Miata discusses what led her to create Abundance Bound, what sets the program apart from other financial education programs, and the results you can expect.
Abundance Bound's Mission is to empower and unite a Movement of Artists—all
financially secure and confident—pursuing their passions free from
the humbling weight of poverty consciousness.
In providing financial education to actors, artists and creative professionals,
Abundance Bound aims to illuminate our community's negative associations with money
and translate the once-mystical process of money management into the language and
experience of the Artist. All individuals deserve a financial fighting chance, and
it is our commitment to employ the most innovative and practical methods to share
this knowledge and activate the Artist's creative and financial potential.
We view our work at Abundance Bound as paramount to the survival and growth of the
Artist in the new millennium. We vow to approach each student with empathy, humor
and respect and to be artful, willful and truthful in delivering this message...
President and Founder
Miata Edoga is an actor and the President and Founder of Abundance Bound.
Years ago, Miata realized that despite several career successes she was not acting
consistently enough to make ends meet. She worked countless different jobs and still,
at the end of every month, Miata found herself stressed that she wouldn't be able to
pay all of her bills. After recognizing that she was going into auditions desperate to
land the job—not for the love of the work—but for the necessity of the paycheck, she
committed to develop a strong financial knowledge and to actually apply those skills
in her own life. Since then, she has built successful side businesses and has invested
in real estate and other opportunities. Miata has learned to generate passive income,
creating more time to focus on her acting career and, with her husband Adam (see below),
has started a production company to produce their own projects. She is the author of
Abundance Bound: The Artist's Way to Financial Stability and Independence to be released in the summer of 2009.
Miata has a vision of a community of artists—all financially secure and
confident—pursuing their passion free from the crushing weight of financial stress.
And for this Earth Mother, world domination is soon to follow thereafter.
AB Head Coach
Bryan Scott Bellomo
Bryan Scott Bellomo is an actor, director, pragmatist, and student of human
behavior. He leads the Abundance Bound coaching team.
No exception to the pitfalls of the financially challenged, Bryan's self-education
began when thousands of dollars in hospital and credit card debt forced him into
the rat race of the corporate world. He spent years siphoning cash and knowledge
to develop solid financial practices across a variety of industries: consulting,
law, technology, music, television and entertainment. He then returned to his
passions as a champion for artists, unleashing our community's hidden financial
fury through empathy, education, and empowerment. Bryan is now active in freelance
design, developing financial tools and assisting small businesses with training,
conceptual branding and strategy. His templates have been known to make one weep,
gasp, or toss coins in ovation. He is a frequent contributor to actor's trade
publication Back Stage and has translated money into artglish for hundreds of
students across major cities in the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK.
Bryan is at this moment manifesting new words to replace "starving artist"
in the lexicon. It's a secret how long this will take. (He figures he’ll need
about six days.)
Adam Martin is a film director and the investment and marketing strategist
for Abundance Bound.
Oh, and he went to school for physics and philosophy.
After completing his studies at University, Adam redirected his attention to
the "film thing," and traversed across the Atlantic to settle out west. He learned
directing from the greatest film school imaginable: over a decade on the job with
such notables as John Frankenheimer—George Wallace, Path to War—and Michael
Bay—Transformers. He also met his partner in life and business, Miata Edoga (see
President and Founder, above). Throughout the course of their financial journey,
Adam has cultivated a particular interest and aptitude in investing and now
shares his insight and experience with charm, wit, and earl-grey tea. His
rapid-fire classes have inspired countless numbers of artists to start the
critical process of allowing their money to work for them, breathing life and
energy into their creative endeavors.
Adam is married to Miata Edoga (see previous) and lives in Los Angeles with
Miata (see beginning of sentence) and their two beautiful children, Kiera and
Kyler. He does not appreciate British stereotypes the way Americans do.
Client Relationship Manager
Professional Rabbit Producer
The Wizard of AB
Lisa Englert is an entrepreneur and private business owner, and the mysterious
cornerstone of client relations at Abundance Bound.
She is the founder of virtualme, inc.,
an online services firm founded after
more than 20 years as an administrative professional. Lisa's corporate experience
included stints at the North Carolina Department of Transportation, First Flight
Centennial Commission, and BellSouth Corporation. Performing from her secret lair
in Cary, North Carolina, she volunteers as vice chair of Wake Technical Community
College’s Advisory Committee for Office Systems Technology and serves as a board
member for Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel, an historical preservation
organization. Lisa is also active in the Triangle Area Sister Cities, having
served as vice chair of the Town of Cary's Sister Cities Commission, and as
board secretary for Chix in Business, Inc.
Lisa—if that is her real name—might be spotted herb gardening, golfing,
wine tasting, watching the Food Network, or reading female detective novels.
She remains an integral part of running the daily operations of Abundance
Bound, though ironically we have no actual proof of her existence.