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Industry Day Rochester, NY for & Aspiring and Experienced Models, Actors, &...

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Marriott Rochester Airport Hotel

1890 Ridge Road West

Rochester, NY 14425

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A full day intensive where you will map out your 2020 model & talent plan in a small group environment, so you don’t get lost in the crowd and spend the day building skills & connecting with local experts and agents, and making friends with a similar passion! Limited to only 50 guests!

The “Courage to Dream” Industry Day is finally here!!!

This event is focused on helping upstate NY talent connect with LOCAL industry experts and agencies!

What will you receive?

✔️A 2020 Model and Talent Goal Setting Plan

✔️A morning to connect with agencies and chat with industry experts

✔️Understand what types of modeling opportunities exist in upstate NY

✔️A transformative afternoon with Sean McLeod starting with a motivational presentation

✔️A 3 hour masterclass workshop to hone your auditioning and runway walking skills and get more comfortable in your own skin in an MT – Movement Therapy/McLeod Technique class

✔️Opportunities to get your burining questions about modeling, acting and dancing answered.

✔️For VIP ticket holders a Buffet Lunch and Bottomless Coffee (or tea or water).

✔️Full day tickets include complimentary membership to ACTION so you continue learning and continue that momentum to become or level up as a professional model, actor or talent.

By the end you will have the foundational pieces to create the results you deserve for 2020.

This is the BEST Holiday present you can give yourself.


Special Bonuses for all of you Early Action-Takers!

FIRST 10 WHO REGISTER (plus all VIP ticketholders):

Get a small-group mastermind follow-up session (Value: $497)

The event is over. You’re at home. Now what? Put your action plan into ACTION with my help on this small group virtual Zoom call in early January. Date/time TBD. If you miss it you'll get the replay.

This will be an intimate group who will receive laser coaching from me.

As of 12/9/19 9 spots left

FIRST 25 WHO REGISTER (plus all VIP ticketholders):

Receive a live, online masterclass on how to prepare and make the most of this event with laser coaching from me. (Value: $397) This class will be on Thursday December 19th from 6:45pm-7:45pm held virtually via Zoom app. If you miss it live you'll still receive the replay.

I'll share the behind-the-scenes secrets of how I made a living as a model and talent, what my secrets are for booking work from my rural town in upstate NY, and what steps you can take to make a return on your investment in this industry day!

As of 12/9/19: 24 spots left



Kristin Bauer-Gross

Hey Dream Maker! My name is Kristin Bauer-Gross. As a model coach and speaker for women’s empowerment, my mission is to help women create their dream life and embark on a hobby, size hustle or career as a model, actor or talent. In three years in business as a coach (20 years working as a professional model and talent), I have already mentored close to 50 clients helping them jumpstart or level up in their talent career. My clients' results include making back double their investment working with me in 60 days, another client landing a $3,300.00 booking from 1 hour of coaching, and several clients traveling and booking assignments around the nation as paid professional talent. I have a high track record of my clients' results.

My clients are mothers, daughters and grandmothers focused on creating a life of their dreams on their own terms.

I have been featured in dozens of magazines, shot with 500+ photographers, and have aired nationally on commercials, infomercials, tv shows and films. I’ve worked inside both a commercial talent agency as the Former Booking Director and as a Personal Assistant in Scouting at Elite Model Mgmt NY, NY. I’ve have traveled the world and spent close to a decade living between Miami and NYC. I’m a small-town girl from upstate NY who had a dream. I didn’t have wealthy parents, fancy connections or designer clothes. When I got started in 1999 as a model, I didn’t have a coach, google or a smart phone. I hit every pitfall along the way. I’ve became a model and talent coach to help others avoid the pitfalls and take a quicker path to success.

You can follow me on Instagram @KristinBauerGross or go to my website www.KristinB.com


4 Ticket Options:

VIP Full Day Pass (10 spots available)

️ Full Day VIP Industry Day Pass 10am to 6pm (Value: $497)

️ Lunch Buffet provided by hotel catering (Value $39.00)

️VIP Goodie Bag ($100)

️ 3 months of an ACTION online membership program for models, actors and talent hosted by Kristin Bauer-Gross. ACTION program details here: www.KristinB.com/action-program (already a membership of the ACTION program? Instead receive a special gift). (Value $300.00)

Receive a live, online masterclass on how to prepare and make the most of this event with laser coaching from me. (Value: $297) Held via Zoom on

Small-group mastermind follow-up session held live online in early January to keep you on path to your 2020 model and talent goals (Value: $297)

(Value $1,530.00)

Ticket Price: $367.00

Industry Full Day Pass (25 spots)

️Full Day Pass 10am to 6pm (Value: $497)

️1 month of the ACTION online program complimentary with this ticket type. More about the ACTION program here: www.KristinB.com/action-program (if already an ACTION program member Kristin instead receive a special gift). (Value: $100.00)

️Goodie Bag (Value: $50.00)

(Value $647.00)

Ticket Price: $267.00

Triple Threat Workshop - Half Day Afternoon Pass (10 spots):

️"Am I a Triple Threat Workshop" 3 – 1 hour Masterclasses from 2:30-5:30pm with world class Choreographer, Dancer, Vocalist, Speaker, Jefferson Award Winner, & Executive Director of New York Institute of Dance & Education. 3 Classes approx 1 Hour Each: Runway Walking, Auditioning Skills, & Movement Class. (Value: $300)

(Value $300.00)

Ticket Price: $90.00

"Courage to Dream" Photoshoot + Calendar Publication & VIP Industry Day All Access Pass (3 spots left)

️Our photoshoot crew will whisk you away for professional make-up, hair, styling assistance and professional photoshoot. This experience will take 2.5-3 hours. It will take place in a separate conference room from Industry Day but will happen on the same day at the same venue. Your all access Photoshoot plus Industry Day VIP pass allows you to enjoy access all day access to Industry Day before and after your photoshoot. (Value: $795)

️Our team will select a photo from your shoot to be professionally edited and published in the "Courage to Dream" motivational calendar being published by Kristin Bauer-Gross. Tentatively scheduled to be an 18 month June 2020 to Dec 2021 Calendar. (Value: $495)

️ This ticket option also includes 1 year of membership in the ACTION online program with your host Kristin Bauer-Gross. More info on the ACTION program at www.KristinB.com/action-program (Value: $1,200.00)

️Full Day VIP Industry Day Pass 10am to 6pm (Value: $497)

️ Lunch Buffet provided by hotel catering (Value $39.00)

️VIP Goodie Bag ($100)

Receive a live, online masterclass on how to prepare and make the most of this event with laser coaching from me. (Value: $297) Held via Zoom on Friday

Small-group mastermind follow-up session held live online in early January to keep you on path to your 2020 model and talent goals (Value: $297)

(Value $4,020.00)

Ticket Price: $897.00

Is this event right for me?

Are you an experienced working model, actor, dancer or talent seeking to make more connections, gain representation, book more jobs, and build new skills?

Are you a new or aspiring talent not sure where or how to get started in the industry? Are you seeking knowledgeable industy experts to help you get started and learn the ropes?

There are numerous large scale model and talent conventions across the country. Although those who attend these big conventions can gain some general knowledge, they leave with a lack of exposure, skills and connections. The "Courage to Dream" Industry Day; a personalized event with speakers, experts, and agencies based in central and western NY to help you jump start your career or build your network.

This event is designed specifically for upstate NY based talent. "Courage to Dream" Industry Day will help you gain and improve your skills and connections working within your own region as a professional talent. Statistics show, many models, actors, and talent begin their careers in small markets. Some, later relocate to major markets like NYC or LA. Others, continue to work in their home area, making the most of their own small market region for many years or their whole life. Whichever category you fall into, this event will teach you the skills you need to know in order to thrive in this market.

This industry has been my life's work and I enjoy sharing my industry knowledge. I'm passionate about helping others follow their dreams and goals.

Industry Day Agenda:

9am-10am Open Networking with Experts and Agents

10:00am-Noon Presentations with Industry Experts and Agents

Noon -1pm Break for Lunch (Lunch provided for VIP ticket holders)

1pm - 2pm Motivational Presentation with Sean McLeod http://nyide.com/team-view/sean-mcleod/

2:30pm-5:30pm "Triple Threat Workshop" with Sean McLeod (Runway Walking, Auditioning Skills & Movement)

Industry Day Experts, Speakers, Agents in Attendance:

Sean McLeod- is President of the New York Institute of Dance & Education and the winner of countless awards including the coveted Jefferson Award for Public Service to America founded by the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the New York State Liberty Award (the NY Senate’s highest honor), and the NAACP Trailblazers Medal of Honor. Sean was recently inducted into the Auburn Music Hall of Fame, and has personally awarded over 400 thousand dollars to established/emerging artists and promotes talent everywhere he works.

Kierstyn Zaykowski is Director of Operations for the New York Institute of Dance & Education, the New York Dance Festival, Reaching for Higher Ground Consulting, and part of the Executive Implementation team for the Global Dance Initiative. Kierstyn is the Executive Team and Principal Company Dancer of the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre.

Tamara Pulley - Director of AMS Models & Talent Inc. - the largest commercial model and talent agency in upstate NY representing over 600 talent in business since 1999. AMS Models will be scouting for new commercial models & actors based in Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo, Albany and all the nooks and crannies in between in the upstate region.

Nadia Morris-Mitchell & Suzanne-Nucci - Central New York and Western New York Marketing Managers for the Hart Agency. The Hart Agency will be scouting for new promotional models throughout New York State.

Holly Lynch – Director – Launch Models & Talent. Holly is a Utica, NY based talent manager. Holly will be scouting actors, dancers, and singers.

Kristin Bauer-Gross - Model Coach, Speaker, Spokeswoman, Commercial Model & Actress. Kristin is your event host for "Industry Day". She is the Former Booking Director of AMS Models & Talent and formerly a Personal Assistant in Scouting at Elite Model Mgmt in NYC. She's lived and worked across the nation as a spokeswoman for Fortune 500 companies, acting in national and regional commercials, walking in over 100 fashion shows, published in dozens of magazines & more!

"Courage to Dream" Motivational Calendar Photoshoot Crew & Industry Day Crew:

Katelyn Spinosa - Production Coordinator

Robyn Gaffney - Model Coordinator & Styling

Jessica Lahr- Lead Make-up Artist

Cindy Scribiani - Hairstylist

Mark Knopp - Photographer

Kristin Bauer-Gross - Director and Calendar Creator

Susan Bauer – Assistant

About the ACTION Online Membership Program:

ACTION Membership Program

Video about the ACTION program click here to watch: https://youtu.be/nVsHMMzu-Qc

After years 3 years of 1 on 1 coaching I really wanted to be able to help more small market models and actors find success faster and in an affordable manner. This October 2019 I launched ACTION!

An Exclusive Monthly Membership Program Created Specifically For Small Market Models, Actors & Aspiring
Talent To
Learn, Connect and Succeed!

ACTION is both a comprehensive online training membership program PLUS a supportive community, created specifically to help aspiring and also experienced models, actors and talent just like yourself to make the exciting leap to a whole new level of success. This really is the “cream of the crop” insider-information when it comes to learning and discovering everything you need to know in order to make the leap of success you truly dream and desire in this competitive industry.

Learn more about ACTION here:Link to learn more about ACTION

This exclusive monthly online membership program currently includes…

  • 12 Monthly Training Modules (1 Module Per Month) – Valued at $3500

  • 12 Monthly Masterclass Interviews (1+ Per Month) – Valued at $3500

  • 12 Monthly Live Q&A Calls (1 Call Per Month) – Valued at $3500

  • Access to Our Private Facebook Community – Valued at $1000

  • Access to Exclusive Worksheets & Helpful Materials – Valued at $1000ACTION Program Graphic

Photos from past events:

Kristin giving Keynote at the "What it Takes" Conference in Hornell, NY

Kristin Bauer-Gross giving Keynote

Class at Rochester Brainery

Kristin teaching a sold-out class at Rochester Brainery in Rochester, NY

What people are saying about working with Kristin Bauer-Gross:

More testimonials at https://www.kristinb.com/testimonials

Recent Podcast with FingerLakes1: http://fingerlakes1.com/2019/11/10/sunday-conversation-kristin-bauer-gross/

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Marriott Rochester Airport Hotel

1890 Ridge Road West

Rochester, NY 14425

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