About Help and Answers

Nelson Paredez Parks founded Help and Answers in 2023 as a subsidiary of The ESI Network, a talent management company. In the face of strikes and the pandemic, Nelson designed innovative coaching methodologies to extend his expertise beyond traditional boundaries. He recognized the widespread need for personal & professional guidance and decided to offer quality services to individuals & businesses alike.

Our ethos revolves around empowerment and we foster a coaching journey that transcends limitations. Through our holistic approach, we empower you to define your vision, conquer obstacles, and seize opportunities with confidence. Whether you're an individual seeking personal growth or a business aiming for unparalleled success, Help and Answers is here to guide you every step of the way.

Experience the difference with Help and Answers – where transformation meets limitless possibility.

About Nelson Paredez Parks

Hey there, I'm Nelson Paredez Parks. Let me give you an understanding of who I am and what I do.

I've been in the entertainment scene for quite a while now, and let me tell you, it's been an exciting adventure. Back in the day, I started off as an actor and even did some casting work. But where I really found my groove was as an acting coach. Working with countless aspiring actors has been a pleasure for me. I've shared my creative techniques with them and aimed to help them shine both on stage and screen.

You might have caught some of my insights on shows like "Access Hollywood", "E! Entertainment", and “Channel News 5.” Yes, I've been lucky enough to share my two expertise on some pretty big platforms.

Now, here's where things get interesting. I'm not just about coaching talent—I'm also in the business of managing it. That's right, I'm the brains behind The ESI Network, a talent management company that's making waves in the industry. Over the years, I've had the privilege of shaping the careers of some incredible stars, from Ashton Sanders to Malcolm David Kelley. And let me tell you, seeing them succeed was the best feeling in the world.

My entrepreneurial spirit has led to the founding and co-founding of various organizations and businesses, including:

  • Talent Plan: A celebrity and impersonation company.
  • Break for Breakfast: A large networking group in Hollywood for a couple of years.
  • Rise Up Entertainment: Developed a series of commercial spots, directed and produced by Nelson himself.
  • Kidz Eyes: A non-profit providing arts scholarships to underprivileged kids in the Los Angeles area.

By combining my robust educational background from Columbia College and USC with a passion for mentorship, I continue to influence the entertainment industry. I’m not just a player but a game-changer, mentor, and inspirational leader. Can't wait to see what's next on this crazy journey!

Some of my current and past roster of series regulars include:

Ethan Childress in "Mixed-ish" (ABC)

Allius Barnes in "I’m a Virgo" (Amazon)

Shalini Bathina in "Little Voice" (Apple TV) "Long Slow Exhale" (BET)

Victoria Park in "The Flash" (CW)

Kayden Janssen in "Villains of Valleyview" (Disney)

Imani Pullum in the "Untitled Kagiso Lediga Project" (Amazon Freevee)

Faly Rakotohavana in "Unprisoned" (Hulu)

Sophia Hammons in "Up Here" (Hulu)

Hunter Clowdus in "All American" (Netflix)

Aria Brooks in "All That" (Nick)

Jacques Chevelle in "Side Hustle" (Nick)

Reece Caddell in "All That" (Nick)

Jordan Hull in "The L Word" (Showtime)

Plus many more talented actors contribute to his impressive portfolio.

I have also successfully placed actors in various feature films like:

Aria Brooks achieved success in "Better Nate than Ever" (Disney).

Better Nate than Ever

Everett Osborne starred in "Sweetwater" (Briarcliff Entertainment).

Sweetwater

Jojo Regina appeared in both "Where the Crawdads Sing" (Hello Sunshine/Netflix/Sony 3000) and "Spider and Jessie" (Independent film).

Where the Crawdads Sing

Spider and Jessie

Aliyah Camacho secured a role in "Dr. Strange Into The Multiverse" (Marvel).

Dr. Strange Into The Multiverse

Pineapple Express

You Got Served

13 Going on 30

Doctor Strange 2

Oppenheimer

Grown Ups

Grown Ups 2

Here Comes the Boom

The Family Plan

The Kingdom

USS Indianapolis

In my journey, I've placed actors in high-profile ad campaigns for industry giants like Adidas, Calvin Klein, Chase Bank, and McDonald’s, among many others.

About Nelson Paredez Parks

Hey there, I'm Nelson Paredez Parks. Let me give you an understanding of who I am and what I do.

I've been in the entertainment scene for quite a while now, and let me tell you, it's been an exciting adventure. Back in the day, I started off as an actor and even did some casting work. But where I really found my groove was as an acting coach. Working with countless aspiring actors has been a pleasure for me. I've shared my creative techniques with them and aimed to help them shine both on stage and screen.

You might have caught some of my insights on shows like "Access Hollywood", "E! Entertainment", and “Channel News 5.” Yes, I've been lucky enough to share my two expertise on some pretty big platforms.

Now, here's where things get interesting. I'm not just about coaching talent—I'm also in the business of managing it. That's right, I'm the brains behind The ESI Network, a talent management company that's making waves in the industry. Over the years, I've had the privilege of shaping the careers of some incredible stars, from Ashton Sanders to Malcolm David Kelley. And let me tell you, seeing them succeed was the best feeling in the world.

Some of my current and past roster of series regulars include:

  • Jordan Hull in "The L Word" (Showtime)
  • Allius Barnes in "I’m a Virgo" (Amazon)
  • Hunter Clowdus in "All American" (Netflix)
  • Sophia Hammons in "Up Here" (Hulu)
  • Faly Rakotohavana in "Unprisoned" (Hulu)
  • Kayden Janssen in "Villains of Valleyview" (Disney)
  • Imani Pullum in the "Untitled Kagiso Lediga Project" (Amazon Freevee)
  • Ethan Childress in "Mixed-ish" (ABC)
  • Shalini Bathina in "Little Voice" (Apple TV) & "Long Slow Exhale" (BET)
  • Reece Caddell in "All That" (Nick)
  • Aria Brooks in "All That" (Nick)
  • Victoria Park in "The Flash" (CW)
  • Jacques Chevelle in "Side Hustle" (Nick)
  • Plus many more talented actors contribute to his impressive portfolio.
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I have also successfully placed actors in various feature films like:

  • Aria Brooks achieved success in "Better Nate than Ever" (Disney).
  • Everett Osborne starred in "Sweetwater" (Briarcliff Entertainment).
  • Jojo Regina appeared in both "Where the Crawdads Sing" (Netflix/Hello Sunshine/Sony 3000) and "Spider and Jessie" (Independent film).
  • Aliyah Camacho secured a role in "Dr. Strange Into The Multiverse" (Marvel).

In my journey, I've placed actors in high-profile ad campaigns for industry giants like Adidas, Calvin Klein, Chase Bank, and McDonald’s, among many others.

My entrepreneurial spirit has led to the founding and co-founding of various organizations and businesses, including:

  • Talent Plan: A celebrity and impersonation company.
  • Break for Breakfast: A large networking group in Hollywood for a couple of years.
  • Rise Up Entertainment: Developed a series of commercial spots, directed and produced by Nelson himself.
  • Kidz Eyes: A non-profit providing arts scholarships to underprivileged kids in the Los Angeles area.

By combining my robust educational background from Columbia College and USC with a passion for mentorship, I continue to influence the entertainment industry. I’m not just a player but a game-changer, mentor, and inspirational leader. Can't wait to see what's next on this crazy journey!

Mission

Our mission is to empower individuals and businesses to reach their maximum potential. We provide a transformative coaching experience, guiding our clients to define their vision, overcome challenges, and achieve personal and professional success. Through personalized, holistic, and innovative coaching methods, we strive to instill in our clients the confidence and skills to craft a balanced and fulfilling life, regardless of geographical boundaries.

Help and Answers offers life and business coaching services across Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, and the surrounding areas.