Owner of Actors Life Coaching, Justina Vail, PCC CHt, is a personal development coach, speaker, instructor, award-winning actor, and award-winning author. Her clients and students range from beginner to A-list performers.

Justina has the unique advantage of extensive training and experience in the human development fields as well as a history of 25 years working as a successful actor. This combination of knowledge, skill and experience is not found anywhere else as a resource for actors.

Justina began her journey in the entertainment industry modeling in London in 1980, landing in the pages of Vogue, Good Housekeeping, Harpers Bazaar and Cosmopolitan followed by a short stint in the music business. In 1981 she entered acting when she was cast in the film The Cold Room with George Segal. She continued by working on the feature films Jerry Maguire and Kiss the Girls, and guest starring on the TV series Seinfeld, Suddenly Susan, The X-Files, Cold Case and The Highlander among others. Justina landed a series regular role on the primetime network television show Seven Days portraying Russian physicist Dr. Olga Vukavich, for which she won a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television in 2001. (See her past acting resume)

After a lifetime as a student of spirituality and psychology Justina realized her purpose in life went beyond acting. She walked away from a rising career in Hollywood to train and work in the human potential and personal development fields. For over a decade she has been an inspirational guide, teacher, and coach to hundreds of people both in and outside of the entertainment industries.

Justina is author of the award-winning new book for actors, How to be a Happy Actor in a Challenging Business: A Guide to Thriving Through it All, and is an expert contributing writer for BackStage magazine. She is married to Jeff Evans, Ph.D., a leadership development consultant, speaker and #1 best-selling author, and they live with their two canine children Ruby and Truman.


Professional Credentials include:

  ICF Professional Certified Coach

  Certified Professional Life Coach

  Certified Executive Coach

  Certified Hypnotherapist

  Certified NLP (Neuro-Linguistics) Master Practitioner

  Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®

  Energy Psychology Practitioner (EFT)

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