Success Stories

Hopefully the following testimonials will encourage you to consider whether it is time to take stock of your present job and take the steps necessary to create a more meaningful career by taking part in the Tony Luna Creative lectures, workshops and classes.

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"Dear Tony, Thank you for all your invaluable help you have provided me with!
Always helpful, kind, funny, and a thousand more kind and positive attributes I could name. I really appreciate all your help, dedication, and time you have set aside to meet with me.
- Sal Ochoa, Photographer

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"Hey Tony: GREAT class! Thank you so much for being such an inspirational person in my life. Your classes have really given me the ability to remember what's important in business and in life. What a blessing it is to have you to bounce ideas off of and to help me think out-of-the-box. Without your direction and wisdom I would not be where I am today in my business. Thank you very much!" -Laura Elliott, Author, Travel Writer, Documentarian

"Your two classes taught me so much about what I wanted and needed out of a career. In part two you had a section that asked to describe your perfect day now and in five years, ten years and on. Working with my mom as a realtor enables me to have the flexibility to still be there for my kids. She was always there for me growing up and I now know that I will continue to be there for my kids even though I am working. Tony, thank you for everything!!!" and then, "...You really got me through a turning point in my life!!!" - Suzanne Weinstock, Graphic Designer and Real Estate Consultant

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"Tony! We just released a new short film at Spiritlclips. Last month we had our best month ever!! We got Hallmark on our site and are getting more inspirational content. I NEVER would be doing this if I hadn't taken your amazing classes. Now I'm not commuting 4 hrs a day... Please let everyone know one of your students is working for a BIG Hollywood producer :) ha ha, which knowing me, is really hilarious...I want everyone to know how great you are...I never thought I would work in Hollywood but opportunities can come from unexpected places and it's good to be prepared. The only reason I'm working at Spiritclips is because we do inspirational content. That was my main objective in your class, remember? To do something meaningful. I like that my work is now tied to inspiration in general and is not specific... one subject. Also, most of my team is young adults. So that fits great w/ what you said about me teaching. I don't want to teach in (a) school but I love working with these younger folks and learning so much from them too. My next project is building (an) iPad (TM) app for our site. I'm having so much fun.

Many times a week I think about things I learned in your class and it really helps me. I learned from you how to explain myself to others and understand them better as well. This was from the chart you use showing the skills and talents in 4 quadrants.

Smiles, keep smiling,
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Ellen"  - Ellen Perry- Graphic Artist and Producer of inspirational content at Spiritclips.com

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"Tony, Thanks so much for passing along the Kickstarter link on your blog. I think about you every day.  Because you inspired me, way back at that first Photo Expo seminar I took with you, I find myself pursuing my dreams and they are becoming realities. Best, Gail"
- Photographer, Film Documentarian, and Humanitarian, Gail Mooney, Director of "Opening Our Eyes" an extraordinary documentary film about individuals around the world  who make a difference.

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"Just wanted to let you know that one of your fledglings is about to fly the nest and begin 'living the dream!' On April 20th I am beginning a new position at the University of Oxford, as the communications and marketing manager for their department of continuing education. I'm terrifically excited at the opportunity to broaden beyond web communications, and to utilize not only my graphic design skills but also do some writing and strategizing. It's a brand new position, and I will be the first holder of it. It makes me remember all the wonderful work we all did in your 'Crafting a Meaningful Career' class. That was a few years ago now, but it was definitely the starting point for the discussions, dreams and actions that led to the desired outcome! So hats off to you for being one heck of an inspiring friend and teacher." - Gail Anderson, Communications and Marketing Manager, Oxford University, Department of Continuing Education

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"...I am wondering if everyone understands the value of taking this amazing class (Crafting a Meaningful Career-Part 2-formerly Living the Dream). Those who have taken Crafting a Meaninful Career and even those of us who have taken living the dream once but are still working on the dream and could use it to be in a collective that is the 'dream' class. I think of the class more like a creative health club where instead of going to achieve a specific goal (weight loss, muscle gain, etc.) and go away, or you join up to work consistently and have that extra support, opportunity to gain knowledge about ho to do something now that you're at a new level. All with the goal toward making your dream or getting more traction...on having the life on a day in and day out basis that you want. If you need anyone to come speak to your current 'craft' for a few minutes as to the benefit I received by 'dream' I'd be happy to.  ...(It's) an ongoing workshop/collaborative of fabulous peers like bloomsbury group/algonquin roundtable and a rockstar at the helm." - Alena St. James, Creative Director

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"Thanks to Tony Luna's class I came to the realization that the only thing between me and my aspirations was my lack of taking initiative. Tony's class opened my eyes to what might be possible and what was once a dream has now become a reality“ – Maureen Thurston-Chartraw, Founder/Principal, Access International; Second Road Pty, Ltd., Sydney, Australia, Design Leverage Consultant

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“Seems the class ('Living the Dream' ) itself is living, breathing testimony to your 'Living the Dream.' You’re like the pitch man for the Hair Club for Men –‘I’m not only its president, I’m a client too.’ (Editor's note: Part of Randall's objective was to move to a more creatively conducive place.) We bought a place last week...downriver of Portland. Our place is 5444 square feet–lots of room for me to work!” – Randall Jahnson, Screenwriter

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“Tony, I have another update for the year. First I set my website as my first goal and reached that in January. Then I set a goal to have a showing of my work. I have been involved in two small shows a already this year. The next goal was to be accepted into a juried show. Saturday I submitted three pieces to be considered… All three of my pieces have been accepted. Just thought you would like to know what you encouraged.”

"Tony is a great mentor. Through his guidance I was able to realize where my gifts were the strongest. Opportunities opened up, and as long as I stay focused on my passion, I create successfully. Tony helped me take the first step and I will be forever grateful." – Robin Neudorfer, Artist

 

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