“Your support, passion, and no bullshit approach, is such a killer combination. And your method is so creative and exciting in a way that I’ve never, ever found other coaching to be. WOW, wow, wow!” ~ Kana, Career Mentoring Intensive
Hello! I’m Janice. I’m a life coach based in New York.
I help ARTISTS, ACTORS, MAKERS, and SEEKERS start, test, tweak and finish amazing life projects.
This is where you get to translate your amazingness into a tangible, real-world project or life-changing experience. Something so fresh & original, you won’t believe it came out of YOU.
(Hey, so you want to act on Broadway, bike ride through Thailand, or build an Empire? Totally reasonable.)
This is my online home, where all the good stuff happens.
Ha. Who am I kidding? The good stuff happens offline, in real time. But this is where you can get to know me, find out how to WORK & PLAY with me, sign up for NOTES FROM THE TRAIL, and grab a free tool (or two).
I’m so happy you’re here.
Because now we get to make things.
And making things is the sweetest.
A Small Dose Of Sweet Things
Taking a Stand
TAKING A STAND IN HISTORY: To take a stand, one takes a firm postion on an issue. Historically, people have taken a stand in support of an issue, such as the demonstrators in Tiananmen Square who protest for greater freedom in china. Sometimes taking a stand involves opposing the status quo – taking a stand may involve human rights and artistic freedom – and many times those who take a stand emerge as great historical leaders.
It’s Not About Later
Whenever I get an inkling or an idea that evokes a strong image, I give it a nudge just to see what happens with a bit of energy behind it. It’s a tryout of sorts and even the smallest of gestures; a check- list or a rough draft can wake up a fleeting thought and move it forward.
Everybody has their own way; and I’ve learned the more I invest in my ideas and the more I listen to the stories that surface, the bolder the notions and the more specific and remarkable the feedback.
BUT LISTENING IS HARD. IT TAKES PRACTICE. AND IT REQUIRES THAT WE STAY PRESENT.
Sanford Meisner the legendary acting teacher understood this and developed a rigorous repetition exercise used to intensify the actors ability to listen.
You look awesome.
I look awesome?
Yes, you look awesome.
I look awesome?
YES! You look awesome.
It starts off mundane and awkward but the rigor of the repetition tethers the actor to the present making the work alive, interesting and truthful.
For the actor, the present has everything they’ll ever need. And the instant they loose sight of it, is the moment they falter.
Buddhist and ordained nun Pema Chodron, writes, ” Be there for what’s happening. Sit with what you have. It’s a very rich place to be-it’s not about later.”
And it’s not just for a select few or the powerful 1%.
Listening will supply and empower anyone willing to lend an ear with more depth, more width, and more height.
This business of listening and living in the present is fair game-and anyone keen enough can start where they are.