I can help you. I’m the Pro Speaker Coach and I’ve taught the Science + Soul of Speaking ™ for 25 years. I work with experienced business leaders, entrepreneurs, experts, authors, speakers and trainers who are the real deal. I help speakers in the fields of leadership, health and wellness, technology, environmental protection, media, education, relationships, sports, entertainment and social justice.
I'm the speaker coach for TEDxSanFrancisco and I've trained speakers for multiple TEDx events. 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). As a speaker, I've delivered more than 300 keynotes in all 50 states and in 25 countries. 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). I received my M.A. in Speech Communication from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at NYU and I taught Communication and Management for California State University, Long Beach. I help leaders ignite a movement and change the world through TEDx talks and signature keynotes.
I take my work seriously but I never take myself too seriously. I’m a smart-ass and I make this weird wheezing sound when I laugh really hard. Just thought you should know. I will dance to just about anything. I have the most dangerous combination at a karaoke bar—no talent and no shame. Speaking of no shame, I appeared on game shows in my 20's to fund part of grad school and a 10-month solo backpacking trip to South America. I LOVE being a mom of a funny, curious, strong, expressive, beautiful daughter. She makes me smile 1,000 times a day.