Next step program for rising juniors & seniors and others considering an acting career

Next Start Date Dec. 14, 2019


Learn how to manage your mindset to book more roles and grow your network


Next Start December 3rd, 2019


For anyone (not just actors) seeking a change in their personal or professional lives

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Everything you want as an actor to make a bold statement that you've arrived


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This program is designed to help graduating high school students and their parents choose the right college theater program and learn more about the industry.


During my time recruiting actors for conservatory, it became clear that parents and students struggle with this life decision.

Students have a dream and a passion. They can't see themselves doing anything else but their passion yet they don't know enough about the industry, its realities, or how to properly take the next step beyond high school.

Parents are often conflicted. They hate saying no to their child's dream but they don't want to set them up for struggle. They know little about the industry but hear that it's about who you know and waiting for your big break.


I've seen too many young actors...


  • desperate to pursue their passion without parental help

  • choose the wrong college only to drop out later

  • expect the professional world to be like HS drama


I've seen too many parents...


  • desperate to prevent their child from pursuing acting

  • stop their children only to have them drop out of school

  • cite catch phrases about an industry they don't know

I've seen too many colleges...


  • offer theater degrees that don't prepare actors well

  • offer great technical training and zero entrepreneurship

  • recruit students that have little chance of working


I know what it's like to want to become an actor but not know where to begin.

I know what it's like to choose the wrong college. I know what it's like to choose the right college. I know what it's like to throw caution to the wind without the support of my friends or family. I know what it's like to try to build a career from scratch without any understanding of the entertainment industry and, worse, network to build from.

The Acting After High School program is a culmination of everything I've learned from more than twenty years of experience as a hopeful actor, working actor, director, headshot photographer, acting teacher, speaker, and director of admissions for a New York City acting academy.

My goal is go help young actors and their families get on the same page and make decisions based on knowledge not preconceived notions.

This programs helps you examine the most important questions that new actors face after high school.

Do I really want to be a working actor?

What can I do with a theater degree?

Should I train at a university or conservatory?
Should I major or minor in theater?

Why don't parents support acting as a career?
Do I even need to study acting in college?

Is college worth the money?

Are there other places to train?

Should I just move to New York or Los Angeles now?

Do I have what it takes?

Over twelve weeks, you'll receive 24 video modules that walk you through answers to (and coaching on) many of these questions. You'll gain access to regular group coaching calls with discussions on the modules. 

I've taught thousands of actors across the country and watched many achieve their goals of working.


Before you and your family spend $100K or more on the wrong college or career, you owe it to yourself to discover what this potential future is all about.


Discover the path that works best for you. Learn more.

The Actor Mindset Program is a 12 week program. Next start date is December 14th, 2019.



In 2014, I took a massive risk.

I ignored my passions and my purpose in order to secure a comfortable, "real job" to provide for my future family. Over the course of the next five years of my life, the glow of the shiny new office job lost its luster and I came face to face with myself.

During that time, I became a father of two incredible boys. My first born became a mirror to myself that (five years later) I could no longer ignore. I wasn't happy. I was more stressed. I wasn't the dad or partner I intended to be. I worked 60+ hour weeks and traveled many weekends of the year, missing out on the fruit of life - my loved ones.

I lost my belief in my place in life and I was left asking myself, "who do I want to be for my sons?"

I didn't like who I had become.

In the beginning of 2019, I used coaching to overcome the terror of leaving my job so that I could align myself better with who I was intended to be. To become a better father. A better partner. A better person.

I am committed to helping other people take big steps and consistent action to achieve their goals. 

The Powerful, Meticulous Takeover program helps you take a deep and honest look at the areas of life you wish to change and the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are preventing it. Enjoy weekly coaching modules and group coaching calls to find support and encouragement towards designing your future and living the life you want to live.

The Powerful, Meticulous Takeover runs for 12 weeks. Planned to begin in 2020. Click button above to request more information by e-mail.


The 50K Program

I've spent the last twenty years of my life involved with the acting industry, experiencing the highs and lows and hearing what most actors wish they had when they started.


Thousands of actors graduate from expensive theater programs every year at colleges across the world. They complain that these programs never fully prepared them for the industry. They've spent money and, worse, they've drained 2 - 4 years of their time.

Wouldn't it be great if there was a program where you could get what was missing?

When you're ready to take control of your career and to become the actor you dream of being, you'll be ready to invest in the 50K Program. 

It is one year dedicated to giving you a powerful launching pad for your career. Better yet, I give you the insight and confidence to build your own career, not wait for an agent or manager to do it for you. After this program, you'll realize how most actors are doing it wrong.

Every week, you'll be dedicated to staying sharp as an actor and developing your mindset with coaching. You'll have weekly improv, on-camera acting, and industry classes. You'll be learning about the business, identifying your brand, developing your marketing and strategic plan, and GROWING your network.

You'll be guided by someone who has worked as an actor, director, teacher, recruiter, headshot photographer and life coach. Plus, in my work as Director of Admissions for a major New York acting school, I've helped discover or start the careers of multiple working actors. That is MORE than the average coach out there.


But, in this program you learn from more than just me.


I bring in industry professionals to teach you from their perspective as well. You'll learn from acting teachers, casting directors, talent agents & managers, and working actors. You'll attend networking events, get seen in an industry showcase, and act on set in a professional film production. 


I want my clients to leave with the training, knowledge, and tools to get noticed and become a relevant player in the industry. This program is capped at 16 actors or less to ensure that I can provide personal attention to each of you.


The truth is, as an actor you want more support. You want a mentor who will walk with you as you begin your journey and that's what I provide in the 50K Program. 

Program is in development for launch in 2020.
Click button above to request info by e-mail.





Becoming a professional actor is different than most other careers. 90% of your acting career will happen outside of the audition room, set, and stage.


Success doesn't happen overnight and if you don't learn to manage your mindset, you'll find yourself spinning your wheels confused, worried, and frustrated. Imagine taking those feelings into every audition and interaction.


What if there was a way to have an ally and accountability partner who guides and supports you through the most confusing, challenging, and humbling parts of your career?


What if you could have a champion in your corner who celebrates your successes when you're accomplishing intended results and learning through failure?

What if being a successful actor didn't really have anything to do with being the best actor out there? What if there is more to success than just your acting?

Want to learn more before joining? Click here.

The ActorMind Program provides 40 weeks of group career coaching completed in one year.

Next Start Date December 3rd, 2019.

Thank you for believing in me and making a way for me to follow my dreams."


© 2019 by Sean David Johnson

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