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Eric Stone founded Hollywood Actors Studio in 1989 in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara and began touring with weekend workshops around the country. His sheer passion for artistic expression and his relentless pursuit of freeing the actor led Eric to establish a permanent actor's studio. A safe, non-gaming and empowering "arena" for people to discover and challenge their spirits to more desirable heights of skills and experience.

This approach is focused entirely on training the individual artist, not delivering a general system to a group. It is the strength, success and competitive edge of this training. By aiming straight at the total human being, it becomes easier to understand their specific needs, talents and areas that need developemnt.

Eric is well versed in most major acting techniques of the 20th Century, including Method Acting, the Meisner Technique and Russian genius, Michael Chekhov's Techniques.

"Michael Checkhov's breakthrough work in freeing the actor through the imagination has greatly influenced me and still continues to amaze me."

No two human beings are alike. People are truly and fundamentally unique. They are similar and joined only in that respect. The nuances in how human beings reveal their spirit are incredibly fine, sophisticated and diverse. A great enrichment if you happen to pay attention. Eric Stone

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Our Coaching Process

  • 01

    Reality Check

    The focus is on lasting solutions

  • 02

    Planning Together

    Your coaching program is set

  • 03

    Design

    Designing the perfect schedule

  • 04

    Development

    The work gains momentum

  • 05

    Quality Check

    Results are shared as we go



Coaching amazing people since 1989

A Cutting-Edge Approach to Master Confidence

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Our team has combined their respective expertise, backgrounds and experience to offer advanced training and personal development to individuals and companies desiring to dramatically improve their communication skills, confidence and self-expression. Both professionally and personally.

Performance Impact is what we are up to using innovative methodologies and knowledge. By combining our skill-sets and vast experience, we truly enjoy sharing our insights into the world of body-language and its formidable impact.

Become an athlete of the word!

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The year we started

"We are target-oriented coaches working on key issues related to public performance and personal development. The goals are autonomy, effectiveness and style."

We empower the purpose of the "total human being". By focusing on the "public personae" rather than the "private" person, it becomes clear what aspects of public speaking and communication to aim at.

Public speaking and communication rely on very simple yet revealing dynamics, which produce spontaneous and authentic body language. They inspire and motivate.



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Meet Our Coaches

Eric & Amy Stone owe their expertise and sensitivity to a variety of trainings and encounters with hundreds of individuals and group dynamics. Go to our BIO page




The first contact is a free talk.


Every actor is unique. Therefore, each program is designed around your particular situation. At first, we spend time with you to get a feel and identify key areas that require insights and coaching.
This happens on the phone or via Zoom or Skype. We then determine a course of action that is most appropriate.
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