Jen Vellenga

Longtime professor, Jen Vellenga has spent two decades advising anxious students who have been convinced to keep a backup plan. In her podcast, she interviews creatives from the other side who live with no backup plan.

Focus on Growth

Joshua Henry is a three-time Tony award nominee, musician and TV/Film actor. In the first of the “Fathers in June” episodes, this husband and father shares how his fulfilling career was built from a deep investment in training and intentional focus on personal growth. What’s inside:  O:40: About Joshua Henry 2:02 Podcast recommendations for education …

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Plant Seeds

Broadway and TV/Film actor and super-mom Carrie Compere shares her incredible story of risk-taking, working to put food on the table, and finding family balance. Mother’s Day episode 3 of 4. What’s inside:  Call or text Jen 213.915.6883 3:42: Where are you calling from? 4:00 : What have your days been like lately? 5:50 : …

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Let Go of the Performer Identity

Lindsay Levine–New York-based casting director, educator, and mom–describes her transition from performer to casting director and her journey through the theatre world–including how she’s found parenting along the way. Mother’s Day episode 2 of 4. What’s inside:  1:02 : Defining the casting director role Episode 4 with Clyde Voce 2:32 : Where are you calling …

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Know Who You Are

Anne Cofell Saunders–a television writer, executive producer, and mom of two daughters–tells her story of growing up in a small town in South Dakota to becoming an award-winning and respected television writer and producer in Hollywood. Mother’s Day episode one of four. What’s inside:  Star Trek: Discovery  Discovery Writers The Boys  Support the DYBP Podcast!  …

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