"I was going to do my own audiobook project because I was tired of waiting on someone to hire me. I was just going to do my own book, like a public domain book, so that I could just go ahead and do a book. And that's when I joined Momentum Club, in May, continuing as an active member after that. And y'all, I don't know what it is. It's energy, it's swirls. It's so good! I've been booked since May.
And Momentum Club is helping me actually figure out my schedule because now, all of a sudden, I'm also booking on camera work. So I actually had to figure out how to do my schedule. Elise has really, really helped me figure out how to schedule in my self-care so that I'm able to do everything, and I'm also able to tell people what I want to do. There's just something about it! There's something about the clarity gained that has really helped me grow and sustain.
I’ve completed 10 wonderful audiobooks in less than seven months and I serve as a Global Actor Community Mentor. Elise as my coach and the Momentum Club community are just the boost I needed to get on track to where I want to be and stay there."
"I started The Great Audiobook Adventure at the end of 2019. And then right after that hopped into the Momentum Club, because even though the steps were right there, as you're going through it, you just have all these very special questions that pop up that you weren't thinking of. And I always learned so much from just listening to other people's questions and their coaching. And it always motivated me after a call.
My progress has been really great, thanks to Elise. And since I joined, I had one book under my belt and I'm recording my 20th right now and have already booked my 23rd. So I'm just really excited and yeah, it's been really great."
Janna found success with Momentum Club’s ongoing accountability
Janna is working on her 2nd audiobook because of the tools and structure she learned inside The Great Audiobook Adventure combined with the ongoing accountability and strategy she has found in Momentum Club.
"As an actor who gets the work they want by understanding the business of artistry, Elise is a person who is fearless and in control.
Talks with her are not only practical, honest and direct but empowering; not only to act but embrace your best most genuine self."
Kim Narrated 24 Audiobooks in Less than a Year!
"Before taking the plunge and working with Elise, I was feeling scattered about which goals to pursue and how to focus my efforts with two “day jobs” sucking up a lot of time and energy. I was throwing a lot of spaghetti at the wall in the hope that anything would stick.
With my goal of breaking in to the audiobook industry, Elise worked with me on the various technical aspects I needed to understand and perfect – from ways to use the training I already had as an actor, to new and specific skills needed as a narrator. Through my work with her I refined that technique, figured out which genres I was best suited to, made a demo, and crafted reach-out letters. The beautiful thing about Elise is her generosity in not just helping you be ready, but in sharing her contacts. I booked my first audiobook through one of her referrals and am about to record my third audiobook (that's 3 in three months!). [Kim is now at 19 audiobooks and counting!]
None of this would have happened without Elise. It’s not just that she provides structure and accountability – she becomes your champion. She genuinely wants to see you succeed. She’s helped me feel powerful and confident – and I know it’s only a matter of time before my dream of saying goodbye to my day jobs and making 100% of my income as an actor becomes a reality."
Why You Need This:
I get it: You are an actor interested in A LOT of things but have difficulty focusing on just one. Momentum Club will help you define what it is you really want, among your narration and other acting goals so that together we can determine where you'll focus this year and how you will specifically and consistently work towards one goal. By achieving goal after goal, you will grow the career that you most desire, and will likely be surprised along the way!
Did you know that you are 9 times more likely to achieve a goal if you invest in accountability like working with a career coach? With three opportunities to connect each month, you will have the ability to check in with myself + our Community Mentors VERY CONSISTENTLY and ask for specific accountability so that you can finally push through whatever has held you back in the past (technology, comfort, not knowing how to get there), so you can can actually hit the acting + life goals that you want most.
There are A LOT of options out there when it comes to building your career as an actor. What makes #GlobalActors special is that we don't let our zipcode define us. We move forward through our plan with curiosity and a willingness to see what's in front of us right now, enjoying the process and ultimately looking back on the big strides we've made. Because we don't allow a ton of excuses, you'll notice you're surrounded by other hard-working actors who believe big things are possible, which makes it easy for you to practice a positive mindset.
Think of this as your GYM MEMBERSHIP for YOUR ACTING BIZ, YOUR ACTING CAREER.
If you want big success, you've got to be working on your actions AND strategy consistently, and adjusting as necessary. It doesn't just happen unless you PRIORITIZE it and WORK THOSE MUSCLES.
The Hot-Seat Coaching Call is your time to get direct coaching on whatever you’re struggling with. You’ll leave the call with a clear plan and action steps to keep you movin’ and groovin’ towards your next goal with ease. You can share marketing materials, auditions, VO or audiobooks samples, self-tapes or anything else you’d like my feedback on.
(held once a month on Zoom)
"Get Some Clarity" Q + A Call
This call is the place to show up once a month to share a quick update for accountability, ask any and all questions that have popped up since last session.
(held once a month on Zoom)
This is your once-a-month Study Hall opportunity. Bring the work you’ve been needing to get done, it may be the reachouts you’ve been putting off, the marketing materials you’ve been meaning to build, etc. During this two hour block, we’ll work in tandem in 25 minute segments. Between segments, there will be opportunities to ask any questions that are keeping you from forward momentum.
(held once a month on Zoom)
Quarterly BONUS Call
The topic of this call may include:
Craft Call with Elise to deepen your narration skillset Past calls have covered Character Creation, First Person POV in Fiction, Non-Fiction and Breath, Phrasing + Operative Words.
Tech Tune Up Call with Justin so you can continue to hone the best sound possible in your home studio
Action Plan Tune-Up Call for your on-going career goals
(held once a month on Zoom)
Industry professionals - from casting directors to producers and other creatives - will be invited into the community to share their experience, expertise and answer your questions. These small group events will help you move forward towards your career and life goals AND further your network. Guests have included:
Xe Sands Audie, SOVAS and Earphones award-winning narrator
Jess Herring Founder and CEO of Audiobook Empire
Erick Black Dreamscape Media
✨ SPECIAL BONUS MEMBER EVENT ✨ Networking Training with Jennifer Aquino Tuesday, August 30th from 8 - 9:30 p.m. ET / 5 - 6:30 p.m. PT
With more and more in-person networking opportunities coming up (APA is hosting in-person events in September in LA + NY), we want to make sure you feel prepared to shine and connect with ease. This EXCLUSIVE networking training event will be hosted by #GlobalActor Community Mentor (and master networker) Jennifer Aquino.
Jennifer Aquino joined The Great Audiobook Adventure in June 2020 and started working as an audiobook narrator in February 2021. She has already narrated titles with Penguin Random House, Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Audible Studios, Blackstone, Podium, Dreamscape Media, Tantor, Insatiable Press, and North Atlantic Books. She is also on the directing rosters at Hachette and Macmillan. Jennifer has a business background, having graduated from UCLA with a BA in Economics, and brings 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, networking, and leadership training.
Each month, you’ll receive a template for your next month's intentions and action plan. You’ll have the opportunity to send it to our team for accountability and share a check-in. If you don’t hit all you planned in a month, no sweat, just apply for the next month’s Hot Seat Call. We will help you regroup and keep charting your path forward!
Would you like to be paired with a partner to get those important daily and weekly actions done? After 3 months in the club, if you’d like, our team will pair you with another Momentum Club member for the month. Each month you’ll get a new partner to keep things fresh. Optional.
Private Facebook Group
Connect with other members 24/7 online for support and inspiration.
Plus, you get all these bonuses too!
The Dream Big, Plan Smart Challenge This 5-day mini-training course will help you get clear on what you want and how to achieve it in the next 12 months, so that you can make this your most-actionable year yet.
CRAFT TRAINING: "Deepen Your Character Creation" Get ready to take a peek into Elise's personal character creation process, the same one she uses for her own narration bookings, to help you deepen your character development and have more fun on your next project!
CRAFT TRAINING: "Approaching Non-Fiction with Confidence and Purpose" Uncover your deepest connection to your non-fiction narration, so you can bring authenticity and confidence to any subject.
The Global Actor Audition Tracker This tried-and-true resource will help you maximize your auditions.
Wavve.co Tutorial Learn how to share clips and soundbites from your latest project across social media platforms like a pro.
Eric feels Supported, Validated, Connected + is WORKING!
"If I had not been made aware of and then took the step to work with Elise, I would not be in the position I am in now. For the first time in my life, I am a working voice actor, having just signed on to voice three audiobooks for a local publisher. Next week I'll be recording a video game demo with a world renowned demo producer. Neither of these things would have happened had I not been working with Elise. I have worked with other business coaches and marketing coaches over the past 4 years or so and literally nothing changed. There was no forward movement. I'm not saying their techniques won't work for anyone, but they didn't work for me.
Elise brought support, validation, connection and real concrete "Go and do THIS" instructions that were actionable, logical and showed measurable results. Working with Elise has made a huge difference."
“Before I worked with Elise, I felt clueless about the steps I could take to advance my career beyond training vigorously in an acting class. I was no doubt a passionate artist, but I felt stuck due to a lack of knowledge about the business of acting.
With Elise's guidance, I learned very quickly that the success of my career is within my own power.
Through each session, she gracefully and compassionately helped me to clarify specifc goals and actions, which empowered me to grow beyond my former comfort zone to achieve more. Before working with Elise, I believed that I had to move to L.A. ASAP in order to advance my TV/film career; since working in Power Group, I've booked my first two co-stars in my current location!”
About Your Mentor, Elise Arsenault
Elise Arsenault is an Award-Winning Actor, Audiobook Narrator, + Performance/Career Coach. She is the Founder of The Global Actor, known for bringing focus, strategy and direction to actors' careers so they can "live where they want + work when they want".
Elise is the creator of The Great Audiobook Advenutre. This 3-Part System, online course and supportive community is for actors who are ready to give up the struggle and make a big change, by inviting in new opportunity, income and both personal and professional growth in the form of Audiobook Narration. It's designed to provide you with everything you need to get started booking work as an audiobook narrator, and if you so choose, “replace your day job” for full-time acting work in the field.
Elise is a contributor to Backstage Magazine. She and her partner, Justin, co-own The TreeCave, a full-service recording studio where they love to collaborate with and serve their fellow voice actors and musicians in producing audio of the highest quality for each unique project.
A graduate of the British American Drama Academy at Oxford and George Mason University, Elise holds a certificate from the Vocal Pedagogy Workshop at Boston Conservatory. Elise’s acting credits range from regional theatre to television, national commercials to video games, along with over 130 audiobook narrations - favorite narration to date is Kim Possible for Disney Press.