I've been the "secret weapon" for leaders who give major keynotes on massive stages (TEDx, Web Summit, Wisdom 2.0, Women@Google, NPR, and global corporate and industry conferences) and I can help you.
I’m a Pro Speaker Coach and I’ve taught keynote speakers the Science + Soul of Speaking ™ for over 25 years.
Across my career, I've trained and coached over 80,000 executives and high-performing employees in some of the world's top companies and institutions (LinkedIn, Twitter, Square, Adobe, NetApp, Cisco, Stanford Law School, NFL Players Association, Johns Hopkins University and Panasonic, to name a few). I’ve used my method as Head of Speaker Coaching for TEDxSanFrancisco and I’ve coached speakers for TED and multiple TEDx events. As a speaker, I've delivered more than 300 keynotes in all 50 states and in 25 countries.
I help accomplished professionals ignite movements and seed lasting change with their signature keynotes.
My work has been featured in USA Today and on NPR.
I received my M.A. in Speech Communication from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at NYU
I taught Communication and Management for California State University, Long Beach.
I take my work seriously but I never take myself too seriously.
I will dance to just about anything and don’t test me at a karaoke bar. I have a killer combination: no talent and no shame.
Speaking of no shame, I appeared on game shows in my 20s. It’s how I funded part of my grad school tuition plus a 10-month solo backpacking trip to South America.
These days, my chosen adventure is being a mom to my funny, curious, strong, expressive, beautiful daughter. She makes me smile 1,000 times a day.
All this to say: I’m a smart-ass, I’m irreverent, and I laugh a lot.
So as we work on your speech and build your speech-crafting chops, we will laugh a lot.
Here’s Who I Work With:
I coach speakers leading the way in technology, health and wellness, environmental protection, media, education, leadership, relationships, sports, entertainment and social justice.
The experienced business leaders, entrepreneurs, experts, authors, speakers and trainers I work with are the real deal.
By real deal, I mean professionals already making a significant impact in their fields.
In other words: you’ve got 10+ years of significant accomplishments or you’ve recently founded something that’s so necessary and extraordinary that it’s impact is already being felt.
You know you’re on the cusp of a new level of influence; you’re doing work that creates change and matters in our world; you’re professionally credible and your track record proves it -- and now’s the time for you to step forward and bring your change-making work into a bigger arena. (Literally and metaphorically.)
I don’t work with people who want to be “old school” professional motivational speakers.
I don’t work with people who want to sell from the stage.
I don’t work with people who are using speaking to establish a professional credibility that they haven’t yet earned.
I specifically work with accomplished professionals who are already doing incredible work and now need to speak about it on bigger stages.
If this is who you are and where you want to be, then I invite you to check out the ways we can work together, book a call to figure out if we’re a fit.