Mandy Work, Client Appreciation Liaison

Hi! I'm Mandy Work, a Chicagoan by way of Danville, Virginia. I have a passion for movement and music. You might often find me dancing, dreaming up new choreography, playing drums, sewing, experimenting in my kitchen, or adventuring with my husband. 




Courtney Rioux, Clarity Coach

Hey! I’m Courtney Rioux (pronounced Roo) and I help actors shift from stuck and unhappy to empowered and joyful. 

My friends used to come to me for advice, calling me their coach. I heard, “You should be a life coach,” so many times that it almost felt wrong not to be one. The only problem was, I didn’t know how to make that transition.

I actually sought out a life coach for insecurities I was experiencing in my own acting career. I had been told I wasn’t pretty enough to audition for a specific TV show, and this was the straw that broke the sensitive girl’s back. I didn’t feel talented enough, pretty enough or skinny enough.

First, she helped me navigate those “pesky” lies I kept telling about my own inadequacy. Then, she mentored me on my other dream – to become a coach like her. Now, I get to help others overcome their limiting beliefs.

I was thrilled to find a training program taught by the father of the coaching industry, Tony Robbins and family therapist, Cloe Madanes. 

My teachings have been featured by SAG-AFTRA, Actors’ Equity, The Green Room Chicago, Vagabond School of the Arts, The Acting Studio Chicago, The Chicago Acting in Film Meetup Group, Playback magazine, Leo Burnett, Artistic Strategies, Creative Social Media, and d'aprile properties.

When I don’t have my nose in a book, I’m usually spending time with my funny, adorable husband. We are both fitness enthusiasts, and LOVE to travel and eat delicious food. Friends, family, and my cat, Sammie are top priorities as well.

I LOVE coaching creative people like you. So many people are waiting to achieve something “out there” before they can be happy. I teach you to choose happiness “in here” while you’re on the journey to achievement. 

If you want to be like my happy clients, sign up for your first session here