Strengthen Your Speaking Skills

Private Coaching is available via Zoom and on-location

Photo: Rebecca Hale

Own Your Story

Regardless of your profession, cultivating your speaking voice and crafting your story deepens your relationship with your work and prepares you to seize opportunities to amplify your personal brand. 

  • Creatives: The stage gives you the platform to become your own editor--to share your backstory and to reveal what drives you.

  • Executives/Trade Professionals: Speaking enables you to further humanize your work, to demonstrate a vision, and to start a compelling conversation.

  • Scientists/Engineers: Talks are an opportunity to add context to your work, to share it with non-academic audiences and to further develop your voice.

  • Adventurers: The stage lets you weave together multiple expeditions and share the reasons why you go, inviting the audience into your adventure.

Photo: Jame Barentz

Coaching Activities

Depending on your goals, your coaching may include the following activities:

  • Defining your target audience

  • Honing your key message

  • Structuring your outline

  • Drafting your narrative

  • Providing guidance on image sourcing and production

  • Sharing tools and best practices

  • Customizing your show for specific audiences and events

  • Strengthening your delivery

  • Marketing consultation


  • Private coaching is conducted over Zoom, in-person, or a combination of both. (Speaker's choice)

  • Inquire about travel options.​


Popular Presentation Formats


Award Ceremonies
Book Tours
Media Interviews


Panel Discussions
Board Presentations


Speaker Series
Conference Keynotes
TED Talks


"Our stories will outlive us. Let's make them good."
- Neil Gaiman



(Kevin Fedarko and Pete McBride onstage at Grosvenor Auditorium) Becky Hale, (Cory Richards and Mike Libecki onstage at Benaroya Hall) Jame Barentz


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