One-on-one Consulting Session (60 MIN)
182 sessions completed since 2015
I’m Nathan Lively and I am a recovering sound engineer.
I hated my job for a long time because I was struggling against the long hours, hard locations, and the money, or lack thereof. I came to a point where I decided enough was enough and would do whatever it took to transform my career. I tried a bunch of different strategies to make myself a great sound engineer and market my services and eventually developed a process for success and found flow in my work.
Now, I use this process to help other live sound engineers create a business that delivers consistent income and clients through online training courses in mixing, sound system tuning, and business. I get a lot of satisfaction out of helping hard working sound engineers one-on-one as well, but as more and more emails, FB messages, and calls come in every day, I cannot dedicate the time necessary to help everyone. For this reason I have set up a consulting program. If you are serious enough about solving your problems that you want to put money down, I’m serious enough to make time to work on them with you.
I specialize in helping live sound engineer (or entrepreneurs working in audio as I like to call them) who are in transition.
- Anthony M. dreamed of being on tour but he was stuck in a warehouse sorting cables. Starting in the fall of 2016 we embarked on a systematic process of research and relationship building, and six months later he was on tour with Cirque du Soleil.
- Freyja L. was doing some pretty big one-off gigs hanging sound systems for tours coming through London, but she wanted to take it to the next level and be on tour herself. Through our work together she started following up with the people in her network in a systematic manner. One of the first people she reached out to offered her a gig, which lead to a South American tour with Pearl Jam.
- Martim R. was fresh out of audio school and trying to figure out how to get a foot in the door. We worked together to find a career path, decide on a niche, and get his first job on a music festival.
I have also consulted small AV company owner/operators and system techs with technical problems and designs.
- We can look at your church’s sound system and help you figure out how to optimize it for better GBF.
- We can look at your design for an upcoming show to find the best placement and aim possible and develop a plan for on-site optimization.
- We can look at your audio analyzer results and diagnose phase alignment and frequency response problems.
Please do have all your materials prepared before our call. If you want to talk about marketing, I’ll want to know about your ideal client, past successes, and current challenges. If you want to talk about sound system optimization and mixing, I’ll want to see photos, room layouts, and equipment specifications.
Please don’t ask me how to get on tour without any idea of who, what, where, or why. I’m not a mind reader (yet!). Please don’t ask me how to fight the feedback in your ballroom without a room layout and equipment list. Come prepared and be specific about exactly what the challenge is to achieve the result you desire. If you really have no idea, I can still help you figure out it out, but you’ll want to budget more time for that. Do some self diagnosis before our call with these questions:
- Where am I at now?
- Where do I want to be?
- What will that make possible in my life?
- What is the #1 obstacle to achieving my goal?
- How have I overcome it in the past?
- How will I overcome it moving forward?
If you want to set up a consulting session you can do that with the button at the top of the page.