We asked Joe Towne and Hillary Tuck of the Actors Mindset to come in and work with our guys as they start to figure out what it means to perform on the world stage. What stood out to me most with them was the incredible joy they brought to the process.Trent Dilfer (Elite 11, Super Bowl Winning QB)
It was a blast and everyone from our coaches to our players were engaged and leaning in.
After the first season of our last series, we did a post-mortem with Joe that provided us with incredible insights on how to be better showrunners, better partners and more focused in our creative work moving forward. In retrospect, his insight and coaching has been invaluable to our production company. He helped us clarify our mission and set our minds towards how we wanted to show up, who we wanted to be in business with and how we wanted to feel doing it. Literally everything he helped us crystalize has come into being. We are so grateful for his work and continue to call on him as we move forward towards our greater goals. Also, he’s ray of fucking sunshine.Erin Cardillo & Richard Keith (Writer/Showrunners, In Good Company, Inc.)
After working with Joe for all of 2018, it is evident that his methods not only work, but they gave me tools to utilize as an analyst on set, broadcasting games and interviewing athletes. Our sessions and his coaching points elevated my performance and allowed me to gain confidence in a style I had not had in a decade in the broadcasting profession. He made me more aware of my delivery, more deliberate with my analysis and more joyful as a performer. I plan to work with Joe for the remainder of my career and if you want to grow as a performer, I’d contact him as soon as possible.Yogi Roth (College Football Analyst & Host (Pac-12 Network, Elite 11, ESPN, Fox, CBS, TBS))
As an athlete in an endurance sport, Joe helped me transform my performance mindset to something beyond freeing, and definitely magical. He invited me to be curious and explore a learning goal. The following day I set new personal records in back to back races.Maria Tuccelli (World Vertical Runner)
That was incredible. A game changer.Josh Close (Fargo, 12 Monkeys, Person of Interest)
Really flipped a switch in my head.
I’m so grateful and am excited to apply more and more.
Last December, I was invited to speak in front of 2,500 people about something incredibly personal. Up to that point only a few people knew my story of abuse. I am a singer and musician and I can sing about uncomfortable events in my life, yet when it comes to speaking about something so vulnerable, well, I had never done anything like that before. Joe helped me visualize every moment, from the 15 minutes before walking on stage, to how it felt afterwards in my dressing room. His positive approach to everything – from preparation to performance – enabled me to overcome my anxiety and enjoy success in that moment and beyond.Tracy Bonham Fine
This class has been a game changer for me. My goal as an actor has always been to have longevity in this business, but I wasn’t sure I was going to last after years of disappointment and not having fun in the audition room anymore. Because of this class, I am literally retraining my brain to think differently. I’m having fun auditioning again, I’m inspired, and I’m able to think positively from a place of possibility. Hillary and Joe are so insightful, nurturing, and challenging at the same time. They are a great team, and they know how to hone in on your specific needs.Emily Liu (Modern Family, Harry’s Law, Boston Legal)
So stoked to try on the incredible tools you so gracefully and impactfully infused into us. Hard to put into words and do justice to what happened this weekend. Feels like a paradigm shift. Thank you again. This was big.Hannah Leder (The Morning Show, Bad Judge, The Comeback)
I really appreciated all your insights about the audition process.Participants from recent USC event
Top Take away: EXCELLENCE instead of PERFECTION
Joe was great! I really appreciated his step by step process prior to going into the room. It was really helpful to know that even seasoned pros suffer through the same things. I also liked how he reframes each acting experience into a positive one.
Thank you so much for not only an enlightening weekend, but for the warm and supportive environment you created.I have so much processing and work to do, but you both have inspired me to persist. I sometimes doubt my place in this industry as an actor and that doubt leads me to all sorts of delusions when I then go to look inward for answers. This workshop rejuvenated my connection and ownership to an art form that brings me joy and fulfillment. I can’t wait to spread the love.Devyn Fusaro (The Path, White Famous, Ray Donovan)
I’m still processing how amazing this past weekend was. Thank you for creating this class and for your attention and care over the weekend.Andrew Pish (New Girl, Diary of an Insecure Boyfriend, Hotel Secrets and Legends)
My biggest take away is being more aware and taking note of my energy and body language walking in and leaving an audition. Looking forward to applying all these beneficial tools and techniques!Participants from recent UCLA event
Such a wonderful and insightful class. My biggest takeaway is related to the importance of preparing one’s mind to transition effectively between car, waiting room, the room and so forth.
My biggest takeaway was the phrase “slow down your thoughts”!!
Working with Joe was enlightening on a number of levels. Not only did he provide tangible improvements to my pre-performance routine, but he gave me an entirely new way to think about the goal of mindfulness and preparation that has really helped me in my day to day work as a sports broadcaster. Joe is one of those genuinely loving, curious, passionate spirits and I am grateful that I’ve been able to soak up some of his energy and wisdom along the way!Ashley Adamson (PAC 12 Networks)
I’m hella more confident walking into the room now.Craig Welzbacher (Superstore, Haunting of Hill House, 9-1-1)