It was such a pleasure to interview Bonnie Gillespie. I enjoyed the conversation and took away so many pearls of wisdom, as I hope you will.

Bonnie built her business and her fulfilling lifestyle by helping other people step into their greatness. She discovered that’s what her true greatness was, although she is multi-talented and we chat about how exactly she discovered the path to follow her true greatness. For many of us who are multi- talented this can be quite a tough choice.

Bonnie shares from behind the scenes of building a successful business and lifestyle from the values of love and giving, adding value to people’s lives. She’s one of the most loving and giving people I’ve experienced. She’s like the Dalai Lama of Hollywood and entrepreneurship and beyond.

I hope you enjoy this episode, and if you do, please share. Please share on social. Please share with your friends. When you share please tag Dr. Valerie — @thedrvalerie on all social — on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

I want to reward you for helping us spread the word about the show. As you know or you will find out from the show, Bonnie authored a book that’s now is a textbook in a lot of universities and colleges, “Self-Management for Actors: Getting Down to (Show) Business.” (Check our over a 100 5-star reviews on Amazon, wow!) It’s now in its fourth edition.

I want to gift you this book. I’ll gift one book to someone who shares about our show on social media. Keep on reading to find out exactly how and when I’ll pick a winner and if it’s you, how you will receive your book.

I hope that you enjoy the episode and share with your fellow Her Success revolutionaries. Here is to your success!


BonnieHere’s how you can win “Self-Management for Actors: Getting Down to (Show) Business” by Bonnie Gillespie

How to play:

All you need to do to play is share this episode and tag @thedrvalere in your share.

Grab any of the gorgeous images on this page and post them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram — or just click any of the social media share buttons in the lower right corner of the page.

Each share is a separate entry — the more you share, the higher your changes to win!

No purchase necessary to participate.

Time of the promotion:

We’ll run this promo from the time of this episode airs on February 8 through February 18 11:59 PM EST and announce the winner on February 19.

How the winner will be chosen:

Each social media share puts your name in the hat. If you share more than once, your name goes in the hat more than once. On February 19, at 6 PM EST, we’ll pull the name of the winner out of the hat on FB live!

(Go ahead and like our page at so you don’t miss it)

How to claim your prize:

We will announce the winner on FB live and message them on the social platform that they used to share this episode. The winner would need to reply to our message with their mailing address, and we’ll put the book in the mail!


Bonnie Gillespie is living her dreams by helping others figure out how to live theirs. As a weekly columnist, she demystified the casting process for more than 15 years. Her most popular book is “Self-Management for Actors,” the curriculum upon which her teaching is based. As producer and casting director, Bonnie specializes in indie darlings. Whether casting or coaching, she is passionate about leaving the entertainment industry better than she found it. More info and free resources galore await you at Bonnie’s website.

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Get a free gift from Bonnie: “The SMFA Top 20”


At 22, Dr. Valerie took a solo leap from Russia to New York City. She earned 4 degrees — a Bachelor’s, 2 Master’s, and a PhD, and built a successful career and 3 businesses. She married a great guy and had a wonderful daughter.

That’s when she discovered that for her and other high-achieving women, being successful did not equal feeling successful. Dr. Valerie threw her over 20,000 hours of experience as a holistic psychotherapist at this problem and figured out its causes and solutions. She’s since helped herself and thousands of successful women become peak performers in happiness, peace of mind, vibrant health, and fulfilling relationships — as a coach, speaker, blogger, and host of Her Success Radio. Dr. Valerie is on a mission of helping high-achieving women create whole-life success, which she calls Her Success Revolution.

Get a free gift from Dr. Valerie: A free video series and PDF “7 Success blocks that keep high-achieving women working way harder than men to achieve and enjoy success in all areas of their lives.


In the world where it’s never been safe for a woman to be visible, Her Success is a revolutionary act. On Her Success Radio, Dr. Valerie talks to successful women about their journeys — how they got on their path, what obstacles they face, and how they overcome them, as they uplevel their contribution in the world. If you too have a mission that needs you to step up and play a bigger game, tune in for inspiration and practical tools you can use on your journey. Thank you for listening and sharing. Thank you for being our fellow Her Success Revolutionary — not settling for less than whole-life success for women! Join the conversation at

If you enjoyed our show, please subscribe on iTunes or in an app where you’re getting your podcasts. Once you’re there, consider leaving us a 5-star rating and a review, to help other listeners find us. And please share with your fellow Her Success revolutionaries!


Don’t miss our most popular exclusive interview with Marie Forleo!

Named by Oprah a thought leader for the next generation, Marie built one of Inc. 500 fastest growing companies and created an award-winning online show Marie TV with over 35 million views on YouTube with an audience in 195 countries! Marie created B-School — a training program for modern entrepreneurs to help you build a life you love and use your gifts to change the world.

This episode is not to be missed because:

  • Marie is real and raw as she shares about her own success blocks and struggles and candidly pulls back the curtain on her journey.
  • The wisdom she drops may just change your life. It’s changed mine.
  • Marie will offer a rare free training series on how to use your gifts to build the life you love and change the world. Marie only offers it once a year. It’s only available for a few days, so don’t miss it. I watch it every year and learn something new every time.


Learn how to get focused, gain momentum and build a profitable business that makes a difference with Marie’s 100% free 3 part video training series.

Marie Quote 4Here’s what you’ll learn in this Free 3 Part Training Series:

  • A simple 6 step roadmap to launching and growing your business online with class and smarts
  • How to overcome the fear, doubt and hesitation that keep most new and evolving business owners stuck
  • The exact framework I used to build a highly profitable global brand
  • What you need to focus on first, second, third and so on to eliminate overwhelm and keep taking consistent action

At the end of this training series, Marie will open doors to B-School 2018.

B-School has helped me make a quantum leap in my business and life. To show my gratitude and encourage you to take a leap, I’m paying it forward.

Email me for your chance to WIN full tuition of B-SCHOOL 2018!!

Even if B-School is not for you, think of all the people you know whose lives it can change. People you know who are stuck at soul-sucking jobs and dream of financial freedom on their own terms. How cool would it be to win a scholarship and give it to a friend and change their life, and change the world?!

IMPORTANT: Email me!!

I’m a B-Schooler and a huge fan of B-School. I show up in the B-School online community almost every day — to share my challenges and wins, to ask for support or feedback, to connect with my fellow journeyers… (over 20,000 of them!)

B-School has helped me make a quantum leap in my business and life. To show my gratitude and encourage you to take a leap, I’m paying it forward.

***I have a full scholarship to attend B-School 2018 which could be yours.***

But I also wanted to offer you support that I know every female entrepreneur requires. I do too. That’s why I do this work.

Support in getting whatever gets on your way to success (I call them “success blocks”) out of the way.

So whether or not you win the scholarship in the contest (email me at to participate!), if you decide to become a B-Schooler, I will PERSONALLY be there to help you break through success blocks and support your journey. All you’ll need to do is register through a special link you receive from me when the time comes, so I know who you are!

To make sure I know about your desire to become a B-Schooler (even a vaguest desire, NOT a commitment, even if you’re not sure at all, but there’s a part of you that is nudging your forward toward your dreams) — shoot me an email at

All you need to do is email me at with “B-School 2018” in the subject, and I will send you the details on the scholarship competition — there’s no commitment there, you can decide after you get all the details whether or not to participate. Then, when B-School registration opens, I will *personally* send you that very special link to enroll and have me by your side, helping you remove success blocks and make fast and easy progress in your business every step of the way.

I’m so excited for a quantum leap 2018 — whatever it looks like for you, my dear. I’m here to love and support you.

With love and appreciation,

Dr. Valerie

Disclaimer: I fully believe in the power of this work given my personal experience with the B-School course content and may earn a referral fee if you purchase through my link.

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