Monthly Online Zoom
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, online Zoom Mastermind Group led by Alex Ross.


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. Alex 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 Mastermind?

Working with a Mastermind, 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. The Mastermind is not here to judge you but to give tough love nudges when you make excuses or procrastinate. Most importantly, the Mastermind exists to guide and encourage you.

Online Zoom MasterMind Details:

When: 2nd Wednesday OR Thursday of every month

Time: 9am-11am

Price: $80 for 4 sessions

One-time trial session: $35


Alex Ross

Originally from Great Britain, Alex is well known for his versatility as a performer. He holds a Bachelors in Music from Oklahoma City University, and spent the last year on Broadway as the Standby for Elder Price in the smash hit BOOK OF MORMON. Before his Broadway turn, Alex was a top-of-show Guest Star on NCIS LA, and acted along side Kelli Giddish in Law & Order: SVU. He was featured alongside Adam Driver and the star studded cast of Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky, and spent 3 months living on an army base shooting all 8 episodes of the award winning miniseries The Long Road Home for Nat Geo. This fall Alex will be featured on a brand new AppleTV+ series as well as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Other credits include roles on Revolution (NBC), Queen of the South (USA) , Salvation (Pilot NBC) and Dallas (TNT). Regional highlights include the Tony Award winning Dallas Theater Center where Alex has taken on roles in Sense and Sensibility, Cabaret, A Christmas Carol and Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. As a coach Alex has worked with a variety of young performers and helped them garner coveted roles on network television, full scholarships to top acting and music programs across the nation and even titles in the Miss America Competition. ​