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The Build Your Business Academy

is the most non-scary,


fun business class for actors,

taught by Leslie Becker, author of The Organized Actor®.


...seriously changed my life! I was “between jobs” for a solid 8 months. But by applying the skills and exercises taught by Leslie, I can happily say that I’m now a full-time actress and have shows lined up for the rest of the year! I’m so booked up that I can’t accept any more work until the New Year!! And better still, I’ve managed to set up a sustainable work/financial plan to utilize my acting skills in between the bigger acting gigs! In just 7 weeks, my life has completely turned around for the better. Thank you so much!

Madelaine Jennings


The Build Your Business Academy teaches you how to MASTER the 7 most important business roles for a successful, long-lasting, profitable acting career.

Each week, you will learn how to PLAY each business role just as you would learn how to play a role on stage or on screen.

Plus, it's super simple, and we're going to have tons of fun!

And once you know how to play them, you can apply them right away in your own career.

Build Your Business Curriculum

7 LIVE Video Lessons

  • 1

    ROLE #1: The Visionary

    In Week #1, we will tackle the first role of The Visionary. Using visual imagery and powerful visualization exercises, you will get to crystallize the vision you have for your own career and emulate some of the best visionaries in the entertainment business.

  • 2

    ROLE #2: The Strategist

    In Week #2, The Strategist takes over to clarify the exact direction you are going in today and in the future of your career. All good strategists make things measurable, and this week, you're going to learn the best techniques for crafting your specific strategy for your career.

  • 3

    ROLE #3: The Big Cheese

    In the business world, we call this role the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). But for our purposes, I call it The Big Cheese! Every business needs a leader, so this week, you will master how to be the leader of your business. You'll get inspiration from some of the top CEOs in the entertainment industry to model after and lead your business to success.

  • 4

    ROLE #4: The Green Goddess

    Finally, in Week #4, we are going to tackle the role of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Often, money is the scariest topic for actors and artists, but this week, you will learn a very specific strategy for always keeping your business in the black.

  • 5

    ROLE #5: The Brand Ambassador

    Branding and Marketing are key components to your acting career, but how do you find your brand? How do you clarify what makes you super special and put that out into the world? In Week #5, you're going to become the best Brand Ambassador that is unique to you and your career.

  • 6

    ROLE #6: The Negotiator

    Believe it or not, you are negotiating every single day. In fact, you are probably better at it than you think. This week, you'll learn the art of negotiation and harness the ability to create win-win situations everywhere you go.

  • 7

    ROLE #7: The Artist

    Finally, we tackle the role you probably feel most comfortable in... The Artist. In my mind, this is the most important role, because there wouldn't be a business if you weren't the artist. In this final week, we will discuss the balance of being a smart business person without losing your creativity and artistry. You can have both! In the final culmination, I'll show you exactly how all of these roles fit together into one big, successful acting career for YOU!

Meet Your Teacher

Leslie Becker is an award-winning Broadway actress, Billboard artist and best-selling author of The Organized Actor®, which has remained a best seller for 25 years.

She was the pioneer of creating the notion of "treating your acting career as a business" and has since evolved to become a top Empowerment Coach for Actors by teaching you how to be a strong individual so the highs and lows of the industry are balanced by a strong belief in yourself.

Over 18 years as a professional Success Coach, she has appeared on countless radio programs and podcasts, including That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse, and as a Life Coach Expert on ABC News.

Still very much a working actor, she has appeared on Broadway and in major National Tours of WICKED, CINDERELLA, NINE, AMAZING GRACE, BONNIE & CLYDE, SHOW BOAT, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ANYTHING GOES and the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR. In addition, she has starred in over 50 regional productions, including HELLO, DOLLY!, BILLY ELLIOT, THE KING AND I, RAGTIME, THE LITTLE MERMAID and many more.



But, wait! There's more. Get these 3 great bonuses to help catapult your success!

The Build Your Business Academy includes all of the following:

  • 7 LIVE Video Lessons

    These LIVE video lessons will take you on a journey through the 7 roles you must master for your acting career!

  • Build Your Business Workbook

    The course comes with downloadable worksheets to help you work through the lessons and do your homework all in one place.

  • 3 LIVE Office Hours/Q & A Sessions

    The course also includes 3 LIVE Office Hours/Q & A Sessions with Leslie via phone conference call.

  • Private Facebook Group

    Your private BYBA Facebook Group is only available to students who are enrolled in or have taken my Career 180 or BYBA courses. Bond with a group of like-minded folks!

  • 3 Awesome Bonuses

    The course includes 3 highly useful bonuses that will help you master the roles you are going to learn. Bonuses include Leslie’s Hot List, Book List and Audition Checklist!

  • Lifetime Access

    Once you enroll, you will have lifetime access to the course to use again and again as long as the course is still being offered.

And now... the bottom line...

I gotta be honest. This course is gonna blow your mind! And I'm being real when I say that if you were to hire me to do all of this privately, it would cost you thousands of dollars. Seriously.

But I want to make sure that everyone can take this one-of-a-kind course that will truly TRANSFORM the way you pursue your acting career.

So, I'm doing it for this crazy low price and giving you two different ways to pay.

Flexible 3-Payment Plan
$219Billed Monthly
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    We accept all major debit and credit cards. All payments are processed through PayPal, but you do not need to have a PayPal account to purchase.

    This sounds awesome, but I have some questions...

    Will I get personal coaching from Leslie?

    This will be the only time I will be teaching this course LIVE. So, yes, you will get direct coaching from me. In addition to the weekly LIVE video lessons, I will also be giving 3 phone conference Q & A Office Hours sessions for you to ask additional questions on lesson plans.

    What if I've taken Career 180? Will this course be different?

    Yes! The Build Your Business Academy is my full-scale, signature business course designed to focus on one role each week with new exercises and homework that will give you a completely new confidence in all business aspects of your acting career, including finances, marketing, negotiations and more.

    Do I need to have a degree to take this course?

    Absolutely not! In fact, I find that most colleges do not teach ANYTHING about the business side of acting, and by taking this course, you will be far ahead of most people who graduate with a bachelor's or master's degree in acting.

    When does the class begin?

    The class begins on Monday, September 30* and "meets" LIVE via Zoom video conference at 5 p.m. EST/2 p.m. PST. It goes for 7 consecutive weeks.

    What if I can't make it on Mondays?

    Not to worry — all of the sessions are recorded in real time and delivered to your inbox after the LIVE class, so you can listen on your own time before the following lesson. Of course, I hope you can be there LIVE to take the course as it is designed.

    What if I book a show and can't complete the course?

    Again, since the course is yours forever, you can take it at any point in time, on your own schedule.


    *Please note start date is subject to change by availability.