We had the good fortune of connecting with Rayna Campbell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rayna, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
I help artists and creative people manage their mindsets, manifesting and mental well being via my Company Flow Coaching.
Being an artist IS tough at times. It can be a lonely road with little direction.
Every decision you make in your career can impact it positively or negatively.
Artists can find themselves out of work for long periods of time or unable to sell their creations. They start questioning whether they’re good enough, unique enough, young enough, or even if they are supposed to be an artist.
Then trying to maintain a positive mindset can be challenging as when other artists recount how difficult it is to make it, when their industry reportS how bleak things are, when social media highlights who and what’s hot and what’s not.
All this can have a negative impact on an artists psyche.
My work is to remind them of the divinity within and connect them back to that.
I help them to remove the fear and doubts they have about their abilities and prospects then align them to what it is they desire to achieve in their careers and lives.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York after winning a scholarship from The New York Times and sponsorship from British actresses Cathy Tyson and the late Victoria Wood.
I returned to London in the UK and started out doing fringe theatre and TV before embarking on screenwriting. I got development deals with the BBC, LA Productions and ITV and then decided to write, produce and direct a feature.
While I was planning the feature I landed my first lead role in a feature film and put my film on hold while I went to South Africa and Germany to film.
Being the lead allowed me to absorb so many aspects of the filmmaking process because the director and producers involved me in a lot of the creative decisions so all of that helped me a great deal when I was directing my own feature Lapse of Honour.
Film London and the BFI really got behind my first feature film, introduced me to a lot of great people, helped me plan a film festival schedule and invited me to participate in a great deal of workshops and mentoring schemes.
I then signed with a fantastic acting agent in London, he haD me working non stop doing voiceover, TV, film, commercials and presenting.
I’ve recently moved to Los Angeles and signed with a brilliant manager and voiceover agency here and am getting acquainted with the culture and how everything works here.
So I have all these strings to my bow and it’s fun jumping from one thing to another.
My journey as an artist hasn’t been boring but two things have kept me going throughout.
One is my support team,my husband, parents and family always tells me God has plans for me and they will always appear at the appointed time.
The second thing is I always tell myself if the desire is in my heart to be an artist then that’s what God intended me to be. Everything that happens or doesn’t happen is part of a magical process to keep me on track to hit each goal I set myself.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I live right by the ocean in Palos Verdes which is just breathtakingly stunning, so we would stroll along the ocean bluffs and stop for coffee and Macaroons at Sea Beans in the Terranea Resort.
Terranea is a great place to hang out for the day. There are trails, beaches, gardens and restaurants. I love watching the sunset from Nelsons while eating their Caesar salad and french fries so we’d definitely do that.
The best gluten free waffles are at Kirari West Bake shop in Redondo. That’s a great breakfast and lunch spot.
Shopping in Riviera Village, Redondo is a also a must. And we’d have to hit Redondo, Manhattan and Hermosa Beaches. They are so vibrant and hip.
No trip to LA is complete without a tour of Hollywood, Bel Air and Rodeo Drive so that would be on the list.
The Grove is lovely for mooching around and I love the Barnes and Noble store there.
Universal Studio Tours in Studio city would be next and for more eating Granville cafe on Ventura Blvd is a great lunch spot as is Joan’s on Third.
I’d take my friend to Venice Beach and walk along the strip just because it’s so bonkers and then I’d let them recover by wondering down Abbot Kinney for more shopping. We could stop to eat at Sweetgreens in Santa Monica – they do magnificent salads.
Disneyland is non negotiable as it’s so close as is a stop to in and out Burger.
Costco and BevMo do great wines so we’d grab some of those and spend evenings drinking by the Ocean in RPV.
By the end of the trip my friend’s gonna be all shopped out with a belly full of great food and wine!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
One of my favourite books that I love to read over and over again is a book called The Game of Life and How to Play it by Florence Scovel Shinn.
Florence was an American metaphysical writer circa 1800’s who and her wisdom is still so relevant today.
A friend introduced me to her work some years back and this little book changed my life. It was the beginning of my journey as a metaphysician and mindset coach. I read it once a year to remind me of how simple it is to achieve what it is we most desire.
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