Working with a private voice over coach is the single most important thing you can do to ensure career success. You don’t know what you don’t know and you need to have an independent, outside-of-your-head voice giving you direction and telling you want you are doing right…as well as what you need to improve. You just can’t get that from a YouTube ‘learn VO in minutes’ type video. The term ‘coach’ is totally unregulated, though. ANYONE can call themselves a ‘coach’.
So when I went looking for a coach, I decided to find someone who was already doing what I wanted to do – fully supporting themselves with their voice, working from their home studio, and practicing what they were preaching. I unexpectedly met Moneen in NY as I began my VO education and she was exactly what I was looking for in a coach. I connected with her teaching style – warm, supportive, and safe. I’m very introverted so sharing a learning process with someone – especially when they see me try and fail at things as I’m figuring them out – is hard for me. But I was easily able to experiment in various creative directions, knowing I will get honest, constructive feedback.
Moneen produced my first demo and then my second demo a few years later, which landed me my agent. She’s helped me on the business side of things with developing a rate sheet so I’m much more confident in my pricing strategies. She’s been able to get my demo and work out in front of industry professionals for feedback, which has been incredibly helpful. It was also her idea for me to combine my love of DIY projects with voice over. This idea morphed into an unexpected income avenue and a national sponsor. Over the last 7 years, I’ve gone from a beginner wannabe to signing with an agent, booking work for multiple national clients, and as a result, booked work in other industries (modeling and on-camera work).
I wouldn’t be where I am now without Moneen’s coaching, guidance, production talents, and sound advice.
It’s a pleasure to work with Moneen. She’s a warm and caring person, a great performer and director. Any actor will readily appreciate her genuine desire to help improve upon both fundamentals and nuances of the process.
Mo offers a concise and specific approach to effectively find ones’ emotional connection and truth in the material at hand.
There has not been a time since, that I entered the booth without ‘channeling’ Moneen. Her myriad physical and mental exercises top my prep regimen. When I’m reviewing a script, I recall the thorough and insightful ways she discovered the heart of the text. And I remember how she always encouraged me to find “my voice.”
I highly recommend Moneen as a coach and producer (and a genuinely nice human being,) who is committed to bringing out the best in the actors she coaches, both in process and in product!
Please click below to hear ABC News Veteran, Jim Hickey talk about working with me…