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Voice + Communication Coaching
Communicate Effectively

Communicate Effectively

Gain the confidence and skills to effectively express yourself and communicate with others in any situation.

Present with Confidence

Present with Confidence

Decrease stage fright and increase comfort when speaking or presenting in front of any size audience.

Speak, Communicate + Present with Confidence

It’s time to find your voice.

The sound of your voice, and your ability to communicate are vital components of your identity and directly impact how you show up for your life, as well as how other people respond to you.  When people listen to you speak they immediately (subconsciously or consciously) discern many things about you, such as age, culture of origin, and general life experience.  They can also hear your fear, joy, freedom, confidence, nervousness, hesitation, and so much more.  It makes sense, then, that allowing your voice to be heard in its fullest, most authentic form, and speaking up for the things you know or believe in, can have a lot of important implications.

We can help you trust and appreciate the sound of your voice, as well as develop a general sense of confidence in who you are, and what you have to say. 

You can have:

  • Overall increase in confidence and assertiveness
  • Increased professionalism and presence
  • Ability to speak with clarity and intention
  • Enhanced relationships and cooperation
  • Ability to navigate situations on the fly
  • Artfully debate and manage conflict
  • Speak confidently in difficult situations
  • Confidence presenting in front of a audience
  • Comfort speaking up in a meeting
  • Reduced social anxiety
  • Improved leadership
  • Enhanced interview, contract and raise negotiations
  • Extra mental space, energy and creativity.
  • Increased sureness and clarity in all the languages you speak

 

Build confidence through self-expression.

Everyone’s individual needs are different, so we work with each client’s goals, learning methods, personality, and lifestyle to customize a plan that maximizes personal results.  Common issues we can help you address:

Physical Voice:

I don’t like the sound of my voice.

The overall clarity of speech.
Voice feels too high/low, masculine/feminine.
Voice is too quiet/loud.
Voice is gravelly, whispery or thin.
Voice cracks, waivers, breaks up, or feels tired a lot.
I run out of breath a lot

Communication:
People tell me I mumble or ask me to repeat myself.
It’s hard to ask people to do things I need them to do.
People ignore me or speak over me.
People don’t understand me.
I don’t know when it’s my turn to speak.
I want to share my thoughts, but I’m afraid I’ll look stupid.

Presentation:
I get really nervous on stage
I don’t know what to do with my hands
I’ve been told that I mumble
I don’t know where to look

 

Coaching Approach.

This style of coaching is unique in that it doesn’t focus on one type of vocal work (such as singing, speech, or public speaking).  This pragmatic and holistic style of coaching will take you all the way to the deepest foundations of your voice so that you can feel more comfortable and confident in any situation in which you need to express yourself.

We’ll will work with your goals, learning methods, personality, and lifestyle to customize a plan and apply processes, exercises, and other tools that maximize your personal results.  There are two main areas of focus:

The Sound of Your Voice:

  • Learning to speak or sing with clarity, power, control, and stamina
  • Understanding how the voice works and learning how to craft the sound so that it truly represents who you are.

What You Want to Say:

  • Working through limiting beliefs about how you think you sound, or how others perceive you.
  • Discovering how to share your thoughts and ideas with others with confidence and clarity.

Common Topics:

Confident self-expression means different things to different people.  Some common topics are listed below.  We would focus on the topics and questions that are most important to you.

Vocal Technique
Resonance, volume, projection, stamina, control, consistency

Presence
Posture, breathing, grounding, owning the space

Communication
Articulation, non-verbal cues, listening, cultural differences, healthy dialogue

Speech
Enunciation, pronunciation, accents, intonation, pacing, timing

Leadership
Intention, authority, influence, intuition, boundaries

Belonging
Perfectionism, vulnerability, authenticity, limiting beliefs, social anxiety, imposter syndrome

Presenting
Gestures, pacing, timing, stage logistics, pre/post-presentation self-care, content writing, recording

Creativity
Singing, improvisation, freeing

Program Structure.

We will work side-by-side to help you develop daily habits and achieve long terms goals through a combination of:

Series of 90-min 1-to-1 coaching sessions.

This is where we do the deep dive with guided conversations, processes and exercises. 

Unlimited phone, email and text support.

The real work happens in between meetings, as you apply these new concepts to your daily life.  We’ll set up a structure of formal and informal checkpoints that works for you, in order to handle any blocks, celebrate any victories, tackle any new situations or concerns, and generally keep you moving forward in your progress.

Customized and adaptable coaching plan.

We’ll target your most important goals and milestones while leaving enough space to weave in any new issues and questions that arise throughout the process.

Private online folder with detailed notes and milestone tracker.

Super convenient Google Drive folder with all your important stuff in it.  I’ll regularly update your notes with key takeaways and new info.

All books, resources, practice materials and exercises.

I’ll source and provide any additional info and materials we need to maximize our work together. 

Trust Your Voice workbook.

This workbook has a few questions to get you thinking about your voice in a new way before we even begin.

Personalized appointment scheduling.

We’ll find a cadence that works well for you.

Private Facebook group.

Join the online community for additional support, connection and guided discussions.

Do I have to sing?

Many people rate singing at the top of their list of fears.  Even above death! Singing is such a powerful tool for building confidence and owning your voice because it’s so scary.  If you can conquer your fear of singing, you can conquer anything.  Well, almost anything.

That said, you absolutely do not have to sing if you do not want to.  If you do decide to give it a try, you’ll find that it’s a really fun and interesting way to quickly break down mental blocks and understand how your voice works.

 

Coaching Programs, Workshops + Events

1-to-1 Coaching Programs

1-to-1 Coaching Programs

Enroll in our 3-month or 6-month 1-to-1 coaching program to build a solid foundation of confidence and Own Your Voice.










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Workshops and Events

Workshops and Events

Our fun and experiential workshops, talks, and networking events are a perfect way to build confidence, develop communication and presentation skills, and foster belonging and community.








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We'll work with you to create a talk, class or workshop to meet the specific needs of your team. 

Let's set up a time to discuss how to help your team step into their voices.







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