Elise Arsenault hosts...
a comprehensive 10-chapter program to help you learn the craft of narration, build out your home studio and learn the biz of the industry so that you can add audiobook narration as both a creative form of expression and income stream to enhance your acting career. For the already experienced narrator, this course will help you up level your relationships with producers/publishers, envision your long-term plan and help you get more clear in your marketing to book more of the work you want consistently.
"Before taking the plunge and working with Elise, I was feeling scattered about which goals to pursue and how to focus my efforts with two “day jobs” sucking up a lot of time and energy. I was throwing a lot of spaghetti at the wall in the hope that anything would stick.
With my goal of breaking in to the audiobook industry, Elise worked with me on the various technical aspects I needed to understand and perfect – from ways to use the training I already had as an actor, to new and specific skills needed as a narrator. Through my work with her I refined that technique, figured out which genres I was best suited to, made a demo, and crafted reach-out letters. The beautiful thing about Elise is her generosity in not just helping you be ready, but in sharing her contacts. I booked my first audiobook through one of her referrals and am about to record my third audiobook (that's 3 in three months!). [Kim is now at 29 audiobooks and counting!]
None of this would have happened without Elise. It’s not just that she provides structure and accountability – she becomes your champion. She genuinely wants to see you succeed. She’s helped me feel powerful and confident – and I know it’s only a matter of time before my dream of saying goodbye to my day jobs and making 100% of my income as an actor becomes a reality."
"If I had not been made aware of and then took the step to work with Elise, I would not be in the position I am in now. For the first time in my life, I am a working voice actor, having just signed on to voice three audiobooks for a local publisher. Next week I'll be recording a video game demo with a world renowned demo producer. Neither of these things would have happened had I not been working with Elise. I have worked with other business coaches and marketing coaches over the past 4 years or so and literally nothing changed. There was no forward movement. I'm not saying their techniques won't work for anyone, but they didn't work for me. Elise brought support, validation, connection and real concrete "Go and do THIS" instructions that were actionable, logical and showed measurable results. Working with Elise has made a huge difference."
"Just over a year ago, I felt stagnant and scattered in my acting career. Working with Elise was a complete game-changer for me. It gave me the focus and direction I needed to get organized, grow my network and begin to understand exactly what was in my control. It’s been one year since beginning the journey with Elise and in addition to celebrating reaching my one-year audiobook goal this week, I have also gained the confidence and perspective to let things flow. I now understand how to create buzz for my career and I can’t wait to set my next goal &&attain it! I wouldn’t have known where to start if it were not for Elise &The Global Actor."
- Callie Beaulieu (Hartford Stage, Narrator of over 100 audiobooks)
"I am ever so grateful to Elise for encouraging me to pursue recording audiobooks as a viable employment option as an actor. It was Elise who first recognized that I could and should narrate - something I had always wanted to do, but thought would be an impossible market to crack, or at the very least difficult to get in the door to audition for. Elise laid out the process for submitting, shared contacts and 6 months later I got a call to record my first book. Elise is not only a generous person and a professional business coach, her creativity as an artist is contagious. I use a phrase I’ve heard others say that describes what Elise did. It’s called 'sending the elevator back down' so you bring people up with you. I'm inspired to do the same with my resources. Thanks Elise for paving a path!" - Celeste Oliva (SMILF, Castle Rock, Bleed for This)
"Looking back, I am so proud of what was achieved [in my work with Elise] over the course of 5 months. Through [her] guidance and network, I recorded my first audiobook for a major publisher and have continued growing my industry relationships. I cannot wait to gain even more results!"
- Kristina Horan
Working Actor + Career Coach + Founder of The Global Actor, Elise Arsenault is known for bringing focus + direction to actors' careers helping them "live where they want + work when they want". From NY to LA, Atlanta to Portland & abroad, Elise's clients receive not only tangible results (more bookings, new representation, etc.), but a mindset to support it all!
Elise is a Backstage Expert and has served as both director + producer for theatrical productions across the country. As a consultant + teaching artist, she has worked with institutions to enhance their arts programs through workshops and partnerships.
Clients include Washington National Opera, Smithsonian Institute and Missoula Children's Theater. She has also puppet coached several regional & educational productions of Avenue Q. Elise is a graduate of the British American Drama Academy at Oxford and George Mason University. Her training also includes several years of private improvisational training with Gary Austin (founder of The Groundlings) and private voice & acting training with Thom Jones (voice/dialect/text coach to Ben Mendelsohn & Nicole Kidman, among others). She holds a certificate from the Vocal Pedagogy Workshop at Boston Conservatory.
Theatre credits include Merrimack Rep, Lyric Stage Co. of Boston, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre, Ivoryton Playhouse, Stoneham Theatre, Theater of the First Amendment, Colonial Theater, Washington Shakespeare Company and Artistic New Directions (NYC). She is the narrator of over 120 audiobooks for Scholastic, Blackstone, Brilliance, Highbridge, Tantor Audio, Blunder Woman and Insatiable Press. She and her husband, Justin, co-own The TreeCave, a full-service recording studio where they love to collaborate with and serve their fellow voice actors and musicians in producing audio of the highest quality for each unique project. Elise believes an actor’s quality of life is as important as career and wants actors to know:
"You don't have to wait until you're an A-Lister to live your dream life!"