Hello + welcome!
And I have several roles: actor, writer, digital filmmaker, online video coach + consultant, visibility coach for entrepreneurs, video editor/producer…
The simplest answer is that I’m a professional storyteller.
With a side of web-geek.
Essentially, I’m just the kind of person you want on your side when you’re trying to make a video for the first time.
I believe in the business power of a good story. And I believe there’s no better way to tell a good story than with video. Why should actors and directors have all the fun?
I’m on a mission to help entrepreneurs, consultants, coaches, and other independent types–especially the shy ones–turn their best business stories into videos.
I will coach, guide, cajole, hold your hand, cheer, and brainstorm you into making a video that brings you the results you’re looking for. Online and offline.
Using my imagination and envisioning infinite possibilities – for the characters I play, my clients’ businesses, and for pretty much anyone else I connect with – is what I’m all about.
I’ve devoted most of my life to…
: telling stories so that our lives continue to be moved, challenged and transformed;
: helping others have the courage to share and tell their own stories;
: exploring and learning more about humanity (why do we do what we do?); and
: strengthening the habit of pushing past our fears and self-limiting beliefs.
When you work with me, you can expect your imagination + creativity to be set on fire.
And you’ll probably be delighted by my commitment to do whatever it takes to have you and your creative projects be in deeper connection with your audience.
I’m here to remind you that…
: what you do matters
: you’re capable of so much more than you think
: someone out there needs to hear your story
My question for you is this: which of your stories would you share that can make an impact on someone’s life? Who loses out when you don’t step into your spotlight and share your brilliance?
To sum it all up, I have a big mission and a big vision to share with the world – just like you.
Let’s support each other in carrying them out, shall we?
Here’s to following your bliss,
My DIY Video experience
Two years ago, me + three other storytellers decided to create our own web series. We had an idea of what it would be about. We started writing our hearts out and we couldn’t believe this was actually going to happen. We were four actresses who were on a tight budget (more like no budget!) who really wanted to put our words on paper onto the screen. We knew we couldn’t afford to hire a film crew and rent out expensive cameras at that time. But we also knew we didn’t want to sacrifice quality for our videos – we were determined to make the best we can on the resources we had.
Since I was the tech-geek of our group, I volunteered to handle all of the technical stuff. I already had a DSLR camera that could shoot video, so I figured that was at least the first step. I then embarked on hours, weeks, and months of research on how to create your own videos. It was overwhelming. And even though I call myself a tech-geek, I found myself nearly drowning in the big ocean of video production. There were way too many instructions, terminology and technical aspects that were just going past my head. I began to get frustrated with myself because I couldn’t figure all of this out quickly enough (we wanted to start shooting asap! We wanted to post these videos on YouTube tomorrow!).
But after months and months of trial and error, experimenting, and even more research, I finally got the hang of this video production process. I had to learn it the hard way because I was doing this all on my own. I travelled quite a long way to learn exactly what it takes to create online videos and I developed a new-found respect for filmmakers and videographers for doing this type of work – it ain’t easy! But even after all those months of frustration, I realized something better: it is possible to create your own videos. If I was able to do it myself, who’s to say you can’t do it? I now believe that just about anyone can create their own videos despite not having hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend.
Want to see how my first-ever video project turned out? Here’s the first episode of the web series I co-created with my friends. We shot this on our own, without a film crew. All we needed was a camera, a tripod, an external mic, a script, and ourselves!
Here’s what I know to be true:
Life is mercurial. Nothing is constant. Stories have plot twists. And people can change.
When it comes to falling in love, timing is everything.
Timing — and a profile on Plenty of Fish.
And speaking of which — love is attracted to vulnerability.
When your heart is wide open, love settles right in.
If you’ve got a dream, and take just one tiny step towards it, your dream will take three steps towards YOU.
And speaking of dreams — if you want to avoid unnecessary pain, follow your heart.
It’s simple. And it works.
Stories connect our hearts together. And stories are teachers. They teach us to care.
Magic is real. It’s the inexplicable chemistry, the undeniable truth, the unstoppable force.
No potions, cauldrons or wands required.
The most powerful rebels are often the shy ones.
They’re the writers. The thinkers. The softspoken leaders.
The glass isn’t half full. It’s damn near overflowing.
And if it looks a bit empty — fill it yourself.
You can be a lover, and a fighter.
An introvert, and a star.
A desk bunny by day.
A dynamo by night.
Your story is already unfolding.
And the magic of life…is that you write the ending.