Meet Your Host lola

Lolade Rufai is an Actor, Founder of The Helping, creator of the ACTORS WALL PLANNERS and Your Host for this Breakthrough extravaganza! She believes your dream must become reality and aims to provide the strategies to get you from where you are now to where you want to be. 

Having experienced the highs and lows of the Industry she is on a mission to bring forth the support and systems that are often inaccessible to Actors, systems and strategies that have the capacity to take you to the next level of your acting career. 

Understanding how to overcome your obstacles and persevere to the finish line is the only way to stand out and stand strong. Lolade believe’s that ‘Success is for everyone‘ and it leaves clues, these clues are your ticket to breakthrough.

Lolade Helps actors turn goals into reality by understanding the process of goal setting. Join Lolade and 14 other passionate Actors, creators and agents as they help you carve  your unique path to success and breakthrough your  limitations and roadblocks. 

meet your breakthrough speakers

jodie bentley

How Nailing your brand will exponentially boost your career success and build your legacy

Jodie Bentley is an LA-based actor, producer and creative business coach. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Acting, she’s worked for Netflix, Hulu, ABC, CBS and many more.  For the past 13 years, she’s also been educating actors and artists on how to achieve their goals, implement success strategies, become organizational masters, stop the self-sabotage and own their brand. She has taught workshops on all the above at SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity, Comic-Con and over 50+ universities and training programs.

tristen mACDONALD

Hot truths on why a business mindset is your best path to success and longevity

Tristen MacDonald is the founder of and a currently working actress & screenwriter in Los Angeles. She’s appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NCIS: Los Angeles, Henry Danger, & The Comedy Get Down, and will appear in the pilot of the much anticipated BOSCH spinoff on Amazon. She’s also appeared in over 50 national commercials, including acting as the spokesperson for Amica Insurance, Gold Bond, & Smileactives. When not performing, she finds fulfillment in helping other actors reach their goals through audition coaching and business consulting.

sean michael perez

Mastering the marketer mind and understanding headshots that take you from overlooked to booked.

Sean Perez is a Talent Agent and working actor with U.S. Representation based in Sydney, Australia with clients around the world who have worked across all forms of entertainment from TV, Film, Musical Theatre, Theme Parks, Cruise Ships and TV Commercials. Sean was a former headshot photographer for 8 years, worked in marketing with big corporate brands casting their experiential marketing campaigns for 8 years, a fashion stylist for 4 years, and hair stylist for 3 years. With all of these previous jobs and skills, he is able to utilise his background into his work as a Talent Agent as well as a consultant to actors guiding them in the careers, styling and choosing their headshots, coaching them on their auditions to make them successful. He is known for empowering his clients & other actors in the business that is Show Business which allows them to confidently pursue their dreams. 



The Irresistible formula to building authentic Community and progressing your acting career with ease

Actor & Co-Founder / CEO of Darren Darnborough is a British-born Actor working in Hollywood. His TV & Film work includes hit US shows MacGyver, Magnum PI, 2 Broke Girls, Roots & True Blood, and he plays a lead role in upcoming film Abruptio alongside Oscar-winner Jordan Peele.Darren is also the Co-Founder and CEO of – a revolutionary video-chat community for auditions, rehearsals, self tapes & advice.


The trailblazer strategies no one talks about to help you build kickass relationships through networking

Angela is a London based actress and voiceover artist who also coaches actors on the business side. Founder of the long-standing organisation UK Actors Tweetup and TweetFest Film Festival, she has been interviewing casting directors (CDs), agents, award-winning directors, actors and producers for over a decade, as well as working with many CDs over the years. She’s an expert writer for Backstage, and also writes her own popular blog for industry pros, as well as for various organisations over the years. Her passion is to help and inspire actresses to be and do more of what they love. Angela has mentored 100’s of actors over the years and her motto is ‘CREATE the life you’ve always dreamed of living’.

bret shuford

Defeating Imposter Syndrome and discovering your full dimensions as an actor and creator

Bret Shuford is an openly – LGBTQ – working actor and the BroadwayLife Coach. He has performed, produced, choreographed and directed dozens of Broadway, Regional, National tours, viral videos, television and film productions from Wicked to the Wolf of Wall Street. As a certified life coach he has helped creatives all over the world move from imposter to influencer with the creative marketing map.  His insights have been featured in leading outlets like The Huffington Post, Backstage, Today Show, Good Morning America, America’s Got Talent. As a certified life and career coach he can help any creative with inconsistency in their business, experience greater impact and income through his private coaching. He is also one half of the Lifestyle blog Broadway Husbands, and the founder of Broadway Life Apparel. Check out for more details.


The agents secrets to attracting the right representation for YOU and nurturing the relationship for longterm success

started out as a floor runner on ITV’s Coronation Street & Emmerdale before going into TV casting under Faye Styring at Emmerdale. Moving to London, he became casting assistant for James Orange, where he helped cast several musicals including Strictly Ballroom (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Toronto) and An American In Paris (West End).

Sam began agent life as a creatives assistant under Bronia Buchanan, then moved to Cole Kitchenn to assist Director & Senior Agent Oliver Thomson for two years. Sam became lead creatives agent of the rebranded InterTalent in February 2018, and also represents a select list of actors & performers.


The foolproof method to being a irresistible in the audition room and transforming into a booking magnet

Known as “The Booking Magnet,” Christine Horn is an award-winning actress, Life + Career Coach for Actors and the author of Playing Small: The Actor’s Guide To Becoming A Booking Magnet.
Inside her online show, Actors Daily Bread and her podcast The Hollywood Bound Actor, Christine reveals how she cracked the code to become a working actor.  She’s also the creator of Book More TV and Hollywood Bound Actors, the #1 virtual training center for actors who want to book more work in film and television.

Learn more about Hollywood Bound Actors.Buy Christine’s Book “PLAYING SMALL: The Actor’s Guide to Becoming A Booking Manget” on Amazon or Audible.

brian patacca

Ditching the desperation and effortlessly calling in your Ideal agent on demand! No ick factor necessary

Brian Patacca helps actors get what they want without suffering. He’s helped 542 actors find representation (and counting!) and is known as The Representation Whisper. His coaching clients include Tony Award-winners, Broadway stars, network series regulars, filmmakers, writers, and stand-up comedians. Brian has led workshops at SAG-AFTRA, universities across the globe including Northwestern, Pepperdine, PACE, Columbia College Chicago, Rose Bruford, and countless acting studios in the US and abroad. He has been a contributing expert to Backstage Magazine for over a decade. 


The Underground secrets to self taping mastery and the mindset shifts that amplify your journey to success

DaJuan Johnson is a consistently working actor, certified life coach and the founder of Think Bigger Coaching. Currently you can catch him recurring as Detective Rondell Pierce on Amazon’s hit show BOSCH – the seventh season premiered June 25th. DaJuan’s credits include his ABC backed Emmy campaigned performance on Grey’s Anatomy and his lead role in the Emmy nominated YouTube series The New 30. Credits also include NCIS, Narcos, Suits, Agent Carter, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, Private Practice, 24, and Bones, and now he is  on a mission to help actors #uplevel their careers with confidence.He has helped hundreds of others  book more work and quickly move to their next level.


How to conquer the micro thoughts that hinder you from progress and keep you from your full potential

Rayna Campbell is an actress, director and screenwriter. She is also the Founder of Flow Energy Coaching for Artists and Creatives. She trained as an actress at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and her work includes, Extraction (Netflix), Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney), Lapse of Honour which she wrote, produced and directed and the title role in Layla Fourie.Rayna works with high achieving artists and creatives guiding them to have more successful careers and make more money from their art by using mindset techniques and energy alignment.


Sizzling rituals and routines that will enhance your performance and prepare you for ultimate success

Actor and Founder/Coach at Moniqua Plante Wellness.   Moniqua is a working actor as well as a Certified Health Coach + Confidence Curator + Wellness Expert dedicated to helping actors and creative professionals. It is truly her belief that your health and wellness directly affects everything you do in life, especially as a creative. As an industry vet, she uniquely understands the physical and mental toll that comes with being an actor—and the overwhelm that goes along with it—and it is her mission to help you stop obsessing, feel good in your own skin, and most importantly, crazy confident in everything you do!


Bridge the gap between sheer survival and magical success with the most underrated weapon your voice

Working Actress, Audiobook Narrator, Performance/Career Coach + Creator of The Great Audiobook Adventure, Elise Arsenault is known for bringing focus, strategy and direction to actors’ careers helping them “live where they want + work when they want”. The Great Audiobook Adventure teaches actors the craft of narration, how to build a solid home studio at any budget, how to best create marketing materials and reach outs that open doors with publishers. Elise’s acting credits range from regional theatre to television, national commercials to video games, along with over 130 audiobook narrations – favorite credit is Kim Possible for Disney Press. 


Write captivating scripts that shake the industry, creates exciting work and carves your pathway to success

Emily Grace is an entrepreneur, producer, writer, and Sundance award-winning actress. Through her company, Pickford West, she helps actress/creators make their own opportunities. Inspired by the pioneering actresses of the Golden Age of Hollywood, Mary Pickford and Mae West, Emily helps women create success on their own terms. 

For the past 12 years Emily has coached actors to treat their career like a business, build relationships with the people who can hire them, land meetings, and create their own content. She recently joined forces with working tv writer Olivia Cuartero Briggs to design The Creator Lab, the premiere training program to help women become successful creators, so that they can make their mark on the entertainment industry with stories that need to be told.