Today is the Day Changemakers

'The Third Act' with Holly Powell

September 28, 2022 Jodi Season 2 Episode 41
Today is the Day Changemakers
'The Third Act' with Holly Powell
Show Notes

Welcome to season 2, episode 41 of the Today is the Day Changemakers Podcast.

This week my guest is Holly Powell. Holly is an Emmy Award winning Casting Director, best-selling author, Co-founder, Beyond Ranch Foundation, Founding Member, She Angels Foundation.

In this episode Holly shares about becoming a sought-after Casting Director. She casted for movies of the week, pilots, mini-series', and feature films like About Last Night with Demi Moore and Rob Lowe. She won a Casting Director Emmy Award with Randy Stone for The Incident, which was a movie of the week. That was only the second year that there was a Casting Director category.

Holly moved on from working for a studio and traveled across the country teaching her audition workshops through Holly Powell Studios. Her best-selling book, The Audition Bible: Secrets Every Actor Needs to Know is required reading in several colleges, universities, and drama schools.

During the 2020 pandemic, Holly authored/co-edited, Mavis' Kitchen: A Southern Cooking Lifestyle. This book is a love letter to her mother, Mavis. The book is a combination of cookbook, memoir, and history. 

As Holly says, she is now in her Third Act and continues to search for ways to improve the lives of fellow humans on our shared planet.

Holly is the Co-Founder and Board Member of Beyond Ranch Foundation. Their mission is to build low-cost inclusive communities across the world for adults living with severe autism.  She also serves as a Founding Member of the She Angels Foundation.

Listen in to hear the footprint that Holly is creating now that she wants to leave behind.

Next week's episode is all about Young Professional Women who are making a difference in their corner of the world and beyond. They are all finalists for the Athena Leadership Award through the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce is the only organization in New Jersey that has the license to give out with this prestigious award.  

The Young Professional finalists are: 

  • Devin Carrick – Older Girl Program Specialist for the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore
  • Dawn Doherty – Executive Director of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
  • Rachel Mitzelman – Paramedic and Field Training Office for Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health
  • Stephanie Toal  – Marketing & Communications Coordinator for OceanFirst Foundation

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