You've found your calling...
You were born to act.
You've got the passion part on lock! But somehow you fell into an endless loop of workshops, headshots, and self-submissions.
You put everything you have into this business and somehow it feels like you're never working "hard enough"! Your energy and bank account are depleting. You need new tactics, answers, and clear direction...
At Happy Actors...
we’re here to share knowledge & resources to save you time, money, and the heartache that comes with going at it alone.
Our goal is to transform the professional acting culture from "struggling" to "thriving," and remind actors why they fell in love with this art in the first place!
We provide mindset shifts, (loving) kicks-in-the-pants, unique resources, and online training you won't find in any other book or studio. Plus tons of other content to help you book more work, run your biz like a boss, and cultivate a healthy mindset.
In a nutshell? We're giving you permission to make this fun again.
The push you need to take your power back from the gatekeepers. We want to give you the tools to run your business WHILE being happy. Because guess what--happiness attracts work!
Tristen MacDonald is a working actor & screenwriter in Los Angeles, currently recurring on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and the spokesperson for three national brands. Other credits include recurring on NCIS: LA, Grey’s Anatomy, Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger, national commercials for Amica, Taco Bell, Toyota (and dozens more), and the Groundlings Sunday Company.
Tristen also helps actors grow their biz with audition and career coaching. Calling upon her sixteen years in the acting profession AND her professional training as a life coach at CTI, she gives you tough love AND cheerleading. You need both!
“It is my personal mission to help you get the life and career you deserve. I’m committed to changing the collective psyche of the next generation of actors - those brave enough to pursue a life in the arts - by creating a community and movement toward an industry full of happy actors.”
"I wanted to get serious about my acting career, but soon discovered the tools I learned from Tristen bled into all areas of my life. More than a task-master, Tristen helps identify the resistance that stands in your way and gently challenges you to tackle your fears. She is a true Cheerleader, Muggle Mentor, and Sensei. I'll never be the same."
“Like a motivational bag of Pop Rocks, Tristen explodes with nuggets of inspiration-- motivating and inspiring me to achieve my goals. Working with her has given me clarity and insight. She helped me develop a doable plan of action to get off my hamster wheel and start making my life look the way I want it to.”
"When I first met with Tristen for a life coaching session I was stuck in a rut, unable to find the balance between living a creative life and managing my responsibilities. Within one session Tristen untangled the cobwebs in my mind and set me on the right path. She laid out a game plan and held me accountable. I've never been more productive and felt more capable of accomplishing all of my goals. I trust her implicitly. Her approach is both direct and warm. It's the perfect combination!"
"Tristen is so skilled at helping you identify the things that are holding you back and providing you with customized tools to help you move forward. Plus, she’s just an amazing human being, which doesn’t hurt. :)"
"If you’re ready to invest in your career, Actor Business Plan’s resources and bonuses are worth the price alone. If you are passionate about acting and want to take your business to the next level, this course is for you - 100%"
After years of coaching actors, something wasn't sitting right with Tristen...
Most of her clients were unhappy in the biz and riddled with negative self-talk.
Otherwise talented artists were holding on to half-truths about how the business worked and were left to figure it out alone. They were desperate for a strategy and an ally to cheer them on.
Having spent years feeling the same way before finding a way out, Tristen became obsessed with supporting every creative soul she could by offering a realistic peek behind the curtain and sharing secrets others wouldn’t.
Clients signed with new reps, booked more of the RIGHT jobs, and pursued their career with a renewed sense of passion. More importantly, they grew as people. Which is at the very heart of Tristen and Happy Actors' agenda.
Your hero's journey is about who you become while you pursue your goals.
We're honored to be a part of your story.
Welcome to the tribe.
Can't wait to get started?