I was at a point in my career and life where I was feeling that there was so much more to be had but couldn't quite find the right path. Or signs to the right path. Or see through the fog to see the signs to the right path. Bret helped me clear the fog. He listened without judgment and helped me to pinpoint the issues I needed to focus on to begin to move forward. Since working with Bret I am feeling empowered and specific about what I want and I am seeing results. And he laughs at my jokes!
- Andrew Rothenberg
"The beauty of having Bret as an acting coach lies with the simple fact that he is a working actor and truly understands the mind of an actor. Bret has an amazing way of individualizing his coaching to the actor and not to the scene. I knew during my first session with Bret for a major film audition, that I was in the hands of someone who was going to impact my acting ability profoundly. Bret also has a caring and gentle way about him. Not to say, he does'nt hold you accountable, but it is very easy to relax in his sessions so you can get to work and not be distracted by your own nerves."
I consider Bret a gem for my career and always know that he is a phone call away when I am in need of some coaching. "
- Bobby Evers
"Bret is fantastic and understands the nuance of auditioning. My first two coachings with him were for specific callbacks...I booked BOTH gigs. He pushed me to find a more specific point of view and lean into the physical manifestations of the character. Definitely recommend Bret!"
- Kenny Metzger
"Bret is wonderful! I worked with him during a period of time where I was feeling "stuck" and unhappy with my career. He guided me in thinking BIG and using the necessary tools, (some which I already knew but was resisting and definitely needed to be reminded!!) He pushed me in the best way and was so supportive through it all while I made some pretty big life moves. This career as an actor can be ROUGH but it doesn't have to be when you have people like Bret there to talk it through and get specific about the things you want. And plus he's so much fun to be around!"
- Emily Ferranti
"I cannot say enough positive things about working with Bret! In the past 6 months, with his coaching, I was able to make incredible strides in my personal and career goals. Bret provides a safe and judgement free environment which allowed me to dig deep and identify the source of my artist blocks and ways to overcome them. His coaching sessions are catered to suit each individual—which made each experience personal and genuine. My way of life completely changed after I adapted to his goal setting methodology. He is a wonderful listener and has a fierce passion for assisting others in achieving their goals. Not to mention, he is an incredible human being. I would, with great confidence, recommend Bret to anyone."
-Jay Philip Marlow
"Working with Bret Shuford has been an incredible experience. He has helped me to take huge steps forward in achieving many personal and career goals, often pushing me gently into uncomfortable territory with incredible results. Bret's passion for coaching is very evident in his work, making our sessions joyous, safe, and useful. I highly recommend working with Bret."
-Jackson D. Cline
"BEFORE: stuck, uninspired, limited, powerless, self-conscious, apprehensive about actor marketing/networking.
AFTER: free, inspired, limitless, empowered, confident, excited about the creative ways I can lend my own voice to marketing and building industry relationships.
My secret weapon? Bret Shuford."
"With Bret’s guidance, I was able to reach all of the goals I set in less than six months! He truly has been instrumental in helping me get my career to the next level."