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Christie James

teacher – actor – writer
life traveler
fascinated
by creativity and the unexplained.

Offering Training and Coaching in
CreativityPublic Speaking and Communications.

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General philosophy:

  • Creativity:   We are all creative. We are born that way. The job at hand is to remove barriers we’ve built that keep us from living up to our full potential.
  • Public Speaking: A little bit bigger conversation than the average. Technique is achieved by freeing ourselves to be naturally conversational in unnatural circumstances.
BIO:

Christie first landed in San Antonio, Tx.
Her parents tore her away at six months to ‘move back’ to South Carolina.
But, not too soon for cowboy boots and hill dust to take root in her heart.
They blended nicely with the Carolina grits, blues, humidity and ghost stories.
Youth culminated with studies at the University of South Carolina.

A sense of adventure led to a decade in the creative hotbed that is NYC.
Advertising (BBDO and SSC&B/Lintas) brought opportunities to learn strategic communications from some of the best
and to personally witness the talents
of Ridley ScottPhil DusenberryJack Welch and many more.
So grateful.

That culminated with voice work, as in learning to use her own voice.
First came acting school (Neighborhood Playhouse Theatre School , H.B. Studio) and working with writer/broadcaster/sports historian Bert Sugar.
Then acting on stage and in film/TV in North and South Carolina.
Ten years of Radio and TV production and on-air work rounds out the mix.

Currently,  Christie offers
workshops, classes, and coaching on
Creativity,  Public Speaking and Communications, and Acting for the Camera.
Through  Midlands Tech’s Corporate and Continuing Education Program, Christie has provided training for:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
AgFirst Bank
Spirax Sarco
SC Election Commission
SC Commission for the Blind
SC Dept. of Public Safety
Richland County Public Library
Rite Dose Corporation
Colonial Life

Christie continues to work as a professional Voice Over Artist and Actor and is represented by the Millie Lewis Agency in Columbia, SC. Find her on Actors Access and 800 Casting.

She provides communications strategy, training, presentation development and design  services, having done so for Trane Commercial Air Conditioning System,  S.C. Tobacco-Free Collaborative, and privately to individuals.

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