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Entertainment Publicist and creativity coach Diane Foy has conversations with thriving performing artists and industry influencers on what it takes to succeed. Solo shows offer coaching drawn from her 25 years’ experience as a multi-passionate creative entrepreneur. This podcast will empower you to thrive in the arts.

Entertainment Publicist and creativity coach Diane Foy has conversations with thriving performing artists and industry influencers on what it takes to succeed. Solo shows offer coaching drawn from her 25 years’ experience as a multi-passionate creative entrepreneur. This podcast will empower you to thrive in the arts.
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Entertainment Publicist and creativity coach Diane Foy has conversations with thriving performing artists and industry influencers on what it takes to succeed. Solo shows offer coaching drawn from her 25 years’ experience as a multi-passionate creative entrepreneur. This podcast will empower you to thrive in the arts.








Tap Dancer Travis Knight

Hello and welcome to episode 22 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! My guest today is tap dancer extraordinaire Travis Knights who is in the Soulpepper Theatre Company's brand new concert, The Promised Land: Steinbeck Through Song running July 12-27 in Toronto. This concert reimagines the music from Bruce Springsteen, Nina Simone, Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan and more to illuminate the works of famed novelist John Steinbeck and the search for The Promised Land through song and dance. Travis’s...


Producer Joe Solo on Music Biz Success

Today’s episode is an interview that I did during Canadian Music Week with producer and songwriter Joe Solo. Known for developing Macy Gray for 17 years before she hit it big with her debut album in 1999, Joe's credits include Michael Jackson, Fergie, will i. am, Quincy Jones, and many others. Joe was very generous with his time, shared valuable advice for musicians and told some great stories of some of the talent he has worked with. During CMW, I sent some artists to different panels and...


Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt on HITRECORD & Creative Collaboration

Hello and welcome to episode 20 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Today’s guest is another one from the Collision Technology conference. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is an American actor, filmmaker, singer, and entrepreneur. As a child, he appeared in the films A River Runs Through It, 10 Things I Hate About You and in the TV series 3rd Rock From The Sun. He has since starred in (500 Days of Summer, Inception, 50/50, The Dark Knight Rises, and Snowden. He has received multiple acting award nominations...


Timbaland & Masterclass

This episode is with Multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning producer and artist, Timbaland. Since the mid-1990s he’s received over 18 Grammy nominations, 4 Grammy wins and 200+ ASCAP Music awards. Timbaland was in Toronto for the Collision tech conference with Masterclass co-founder David Rogier. Masterclass is an online education platform that has managed to attract the biggest names in entertainment to teach. In Timbaland’s Producing and Beat Making course, he takes you behind the boards to...


Legendary Photographer Bob Gruen

My guest today is Bob Gruen, who is one of the most well-known and respected photographers in rock and roll. From John Lennon to Johnny Rotten; Muddy Waters to the Rolling Stones; Elvis to Madonna; Bob Dylan to Bob Marley; Tina Turner to Debbie Harry, he has captured the music scene for over fifty years in photographs that have gained worldwide recognition. Bob was in Toronto for the opening of an exhibition of his work at the Liss Gallery in Yorkville that runs until July 6th. As a...


Fit On Tour with Andrea MacNeil

This week is an important topic for all of us in particular performing artists and industry that spend a lot of time on the road on tour. Andrea MacNeil has had a foot in the live entertainment industry almost her entire life. Her interest in the event world, coupled with an inborn talent for management and innovative thinking, had her working at an early-age with renowned festivals, events and artists such as Vans Warped Tour, The Tragically Hip, Matthew Good, and Corona SunSets where she...


Damon Wayans Jr, Actor/Comedian & Kris Jones

I recently attended Collision, North America’s fastest growing tech conference now making Toronto home for the next few years. As media I had the opportunity to be a part of some press conferences and Q&A’s featuring talent such as mega producer Timbaland, global superstar Akon, Christopher Leacock aka Jillionaire from Major Lazer, and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who will all be on upcoming episodes. They are all involved in various tech companies that you will hear about soon, but I...


Canadian Music Week Review Part 2 with Esma, Tamara Maddalen, Encore

Canadian Music Week review part 2 with guests Esma, Tamara Maddalen and Donald Plant from Encore who report on their CMW experiences and what they learned from the various workshops.


Canadian Music Week Review Part 1 w Angela Saini & Denver Haylee

Canadian Music Week Review Part 1 with guest artists Angela Saini and Denver Haylee. I share all of my CMW experiences from live shows, awards, panels, and interviews and then pass it onto some artists to report on their CMW experiences and what they learned from the various workshops.


Sass Jordan, Canada's Queen of Rock

I have such a good fun show for you today with the fabulous Sass Jordan. This episode is really what I hoped all episodes would be like, a fun and casual conversation about life in the arts. It helped that I have known and worked with Sass for many years so I was comfortable. With others, I’m still learning how to build that rapport so it becomes a conversation and less of a question and answer interview. Anyways for those who do not know Sass Jordan, she is Canada’s Queen of Rock. In her...


Core Values, Limiting Beliefs & Mission Statements

Today I wanted to talk to you about core values and beliefs and how taking the time to figure out what yours are can help you achieve your goals. As a performing artist you may think you want to be world famous, however, your core values and beliefs may say something else entirely. Limiting beliefs may be holding you back or ignoring your values may have you chasing goals that are not aligned with who you really are. For example to become a world famous musician, you may have to be on the...


Marc Jordan, Singer/Songwriter

With numerous ASCAP, JUNO, SOCAN and Smooth Jazz awards to his credit, Marc Jordan’s work has appeared on some 35 million+ albums. He’s written for and with Diana Ross, Chicago, Kenny Loggins, Bette Midler, Natalie Cole, Olivia Newton-John, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt, Josh Groban, Cher, Rod Stewart — including the #1 hit, “Rhythm of My Heart” and currently for Stewart’s upcoming album — and wife, singer/songwriter Amy Sky. Marc has just released his first album in six years called Both Sides...


Lisa Auguste, Dancer/Choreographer

This week’s guest is dancer choreographer Lisa Auguste. She is a classically trained dancer who specializes in everything from ballet to hip-hop, Latin to breakdance and everything in between. Lisa was a finalist on the first season of So You Think You Can Dance Canada and has a growing list of TV and film credits including Shall We Dance, Silent Hill 2 and the recent TV remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. She has also danced in music videos for Katy Perry, Janelle Monae, Shawn Desman,...


Productivity & Time Management for Creative Entrepreneurs

Hello and welcome to episode #9 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Today I’m going to give you some tips and tricks on productivity and time management for us creative entrepreneurs. We all want to be more productive, however, the real key to remember is that everyone has unique needs when it comes to maximizing efficiency for optimal productivity. If your goal is to accomplish more in less time, then you need to make the following seven steps the foundation of your week. Each step is essential...


Kelly Fraser, Juno Nominated Canadian Inuk Singer

My guest today is Juno nominated Canadian Inuk singer-songwriter Kelly Fraser. Originally, from Nunavut, she has attracted a large fan base with her blend of traditional Inuit music and modern pop EDM and hip hop. We had a fascinating conversation about what it was like growing up in Nunavut where her parents suffered from the colonization of their land. They were forced into residential schools where her mother was abused from 5 years old. The cultural genocide resulted in a lot of trauma...


Erica Peck, Musical Theatre Actor/Singer

My guest today is Dora award nominated actress and singer Erica Peck who got her big break in 2007, when at 19, she won the role of Scaramouche, in the original Canadian production of Queen’s We Will Rock You. She followed that up by working with the legendary** Andrew Lloyd Webber.** Since then she has become the go to performer for rock musicals having performed in* Kinky Boots, Hairspray, Cabaret, Rocky Horror Show, Jukebox Hero *and she is soon to be Rizzo in **Grease. * For detailed...


Finding Your Why & Personal Branding Tips for Bio Writing

This is my first solo episode and I thought that a good topic to start with is finding your why? And later on I will break down all the personal branding secrets behind every line in my bio. Hopefully, it will inspire you to write a first-person bio yourself and give you some tips and tricks to build a connection with your audience. Detailed Show Notes: Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! Facebook Group Social @DianeFoyPR


Adrian Griffin, Actor/Acting Coach

My guest today is actor and Meisner technique coach Adrian Griffin. He is a graduate of the famed Neighborhood Playhouse, where he studied with Sanford Meisner, Bill Alderson, Ron Stetson, and Robert Modica. For the past 30 years he has been a working actor at the Shaw and Stratford Festivals, Neptune Theatre, Sudbury Theatre Centre and many other theatres across Canada. He is also the founding Artistic Director of both On A Wing and Prayer and THE CO. theatre companies. Adrian has been...


Lucky Bromhead, Makeup Artist

My guest today is makeup artist Lucky Bromhead who spends a lot of time with the gang from Schitt’s Creek, as the personal makeup artist to Catherine O'Hara and Annie Murphy. Lucky and I used to work together many years ago at MAC Cosmetics where she was a trainer. She has worked backstage at Toronto Fashion Week, Fashion Cares, the Sundance Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival and as head of make up at MTV Canada. Lucky has had the pleasure of working with Bono, Kanye...


Glenn Scarpelli, Actor/Producer

My guest today is the actor, producer Glenn Scarpelli who is best known for his role in the original One Day At A Time produced by the legendary Norman Lear. He made his Broadway debut at age 10 in Golda with Anne Bancroft followed by another Broadway show, Richard III with Al Pacino. He also played Audrey Hepburn’s son in the film They All Laughed. Glenn shares the valuable lessons he learned from all of the incredible talents he has worked with including how director Martin Scorsese...