Summer Session begins July 10th! Sign up via email  – DEADLINE June  27th!REY_back“Doreen’s action group has changed my life. From the very first session, it helped me to re-prioritize my goals and see truths I’d been avoiding. 10 sessions in, I’ve accomplished all of my big goals, including finding a new manager, finishing 2 different writing projects, and starting up a lecture series I’ve been thinking about doing for years. I recommend her to everyone I know both loudly and frequently.”

~ Peter Gamble Robinson, Screenwriter, Los Angeles

WHO: You and six other people in a confidential, supportive environment.

WHAT: A round table forum – within a structured format – dedicated to bring clarity and focus to your desires.

WHEN: Twice a month: Tuesdays 7:00pm, or Saturdays 3:30pm. Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours (Possible 3rd day added if there’s a waiting list!)

Ongoing (See calendar)

3 Month Commitment.

Make-up days available on coordinating Tuesday or Saturday of same week.

WHERE: Private residence in Valley Village. Easy, free parking. Exact address will be emailed after enrollment.

HOW: Phone Interview Required. Email me to to set up your enrollment interview and desired day of attendance (Tuesdays or Saturdays) at Put “Action Group” in the subject line.

“Committing to Action Group was the “first domino” in creating my current situation. With AG’s support and encouragement, over the past 4 years I set and accomplished numerous small but steady goals that have resulted in measurable progress. From joining SAG to revamping my living situation to starting and ending relationships, it was vital for me to have a group of people whose support and advice I could rely on the help me propel myself in the direction I wanted to go. AG helped me to refine my focus and put me in community with like-minded, positive people all learning from and with each other. I’m so grateful you invited me to join!!  ~ Joy Nash, Series lead in AMC’s Dietland

WHY: Because you know there’s something more inside of you just dying to get out.

COST: $120  – $20 cash back (or credit) for perfect attendance!

Teas, Coffee and Filtered Water provided.

“Doreen provides a safe place for you to love where you are, figure out where you want to go and how you want to get there. She believes that enjoying the ride is as important as accomplishing the goal.” ~ Kathleen C., Playwright/Filmmaker, Echo Park, CA

I formed the first Action Group™ in 2008, in order to support independent artists. Several years later, I rediscovered WHY I formed them:

I named my company The Recognized Actor, because I believe that every person’s deepest desire is to be seen. Some confuse this with fame, but it’s really recognition – recognition for what we contribute to our tribes. If we look outside of ourselves for it, we are seduced into traps like following rules, people-pleasing, or working “hard”. I’ve learned, however, that outside recognition – because of its transitory nature – is never satisfying. The only satisfying recognition comes from within. Self-acceptance. When we accept who we are (an ever-evolving process) our real values rise to the surface, and we discover that most old beliefs actually belong to someone else. When we accept where we are, we let go of comparisons and the need to live someone else’s life. We become mindful of our habits, and begin to make right choices. We are exemplary in the smallest of tasks. We experience joy in conscious living. And finally, we realize that all of our desires already exist, and that the only thing – the only thing – keeping us from them is resistance.