A Zest for Learning! Commitment to Improving! Determination to Expand Your Expertise!   We share these values, actions and professional endeavors. You take pride in your work and strive to positively impact your clients and community. This is why I love serving as your coach, facilitator, colleague, and friend. This weekend, I pulled 4 hefty beets and cut stalks of …

Words Make Worlds

My mother wrote in my baby book, “De De” as my first uttered words. For those of you who are parents, hearing your child’s first word is a momentous occasion. By the time we’re adults, 20,000 to 30,000 words fill our vocabulary cadre. “Words make worlds,” writes Krista Tippett in Becoming Wise.  Words heal, hurt, illuminate and affirm. Words describe, …

I Have A Confession

I have a confession to make: I’m watching Andy Griffith re-runs during the stay-at-home orders. I find returning to my childhood entertainment and 30 minutes of simple times, and simple talk – is calming, and reflects the ordinary presently unfolding. Two essential elements guide my work as a speaking coach: The call for self-expression through language, meaning and messages, and; …

Act First. Confidence Follows.

Susie’s name was called. Finally, the opportunity she’d hoped for: to share her story and apply the speaking skills she learned the past two months was here! She performed on stage, under theater lights to an audience of 60 people. The video proved it. She rocked! Even came in second place! Honestly, she implemented everything we practiced: varied vocal inflection, …

When You Are Ready to Nail That Next Speech…I’m Here to Help.

Had you told me 5 years ago, I’d be guiding and improving professional results for civil engineers, an app developer, an orthodontist office manager, personal coaches or non-profit executive directors, I would have looked at you with eyebrows raised and said, “who me?” I love working with these clients. All of them come nervous or overwhelmed, and equally determined to …