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Actors, achieve your goals in 2018...and feel happy doing it!

This year is going to be LIFE CHANGING!

  • Who is this for?
  • Actors who are go-getters
  • Actors who love to learn and grow
  • Well-established actors who want to take their life to the next level
  • Actors who might be frustrated or stuck, but want to focus on solutions, not problems

I did My BIG Year 2016 and loved it. I had an incredible year thanks to Courtney and the program. I worked at TimeLine, Writers, Silk Road Rising and did my first solo show there. I also had a guest star role on Chicago PD and I'm now closing The Hundred Dresses at Chicago Children's theatre. I am so grateful the program helped me focus on one self development idea a month a time. Thanks Courtney for your service to artists everywhere!

Christine Bunuan
Christine Bunuan My Big Year Plus

You're going to make huge shifts, achieve major goals and feel great!

  • Every quarter has a theme- Design Your Life, Declutter Your Life, Enjoy Your Life, and Give Life To Others!
  • Every month new video content will be made available to you along with worksheets to go with.
  • A Facebook group is available to you for additional coaching, networking and meeting like-minded actors! Ask questions here and get answers.
  • Each month, there will be one 90 minute group coaching call!
  • Bonus calls and videos. Past guests have included Michael Kostroff, Jaime Kalman, Kelsey Mathes, Dallas Travers, Emily Fletcher...and more!
  • With certain levels, you'll get the added bonuses of private one-on-one coaching calls for a year with me, Courtney Rioux, actor and certified clarity coach.

I'm so excited for you to make MAJOR STRIDES in 2018. Gain more clarity and empowerment to achieve all of your life and career goals this year.  Your membership lasts a year from the day you sign up!


"As artists, we are constantly working on our craft. Acting classes here, voice lessons there, dance, on-camera, the list goes on. But how helpful are all those things when your spirit is feeling even just a little uninspired, sad, or rejected? I highly recommend taking a moment to take care of YOU. When you stop to take care of you, for even just a second, you are able to give so much more to your craft, your relationships, the community, to the Universe." ~Christine Bunuan, Coaching Client


Change your life for the cost of an acting class!

10% of profits will go to fund actors in need: The Actors Fund, Broadway Cares, The KMRC Chicago, etc. Let me know your favorite!

Success Stories

I liked My Big Year 2016 so much that I signed up for 2017! Until now, I've often - on purpose it turns out - motivated myself by fear of failure. While that may have worked out okay in school ("If I don't study, I'll get a B! THAT CAN'T HAPPEN!), it's not working so well now that I'm a creative entrepreneur. Realizing that I have to self-motivate differently has been key. I've been more creative and happier, and I look forward to taking this momentum into next year. 

Elyse Ahmad
Elyse Ahmad My Big Year

“Courtney, I just wanted to say thank you!!! I’m so grateful to you for helping empower me to book a network TV show without an agent!

I was able to let go of perfection and actually do less to achieve my goals. I highly recommend your coaching!”

Sarah Louise Lilley
Sarah Louise Lilley My Big Year Plus

"I just about doubled my income in 2016, and most of it came from my skills as an actor/artist/teacher/facilitator. This is a result of this My Big Year Program! I'm feeling grateful for Courtney."

Leah Raidt
Leah Raidt My Big Year
Read more testimonials at The Whole Artist!

It's time to join other artists who are making positive life changes, booking work, and achieving major goals!


90 day Cancellation Policy

Terms and Conditions Apply. Your first 30 days are a free trial. You may cancel anytime before the first 30 days with no charges. You will be charged for the first payment after 30 days. You may cancel your year-long membership anytime in the first 90 days IF you turn in all worksheets and participate in at least one call or Facebook hours per month- proving you’ve used the program to the fullest before cancellation. Watching all videos, doing all worksheets, listening or participating in calls and Facebook hours are recommended before making a decision on the program. You will get out of the program what you put into it. Results may vary. You will still be charged for the first quarter, but do not need to make any payments past 90 days. The 90 day period includes the Free Trial! The first 90 days are non-refundable after your free trial.


Frequently Asked Questions

How does the 30-day free trial work? You'll enter your credit card, but it won't be charged for 30 days. You'll automatically start your 30 day trial. You will be sent a login via email from After 30 days, you will automatically be charged for the first quarter unless you cancel. If you wish to cancel, please call (312) 600-5136 or email

The last day for the free trial will be January 31st, 2018.

Can I pay in full?

Yes, save 10% by paying in full here 

When does registration close?

Registration will close at Midnight on January 31st 2018 (Pacific)

Your success is my success!

I'm Courtney Rioux. I coach actors and other creative talent who feel stuck in their career and want more out of life. I'm here to help you shift your mindset from stuck and unhappy to empowered and joyful — all while making it feel fun and easy. It’s like therapy without the therapy. Learn more at The Whole Artist.

Bud Kerwin

“Courtney’s coaching has improved my life by 1000%!! I was really struggling to find balance in my life, and meeting with Courtney helped me find clarity in both my career and personal relationships. I was in a rut and super stressed, and now feel really dialed in to not only what I want, but I’m also achieving my goals. I recommend her coaching for people in all walks of life!!”

Bud Kerwin Private Coaching!
Kaitlyn Nibbelin

Before working with Courtney, I had been unconsciously going through my days making decisions based on fear and dwelling on the negative. She showed me how to let go of thoughts that don’t serve me and how to relish in life’s joy and possibilities. I came to her because I wanted to start auditioning again, and I accomplished that.  I cannot overstate how grateful I am for the shifts Courtney has helped me make in my life.

Kaitlyn Nibbelin Private coaching!
Katie Smith

Courtney’s practical tools, positivity, and unique exercises helped me launch a project that had been in my head for two years.  Unlike other coaches I’ve worked with, Courtney doesn’t encourage you to DO more. Courtney helps you find what’s been stopping you. Her philosophy is that life should be easy and fun, and that’s how her sessions are. Courtney is that rare blend that not only walks her talk but truly empowers people to create amazing work.”

Katie Smith My BIG Year plus coaching!
Paula Ramirez

“Courtney’s coaching is a gift and one I am so grateful she has decided to share with the world. She holds such positivity, wisdom and clarity. Courtney asked me one simple question: “What do you hope to achieve by the end of these coaching sessions?” I surprised myself by answering with, “I want to feel empowered.”  If I could sum up what I got out of our work together it would be regaining my sense of power—so yes, I’d say I’m a big believer in Courtney’s coaching ;)”

Paula Ramirez My BIG Year plus Coaching!