ABOUT CAPES COACHING

Founded by Betsy and Jodie Capes in April 2004, Capes Coaching has earned its reputation as an industry leader by presenting a radically different way of approaching artistic careers, benefitting thousands of actors, artists, and creative professionals. Rather than provide you with stock answers or marketing pointers, the coaches at Capes know that there is no formula or “one right way” to achieve personal success. Our philosophy is built upon the foundation that artists have needs that are unique to who they are and what they want, and that only by gaining clarity around those first, can they create a plan of action to reach their goals. Going against the industry trend of one-size-fits-all, quick-fix solutions, the Capes Coaching method stresses awareness before action and emphasizes long-term, sustainable careers in the arts.

Capes Coaching's mission is to empower actors and artists by providing them with the knowledge, tools, and support they need to take control of their careers. We know that 99% of the business is out of your control - but you can do amazing things if you focus on the 1% that is in your control. Clients will learn about goal setting, strategic planning, mindset, networking, life/career balance and more, helping you create opportunities that result in meetings, jobs, completion of projects and achieving your life goals. No lectures, just smart and eye-opening one-on-one learning that works for you.


BETSY CAPES   Betsy Capes (CPCC) is the founder and president of Capes Coaching, NYC’s most reputable entertainment industry career coaching team.  After spending the first five years of her career casting and directing theatre, Betsy founded Capes Coaching in 2004 to give artists the practical strategies and tools to manage their careers. Since the company's inception, Betsy and her team have helped over 3,500 actors, artists, and creative professionals cultivate and sustain fulfilling careers in the entertainment industry. .  Betsy received her coaching certification through the Coaching Training Institute, has a BFA from the University of Illinois, and has done postgraduate work in Drama Therapy at NYU. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and has been a guest speaker at New York University, The A.R.T. Institute at Harvard University, The New School, Brown University, The Atlantic Theater School, The Screen Actors Guild, Upright Citizen's Brigade (UCB), and Carnegie Hall. Betsy has spearheaded the creation of a variety of career-focused services for artists, namely the acclaimed Path Course curriculum, as well as the Artist Entrepreneurship Program at The New School for Drama. She has trained multiple coaches and instructors, and continues to personally teach and coach artists of all mediums.

BETSY CAPES

Betsy Capes (CPCC) is the founder and president of Capes Coaching, NYC’s most reputable entertainment industry career coaching team.

After spending the first five years of her career casting and directing theatre, Betsy founded Capes Coaching in 2004 to give artists the practical strategies and tools to manage their careers. Since the company's inception, Betsy and her team have helped over 3,500 actors, artists, and creative professionals cultivate and sustain fulfilling careers in the entertainment industry. .

Betsy received her coaching certification through the Coaching Training Institute, has a BFA from the University of Illinois, and has done postgraduate work in Drama Therapy at NYU. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and has been a guest speaker at New York University, The A.R.T. Institute at Harvard University, The New School, Brown University, The Atlantic Theater School, The Screen Actors Guild, Upright Citizen's Brigade (UCB), and Carnegie Hall. Betsy has spearheaded the creation of a variety of career-focused services for artists, namely the acclaimed Path Course curriculum, as well as the Artist Entrepreneurship Program at The New School for Drama. She has trained multiple coaches and instructors, and continues to personally teach and coach artists of all mediums.

JODIE CAPES   Jodie Capes Fogler is the Co-Founder of Capes Coaching. In over a decade of helping Capes Coaching grow, she has essentially overseen every role for the company (client services, sales, marketing and more), creating a stable ground for Betsy and her team of coaches to do their best work for their clients. She is passionate about serving the artistic community and fulfilling the Capes Coaching mission of empowering each client to take control of their own careers. Jodie has also spearheaded the development of Capes’ Artists In Action Course for Universities, while helping the coaching team serve over 3,000 actors, artists and creative professionals worldwide.   Prior to Capes, Jodie worked in the admin side of the NYC’s award-winning theater company, Drama Dept. and as a personal assistant, supporting the careers of several high-profile actresses. She graduated from the Gallatin School at NYU, where her focus was Drama Therapy.

JODIE CAPES

Jodie Capes Fogler is the Co-Founder of Capes Coaching. In over a decade of helping Capes Coaching grow, she has essentially overseen every role for the company (client services, sales, marketing and more), creating a stable ground for Betsy and her team of coaches to do their best work for their clients. She is passionate about serving the artistic community and fulfilling the Capes Coaching mission of empowering each client to take control of their own careers. Jodie has also spearheaded the development of Capes’ Artists In Action Course for Universities, while helping the coaching team serve over 3,000 actors, artists and creative professionals worldwide.

Prior to Capes, Jodie worked in the admin side of the NYC’s award-winning theater company, Drama Dept. and as a personal assistant, supporting the careers of several high-profile actresses. She graduated from the Gallatin School at NYU, where her focus was Drama Therapy.

GINGER LEGON   ACC-ICF-Coaches Training Institute & Certified Applied Positive Psychology Practitioner.  Ginger Legon (CPCC) is a Private Coach and Path Instructor for Capes Coaching.  Ginger’s work centers around growth and empowerment, whether through facilitating, coaching, or presenting. She works with individuals and teams to develop effective communication, harness potential and create thriving cultures. Before relocating to Los Angeles, she designed and facilitated arts infused leadership development trainings in struggling schools throughout New York City. She grew to manage the programs implemented by a team of 110 leadership trainers serving thousands of students annually. She created ongoing training and development of staff, including weekly offerings called  The Leadership Classroom . She contributed to two published books:  Building Family  and  HERstory.   She has a private coaching practice, collaborates with Capes Coaching and is partnering with Capital One to provide money coaching to the public for free. You can find her in her happy place exploring California and playing at the beach with her family.

GINGER LEGON

ACC-ICF-Coaches Training Institute & Certified Applied Positive Psychology Practitioner.

Ginger Legon (CPCC) is a Private Coach and Path Instructor for Capes Coaching.

Ginger’s work centers around growth and empowerment, whether through facilitating, coaching, or presenting. She works with individuals and teams to develop effective communication, harness potential and create thriving cultures. Before relocating to Los Angeles, she designed and facilitated arts infused leadership development trainings in struggling schools throughout New York City. She grew to manage the programs implemented by a team of 110 leadership trainers serving thousands of students annually. She created ongoing training and development of staff, including weekly offerings called The Leadership Classroom. She contributed to two published books: Building Family and HERstory.

She has a private coaching practice, collaborates with Capes Coaching and is partnering with Capital One to provide money coaching to the public for free. You can find her in her happy place exploring California and playing at the beach with her family.


LIZA DICKINSON   Liza Dickinson (CPC) is a Private Coach and Path Instructor for Capes Coaching.  Liza received her Coaching Certification from Coaching for Transformation, and her MFA from the Harvard/ART/MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Studies.  As a coach, Liza is dedicated to connecting clients to their bodily intelligence and self-compassion, as a way to awaken organic growth and change. Liza worked as a professional actor, founded and ran a theater company, and juggled many a side hustle in NYC before being drawn to coaching. As a coach, she relies on the empathy, deep listening, imagination, and playfulness she has cultivated as an actor. Her experience as a spoken voice teacher gives her a unique ability to help clients tune-in to their bodily intuition and wisdom, unlocking possibilities, perspectives, and solutions not previously visible to them. Motherhood crystallized the importance of self-compassion for Liza, and she has become a spokeswoman for the freedom that can be found in healing from perfectionism.  Liza has a private coaching practice, collaborates with Capes Coaching, and teaches spoken voice as a Visiting Artist in Residence at Bard College.

LIZA DICKINSON

Liza Dickinson (CPC) is a Private Coach and Path Instructor for Capes Coaching.

Liza received her Coaching Certification from Coaching for Transformation, and her MFA from the Harvard/ART/MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Studies.

As a coach, Liza is dedicated to connecting clients to their bodily intelligence and self-compassion, as a way to awaken organic growth and change. Liza worked as a professional actor, founded and ran a theater company, and juggled many a side hustle in NYC before being drawn to coaching. As a coach, she relies on the empathy, deep listening, imagination, and playfulness she has cultivated as an actor. Her experience as a spoken voice teacher gives her a unique ability to help clients tune-in to their bodily intuition and wisdom, unlocking possibilities, perspectives, and solutions not previously visible to them. Motherhood crystallized the importance of self-compassion for Liza, and she has become a spokeswoman for the freedom that can be found in healing from perfectionism.

Liza has a private coaching practice, collaborates with Capes Coaching, and teaches spoken voice as a Visiting Artist in Residence at Bard College.

JENNY LESTER   Jenny Lester is the Capes Coaching Administrative Assistant and Marketing Manager.  She is an actor, director, producer, and writer currently based in NYC. She is the co-founder of  Shallow Graves , a female owned and operated film and theatre production company. With Shallow Graves, Jenny wrote, produced, and starred in the feature film,  What She Said , as well as the single-camera comedy pilot,  Platonics .  For two years, Jenny served as Writer’s Assistant to Steven Sater and is the current Literary Manager for the acclaimed off-broadway theatre company, Bedlam.  She is a proud PATH Alum!

JENNY LESTER

Jenny Lester is the Capes Coaching Administrative Assistant and Marketing Manager.

She is an actor, director, producer, and writer currently based in NYC. She is the co-founder of Shallow Graves, a female owned and operated film and theatre production company. With Shallow Graves, Jenny wrote, produced, and starred in the feature film, What She Said, as well as the single-camera comedy pilot, Platonics.

For two years, Jenny served as Writer’s Assistant to Steven Sater and is the current Literary Manager for the acclaimed off-broadway theatre company, Bedlam.

She is a proud PATH Alum!