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Performers & Creators Lab

Oakland, CA  (415) 870-7082

holly@performersandcreatorslab.com

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July 10, 2020

When the pandemic hit and sheltering in place orders happened, how many things did you find yourself simply deciding to put on hold?  With public venues gone and social distancing in place, you may have thought to yourself, “well, doing that collaborative project seems...

March 27, 2020

I know that with the worldwide quarantining, many of us are finding ourselves newly isolated and feeling thrown into uncertain times.  Everyone handles it differently.

Maybe you are spending all day in your pajamas thinking of all the things you feel like you "should"...

February 7, 2020

As you may or may not have seen on social media, back in October I had a knee surgery (for those of you that need specifics - it was an ACL reconstructive surgery).  This was from an old knee injury I got from dancing back in 2016 that needed to be fixed but, well. . ....

February 24, 2019

Why are we in such a hurry to be entertained?

These past few weeks I've been doing stand up comedy a few nights a week and one of the things I'm noticing about these comedy open mics is the pressure to get a laugh within the first 30 seconds or less. There was a bit tha...

February 9, 2019

OMG I did it!

It’s something I’ve always wanted to try: Stand up comedy. And this week I dove head first into this world and told jokes at three different open mics around the Bay Area. 

As somebody who coaches other performers I always feel like I need to put myself i...

January 6, 2019

I came across some really fascinating information that I just MUST share with you! It explains why people are driven to make goals, intentions and New Year's Resolutions.  . . . why it's a healthy thing to do even when we don't necessarily meet or keep those resolution...

December 30, 2018

I know that in 2019 I will do things and some of them will fail.  Some of them will flourish too.  But more often things will take longer than I want, will need more work than I anticipate.  And this is ok.

Today, I lie on my bed in an overstretched comfy cott...

December 2, 2018

Have you ever felt a pull to create something, but you've felt too down or too "in the dark" to even know where to begin?

Of course, it's great when we get that hit of inspiration and ideas begin flowing to us effortlessly!  We feel fantastic! Like we are masters...

September 21, 2018

Do you know what is worse than flop sweating or a racing heartbeat?  The stories we make up about them.  When we go into panic mode (otherwise known as fight or flight) then we also tend to start spiraling into self-doubt and self-conscious thoughts.

That's why I...

September 21, 2018

Would you be interested in winning free coaching with me?

I'm excited to share that as part of the Performance Challenge #PACLchallenge, you can win some pretty awesome prizes. Check it out:




GRAND PRIZE (video with most likes)


- You'll Get to be the FEATURE...

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