"You are magic! I set a goal to book paid acting work that would have social, spiritual, and political relevance. I did all of that without really realizing it. I've made more money acting this year than I ever have before, and a huge reason for that is because I followed my gut to work with and listen to people like you. I walk away from every session with you having learned something about myself and feeling a sense of calm.
"Her coaching has helped me so much with facing some of my fears, head on."
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.
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.