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Second Act Actors

EP 106: Brian Patacca: Career Coach

Season 1, Ep. 106

In this industry episode of Second Act Actors, career coach Brian Patacca shares his journey from acting to coaching and how he helps actors navigate their careers. He emphasizes the importance of being interested and engaged in life, as well as embracing one's uniqueness. Brian explains his coaching process, which includes dispelling myths, focusing on casting profiles, and understanding the business. He encourages actors to approach the industry with data, not drama, and to make the process fun. In this conversation, Brian breaks down the process of reaching out to agents and managers, emphasizing the importance of authenticity and vulnerability. He encourages actors to own their story and not hide their past experiences. Brian also highlights the significance of being present in one's career and regularly engaging in acting. He advises actors to navigate the noise in the industry by carefully selecting the voices they listen to and focusing on actions that move the needle. Brian shares his favorite moments in acting and coaching, and offers advice on finding the right coach or mentor. He concludes by reminding actors that they are called to do this work.


-Embrace your uniqueness and use it to your advantage in your acting career.

-Be interested and engaged in life, as it will enhance your performances and attract opportunities.

-Focus on your casting profiles and make sure they accurately represent you.

-Approach the industry with data, not drama, and be open to rejection as a learning experience.

-Make the process of pursuing your acting career fun and enjoyable. Be authentic and vulnerable when reaching out to agents and managers.

-Own your story and don't hide your past experiences.

-Regularly engage in acting to stay connected to your purpose.

-Navigate the noise in the industry by selecting the voices you listen to.


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