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June 7, 2022

It Took Almost Losing a Leg to Chase After a Dream Career | David Toback

It Took Almost Losing a Leg to Chase After a Dream Career | David Toback

Episode 13: David Toback

In this episode, I am joined by my friend David Toback, a voice actor and creator of the GVAA Rate Guide used by non-union voice actors. In our conversation, we talk about how a collection of shifts in his life led him to lean into his passion and be more open to the universe. In addition, we learn how some life-altering shifts introduced him to the idea that he can truly do whatever he wants.

David is a Voice Actor, COO of the GVAA, creator of the GVAA Rate Guide, a rates & performance coach, and one of the industry’s foremost rates experts and advocates. He educates the industry on rates, voice actor value, and mindful practices to run a business from a place of abundance and authority. David is a passionate advocate for fair rates and showing voice actors the value they command. He’s had the pleasure of educating the industry through the GVAA, coaching, webinars, podcasts, and speaking at conferences such as VOcation, V.O. North, and VO Atlanta. David is dedicated to ensuring the stability of voiceover rates through rate and negotiation education and advice. David's journey to VO & the GVAA: David has allowed his creative vision, passion, integrity, positivity, and humility to guide his journey. After a horrific accident in 2014 where he almost lost his right leg, David chose to live life and pursue his dream of voiceover! Originally a student of GVAA, David was mentored by Cristina Milizia. After receiving rates advice and resources, he created a personal rate guide that became the foundation for the GVAA Rate Guide. After working with Cristina to develop and introduce the first version of the Rate Guide, David joined the GVAA staff in 2016 and has become the main driver of the organization’s growth and development. Currently, David serves as the Chief Operations Officer, responsible for managing all aspects of the academy. David was born in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and lived in Orlando for 22 years after attending the University of Central Florida (UCF). Go Knights!! He relocated to LA in June of 2020 (yup! during the Pandemic) to continue his Life & VO journey.

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