You know you are an artist and your very essence is to be creative. So why do you feel so stuck?
At the same time, being an artist isn’t always highly encouraged or revered by our society or even our families. There can be this sense that you always have to prove yourself worthy of the calling that lives in your heart. All while having to juggle auditions, a day job, and somehow finding the time to carve out a personal life.
Is it any wonder that artists are so prone to burnout?
and I am an Actress, Creator, and Life Coach.
I’ve been in “the business” for over 20 years and not all of those years have been easy. In fact, I struggled a lot … especially in my late 20s when I (finally) outgrew playing a teenager and found myself having to navigate a brand new age range. Meanwhile, I was at that stage where I started to want a lot more from my career – to be able to earn a sustainable income from my acting career alone.
What I discovered was that, for me, drawing that hard line in the sand about earning money didn’t elevate my career. Instead it put pressure on it and sent me into an endless cycle of hard work and near punishing goals that were impossible to achieve, followed by extreme lows where I beat myself up for being such a failure.
If it sounds harsh, that’s because it was. I worked really hard, for a really long time with not a lot of results. And the harder I worked, the less results I got, which was subsequently followed by extreme stage fright that involved a lot of bombed auditions.
In 2020, after the pandemic hit, I decided to finally get certified as a Life Coach and that is when things really started to change for me.
I learned that my Type A, hard working tendencies were no longer serving me. In fact my rigid pattern of goal setting, followed by failure, actually sent my body into a constant state of fight or flight.
I had to learn to heal my nervous system and start to work at a pace that would allow my creativity to thrive once again. Along the way, I started practicing energy work and embodiment tools which helped me release stuck stress in my body and create energetic boundaries that allowed me to go into an audition room and stop taking on the energy of all the other nervous actors around me.
I started to be able to bring my instincts and best work into auditions, self-tapes, rehearsals, and performances once again.
After years of feeling like a failure, like I would never work again, the joy of acting and creating returned and with it, more and more opportunities to do what I love.
I’ve created Aligned Action for any actor or creative who is feeling stuck or overwhelmed.
If you want to grow a career that supports you creatively and financially and have felt trapped as soon as you acknowledged that desire, I’ve walked that path and would love to help you rediscover the freedom that lives inside you.
This program is about reclaiming your biggest dreams and daring to go after what you really want.
You’ll do that by learning to set goals in a way that is deeply loving to yourself, honors your creativity, and facilitates healing of personal, generational, or ancestral trauma that may be subconsciously holding you back.
You’ll be discovering how to provide the right balance of structure and flow in your goals and your routines so that you can take action without triggering your past trauma.
Finally, you’ll be actively working with the body and energy so that you can release beliefs, behaviors, patterns, and thoughts that are no longer serving you and the artist you are becoming.
If you identify as a hard worker, but nothing is happening …
If you are feeling tired all the time,
If you have lost the motivation to pursue your dream, this program is for you.
If you are a hard worker, and would like for things to be easier
If you’d like to find more trust and freedom in your work
If you’d like to experience more joy and a fuller personal life, this program is for you
You don’t have to sacrifice yourself for your career.
In fact, the more you work with yourself, rather than against yourself, the more success you will have.
WHAT WE’LL COVER
PART I: REFLECT
WEEK 1: DREAM BIG
It’s time to take off the shackles and really dream. We’ll reflect on our relationship with goals and the goal setting process. How goals have helped us and how they’ve held us back in the past. Then we’ll go into a deep visualization where anything is possible. Rediscover what made you fall in love with being an artist in the first place.
WEEK 2: VALUES, PRIORITIES & BOUNDARIES
You can have everything you want but not at the same time. During this week’s session, you’ll get clear about what you value the most, what your priorities are, and what boundaries you need to create in your life and in your career. Armed with this knowledge you’ll begin drafting 3-5 goals that you’d LOVE to pursue in the time frame that feels best to your nervous system.
PART II: DESIGN + REFINE
WEEK 3: TENDING THE FLAME
We’ll reflect on and refine the goals you set last week. Where do they feel safe? Where do they feel overly ambitious or hard for you to believe and accept? Then we’ll examine the beliefs, behaviors, patterns, and thoughts (BBPT) that have kept you from achieving these goals so far and identify what new BBPTs you need to replace them with to invite in your goals.
WEEK 4: RELEASE AND LET GO
Now it’s time to practice releasing the beliefs, behaviors, patterns, and thoughts that don’t serve you. We’ll do a movement based practice to help you release BBPTs at a deep cellular level. You’ll allow emotion to move as it arises and release stuck stress in your body.
Get ready to feel free!
PART III: ACT
WEEK 5: FINDING YOUR FLOW
Now that you have clearly defined goals and have begun to release any internal resistance, it’s time to learn to take action from a place of inspiration. What feels good and in alignment with your deepest desires. We’ll allow in lots of space for discovery and experimentation this week. Discover what works for you!
WEEK 6: ADDING SUPPORT
In our final week, we will add structures that feel useful to you for staying on track with your desires. How do you structure your day, your week, your month, your year to support the flow of the things you want towards you? We’ll keep a careful eye on setting just enough structure so they you can remain loose, free and creative.
6 Weekly Live Lessons (60 minutes)
3 Group Coaching Sessions (60-90 minutes)
Get live support and feedback as your work through the course materials and any obstacles that arise in the process.
Weekly Exercises and Prompts
To integrate what you are learning and exploring each week.
A Dedicated Course Portal
Your Replays and Weekly Exercises all in one space.
Community Slack Group
Share your progress and get support between calls.
Value = Priceless!
join Aligned Action
It’s time to stop pushing and to start creating the life you want with ease.
JOIN THE WAITLIST
Enrollment for this round of Aligned Action is now closed.
Join the Waitlist and I’ll be sure to let you know when enrollment has opened again.
YOU’LL ALSO RECEIVE:
EARLY ACTION BONUS
Personal Reading and Energy Healing ($222 value)
We’ll meet for 30 minutes 1 on 1 via Zoom to get guidance on areas where you may be feeling stuck and healing where patterns and behaviors are ready to be released.
* This early Action Bonus is available when you enroll in the course within 24 hours of attending Activate Joy in Creative Life.
Group Energy Healing ($111 value)
A 60 minute Energy Healing specially designed for this group to help you release any blocks and obstacles that have arisen as you’ve set goals and started to take action. You’ll receive an audio recording of the healing that you can listen to again anytime you need it.
Time & Date TBD
Momentum with Limited Edition Workbook ($55 value)
My 4-week Mini Course that helps you redefine your relationship to goal setting and will get you started with the goal setting process in an easy to use digital workbook that you can use each time you want to return to the goal setting process.
I was feeling unhappy, stressed and fake, and wasn’t satisfied with my work. Natalie’s gentle intuition guided me to find the root of my discontent.
Even after one session I felt my life had changed and in reality, it did because she made me realize what bothered me the most and put me on the path to see my life differently and let go my false beliefs.
Natalie is an amazing coach!
Her ability to truly listen and personalize what a client needs is astounding. She really helped me find what works for ME, versus what I “should” do, and learn to trust my own inner voice. She was extremely accessible, communicative, and available anytime I had a question.
I have really been learning not to overload my schedule and take the time off. I actually was offered a dream role this week and think much of that was to do with me prioritizing for the callback which I couldn’t have done without you.
Prior to working with Natalie, I was feeling stagnant and overwhelmed, not knowing how to move my acting career forward and unsure the steps I needed to take to create a Pilates business that I truly believed in and could feel excited about. She helped me come up with step by step plans to further my acting career and launch my own business.
I ended my program with a timeline to keep me on track. My experience with Natalie was truly invaluable. She’s a wealth of knowledge and I look forward to working with her again.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS?
When are the live calls?
Our weekly calls will be on Mondays at 12pm EST. Our group coaching calls will be on Thursdays at 6pm on October 20th, 27th, and November 17th. *
*Please note that because I am a working actor, occasionally last minute scheduling changes come up. I’ll notify you ASAP of any changes and you’ll always get a replay.
What if I can't make it live?
All our calls will be recorded and made available in our course portal within 24 hours of the call. If you have specific questions or want to be coached, you can always presubmit a question and I’ll coach you through it (just listen back to the replay).
Will i have lifetime access to the course materials?
Since this is the first time I’m offering the course and at a lower price point, lifetime access is not included. I expect I may refine or adapt course materials before I offer the course again. You will have access to the materials for a full month after the course has completed.
What is your refund policy?
Due to the nature of this work, there are no refunds for any reason. Please be ready to dive in when you sign up for the course.
I felt supported and seen.
During my session with Natalie, she asked concise questions, which helped me to articulate my needs. And, together we came up with attainable goals and action steps. I recommend her services if you’re looking for clarity, guidance and a supportive space to work through your obstacles.
Alāna Rader, Theatremaker and Poet
Natalie helped me take the pressure off.
Before my session, I was experiencing ever present stress surrounding the pressure of having to accomplish a certain career goal. Through a bit of grounding meditation and reframing the situation, Natalie was able to help me take the pressure off and realize how I can be making steps forward in my career in a way thats authentic to me!
Abby Linderman, Actress
She inspired me to take some real action.
I really enjoyed working with Natalie. She was very present with me the whole time as we worked through my confusion with my business and myself. The actions we chose together have helped me to get to know and see myself better. It’s pretty incredible to watch confusion turn to clarity, and Natalie is a master at orchestrating that.
LiShayla Shurtliff, Visual Artist and Mindset Coach
Terms and Agreements
By signing up for this program you understand and agree to the following:
- Personal Development work requires an investment of time, energy and focus on your part. I will deliver the tools and support for your transformation and you are solely responsible for your own growth.
- Replays are provided for all of our calls. If you are unable to attend live, you can receive support by pre-submitting questions and connecting with the group in our private Slack Community.
- You’ll have access to the course materials for 1 full month after the course has officially completed. Then the course portal and Slack Community will close.
- You commit to keeping this group container a safe space for all participants at all times. Nothing shared within the program by the facilitator or any of the participants may be shared outside of the program, including the program materials, without the express permission of Natalie Neckyfarow and any other concerned parties.
- If you elect the payment plan, you agree to make all payments regardless of whether you complete the program.
- Failure to uphold a safe space will result in a participant’s removal where necessary, with no refund for unfinished portions of the course.
- There are no refunds for any reason. Be prepared to commit to this deep work when you sign up for the program.