The four session jump start package was created for newly graduated students just starting out in the business of show.

  • Yes. A 10% discount offered for block booking of ten or more sessions.

  • Auditing of class is allowed on rare occasions providing advance notice is given and only with the express permission of the parents if the student is a minor.

  • Sixty or ninety minute sessions.

  • Be on time, be present, and be prepared to learn through the experience.

  • The method is called Alive Coaching because performance art breathes and lives in the now moments when an artist feels fully present and Alive.

  • Alive is living on the cutting edge.

Cultivate your Creativity.

Let’s illuminate your brilliance.

To set your career in motion with the phenomena of Alive Coaching.
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