CLIENTS & EVENT ATTENDEES
Creative Business and Career Strategies, is without equal,
bar none. I tried out other career guidance counselors,
but since I have been consulting with Sandra and Judith, my career
is flourishing. Goals I had been striving to achieve alone, have
been accomplished sooner and even better than I imagined. We crafted
a unique query letter, and within 24 hours, I had received
numerous requests for my script from top agencies. Three short
weeks later, I secured my ideal agent. My scripts are now
with accomplished producers and talent. I have learned the
importance of setting deadlines and meeting them. I have sharpened
an essential ability, which is to network effectively in order to
build relationships. There isn't any magic bullet. Realizing one's
goals in this industry requires unyielding work and commitment.
Sandra and Judith have channeled my efforts brilliantly while
providing an amazing support system. I am aiming for the sky and I
now have effective strategies for reaching it.
- Deb L., screenwriter
In less than FOUR WEEKS, I went from
daydreaming about my project, to going through my Action Plan
and now having a meeting with the Government of another country
that will push my project into being fulfilled. What I have achieved
in the last four weeks is more than I accomplished in the last two
years working on my own. Thank you Sondra and Judith for your
guidance and leadership and helping me grow as an individual.
- E. Phillipps, Founder, Joiht Project
It was so great working with Sandra and
Judith! They helped me organize so many projects that I had been
working on and not completing. By assessing all of these different
projects that were only partially complete, I was then able to set
up my priorities and move forward much more quickly and smoothly on
my over all plan. Well-worth it!
- Melody Jackson, Ph.D., Smart Girls
Creative Career and Business
Strategies/CCS with Sandra Lord and Judith Smith has been a 100%
game-changer for me. I had been working for years in the
entertainment industry as both a writer and producer, but real
success always seemed just out of reach. Even worse -I had hit a
professional plateau. CCS helped me reassess my successes,
re-envision my priorities, and repackage myself, while
helping me create a comprehensive, effective, and realistic plan
to achieve the goals I truly desired. Already my career has reached
a whole new level with clear guideposts leading me to my full
professional and artistic potential. I have improved my
networking skills tremendously. I was recently hired to write
a feature, I have had high-level studio meetings and
several requests for my scripts. With CCS, I feel like nothing
can stand between me and my dreams.
- Anthony S., Writer, Director, Producer
Working with Sandra Lord is always a
delight. Her energy and attitude are so
positive that it permeates any crowd.
The Hollywood Networking Breakfast
kicked off our Scriptwriters
Showcase and set the tone for the
entire weekend. Sandra's presentation on
"Networking & Strategizing Your Way
to Success in Hollywood" put people
at ease, encouraged introductions,
provided educational information and was
inspirational. Our attendees benefited
greatly from the HNB event.
Director, Corporate Marketing
Final Draft, Inc.
Sandra Lord’s Hollywood Networking
Breakfast was a great asset to our
Scriptwriters Showcase event. She
provided one-on-one access with industry
professionals in a relaxed and enjoyable
setting. I highly recommend these events
for any screenwriter looking for real
face time with Hollywood decision
"There are so many options for
both paid and free career advice in
Hollywood, it’s sometimes hard for
people to sort out who’s the best.
You’re tops on my list! We’ve
been to your Hollywood Networking
Breakfast and we trust the information
you give us."
~ Mary Ann Biewener,
"In such a competitive industry,
anything that can give you an edge is
critical. Sandra Lord is that edge.
I accomplished more in the first six
months with Creative Career
Strategies, under the guidance of Sandra
Lord (and Judith Smith) than I had
accomplished in the preceding four
years. They are master strategists.
Since coming under Sandra and
Judith’s guidance, I have been busy.
I became a member of the WGA. My
Grey’s Anatomy spec script won
the Best Television Screenplay
at the recent Austin Film Festival.
I have also created and written two
one hour TV pilots which are
currently in the hands of people whom I
could only dream of
meeting a year ago. I have expanded
my circle of connections to include
doing lunch, having drinks, meetings and
direct dial/email contact with top
producers, showrunners and
executives. Additionally, due to my
pilots, I’m now in my second round of
talks with the two top agencies
and others regarding representation. I
am also collaborating on a screenplay,
for which we have already generated
funding interest to produce as a
feature. The list goes on… I am focused.
I have a plan. And my confidence is at
an all-time high. Creative Career
Strategies has been instrumental in
propelling my career to the next level,
placing me finally on the radar of
Hollywood power players. Highly,
This is the most excited I’ve
been about my career pursuits in years!"
you for the FANTASTIC guidance
you shared with me. Your service is a
much needed tool."
"Your ideas are excellent. Your
strategies are superb. Thanks for your
integrity, passion and unique vision."
nonprofit organization, Los Angeles
"Sandra’s strategies got me so busy,
I had to quit my 9 to 5 job. My credits
now include lead, guest starring,
co-starring and supporting roles in
television, film, stage and commercials,
and I now have a “day rate” as a
Actress, Los Angeles
"I had trouble with priorities --
deciding what to do first -- and how to
contact people. Among other things,
Sandra assisted me with guiding my
focus, expanding my network of
connections, and getting top names
to be featured interviews in my
upcoming entertainment industry book."
Award-winning published author &
screenwriter, Los Angeles
"If you can help rock ‘n rollers,
you can help anyone! I take my hat off
Performer, Los Angeles
"I moved from another state to Los
Angeles to pursue my career as an
actor. I wasn’t in the unions, had
virtually no credits, but lots of
talent. Sandra, Judith and I strategized
to attract the attention of agents.
Within a short space of time, we ended
up having to decide between two
agencies. You guys are phenomenal!"
RPT, Los Angeles
"Sandra Lord’s extensive industry
experience, passion and work ethic
make it easy for me to consult with her
about my clients and business."
"I learned a lot about strategy,
client relations and State law from
my consultations with Sandra and my
clients have benefited greatly as a
"When I walked into the offices at
CCS, I had many significant credits
under my belt. I only wanted a different
perspective that would help my focus and
direction. I got that and more. The
amazing thing about that first session
with Sandra and Judith is that it showed
my cocky self what I didn’t know I
"Thank you Sandra Lord for your
amazing contributions to my career.
You are the epitome of making things
happen, a fireball that just keeps
re-emerging. Today I'm a very busy
actor/producer/director. When I first
met you I was only an actor. And, it was
at the Hollywood Networking Breakfast (HNB)
that I made contact with my first
producing partner. I had been thinking
about producing, but never had the
nerve. I also reconnected with old
contacts, new contacts and other
partners as well. Now I have my own
production company. Being a part of
Creative Career Strategies helped guide
me in moving forward with my career.
Thank you again Sandra for being the
wonder you are."
actress, producer, director, Los
"I was completely overwhelmed and
Sandra gave me the tools and training to
use them so that I could get organized,
get focussed, and get real for my
career. Thank you, Sandra!!"
Director, Los Angeles
"What a pleasure it has been for
me to work with you as my career coach.
I had never considered having a coach
before, but when I found out you were
taking on new clients, I jumped at the
opportunity to work with you. Your
energy, knowledge of Hollywood and
background of success motivated me to
take this step. It was an important one
for me to take, and I’m so glad that I
As this year began, I had come to a
place in my career where knew I was
ready to have a new paradigm for myself
in Hollywood—everything from how I
conduct myself, to how I do business, to
what I should be focusing on. I also
knew that I needed fresh ideas to be
able to best implement effective
The time that you and I spent,
together and separately, to craft a
viable plan for my career has definitely
energized me. I especially appreciate
the obvious level of effort you invested
creating your signature document, the
Action Plan. It is thorough and
thoughtful and could only have come from
someone who truly wants her clients to
succeed. It gives me concrete steps to
take so that I can make the progress I
intend to make this year. I look forward
to hitting my deadlines and reporting
back to you with the results of my work.
With your invaluable help, I can
now see a clear pathway to achievement.
Thank you for being a Life Changer!"
Writer, Director, Producer, Los
"I guess I went to Sandra for help on
clarifying where I was and where it
was going. It wasn't that I didn't know
where I wanted to end up, but rather I
didn't know if where I was going would
lead me to where I wanted to end up.
So, first and foremost, Sandra and
Judith really helped me to determine
my current status and relationship to
all my tools and resources.
Additionally, they helped me to clarify
what it even was - that essence - that I
was seeking to capture and market in my
business. Their deep desire to discover
my truth, the values important to me,
proved invaluable. Sandra and Judith
really took time to sit with me and
assist me to clarify for myself what I
needed to create momentum, what would
feed my spirit and my business, and what
was and wasn't working for me right now.
How cool is that!
With the assistance and suggestions
of Sandra and Judith, I was able to
determine certain specific focuses and
efforts that would propel me in my
journey towards my vision, once that was
clarified. We pinpointed the very next
steps I would take and created a
timeline that allowed for small and
incremental simultaneous execution.
Through revamping the way I engage with
my current resources, I can look forward
to greater efficiency in my daily
process and heighten my focus on the
continued expansion of my contact base
and developing and marketing my work.
I left Sandra's office excited,
super-excited, and with a plan. I
did not leave with just any plan, but a
plan that allowed me a reasonable and
distinct breakdown of my very next
actions and projects. I left with a
plan which allowed me to not only
measure my progress, but understand how
each day I move forward, how each day I
step up and work for what I love, what I
dream about. Thank you Sandra and Judith
for assisting is this clarification and
breakdown of focus; thank you for the
encouragement, inspiration, and good
advice. You guys rock!"
FROM FREE SEMINAR & PRESENTATIONS:
"Sandra, you are amazing!! Thank
you so much for your wonderful
presentation last night. Among
everything else you ARE a POWERFUL
GIVER. Everyone was quite taken with you
and I wasn't surprised. Again, thank
~ POWERRR, Los
"Hi Judith, I wanted to thank both
you and Sandra for the presentation
and information [at the recent free
Creative Career Strategies seminar]. I
bounced your email invitation off of a
friend before I decided to attend, and
she said, 'Dave you probably will be
teased, with little or incomplete
information, and then pitched on some
product or service.' Truthfully, I was
impressed, and grateful that I attended.
Sandra spoke from the heart, with
practical experience, and dropped many
gems along the way. I couldn't see you
when you were talking, but as I
listened, I could hear, and feel a
zestful enterprising personality. So I
just want to say thank you both for your
efforts and your service."
Multimedia Commercial Artist, North
"Thank you for The free seminar
yesterday. I got a lot out of it. It
was very insightful and inspiring. Your
fire and passion for what you
illuminated the room. I am honored and
feel privileged to have been part of
"I just wanted to thank you Sandra
and Judith for a positive push in
the best direction in the lives of
people who want to make a difference in
their lives but struggle to see pass the
jungles of life. You both are
Entertainment Industry Life Coaches.
Thanks for reminding me that there is
hope, if you plan, strategize, research,
work and believe."
"Ms. Lord, and Judith: THANK YOU both,
for the Saturday seminar!! It really
"hit me," when you said we must do
"SOMETHING" for our career, every
day...it's so true. That night, I sat
down, and wrote the FIRST SCENE for a
script treatment that's been "rolling
around" in my head, and just begging to
get out!!! It's a START!! May God bless
you both, and the "work of your hands."
Actor/Writer, Los Angeles