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Mar 6 2019

CTLP Episode 106- The Voiceover Life with Carrie Olsen


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Show Notes-

This week on Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie Koppa chats with fellow voiceover actor Carrie Olsen. Carrie is a full-time professional voiceover actor, a wife and mom of 2 little girls. Together she and MacKenzie discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of running their own voiceover business, including:

  • How Carrie started her voiceover career
  • The truth about the work involved in starting out at as a voiceover artist 
  • MacKenzie’s own experience in getting back into doing voiceover work
  • Using online casting as a gauge to see if you are on the right track
  • Training, coaching and acting skills required for doing voiceover well
  • The nitty-gritty behind the scenes work or recording and editing 
  • Running your own entrepreneurial business and knowing what to spend time doing


  • Having the right motivation and attitude about the work that going into your business
  • Dealing with both success and rejection in the audition process
  • Knowing all the extra little details involved aside from just recording
  • Treating voiceover acting as a real profession
  • How to deal with illness and vocal health as a voiceover artist
  • Get Carrie’s free guide to getting started with voiceover: Text “vostartup” to 44222.
  • A typical work day for Carrie

Current Lovelies

Carrie: taking time to learn some new skills, doing courses in Spanish and drawing

MacKenzie: listening to audio books purely for fun and not work

Resources Mentioned


Beside Still Waters by Tricia Goyer

The Actor’s Life by Jenna Fischer

Health Products:

Personal Steamer from MyPurMist

Genius Mushroom Immune System Booster


Becoming Superhuman

Amy Porterfield

Redeemer Fellowship

Desiring God with John Piper


Shakespeare in Love

Find Carrie-

You can find Carrie on her website, or on Facebook.

Find MacKenzie-

You can find MacKenzie Koppa on Instagram, Facebook, and the CTL Facebook Group, of course! You can also listen to her family-friendly podcast The Same Page!

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