"I have the honor of working with John in various capacities at WGN. John always brought a great energy to the workplace and his contributions both as a talent and understanding the creative process made working with him easy and fun." Steve Novak -Director, WGN-Chicago Television
"John has been coaching me over the years and has been very helpful in my auditions for both modeling and acting. He always goes above and beyond what is expected. I would highly recommend him for all talent, both working and aspiring." Kelly West - Model, Actress, Entrepeneur
"John is very professional he has been in the business for a very long time and has a lot of knowledge and skills to make an awesome talent coach. I would recommend him very highly." Angie Conrad -Consultant
"John is sharp, funny, talented, energetic and passionate about creating success for his clients. I have the highest respects for his integrity and his abilities!" Matthew Carey -Senior Producer, CNN
"John Conrad is one the most ebullient, connected, and engaging people I know. John knows the power of tapping into the people around him. I've always been amazed at his ability to spot opportunities, talent, and possibilities. He's a doer, a mover, and a shaker. A true powerhouse." Richard Cordova - Director of Ride for AIDS.
"John is a highly disciplined and motivated professional who excels at identifying his clients' needs and developing and implementing strategies to fulfill them. He is extremely reliable and trustworthy, and his communication skills are unparalleled. John is devoted to the craft of acting and performance art, and is highly experienced in film, theater and television. Chicago Talent Coach is the result of his desire to share his knowledge and experience with others. John's passion for his profession renders him extremely effective in helping and encouraging others, whether they seek assistance as professional actors, part-time performers, or for enhancement of their ability to effectively speak and communicate in their profession. I highly recommend this talented professional." Stephen Kolodziej - Partner at Ford & Britton P.C.
John's professionalism, solid work ethic and attention to detail has made it a pleasure to work with him over the years. He really knows the industry well and has mastered his craft. Andrew Peterson - Clinical Psychotherapist LMFT,CSOTS.
"John is an excellent performer and an all around great person!!"
E. Faye Butler- Professional Actress, Entertainer, Singer.
"John Conrad has worked with my son for the past three years. He has coached him and works with him when he has big auditions. My son is always better prepared for his auditions when John has coached him. More times than not, Othel will book an audition after a coaching session.
I have referred many kid actors to John for coaching and all of them have done well. John is skilled in modeling, acting, singing and theater. I would highly recommend John Conrad as a Talent Coach to any actor." Maria Jossey-Owens - Vocalist, Momanger, Consultant.
"John is THE REAL DEAL. He gets it. And he helps you get it!"
Robyn Scott - Executive Presence Coach, Actress, Director
"I had the pleasure of working with John as my talent coach when I decided to pursue a life long dream of pursuing a career in the creative arts. His expertise and knowledge of the industry proved invaluable in helping me to navigate the options, understand the industry and where I best fit. Today I am well on my way as a jazz artist. His support and encouragement continues to echo throughout my journey." Tracye Eileen Smith - Chicago Jazz Vocalist, Entertainer and Composer
John served as my coach while I pursued a successful modeling and acting career by providing me with advise on comp card layouts and wardrobe styling. Recently, John coached me through the audition process for an opportunity with ABC's Good Morning America. He filmed me answering the required questions and worked with me on my voice tonality and on-air "look." Out of 15,000 applicants from across the country, I was selected as a top 20 finalist! Although I did not receive the brass ring job offer, I know that John's coaching spurred me close to the finish line. He is efficient, punctual and isn't afraid to share feedback that he knows is in your best interest, whether you want to hear it or not. He flatters when appropriate, but his goal is to transform his clients into their most marketable selves, which often carries the responsibility of delivering feedback that may be hard to swallow. John is able to deliver the feedback in a professional way so that the client is left feeling whole. He is passionate about his work and has an eye for identifying hidden talents in his clients. Jeanette Conrad-Ellis -Author, Model & Attorney Washington D.C. Metro
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