Successful,…but something’s missing?

I work with successful, creative people who want to enhance the quality of their life and work.

People who want:

  • less stress, greater clarity, and genuine peace.
  • the joy that comes from more creativity in their life.
  • the serenity that comes from self-confidence, knowing when to take action, and when to let go.
  • to end  patterns of conflict with others
  • to experience life and work from a place of centered calm vs. emotional re-activity.
  • to experience life and leadership with courage in the face of not knowing “how it’s going to turn out.”
  • to bring work and life back into a healthy balance, but don’t know where to begin.



The quickest way to reach me:  call / text 310-963-0044



Does this sound familiar?

  • You’re successful, but something is missing.
  • You’ve lost the passion you once had for your work. You’re “phoning it in” until the weekend.
  • The people working for you are unhappy, disinterested, and unsupportive.
  • It’s time for a change. Or things are changing. You’re stuck in fear.
  • Creatively or professionally – you’re dissatisfied. How to move forward is unclear.
  • You’ve lost interest: in work, in a relationship, in… (fill in the blank).
  • Professionally, you know you have more to give than what’s being asked of you.
  • What’s my purpose in this life? is a thought that won’t let go.
  • You’re repeating patterns that create suffering – in yourself and others. It’s time to do something different.
  • You feel pessimistic or hopeless about experiencing love and intimacy again.


These are challenging. I know, I’ve been there.

What I learned was:

  • Creating a fulfilling life is an “inside job.”
  • The most powerful form of leadership, at home or in your profession, is to walk your talk, in other words:  BE what you want those around you to be.
  • Every “crisis” is an opportunity to make different choices, to re-create your life for the better.
  • There are tools available to end emotional suffering and get you moving forward again – one step at a time (the good news: one of the tools is Having Fun).
  • The support of an experienced coach is pivotal in turning immovable challenge into meaningful change.

 Shooting Myself: Careening Toward Enlightenment in the Entertainment Industry

“In 1992, I was hired to be the camera operator on movie that would change my life, and would forever shift how I looked at the unique, collaborative, creation process we call filmmaking. I would compare every director and production experience to the standard that film set. After it, I found myself passing on what I’d learned to anyone who would listen.But before I go into that, a little back story…”


Paul Babin, M.F.A, M.A., is a Cinematographer and Life and Leadership Coach. He  works with creative people who want to enhance the quality of their life and work.

For over 30 years, Paul has been one of the most successful and respected cinematographers in Hollywood. He has had the pleasure of collaborating with many of the industry’s greatest directors, among them Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Weir and James Cameron on films such as Always, The Rainmaker, Fearless and Terminator 2. Known for both his camera skill and ability to connect with cast and crew, in 2012, he received the highest possible honor for his work, the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Society of Camera Operators.

Paul holds an BA and MFA in Cinema from the University of Southern California as well as a Master’s in Spiritual Psychology and Certification as a Soul-Centered Professional Coach from the University of Santa Monica. Currently, he shares his time between Cinematography, Coaching and Teaching, serving as adjunct professor at the University of Southern California, School of Cinema.

Cinematographer Credits
Iron Man 3, Jayne Mansfield’s Car, X-Men: First Class, The Soloist, Iron Man, Valkyrie, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Disturbia, Memoirs of a Geisha, Zathura: A Space Adventure, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, National Treasure, Van Helsing, Anger Management, Impostor, K-PAX, Bounce, Magnolia, The Astronaut’s Wife, Runaway Bride
8MM, My Giant, The Rainmaker, Dear God, Jack, Congo, The River Wild, True Lies, Fearless, Toys, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Bugsy, Always, The Abyss, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, The Tracker, The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains
Maria’s Lovers, Prince Jack
The Bridge,, Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy, NCIS, Bones, House M.D., CSI: Miami, 90210, Shark, Boston Legal, U2 3D, Girls Club, T2 3-D: Battle Across Time, Weird Science, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, 
Tour of Duty, TV 101, Downtown, Codename: Foxfire, Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac, The Executioner’s Song