The Ultimate VO Survivor - Take 3!

UVOS Take 3 - audition to win an entire career package including Custom Studio, free trips, demos, training, paid work, convention passes, and so much more!

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U.V.O.S - Take 3 Auditions Round 1
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  • J. Michael Collins

    During his career as a voice actor, voice over coach, and demo producer, J. Michael Collins has mentored some of the industry’s fastest rising stars. He has jump-started the careers of working voice over pros struggling through a lull in bookings and helped to change the lives of his coaching students by teaching them how to build their businesses beyond their expectations.

    With a rare ear for nuance, and a prolific career as a top-booking talent, award-winning demo producer, and even casting for a number of his clients, J. Michael can break down and analyze your delivery with uncommon ease and expertise. More importantly, his proven performance-oriented coaching techniques will harness your strengths and help you rise above your weaknesses, learning how to give the right read the first time, every time.

  • Cliff Zellman

    Cliff is an established Producer, Director, Audio Engineer, Editor, and
    Director of Talent Development for ACM Talent I Management/Automotive Division. “I’ve been in the production industry for over 40 years and pretty much recorded, produced, directed and edited just about anything & everything audio. My firm foundation in music has been instrumental (pun intended) in my success on the “other side of the glass”.
    ACM Talent I Management 1-2020 to Present
    Director of Talent Development / Automotive Division.
    Recruit, train and prepare professional Voice Talent for submission to advertising agencies and Dealerships Nationwide. ACM Talent is a uniquely positioned management company representing the most accomplished and cutting-edge industry talent, providing the highest level and most diverse opportunities in voiceover.
    Owner. A-MAZING DEMOS – Creating custom Demos for the Professional VO Industry.
    RadioVision LP. 1995 to Present. Dallas, TX
    Director Audio Production/Client Creative Services for RadioVision, a full-service marketing & advertising agency.
    Saban / DIC / Disney 1992-95 Burbank, Ca.
    Audio engineering specializing in live dialogue recording for animation. Programs include “The Power Rangers”, “Sonic The Hedgehog”, “Creepy Crawlers”, “Little Mouse on the Prairie”, and “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego”.
    Fidelity Recording Studios 1979-93, Studio City, Ca.
    Chief Audio Engineer and Head of In-House Production. Performed in recording, production, editing, mixing and all aspects of the professional recording studio.
    Davlen Studios, 1977-79, home to such artists as Fleetwood Mac, Hall & Oats, Al Stewart, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Alice Cooper and others.
    1978 – Graduated from The University of Sound Arts, Los Angeles.
    In Taipei, Taiwan, I taught audio engineering and music production while recording mainstream pop artists on 6 separate occasions for various labels including Music

  • Mr. Mic

    You’ve heard him but have you seen him? Our mystery judge, “Mr. Mic” is a top voice talent and entertainer you know, but we will never reveal his true identity! Whether it’s the voice of a top Television network or the multitude of voices on prime time cartoons. From radio and television commercials, promos for TV, movie trailers, radio imaging, narration and animated television shows and features. He has acted in several plays and has written comedy and drama for radio and animation. Recently doing voice replacements in film and tv for top celebrities…You can hear him on famous networks or on any number of animated shows but if you listen hard enough, can you guess who “Mr. Mic” really is?

  • Elley Ray

    An award-winning BON VIVANT, this theatrical alchemist awakens, inspires and delights ALL who witness her unique form of MAGIC!
    ELLEY is a true veteran to the industry and has traversed stages, film sets, television and radio studios for over 40 years, delighting audiences World-Wide. Her talent and compassion to share are unparalleled. Elley voices a multitude of genres including delightful characters on animations such as, My Little Pony, Agent Binky, Ghost Train, Go Dog Go, Cookie Run Kingdom, Dragon Goes House Hunting, Starlink:Battle for Atlas, The Becky and Bagel Show, Corn & Peg, Hotel Transylvania, Cyberchase, Arthur and so much more, she also narrates the TV Series, Guilty Rich, National campaigns for companies such as Belair Direct, IGA, BMO, McDonald's and Subaru, not to mention juror for the Emmy’s 15 years .
    Elley is the lead in the TV Series, Pink Is In, currently filming Season 3, as well as rehearsing 2 theatrical productions; Who's Afraid of Titus and Anyox.
    With her need to give back, Elley (who received an Honorary Doctorate for her contribution to the Arts) teaches internationally at multiple Voice conventions around the word, hundreds of private sessions and several universities as well as workshops with Get Mic'd!
    If you want to know what true transformation looks like, experience Elley Ray and see inspired creativity and talent at its best, because she gives it to audiences world-wide in the hopes of uplifting humanity and it shows! Elley is ONE OF A KIND!

  • Dave Fennoy

  • Andia Winslow

    Andia Winslow is an Emmy, Telly and Society of Voice Arts and Sciences award winning voiceover actor whose credits include documentary films, animated movies, televised award shows, museum exhibitions, international advocacy campaigns, video games, audio books, promos and commercials. In 2021, she was named "Voice Artist of the Year" by One Voice. She is the host of Doc World on World Channel (PBS) and a voice of NASA. Raised in Seattle and educated at Yale University, Andia dedicated time as a professional golfer, TV personality and fitness industry thought leader before rocking the mic full time. She was the first African American female varsity golfer to compete in the Ivy League and, in 2006, became the fourth African American to ever compete in LPGA Tour history.

    An elite athlete, Andia trained with Olympic Hall of Fame Track & Field Coach Brooks Johnson and was invited to join the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation in preparation for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. As an artist inspired by movement and kinetic storytelling, her innovative wellness efforts have been recognized globally with features by the New York Times, SXSW, CNN, Sports Illustrated and Golf Digest with Forbes calling her work the “Smartest, Sexiest Workout Videos Ever." She makes her feature film debut as golf pioneer Ann Gregory in "Playing Through" (2022) and her live-action TV debut in the Sony Pictures reboot of the baseball classic movie "A League of Their Own" now streaming on Amazon Prime. For more, visit and connect with her on social @AndiaWinslow.

  • Portia Scott

    Top Agent – Portia Scott. The Director of Voiceover at Coast to Coast Talent Group where she runs the division with a great staff representing both adult and youth talent in all areas of voiceover. Portia’s clients have booked hundreds of broadcast TV & Radio Commercials and several National Campaigns such as Wells Fargo, Wendy’s, and T-Mobile to name a few. Her talent can been found as series regulars on Disney TV Animation, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Dreamworks TV and Feature Animation, and a plethora of Animated Feature Films.

  • John Wang

  • Erik Shappard

    Talent agent and internationally recognized voiceover authority Erik Sheppard is a 30 year industry veteran with extensive experience as an actor, coach and mentor. He currently owns and operates The Sheppard Agency, a premier talent agency representing an elite roster of union and non-union voice talent from around the globe.

  • Liz Atherton

    Liz Atherton has over 30 years working in the talent business.Liz is currently the founder and CEO of CastTalent, an online platform for connecting talent to work. She and her team just launched CastVoices, their first vertical that serves the voiceover community. Prior to CastTalent, Liz was the founder of The Atherton Group (TAG) talent agency – a successful boutique tribe of the top talent in the business that consistently landed in the top 1% on IMDB.
    Liz is most proud of her 4 grown children who put philanthropy first. She and her 17 year old pup, Fish, call Austin home.

  • Anne Ganguzza

    The VOBoss Lady herself – Anne Ganguzza – a professional voice actor, coach, and award-winning producer with a dynamic presence and a passion for all things voice + technology. Her networking group, the VO Peeps, offers meetups and workouts with incredible opportunities for feedback and growth; while her VO BOSS podcast can be heard weekly around the globe. Anne’s voiceover credits include United Healthcare, Delta, Pearson, Mercedes Benz, PayPal, Wells Fargo, Michelin, Credit Suisse, Cisco, Toyota, Panasonic, Baxter, Xerox, and more…

  • Stefan Johnson

  • Lau Lapides

    Lau Lapides is a tour de force balancing a performance career as an actress and her own agency – credits include; TV Series Dexter, and recent commercial spots for 6 Flags, Dedham Savings Bank, Women’s Health Care, and Golden Corral. As a visual artist she creates the coolest industry standar actor & model headshots and fashion photos in the regional NE market. She is proud of her first book illustration gig with professional pal and musician Jodie Rachman entitled Ukulele J’s Song Time Fun for the fabulous under 5 crowd!

  • Julie Ann Dean

    Our Guest Judge – Returning Champion of the Commercial Category U.V.O.S 2020 – Julie-Ann Dean began her career as a voice over artist at the age of 16, dubbing the children’s programme ‘The Little Vampire’ for the BBC. With decades of experience working in children’s TV, Julie-Ann has hundreds of credits to her name. Some highlights include Paw Patrol, Toby’s Travelling Circus and Wakfu. In recent years she has won a SOVAS Voice Arts Award in Los Angeles for her performance in the VR video game – Table of Tales. And is enjoying working on some exciting new upcoming AAA video games and children’s animations.

  • Jonathan Sconza

    Returning Champion in the Animation/Gaming category – Jonathan Sconza joins the U.V.O.S. stage as one of our Guest Judges

    This wild and crazy personality is entertaining, talented and ready to help our future contestants enter the UVOS spotlight. Jonathan is an animation/character powerhouse and we are graetful to have him join our stage one more time.

    Jonathan Sconza is an award winning improviser, voice actor and theatre creator from Toronto, ON. As a voice actor, he’s played characters for Discovery Kids, Nelvana, and CBC Comedy, and lent his voice to a dozen commercials for tv and radio. His improv career began in high school with the Canadian Improv Games where he was awarded a National Gold Medal. Since then, his comedy career has expanded to performing in shows across Toronto and in his improv/sketch comedy duo, Nose Bros. He is a Worlds Biggest Improv Tournament finalist, a writer and performer in Toronto’s 24 hour sketch festival and the creator and co-host of Bad Improv, a bi-monthly improv comedy show. He is also the host and creator of The T.O V.O Podcast, a weekly interview show featuring the very best from Toronto’s voice over community. As a theatre creator, He is the co-founder and associate producer of The Theatre Circuit, which was nominated for best small theatre company by NOW Magazine in 2018. To learn more about Jonathan you can head on over to

  • Ellie Rodz

  • Vijayan Menon

  • Jo Pickard

  • Dawn Harvey

  • Alexander Cantrell

    An Award Winning Actor on camera and behind the mic, he grew up in the southern suburbs of Atlanta Ga. Always aware of the eclectic culture that surrounded him, it imbued his tastes and flares for the arts and love of nature with a quiet discernment and a keen eye for the interesting.

    He began his acting at home, in front of a television, some epic fantasy playing on the screen. He had always had a passion for re-enacting scenes and becoming characters from his favorite films, such as The Dark Crystal, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Pirates of the Caribbean and his favorite, The Lord of the Rings trilogy among many others.

    He began his official training at the age of ten, at The Alliance Theater of Atlanta. He would go on to join and attend a small summer camp, The Atlanta Street Theater for five years. Throughout his teens he would take many more classes and learn about the art of acting but wouldn't be signed to an agent until he became a young man at the age of twenty three.

    Alexander V. Cantrell made his Tv/Film debut with a speaking role of "Book Clerk" on episode 9 "Estrella y Mar " of Lodge 49 on AMC. He would go on to try his hand at voice over work and find success there as well winning first place on "The Ultimate VO Survivor" Narration category in 2020. His most recent accolades are from "IMTA NYC 2022". Walking away with an astounding 14 awards including: (1st Place) Male Actor of the Year, (1st Place) On Camera Host, (First Runner Up) Cold Read, Most Sought Male Talent, Screen Test, and Tv Beauty. He received second runner up or an honorable mention in every other category of the competition.

    Alexander V. Cantrell is working his way into the hearts and minds of the industry and will soon find himself winning the hearts and minds of audiences all over the world.


Thank you to our UVOS 2022 sponsors:

Special thanks to Get Mic’d, Closing Credits, VO-Atlanta, JMC Demos, GoodNovel, A-Mazing Demos, VoicesandSoundRomanVO, The Voice Acting Academy, VoiceOver Xtra, Mick Macks – The Art Of Jarrod Elvin , ICOM Productions, Electric Lips Productions, Gravy For The Brain – Canada, One Voice Conference, Tony Daniels Productions Inc, CastVoices, Ellen Dubin, The Sheppard Agency, Lau Lapides Company, The Home Voice Over Studio Master, Casting Call Club, Accent Reduction Coaching, Darryl Hogan, Larry Hudson VO, Sound4VO – Coaching 4Voice & Sound, Cashman Commercials, The Voice Realm, Voice Island, Melee Hutton Coaching,  Imagimedia, Voice Talent Online, Antland Productions, Joshua Alexander Voiceovers, BootLegged The Band , Voice 123, Elley Ray Coaching, Deb Munro, Kim Handysides, Hale Kaimu, The Dawn of Voice, MoCapU, bodalgoGeorgeThe.TechAnne Ganguzza Voice Productions, VOBoss, The V123 Pros, LIVO Takeover, Daily VO, Voice Over Network, The Voiceover Collective, On The Mic Training, The Voice Over Resource Guide, Bear Cave Silent Booths, and growing!

  • GoodNovel /

    Total prize value: $

  • VOChef Deb / VOChef Deb

    Private Coaching

    Total prize value: $125

    Deb Munro-Nordeen is an award winning veteran of the online world, working from home for most of her career, with over 31 years experience as a Voice Actor/Casting/Director and 20 plus years as a coach.

    While Deb is best known for her roles as ‘Mai’ in the animated series “DragonBall and DragonBall GT”, ‘Carla Carumba’ in the series “Benjamin The Elephant”, “Pirates of the Caribbean” video game for Disney, “NeverWinters Night” with Bioware, ‘Bustiana’ in the Gundarr series, characters in the series “Marco Polo”, ‘Richard’ in BusyTownMysteries, “True Pulp Murder” narrator and so much more, Deb has her hands in many aspects of the industry.

    Currently the voice for “Makeful TV”, “ABC15”, ‘Granny’ in “Turbo Fantasy”, “StackApp”, “Planet Fitness”, “Enbridge”, “Project Literacy”, “KOR Hotel Group”, “Voice of Ring Central”, Imaging Voice for several radio stations, thousands of narrations, national commercials, talking technology, message on hold and more.

  • The Voiceover Collective /

    Total prize value: $

  • Elley Ray /

    Total prize value: $

  • Elley Ray / Elley Ray

    VO 6 Pack, 3 Podcasts

    Total prize value: $1000

  • Hennessy Elley-Ray /

    Total prize value: $

    In glorious support of All Things VO! communication is the human connection and after 45 years in this amazing industry all I want to do is Give!!! see you at the Mic!

  • Hennessy Elley-Ray /

    Total prize value: $

  • J. Michael Collins / VO Atlanta

    Convention passes and accommodations for the 3 category winners!

    Total prize value: $3747

  • Cliff Zellman / A-Mazing Demos

    2 fully produced Automotive spots. 1 National & 1 Local. Plus, choose one and A-Mazing Demos will produce an HD Custom All Original Video!

    Total prize value: $2400

  • Closing Credits /

    1 month free base membership to all participants! And 4 finalists can get 1 free class of their choice! (Subject to potential limitations.)

    Total prize value: $31000

  • Hale Kaimu /

    HALE KAIMU ORCHID FARM Big Island of Hawaii Accommodation Trip

    Total prize value: $6640

  • J. Michael Collins / JMC Demos

    Fully produced demo of choice from JMC Demos

    Total prize value: $2500

  • James Alburger / The VoiceActing Academy

    VoiceActor's Guide to Professional Home Recording PDF eBook, Art of Voice Acting book - Seventh Edition, and 1 Free demo production

    Total prize value: $2265

  • William Martin / Voice Island

    1yr Free Banner Ad (Small) for the 3 category winners!

    Total prize value: $1764

  • J. Michael Collins / One Voice Conference

    One Voice Convention USA 2023 Passes for all 3 winners!

    Total prize value: $1460

  • Voice 123 /

    Annual premium memberships for all 3 winners!

    Total prize value: $1185

  • MickMacks - The Art of Jarrod Elvin /

    Caricature illustrations for all 3 winners!

    Total prize value: $990

  • The Voice Realm /

    Premium Memberships for all 3 winners!

    Total prize value: $900

  • Anne Ganguzza / Anne Ganguzza Voice Productions

    1 Coaching Session

    Total prize value: $185

  • On The Mic Training /

    Online or in studio class to the winner, and a 10% discount code to every contestant who enters!

    Total prize value: $

  • ICOM Productions /

    eLearning Narration Job

    Total prize value: $500

  • CastVoices /

    CastVoices Memberships for all 3 winners!

    Total prize value: $250

  • Darryl Hogan /

    Studio assessment for the 3 winners!

    Total prize value: $450

  • Joshua Alexander Voiceovers / Joshua Alexander VoiceOvers

    VO Business Coaching

    Total prize value: $50

  • bodalgo /

    1 year Membership

    Total prize value: $349

  • Larry Hudson VO /

    3 months of WoW - VOHeaven Workouts, and one 5-Session Training Course in either Audacity or Adobe Audition

    Total prize value: $440

  • Antland Productions / Antland Productions

    (2) X 1 Hour Home StudioTech Support, and (1) KILLER Telephony Demo

    Total prize value: $1400

    If it has anything to do with audio for the voiceover or music industries, Antland Production is your one stop shop. Home of 'Free Home Studio Evaluations' and '2 Hour Life Changing Adobe Audition (or Audacity or Twisted Wave) Set Up & Training' sessions, AND The KILLER Demo Adventure!

  • Gravy For The Brain - Canada /

    6 month Membership to Gravy for the Brain

    Total prize value: $270

  • LIVO Takeover /

    1 online class of each of the 3 winners' choosing for the 2023 calendar year

    Total prize value: $180

  • The Home Voice Over Studio Master / The Home VO Studio Master

    1 1/2 hour Home Voice Over Studio Professional Consult from the Home Studio Master

    Total prize value: $250

    Dan Lenard has been a radio personality, a high school Media and Social Studies teacher, and currently is a free lance producer, professional voice artist and professional home voice over studio technical consultant. He is now President and CEO of, the industry association of freelance voice talent world-wide.

    Dan specializes in commercial, Corporate and E-learning voice work. He also has become a recognized industry expert and consultant in home studio set –up and problem solving, specifically for voice over artists new to the industry, or experienced, but with little or no self-recording experience.

    He is Co-Host of the popular weekly live webcast Voice Over Body Shop ( with George Whittham, which talks about home voice over studio tech, presents guests from the voice over industry and other relevant voice over industry news.

    His philosophy. Keep it simple!

    His websites are; , &

  • MoCap U /

    One hour Introduction Virtual Video Game Session, and one hour Virtual Video Game VO Session

    Total prize value: $200

  • Dawn Harvey / The Dawn of Voice

    Narration/Audiobook Coaching Lesson

    Total prize value: $180

  • Sound4VO - Coaching 4Voice & Sound /

    1hr Coaching, and signed copy of Sound Advice-Voiceover From An Audio Engineer’s Perspective

    Total prize value: $180

  • Ellen D /

    Private Session to one winning talent

    Total prize value: $150

  • Anne Ganguzza / VO BOSS

    VO BOSS Blast

    Total prize value: $600

    From creating a winning business mindset and plan to choosing the best marketing strategies & tools, the VO BOSS podcast guides voiceover talent toward success. Each week, Anne Ganguzza focuses on a specific topic, helping talent navigate today’s #VO industry and having fun along the way!

    About Anne: Anne Ganguzza is a professional voice actor, coach, and producer with a dynamic on-mic presence and a passion for all things voice & technology. As a coach, she helps students boost their VO career to the next level, using target-marketed demos and customized marketing strategies. Her networking group, the VO Peeps, offers meetups and workouts with incredible opportunities for feedback and growth; while her VO BOSS podcast can be heard weekly around the globe, and highlights prescient industry topics with a fresh take on what’s happening in voice over.

  • Kim Handysides / Kim Handysides Voice Over

    3 cut Narration Demo

    Total prize value: $825

    An industry vet of 30+ years and a heavy hitter in the commercial and narration categories, Kim has been heard on tens of thousand of ads and narrations world-wide, including in iMax, on Discovery and the major networks, and in the White House. She's happy to help give a leg up in this fabulous diverse industry.

  • Melee Hutton Coaching /

    Acting Classes for all 3 winners!

    Total prize value: $360

  • Accent Reduction Coaching /

    Accent Reduction Sessions for all 3 winners!

    Total prize value: $210

    My names is Françoise Balthazar and I have been a professional actor and voice/over artist for the past 25 years, and my passion has always been to reach people through the power of the spoken word. I coach professions and artists how to practice, pronounce, and communicate English in the North American Dialect with clarity and confidence.

  • GeorgeThe.Tech /

    1 Live/pre-recorded Webinars on content of 3 winners' choices

    Total prize value: $300

    George Whittam’s golden ears and over 20 years pro-audio experience as an engineer and technician will walk you through the processes of improving your studio’s acoustics, tweaking your signal chain, dialing in processing, and smoothing out your workflow so you can get more work finished in less time. The George The Tech team has some of the most renowned audio engineers in the voiceover world available for consultations. Our monthly Webinars train you on the technical know-how you need to master, on whatever tools you use in the studio.
    George's team also provides emergency technical support via their phone hotline!

  • Erik Shappard / The Sheppard Agency

    Total prize value: $



    Total prize value: $100

  • Lau Lapides /

    Roster Placement (A professional demo must be provided in order to have placement)

    Total prize value: $

  • Closing Credits / Casting Call Club

    1 free month of ‘apprentice’ TO ALL WHO ENTER

    Total prize value: $30000

  • BootLegged /

    Total prize value: $

  • Voice Talent Online /

    Total prize value: $

  • Imagimedia /

    Total prize value: $

  • Tony Daniels / Tony Daniels Productions Inc.

    Private studio/setup consultation and/or demo critique

    Total prize value: $500

  • Cashman Commercials / Cashman Commercials

    Autographed/Personalized Books and Private Session to 1 winning talent

    Total prize value: $75

  • VoiceOver Xtra /

    VoiceOverXtra upcoming webinars or recordings of the winners' choice, Voice Over Legal Paperback (signed) or e-book winners' choice, and Voice Actor Hats all for each of the 3 winners!

    Total prize value: $327

    VoiceOverXtra ( is the voice over industry’s award-winning online news, education and resource center. Voice actors and audiobook narrators visit the site daily for the latest industry news, how-to articles, resource lists and webinar recordings library – all together, a vast archive of how-to advice from leading voice actors, narrators and trainers.

    John Florian is VoiceOverXtra’s founder and webmaster, who is also a voice actor specializing in VO narrations. As a former business and consumer magazine editorial director and writer, John combined two career passions with the creation of VoiceOverXtra in 2007. In 2019, VoiceOverXtra initiated educational webinars for the VO industry, and in 2013 produced VO Virtual, the industry’s first multi-day online conference featuring more than 50 educational sessions, two exhibit halls and live meetups.

  • Sean Daeley / Daily VO

    1 hour of performance coaching / career strategy consult, based on the winners' current ability and interests, for all 3 winners!

    Total prize value: $525

  • The V123 Pros /

    'Optimizing Your Experience on V123' Course for the 3 winners!

    Total prize value: $450

    We are V123 Super-nerds! We’ve asked a lot of questions, done a lot of homework, and seen a lot of success on the platform.

    Turns out, a lot of people are paying for Voice123, but could use help optimizing their participation, navigating the site, presenting a perfect profile, and finding success! The practice of throwing a bunch of spaghetti at the wall and seeing what sticks isn’t going to cut it. In fact, that could be detrimental given the site’s algorithm and your immense competition waiting behind you.

    Natasha and Katherine paired up to build out learning resources that will elevate your branding and V123 game. Natasha has found great success on the V123 platform and loves to help others be successful. Katherine was dazzled by Natasha’s expertise and is taking it up a notch with her tech and marketing savvy.

  • VoicesandSound & RomanVO / Voices and Sound & RomanVO

    Logo Splashes, 1 private iZotope RX Standard for VO Tutorial, and 1 Get Mic'd Demo Production

    Total prize value: $2000

    An accomplished, award-winning musician, award-winning producer, and 2x award-nominated voice actor, he loves his chosen profession. Narration, voiceovers, and audio production define his passion. He is as comfortable behind a microphone as he is behind the console, on stage or in a boardroom.

    Having grown up in the creative environment of recording studios and commercial production, performance and creativity is in his blood (He recorded his first voiceover for Lego Toys when he was four years old). Roman attended Performing Arts School and continues private coaching and training to this day.