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I'm a storyteller, entrepreneur,
and mom of two young kids & two old dogs in Nashville, TN.

My Projects

Folklight Film Club

Filmmaking & Storytelling

Helping people connect more deeply and strengthening communities through storytelling. Debut documentary series to be distributed globally in 2023 & 2024.

Good July

Self-Help & Lifestyle

Launched 2023 with the guided journal, Small Good Things: A Journal to Help You Feel Good By Doing Good (For Yourself and Others).

One Life Lane


One Life Lane is a school to help you live fully and holistically with a thriving life and career. Debut course: Succeed & Enjoy It! - a course for Performing Artists

Pockets for the People

A Newsletter

A weekly newsletter of women's & nonbinary clothing with actual, real, funtional pockets, because oh my gosh. Small labels, big brands, sustainably made.

News & Stories

The Physical Benefits of Doing Good Deeds
The Physical Benefits of Doing Good Deeds

By Brooke Tansley on Mar 13, 2023

When we think about doing good deeds for others, we often focus on the positive impact it can have on the recipients of our kindness. However, what we don't always consider is the impact it can have on ourse...

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The Benefits of Traveling with Kids
The Benefits of Traveling with Kids

By Brooke Tansley on Mar 08, 2023

Traveling with kids is an adventure that can be both challenging and rewarding. As a family that has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe, my husband, Scott, and I have found that th...

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Book Release Day! Small Good Things: A Journal to Help You Feel Good By Doing Good
Book Release Day! Small Good Things: A Journal to Help You Feel Good By Doing Good

By Brooke Tansley on Jan 28, 2023

Small Good Things is out today! Small Good Things: A Journal to Help You Feel Good By Doing Good - encourages you to do a small good thing for yourself and a small good thing for others each day. Ev...

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About Brooke Tansley

Brooke has been a founder, co-founder, or early employee of six arts & entertainment startups and has a track record for growth. She is currently executive producing a documentary series developed with Discovery and TED and filming across Europe and the Middle East. Highlights from her 30+ years in entertainment include starring on Broadway as Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and as Penny Pingleton in Hairspray. She spent three years on the roster of Amy Poehler’s Upright Citizens Brigade and played a serial killer on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. During her tenure at Transcendence Theatre Company, she worked in marketing & publicity, front-of-house management, design & branding, casting, ticket sales, event planning, assistant stage management, community outreach & service, merchandise sales, and arts education. Brooke also handled publicity for Nickelodeon’s Goosebumps and Lily Tomlin’s The Magic School Bus. More highlights: Artistic Director for Sonoma Arts Live, a theatre company. Founder, Sonoma Laughfest. UCLA: Business and Management of Entertainment. NYU Tisch School of the Arts: Acting, lighting design, and advanced costume design under Tony Award winner Gregg Barnes (including work on the original Broadway production of Side Show and the reimagining of the iconic Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular), wardrobe supervisor under Tony Award winners Beowulf Boritt and Marcia Milgrom Dodge. At the corner of the arts and wellness, Brooke is a certified Rainbowdance practitioner, which is a sound, movement, and music-based early childhood intervention from the direct artistic lineage of Isadora Duncan for children who missed critical learning windows.

Brooke loves to eat. She's lived in eight countries, eaten street food and at Michelin star restaurants, and her favorite food is still the food her Italian American grandmothers made while she was growing up in Connecticut (the most Italian state in the union).

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