Celebrity News brings you an exclusive interview with the multi-talented Maria Shapley, an actress whose Hollywood journey intertwines remarkably with her path as an intuitive coach. Maria opens up about her artistic endeavors, the synergy between her dual careers, and the intuitive approach that shapes her success in both.
Maria’s Hollywood Journey:
Celebrity News (CN): Maria, can you tell us about your journey into acting?
Maria Shapley (MS): Ever since I was young, I’ve always wanted to be an actress. It was a dream I didn’t think was attainable until I turned 18. While working for vitaminwater in Philadelphia, I witnessed the filming of “Dead Man Down” and was struck with awe. That moment rekindled my buried dream, leading me to sign with an agency and land my first role on the Lifetime Movie Network. That experience ignited my confidence and passion for acting.
Integrating Intuitive Coaching with Acting:
CN: What drew you to intuitive coaching, and how did you integrate it with your acting career?
MS: My passion for healing and spiritual development led me to study shamanic psychology and intuition. These studies, paralleling my acting career, culminated in me starting my own coaching practice. I’ve found a unique balance between coaching and acting, allowing me to nourish both passions without feeling overwhelmed.
Balancing Dual Careers and Influencing Each Other:
CN: How do these two aspects of your career influence each other?
MS: There’s a beautiful synergy between them. For instance, during an audition early in my career, I improvised humorously, showcasing my authenticity and courage – qualities vital in both acting and coaching. This approach not only landed me the role but also emboldened me to take risks in my coaching business.
Insights into Intuitive Coaching:
CN: Can you give our readers a glimpse into what your coaching sessions entail?
MS: Intuitive coaching is about tapping into a client’s energy to identify and clear blockages. Through virtual sessions involving energy work, I’ve helped clients overcome relationship struggles, heal from physical pain, and gain confidence. This process is deeply rewarding and transformative.
Impact of Coaching on Acting:
CN: How has your coaching work impacted your acting?
MS: It has deepened my connection with the characters I play and enhanced my understanding of fellow actors. Intuitive coaching has given me tools to be more grounded and present, which is especially crucial during auditions.
Continued Growth and Future Aspirations:
CN: What are your future goals in both acting and coaching?
MS: As an actress, I aim to land a lead role in a popular TV show or film. In coaching, I plan to expand my practice to more private clients, offer group classes, and certify future coaches. I’m also excited about writing and producing films with meaningful messages.
Personal Insights and Success:
CN: What does success mean to you in these multifaceted roles?
MS: Success in acting means landing roles that resonate with my soul. As a coach, it’s about positively impacting as many lives as possible.
Influence and Inspiration:
CN: Who inspires you in your acting and coaching careers?
MS: Actors like Jessica Chastain and Tom Hanks inspire me with their dedication and talent. As well as Oprah Winfrey. I hope to inspire others to believe in themselves, embrace their intuition, and enjoy the journey.
Engaging with the Audience:
CN: How can people learn more about your work?
MS: Interested individuals can find my acting portfolio on IMDb and learn about my coaching services at www.intuitivecoachmaria.com.
Maria Shapley’s story is a compelling testament to following one’s intuition and balancing diverse passions. Her success as an actress and coach offers inspiration to those aspiring to carve their unique paths in the creative world.