I help actors feel happy right now.
Courtney is the real deal. She hands over tools and exercises with a conviction, compassion, and energy that is all her own. It's infectious. She gives guided and individualized attention and has helped me see that my goals and desires for my life are within my reach through her coaching and program My Big Year. Working with Courtney is not only fun, it's also freeing.
I have worked with Courtney many times before: One-on-one clarity coaching with The Whole Artist, workshops, and acting classes. She is Wonderful to work with and has helped me immensely with my acting and more importantly she has helped me with just being "ME"!
Courtney helped me a lot this year; the one-on-one coaching was so worth it. She gave me tools and inspiration for the harder times and more tools and resources with cheerleading when I was on a roll. Courtney's support and guidance helped me achieve most of my major goals last year, including getting a new (and improved) agent and starting to audition for major TV shows. Anytime you need some direction, she's a great person to work with. Can you tell I'm a fan????
It's nice to know you're not alone. The "In The Waiting Room" workshop touches on issues most people don't share. Courtney and Sheana are awesome and put your "talking" mind at ease! Thanks!!!
I left the "In The Waiting Room" workshop feeling more positive about not only auditioning, but myself in general.
"I did My BIG Year 2016 and loved it. I had an incredible year thanks to Courtney and the program. I worked at TimeLine, Writers, Silk Road Rising and did my first solo show there. I also had a guest star role on Chicago PD and I'm now closing The Hundred Dresses at Chicago Children's theatre..."
"I just about doubled my income in 2016, and most of it came from my skills as an actor/artist/teacher/facilitator. This is a result of this My Big Year Program! I'm feeling grateful for Courtney."
"For me, working with Courtney was better than going to a therapist. She actually gave tools that I use everyday. She has helped me look at things from a more positive perspective and has helped me to increase my baseline of happiness. Also, she's funny and goofy and made me laugh on a consistent basis. She's great!"
"Courtney presents solid, approachable material that really gets you thinking. She is genuine and warm and shares some great tools that will help you take action towards becoming a more relaxed actor. One who can get out of their own way and let the storytelling shine!"
"Thank you, Courtney for creating a safe and nurturing environment. I already feel more empowered and confident in my abilities to achieve success. Our work from your Anxiety Free Actor Workshop continues to help me with auditions, bookings, and LIFE. YOU ROCK."
"Courtney, I just wanted to say thank you!!! I'm so grateful to you for helping empower me to book a network TV show without an agent! I was able to let go of perfection and actually do less to achieve my goals. I highly recommend your coaching!"
"If you're not moving forward and you can't figure out why, try this on for size: Coaching with Courtney Rioux.
Within two months of my first session with her, I was able to clear away places where I was getting in my own way and I booked a great commercial gig that was not only fruitful, but also a joy to work on"
“Courtney has a gift! Not only is she extremely easy to talk to, she makes you feel like what you are saying matters. She is not judgmental, and whether in a coaching one on one or in a group, her energy and curiosity is infectious. Anytime I meet with Courtney I walk away more empowered and focused in my day and my direction.”
"I am so glad that I decided to work with Courtney. Before working with her, I had been unconsciously going through my days making decisions based on fear and dwelling on the negative. Courtney showed me how to let go of thoughts that don't serve me and how to relish in life's joy and possibilities.
"I just had a single class with Courtney and I feel like my outlook on auditioning has completely changed. I booked a network episodic right after! Thank you!"
"Courtney’s coaching has improved my life by 1000%!! I was really struggling to find balance in my life, and meeting with Courtney helped me find clarity in both my career and personal relationships. I was in a rut and super stressed, and now feel really dialed in to not only what I want, but also how to achieve my goals.
"Courtney has helped me feel like myself and not allow the voice of the world to overpower me, which is my anxiety! I look forward to working with this bright free spirit every time!"
"Courtney's practical tools, positivity, and unique exercises helped me launch a project that had been in my head for two years.
Unlike other coaches I've worked with, Courtney doesn't encourage you to DO more. Courtney helps you find what's been stopping you. Her philosophy is that life should be easy and fun, and that's how her sessions are.
“Courtney is the best! You will fall in love with Courtney’s contagious personality! She is so easy to talk to and is very invested in the progress of her clients. She helped me clear my mind of unnecessary thoughts and distractions so I could concentrate on what matters most. She helped me set some big career goals and set deadlines for myself. I was able to go out to LA with the confidence and clarity I needed to crush my interviews and book some television work. Thank you for everything Courtney!”
“Courtney’s coaching is a gift and one I am so grateful she has decided to share with the world. She holds such positivity, wisdom and clarity. Courtney asked me one simple question: “What do you hope to achieve by the end of these coaching sessions?”. I surprised myself by answering with, “I want to feel empowered.” I encountered a lot of unexpected changes and circumstances during our time coaching, but throughout it all I couldn’t deny that I was getting closer to myself again, to a source of power I had allowed myself to be disconnected from for quite a long time. That there was peace at the bottom of it all. During our last session together she reminded me of my wish in our first session. If I could sum up what I got out of our work together it would be regaining my sense of power—so yes, I’d say I’m a big believer in Courtney’s coaching ;)”
“I’m amazed. Courtney gave me the tools to set up the life I want and get through the pitfalls we all come across, stronger than ever. There is almost shock at how I see myself react in situations now, compared to what my reaction was before.
And yes, Courtney does practice tough love. No whining allowed, only action – which has proven to be the best tool she could’ve given me. With it, I’ve realized that I can not only trust there will be a better day ahead, I can start working on it now. It’s empowering. Honestly, when we first talked, I didn’t know if I wanted to spend the money on coaching.
I’m so glad I took a leap of faith and committed. My career, personal life and general state of being are so much lighter and full of gratitude. Dare I say, I think I’m happy, Courtney Rioux ;)”
“Courtney has helped me overcome some of my biggest obstacles that were keeping me from being happy. She taught me how to stay positive at work, avoid taking things personally, and overcome limiting beliefs I didn’t even recognize I had!
Thank you so much for your passion and dedication, Courtney!”
“Courtney has laser clarity around situations that would baffle me. I am so grateful to have her on my team. Her coaching has helped me gain focus in my acting career. She is invaluable to me.”
"It is no surprise that Courtney is helping people reach their goals. The day after our first meeting I got a call from my agent for a TV show audition that I wrote down as one of my goals. Coincidence? Who cares! It shows that what I am learning is already working.
Actually, a few of the things Courtney recommends are things I used to do in the past when I did book more jobs. Just needed her to kick my rear end a bit and remind me that these things work. Also, knowing I have a deadline to get things done before the next coaching call makes me get the things done I said I would do.
By the way, I’m 30lbs lighter now thanks to Courtney’s help!
Roger Staubach had Tom Landry. Michael Jordan had Phil Jackson. You can have Courtney.”
"Courtney you are an AMAAAZING life coach! Seriously. You are one of the biggest reasons I believe in myself today. I could always start these projects but never seem to follow through. You taught me how to write out my goals and make sure I set a date even if I don't hit it. At least I'm AIMING for something. You showed me how to have the confidence to really go out and DO what I want. Pursue it. Dream it. LIVE it. I'm so grateful to you for everything you've taught me!!!"
“Courtney Rioux is a sage goddess. I highly recommend her coaching!”