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Creative Branding & PR coach Diane Foy has conversations with thriving artists, musicians, actors, and industry influencers on what it takes to succeed in the arts. Solo shows offer coaching drawn from her 25 years’ experience as a multi-passionate creative entrepreneur. Guests have included musicians Akon, Bif Naked, Sass Jordan, Jason McCoy, Clayton Bellamy, Marc Jordan, live music producer Tom Jackson, music producers Timbaland and Joe Solo, actor/musician Michael Des Barres, actor Glenn ...
 
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Hello and welcome to episode 72 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! I’ve been a guest on some amazing podcasts lately so I wanted to shout out some shows that you should check out. Plus I always think I’m much more entertaining and provide more value on other shows than on my own. I think it is because of the great questions the hosts ask me. To hear how …
 
Hello and welcome to episode 71 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! First up I want to announce that I have just released an updated version of the Fans, Media, & Industry Attraction Roadmap for Musicians and Actors. This free ebook will walk you through 3 phases to set you up so that you can book gigs and make money with your talents. Phase 1 is Authenti…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 70 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Let's talk transformations...By now, you probably know that I am a branding and PR coach for artists, musicians, and actors, but today I want to shift gears to talk about the transformation my coaching can do for you! I believe that in order to attract fans, media, and industry you need t…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 69 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! I’m going to start the show with a little-known fact… For most of my life, I tiptoed around in order to go unnoticed. I was passionate about the performing arts, however, I was way too shy to become a performer. As a photographer, makeup artist, journalist, artist manager, and publicist I…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 68 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! I wanted to start this episode with some gratitude. I’ve been creating this podcast for over 2 years and it is nearing 8,000 downloads. That may not be a lot in comparison to many others out there but I’m always coaching artists about how slow and steady growth is longer-lasting growth. I…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 67 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Are you one to set goals or go with the flow? I lived go with the flow for far too many years. I am most creative when I don’t have a specific plan, but I’ve learned that a goal without a plan is just a wish or dream. Right now, I’m aiming to fill my coaching practice with 5 more musician…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 66 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! My guest today has over 50 years of success in the music industry. Judy Rodman has sung on decades of hit records or performed live or on TV with artists such as George Jones, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, George Strait, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, and the list goes on. During…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 65 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! 2020 did not go according to plan! In 2021, so many things are still uncertain, like when live concerts, theatre, festivals, and other events will return. What I know for sure, though, is why I got into coaching unstoppable musicians and actors in the first place. I have a real passion fo…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 64 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! My guest today is an actor and singer originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Patrick Oliver Jones. He has been in the performing arts both onscreen and onstage for more than 25 years. He was in the original cast of FIRST WIVES CLUB in Chicago in addition to two national tours, THE ADDAMS FA…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 63 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! 2020 reinforced for me that we in the entertainment industry need community, we need to ask for help, and we need to offer help when we can. My offer to help: As a PR & marketing coach,I help musicians and actors attract fans, media, and industry so that they can book gigs and make money …
 
Hello and welcome to episode 61 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Today I am sharing with you the recording of a Q&A session I hosted during the Screen x Screen music and tech conference that is happening right now. It is a new virtual conference presented by Indie Week. Indie Week is turning into Indie Year with another virtual conference Indie 101 com…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 61 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Ever hear of the 5 W’s and 1 H? People often ask me how…. How is my pr and marketing coaching for musicians and actors different from other coaching or training out there? And it's a great question. At the core, I believe in exploring the 5 W’s before we get to the H. This means my client…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 60 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Are you a performer or creative who just wants to feel your best on-the- daily? Yeah, me too. Great minds think alike! As actors, musicians and creatives, we want to make an impact on the world around us. That means bringing the best of ourselves to everything we do. And we often miss the…
 
Do you choose a word or slogan each year? I’ve chosen “Breakthrough” as my word for 2021. If you ever feel like your progress suddenly just slams into a brick wall, I promise you, I’ve been there! In fact, the harder I work the more frustrating it becomes when I still don’t feel there yet, wherever there is. But I want to tell you that you only hit…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 58 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! How is everyone doing with the ending of 2020? For me, I’m trying to work on my mindset for the changes I want to make in 2021 and all that I want to accomplish. I’ve hit a point in my life that I’m not letting anything stop me from achieving my goals. And by anything I mean myself. We st…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 57 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Hey, remember my guest from episode 49 Broadway Actor Bret Shuford, also known as the Broadway Life Coach. Bret has created this really fun and creative way to add more positivity to your life. The Actor Mindset Reset is a FREE 14-day video series where Bret shares a daily inspirational v…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 55 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Can I be real with you for a moment? My biggest goal for my coaching business is to help thousands of unstoppable musicians and actors like you attract fans, media, and industry so that you can book gigs and make money with your talents. The plan to get there? By teaching and supporting o…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 54 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! I’m so excited that I have created the ultimate resource to help unstoppable musicians and actors like you attract fans, media, and industry so that you can book gigs and make money with your talents!!! It is called … wait for it… “How To Attract Fans, Media & Industry for Musicians & Act…
 
THE CONFIDENT CREATIVE ACADEMY a Free Virtual Training event that brings the World’s Top Creative Experts and Transformation Leaders together to teach you how to build your self-confidence to move forward with the creative career you know you are meant to have. Hello and welcome to episode 53 of Sing1 Dance! Act! Thrive! You know those moments wher…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 052 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Today’s guest Darryl Hurs is the founder of Indie Week, a music festival and conference that takes place annually in Toronto, Canada that showcases acts from all over the world. This year like many events they are transitioning it into an online conference which is taking place November …
 
Hello and welcome to episode 51 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Today’s guest is Gemini and Stage Raw Theatre award-winning actor Cara Pifko who has played the recurring character of Paige Novick on the 39 time Emmy Award-nominated television show Better Call Saul since 2016. Acting professionally since the age of 7, she practically grew up on Canadia…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 50 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Anyone else feel like saying “Let’s try that again!” What a strange time we’re going through, and even though you might be dreaming of rolling back the clock to January and starting again, I believe we can learn from our current situation instead. Maybe you’re feeling guilty for not alway…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 49 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Can I share a secret with you? I can’t do what I do without the guidance of my previous and current coaches and mentors showing me the way. Until a few years ago, I was 100% DIY and that is a respected way of doing things as I’m sure many of you are currently trying to build your career a…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 48 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! I’m very excited about my guest today! Michael Des Barres is a European Marquis, raised in England, and living in Los Angeles. He has appeared in over 150 hours of American television, including roles on MacGyver, Seinfeld, and Roseanne, as well as more than 40 feature films including To …
 
Hello and welcome to episode 47 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! What are you waiting for? This season, I’ve found myself longing for the completely booked coaching practice that I had planned for at the beginning of this year and although patience is not my strongest virtue, I keep reminding myself that good things take time and I’m enjoying helping t…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 46 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Calling all ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, ACTORS: You once dreamed of being where you are right now! It can be tempting to stress over not being able to perform live or missing out on the connections you would have made during that cancelled festival or conference, but at the moment you are >>>>THI…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 45 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! How is everyone doing during this isolation time? Toronto is starting to re-open some retail and services, but it will be a while before we can enjoy live concerts and theatre and film and television can begin shooting again. As an introvert I’ve been thriving! I have been so productive t…
 
Hello and welcome to episode #44 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Today’s guest is Jason McCoy who with The Road Hammers has won 5 Canadian Country Music Awards, a JUNO award, and SOCAN Songwriter of the Year. They are the best selling Canadian country band of all time. Before The Road Hammers, Jason was already a very successful solo artist winning th…
 
Today’s guest is the author of The Enneagram & You: Understand Your Personality Type and How it Can Transform Your Relationships, Gina Gomez. I am fascinated by personality type systems so it was great to learn from an expert on the enneagram. As a relationship coach, Gina shows us how using the wisdom of the enneagram can strengthen your personal,…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 33 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! I have a special guest for you today. Andrea Hendron is a Life coach, Mindfullness Practioner, Reiki Master, and the Creator of Andrea's Soul Chats. My plan was to do a solo episode talking about future visioning and creating vision boards and as I was preparing I began thinking about my …
 
Hello and welcome to episode 032 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Today’s guest is Robert Carli, who is one of Canada’s busiest and most in-demand composers for Film & Television. His music has received numerous industry awards and nominations, including 20 Gemini and Canadian Screen Award nominations, 5 Gemini Awards and 3 Canadian Screen Awards. He i…
 
Today's episode is about why do some performing artists thrive while others spend years struggling to breakthrough. I've worked with hundreds of performing artists and the competitive edge for many has been that they have a clear message of who they are and what they stand for. And they know how to communicate that to connect with people. Talent is…
 
030 Global Superstar Akon on Releasing 4 Albums at Once & Why Women Should Run the World Hello and welcome to episode 030 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Today we have global superstar Akon. The American born Senegalese artist has sold over 35 Million albums worldwide, received 5 Grammy Nominations and collaborated with an array of A-list artists from…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 29 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! I am so excited for today’s guest, Canada’s Punk Rock Queen Bif Naked! I have been a fan of hers since her 1996 self-titled debut album and her follow up I Bificus with the hits “Daddy’s Getting Married,” “Spaceman” and “Moment of Weakness.” In 2001 her album Purge produced by Desmond Chi…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 28 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Today we have Christopher Leacock aka Jillionaire who staying true to his Trinidadian roots, fuses original caribbean rhythms of soca with dancehall beats. Along with Diplo and Walshy Fire, he was a member of the electronic music group Major Lazer until this past June when he left the gro…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 27 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Today we have Broadway and Symphony Star Capathia Jenkins. I love this line from her bio that says “This woman who grappling with two dueling passions each with a strong grip: acting and music, yet she refuses to pick one because they both represent her soul. Capathia approaches a song th…
 
Matthew Willson is an award-winning Canadian actor, director, producer and financier of the arts with more than 500 stage performances to his credit. A versatile and talented character actor, he also boasts numerous TV and film credits, including roles in Rookie Blue, Murdoch Mysteries, The Strain, Arrival and Queer as Folk. Through his production …
 
Hello and welcome to episode 25 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! This week we have live music producer Tom Jackson who has transformed the live show for artists such as Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, The Band Perry, High Valley, Magic and many more. Author of the book Tom Jackson’s Live Music Method and the All Roads Lead to the Stage DVD series, Tom is u…
 
My guest today is Dave Randall who is a guitarist, producer, and composer. He has contributed to multi-million selling albums by Grammy Award-winning artist Dido and has toured the world a number of times performing with UK dance act Faithless. His own critically acclaimed albums released under the name Slovo feature international collaborations wi…
 
Hello and welcome to episode 23 of Sing Dance Act thrive! It is great to be back after a little Aug hiatus. I have created a new website at singdanceactthrive.com where I will be adding lots of articles and resources for performing artists in addition to it being the new home of the podcast. All previous episodes now have full transcripts and a few…
 
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