Mastermind Sessions


Move From Where You Are to Where You Want To Be

It is not enough to only have a solid craft. The Business of Acting is “THE" most neglected component of an actor's career. A high percentage of actors fail to realize they are entrepreneurs and therefore put their career in the hands of others while waiting for someone to give them an opportunity instead of creating their own. The problem with that is, no one will care about your career more than you. And no matter where an actor is in their career, they will always be procuring their own opportunities. Without focus, strategy, discipline, and consistent bold action, an actor will squander time, energy and money, overtime feeling defeated, lost and unsuccessful. 


Graham Shiels Studios understands that the craft of acting goes hand-in-hand with the Business of Acting and offers a monthly two hour Mastermind Group coached by Tiwana Floyd.


What is a Mastermind Group?

In a mastermind group, the agenda belongs to the group and each person’s attendance, participation and commitment are paramount. The group begins with sharing the past month’s career goals, sets new goals, shares any issues, therein which your mastermind partners give you feedback, if needed and help you brainstorm new possibilities. The coach helps you set up accountability structures that keep you focused on track and out of self limiting beliefs or displacement of blame. We create a community of supportive colleagues who brainstorm together to gain momentum efficaciously. Your mastermind group is like having an objective board of directors, a success team, and a peer advisory group, all rolled into one. More importantly, you become a member of a group of working actors.

What’s It Like To Work With A Career Coach?

Working with a career coach, can most times, feel confronting. When you are faced with all that you are not doing that you should be doing, it makes you want to hide from shame and self-judgement. Most actors convince themselves that they don’t need to learn the business side and therefore don’t make the commitment. A career coach is not here to judge you but to give tough love nudges when you make excuses or procrastinate. Most importantly, Tiwana is here to guide and encourage you.

Master Mind Details:

When: 2nd Tuesday of the month starting January 15th, 2019.

Time: 8am-10am.

Price: $180 for 6 sessions

One time trial offer session for $35


An alumni of NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Tiwana uses her advertising/marketing acumen to attract the interest of industry employers to build relationships and procure meetings and auditions. She brings the energy, the resiliency and drive from her native New York City, to everything she does. Not one to make excuses or complain, she is a powerful example, that when you harness an extraordinary mindset coupled with undeviating action, strategy and a honed craft, you will experience consistent growth and momentum in your acting career. A firm believer in “Slow and Steady Wins The Race” because nothing happens fast in Hollywood. 


Tiwana has spent over 20 years studying the business of acting and the marketplace. Profoundly knowledgeable and a valuable resource, Tiwana’s greatest gift is helping other actors know they are worthy, consider that anything is possible, move out of jaded stagnation, eliminate fear based thoughts, and remind actors that an agent is not the solution, all with a firm, but nurturing approach that makes everyone feel supported.


Since moving to Los Angeles, Tiwana has acted in 25+ national commercials, with television credits on Scandal, American Crime, NCIS and General Hospital. She’s a graduate of The Second City Hollywood’s improv and directing programs and an alumni of UCLA.