Joey Borgogna

Teacher/Coach at The Imagined Life


Joey Borgogna began his mentorship with Diana Castle in 2009 as a student at The Imagined Life. In 2012, he produced the Los Angeles premiere of Carry the World: Women and Peace, Created and Directed by Diana Castle.

A graduate of the USC School for Dramatic Arts, Joey’s career in the entertainment industry includes experience as a talent agent, producer, director and actor. In addition to credits in Los Angeles and San Diego theatre, film and television, he has performed internationally in Kenya, Australia and Mexico. In 2015, Joey was featured in The Journey is the Destination, a feature length film shot in South Africa starring Ben Schnetzer and Maria Bello.

A lifelong traveler, Joey is inspired by the experiences and people he has encountered on humanitarian and cultural expeditions spanning 22 countries on 5 continents. He believes deeply in the spirit of Creative Activism and has been coaching artists in empathetic storytelling since 2002 through his work with Creative Visions, Speranza Foundation and the Nomadic School of Wonder.

He has served as Delegate to the United Nations Global Accelerator, taught leadership to young adults at Cali Camp in Topanga Canyon, served as Ambassador to One Legacy: Donate Life, and as a Mentor at USC Annenberg School for Communications.